937 Tasting Notes
The majority of the leaf here was apple with just a little bit of black tea. The main flavor is apple. There may be a hint of toffee, or something a tiny bit desserty at least. The flavor is similar to bagged grocery store brands. I’d believe it if it were called an herbal apple tea. It doesn’t taste bad, but it tastes really boring and not at all special.
I’m a huge rooibos fan, but I have to say that this one is a bit too rooibos-y for me. It’s a flavor that’s difficult to describe, but it’s super there. I’ve added a lot of milk to my cup to try to mute it, but this rooibos will not be tamed! Not completely, at least. There’s not too much vanilla either. On subsequent cups, I’ve shortened the steep time, and that’s definitely helped. There are just way better executions of this flavor elsewhere.
Aw man, this blend must be pretty heavy because there’s only enough for one more serving in here – I’ll definitely savor it! It smells great, just like cooked banana. The flavor is totally like caramelized banana too! I’m nervous to add milk because I don’t want to drown out the great banana flavor – but what if it only enhances it?! Yeah, adding milk transforms it into banana pudding. Very tasty. The resteep was strong and full of banana as well. This is the only Pudtea blend I’d really recommend, and if they come back, I’m totally buying a large amount of it. It might be the best banana tea I’ve tried.
This is a tea I’ve been eyeing for a while, so I hope it’s as good as it sounds. Hmm it’s a little unexpectedly sour. Possibly the pecans are going off already. That would be a shame since this sample is from the advent calendar, so it’s pretty new. It definitely needed some sugar and milk to draw out the flavors. It tastes decent, but not as special as I had hoped. The black tea itself doesn’t have a lot of depth, but the nuttiness is pleasant. Not as good as other nutty teas, though. I also have a one ounce package of it I bought at the same time as the advent calendar. There’s no sourness in that batch, but yeah, it’s still not as special and fun as I wanted it to be, just average.
Finally getting around to trying my last untasted tea from tea-sipper! Thanks for sharing so many tasty teas, as always! I considered not adding milk because I found the tea to be decently rich and flavorful without. As it sat, it did gain a little sourness (my fault for not drinking more quickly) but milk fixed that completely. I prefer other S&V plain black teas, but this one is perfectly pleasant.
I’m not a floral tea fan, but I’ve been trying to push my boundaries a little, so I bought this tea. The black tea is too light for me, barely making an appearance. I think the flower was supposed to be lilac, but I guess I haven’t had that before, so all I can say is that it tastes generically floral. It’s too floral for me, but that’s just my personal preference. The cup ends up with very weak black tea overpowered by a huge floral flavor. It needs something else complementing that flavor. I added milk, which didn’t seem to do much.
This is the last tea from my mystery bags. The scent of the dry leaf is super mapley, so I’m pretty excited. The flavor is pretty complex. I get the maple, plus some nice woodiness, plus a flavor that must be the cheesecake. I won’t say it tastes exactly like cheesecake, but you know, it works! I’m having it with milk, and I’m really enjoying it. The maple could be stronger, but I also like the balance of flavors it’s going for. I made a second steep, which tastes like cheesecake! Mildly maple, delicious cheesecake. This is a great tea!
This is basically just vanilla rooibos with black tea mixed in. There are cubes of fudge, but they didn’t seem to do anything. I’ve had much better vanilla rooibos teas, so I’m not too pleased with this one. It was pretty thin and lacking in flavor. It certainly didn’t live up to its name. Milk made it a little more exciting, but not much. I ate the melty fudge bits after my tea was finished steeping, so that was fun.
Free sample from my last order. I enjoyed this much more than I expected. It really tasted like fresh strawberries. I didn’t taste any moringa, which was fine with me. It didn’t taste fake at all, just nice fresh strawberries. I had it cold, and I enjoyed it enough that I added a 2 oz package to my next order. I’m afraid the moringa will show up more in the bag, and I’ll like this one less, but as of now, I’m a fan.
The scent of this reminds me of a Teavana tea I had two pounds of many years ago. We can definitely say that I was tired of the flavor by the end of that, but I’m ready for it again. It tastes pretty heavy and fruity. Strawberry rhubarb seems like an accurate description. It’s quite rich, so I should probably shorten my steep time. Sometimes it gets to be a little too much. It’s super fruity without being too tart. It has a lot of barley in it, which makes the flavor interesting and not just the same as so many other teas.