151 Tasting Notes
Every now and again, I hoard a tea, I hoard it so whole heartedly that when the time comes, the brew tastes wonderful. I hoarded about 400g of this tea. When they broke up their summer kits that summer, i bought every single 25g bag of it they had to offer. I filled my tin at summer’s end, etc etc. I love this tea so much.
Anyways, a few weeks ago i got to chatting with the guy working at davids and we got talking about this tea… i told him i’d bring him some because he also loved it and was becoming nostalgic for it, and i totally get that feeling haha… so i brought it to him. Fast forward to last week, I go back in and he dead stops and tells me how he made it a teapop… he said the vanilla and pear work perfectly with the fizz, and this is how it is meant to be served… so i brought some more in and tried it… and oh my god.. he was right… after drinking it as a teapop.. i don’t know that i’ll feel the same about it as a hot tea, or even an iced tea… it was pure magic.. if anyone has any left, i dare you to try it!
not bad for a lipton.. i’d been wanting to try this one, but was unable to locate it anywhere here in canada… so i got some sent to me in a swap and was thrilled.. i cold steeped it, but am going to try it hot.. it reminds me of davids berry good.. only its a black tea, which i prefer to a puh’erh … the berry good made my stomach hurt!
When I was very first into teas, it was a summer, when the fall collection rolled out, all I remember is this one being in it, and pumpkin chai. I spent so much time in love with pumpkin chai, that I neglected to drink this. Plus, I drank nowhere near the amount of tea that I drink now. I was a much slower sipper. Luckily, they brought this one out again. I tried it today, iced, because its insanely hot here. I love this tea… the apple isn’t overpowering, its a nice green, not white, so I don’t get that weird taste I usually do, and I taste a little bit of a hint of some kind of buttery flavour, which really does make me think of an apple pie… definitely going to add it to my collection!
This was not one of my favorite chai’s. I think i’m just not a chai person… I did however like this one iced.. maybe its because its summer…. I don’t know, I have saved a little bit so I can try it hot when the weather gets better, but I found it a little bland. Although the coconut did add a little something to it which made it a little creamier and sweeter.. I did like that aspect of it!
I love this tea. A lot of times when you get teas that contain kiwi (ie; kiwi’s big adventure, from davids), it kind of tastes artificial. This one tastes really natural … the ingridients all work really well together. The rooibos is nice and light as well, and doesn’t have this weird distinctive taste that I am very picky about with my rooibos teas!. fantastic blend!