752 Tasting Notes
I think that Bamboozled from Davids is the only other bamboo tea that I’ve had. This one seems similar IIRC.
To me it’s mostly lemon grass with a hint of sweetness pineapple. Lemongrass isn’t my favorite and this is just ok for me. I would like this better if the other fruits came through more. Back into the box it goes.
I don’t know much about yellow tea, so when I found this one in the box I had to try it.
Interesting – it’s not as subtle as white tea, it’s not as grassy as green tea, it’s not as floral/buttery/mineraly as oolong, it’s not black…. it’s definitely unique.
I’m not even sure what this is. It’s a light tea but without all the stuff I don’t normally like about green and green oolongs. Weird… a little fruity. Smooth, gentle, no bitter, no astringent.
I used half the sample that was in the box, and as much as I would like to play with this some more, I’m going to leave the last of it for someone else to experience. I think I like it, but it’s hard to wrap my head around it. I would try more yellow teas if they came my way.
I miss Teaopia. I understand that my tastes have changed, but I have fond memories of Teopia teas – Teavana just doesn’t have the same appeal for me.
This is a nice apple tea. Subtle cinnamon – don’t like apple teas that are overly cinnamon. It’s a little roasty from the oolong, it’s a little nutty, sweet apple, hint of cinnamon and vanilla. I like it.
Now if I could just find some creamy nut oolong…..
I received a sample of this with one of my Mandala orders.
I really shouldn’t be writing anything about this tea. I’m still pretty sick – not sure how true my taster is. I’m just tired of drinking lemon tea, ginger, honey etc. Desperately needed real tea tonight.
This is real tea. I’m finding it really malty, little yeasty (bready), hint of chocolate. It’s doing the trick. I have more and will try it again when I can actually breathe.
Theteafairy sent me some of this and wrote on the package – for when you are sick. Well I’m sick. I’ve taken twice the recommended dose of Tylenol cold and sinus. I have a glob of Vicks under my nose and I still feel like I’m suffocating.
I can’t smell anything, I can’t tastes anything – I have no idea if I like this or not. I also don’t think it’s fair to say that the tea isn’t helping – I need more than tea to help this one.
Appreciate the sentiment fairy…..
Tonight’s tea adventure come courtesy of scribbles – wonderful, caring, generous, amazing tea friend. She sent me a message awhile ago saying something like – “I was browsing through your cupboard and noticed a gaping hole, so I’m sending you some samples that I think you should try.” At the time I had about 300 teas in my cupboard and couldn’t really believe that I had any holes – but as always scibbles was correct…..
This tea, what can I say about this tea. This is everything I love about Yunnan black tea. This is exactly what it should be. It’s sweet – honey, it’s a little malty, it’s a little sweet potato, thre is just a touch of stone fruit hanging around in the back. It’s awesome. I’m not getting the smoke that others have mentioned. The leaves are beautiful – not really tippy, more of a combination of black and gold leaves. I love golden teas, but the black balances this nicely – makes it more tealike. Yep even in my exploded cupboard, there is room for this one.
Thank you scribbles for introducing me to yet another amazing tea.