37 Tasting Notes
I had to try this, just for the Amon Tobin reference. Never had guayusa before, though.
The color of the tea steeped amused me. It’s a murky green, and it’s the first time I’ve noticed that color when brewing tea. Pleasant taste, though. I tasted the vanilla first, followed by the lavendar and spearmint. The flavors are balanced in terms of prominance, though. For each sip, the order of herbs I tasted could change pretty easily. I like that in a tea.
It does pack a punch, though. But a relaxing punch, even if that’s contradictory; a refreshing energy boost.
Very smooth blend. No bitterness whatsoever.
I’ve been looking for an Earl Grey or one of its kin to have around in my cupboard, so this was a nice sample to have. It’s a sweeter variation of Earl Grey, and the vanilla smooths the edge off the bergamot a bit. So it’s kind of a dessert-like Earl Grey.
It’s been a while since I had a cup of Dorian Grey that’s in my cupboard, so I’ll probably brew one up later to compare. Both are milder versions of Earl Grey if I remember correctly, but I couldn’t say which one is more to my taste. Regardless, I do like this!
This is from TeaTiff, I believe. It smells super… pretty, for lack of a better word. Hah. Elegantly floral and citrusy. The taste is just as delicate which is nice, since I usually don’t go for floral teas.
The smell and taste of it combined make for a really nice treat. Which really just enhances the tea even more. For me, I’m having a Goldilocks moment, and drinking this tea is becoming a rather nice experience.
This tea is fantastic.
A pastdue review of the last of the three teas from December 2013’s Amoda tea box, oop.
Smells super cozy brewed. Also has a kind of tingly/fizzy mouthfeel that reminds me a bit of champagne. Also can taste the apple pretty easily, since my sample had a load of apple chips in it. I can smell the spices but can’t quite taste them.
It’s an interesting blend for me, especially considering the its mouthfeel brewed when it is – in fact – a tea.
I like Harry Potter myself, but I had nooo idea what to expect with this tea. I’ve tasted so many variations of butterbeer’s flavor. My favorites seem to incorporate butterscotch flavoring somehow.
Definitely like a buttery root beer. Kind of in between a more modern sweet root beer and the stronger, almost medicinal ye olde stuff. No butterscotch that I can taste, but it’s still a nice take on the beverage.
I have trouble detecting any apple, but the coconut is definitely there. It’s a coconuty black tea, as the description suggests. The name is a bonus for those of us who are Whovians.
BECAUSE I like Doctor Who, I wanted to like this tea more. But alas, it wasn’t meant to be. It’s just a little too weak and gets bitter a bit easily. I’m still happy to try it for fangirlish reasons, though.
Day 5 of the 12 Days of Christmas exchange, from momo!
DAVIDsTEA’s fruity teas are pretty tasty. And this is another white tea, so that’s a plus (though mulberries seem to compose most of the blend). Definitely no lack of flavor here, and once again reminds me of a pastry or something I’d buy at a bakery to eat. I’m able to notice the coconut a bit, but mulberry is definitely the prominent taste.
Day 4 of the 12 Days of Christmas exchange, from moraiwe!
Quite the blueberry tea. The smell reminded me of a muffin or scone. Very pleasant/mild, so I agree that this would be a good tea to have in the evening or before bedtime.
I’m happy to taste a white tea blend where the flavor comes through. I’ve been wanting to try more white teas, but they’ve all been a little too much on the weak side, for me.