3229 Tasting Notes
I’m torn – my original package of this tea was truly awful (I believe I still have it for some reason), but now I have the reblend, and I am SO MUCH more pleased with the flavour. Which rating do I use?! I gave the original a 17, but I would rate this reblend about an 80.
A world of difference; the reblend tastes the way I expected the original would taste. Chocolatey, creamy, a hint of smoke… perfect. Just needs the graham cracker! I made the same mistake with this genmaicza as with the mango one, so need to try it at a proper strength, but I imagine it will only be tastier (it was actually pretty tasty even underleafed).
ETA: Adjusted the rating for this tea to reflect the current iteration of this tea.
No reviews for this?? Really? Anyways, tried this a couple days ago and thought it was okay, though weak. Only today did it occur to me that I believe I severely underleafed, using only a slightly heaped tsp in a 10-ish ounce mug, when I would normally use about 2 tsp. Not sure what I was thinking, but I’m excited to try it properly soon!
Regardless, I was able to taste the mango and some lovely custardy/coconutty flavours, which I can only imagine will be better with a bit more leaf!
The other reblend I sampled today!
Both in aroma and flavour, this tea strongly reminded me of DavidsTea’s Cardamom French Toast. Not that that would be surprising, of course. The primary difference is that this tea is not pre-sweetened – although that’s not to say there isn’t a bit of sweetness to it (presumably the maple syrup). It really was quite tasty – the cardamom is a strong flavour, but isn’t overpowering, the base is solid, and I noticed some custardy elements as well (it clearly wasn’t just a black tea with cardamom). I’m not sure I noticed the coconut in particular, although it was definitely visible in the dry leaf.
Anyhow, I think this is a pretty good alternative to the DT version (although sadly, neither is readily available), and although I didn’t mind the pre-sweetening they did, it’s nice to have the option of leaving it out.
Juuuuust got my teas from the Christmas reblends (I had them sent to a friend in NY), and am excited to try everything! This was second on the list (first, I will get to reviewing in a few minutes).
This tea turns out to be quite a sweet, pleasant honeybush. I can’t distinctly pick out the maple flavouring, but there is certainly a lovely sweetness to the tea, along with notes of cinnamon and of course, a light but juicy ripe pear flavour. No scratchy throat from the honeybush, so I’m overall fairly pleased. It reminds me a bit of Strawberry Pie Honeybush.
I was wondering why I hadn’t written a note for this tea yet, and then it occurred to me – I didn’t want to write and rave about it for fear of it being bought out before I got more. Hahahahaha. So yes, I really enjoy this tea. Creamy strawberry/coconut/pastry flavours… it’s really quite good. I got my large pouch of it, and it’s long sold out by now, so… sorry everyone who didn’t get to try it.
This note is for the new 52teas version of the tea, which unfortunately I do not care for as much as the original. I’m not sure if the black base isn’t doing it for me or what… though I also seem to be migrating away from most flavoured teas nowadays, so maybe I’ve developed an aversion to certain flavourings. Hard to say.