411 Tasting Notes
I appreciated the fact that the cinnamon wasn’t overpowering (for some reason I expected that since it was meant for apple cider? Hmm…). Not sure if I can detect coriander, but baking spices are there. Overall it’s alright. I will have to see what spice blend is my favorite from the sampler pack ;)
One of the spice blends from the sampler pack. I steeped about 1.5-2.0 tsp in 10oz of 200F water for 5 min. Result is a mild taste of baking spices and vanilla/anise (not cloyingly sweet or anything though). I’m curious on how it would handle 10min- I don’t think it would be overbearing or anything though. Would consider blending this with early grey cream rooibos. Mmmm.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Freebee for the month of March!
Chocolate teas aren’t usually my thing, but figured I’d give this a go. Luckily, the chocolate is quite light as is the sweetness of this tea (I’m used to DAVIDS chocolate teas that are packed full of sugar). I like the very mild spice to this tea- that adds an interesting concept. Overall I’m glad to try it but there are other honeybush or rooibos blends I like better from iHOT.
Decided to mock up Steeped tea’s lemon ginger tea-tox (lemongrass, rose petals and ginger pieces). Steeped Tea is selling this blend at $9/50g (or $15/100g which translates to $7.50/50g). iHOT mocked up the blend and charged me $4.50/50g.
I’ve missed having a lemongrass blend. Love this light floral blend with a hint of ginger. I did a ratio of 2 parts lemongrass to 1 part rose petals and light on the ginger. Really nice.
Flavors: Floral, Ginger
The last sample I got from Tetley. When I read that there was hibiscus in here I was really skeptical, but the peppermint and spearmint overwhelms the cup and that’s all I taste. Nice. The write up on this tea says there is a floral finish and I can kind of see that as well. Mostly mint taste though, which is a good standard.
Another sample (which actually led me to buying a container)
This is actually what I wanted out of Turmeric glow from DAVIDs. Nice warmth and kick from the ginger, turmeric and other spices followed by a herbaceous blend. I wouldnt steep more than 4min lest it be crazy spicy. A good blend.
Flavors: Ginger, Spicy
Re-review of this tea.
The more I drank this tea the more I disliked it. Maybe I was oversteeping but I found it to be a bit too sweet, plus any tumeric taste was hidden. Glad I used it up, won’t be a re-purchase.
(On a side note, I can’t believe I’m at 16 teas and decreasing! It’s keeping my cupboard fresh and underwhelming while still having choice. This is the season to reduce my cupboard before all of the spring teas come lol)
Received two tea bags as a sample. I’ve been looking at different bagged teas that are easy to bring to work and wanted to try some out so I contacted tetley and they gave me some samples :).
This tea is alright, kinda standard. Main taste is cinnamon followed by licorice root. Would drink it, dunno if I would buy it.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Licorice