24 Tasting Notes
cardamom is my favorite spice in tea so I was very excited to try this tea from Tea Drops. The tea is actually very nice. It is sweetened already but not too sweet, it was really a lovely cuppa. The cardamom was very strong and that is what I wanted and I love the ease of making this. I do find that I toss out the last sip in the bottom of the cup as I don’t enjoy the sediment at the bottom. Also, they are expensive, $1.20 for each cup. Overall I really liked this!
Flavors: Cardamon, Sugar, Tea
This is a very nice dessert tea. There are large pieces of black tea leaves, they unfurl very nicely. The tea has a perfect balance of chocolate and black tea taste. Also, they were able to get the tea to taste really like chocolate without all artificial ingredients which I like. I really enjoyed this one!
Flavors: Chocolate, Tea
another tea I bought from Amazon from ESP Tea Emporium, the now defunk tea company. They sell D and B teas so this tea shows up under various tea brands that are repackaging and selling it. There was unfortunately nothing amazing about this. A basic black tea taste with an almost smokey quality. The popcorn seems to contribute nothing to the tea and the maple syrup is a bit too much for me. I made this as a latte and it was a lot better but I am still not a fan, just an average tea blend at best.
Flavors: Maple, Maple Syrup
Smells very sweet, almost an artificial sweet smell. once steeped the black tea smell comes through more. I actually really like this one, a nice caramel flavor. I don’t get a lot of chocolate notes, mostly just a black tea with caramel. I got this as a sample. Made it with a bit of rock sugar and milk and it was really good. Probably would not buy it but glad I tried it.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar, Caramel
So I recently stumbled upon ESP emporium teas on Amazon. After doing some research it appears that it was a shop based off of Michigan Avenue in Chicago (very close to me) and I was never aware of them! At any rate they look to be defunk and they have no inventory on their site, only on AmaZON. All of their teas seem to be from D and B, the big tea distributor that many small, independent tea companies get their tea from. I have seen this tea listed online being sold by various retailers. This tea is actually not bad. It opens with a pumpkin taste however that pumpkin flavor almost is borderline like canteloupe to me. the back of the taste is the cardamom, I get subtle hints of cinnamon. This is an unusual tea. It actually has real freeze-dried pumpkin so I do like there is actual pumpkin in here but taste is a cardamom canteloupe tea, LOL! It is growing on me though. I initially tested it plain but made it a latte and it is so much better that way. I purchased a large selection of ESP teas off of amazon because they had 8 ounce bags for $3!! Perhaps that was a mistake because when I went back the product I bought 6 days ago was now $22 or maybe they saw someone was actually buying the tea and jacked the price up again, LOL!! This is a good way for me to try some of D and B teas though!
Flavors: Cantaloupe, Cardamon, Cinnamon, Pumpkin
Ordered this as I read so many good things. First, I always use 2 of the ROT bags. I find I can taste the paper of the teabag sometimes. At any rate, I steeped this, heavy coconut smell. Taste is like a mounds bar, this was actually very taaty, a perfect dessert tea. Would make a fantastic latte.
I was very dissapointed with For Tea’s Sake Chai tea so I was was a little reluctant about this breakfast tea. This is actually very good. It has a nice full body to it. I would not say it is much different that the many other breakfast blends I have tried, however, this one is not bad at all. It is listed on the label as an orange pekoe. I will finish the tin but don’t know if I will repurchase as I have so many other breakfast teas but this one is very good. I had it with a bit of rock sugar and a splash of soy milk as I think the heavy body of this tea needs the milk and sugar to balance it.