61
drank Highgarden by 52teas
6137 tasting notes

DIY Advent Calendar – Day 10

I am pretty sure Anne’s intent behind this tea was to make it a whole lot of floral. For me, that sounds like a nightmare of a tea but it was sent as a sample to Sil and I and I figured it was worth trying. Though I kept putting it off so it is probably for the best that it found its way into my DIY advent, thus forcing me to finally drink it.

I am happy to report its not as bad as I expected. It’s floral, for sure – definitely getting rose and jasmine. However, its not overwhelming. It’s also not reading entirely like perfume/potpurri. So definitely better than expected. However, still not for me so while I will finish the last tiny serving of this sample, I’d be happy if I don’t see this again after that.

Cameron B.

Floral, BLERG! XD

Sil

hehehehe….made you drink it!

VariaTEA

Be nice. I can add the last serving to your bag…or some Earl Grey teas.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

Cameron B.

Floral, BLERG! XD

Sil

hehehehe….made you drink it!

VariaTEA

Be nice. I can add the last serving to your bag…or some Earl Grey teas.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

My cupboard has grown exponentially since joining this site and I have a lot to share. Feel free to snoop through my cupboard and message me if anything interests you – I am always happy to swap!

For me, flavored teas are definitely my sweet spot. I will most often reach for black teas and rooibos or honeybush blends but I do keep some flavored whites and greens around for when the mood strikes. I have a few herbals/tisanes but most of the time I find myself disappointed by them as they often smell deliciously sweet and then end up tasting tart/sour. I have a little bit of an aversion to pu’erh and oolong teas. I am also wary of florals, earl greys, and chai teas. I do not like overpowering citrus flavors nor do I usually like hibiscus, licorice or chamomile. I love dessert teas – caramel, vanilla, toffee, cookie, cream, and other sweet flavors make me smile. Fruits like strawberry, peach, mango, and pineapples will often catch my attention as well.

I have also realized that although I really enjoy adding frothed milk to some of my teas, if I do not like the tea with zero additives (just in plain water without milk or sugar), I probably won’t drink it. The one exception is flavored matchas which I will happily drink in cold milk if I do not like it mixed with hot water. My theory is if the tea can’t stand on its own then it is not for me and I will more than likely try to swap it out for something else.

Tea Ratings Guide (as of December 10, 2017)
90-100 Teas I NEED on hand at all times
80-89 Teas I want to keep around for a cup every now and then
70-79 Teas I am glad I have around and can experiment with but probably don’t need more than what’s in my cupboard
60-69 Teas I would not turn down a cup of from a friend but that would probably be enough
50-59 Teas I can see why someone would enjoy but are not for me
Under 50 Teas I really did not like and most likely got dumped

Location

Waterdown, Ontario

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer