154 Tasting Notes
Nutty and sweet. It first I thought is was going to just be a nice white tea like all of the others… and then I hit the after taste.
I’m getting hint of floral sweetness and honey? I feels like a richer sweet than just sugar…
In a couple of days I’ll have this tea all figured out but, until then I’m just gonna sip.
Well! I have finally ordered something from samovar! To many glowing recommendations not to honestly.
So this is my first tea from them ever!
It smells smokey like a lapsang. I really was not expecting that but, it’s all cool man.
Since my boyfriend likes bacon so much I called him over for a sip and his first comment was that it smelled weird. I explained what a lapsang was and then he got it. Suprisingly to me, he didn’t like it. I figured he wouldn’t mind it since it was more manly. Oh well.
Anyways… I tried it plain first and I am really pleasantly surprised by the fact it needs absolutely nothing for me to enjoy it. Usually I need smokier teas to have a little sugar to bring out the under lying sweetness and take away some of the tannins.
This needs nothing at all to be extremely flavorful and smooth.
The flavor hits in three parts with an initial smokey burst followed by a smooth black tea impression and then it’s surprisingly sweet.
I’m gonna go enjoy my pot now. Yum.
Bad… but not that bad.
The jasmine flavor is not strong enough to block out the green tea flavor completely so there is some kind of balance… I didn’t say it was a great balance but whatever…
It’s better than bentley’s.
It’s got a cute little disney flower picture on it… that’s nice.
Yea I didn’t like this one. But… it’s not horrible…
second attempt and half strength!
still bad… it’s no where near as strong… (obviously) but the lighter flavors reveals more of the soapy weird sweet taste I was getting before. So i’m thinking it was better strong because the soapiness couldn’t come out through the overbearing jasmine thickness.
Geeez… Again the warmth of the tea can cover up some of it’s flaws so should you ever NEED to drink this (I think I know what my personal hell would be) drink it hot.
At least hell is hot… that will spare me the cold down after taste ickiness.
oohhh god… well I’m trying to give this company a shot… but they keep messing it up.
brewed at normal strength it’s way too strong. The mouth feel is excessively heavy and the perfume is waaaaaaaaay too strong. The nose is also oddly sweet… oddly … weirdly… sickeningly sweet.
I’ll try this half strength…
Also this has the same curse as all bentley’s… DO NOT LET THIS GET COLD… IT’S HORRIBLE COLD.
bad.. very very bad cold.