1192 Tasting Notes
My cats smashed my mug full of this tea (and knocked over several others, making the world’s hugest mess) so I’ve had to make a second mug of it. I’m drinking it at room temperature, and it’s a nice, authentic green banana flavor with a pleasant oolong background. This tea is just so fresh-tasting and lovely. And I’ve officially finished my last advent calendar tea from 2020! Feels good to be caught up finally.
Hmmm I drank some of the green version of this tea today, and I have to say that one is a lot more accurate to the name. I didn’t include any marshmallows in the cup, but I don’t think that would have made a difference. It tastes kind of deep and roasted, maybe approaching caramel or brown sugar? It tastes good, but not at all like the name. In my second cup, I get a fair amount of smokiness. Thanks to amandastory516 for sharing!
I got this from a cute shop in Durango, CO. It was fun talking with the owner about tea. I was a little hesitant to try a turmeric tea, but I hadn’t had one in a while, so I figured I’d just go with it! Unfortunately, it’s a little savory for me. I really taste the turmeric, and that’s not a flavor I enjoy in tea. It belongs in my dinner instead! Otherwise, there are some chai spices, and it all tastes a little better with almond milk. Really not my thing though.
Ha I’m always complaining about this particular pumpkin flavoring. I ordered all of these teas in the same shipment because I usually love pumpkin, but now I know better and won’t order pumpkin from CG again. So this should be the last of my complaints! Again, the pumpkin is too fruity for me. However, I enjoy the flavorings it’s paired with in this tea more than usual. Maybe since this time it’s going for cupcake instead of chai, I don’t find the flavor contrast to be as off-putting. With milk, it’s sweet and fruity and fine.
I don’t usually choose apple teas, but this one smelled so good I just had to get it! The flavor is a little thinner than I’d prefer. I definitely get spicy cinnamon and a good amount of apple. Maybe there’s some ginger in there as well. I don’t get any pastry element to it. I think it tastes better cooled to room temperature. It gains some body somehow that way. I’m enjoying this, but I do feel like it needs a little something extra to tie it all together.
Wow, this tea smells amazing. Warm, the flavor was decent, but I could tell it would be better cold, so I refrigerated it. Now it’s quite candy-like with a lovely, creamy vanilla. It’s all pretty fake and slightly thin, but I still enjoy it. It’s a heavy blend, so you don’t get a lot for your money, meaning I probably won’t buy it again, but it was fun! Sadly, one batch of it was wasted when I took it to work in my tumbler and the metal made the flavor really weird.
This one is much better than the similar-sounding Sharon’s blend. The orange is clear and tasty. The spices are bold and complement the orange well. It’s a well-rounded tea! It didn’t need milk, but I added some the second time I had it, and that really helped it be a quality chai. This is one of the best takes on this flavor profile I’ve had in a while! I actually ordered a second sample packet.
This smells and tastes a little like alcohol, which I guess may have been the goal. Still, some low quality herbals I tried from Teavivre had that same flavor incidentally, and I disliked those. Due to that similarity, this whole thing ends up tasting pretty not great for me. I think I’ll still be able to finish the bag. Below the alcohol flavor is a mild fruity flavor. I feel like I taste melon most of all, but that can’t be right. It’s drinkable cold, but not really my thing.