95 Tasting Notes
So I’ve never really had just a straight, white tea before! I’ve had a few different flavoured varieties but never just the tea on its own. I probably never would have tried this tea if left to my own devices, but last night I was invited to a little seminar at the David’s Tea near my house. We tasted different teas, and talked about the benefits of tea and how different kinds are processed and blended. I really enjoyed it!
And I really enjoyed this tea! It has a sweet grassy taste—but it isn’t a bad thing! If you’ve ever had one of Jelly Belly’s Bertie Botts grass flavoured beans, you’ll know what I mean when I say it isn’t a bad taste. It reminds me a bit of honeysuckle, or clover and doesn’t need sweetener at all to be incredibly pleasant to drink!
For real. I left David’s Tea with a tin of it immediately after the tasting!
This tea is light, flowery, and almost…peach-tasting! I sweetened it slightly, and I very impressed with it! I probably shouldn’t be drinking black tea at this time of night, but no matter! It’s light fruitiness makes it SEEM like something herbal, so I can pretend I’m not doing something I’m going to regret when, in a few hours, I can’t sleep.
It reminds me a little bit of Lipton’s White Tea with Mango and Peach, actually! Only, you know, 100x better, and with a lighter taste. You really can taste the flowers!
Defiantly one of my new favorites.
I drank this tea yesterday and then steeped the leaves again this morning! This tea has a spicy taste that lingers and I quite enjoy it. It’s a pretty basically chai, otherwise, but great to drink it the morning to really jump start the day!
(Especially after being out until the wee hours of the morning at a party, if you catch my drift.)
This is a satisfying black tea, but not a satisfying Earl Grey. It lacks the necessary bergamot kick. In fact, I can’t taste it at all…and I am a bergamot addict. I would suck bergamot oil from a dirty sock.
However! This tea wins back my heart just for being such a smooth tasty black tea. I recommend it highly as a breakfast/daily/morning/basic black because it’s incredibly easy to drink.
So, though I normally rank disappointing Earl Greys quite low, I find this one has a charm to it on its own merits.
This tea is HARDCORE!
I’m addicted to Bergamot! My favorite tea is probably Earl Grey, and in a few of my reviews I have complained when certain blends of Earl Grey pussy out on the Bergamot content. This tea makes up for all of that!
It’s pretty much the only tea I keep in my desk at work now. It’s delicious, has a nice strong flavour and it really helps me get through the good ole’ nine-to-fiver.
Well, my first encounter with smoky tea, was Mr. Morgan’s tea (http://steepster.com/teas/the-pierpoint-morgan-library/15626-mr-morgans-tea) and if you take a look at my review, you’ll know that it wasn’t a good one.
I went to David’s Tea to talk to one of the girls about Mr. Morgan’s tea and the fact it smelled like cigars and she suggested I try this one. So, although I was a bit worried that I just didn’t have a thing for this kind of tea, I thought I’d give it a shot.
It’s definitely different! If you like smoky teas I recommend it. I let it steep for quite a while (totally forgot about it) but the tea didn’t become too bitter or strong! The flavour lasts though, and the smell reminds me of a fireplace—which makes me feel warmer!
A good thing since I’m about to start facing down a Canadian winter!
Smells a bit like an Airwick ‘Apple Cinnamon’ air freshener, and I’m not sure that’s something I like in a tea. One of Zhena’s other rooibos teas was actually my first experience with red tea ever (And it was not a good one) so I was a little skeptical about giving this one a shot—but I’m glad I did.
I nice light, sweet taste! Reminds me of a nice hot apple cider! It’s a delicious herbal tea to unwind with while watching Hoarders on A&E! (which is my monday night ritual, do not judge me).