4781 Tasting Notes
This is another sample from Dexter3657 and it is great! I was worried because I could not find brewing instructions anywhere so I just used 1.5 tsp and steeped it in boiling water for 4 min. Mostly because I was making another tea at the same time using those conditions.
Anyways, the cup turned out great! Not as chocolaty as I would have thought it would be but you get the malt for sure. This is definitely one I will be drinking again. Thanks Dexter3657!!
I got this tea in the summertime because it smelled amazing! It smelled exactly like fuzzy peaches. Unfortunately, as a hot tea it was far too sweet but as an iced tea it was not sweet enough. Despite trying multiple times to brew this tea in a way that it would be enjoyable, I never quite got it to be what I wanted. It had such potential though.
Yet another sample from Dexter3657 and so far they have all been a hit. Many people recommended I try this tea, especially after I raved about DAVIDsTEA’s Lime Gelato, and I definitely understand why. The two smell almost identical to me and taste very similar. However, what I like about this is it is a rooibos which means no caffeine and it can be enjoyed anytime of day. Something tells me this sample won’t last long and I will be placing a Della Terra order in the near future!!
Another sample from Dexter3657; I am trying to work through as many as possible before my order arrives tomorrow. Also I am just so excited that I want to try them all tonight!!
Anyways, this is my second tart tea of the day and I actually was not anticipating the tartness so it took my by surprise. Upon the first sip I find this similar to Queen of Tarts by DAVIDs as the hibiscus really shines through but what is interesting about this tea is how once you get past the tart hibiscus there is a complex flavor that is both spiced and sweet. I am definitely getting the cinnamon as well as the fruits (which I at first thought I was tasting apple but now realize it is a more complex flavor profile than that).
Ultimately, I am really enjoying this cup that has something for everyone – tart, spice, and sweet all blend together quite well. Thank you Dexter3657!
ETA: Unfortunately in my freezing apartment if one does not drink the tea within 20 minutes of it being brewed the tea becomes ice cold. On the plus side, this has now taught me that I really enjoy Kanpe cold.
Dexter3657 sent me a sample of this and something tells me I will be finishing that very soon! I love this tea. I couldn’t decide which tea I wanted to make because there was so many to choose between but one sniff of this and I just had to make it! It smells like carrot cake with deliciously creamy cream cheese icing both dry and when brewed. I could sniff this all night but that would mean I don’t get to drink it which would be a shame because it is delicious! One of the best rooibos teas I have tried in a long time. I honestly can’t thank you enough Dexter3657!!! I hope you are enjoying my package as much as I have enjoyed yours so far :)
Thanks Dexter3657 for this sample!!
This is an interesting tea for sure. It actually does smell like peanut butter to me. When I tried it for the first time I tasted some peanut butter but it almost tasted burnt to me. However, upon my next few tries I realized it wasn’t burnt and I began to taste the chocolate notes a bit more. All in all, I think this is a good cup of tea and I am glad I have enough of it to enjoy another cup (maybe then I will be able to fully wrap my head around it).
ETA: I resteeped this one and whatever I did not like in my very first sip seemed to intensify during the second steeping. I ended up throwing the cup down the drain.
I bought this tea my first trip to David’s mostly because I accidentally dumped the sample they put out to smell all over their counter. However, I am actually quite glad I did buy this (not so glad about the mess I caused)because I enjoy having this tea around. It is so tart which makes it drastically different from all my other teas which are more sweet and/or spiced. Next I want to try this iced because I think it would be great cold. Plus, gotta love the rich pink color!
I am having this one again since I boiled the water before I figured out what tea I intended on having and this was right by the kettle, staring at me, begging to be brewed. Last time I made this I fell in love with it and though this time it tastes a little different (probably because last time it was made in a teapot and this time in a timolino) I still really like it. This cup, the lavender is more pronounced both in smell and taste but I don’t mind that at all. I am glad to see that upon second tasting I am still a fan and my first reaction wasn’t just excitement over a new tea.