217 Tasting Notes
Overboard TTB #4
This got better as it cooled… brewed at 212 there wasn’t much flavor… but as the tea cooled the malt and honey characteristics started to shine through. Not something that I would rush out to buy, the flavor profile just doesn’t stand out to me as something special… nice but not a favorite
Overboard TTB #3
I’m not getting much of anything from this tea… definitely no chocolate and only a hint of mint which I don’t so much taste when I’m drinking the tea but more so as a slight minty tingly sensation in my throat afterwards… Not going to rate as I’m thinking this tea could be a little on the older side which has reduced the flavor and is skewing my experience.
First tea from my second box and so far London Tea Club is 4/4 in my eyes! Love the fact that the lavender was sent separate to the tea test tube so you have the ability to add as much or as little as your taste buds desire…. The tea itself smells faintly of lavender before adding any additional and there are some rose petals and blue cornflowers floating around in the tube. The tea stands up very well to milk, giving it a super creamy mouth feel and the bergamot and lavender flavours are present but not over the top. the tea is the perfect accompaniment to a sugar cookie or a piece of cake and makes an amazing afternoon tea pairing. The tea box came with a recipe for Myers lemon bars and I think I’ll save the rest of the leaves until I have the chance to try it out!
Ok, I’m really liking this and wishing I had of picked up a little more than just an ounce! I’ve noticed that banana is one of those flavors that either works really really well or is absolutely hideous… and Stacy seems to do banana oh so well… why did I doubt?? This tea has a good hit of banana and smoke and a touch of milk brings out the maple flavor. I’ll definitely miss this once its gone.
Overboard TTB #2
Mmmm… this smells delicious! The dry leaf smells a little bit like Russian Caravan to me (although I don’t drink a lot of this type of tea anymore… maybe its just flashbacks to childhood memories?) with a nice amount of warm spicy smokiness… upon sipping the tea definitely has some good amounts of malt, sweetness and smoke. Nothing is too overpowering just the perfect blend of smoky, woody, leatheriness… Yum!!
Overboard TTB #1
I’m a little overwhelmed by all the amazing sounding teas in the overboard TTB so though I’d start with something that looks pretty tried and true by the community to ease my way into the box… This tea didn’t disapoint! Hints of caramel, honey, vanilla and a touch of bergamot its like mixing a vanilla caramel tea with a very mild earl grey! I can completely understand why this is such a popular tea!
So school went back last week and I’m being totally avoidant! I have two classes left until I graduate and with working full time and also trying to study whenever I have a spare second I’m seriously starting to get burnt out… I’m at a point where I just want to toss it all in and do nothing but read books, drink tea and go to yoga… Oh, I wish I was a lady who lunched… Until I realize I’d be bored out of my brain in a couple of months…. Maybe :)
I’ve been enjoying this tea as a nice escape recently… In fact, I’ve drunk through most of my 2 oz bag in the last two weeks!! It’s the perfect creamy vanilla mint tea and I’m pretty sure this Christmas I’ll be buying tonnes of this and skipping the David’s Tea Santa’s Secret!
This was a sipdown so I guess I’ll miss you till the end of the year Christmas Tradition
Sipdown number three for the week!! Cold steeped in the fridge while at work for 12 hours today… sigh!! But at least I had this tasty treat waiting for me upon my return! I really wish this tea had more peach in it… although there are a couple of decent chunks of dried fruit in my sample the tea has a real mild peach taste. The tea isn’t bad, in fact its quite refreshing and delicate however I was kinda hoping this would be a punch you in the face with peach flavor, cant live without you in summer iced tea blend for me… alas, I must keep looking… Thanks Inkling for the share!!
Another sipdown! First cup of this yesterday was brewed hot and had milk added and it was tasty, the flavors developed as the tea cooled and there was a nice amount of raspberry but I didn’t get a lot else… Reading everyone else’s reviews I decided to cold steep the remaining leaves…. BINGO! Cold brewed in the fridge for 10 hours or so the tea developed some amazing flavors!! Suddenly I was blown away with the coconut, raspberry, cream and even the slight hint of cake. Hot I wasn’t sad to see this tea leave my cupboard, cold brew makes me rethink another sneaky order to Bluebird Tea Co. sometime in the very near future.