10 Tasting Notes
A lovely hot tea for winter. Made the room smell nice but was subtle with the spice. The cinnamon is most prominent and lingers a while after your sip (maybe my favorite part, as I love cinnamon). I drank three cups and finished the packet easily, if a little sadly – I’d buy this again.
This was my Sipsby advent day 1, but since I placed them all randomly throughout the calendar who knows what others will have!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spices
David’s Tea Matcha Advent Calendar – Day 1
(I bought this one and was gifted two other tea advent calendars, so there will be a lot of tea!)
I’m learning to make matcha and don’t generally care for pumpkin spice flavored things except pumpkin pie, so take this with a grain of salt, but I don’t think this tea is for me. It had an overpowering sweetness that didn’t remind me of pumpkin pie at all, but more like the artificial pumpkin spices that aren’t my thing. Every so often I’d detect some freshness behind it, but the cloying sweetness kept masking it. I think I also used too much water; not sure if that would have made the balance worse than it was meant to be?
A light tea with strong fruity scent and flavor, this was a pleasant afternoon pick-me-up but not memorable enough for a purchase of more in bulk. It was decent hot, but I can see this better as an iced summer tea and perhaps wasn’t the best choice for my fall afternoon. I’ll revisit the rating if I get to taste it again cold!
Flavors: Fruity, Tart
I’m starting to think I might not be a fan of rooibos, so take this with a grain of salt, but I didn’t much care for the earthy taste of something I thought would be light and fruity. Thankfully my partner finished it for me because I probably would have just let it go bad.