440 Tasting Notes
Mmmm I liked this one! This is what I expected of a straight green when I started drinking them (using bags, which omg were horrid). Slightly earthy, not grassy, and full of flavour without tasting like I’m drinking the water I boiled my greens in.
I can see why some people experience a buttery or a nutty note, I suspect that those are what I was experiencing as well, but I was just too happy to be sipping a straight green that I enjoyed to put more thought into the why!
This is not a tea for me to drink while at the computer apparently, since my cat won’t leave me alone and is consistently trying to get onto the desk!
I’m honestly at a loss with this one for a description. Or a decision if I like it or not. I want to like it. I love the smell of it dry, and even brewed it smells lovely. But as I sip it, there’s something there that turns me off, and turns my stomach. I’ve been trying to figure out what it is, and I’m thinking it’s the stevia. I’ve had bad reactions to it before and more and more I’m thinking I’ll have to avoid the teas that have it. Which is sad since Davids seems to be using it more and more. (Hint, if you’re reading this DT, please please stop this trend!)
My mouth is also having an aftertaste of the fennel slightly. Which strangely I’m not minding. So yes, I’m confused!
I enjoyed this one. I liked the blend of the teas, and did find it astringent, which I’m discovering I really like in my blacks for my morning pick-me-up. As the cup cooled it changed flavour slightly and gave me similar hints to what I enjoy in Red Rose. The Kenyan from Davids will still be my black looseleaf, but I can see me grabbing some of this as well for times when I want to play with blends. Am curious what it will do if I add some milk, now, as well.
I am super curious why this one is mostly referred to as a lavender tea, when to me it is completely coconut. Since I’m not a coconut fan, I was dearly hoping for it to be more of a lavender and honeybush blend.
Out of fairness for the tea I’m not going to rate it. I’m sure it’s a lovely cup, just . . . I couldn’t do more than three sips.
Finally a chai that doesn’t make me sit back and go, “this is nice, but it isn’t the chai flavours I love”. This one has the notes that make me happy, with it being a sweeter chai and therefore one I don’t have to milk for me to enjoy. It has a similar flavour to Chai Spice from the Tea Haus, but also has another note to it, I suspect that coming from the mate. I enjoyed this one, drinking it black, which is something I don’t normally end up doing for my teas. Definitely one I’ll consider re-stocking!
I love lemon teas, so I was looking forward to this one, despite the jasmine flowers. I’m glad I tried it, because I couldn’t find any jasmine notes. Black, I found that there was an intensity lacking, both as a tea and as a lemon flavour. Since I have a horrid sweet tooth I added some sugar, and voila! There was the lemon I’d been looking for. I’ve been told this one is excellent iced, so I’ll have to try it that way next time. Although since my cat broke my tea glass (my favourite, and the one I used to brew iced teas!) right after I finished this, I’m not quite sure when that will be!
So that’s what it tastes like straight!
I really liked this one, which makes sense to me since I tend to really like green rooibos tea blends. What I liked more than the flavour though was the scent. Dry, brewed, as a cup, it just smelled ever so slightly green and made me feel like I was in a spa or something. It smelled healthy. I’ve been waiting to find a tea I wanted to use as a tub soak and I think I may finally have the one. This with a bit of mint is going to be amazing!
Drinking wise, yeah, definitely drinking this one again too. Just . . . not from the bathwater!
I was lucky enough to be in the store when they opened the bag of this one, and the staff hadn’t tried it yet. So they did a traditional tea tasting brew and we all got to try it!
Dry, I got a combination of true rose scent with extremely strong peppercorns. I’m still not sure if I like or dislike the smell, since I love both separately but together they are . . . unique.
The taste was much nicer than I expected. I expected peppered rosewater, but it is by far more complex. There were definite hints of the coconut, and I didn’t get any perfume-ness from it at all.
I definitely recommend trying it, although I’m not sure if I’ll be buying it, and can’t figure out exactly what kind of numbered rating I’d like to give it, either.
Despite how I just laughed out loud reading AliPants’s review here, I have to agree with her. That’s the flavour I got as well!
I got this one in store yesterday. No idea how they brewed it, but since I tend to be lazy about taking the bags out when I buy in store, I ended up leaving the bag in the entire time I was sipping. It certainly isn’t a bad tea. There was a mild spice on first sip, but as the cup cooled, it disappeared and left . . . warm milked down chocolate popsicle.
I did add milk to the tea, and a bit of agave. Perhaps that’s why I had a different experience than most?