2900 Tasting Notes
(this review is for the mesh sachet form, I don’t know if they offer it in teabags or other forms as well)
1 sachet coldbrewed for 3 minutes in 550 mL cold water. It is a green tea, and you can taste the base. I really find the delicious melon and berry flavours pair with the base in a way that makes the tea perfect for a coldbrew. If you’ve ever had those green skittles that come in the berry package (melon berry), this is what that tastes like. Not sweet or artificial, but very fruity and summery.
Flavors: Berry, Blackberry, Fruity, Green, Melon, Strawberry
In the three times I have brewed this, this is somehow the first time I actually went ahead and took tasting notes.
I really don’t enjoy this blend. I find it is bitter and bold, but those can be overcome by adding sweetener or milk is needed. This tea is sour. Even with milk added it isn’t very palatable. I’ve done a coldbrew. I’ve tried it straight, and now I’ve tried it as a latte. This tea just isn’t in any way good. As for tasting notes, I did pick out orange/citrus, burnt wood, and a whole lot of tannin (typical strong breakfast black). No cocoa or malt I’m afraid.
Flavors: Bitter, Citrus, Dark Wood, Orange Zest, Sour, Tannic, Tannin
Every time I drink this, I expect a peppermint flavoured tea. This is unflavoured, but is still tasty. I made mine with unsweetened soy milk for some bonus creaminess. It mellowed out the cup nicely (I’m not usually a fan of morning/breakfast blends).
The maltiness comes through, giving it a thick mouthfeel. It has undertones of wood and cocoa.
Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Thick
Thank you to VariaTea for sharing a sample of this one. :)
2 tsp leaf, 500 mL boiling water. I added 1 tsp agave syrup + a touch of milk but found it needed quite a while to steep strong enough to come through the milk. The base tastes like an Assam and Chinese black blend. I can taste the fennel, cardamom, cinnamon, and clove. I would have liked more maple syrup flavour, but this is still very tasty. Our family recipe for pumpkin pie uses nutmeg/clove/allspice/cinnamon/mace, with the predominant flavour being clove and nutmeg. I don’t think this tastes like pumpkin pie/pumpkin spice without the nutmeg. It does make a great chai latte for an early morning, though.
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Clove, Fennel, Malt, Tannic
Thank you to Love Some Tea for the free sample!
3g (half a sampler pouch), 450 mL cold water, 5 minutes
The dry leaf has beautiful, whole leaves. It smells fruity, but not exactly like apple like I expected.
The coldbrew was quite tasty, but not distinctly apple flavoured. I can taste cranberry, red fruits, peach, and mango. The base is nice, but it is quite present. The base is actually the main flavour. Quite green, but with a note of stone fruits.
Flavors: Apricot, Cranberry, Fruity, Green, Mango, Peach, Stonefruits, Vegetal
This blend of maple flavoured black + malty assam + mellow green tea is just so delicious. I tried it with soy milk this morning and the smooth malty base + maple + milk was devine. Try this one if you want a subtler British-style black tea. It makes a great breakfast tea or afternoon tea.
Flavors: Malt, Maple, Maple Syrup, Milk, Smooth, Sweet, Tannic
Thank you to Love some Tea for the free sample.
I used the whole pouch (4-5g?) in 450 mL hot (not boiling) water, ~3 minutes
I made this one hot, and I really enjoyed it. The green base has bitter tendencies, but holds up in short steeps. What I really like about this one is the coconut flavour they use. It is extremely natural tasting and very creamy. It reminds me a lot of those coconut milk flavoured bin-bin rice crackers. It is the sort of creamy coconut you expect from coconut greek yoghurt. The sweetness and creaminess is similar to rice pudding. Absolutely delicious! The coconut, despite its creaminess, goes very well with the base they chose, it is a good pairing.
Flavors: Coconut, Creamy, Green, Milk, Rice Pudding, Sweet, Thick, Tropical
Thank you to Teavivre for the free sample of this.
3g leaf to 450mL hot water (not boiling), ~3 minutes until the tender needles/small leaves uncurled.
Dry leaf is sweet, green, notes of edamame (cooked soybeans) and snap peas
Brewed, the liquor is less sweet than expected. It is vegetal, but delicate. Cooked spinach, green peas, pear, seaweed. This is a very good quality green tea and would make a fantastic cup for someone who likes green tea/vegetal. I am not as fond of vegetal notes, so I probably wouldn’t have this again (except finishing up the rest of my sampler pouch).
Flavors: Green, Pear, Peas, Seaweed, Soybean, Spinach, Vegetal
Very astringent. I would describe the flavour as a typical matcha with strawberry flavouring, but it is extremely tangy in the after taste with bitterness that hits you hard. The green tea base is typical of matchas in that it resembles algae, vegetal, very green. Exactly what is expected from a matcha. I don’t like bitter, I don’t like astringent, and I don’t like tangy matchas, I can’t recommend this one. Maybe it would work well in a smoothie, milkshake, or latte.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Fruity, Green, Sage, Strawberry, Sweet, Tangy, Vegetal