117 Tasting Notes
I didn’t even want to write this note. I will be quick about it in any case. I received this in a swap. I was sorrowed to find that I could detect no apple or caramel taste to the 3-4 cups I had of this one. :( It was a nice toasty and roasted oolong with a vague fruit sweetness. I think maybe it had just been too aged and the flavourings dissipated. It was in a plastic sandwich bag so that, I’m sure, didn’t help. Oh well. Stacy did say that some of the flavoured blends would be diminished in taste at this point, especially if not stored for the long term. Happy to try it though, and I am sure it was lovely 6 months ago! :)
Flavors: Fruity, Roasted, Sweet, Toasty
An enjoyable brew. Nice malty berry richness. I got quite a bit of currant flavour and I’m not even sure if there are currants in this tea. Ha ha. Perhaps the combination of all the different berries? Nice acai flavour also. It was nice to try, but I honestly prefer blueberry jam (organic) tea from Davidstea for my berry fix. Thank one is just lovely.
Flavors: Berry, Black Currant, Fruity, Malt
from the Not My Cup O’ Tea TTB
I fear this is also not my cup of tea. I prepared it by cold brewing it in my refrigerator. It had a very intense artificial fruit/almond play with a touch of hibiscus too that really didn’t suit me at all. It does smell better than it steeps, although still artificial. I was glad that I only had 1 sample. :-/ Just my humble opinion though!
Flavors: Almond, Artificial, Fruity, Tangy
Not too shabby. A pleasant, slightly nutty black. There was a lighter black base which provided a solid footing for the nuts in this tea. There may have been a hint of smoke but it was so very light that I don’t even want to put it in my flavour list. Sadly though, I felt it did not reflect the taste of graham at all. Perhaps I should have added some almond milk to this, maybe that could have made it into a more “graham-like” flavour. As it was though it was an okay tea, just not a graham tea in my book.
Thanks MissB for the sample!
Flavors: Malt, Nuts
I had this as a cold brew recently. One problem with doing a good deal of sipdowns is that I find I cannot log them as tasting notes as frequently as I am drinking them away. I had this either early last week or last the week before, maybe? Anyway, I recall that it was a good representation of the strawberry rhubarb combination. It was nice on a warm day. That being said, the more tisanes of fruit I have the more the hibiscus seems to be more pronounced in each individual blend. I think it might be time to take a break from these for a bit.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Rhubarb, Strawberry, Tart
I only had enough leaf of this for 1 cup so I had to go with hot. I’m absolutely positive it would be lovely cold and or iced though. Even when hot, the melon and cucumber flavours flourished in this delicious black, very tasty and pleasing. It was quite refreshing, especially for a hot tea. It was over 90 degrees out yesterday and this tea helped keep me cool and comfortable. I know it’s currently unavailable, but I would definitely have it again if I could.
Flavors: Cucumber, Melon
What a delightful Mango tea. I had this both hot and cold-brewed and it was great either way. I appreciated that even when hot the mango runs the show, while the sweet hay notes accompany it in such an endearing fashion. Cold it really shines with no added sweeteners. I felt the base was of good quality too. All around an excellent tea for the cupboard! Just not mine right now, I’m on a buying ban. Ha Ha
Flavors: Hay, Mango, Sweet
Not My Cup O’ Tea TTB
This was quite a nice green. I enjoyed how the walnut gave the tea a fuller flavour and mouth feel. It went well with the green base without either becoming bitter or astringent. I added a smidge of honey and it was brilliant. I’d give it another go someday.
Flavors: Green, Nuts, Walnut
Not My Cup O’ Tea TTB
I had a cup of this yesterday. It smelled very fragrant with the Juniper and Coriander being at the front. When stepped it was far less intense than I had thought it was going to be. It was a nice cup with interesting flavours, but not as exotic and thrilling as I thought it may be. Definitely drinkable though.
Flavors: Coriander, Pine