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I know this is just personal preference, but I feel like this one leans too much toward apple and not enough toward chai. The apple is quite sweet and overly fruity. The spices are too mild. I really only taste maybe a hint of ginger. It’s definitely doing its own thing rather than copying the usual apple cinnamon style, but I don’t personally love it. The black tea is very light, and I enjoyed it slightly more with added milk.
This is a really smooth EG creme. It’s supposed to also taste like lavender, but there was almost no lavender in my sample, so I guess they’d have to amp up the amount in order for that to be discernible. But the bergamot and creme flavors are delicious and meld perfectly with the black tea. It tasted best warm with some milk. I’m sad I only had a small sample because this one is pretty great!
Huh, I expected this one to be more special, but really, I only taste a boring, plain, somewhat astringent black tea. Hot, there was nothing cakey or desserty about it. I don’t even taste vanilla. With additions, it can be decent, but I’ve had much better cake teas. I added cake batter flavoring the last time I had it to give it a boost. Now I’m drinking the rest chilled, and I can’t tell if it’s the tea or the flavoring I added (probably the latter) but it tastes pretty good!
This flavor is pretty mild and a little indistinct. I guess I get a little dessertiness, and since I know it’s supposed to be orange and chocolate, I can sort of picture it, but I’m not sure how present those flavors actually are. I’m able to get two steeps each time, and I feel somewhat mixed about it. Some sips do taste pretty desserty and decent (and a little like jaffa cakes). Other sips taste slightly metallic and strange. And some sips just taste so medium. I add extra chocolate chips to my steeping basket, and I always drink it with milk.
This blackberry flavoring is so strong! And it’s very clearly blackberry, which is fun to see. It’s a tiny bit artificial, but I can forgive it. I don’t taste much lavender, but maybe I’ll add some to my second steep – it’s just a hint, whereas I’d prefer 50/50. I’m drinking this cool with milk. I’m enjoying it for that strong blackberry flavor, but I don’t think I’d order it again.
I wanted a black tea for the #cuppateaathon but it was late so I didn’t want a super intense black tea. This seemed more parts other ingredients than black base so it fit the bill. Thank you Sil for sharing!
This is fruity and minty. I get lime and mint mostly but some other fruits underneath. Nice enough but it doesn’t really stand out to me as super exciting or memorable. Still glad I got to try it.
I don’t think I was impressed with this the last time I brewed it, but today it’s got a nice berry flavor with some tart hibiscus. I used a bit more leaf to finish this off, so maybe that’s the way to go. Certainly not my favorite Cuppa Geek tea, and I won’t need to replenish this in my cupboard, but its not a bad cup.
Flavors: Berry, Sour, Tart
I’ve had this tea so many times and never really felt inspired to write a note. It’s sort of toasty tasting and mildly desserty. The chocolate is too mild for me to taste it specifically. I didn’t know there was black tea in here at all until I read the ingredients. It’s just not really exciting or special enough to seek out over other options.
Ha I’m always complaining about this particular pumpkin flavoring. I ordered all of these teas in the same shipment because I usually love pumpkin, but now I know better and won’t order pumpkin from CG again. So this should be the last of my complaints! Again, the pumpkin is too fruity for me. However, I enjoy the flavorings it’s paired with in this tea more than usual. Maybe since this time it’s going for cupcake instead of chai, I don’t find the flavor contrast to be as off-putting. With milk, it’s sweet and fruity and fine.
Nice fresh strawberry flavor. I don’t really taste the green tea underneath. It’s not too tart at all, but also not particularly cakey. I put it in the fridge, and I think the flavor developed nicely in there. Now I taste a marshmallowy undercurrent along with the pleasantly tart strawberry. I also taste the slightly grassy green tea. I don’t think it’s special enough to order again, but I like it. The sugar sprinkles made it sparkly. This is a refreshing fruity green tea, but I would have liked some cake flavor!
I steeped it too long the first time I had this, leading to a somewhat bitter cup. Luckily almond milk and sugar saved it. It’s not really my sort of thing. It’s quite similar to the CG badger house flavor I had recently. I just find the flavor profile sort of simple and boring. There’s the rooibos, and I taste some toastiness, but I don’t really taste chocolate or dessert flavors. I’d just like to taste more going on in this one!
This has the same pumpkin flavoring that I dislike, but it’s decently covered up with spices. It ends up an unremarkable, but decently tasty chai. Of course, I don’t think the weird fruitiness of the pumpkin flavoring goes well here. I had it warm with milk, and it was fine, though I might just serve the remainder to guests rather than drink it myself since I’m pretty biased against the flavoring.
I have the uncaffeinated version of this tea, which uses green rooibos. It’s a nice, light, herbal chai. It doesn’t need milk. There’s something really refreshing about this combination. And sometimes the spices do sneak up and turn out a little spicier than anticipated! This may be the only green rooibos chai I’ve had before, but I’m enjoying it so much, I’ll have to seek out others in the future!
The lemon here tastes too artificial and weird for me. There’s not much going on, just that off-putting lemon. I don’t taste any lavender, though I could of course add some if I wanted to drink this again. I added some milk, which tamed the lemon a bit, but I’m just not loving this. Cuppa Geek usually has such a delicious lemon flavor, so I’m not sure what went wrong here. I also don’t taste anything like cookies.
P (again) is for…Peach Ice Cream
I have been terrible at this so this alphabet is taking forever. And I decided to do an alphabet teas day today and technically already did P but then did O after and I was more excited about my P teas than the Q teas so I’m doing P again.
Part of the reason I was more excited about P teas is the new caffeine free teas Sil kindly shared with me. Thank you!! This is one of those teas and I don’t think it’s one I had before.
I was okay with it but it was more tart than I expected for something called peach ice cream. It was sort of peachy but mostly hibiscus. Nothing that said ice cream to me. Not a bad tea but not peach ice cream either.