313 Tasting Notes
At David’s Tea I was looking for some plain black tea and this caught my eye. I usually keep 1 of each “type” in stock at my house. The canister in the store had just enough for a few more scoops of Black Needles before it ran out. So I guess this is popular at my location.
Anyways, onto drinking this stuff. I was pleasantly surprised at how smoothly this goes down. It tastes like a nice, strong flavored black tea. What more could I expect? The fact that it has the strong flavor and it goes down really smooth, is a nice feature.
If I don’t feel like trying out new black teas I will probably just buy more of this.
I tried “rinsing” the pu-erh twice with boiling water. Then steeping it for a short time and drinking it. Not exactly David’s way but something I picked up from a tea book. (Hey I am a pu-erh noob, cut me some slack! hahaha)
It tastes better, but I am still not crazy about it. Its flowery and earthy. Like you wandered into a garden the morning after it had just rained.
On the 2nd steep (counting real steeping, not including the two I chucked out), it was especially mouth-watering. Unfortunately there is this funky aftertaste present with each sip.
If this is from the chrysanthemum flower, then I am beginning to think I don’t really care for that type of flower. If it is the pu-erh, well then I really ought to find some good pu-erh one of these days because I am tired of being so disappointed.
I didn’t expect this tea to taste so “heavy.” The chocolate really weighs it down. I can best describe this as being a comfort drink, and not something meant to refresh you.
Snacking on some blueberries made this taste a lot better. If you’re serving this drink to others, supplying some sweet fruit would be a welcome addition.
Not sure if I am going to drink a lot of this during December. I’m around so much sweets and junk food as it is. Also, I am not a big fan of chocolate so I didn’t enjoy this as much as others might. For me, this is a special occasion tea. Tasty, but not something I can drink more than once a week.
I smelled this tea in the store, and was blown away by the strange scents.
Tasting notes: it’s incredibly creamy and has an unusual flavor layered on top of the usual oolong. My husband and I really like this oolong, so it might soon become one of our favorites.
This is definitely worth trying once, because it is such a unique tea. It smells really good before and after brewing.
This smells like a mild apple cider. It tastes of apple, spices, and a hint of almond.
I think it tastes a lot better than an average spiced cider, and it has a lovely deep pink color when you brew it.
It’s very light, and has a warmth to it that is enjoyable during the colder seasons.
Personally, I enjoy having this all the time. Because it is so sweet and not full of caffeine.
It’s starting to cool down quite a bit. So I’m more interested than ever to stock up on some chai blends.
The spices add a special ‘warmth" to my day. Tea leaves before and after brewing, have a strong scent. I think that the ginger really comes out in this blend. It’s not overpowering, just enough to please your senses. As a chai blend, I usually prefer more caffeine but because it tastes really good I’m willing to overlook it.
For some reason, my husband said that this smells like funnel cake when it’s brewed. I guess it smells good for a dessert tea.
It tastes just like you would expect it to. The green tea is very mellow, and the lavender is pretty noticeable too. My husband thinks it’s rather “creamy.” I’m not a big fan of lavender, but this tea is still pretty enjoyable. Overall it is a light tea, not heavy on any strong flavors.