This is delicious. I always forget that I have it, since it was one of the first samples Courtney sent me. It’s sweet but light and it’s caffeine-free and since I’m not feeling great, I wanted to stick to no caffeine this evening. This is perfect.
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“I don’t even know what mulberries taste like outside of tea nut this is so good. Maybe this deserves a tin?” Read full tasting note
Soothing and smoothing
People have been buzzing about mulberry leaves for all sorts of reasons lately, but we just can’t stop talking about how good they taste. Combined with macadamia nuts, they make for a tea that is sweet, complex, and slightly earthy. Do they really have tons of other benefits, as the health freaks claim? We’re too happy to care. Caffeine-free. (MK Kosher)
Ingredients: Mulberry leaf, organic macadamia nuts, natural flavouring*.
Company description not available.
Mulberryinternational house of tea
Apricot MulberryBayswater Tea Co.
Basil's BrewEmilie Autumn's Asylum Emporium
Organic PeppermintTraditional Medicinals
Organic Lavender ChamomileButiki Teas
Peppermint (sampler pack) by Celestial Seasonings, IncCelestial Seasonings
Cinnamon HibiscusKroger Private Selection
Making this for the drive to school. Always a lovely cuppa.
But the spring collection is online now! If I didn’t have a biology lab this morning I’d be at David’s picking up all the new teas and a purple elephant mug! But I shall be there this afternoon. I’m so excited for the new teas. Especially Coconut Oolong. And some purple elephants to match my blue birds.
I didn’t have time to log this tea the first couple of times I had it, but when I first tried it I had no expectations. That is possibly why I enjoyed it so much? Sometimes I find it almost impossible for a tea to live up to some of the rave reviews.
This is another herbal (no caffeine) love for me that I can drink at any time.
I know nothing about mulberries, other than having tried a different Davids tea a while ago that contained some of the dried mulberries and eating one out of that pack. I made a cup of this tea for my Dad and step-mom, when they visited, and they said they enjoyed it. I drank it plain, and they both drank it with a touch of honey.
For some reason, this tea reminds me of Davids cookie dough tea, but I’m not sure why -they don’t have a single ingredient in common. They both have smooth light nutty tastes, and I was pleasantly surprised that this one doesn’t have the tartness that frequently accompanies berry teas.
This tea is a definite repurchase for me.
Thanks Pureleaf for this sample.
Dry smell: This tea smells wonderful. It has a slight hint of an orange oolong smell. The most dominant smell is that of cherry and chocolate. It smells EXACTLY like the cherry hershey kisses they sell around christmas. It’s a very sweet very deep smell.
Wet smell: This still has the deep cherry chocolate hershey kisses smell
Taste: This tea is really sweet. It has a creamy taste but it’s not the chocolate flavor that I smelled. I can taste a fruitiness that reminds me of how some liquors smell. It is very syrupy. Overall a pretty good tea but it is a little too sweet and fruity for me
This is an odd beastie of a team isn’t it?! The leaves are very dark green, and brewed almost purple-ish. The liquor itself is also an odd greenish purple too. I may have over-steeped this one a bit…I got sidetracked, but I think it is ok. I think I may have caught it at that upper time limit. Still a bit too hot to taste, but what I can taste briefly is so hard to explain. I may have to come back in and edit this with a more precise description of the taste.
EDIT: Ok, so taste…it’s still really hard to peg. Herbally or vegetal. A shorter steep might bring more nuttiness to the foreground.
Jury is out whether I will get more. I am looking at it from a medicinal tea position, and it isn’t bad…it might be good iced with warmer weather, or blended with something else (though what, I’m not sure…it was not terribly amazing with toasted walnut, but not horrible either).
I wasn’t interested in this tea.
Like not even a little.
Mulberry Magic? There is nothing about that name that thrills me.
But it was the tea of the day today with Carrot Cake (which I was hoping was in the little shot glass I was handed) so I tried it.
YUMMY YUM! I couldn’t quite identify the taste, but when the girl behind the counter at the David’s in Polo Park said, “Cake batter,” that was 100 percent correct. I had baked a cake less than 24 hours prior — a fluffy from-scratch yellow cake to make my daughter’s 2-year birthday cake — and that was totally the taste I was getting.
I was there to buy Forever Nuts and Pumpkin Chai and accidentally also walked out with 50g of Mulberry Magic.
Now it’s on my terms. Steeped a touch heavy (a little over 1/2 Tbsp for my 12oz mug), but since I enjoyed it so much in the store, I will be drinking it naked.
I want to stick my finger in the steeper and lick that flavour off. It smells like it should be thick, dripping and contain raw eggs. (Those are all good characteristics.) The tea, too, smells like it will be shocking to drink a liquid instead of a batter.
Ooh, it tastes way different at home. It’s a little hotter and a little heavier. And it tastes like booze! As a pregnant lady, I really appreciate that. It tastes like some fancy after-dinner drink in a fancy restaurant where you’d be all, “Wow, this is delicious. I think I’ll make this at home for guests,” but you never do. THIS I would serve to guests.
I can see craving this around Christmas. And I can see making this Christmas morning to open presents.
Listening to: work. And the INCOMPARABLE Mike Tompkins: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtBeobpTcmk
I bought this ages ago, like a year ago, and I remember not liking it too much. It brews up this weird green color and at the time I thought it just tasted weird and herbal. Tonight, I like it a bit more, and probably will not have a hard time finishing the bag. I added a few pieces of rock sugar and brewed it for 3 minutes. The result was a sweet, nutty, and slightly herb-y blend. Not great, but definitely better than last year. Ah, how tastes change!
Apparently I never reviewed this tea when hot, even though I’ve had it plenty. Every time I smell the dry leaves, it smells like Bailey’s to me. It never quite tastes like that though.
I cold brewed this one, and it seemed to bring out the flavors better, and seemed closer to the smell. Another one that I probably prefer cold.