237 Tasting Notes
I cold brewed this one and added a bit of sweetener, and the flavour I got was epic: like maynard’s wine gums candies with a hint of jasmine. It sounds like an odd combination, but I absolutely loved it and found it quite refreshing. The slight astringency also added to it, giving me the same mouth sensation as dry white wine.
When I ordered this, I wasn’t really thinking about the summer heat and when I opened the bag, I was super bummed because the chocolate chips had melted and I was pretty much left with lumps of leaf glued around globs of chocolate. Boo.
Taste wise, this is much smoother than I expected. I almost wish the mint was bolder. It’s a very soft tea and although it is quite enjoyable, I can’t quite see myself craving it.
This is just. It’s. I mean. It’s….It’s just SO overwhelmingly GOOD. It’s GREAT. It’s possibly the best flavoured black tea I have tried ever. Definitely the most cakey. The espresso notes are not over-the-top, but just perfect, and combined with the bready quality of the tea, create the perfect cake reference. The strawberry is also perfect, not too much, not too little, just enough to compliment that beautiful black base that pulls it all together. It has a nice roasty flavour, and all the flavours unfold, like a story where the characters all intertwine at different points. Very bold but not overbearing.
I used to live by an italian coffee distributor and when they roasted the coffee beans, I could smell it from inside the house. Such a beautiful scent, sweet and toasty. This tea embodies that scent so well. Maybe that’s why I love it so much :)
I’ve been waiting to try this for quite some time and I was shocked at how much I enjoyed it. I’m usually not a fan of fruit and chocolate together in anything really, but maybe the marshmallow made this a win. I LOVE marshmallows. I remember seeing a lot of tasting notes that said that the marshmallow did not really come through, but I thought it was so obvious. As it cools down, the beautiful marshmallow loveliness tones down and disappears though. The orange notes are much more zesty than juicy and what is more of a dark chocolate taste when the tea is hot tones down as it cools down and seems to melt in with the marshmallow notes to create a yummy milk chocolate flavour. This is most definitely a re-stock.
Omg people I have so many backlogs, it’s crazy! My hectic routine is catching up to me and I pass out go to bed at like 7pm. Pretty pathetic.
This rocked my world today. I love that the banana flavour does not taste like chemicals or candy. It is just nice. The nuttiness is wonderful. I could’ve had this all day. Yum.
So there is a viral video going around Facebook, that shows a woman plucking the feathers off a dead bird and supposedly eating it raw ON THE MONTREAL METRO.
Now this all sounds much more shocking than it is. In the video, she does seem to be plucking the feathers of what Im assuming is a duck (she probably bought it in china town). People online are saying it is a dead pigeon, but I mean, come on…Really Everyone is saying she is eating it, but I think she is probably just pulling off some feathers with her teeth. People say that this is shocking.
What I think is shocking is that nobody tries to stop her, or tell her not to do that, or ask her if she is ok or anything. Then people say ‘Well she was scary’. I doubt a 25 year old, tiny asian woman, wearing very little clothes and heels could do anything to, well anyone, really.
I think it is sad that hundreds, if not thousands of people will watch this video and comment about how gross she is and say terrible things, and in the end, this woman who is clearly not all there probably just needs some sort of medical attention…So that s my opinion on the thing that everyone here is talking about today.
So anyway, I am actually drinking tea while I reflect on this and I LOVE this. The combination of spicy and cinnamon is awesome. I added a bit of sugar and I am drinking cinnamon hearts. Im not really gettting chocolate out of this, but it doesnt bother me.
I forgot I left this in the fridge to brew, and thought it was another tea altogether, and I just couldn’t believe that an apple pie tea could taste so completely off. Then I realized it was this one and thought “Ah, well that explains it” and proceeded to feeling a bit dumb.
It probably did not stay in it’s little mason jar long enough, but the peach flavour is already intense, in a fuzzy peach candy kind of way. I couldn’t taste the base and I get no mango at all. I’ve had other herbal blends that taste exactly like this one, and I would probably not restock on this one as opposed to the herbals, since I can give the latter to my baby :P
Another sample from mj, and also, another cold brew. Is so hawt here, we are all sticky even with the AC on high. Ugh.
So the plum flavour in this is actually quite spot on, but it’s not present throughout. Some sips are plum and some are not. The tea base is nice, but nothing to write home about. There is a bit of a tart note in there as well, which is nice, because when you eat a plum, the skin is sour and the flesh is sweet and delicate. I wouldn’t say it is WOW, but it is ok, just an interesting tea to try a couple times, but not a restock imo.