165 Tasting Notes
I LOVE winter and am always so excited to see what the winter collection has to offer. Nothing is more enjoyable than being snowed-in and sitting in front of the TV watching Christmas movies with a blanket, a cup of tea, a fire and a pet or two. I picked up a few grams of this yesterday and brought it home to try. I’ve never had baklava so I can’t really comment on whether or not this tea tastes like it but I can say that overall, it was quite a pleasant cup of tea. I’m not usually a fan of the nutty teas but this tea has a balance between sweetness, nuttiness a bit of fruitiness that works well together. I would definitely recommend this tea. I can’t say I liked it enough to want to stock up but I will have no problem finishing off the small amount I bought.
I had a to-go cup of this the other day and have to say I’m rather disappointed. The smell of the dry blend is very sweet and almost has caramel notes to it (probably from the golden raisins). The first few sips of the tea were quite pleasant and really similar to the smell. But after a few minutes, it became quite bitter and sour. I think if I were to try this again, I would definitely steep it for a lot less time- maybe as little as 2 minutes. I really didn’t taste much apple in the tea either. I would say that this tea promises a lot but delivers very little.
Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Sour
I’ve been on a bit of a straight black tea kick recently and have really been enjoying them as a nice change from all the flavoured teas. On my most recent trip I walked in and asked for “a black tea similar to Kenyan Tinderet” and the sales woman pulled this one off the top shelf. She described it as having a sweeter taste than the Kenyan Tinderet and being a less earthy tea. I knew I had to try it and am glad I did. The sweetness is almost like a honey or maple syrup in the background of the tea. I had agave in mine but in all honestly I probably didn’t need it. I really enjoyed this but I will admit that Kenyan Tinderet is still my favourite straight black in the store! Even if you are not a fan of the straight teas due to bad experiences in the past, I think that a sip of this and of Kenyan Tinderet will change your mind and recommend giving both a try!
Flavors: Honey, Maple, Sweet, Tannin
I tried this tea the other day and am just getting around to reviewing it now. The pear makes the tea very succulent and hydrating while the ginger adds a bit of spice. The cinnamon also adds a lot of spice. I did however find the cinnamon to be a bit too overpowering for my taste but the tea was still enjoyable. I also really like that this tea was released for October. I wouldn’t have thought of a pear tea for the fall (I would have thought cranberry-orange, fall spices, apple and pumpkin) but I think with the cinnamon it really works and is a nice change from the usual “fall-flavours”.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger, Pear
Yay first tasting note! I was super excited when an employee told me about this tea being released when I visited a couple of weeks ago…and I’m even more excited that I actually can have this one as there is no dairy in it! With Fall now officially here- even though it has been chilly for several weeks- I’m really getting into the Fall flavours and wanted to give this tea a try. This tea smells very sweet and almost has a hint of maple (maybe from the molasses). When steeped, the sweetness comes through even more. I am also a huge fan of the spices used in this one. I really enjoy the combination of the sweet and spicy as I think that really plays on the fall flavours. I would recommend this to anyone who likes carrot cake and pumpkin chai as it tastes like a combination between the two. I drank mine with soy milk and agave which made it very creamy and added sweetness but I think it would be good as is or as a latte as well.
Flavors: Carrot, Maple, Pumpkin, Spices, Spicy, Sweet
I tried this the other day after it was recommended by the two staff members who were working. The dry blend smells very earthy, nutty and smooth. I had mine with a bit of agave and soy milk and it was delicious. This tea was earthy and nutty but there was also a touch of sweetness. I would have this again and recommend giving this a try!
Flavors: Earth, Nutty, Sweet, Tannin
I tried a sample of this the other day while at David’s. This tea is very strong/bold with it’s licorice flavour but in the background there is a spicy note as well. I am not a huge fan of licorice so for me, this one was just ok but if you are a fan of it, I would recommend giving this tea a try.
Flavors: Licorice, Spicy
I was in the mood for a smooth black tea today and that was just what this tea delivered. Although I have had Earl Grey and Cream of Earl Grey in the past, I wanted to try something a little different today. This tea is basically straight black tea which means that it is a little less sweet than the other ones I previously mentioned. This tea is very well rounded and full-bodied which gave it a robust and distinctive flavour profile. I really enjoyed it as a nice alternative and will be having this one again in the future. I had mine warm with soy milk and agave. This would be delicious as a latte as well!
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I got a sample of this when I stopped by in-between classes today. I’ve been looking forward to trying this one and will say that it was very good. I really liked the combination of the fruity notes from the mango with the refreshing and hydrating notes coming from the valerian and peppermint. I also love how the vanilla comes through and makes the tea very smooth and unifies the two different flavour profiles together. I would recommend this and think that it would be nice iced as well.
Flavors: Mango, Peppermint, Vanilla