3170 Tasting Notes
I’m no coffee drinker. I prefer tea. But this lovely tea actually tastes like a mild coffee (it has caffeine), which is PERFECT for me. The second steep is darker than the first, tastier, and blacker than a cup of coffee. I did not know a “coffee tea” like this existed, and it will now be a favorite. Yum!
I love a good rooibos. This is very good. It works as a delicious red tea with a smooth vanilly flavor but I’m not sure why I’m not getting much of a “coconut cream pie” taste here. Maybe because a rooibos tea naturally tastes like that to me, or maybe because my sample had mostly rooibos and was missing the other good stuff to give it that coconut pie flavor. (It looked like plain rooibos in the package to me.) It may be because there is more tea out of the infuser than in it, so it just keeps steeping. (Though that is no fault of the tea, just my infuser.) Theories, theories. But if you like red tea, this is one to try anyway!
I’m not familiar with oolong teas. I didn’t expect the floral scent! I want to say a mild gardenia, if that sounds good. I don’t even like gardenia! And no matter how much I love the delicious white peachy flavor, I’m trying to smell it as much as I’m tasting it. A tea like this is like drinking juice without all that sugar. This would also work really well as an iced tea. This is my favorite peachy tea! And this can definitely be steeped multiple times! The second steep was just as strong, if not stronger. I received this as a sample in a very generous package from Butiki!
I once went to a Mexican restaurant and ordered the hot chocolate. I assumed they would have a ton of spices in it. Instead, I’m pretty sure they just took a plain package of hot chocolate and mixed it with water (they could have at least used milk). But the rest of the dinner was boring too. This is kind of the spiciness I wanted the hot chocolate to taste like. I actually steeped a bag of this in some hot chocolate once, and it wasn’t bad! I originally got a free sample of this and liked it so much, I bought a box. Very sweet and spicy! I don’t usually like ginger very much, but the other things in this tea kind of mask it.
Paul deLima is a local small independent coffee roaster, but they also have a nice selection of teas. delimacoffee.com This is the first Paul deLima tea I’ve tried. I’m not used to pekoe, so I’m not sure how this one compares. I’m not sure where it gets the “orange” in its name from. This is a tasty black tea, with a bit of a tanginess to it in some of the sips.
This is interesting. The first sip tasted more like a green tea to me. I love the subtle cherry flavor and scent and the ceylon base is really delicious. The cherry is not overpowering at all. This reminds me of a Southern Comfort cherry tea I had once. I’ll have to try some more St. Dalfour and buy a box of this one (I only had one!)