1598 Tasting Notes
Mmmmm… The coffee smells pretty good in this. And I can taste the chocolately flavours in it. It’s rich but not as good as my Pumpkin Chai or Stormy Night dessert teas.
It’s really nice with the cream in it; this makes for a good alternative to coffee.
I’m happy I tried it, but don’t feel that I’ll need to replace it once I run out. It’s not as luxurious as I had imagined.
Time for another comparison! I wanted to brew Murchie’s Best Ceylon, and then I realised I had some Tetley’s Orange Pekoe in the cupboard as well.
Let the comparison begin!
I brewed both for 3.5 minutes as I was worried about oversteeping/bitterness.
Tetley’s Orange Pekoe smells like burnt earth, with a lot of smoke infused. The liquor is dark brown, almost like coffee. It tastes pretty much like it smells. I can see why I would normally add a ton of sugar and cream to this before consuming vast quantities of it. It’s funny because this is a tea I grew up with, but coming back to it after a year of drinking loose leaf teas, it seems like a completely different thing.
Murchie’s smells richer and clearer, with just a touch of smoke. Tetley’s is a dirty forest fire compared to this campfire. This one is a clear amber colour, more like I would expect from a black tea. It tastes nice too. I could drink this without anything, but I think it would benefit from cream. Murchie’s Ceylon is very nice, although still not my favourite black tea.
I was going to reward myself with Pumpkin Chai (with brown sugar and cream), but thought I’d give this one another shot. With chocolate, coconut, cinnamon etc I just feel that this SHOULD be an awesome tea. Yet, it disappoints again.
It’s still good. It’s almost like a hot chocolate with cinnamon in it. With the cream in it, it’s not as weak as I remember, but it’s just not amaaaaaazing. And not something I need to repurchase. The good news is that my tin is down to the “D” – I’m getting that much closer to filling it up with Cookie Dough or something else!
EDIT: As I sip away at it further I find I’m liking this one more and more. SO CONFUSING. But I’ll keep the lower rating b/c it’s not one that I"m consistently wowed by. :P
Thought I’d try some more of this to make sure it was as good as I thought. I brewed a whole pitcher of ice tea (7 minutes), and then used the same leaves to make another pot that was hot (which I’ve been drinking all afternoon). I accidently left the leaves too long for the second batch (about 14 minutes?) but it still tastes pretty good.
Verdict: Yes. Very good stuff! And now I’ve got some ready in the fridge whenever I want it! I’ve had too much for the moment so I better switch for a cup of Pumpkin Chai – haven’t had black tea for over 24 hours. DUN DUN DUHHHHHN.
Bought this one as Mulberry Monster – spooooky. What better to drink on Halloween?
I need more herbal teas as I’m trying to limit the amount of caffeine I consume in a day, and I picked up 40g on a whim after I smelled the dry sample in store. I’ve never had mulberry before, but the dry leaves smell so good! Fruity, nutty and sweet as well.
Figures – this is another one that smells different once you brew it. I’ve been caught by this before and should know better! Luckily (for me), it tastes GREAT, even if the liquor is murky and ugly.
It was really good as I sipped it hot, but I got caught up with a bunch of Halloween things, and am now sipping it cold – it’s still really good. I can mostly taste the nuts but it works really well. Some reviewers are comparing this blend to cookies and cake – I can’t say that I’m getting that, but I do appreciate the sweet nutty flavours in this and I like being able to drink an herbal tea that isn’t super fruity.
I drank the whole pot! Seems like it got nuttier as I got to the end.
I only used 1.5 tsp for the entire thing and that was enough. No sweetener required!
This one is a bit more expensive than I’d like ($9 for 50g) so I might not be able to justify keeping it in the cupboard all the time. We’ll see how long my 40g lasts…
This is such an odd blend that I was intrigued, and I had to pick it up. It was either this or the root beer one, but the cherry cola smelled better and I bought a tin. It wasn’t worth it, but that’s what I get for being irresponsible and impulsive!
Drinking it plain, this tea offers little flavor. I don’t really notice the sweetener and it doesn’t have much to offer but a weak cherry flavor. I added a bunch of milk and sugar and it didn’t really help.
It’s okay as an iced tea. It’s even better as an iced tea with milk and sugar. Or with rum.
I just want to drink it so that I can empty the tin and fill that up with up. Next time, I’ll pass.
The ingredients sounded like a great combination so I picked up 50g based on that and a whiff of the sample in-store.
Brewed 1 1/3 tsps of it for 5 1/2 minutes as I prefer my teas a bit stronger, but I didn’t want to risk it turning bitter. I actually measured it this time as to follow the directions so I think I ended up with less than I would have put in had I just ‘eyed’ it.
You can really smell the chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla.
The first few sips made me think of a really weak hot chocolate which was disappointing. Further sips helped me to appreciate the cinnamon and vanilla mixing in. I don’t really notice the coconut but maybe it’s just there to make the blend sweet. I didn’t have to add any sweetener which is unusual for me and black teas.
Overall it was good but not great. I suspect that if I add cream or milk to it, I would enjoy the blend a lot more.
Prepared in-store with agave nectar added.
Very smooth and tasty while it was hot and the agave helped bring out the flavour. It’s pretty sweet to begin with though, so I might not have needed it.
I can definitely taste the melon and apples but I can’t really distinguish the other ingredients. It has a pleasant fruity/flowery taste and I would definitely drink it again in the future.
I let it sit for a few hours and came back to it then. It was still really tasty – I imagine this would be a great iced tea!