10 Tasting Notes
I’m finding out that I really enjoy spiced teas. This was no exception. It smelled amazing even before I brewed the tea. The spices were a bit more subdued after steeping, but all in all a pleasantly spicy tea experience.
Flavors: Almond, Cinnamon, Spices
I love this spicy tea. It is warming, with almost a festive taste profile. I have never managed to over-steep it. I’m not compelled to add milk or sugar, it stands well on its own. Nice for a cold morning, and its assertive spiciness completes baked goods quite well.
Flavors: Cardamom, Cinnamon, Citrus, Cloves
This tea smells really nice. I could enjoy that while the tea was still too hot to drink!
I appreciate the spice, striking the right balance between asserting itself and not being overpowering. The fruitiness is a nice complement to the spice.
This tea reminds me of Christmas, although that might be a result of the trauma of seeing Christmas decorations already on display in stores. A solid tea!
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Spices
I didn’t add any milk or sugar to this tea. I wonder how that would have impacted the taste. I’m wasn’t immediately smitten, but the aroma and first taste were very autumnal. It’s like all the smells of fall distilled into a cup. I noticed a slight bitterness, that may have been from over-steeping and could be mitigated by the addition of milk and sweetener, if so desired. As I drank it, it grew on me. I began to notice some fruity notes. A complex tea that I grew to appreciate!
Flavors: Caramel, Fruity, Leather, Smoke
I’m new with all teas except black teas, so this is really opening up my world. I enjoyed this tea, but I don’t have much with which to compare it. The nuttiness was a pleasant first note. The roasted quality came out later for me.
Flavors: Grass, Malt, Marine, Nutty, Roasted
I liked this tea. A nice change from my typical choice in black tea, darjeeling. Its pleasant smoky assertiveness is modified by a rich chocolate scent and taste. I also appreciate the nice alertness it provides in the mornings.
Flavors: Chocolate, Smoked, Wheat