143 Tasting Notes
Cinnamon chai would be more accurate. Cinnamon is the dominate flavor once brewed with all the other spices and vanilla providing back up to it. Still very good and warm. The spices cover up the medical flavor roobios can have. Overall a good blend to add for a cinnamon spice.
Brewed two steepings combined into one mug from a single serve sample pack.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Spicy, Sweet
This is a very potent tea. The orange is more or a vitamin C orange with lots of tang and floral from the hibiscus. It actually reminds me a lot of Teavanas old orange blossom blend. I’ve had it in blends and added more water after the brew and it tasted less harsh. Overall good, but I can see why someone wouldn’t like it.
Flavors: Chalk, Floral, Hibiscus, Orange, Tangy
Temperamental, but good. This tea likes around the 170F range and not to be brewed too far past 2 minutes or it gets astringent. Mostly consisted of savory green veggies flavor, and almost hints of edamame. A good green tea if you don’t want the fruity or grassy flavor. Just mind your temp and steep time.
Flavors: Savory, Vegetal
This does taste different from Assam melody. It has a stronger tanning taste with a grainy flavor; good grainy though. I think I like Assam Melody more though: its sweeter, maltier flavor, and is less tannic. HOWEVER, this tea did hold up excellent with milk and sweetener; I increased the leaf from 3g to 4g. It isn’t as intense as a CTC assam for milk tea, but still held it’s flavor. Overall it would be good from someone who prefers more tannic assam and likes to add milk and sugar.
Flavors: Grain, Malt, Tannic
This is basically a sleepy time tea. But unlike a lot of sleepy time teas, this doesn’t taste bitter or herbally. Rooibos is just a base to fill in wit the chamomile and peppermint. The vanilla really helps smooth out the herbal flavors and adds a bit a sweetness. Tasted good with and without sugar.
Flavors: Chamomile, Peppermint, Sweat, Vanilla
WORK THROUGH ALL THE BACK LOG TEA! This was a nice chamomile. Pretty flavorful and smooth. The flowers are mostly whole, and have that soft almost creamy floral taste. Maybe even a fight hints of crisp apple; very faint though. Overall nice smooth tea that doesn’t really even need sweetener.
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Sweet
Darjeeling really is the oolong of India. I should look into how it’s made. Got this with the black tea sample pack. Has a very strong fruity/grape flavor that adds to the pleasant astringency. The sweetness is balanced by said astringency as well. Later sips provide a woody, slightly spicy flavor. I got a few good steepings out of this so far adding to my mug, so it doesn’t loose flavor too quick.
Overall its a pleasant tea. This would be great for spring when you want the caffeine kick of black tea, but something less heavy and malty.
Flavors: Fruity, Grapes, Sweet, Tangy, Wood
Tried this from the herbal sampler. This gave me serious Teavana tea flash backs. Lots and lots of cinnamon flavor that ends in a very sweet fruity flavor. Doesn’t need sugar. I can’t really describe the fruit flavor other than on the more tropical side, with balanced lemongrass notes. Gave me nice smooth energy boost too. Probably wouldn’t buy more, but it was a lovely tea to enjoy.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Fruity, Lemongrass, Sweet, Tropical
Had this from my rooibos sampler. Both steepings where combined and used sugar to sweeten. I liked this more than the Pecan Turtle rooibos. Though honeybush is a less woody taste than rooibos. Sweet with the chestnut adding a nice brown sugar taste. The banana is there, though more in the after taste and in a more vague sweet starch flavor. I don’t remember the cinnamon much, but I don’t think it did more than a supporting role. Going to enjoy using this in a blend.
Flavors: banana, Nutty, Sweet