74 Tasting Notes
The first steeping tasted very much like peanut, but in a wonderfully savory way. The color was golden brown and very pleasant. The second steeping tasted similar, but more muted. The third steeping still had the color, but not much flavor. If this is what roasted buckwheat tea tastes like, I’m a big fan!
I received several 1oz. bags of teas from this tea company for Christmas last year, and have sipped my way through most of them. They were all decaf or herbal flavored teas, which I like to have in the evening during cold months. Not all of the flavors were what I would have chosen myself, and a few surprised me in a good way.
Made myself my first cuppa of this tea just now. It’s got a strong mint flavor with the inference of chocolate around the edges. It’s a bit like an after dinner mint. I don’t dislike it, but it wouldn’t be the first thing I reached for. The package suggested adding milk and sugar. I added a splash of milk, but not the sugar. I typically don’t sweeten my teas, particularly my evening teas.
I brewed this while I was making the batter for a honey cake this evening, and if there was a tea that tasted the way the honey, coffee, and vanilla mixture smelled like, I’d very much like to try it.
Flavors: Chocolate, Peppermint
This really should be called hot cinnamon with a hint of other spices and orange. I continue to hunt for a replacement for Della Terra’s Honey & Spice rooibos, as this is a nice tea blend, but not at all like that one, despite listing similar ingredients.
I received a sample of this tea in a recent order. It’s really mellow – the flavor is there and has complexity, but it’s not smacking you around. I like that aspect, however the flavor profile isn’t one I gravitate towards. A little too cookie and not enough spice.