558 Tasting Notes
3 bags, 8oz hot 12oz icewater.
I’m down to my last serving of this tea :’( I think this calls for a short road trip this week up to World Market or Whole Foods. Does anyone have any recommendations for teas that can be found at either of those two stores? I want to find a good hot green tea (any type of flavor loose or bagged) and another herbal/fruit tea.
Last week I ordered a medley of sample sized herbal fruit teas from Upton Tea Imports. I loved all the fruit tisanes I’ve had iced over the summer, and am looking for a more affordable option than Teavana. This is the first tisane of seven I am trying.
I used 7tsp of tea to 42oz of water. Brewed it as 7tsp/16oz and added the rest cold to the tea. It’s pretty light in color, a light pink, and smells of strawberry. I think I will need to cut the water down to 21 ounces to make a better flavored tea. I wish I had more of this to experiment with, but alas, I do not. I won’t rate it as I am the one who butchered it.
Made a gallon of this iced using the hot brew method:1TBSP to 16oz hot water and then chilled it overnight. I’ve been trying to “use up” this tea, as it was the first I bought, and I’ve found much better teas I enjoy and still have 4oz to work thorugh.This makes a smoother iced tea than I remember. I love the sweet bergamot flavor from the “creme”. I will have to try this with a plain Earl to see how it compares.
This tea smells lovely. It brews up to a nice amber honey color. Lighter than I excpected, but since I’ve never had a darjeeling before, I wasn’t sure much what to expect. The taste is creamy orange sherbert with a nice underlying tea base. The darjeeling really blends well with this flavor. Another winner from Frank @ 52teas. I may have to try a second steep of this iced. I’m so glad Jillian was able to send me a sample!
This made a perfect iced tea for today. I’ve never had it by itself before, and it is really good. I sweetened 2 quarts with 2 tablespoons of rock sugar and it is perfection. I thought this tea would be more pink than it turned out, but it is more a yellow tea color. I’m so glad I remembered to pick some of this up last time I went to the mall. It is really refreshing on this 85F day!
Whoa does this smell spicy! I used a lot of leaf for my first cup of this:1TBSP. I taste a light chocolate and a heavy spice. I don’t get much cheesecake flavor but maybe some cream or sugar would help bring this out. This is different from the chai with chocolate in that it is a stronger ,more ginger flavored chai with less of a chocolate creaminess to it. I like it, I may have to have chai with chocolate after it to compare more