585 Tasting Notes
Oh, yum! I really worried that the cinnamon would overpower everything else in this blend, because tulsi is a mild flavor, and my experience with chai rooibos thus far has been less than stellar. I’ve also had the plain tulsi, the sweet rose, and I think the lemon ginger tulsi blends from this company, and didn’t truly love any of them. The plain tulsi was medicinal-tasting and boring, the rose kind was sickly sweet, and the lemon ginger was a little bland.
But this works really well. It’s earthy and spicy and smooth. You can sense just from sipping how full of good things it is. It’s rare that you find a medicinal blend that legitimately tastes good, especially if it’s bagged, but this one manages it.
10/10, would recommend.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves, Earth, Ginger, Rooibos, Spices, Tulsi
This… This was the best black tea, bagged or otherwise, that I’ve ever had. Oh my lanta. Drank it with a splash of skim. It tasted… it tasted like brownies. I don’t know how else to describe it. Chocolatey and earthy and rich and creamy and comforting.
It. Was. So. Good.
I need to buy some ASAP.
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Earth
Tried this one over the weekend. I think the water temp was too high, because it tasted cooked to me. But the peach flavoring tasted genuine and refreshing to me, and the bloom was orange and delicate and gorgeous. Blooming teas are such a delight for all the senses. This was my first white, non-jasmine flavored one, and I loved it. If the water were just a titch bit cooler, I’m sure the white tea base would have tasted more on-point.
Flavors: Peach, Sweet
Wuuuuh, it’s FREEZING outside! Parts of my state are actually already getting snow! Fall and spring don’t last nearly long enough anymore.
Having a cup of this to warm myself up and also to ward off any wind-sickness I might get from wearing an inadequately warm jacket and having the tops of my feet exposed. I love ginger; it’s such a magical herb. This particular tea is rather unexciting though, so once it’s sipped down I’ll be in the market for a better ginger base blend.
Flavors: Ginger, Spicy
This tea is amazing. Huge chunks of strawberry and big tea leaves. The earthy quality of the pu erh works really really well with the sweet tartness of the strawberry. I get a lot of vanilla bean too. Just yummy. Beautiful and healthy way to start the day.
Flavors: Earth, Strawberry, Sweet, Vanilla
I really liked this one. Mooched it off a coworker yesterday. There are real chunks of strawberry in it and it smells like candy once it’s steeped. The liquor is a gorgeous bright pink color. We used a very cool water temp (appropriate, because it’s a white tea base) and it came out very mild and sweet.
Note-wise, it’s not very complex. Basically I get vanilla, strawberry, and a bite of tartness from the hibby. About what you’d expect. Good nonetheless! Felt like dessert, without being laden with calories and regret.
Flavors: Candy, Cream, Strawberry, Sweet, Tart, Vanilla
Slept badly last night and woke up a bit sick this morning… Had to call into work late. Fun times. Dug this out of my cabinet to settle my stomach. I threw a CS Honey & Ginseng Green teabag in it for a little caffeine and flavor variety. The pairing was okay. Nice and mild and healthy-tasting. Both teas are very old, so the flavor wasn’t super strong, which is fine with me because plain mint tea can be overwhelmingly strong sometimes. The honey notes in the green tea came out nicely, and I felt better after I finished the cup.
Flavors: Earth, Honey, Perfume, Sweet