59 Tasting Notes
I finally ordered from Tealish. I had been meaning to for 2 years, but I tend to always buy my teas (and well everything I ever buy) on sale. Tealish has never had a sale since I’ve been following them. Well – it’s so good I threw my “I never pay full price!” mantra out the window.
I ordered this one on a whim. I came across on the website and just thought it sounded good. I’m not sure if you can go wrong with Tealish but this one BLEW MY MIND.
It’s incredible. It’s spicy and fresh, but warm and comforting. I love it. I taste mint and pepper. Oh wow, do I love this. I’ve never tasted another tea quite like it.
Important to note that at the time of this note, it sells for $10/50g. While this initially seemed expensive to me, it is organic and it’s very light so you get a good volume for 50g.
Flavors: Pepper, Peppermint
I had entertained trying this tea before, but I wrote it off as just another generic ginger tea. But when I came across this one in my Tealish sampler, it was love at first sniff. The dry leaves remind me of Jelly Babies. (Which happen to be my favourite British sweet)
The flavour of this tea is soft and whimsical, which I’m finding is true of many Tealish teas. It’s pleasantly gingery, but without being too strong, and somewhat sweet and citrusy.
If I keep having success with Tealish teas, I’m going to have to take a trip to their store in Toronto…
(Though it does bother me when tea companies recommend people use boiling water, even on delicate green tea leaves)
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Sweet
This is very similar to Tealish’s Lavender Mint tea that I raved about in the summer. It also reminds me of Davids’ Midsummer Nights Dream tea. Both are pretty high on my favourites list, so that’s a good thing. I’m pretty in love right now.
It differs from Lavender Mint of course in the fact that there’s no mint in this one, which makes it a much more subtle flavour. It’s also got a creamy citrusy-ness to it.
I picked this up in a sampler pack of Tealish at Indigo today, but I’m glad to see that Well.ca carries Sleepy Fairy so I can easily restock!
Flavors: Cream, Lavender, Lemon, Orange, Vanilla
I was pretty skeptical of this. I’m not a big fan of nutty teas.
I only purchased 20g of it, and unfortunately it’s a ‘bulky’ tea, so 20g is barely enough for two large mugs of tea.
As it was steeping I was hit with the banana scent and mmmm!!! It smelled so good! I was very excited to drink it! It is definitely pre-sweetened, but not overly. I enjoyed the flavour and it definitely did have a bit of that “baked goods” flavour I wanted.
Downfall – It re-steeps horribly. Expect to have it once, and toss it out. And don’t forget because it’s weighty, you won’t get much to begin with. So if you are thrifty like me, the value just isn’t there. (OH I heart my Vanilla Orchid Oolong, that I can resteep like 5 times!!)
My first sip was like WTF? I found the taste odd. I was at work with it in my thermos. I kept sipping through my shift and it grew on me. I got to the bottom and was kind of like damn, I’m out of tea.
It’s very minty, with a smoothness creamy-ness and I get a hint of chocolate.
It’s not going to be for everyone, but I’ll scoop more up after Christmas when it is bound to go on sale.
Flavors: Chocolate, Creamy, Peppermint
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I bought this because I L-O-V-E Davids Vanilla Orchid Oolong, and wanted to add a pure Oolong to my collection. This is pretty darn good. It’s slightly floral and sweet. I added a tiny touch of agave and a splash of plain soymilk. Very, very satisfying. I really think I am an Oolong girl. Time to add more to the collection. (I do have at least 3 others, but they’re the types that are way over powered by additional flavourings)
Flavors: Floral, Green, Sweet
Best. Rooibis. Ever. Most rooibis teas tend to taste pretty much just like rooibis, no matter how you try to dress it up. “It tastes like caramal!” No, tastes like rooibis. “It tastes like frosting!” Nope. Still rooibis. But guess what? This one tastes like strawberries, and melon. (Someone else mentioned it tasted like melon, and I think that planted the idea in my head and I tasted it at first sip) Not rooibis.
Tealish! You win again!
Flavors: Melon, Strawberry