334 Tasting Notes
Day #5 of tea!
I reviewed this already, but I’m going to do it again, just to be consistent, haha. This is one of the few teas I’ve really got to watch the steep time with, as I have had some bad experiences with pu’erh in that regard before. I steep this for 5-ish minutes, add a splash of milk and mmmm, it’s the perfect treat on a snowy Saturday afternoon. I’ve still got some in my stash, but I may have to pick more up before the winter collection goes away, as it’s one of the few chocolate-based teas I like.
Day #4 of tea!
Finally, a black tea, haha. This one is a classic DT offering I think, and a solid flavoured chai. It isn’t my favourite, and I don’t go gaga over it when it shows up in the fall collection, but I do enjoy a mug of it every now and again . Clearly, since I saved some of my stash to add to the advent calendar.
Day #3 of tea!
Another one I haven’t had in a while. It’s funny, because I think I only put 4 or 5 greens in my advent, and I’ve already had 2 of them, haha. This one is kind of similar to Movie Night, but I think I like this one a shade better. It’s probably the nuts. This is one I think I would repurchase, so when my stash gets alittle lower, this is definitely in contention.
Day #2 of tea!
I have had this one exactly once before today, haha. I picked this one because of the strawberry, though there’s quite a lot going on with the taste. Possibly due to the kombucha, which I’m not a huge fan of. I do like the berry taste, but it got weird as it cooled, so if I were to get this one again, I have to remember to keep it hot.
Day #1 of the 2015 advent calendar! I made my own, so my reviews will be different than the official ones from DT, haha.
I haven’t had this one in a long time, which is why I included it. And the popcorn taste is definitely there! It’s a bit sweet, but I do like flavoured greens, so that is just fine with me. The tea is a bit heavy, so I’d like it if there was more actual tea than other things, but as a one-off sample purchase, I’m okay with it.
I was suprised at how much I liked this tea, considering I am still not a huge coffee person (there’s only a couple of ways I can drink it, both involve lots of milk, LOL). I liked the taste better than the smell on this one, and I may actually purchase some so that I can drink it when I’m craving coffee but can’t actually get coffee.
A decent cup! This tastes like a cross between a pu’erh and a black, which is a flavour profile I think I like. I also got a citrus/orange taste that reminded me a little of Berry Good (also a pu’reh), though I like Berry Good much better (probably due to the strawberry influence). This isn’t something I’d likely pick up again (too many teas as it is, and pu’erhs are really hit or miss for me), but I enjoyed this while I had it.
I’m wary of a lot of pu-erh teas, because I have a tendency to oversteep them, and they’re much too bold even for my liking. As a result, I watched this one like a hawk, and took the tea bag out after 6-7 minutes. Again, I added milk, hoping to combat the general earthy base that pu-erh is known for and one I’m not a huge fan of. I was really surprised by how much I liked this. It was chocolatey, yes, but not sickly sweet like a lot of other chocolate teas can be. True, it does taste slightly watered down from a true hot chocolate, but this is a brilliant adaptation of that taste into a tea.
I will admit – I don’t think I’ve ever eaten French toast in my life, LOL. As a result, I have no idea if this is comparable to the food. I had this for breakfast this morning (black teas are my fave!), and I added some milk, thinking it might bring out the sweetness a little more than if I just drank it straight. And mmmm, this was delicious. Warm and comforting, sweet and spicy… Thumbs up on this one, for sure.