153 Tasting Notes
Sara’s custom Advent tea calendar, 19th day!
The leaf smelled strongly of ginger and turmeric.
The turmeric and ginger are pretty balanced in the beginning of the sip, while I taste licorice root at the end of the sip. The taste lingers a bit after the sip, mostly the licorice root, but it doesn’t burn. This is milder than I thought it would be, with all the delicious spices. But it is strong enough that I’ll bet it would work great as a latte too.
Flavors: Ginger, Licorice
It’s the 18th day of Advent already? Time for another tea from Sara’s calendar!
This tastes like “golden” to me! I also notice honey and cinnamon notes. It kind of feels rich and light at the same time. I can taste the black tea also. I’m really impressed with this one.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Honey, Tea
The 17th, a good number for Sara, who gave me this custom tea advent calendar.
The smell is very subtle. It smells good, but nothing I can pick out.
Without using other tasting notes as a cheat sheet, I notice a honey note. It’s a really tasty tea! After reading the other tasty notes, I can pick out a bit of roasted and vegetal notes, but they’re very subtle. I imagine this would be great to drink while sitting under a tree, reading a favorite book.
Flavors: Honey, Roasted, Vegetal
Sweet 16th day of Sara’s advent calendar.
The leaf smells amazeballs. Steeped it smells… kind of like honey with a hint of spice.
The first sip was like some kind of spice journey without a map. There are a lot of spices in there, well balanced, having a party. There’s a note of honey at the end of the sip.
I had to cheat and look at the ingredients while sipping to pick out the orange zest and lavender flavors, and I still couldn’t pick out others. But I’m really happy to join the spice party. I am considering buying some of this.
Flavors: Honey, Lavender, Orange Zest, Spices
On the 15th day of Sara’s Advent Calendar…
Ooh, this is a fine green tea. It’s very smooth, with a pure taste, if that makes sense. It’s a little sweet, with honey notes. It’s very refreshing, even hot, and I would love to try i iced too. There’s also a very mild vegetal note. It’s really good.
Flavors: Honey, Vegetal
14th day of Sara’s Advent
Wow, the flavors really come together in the right balance!
I swear there’s chocolate in here, but it must be a combination of the other flavors, maybe the pu-errh and hazelnut. It tastes like chocolate-dipped strawberries. I can taste the hazelnut a bit at the end of the sip.
I remember them from my yearly visit to the Boise farmer’s market. I will definitely hit them up next time.
This is really, really good.
Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut, Nutty, Strawberry
Lucky 13th day of my advent calendar from Sara!
This is a pretty tasty Moroccan Mint. I taste the spearmint and lemon, and at the end of the sip, I swore I tasted bergamot at first, but that must be the myrtle. It’s smooth and kind of creamy somehow. The lemon and spearmint balance nicely until the end of the sip, where the myrtle takes over.
Flavors: Lemon, Spearmint
12th day of my advent calendar from Sara!
This one smells oh so lemony. The taste is very lemon, maybe some lemon zest, and a note of the houjicha that is stronger at the end of the sip.
The lemon flavor is so strong, that I’m not really enjoying the houjicha much. It’s an enjoyable tea, but I think it could be better. I wonder how it would taste iced.
Flavors: Lemon, Lemon Zest, Roasted
On the 11th day of Advent, my Sara gave to me…
Dark Chocolate Raspberry from Snake River Tea! And probably originally from East Indies Coffee & Tea Company.
Is there tea in here? I think I can taste a slight note of tea, but that’s all. But that is okay! I taste a perfect balance of chocolate and raspberry! Okay, the end of the sip is more strongly raspberry, but that is fine. Oh there it is, yes, black tea, hiding in the background, showing off the chocolate and raspberry. Mmm.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate, Raspberry, Tea
On the 10th day of Sara’s Tea Advent Calendar…
It smells very vegetal! Should be good!
Oh wow, smooth and quite vegetal with a bit of artichoke. There’s a little astringency. There’s maybe a citrus note and some kind of spice at the end of the sip. This is some good quality green.
Flavors: Artichoke, Citrus, Spices, Tea, Vegetal