806 Tasting Notes
Another old tea box sample. This one tasted pretty good when I made it yesterday, though it got a little murky overnight. The flavor is lightly orange with a tiny bit of spice. Definitely not one of the bolder orange spice teas I’ve had. I find they’re usually better on a black base. It’s all right, but not super special. I’m sure it was much better fresh.
Grabbed a sample out of this from a previous tea box. If I remember correctly, the bag said this one expired years ago, but it still smelled good, and actually it still tastes good too! The flavors are definitely muted by age, but I get some cardamom and some light fruitiness. If I had crushed the cardamom pods, I probably could have amped that flavor up. Really, this one is pretty refreshing. I’m glad I gave it a try!
I love eucalyptus, so I was excited to try this one. I think I prefer the August Uncommon eucalyptus blend. I feel like this one ends up a little too sharp/cleanery since it doesn’t have enough other things in there to balance it out. Eucalyptus and mint are the only flavors I can taste, though the dry leaf was fascinating with large slices of cucumber going in there. I did a second cold steep which ended up quite strong as well. I do end up liking this tea, but I have many other mint teas I prefer.
I didn’t check the ingredients, so I didn’t know what to expect for this one. It’s tart and tastes almost like lemonade or sour lemon candy. It tasted pretty artificial and strange when it was warm, but cold, it’s all right, though there’s something a little murky/dirty tasting in there. I’ve been using it up by making big pitchers for the fridge, which seems to be the fate of all my T2 fruit blends. It’s okay, but I also look forward to finishing it and never ordering from T2 again no matter how enticing their flavors sound. I’m just disappointed 95% of the time.
This tea is way better than I expected it to be. The butterfly pea flower for once really isn’t too obtrusive. The blueberry and lemon are quite tasty. I enjoy teas that have a lemongrass base. It just adds a nice texture to the tea. I’m definitely glad I placed an Adagio order to get this tea. I’ve had it cold several times, and I made a second steep in the fridge overnight, which is nice as well. I may pick up some more during the next blue moon.
I’m drinking this cold, and the mint and white chocolate are pretty well balanced, strong, and bright. Many versions of this sort of tea are really artificial and disappointing. This one ended up a little oily, but I don’t mind that, and the flavor was quite pleasant. This is a nice option, though at that price, I’d still choose another brand if I were in the market for this flavor profile. I did like that they used white chocolate like in my favorite Teavana version.
The first time I drank this, I had it beside a much better 52teas black tea, so that probably made this one seem more boring than it really is. The second time, I gave it more attention. The sweetness in it might be able to be called caramel, but it’s not really rich enough. The spices are pretty light, not bold enough for me. It’s an okay chai, but not special enough.
Aha! I finally finished all the teas from last year’s advent calendar! Just in time to start the new one…… But, I have been having varying luck with these Plum Deluxe black blends lately. This is another one that doesn’t taste like too much of anything. I feel like I get some light ginger and that’s just about it. Honestly, it wasn’t worth the caffeine for me to even finish it. Mildly flavored and boring to my tastes!
I really like this! The rosemary totally works with the black tea and other flavors. I was worried it would be too floral, but it’s really nice! I’m having it with milk. I can definitely taste the lavender, and though I’m not the biggest rose fan, it works here. Definitely one of the best floral teas I’ve had.