32 Tasting Notes
Made a pot of tea for the office with the last of this from my stash. It brewed up very cloudy in the pot, so I thought something might be wrong with it, but now I suspect it’s from the non-tea ingredients (chocolate etc)
Considering it’s a ‘pumpkin spice’ type of tea, it’s better than many others I’ve had (for some reason people find it very hard to nail this flavour)
It brewed for a bit longer than I normally like, but there is no bitterness the longer it sits.
Describing this tea as Autumnal and warming would be my best choices. It is exactly that. Now I just need a snowier day than this mid-November wet season to fully enjoy this with some knitwear and a window seat.
Flavors: Chocolate, Clove, Pepper, Pumpkin Spice
Got this in a Tea Sparrow subscription box.
Holy crap. I don’t even like blueberries!! This tea is amazing. No artificial taste, very round blueberry flavour. Fantastic with no milk or sweetener.
Flavors: Blueberry, Fruity, Sweet
See, this is why I prefer jasmine green tea to the regular stuff. Or maybe it’s just because there’s lemongrass in this tea that I wasn’t aware of until I logged on to review it.
Firstly, green tea in a bag just isn’t very good. Second, it tastes too much like dirt and leaves a residue at the water level in the cup.
Flavors: Dirt, Earth, Green
Someone randomly left a box of this in the kitchen at work. In a pinch I used it because a) I’m fasting for breakfast and b) I didn’t bring my Jasmine Dragon Pearls from home.
It’s better than the Higgins & Burke bagged green tea that my office stocks. Doesn’t taste as earthy, which I like.
Flavors: Green, Mint, Sweet
Another tea gifted by @EmilyGee. I love it! The dry tea smells lovely and is only a little less aromatic once brewed. I’m very fussy about fruit teas. And I’m a huge fan of raspberry stuff. This one isnt bad. Not overly artificial tasting, pretty decent actually. Man, maybe I’m just not very good at reviewing tea or they’re all starting to blend together for me lol. Overall, I think the vanilla helps to make the raspberry not so tart or even maybe tones down any artificial raspberry taste because this is pretty good!
Flavors: Raspberry, Vanilla
Got this as a sample from EmilyGee, thanks so much Emily!
Oh I DO like this tea! I’m a big fan of peach, so this definitely delivers a peachy taste! I could do without the floaties in my cup, but I’ll deal. It has a slight hard candy taste at the end that I haven’t quite decided if I like or not, but there’s definitely no bitterness or astringency..
EDIT: Ya, that hard candy taste at the end is not to my liking. I think I may pass on making this my ‘go to’ peach tea. The search continues!
Flavors: Candy, Peach
Received this from EmilyGee to try, thanks Emily!
It smells more chocolate/orange dry than it does when brewed. I don’t sense the orange anywhere except maybe a slight hint of citrus right at the end. But it’s ever so faint, I miight even just be willing my tastebuds to notice it.
The chocolate is there, but in a very earthy sense as opposed to the sweet commercial sense. Or it could just be that I’m not familiar with pu-erh tea and the earthiness is from that.
I don’t think it’s orangy enough for my liking, so I doubt I’d buy it in future.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Earth
I was recommended this tea because I like Buddha’s Blend. She probably suggested it because they both have hibiscus. But they do not taste the same. Unfortunately this one tastes like watermelon and I hate watermelon! Oh well, at least I only bought a very small amount. Moving on.