14 Tasting Notes
Make an iced preparation. I like they peachy flavor but there’s some sort of aftertaste that lingers. There isn’t any artificial sweetener in it which I would normally blame for that taste. Not sure of the source. Maybe I brewed the tea too strong? Followed the recommendation to brew a single serve packet of this tea.
I do love me some nutty teas. Deep brown color, aroma of almonds, like baked goods and amaretto. Oily sheen to the tea surface, maybe from the coconut?
Really odd name for this tea – I imagine something totally different in flavor profile containing mountain berries and crisp snowy notes.
Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar – Day 14
Flavors: Almond, Cardamom, Coconut, Rooibos
This tea didn’t have much punch for me. I prefer the masala style chai with complex layered flavors and the rich aroma. I think having the base of rooibos it needs something more to make it stand out.
Brewed with 12oz water and added some hot milk and a bit of honey.
Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar Day 11
Flavors: Cinnamon, Rooibos
Second time brewing this tea from my Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar. This time I brewed a stronger tea and added hot milk (almost 1/4C) and 1 t honey, and it’s MUCH better. The aroma and taste are much richer this time, and with the milk it’s a much more enjoyable cuppa. I would drink this as an option between a plain black tea and a full chai.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove
Brewed for 4 minutes in 8 oz water and added warmed milk and a bit of honey and thinking it would bring out the flavors, but it was like a cup of faintly scented warm milk.
While brewing I smelled ginger and cinnamon, but couldn’t taste the ginger at all and the cinnamon was faint. I didn’t want to brew it too strong or end up with a bitter cup so stuck to 4 minutes, but used enough tea that it should have been on the stronger side. The color of the tea was certainly dark, but no real flavor. This was a disappointment as I don’t have a go-to chai and really want to find a staple for my cupboard.
Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar
Flavors: Cinnamon, Ginger
The Jasmine scent is really nice and adds to the drinking experience – reminded me what really good green tea is like! I think I used too much tea though for my cup. Brewed for 3 minutes but might also cut that back a bit next time as there is a very slight bitterness. Added a little honey and that balanced it out for me.
The last few times I’ve had plain green tea it was a Bigelow tea bag – not really much green tea taste at all. This also made me realize that the 5+ year old tin of jasmine tea is not worth drinking anymore! Time to do a cupboard clean out.
Tried as part of the Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar – Day 4
Tea is a surprising gold when brewed – guess that’s from the little gold star sprinkles in the tea. Reminds me a bit of a sugar cookie. I added some milk and a tiny bit of honey and it’s more drinkable now, but I won’t be buying this one. I’ll have another cup from the advent calendar then let this one go.
Brewed for 4 minutes as I didn’t want it to be too strong, tried it, then put the tea back in for 2 more minutes.
Tried as part of the Davids Tea 24 Days of Tea Advent calendar – Day 5
Flavors: Sweet, Vanilla
This is one of the teas I’m keeping in my desk at work for fall/winter. I like that it’s sweet. It’s a good go-to for when I want a snack in the afternoon and am trying to resist all the meeting leftovers that pop up. I brew this longer, about 10 minutes, since it’s herbal and I want the flavors to be strong. There is a LOT of cinnamon in this tea so sometimes I cough (the particles get through my metal filter) but it’s worth it!
This tea is definitely an acquired taste. I can imagine a lot of tea drinkers refusing to take a sip based on the smell alone and would be completely gross out by it, but I really enjoy it.
Flavors: Apple, Carrot, Cinnamon, Cream