13 Tasting Notes
I really wanted to like this. It smelled so good in the pouch, had so many ingredients that I love…
Turns out, put together, they just become a busy mess. What flavor there is is quite confused; the closest I can compare it to is a badly done german gingerbread-dipped-in-german-chocolate cookie, but one that is old enough that most of the flavor has faded.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Dark Chocolate, Raisins
I actually don’t like lavender too much as a scent, though I do like it as a flavor. I was worried about that this time, since opening the packet unleashed a massive slap in the face of scent. Once brewed, though, it mellowed out to a lovely floral earl grey with a bit more natural sweetness than most.
The smell of the vanilla is definitely there when dry but once it’s brewed most of that is gone. I didn’t get the bergamont at all. It’s a smooth, non-offensive drink but it doesn’t really have enough of anything setting it apart to make it worth a repeat purchase.
A nice assam, noticeable tannins that are just this side of too strong. It has the soft floral/honey on top of the usual toasty black tea flavors and is extra good with cream to balance the ‘dry’ factor.
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Tannin
A really solid breakfast blend. I take it with cream and sugar and it’s got a nice malty smoothness with a sort of floral undertone that doesn’t detract at all from it having that nice strong black tea ‘kick’ I want in a breakfast tea.
Flavors: Floral, Malt
Just too subtle for my tastes. I expected something heartier based on the descriptions and the teas included but despite pushing to the very edge of recommended steeping time, there just isn’t a lot of oomph here. If you like soft teas it might appeal to you but just not kicky enough for me.