199 Tasting Notes
Ummm…..I am most certainly not ready for pu-erhs I guess. Dry—this smelled exactly like goldfish food to me. Not exactly wonderful. Brewed, it smelled exactly like mud and ash. It tasted pretty ashy and smokey, as well. This was not for me. I’ll definitely try more pu-erhs over time…but probably not for a while and maybe I’ll start with the flavored ones I’ve seen.
Flavors: Fishy, Mud, Smoke
This is lovely :) Just had it hot before bedtime and I can’t wait to try it brewed with a little vanilla coconut milk. I bet that will make it quite decadent. Honeybush has quickly become a favorite of mine since it makes everything pleasantly sweet without actually being sweet. I could do with more pineapple, but that part might be more noticeable cold or if I brew it stronger. This is one I see myself drinking often and maybe even keeping around!
This looked really pretty in the bag and is strong-smelling. I was hoping to fall in love with this one for a night-time tea but…alas…it was not meant to be. While I think it’s good, it’s ONLY good. I taste sweet chocolate. That’s about it. I couldn’t really identify the sweet as being caramel, either. And definitely no salt. I think I also expected it to feel a little thicker. I won’t repurchase this and will keep looking for something that tastes the way I had hoped this would, but I’ll enjoy what I have of it. Thanks for letting me buy this off of you, Ost!
Flavors: Chocolate, Sweet
I mostly tasted spice and a hint of cocoa. I would love to be able to find the graham cracker that is supposed to be in here. I’ll work on finding that next time and wait to rate it because I also think I oversteeped this just a tad. I prefer Golden Orchid so far from my tastings of Whispering Pines. This was another sample from Ost from when I ordered from her :)
Flavors: Cocoa, Spices
Oh boy …. I was not expecting to like this at all. This is something I never would have bought for myself but was generously given a sample by the lovely Ost.
I love this! This is surprisingly something I might like to purchase, especially during a holiday sale. I had it hot and thought it tasted like a berry rice krispies treat. It was so nice as an afternoon tea when I was feeling snacky and would of course make a wonderful nighttime dessert tea.
Just FYI, I didn’t taste the hibiscus right off the bat but could taste it on the second steeping (although, I never took the bag out on the second cup so….yeah).
Flavors: Berry, Marshmallow
Holy chocolate, Batman!
I was teaching some 4th and 5th graders today when I took the first sip of this. Apparently…I made a face. I know this to be true because my normally rambunctious students stopped dead in their tracks and stared at me.
“Miss O….what’s wrong?!?!?!”
“Chocolate….there’s…it’s….there’s chocolate in my tea!”
“Chocolate tea????” (At this point, they commenced their usual frolicking around the classroom, only now they were chanting “chocolate tea” in a really creepy but funny way.)
So, yeah. I actually couldn’t remember what this one was supposed to taste like when I grabbed it. I just knew I had really been excited to try it when I got samples from both Ost and Beorhthraefn almost back to back. Thanks you guys!
I think I’m in love. Oh dear.