46 Tasting Notes
it’s been a long time since I’ve logged, but here we go!
In contrast to other tea notes about this cherry white tea, I found it to be very light in taste. I was hoping for more cherry taste. It’s barely there, and fades quick. Smells nice. But the tea isn’t even red so how much cherry can there be?
Disappointing tea note from me for this Cherry Charity tea (sip for the cure) but I recommend trying the Sip For The Cure Pomegranate Vanilla Red Tea.
Smells like cinnamon and black tea.
MMM…I have not had loose leaf black tea in a long time…2 years I think. This is hittin the spot! This is one of the first loose leaf teas I ever bought, and I hated it the first time I tried it. It has sat in my cupboard until tonight. I decided to give this tea another chance since I have learned more about how steeping effects the taste. And I’m looking for something warm and spicey to get rid of this Canadian cold chill I have.
Now I would call this a good black tea. But keep in mind that I’m staying away from black tea and have not tried any other black loose leaf teas (except Blueberry Bush by Teaopia). It goes down smooth, it’s not bitter. I don’t taste the apple, or cinnamon, or vanilla…so those flavours must be quite mild. When you look at the tea in package, it’s mostly black, with a few tiny pieces of extra things. So it’s not surprising that the flavour is mainly black tea. But I suppose you could add more of what you like while steeping (vanilla, cinnamon, etc). Speaking of steeping, I recommend doing this one in the Teaopia Tea Master or similar…inginui…something or other that you folks have in the states. First time, as I was new to loose leaf, I used the little mesh ball in my mug. I think that was part of the problem. Plus I probably oversteeped (especially for the amount of water in a mug) and probably was having bitter tea, not realizing that it was my fault for not making it well.
Time to end this so….yeah, it’s black tea.
Be careful with steeping this one – not too hot of water, and fast steep (45 seconds or so).
Smell is a good mix of coconut and vanilla. It’s relatively strong smelling from the tin. The taste is white tea and coconut. With all of these tasting notes I’ve done, I’m noticing a trend with The Republic of Tea: not much vanilla taste to be had in their teas that have vanilla (so far from the ones I’ve tried). The vanilla smell is pretty but for some reason I can’t taste it. Since vanilla is listed in the title before coconut, I would have thought that vanilla would be the main flavour. It’s not a bad tea though, just a “like”, not a “love”.
Okay, so I really like rooibos tea, which means that I like this one too.
The smell is sweet like candy, and the taste is rooibos and pomegranate. The flavour of the pomegranate is light. It smells more than it tastes, if that makes sense. I could taste the pomegranate more as my tea cooled off than when it was hot. I can’t smell or taste the vanilla at all so I would say that you will only notice the vanilla if you have a really good sense of smell and taste, or are very experienced with tasting flavours in teas.
Just sipping my sample here…
You can smell mostly cinnamon but you can tell the vanilla is there too. The cinnamon smell reminded me of the cinnamon hearts that you eat around Valentine’s Day.
As for taste, it’s true that rooibos flavour is the main taste but I’m in love with rooibos right now so I’m okay with it. The cinnamon is strong enough to taste it too, and I find the cinnamon taste lingers in my mouth for a few seconds. Vanilla isn’t there so much – I can’t notice it in the taste – only the smell.
If I place another order with ROT, I will include this in my purchase. I just purchased some tea from them so we’ll have to see if I order again while this holiday tea is still in stock.
I always thought this tea tasted earthy and “ground-like” but not strong, and it is smooth. So I find this tolerable for it’s health benefits (blood cleansing), and that’s why I drink it. Not for taste.
I also love the story of how this company makes their teas. They are also environmentally friendly.