52 Tasting Notes
I adore how this tea smells – the tangy strawberry comes across beautifully with each sniff – but I’m a little ambivalent on the flavor.
The black tea base is solid and the strawberry flavors come up nicely at the end of each sip. There’s a wee bit of tart around the edges of each mouthful, but nothing overwhelming.
My god, this smells divine – like thickly layered peaches and cream. Surprisingly enough, the creamy peach mouthfeel actually comes across really well, even without added dairy or sweetener.
It’s a super mellow, gently fruity and a delightfully well-executed example of peach as a flavor.
Found a sample while clearing out the cabinet, so I had to give it a try. The pouch insisted I was supposed to put the whole thing in the infuser…2 tsp seemed a bit much, so I compensated by dropping the steep time drastically.
It was…underwhelming, again. Smelled fruity, but it didn’t really come through (even with a longer 1.5 min second steep) and just tasted like a lacklustre green. I’m willing to assume that the issue might’ve been with my steeps, so I’ll hold off on rating this one officially.
I won’t be buying it again, though.
I think this tea may be cursed. I spilled the first cup on my dog, the second was dumped in my keyboard (and fried my mouse as collateral damage) and the third was just…underwhelming.
As someone who’s a huge fan of Earl Grey I came into this with high hopes, but it really didn’t deliver; the cream notes tasted flat and the EG was underwhelming, especially compared to Adagio’s Earl Grey Moonlight or even Paromi’s Earl Grey.
It didn’t suck to finish the cup, but I definitely didn’t re-steep and I’m glad I only have the small sample to get through. So yeah, not a favorite.
Picked this one up in a teabox with minimal labeling – a little googling was enough to create a product page, but it’s still sorely lacking in details.
It’s…spicy, in a potpourri kind of way. A bit of apple, bit of cinnamon – smells a little mulled but nothing remarkable. I’ll have no issues drinking the other cup’s worth of sample, but I doubt I’d try to buy it again (even if I could find it).
Picked this one up in a teabox. Minimal labeling, so I ran under the assumption that it was a pure black tea, but when steeped some of the leaves look suspiciously oolong. The scent is delightful – a rich, sweet grape that smells slightly artificial without being overbearing.
The aroma doesn’t quite carry over into the flavor – I can pick up on hints of grape, but nowhere as sweetly intense as the scent. It mellows out a bit as it cools and overall is a very mild, pleasant tea.
Stole a tsp of this before shipping it on to a friend who ordered it – I consider it a middle-man fee – and had to give it a try.
It’s an interesting tea. It steeps up an almost oolong-gold and has a mellow flavor that sits somewhere between an un-roasted oolong and a mild black tea…it’s relaxing, in a way, and the low caffeine content means it’s something I can sip on for a while without worrying about getting jittery.