New Tasting Notes
I got this as a sample from the Republic of Tea. This is a pretty nice tea, reminds me of the holidays, as I’m sure it’s meant to. The vanilla is pretty clear and the cardamom is mostly what I tasted as ‘warm’ (in the sense, not the temperature). I probably wouldn’t buy this but I wouldn’t complain about drinking it again.
Made with milk and sugar.
Flavors: Cardamon, Vanilla
Flavors: Fruity, Spices, Sweet
Flavors: Citrus, Spices
I got a pot-sized bag of this tea in the mail with a tea cozy someone made for me so I made it even though I wasn’t very excited about it. It’s very bitter and needed a lot of milk to make it drinkable but was otherwise not very outstanding in any manner.
Great Taste Award winner of 2014, this heavy roasted oolong has been slowly fired over wood charcoal for 2-3 days, in order to give it distinct warming caramel and toasted notes, making it a perfect fire side beverage.
Flavors: Caramel, Toasted
Flavors: Citrus, Honey, Spices
This tastes just like DT’s Birthday cake, except they’ve added white chocolate chips. I can’t taste anything resembling white chocolate, but it is still a good blend. I don’t normally drink teas with dairy in it, but since I received this sample in a tea exchange and didn’t buy it myself, I figured I might as well use it up. Considering I can’t taste the white chocolate, it seem to me an unnecessary ingredient.
As for the flavour, it resembles caramel, cake frosting, and vanilla. It definitely is very palatable by itself, but it also does well as a latte. I have one more cup’s worth of leaf left (~1 tsp) and will probably drink it tonight to accomplish today’s sipdown goal.
This blend is safe for those who dislike rooibos. The honeybush is pleasant and not woody.
Flavors: Brown Sugar, Caramel, Frosting, Sweet
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet
O Teas got the aroma of Santa’s Helper bang on! It smells like a spiced Xmas Yankee candle! Smells. So. Good. Unfortunately, the flavour isn’t as glorious, tasting much like a standard malty black tea with a spoon of cinnamon dolloped in. It doesn’t taste bad, in fact it may even taste good, but it’s not particularly complex, nor does it match fabulous the aroma.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Malt, Spices
i have maybe one more cup of this. I brewed this one up as we had a fatbike adventure to go on this afternoon and i haven’t been riding in forever. I wanted something warm and declicious waiting for me when we got back from riding. It was a fantastic time – though my legs are feeling it. However i did get a number of personal bests out on the track and it was good to be outside. I very nearly didn’t go, but i’m glad i worked up some motivation and went.
Flavors: Caramel, Spicy
This carries the aroma of a good strong and classic chai. As with most chai blends the taste is a little bitter, so it’s best taken with sugar or honey and a little milk, to create a lovely warming malty tea. Dandylion Tea suggests this to be a dessert blend, to be paired with anything sweet.
Flavors: Malt, Spices
Flavors: Cinnamon, Earth, Fruity, Red Wine, Spicy
Flavors: Citrus, Fruity, Ginger, Musty, Orange, Spicy