618 Tasting Notes
I overindulged at breakfast and now feel the need to have a cup of something refreshing and light. I love the mist of matcha around the teabag and the light green color of the cup once it’s brewed. This is a very gentle, lightly grassy green tea. For me, there isn’t a lot that is special about this cup. It is soothing, vegetal and delicate. I definitely needed such a cup this afternoon.
I was expecting this tea to be far stronger for some odd reason, but it’s surprisingly light and a bit boring, if I’m honest. This seems to be a rather benign black tea with a hint of citrus. I wish that there could be a little bit more flavor, but it’s nice and drinkable. I think this one could be rather nice iced as well.
I was really expecting not to like this tea very much.. reading that this is a lemony green tea just seems more appropriate for the summer. It is cold and windy here today which makes me want to snuggle up with something else. Sipping this tea, it is so light and fruity. The lemon comes across as more of a sweet lemon drop instead of the punchy tart fruit I was expecting. It’s simply lovely with the green tea base that partners with the fruitiness so well. What I really like is that the green tea is there, but not overpowering and truly is the perfect match for the other flavors. I’m sure that this would be a delicious treat to have in the summer… very reminiscent of a candied lemonade.
Hmm.. I was in the mood for an herbal blend and this one seems like it would do the job.. mint and bergamot. It’s an interesting combination because those two flavors seem to be so strong and overpowering on their own if not blended right. Sipping… I taste mostly the mint and maybe something that resembles citrus on the tail end of the sip. Strangely, it reminds me of those fruity and minty gums. I suppose I’d prefer to have one or the other instead, but I’ll finish the cup.
This one is interesting…I don’t think I’ve tried a tea like this before. It’s softly sweet and floral at the same time. The green tea is the perfect base for this blend as it doesn’t get in the way of everything else. I really can’t put my finger on the flavors only that it tastes like flowers, fruit, a bit of mild spice like those in a pastry or cake and some very faint vanilla. I would drink this because of how unique and strange it is.. but I don’t know if I would repurchase.
I think that the name of this tea is a bit misleading. When I think of pumpkin pie, I think of a custardy pumpkin inside with a buttery crust. It seems that there aren’t too many pie flavors, but more of the spices that are added to the dessert instead. The strongest flavor here is cinnamon. I wish that more of a creamy pumpkin flavor could come through. The finish is nice and sweet, but of course, I want more. Where is the pumpkin? Where is the crust? This cup is nicely fall-themed and does make one think of fall spices, but I think there are tastier caffeine-free pumpkin pie tea out there.
This is an interesting tea.. there isn’t anything that really sticks out and makes it super tasty, but I still keep drinking it despite its lack of true flavor. I was expecting a stronger chocolate, cherry or even black tea base flavor, but I don’t get a whole lot of anything. There are faint notes of chocolate and a little bit of something that wants to be cherry, but is slightly medicinal and reminiscent of hibiscus. Overall, drinkable and rather comforting in the strangest way. Would I repurchase? Likely not.. but I’ll finish this cup.
This one is just okay for me. I suppose I have a high standard for what I like in my rooibos blends.. especially with something as simple as a vanilla rooibos tea. I’m glad that the rooibos isn’t medicinal or too strange tasting. The vanilla seems to be in the background, but isn’t anything special. I would have loved for this blend to have been more rich, creamy even.. but it just seems to be a rather basic vanilla rooibos. It’s drinkable, certainly.. but isn’t something I’d go out of my way to buy again. I wish there were more depth and flavor.
This is the cup of tea that is keeping me company while I attempt to do homework. I feel a little distracted so hopefully I can focus after drinking this cup! I was surprised by the recommended short steep time for this tea. It does end up with a rather reddish-brown color after two minutes. I’m actually pretty surprised by the flavor. It could be that I don’t really remember this tea being that impressive when I tried it a long time ago. It’s smooth with a nice, subtle chocolate and vanilla flavor. I do wish that I could taste more of the chocolate and vanilla, but it’s so well-balanced that I don’t miss them too much. A very light, smooth and sweet cup of tea.