89 Tasting Notes
Steeped this a second time, and surprisingly it retains much of its flavour! I think its because of the oolong base, oolongs tend to have more steeps in them than other teas. The spice flavours and pumpkin retained fairly well too, though the chocolate flavour not so much, probably because the chocolate melted already in the first steep.
Its aight…is what I’d say about this tea. Smells exactly like white chocolate and peppermint. Taste-wise, the peppermint definitely comes through a lot, with a background of herbs.
One sip of this, even though I concentrated it by using only half cup of water, it felt like the flavour was lacking so immediately sought to salvage it with some heated milk. As a tea latte, its much better, the milk helping to bring out the chocolate flavours, as well as mute down the dominance of peppermint.
I’m really tempted to add in some hot chocolate powder…but then that probably defeats the purpose of drinking a tea then :P
Really ‘meh’ tea, very light in taste. It smells better than it tastes actually.
Looks like a BOP grade with very fine round granular leaf bits.
I’m going to give an okay rating for now, as I think my ratio of water to milk was off (have a preferred ratio for breakfast teas) so it was more diluted than usual. Will give this another chance later.
This was one of the better holiday teas from Tvana. The smell of spiced pumpkin reminds me of Starbucks’ PSL which I suppose is not surprising especially now they own the company.
A nice warm tea for winter. Has white chocolate pieces but I don’t really taste them in the drink, though they did leave some specks of oil on the tea. The main note is cinnamon, clove, other spices and a hint of pumpkin.
Methinks this has potential to try out as a tea latte next – a tea version of PSL.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Clove, Ginger, Pumpkin, Spices
Tea #2 of the holiday set from Tvana. Reminds me of warm apple pie, mmmm. This is definitely the tea I’d love to drink in bed tucked under the duvet with a good book.
Great execution of cinnamon and red apple flavours. If there’s one thing I’d change, is to add more rooibos – I feel like i’m just drinking cinnamon and apple but no actual tea base.
Still, I’d consider drinking this over getting a slice of apple pie on a good day :)
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Rooibos, Sweet
Sipping this now to fight the munchies as I’m working on a speech for my Toastmasters meeting. It smells like an earthy dark chocolate with a hint of coconut. The taste doesn’t carry over into the drink though. From the other reviews, it sounds like I should try it with milk and possibly sweetener next time – maybe honey or brown sugar.
Got this in a set with 75% off as part of Tvana’s post hol sale, so I’m not too sad about not liking it that much.
Flavors: Cocoa, Coconut, Dark Bittersweet, Dark Chocolate
Second time drinking this. Its an okay tea, that doesn’t really stand out is my conclusion. Decent for sipping in the mornings in a rush as there isn’t anything in particular to savour slowly. Because it is so ordinary, it’d probably make a great tea base for adding fruit or other ingredients, as it wouldn’t overpower any flavours.
I think my next project will be to try mixing this with some dried fruit / nut mixes that I usually use for granola making, and see how the flavours meld.
chamomile, liquorice, and some lemon myrtle are the dominant notes in this tea. relaxing blend that can go with or without honey – i went without. i didn’t really like this tea when i first got it as the liquorice was quite strong, but it has mellowed over time and now is less potent/strong and thus more drinkable for my tastes.
i’d be asleep by now if not for others waking me up…
Flavors: Flowers, Lemon Zest, Licorice
i was pleasantly surprised, this tea has a wonderfully fragrant smell even when dry, and more when steeped. the aroma is malty – not fermented like how beer smells, but more of a clean, sweet malt smell. added warmed skim milk to it and no sugar. the description says full-bodied, i absolutely second that description.
Flavors: Malt, Sweet