11 Tasting Notes
I bought this lovely little tea from T2 yesterday (along with their adorable Dippy cup, I love this mug so damn much already). I don’t think it’s the most unique or stand out blend I’ve encountered, but it seems steadfast and a reliable tea to reach for when I’m stressed. I’m very keen to try this iced in summer, but I’m enjoying drinking this as a heated brew in the late morning.
I realise that giving this a rating of 100% is probably a bit dramatic, but I think this might just be the best tea I have ever consumed. Or at least my favourite, it certainly lives up to its reputation! I’m not going to lie here – what attracted me was the rad name, it’s the most metal name for a tea possible! The tea did match its name, delivering a gentle, sweet bite with a pleasantly rich warmth. Oh my god, it was SO good! I love the story behind the tea too. Guanyin certainly deserves all my thanks.
This is an old favourite of mine. I’m not overly fond of rose petals but I gladly make an exception here (even if I find it overwhelming at times). The orange blossom and vanilla are very soft, and meld well with the white tea base. It’s a perfect tea for any time of the day, although I prefer to drink it around mid afternoon, and makes for a gorgeous iced tea in the summer!
Flavors: Orange Blossom, Rose, Vanilla
I went into T2 the other day with my mother (who went TEA CRAZY) and the lovely sales dude encouraged us to try this one. Seriously, he was mad about it! He wasn’t wrong either, and I was very happy that he gave us a little pouch to cart home to try. I must admit I haven’t ventured into oolong territory much before, but I will definitely be going back after trying this one! I seem to have a preference for smooth, creamy tea and this fits the bill. Beautiful.
A fabulous tea! If you’re a fan of spicy chai but find the black tea base to be somewhat overwhelming, I can safely direct you to this delicate alternative. I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I tried a sample, but I was pleasantly surprised by the gentle hints of mint and lemon zest. This tea has flavours that have the potential to overwhelm, but they are balanced perfectly by the white tea base. If you’re worried about the integrity of the spices becoming lost at sea, fear not! It holds its own without dominating the other flavours, which includes a slight sweetness from passionfruit. Very smooth and pleasantly gentle – I could rhapsodise about this brew forever!
Flavors: Lemon Zest, Mint, Passion Fruit
I really enjoyed this tea, although it’s something I would only find myself drinking in winter. The cinnamon, orange, and rooibos ended up generating quite a smooth combination of sweet and spicy. I think the consistency was my favourite aspect of the brew – it was quite creamy, but never cloying because the strong flavours cut through some of the creaminess.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Rooibos