259 Tasting Notes
AROMA: I actually found the smell of Mimosa to be quite unpleasant and off putting. I want to try and describe the smell, but it’s quite unique. Think bitter floral; not smooth or flowery like usual floral scents, but an acrid sort of floral scent. When the cup has cooled, and I mean really cooled, like cold cooled, it’s smells much pleasanter, taking on an orange, citric smell.
FLAVOUR: Not being one to let something like a little aroma put me off, I delved into tasting Mimosa. This tea takes on a light citrus flavor with a floral backdrop, almost like a dandylion flavour. It’s quite a unique taste. I wouldn’t say it was nice, nor is it terrible, I’ve definitely had worse.
FINAL THOUGHTS: You’ll be able to tell, this wasn’t a great tea for me. I found the lack of stimulating or exciting flavours to be a total disappointment, despite the teas uniqueness. However, if you do want to Mimosa for yourself it’s available as both teabags and loose leaf from Lupicia. If you tried Mimosa let me know your thoughts, I’d love to know how to got on!
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I love coconut blends. Coconut is way up there in my top favourite flavours. Yet, I found Exotic Coconut a little disorientating. The black tea is mild and smooth, great, nothing wrong there. The coconut is prevalent, winner, generated from raw coconut pieces, rather than a synthetic flavouring, bonus! Yet the addition of the blossoms breeds a floral, fruity backing that I couldn’t quite get to grips with. It’s not unpleasant, and it’s not like the ingredients clash as such, but they don’t seem to instantly combine into a great flavour, so takes some getting used to. It’s almost like you are experiencing the flavours separately, the coconut hitting the tongue in a different way to the fruity notes and the floral notes. Think warm Pina Colada and you’ll get the idea. But if pina colada is enjoyed cold then what about Exotic Coconut?
So, I just made it seem like I had the foresight to try Exotic Coconut iced, but this was actually an accidental discovery. Having left Exotic Coconut to cool, I unwittingly took a sip, instantly thinking ohhh this tastes so much better! There you go… instantaneous discovery. So brew it up and add some ice for a perfection.
The more I drank of Exotic Coconut, the more I accustomed to the contrasting flavours, although I have to say I was a little disappointed with this blend hot. I guess I’m no exotic flower and lack the adventure this bold blend requires. Although, on the up side I have found myself an iced tea with a Pina Colada (my favourite cocktail) profile, if that’s not a win… I don’t know what is!
Flavors: Coconut, Fruity, Tea
Built on Assam, constructing a smooth black tea base that supports the fine taste of whole roasted spices. The spice mix does include cloves, however it’s just enough to notice the flavour, not too much to overpower and completely dominate. The “sticky” element of the tea is the addition of honey into the blend, adding a sweet edge and enabling the flavours to fuse seamlessly. The proportions of these sweeteners is also bang on perfect, again being enough to be detectable, not too much to overpower. Spicy Honey Chai contains some additional spices; black pepper and ginger, to create fiery, peppered middles notes that carry long into the finish. Its’s warming and extremely enjoyable
My Fva of Blue Hour Teas Sticky tea
Flavors: Ginger, Honey, Pepper, Spices, Spicy, Sweet, Tea
Built on Assam, constructing a smooth black tea base that supports the fine taste of whole roasted spices. The spice mix does include cloves, however it’s just enough to notice the flavour, not too much to overpower and completely dominate. The “sticky” element of the tea is the addition of agave into the blend, adding a sweet edge and enabling the flavours to fuse seamlessly. The proportions of these sweeteners is also bang on perfect, again being enough to be detectable, not too much to overpower. The brands inclusiveness of organic agave nectar has enabled the creation of a vegan friendly blend, so all are able to consciously enjoy this fabulous creation. Agave Chai has a well-balanced classic chai taste.
Flavors: Cardamom, Spices, Sweet, Tea
Tasting Note: A delicate aroma, similar to most white teas, rises from the steeped blend, providing a light floral element. The actual flavour is also light, consisting of chamomile notes, with a bitter caramel tea flavour. It’s both delicate and robust, but unfortunately there’s no zing of ginger or spices, making it a tad disappointing in relation to its name. Adding milk covers the delicate floral elements and allows the anise to make an appearance, however the flavour is still a little plain. On a plus, the muted notes make Jolly brew’s Gingerbread perfect as an everyday black tea.
Flavors: Bitter, Caramel, Floral
Winter Wine is packed nicely into a tin caddy with a Hyson tea spoon, making it great value for money on face value. The flavour is an incredibly strong black tea, peppered with fruity and floral notes. There’s a heavy berry note to Winter Wine, however it isn’t reminiscent of the actual flavour of wine. I didn’t really enjoy this and neither did my flat mate, it tasted awful!
A superb chai blend with an authentic and classic feel. The aroma is strong and spiced, with a robust flavour to match. Perfect with milk and a little honey.
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Flavors: Ginger, Spices, Tea
Rupser, one of Edgcumbes most popular blends, is a rich black tea with deep malty flavours. Taken black Rusper is fairly bitter, but a dash of milk sorts this out. Brew for a little less than the suggested time if you’re not into strong tea, perfect for those who are though!
Flavors: Malt, Tea
The aroma carries faint almond notes followed by a stronger spiciness. Once sipped you realise this is essentially a nut tea, which takes some adjustment, but ultimately the flavour consists of almond notes, mingled with mild fruity and spiced notes. Incredibly distinctive!
Flavors: Almond, Almond, Creamy, Creamy, Fruity, Fruity, Nutty, Nutty, Spices, Spices
Fennel is a major player with the aroma of this blend, creating a super spicy smell. However, the flavour is a little different, with clear citrus combining with the sweet rooibos and honeybush, finishing with just a hint of fennel and a larger dose of liquorice and aniseed. Overall, a perfectly blended tea
Flavors: Caramel, Citrus, Fennel, Rooibos, Spicy, Sweet