2785 Tasting Notes
Thank you to VariaTEA for the sample!
I coldbrewed it this morning (1 tsp leaf, 500 mL cold water, 10 minutes) and really enjoyed it. I can confirm that that “America’s Birthday Cake” (American version) and “Birthday Cake” (Canadian version) taste exactly the same. The only difference is that the US version has star shaped sprinkles of red/white/blue while the Canadian version has normal rod-shaped sprinkles in a rainbow of colours.
Mmm I love the cakey, custard, birthday cake icing, and caramel flavours in this. Just so good.
Flavors: Cake, Caramel, Custard, Pancake Syrup, Rooibos, Sugarcane, Sweet, Vanilla
Thank you to VariaTEA for the share!
Good green rooibos base with rose petals, green fruity flavours (honey dew, green melon). It is very fragrant, a decent iced drink this evening when it’s too hot to exist above ground.
Flavors: Green Melons, Honeydew, Melon, Rooibos, Rose
I can’t remember who sent me this, but it is labelled as “Angry Pumpkin” – Angry Tea Room.
I only used 1 tsp in a coldbrew, so I still have 5 tsp left. It is good though, I am not in a hurry to get rid of it.
Strong black base, slightly bitter. Strong flavours of cardamom, clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, light on the ginger (chai spices). Lightly nutty. Overall, it is a good chai that makes me think of autumn or winter. I didn’t enjoy the base, but maybe 1 hour was too long a steep. I forgot I had it brewing until I went into the kitchen to find snacks (I ate some macadamia nuts…good pairing!) It isn’t something I would buy, but I did enjoy getting to taste it.
Flavors: Bitter, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Nutmeg, Nutty, Tannic
Thank you to VariaTEA for sending me a sample of this! I’m buying my own pouch in the FUNdraiser sale, but I’m happy to try it out now.
Malty base (it tastes like Assam and Chinese Jin Jun Mei. I don’t actually know what the base is, but it tastes like a mix of smooth blacks). EDIT: Looked it up and the base is Assam and Fujian black-possible Jin Jun Mei. Damn, I’m good.
There is some raw cocoa/dark chocolate here, minerals, tannin. I think the creaminess could have come through a little bitter because I got vanilla but not really whipped cream like that you might expect in an eclair or cream puff. Even if the milk chocolate/cream intensity wasn’t there, it made an excellent morning cup. I recommend this tea to fellow chocolate fans.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate, Mineral, Tannin
Thank you VariaTEA for the sample! I’ve been wanting ot try this one and now I wish there was some way I could place an order.
Coldbrew. This was so tasty iced. i’m sure it is great hot, but the fruity flavour and hot weather make me prefer it cold. 1 tsp leaf, 500 mL water, 1 hour (resteeped using same parameters).
The creaminess really makes me love this blend. Like key lime pie! Lots of citrus (lime), whipped cream, green rooibos, lightly sweet but very flavourful and natural tasting.
Flavors: Citrus, Cream, Creamy, Lime, Smooth