357 Tasting Notes
The hubby and I went out for sushi last night for our anniversary. It was delicious, but we ate a tad more than we wanted to. You know when you don’t have quite enough pieces to ask to pack home, but just a few more than you would want to eat? Well that was us last night. We hate wasting food, so we just chatted and slowly ate the remainder. My tummy is doing alright this morning, with only a touch of unease. Fingers crossed that this tea will quickly fix me right up. I’m drinking it cold this morning. I don’t as many steeps out of it as my loose tea leaves, but for a bagged tea, it’s pretty darn good.
I’m very surprised how much I’m enjoying this tea. I usually tend toward white, green and/or fruit flavored teas (which this is very much not). I am also not usually the biggest fan of spicy black teas particularly with cinnamon, but this tea just somehow works for me. It’s just so familiar, but I can’t quite put a finger on what it tastes like. My best description is not so much a taste as a feeling: it’s like sitting around the fireplace after shoveling snow on Christmas morning. Cozy, delicious, warmth….mmm…
I’m having this one cold today. It’s quite refreshing, and juicy. I’m enjoying it, but not quite as much as the Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait Tea that I had yesterday. Today is hubby and my wedding anniversary, so I’m looking forward to some delicious sushi and green tea at our favorite Japanese restaurant—-Happy day!
I had this tea today at a friend’s house. It was true to it’s name and delivered a strong licorice flavor with tones of cinnamon, orange peel, clove and other spices. I enjoy licorice on occasion, but I’m not the biggest fan overall. I therefore wouldn’t run out and get a box of this tea, but I would say that if you like licorice, this one is worth checking out.
I noticed that my sample didn’t contain any of the banana chips depicted in the online image, so perhaps that might be why mine lacked the banana taste that I was anticipating? Or is this normal? In any case, my sample is very nut intensive, which isn’t the best fit for my taste. Other not-so-great points about this tisane: I had to use my entire sample in one go and there is a slight oil film on this tea, which I find a little unappetizing. Overall not a bad tea, just not one that best suits my taste.
Perfect Pear isn’t bad but it isn’t what I expected either. I was hoping for a smooth sweet pear taste, and instead I got the tartness of the apples, with only hints of pear here and there.
This is a random way to describe the taste, but it reminds me of the taste of the paper stick when I finish a lollipop = remnant sweetness overpowered with the paper pulp taste. But in the case of this tisane, the sweetness of the pear is overpowered by the tart pulpiness of the apple.
I received this tea last Christmas in a tin from a friend, who knows me and my love of tea very well. I’d have to say that it is a good pick for my taste. I’ve tried a few boxed brands of mint teas such as Celestial Seasonings and Stash, and so far I enjoy this one best. Compared to others, I find this one slightly bolder, and as a result the flavor seems to linger in my mouth longer after each sip. It’s a little like a candy cane, without the sugar and the sticky fingers (or am I the only one who can’t eat a candy cane without getting sticky fingers?)
Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits, and I was happy to see large pieces of dried strawberries in this dry mix. However, I didn’t care much for the smell of this tea initially. It smells like overly-ripe, on the brink of going bad strawberries. My first hot cup also tasted faintly of this too-ripe flavor. It’s slowly growing on me with my subsequent cups. I’ll enjoy finishing off my little sample, but I don’t think this is one I’ll be putting on my shopping list any time soon.