328 Tasting Notes
Been drinking this one all day. With the spearmint and vanilla combination, it still tastes like an old fashioned New Orleans spearmint snowball. And I can vouch for this taste comparison as I had a spearmint snowball yesterday. I am thinking that the vanilla magically takes the bite off of the spearmint and brings out the mint’s sweetness. Still one of the best mint teas .
A big THANK YOU to RICKY for sending this tea sample to me. I was really suprised as I wasn’t expecting him to send me any more teas. I was even more thrilled when I opened the package and it was sample of Marco Polo, which I have been wanting to try forever.
Upon sampling this tea and its yummy strawberry goodness, it erased any yucky memories of the overly salty crawfish that I had earlier at dinner. To me, this is a guiless, childish tea- reminding me of Frankenberry cereal or jujubees or jolly ranchers….
Unlike most other French blends I have sampled, this one is not some frilly perfumy, hot-mess, but a solid, true, and not really sophisticated strawberry flavor.
This one is a bust. Glad that I did not purchase a whole tin- and started with the sample first. Phew! This has been a popular tea on this website, but, in my opinion, the cinnamon flavor overpowered the typical chai medley of flavors.Liberteas’ Masterpiece Chai is a MUCH better version of a chai and still has some of the mild qualities of the Golden Moon’s version…
Thank you, thank you Liberteas for this generous sample! This is a near perfect chai, no one spice or flavor predominates, no fancy milk steeping/boiling required. Although flavorful, it is a perfect chai for any novices who may be hesitant to sample the exotic blend of spices. I have had this three times since the sample arrived two days ago!
For comparisons- this one blows Golden Moon’s Kashmiri Chai out of the water. Liberteas’ is similar to Golden Moon is that it is mild but Liberteas’ version has more well-rounded flavors typical of a chai. To compare w/Samovar’s chai, this one is not as strong but certainly not any less good. Especially for the summer, Samovar’s almost seems to “heavy” right now….
First, I better not get too attached …Liberteas sent me a sample and I am thinking this is a limited edition since she is closing up the business.
This tea has a strong, natural caramel flavor. And I am going to miss this tea. It tasted like an old-fashioned Brach’s caramel square in the plastic wrapper….
I haven’t had too many caramel teas- just a sample from Upton’s (which I remember enjoying but can’t recall the taste) and a tin of Adagio’s caramel creme (which tasted artificial to me)…Oh well, the search continues…I have high hopes for Kusmi’s caramel tea…
I tried this one iced- cold brew method using the Bodum pitcher from Golden Moon. Seriously, refreshing. The vanilla provides a smoothness, sweetness and tempers the mint. I am getting addicted to my Bodum iced tea pitcher. Just throw some leaves in water and voila, the next morning, cold iced tea….