3245 Tasting Notes
Thank you Arby for the share. I have actually been carrying your teas around with me since our swap and I keep planning to steep tea at work but just haven’t gotten comfortable using the shared kitchen facilities. This is a fairly bland black tea, malty and smooth and a touch astringent, but I was surprised by the background notes of creamy vanilla. It is nothing earth shattering but better than expected. I have had worse vanilla teas and I have had better vanilla teas, this one is middle of the pack which still makes for a pleasant sip and an exciting new try.
This is one of the few DAVIDsTEAs that seem to get rave reviews lately so I had high hopes. However, sipping on it now, I just don’t think its for me. I am not sure why because I can definitely see how this is inspired by Lemon Pound Cake but I think that the fact that this smells like Della Terra’s Lemon Chiffon, I expected a sweeter and more creamy tea. This has a much stronger lemongrass quality to it than I anticipated and I am just not loving it.
So this is awesome. Like DAVIDsTEA Cranberry Pear but more…like take that tea and add baked goods and brandy (the drink…not the singer). However, I will say that due to the addition of other components and the use of the rooibos base, the cranberry pear deliciousness is more subdued here than it was in the DAVIDs blend so I keep looking for more.
Well this could have been terrible all things considered but came out quite great. I prepped this as a smoothie only to realize too late that I didn’t have all the ingredients so I made it as a latte instead. Then after steeping it I realized the kettle was only heated to 175 degrees as opposed to 200/boiling. But it is still minty, creamy and sweet so good job, Candy Cane Crush.
There was some sort of Blood Orange fruit tea in the TTB but the company name had been rubbed away. I think it was something like Zen Tea or Zen Life Tea but it seems unclear. It is an appley tasting fruit tea with a slight tartness. If you use your imagination it could be loosely representative of blood orange but mostly its a generic fruit tea. Nothing bad but nothing special either.