72 Tasting Notes
Colour me astounded – I like a minty tea! This recurring seasonal tea has never been in my roster because I generally don’t like mint in tea. Or anything with mint, really. I like me my one candy cane at Christmas time, and my toothpaste. That’s about it.
I finally got around to trying this tea today because of all the wonderful Steepsterites that say ‘I hate mint but I heart this tea!’ So, thank you, each and every one!
Smell of dry leaf – candy canes
Smell of liquor – candy canes
Taste – candy canes
YET – not too sweet (no candy cane sugar residue on the teeth!), not overpoweringly mingty, and this wonderful richness / creaminess that’s hard to describe but oh so enjoyable. A wonderful compliment to Christmas music and never ending term papers on this rainy, rainy day.
And PS – I left the loose leaf in my teapot, so it has been steeping as I’ve been sipping away, and absolutely no bitterness a good 15 minutes later!!
Went to DT today to refill my David’s Organic Breakfast, and walked away with 5 new teas. Oops!
First impressions for Chocolate Rocket – It smells like a banana nutella crepe! The liquor is really dark and has the same aroma.
Taste – It’s actually really enjoyable. At first I taste choco-raspberry-banana (where is that coming from?), and then it mellows out to what I assume is maté. I agree with Uniquity , the flavor of the chickory came out more as the temperature decreased.
Loveability – I don’t know if I will refill on this one once it’s gone, but I’ll enjoy it while it’s around.
I take my kukicha with a drop of honey.
I am currently having a pre-dinner tea while swathed in a Christmas throw, cuddled with my cat on the couch. This tea makes me feel cleansed and healthy, which is great when people are getting sick left and right, and fresh veggies have all but disappeared.
A very nice tea, but I must say that I love kukicha no matter the source. While I’m fearful that DAVIDsTEA will no longer carry it, I can always get it at my health food store if necessary… But seriously, David, keep this one around!
An odd thing happened to me the other day. My girlfriend (after numerous obvious hints) came home with a tin of Alpine Punch for my drinking pleasure. I rip the tin from her hands, pop the top, and breathe in the wonderful scent of… blue Mr. freeze? No, wait, that can’t be right. Let’s sniff it again – still blue Mr. Freeze! And then, I made a tea a bit later in the day, and it tasted like (you guessed it) blue Mr. Freeze! I felt like I was in elementary school again.
I find it odd how something that smelled and tasted 100% like Amaretto almond goodness now tastes and smells like those delectable iced treats. And yet, in both cases, still an awesomely delicious tea! Maybe one day I’ll open the tea and it’ll smell like rooibos, apple, cinnamon and ginger? Nah, I know, that’s completely far-fetched…
Oh goodness gracious, I love the smell of this tea. And watching the flowers swirl as it steeps is super relaxing. And the taste – mmm…
Each time I have this, I expect it to not live up to my own expectations. Yet, it always exceeds them. Each and every time. What a surprisingly awesome tea! I’m upping my rating for it (original rating = 80).
Tried some of this today to get last night out of my system and to help get my head into study mode.
I’m frankly shocked that I didn’t hate this tea, because the smell was not that appealing to me. Nor was the first sip. Or five. But the longer I let this tea cool, the better it was – room temp was the best. Still, I don’t particularily like the taste, and it’s not something that I find easy to drink when my stomach is already unsettled. I’m going to have to pass on this one.
Drinking this (hot) during my lunch break. Yes, it’s gotten to the point where I’m on Steepster at work. * Hangs head in shame *
Another of the DT teas that has a way better description than actual taste. I like the smell (even though its candy peach rather than real peach). I don’t notice the yogurt in this tea. Well, I don’t notice it flavour-wise, but I definitely notice the tiny white floating bits it leaves behind. Unattractive.
I find this tea slightly better with milk (damn whoever finished that off!), but I’ll probably just keep the rest until next summer for iced teas. Glad I didn’t buy much of this one!
I am in a desperate fit of procrastination (hence me being on Steepster instead of working on my term paper). At least logging makes my procastination a bit less… useless. Right?
On to the tea (second steep).
First impressions – The loose leaf smells like cranberries, oranges and all things Christmas. Well, minus the turkey. It is a beautiful tea full of color and texture. I would decorate my room in this tea.
Flavor – MMMMMmmmmmm. Love it. While there are plenty of fruits in this tea mix, the fruity aromas are balanced by a strong and slightly bitter green tea. If I really try, I can pick out the orange, cranberry and raisins, but I’d much rather enjoy the wonderful blend that it presents.
Loveability – All of my newly converted to tea friends didn’t understand how Elf Help is part of the winter collection. “But, Kay’s been drinking it all year!”
Please, everyone, buy some so that DT has reason to bring it back every year. Pretty please?