329 Tasting Notes
Advent calendar 4
Soothing Throat Tea – Herbal Tea Blend
Literally translated: Frog in throat (much better)
“Traditionally, we cut cherry branches on this day, put them into water and then into a vase. If they flower on December 24, it means good fortune. Tip: put brnaches briefly in the freezer, because only frozen blossoms bloom.”
We have similar custom here; but it does not bring fortune – but a wedding in family. I bet back then it could be quite funny.
Anyway, the tea – as I have sore throat is perfect. And it is very tasty too! Lime flowers (not fruits) are soothing, ribwort is making mucus and coating the throat. Rose hips make the taste with mallow. Yeah, of course it tastes herbal, but it is pretty nice.
Advent calendar 3
Golden Turmeric Tea – spice tea blend
“Fir branches are inextricably linked to Christmas. I love making Advent wreaths. My creation is not perfect, but hey, it has personality! How about yours?”
We do not have Advent wreath this year. Probably my mother was too busy and didn’t made one.
But back to tea; brews, of course, golden, bit cloudy colour, taste is spicy, but not overwhelming, I notice as well some vanilla notes and cardamon, cinnamon is written as second, but it is really in background. And although it contains licorice, I do not notice it at all.
Easydrinking spice tea.
Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Advent calendar 2
Fireplace – Fruit Spice Tea Blend
“I like the pre-Christmas season. There is a very special atmosphere. Nature hibernates. It is chilly outside. Uncomfortable, yu say? Not at all! Wrap up warm, relax and cuddle up inside” – those sententes in quotes are on the tea bag. And I will share them always with you.
Unfortunately, I can not wrap up warm and relax as I need to finish some tasks. I just kept the bag in. Aroma of hibiscus, apple and cinnamon. In taste quite tart, but as well sweet + some vanilla notes are there.
Pretty good fruit blend.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Vanilla
Advent calendar 1
Cheery Herbal Tea.
“Hello you! I will accompany you in the next 24 days and share my thoughts with you. Have a read, take on board when you like, pass it on or just enjoy the moments.”
So, first tea from only one Advent Calendar I have – and I received from redditgifts.
Strong herbal aroma & floral!
The taste is bit generic though. Yep, herbal, but as they used applemint, so no methol, it is not even refreshing. It’s just herbal. Hopefully next ones will be better ones.
I took this tea, as it is green and hopefully refreshing. Turns out quite buttery, not much grassy, green tea with little blueberry flavour. Blueberry is rather in aroma than in taste, taste is not winning too – it is just common, green tea with little blueberries. But when dry, it was really strong of blueberries. Sad story.
I am rather disappointed by this matcha-series, teas are okay only. The fruit notes are like “let’s call it fruity, but do not add any fruits in”
Flavors: Blueberry, Green, Tea
My “big bags section” brings now some real treat! Oh my, aroma is so amazing – lots of bergamot, little smokiness – that’s exactly how I like my Earl Grey. I can imagine that fresh tea is better, moreover if loose leaf, but well!
This tea is real treat. Bold black tea, mellow bergamot taste. Is there something more to wish for? Hmm, let me think… nope? Just fantastic. Maybe I am somehow bit affected, as this tea is exactly what I was looking for. Just a nice tasting Earl Grey with bold base. I rememeber few good in bergamot, second ones were good in boldness, but this one is both. Over.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrus Zest, Smoked
Second try, as for first I did two teaspoons in my cup (grandpa back then and today) and was too overwhelming. And today I used just one tea spoon and it seems just right.
Aroma of molasses, roasted nuts, bit of other roasted stuff.
Taste quite heavy, baked goodies, roasted nuts as well, bit of tar maybe? Not a awful way though. I notice as well some sweetness, maybe like vanilla a bit? Or maybe some honey-sweetness. As it brews longer and longer, it brings more subtle notes which are in conclusion very good and enjoyable.
Flavors: Autumn Leaf Pile, Honey, Molasses, Roasted nuts, Tar, Vanilla
Somewhere I get this tea. Where? Who knows, but BB date is only month away. And in foil bag.
Brewed, after some time in water, it smells mostly after chamomile, licorice and herbs. In taste it is weak, something like cinnamon tea. Apple is not much there, maybe I just expected way more fresher taste of apple. Overall, tea is quite mouthfilling, not much of watery, good for evenings, maybe too herbal for me.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Herbs, Licorice
Another tea I bought in Prague, but actually it is Pakistani tea brand. If even the tea, I do not know.
They do not suggest any steeping time, so I did 2 and half minute, not boiling (they have there 100°C) water.
Brews quite yellow than green, but tea bag aroma seems fresh, very cloudy brew. Aroma of hay, so does the taste with little refreshing note. It is somehow quite thick, that is probably only interesting thing on this tea.