1484 Tasting Notes
There is something about this blend that I do not like. It has an off-putting aroma – maybe it’s the osmanthus flowers? I’m not too familiar with those, so perhaps that’s what’s throwing me off. This is also an older tea, so it could very well be that I’ve let it “age” a little longer than recommended. I’m not sure how long oolong typically keeps, but it also has green tea in the mix so maybe it’s gone off by now. Whatever the reason, I’ve tried this twice now and both times didn’t really care for it. I think I have one or two sachets left, so I’ll finish them off and leave this one behind.
An enjoyable tea. Rich, dark chocolate. I have others with similar flavor profiles that I like better so I don’t plan to repurchase, but I’ve enjoyed the sample.
8 ounces water + 195 degrees + 20 minutes
Not a bad resteep but it’s a bit weak. Not sure if it’s worth it in the end.
Flavors: Dark Chocolate
I wouldn’t compare this to a classic breakfast tea since I really only taste the honeybush. Which is fine, except I was really hoping for a solid nighttime version of a classic breakfast tea. Decaf versions are still the best option for me, I think.
I opened my email this morning and saw that DAVIDsTEA had announced the return of their Pumpkin Chai. Fall is on its way! I still have some of this from way back when, so I decided to have a cup. At least one person on Steepster noted that this has honey notes, so I’m also counting it as my tea for World Honey Bee Day. I did add honey to it as well, so either way it works. I made sure to get a little caramel cube in my cup this time, but the main flavor I taste is still clove. I love a clove-heavy chai, so it’s an enjoyable cup this afternoon.