53 Tasting Notes
Why is this so disgusting?? it is made up of all components I like…. Rooibos, good, sencha, wonderful, ginger and all the others awesome!
It tastes like cleaner. Like spray bathroom cleaner.
It’s astringent, but not like the usual ginger astringency.
It tastes foul.
I seriously do not understand why!
Om nom nom,
This tea is always amazing. I love a flavored tea where you can actually really taste the tea. This is one where the flavor is predominantly green tea, with a little something extra. The sweetness of the pineapple (although not the flavor) and the nuttiness makes it a soft and mellow, but really delicious tea.
Sadly, this cup wasn’t as good as some, mainly because I’ve been keeping it in one of david’s rainbow tins, and the tea has gone a bit stale.
Still better than most teas out there!
I used a ridiculous 4tsp of tea 500ml (~18oz) cup of tea.
That is a ridiculous quantity!
However, the tea it produced was good. I have brewed it before using recommended tea amounts, and the result was weak and watery.
Anyway, this time it is chocolatey, a super muddy looking brew, with a touch of something sightly sour and fruity, I would never know it was supposed to be strawberry if I hadn’t read it on the package.
The chilies I love chilies in tea (mmmm mango diablo), and there is the barest hint of any spice to this tea. I used 4tsp and can barely find it!
Finally I added a little bit of chocolate flavored stevia. Now I can taste the chocolate, and more of the fruit. Now it almost passes for tea.
The flavors in this tea are really delicious, but the tea is ridiculously weak. I think 5 or 6 tsp would be enough to make it properly….
This is such an interesting tea. Mint, which I associate either with chocolate, or fresh, cool flavors, mixed with warming spices.
The taste, starts out as mint, a bright potent peppermint, followed by most strongly ginger and fennel.
The ginger is a bit on the astringent side, and the fennel is potent.
it’s an odd combination.
I’ve re-steepeed it twice, the mint flavor dwindling, and I still don’t like it any better.
I call shennigans, where is the chocolate??? This tea is bitter, little the bitterness of dark chocolate without the chocolate taste…
The green tea comes through strong, and there is a slight hint of cinnamon.
The rooibos is detectable, and overall the tea tastes faintly of tobacco.
Next, I added a couple of drops of Stevia. I don’t generally sweeten hot tea, but it was an effort to fight the bitterness.
It was successful, less bitter, the rooibos became more pronounced. Surprisingly, the chocolate did not.
Even if wasn’t expecting chocolate, I don’t enjoy this tea….
I’ve been avoiding trying this tea. It just sounds and looks so weird. Strange green pebbles…
Plus the fact I have been convinced I do not like Ginseng. Ginseng is everywhere here in Korea, usually making delicious things taste nasty (like caramel and soup).
Yesterday though, my boss offered me tea, and all she had was Ginseng tea.
So I drank it, it was tasty.
This finally emboldened me to try the David’s tea version.
First off, the instructions. to use 1.5 tsp /cup is nuts. I used a scant tsp, and it was WAY too much. 1/2 should be more than enough.
For my first steep, the ginseng had only started to come off the oolong,
Taste wise, really tasty! I love the oolong leaves, soft, mellow, gently sweet.
Then the ginseng, it is a bit bitter, a bit ‘dirt’ flavoured, and sweet.
If you are familiar with the taste of ginseng, you probably know what I mean when I say ‘dirt’ flavoured. It’s not herbal, or woodsy, but a odd natural flavor… Like an improperly washed carrot….
With that said, it’s a tasty flavor. Honestly, it add this interesting depth to the oolong.
Ginseng has this odd innate sweetness, so the tea actually tastes almost sweetened.
Spiced fig is like a fruit cake, but in a good way!
I do not like fruitcakes. But they are composed of many delicious thinks, fruit, nuts, chirstmasy spices, and cake! They should be delicious…
Spiced fig tastes like all those things (except the cake), but in a good way. It’s fruity and heavily christmas spiced.
It smells heavily of cloves, like one of those oranges with the cloves pressed into it…
It’s kind of hard to put into words why I love this tea, I really like teas that balance spicy and fruity. Like Mango diablo… I can see this tea falling in to the too heavily spiced realm for many, or too cloying for others, but it really does seem like christmas in a cup.