374 Tasting Notes
When I saw that Teavana had a new batch of blends I decided it’s time to go in and look for Christmas gifts ;) I picked up some the Thai tea and all I can tell you is this tea is fabulous! The aroma is fantastic, the flavor is great too. The anise star is not overpowering. I threw a dash of almond milk in it and reminded me of a wonderful Christmas tea. Well done Teavana! Definitely one of my new favs!
I bought a box of this obviously because it was very well priced. I am a coffee drinker so the fact that is strong a little bitter doesn’t bother so much. It is my first experience with an Irish breakfast tea. It’s not fabulous but not terrible either. It’s one that I would keep on hand for variety.
One of my favorite coffee shops in the area keeps this tea on hand. It’s quite tasty for a bagged tea. I think Harney & Sons have some of the best bagged teas I have tasted. A light aroma, pale liquor, a nice light grassy flavor. For an inexpensive high quality bagged sencha I would say this is a good option.
I love peppermint herbals and have for many years. I had this tea at Border’s in the sachets that Harney & Sons has in their Royal Palace line. I was meeting the woman who is going to be my wife for the first time. I was a little nervous and peppermint tisanes have always been good for me to calm my stomach and nerves. I guess this tea has a little sentimentality to it for me.
This tea was my first in buying loose leaf tea. I saw it in the grocery store….I had a tea strainer I got as a gift but had never used. It’s a great option for gunpowder teas. It’s got that light smokiness that you would expect from a gunpowder and at a great price too and you can find it almost anywhere.
This was my first experience with Pu-Erh. I got it not really knowing all that much about Pu-Erh. I like this blend I think the Pu-Erh flavor is a little weak and you don’t get that lovely earthy flavor as much. It is more fruity which if you are someone who hasn’t had Pu-Erh this is a great introduction. I would buy again.
I just finished my first can of this. I must say this is the best high quality matcha that I have had so far. I started off my matcha journey when I worked at Starbucks. I do love their matcha eventhough it’s highly sweetened. I do not have a matcha whisk but this mixes well with a mini steel whisk(egg beater). I will say the aroma at first was a little plastic like from the bag it came in, but the color is a nice pale green and tea is incredibly smooth. I got it on sale but it’s one of the more affordable matchas I have seen. I drank the last of my can this morning because I’ve been filling in on the morning show at the radio station and feeling great :)