585 Tasting Notes
Anyone who follows me know that green teas aren’t really my favorite. I also adore swaps and getting teas that are outside my comfort zone from the generosity of other.
This one came from "TheTeaFairy* . I love all the cute things she writes on the packages – this one she wrote: “not too vegetal, never know you might like it”. Ok – I’ve been surprised before.
And I’m surprised again. This is probably one of the best green teas I’ve tried. It’s not too floral, it’s not too grassy, it’s not too vegetal – it’s just nice and light, not bitter. Fun little green tea. Green teas will never be my favorite, but I could drink a cup of this on occasion. Thanks TheTeaFairy
This was another toucha that the wonderful TheTeaFairy sent me.
I was drinking both this one and the Teavivre one today. I’ve been looking to find “leather” in pu’erh. Lots of people say that they taste “leather”. I don’t understand what the leather is. TheTeaFairy said that this one doesn’t have leather but the Teavivre one does. So I was drinking them side by side trying to see if I could pick out what was different.
Shrug – I’m no further ahead. This doesn’t taste like pu’erh to me – did you steep it long enough was the question – shrug dunno – second steep I let it go forever. Still not what I what I think of as pu’erh. I’m not saying this was undrinkable of anything like that. This just seemed like more of a black tea than a pu’erh to me.
This didn’t really help me find the leather. Oh well – thanks TheTeaFairy for the opportunity.
The amazing TheTeaFairy sent me this one in a box awhile ago. Thank you so much.
This is a really nice everyday pu’erh. It’s everything that I think a pu’erh should be – a little musty and a little earthy. There isn’t anything offensive here, just a nice shu. I like it’s simplicity. Some of my absolute favorite pu’erh is more complex than this, but sometimes you just want something nice and easy. This works for those situations.
Thanks TheTeaFairy for sending this one my way – I didn’t find the leather, but was nice to spend a couple of hours with this one today.
This is just ok for me. This is the second chai that I’ve had today that wasn’t really chai for me. This is black tea with a bit of spice and a hint of chocolate. It’s like the blenders couldn’t commit to the concept. I would prefer this if it were more chai and more chocolate.
Thank you TheTeaFairy for sending this one my way.
This was in the amazing/wonderful overly generous package that I received for TheTeaFairy.
I was in desperate need of energy today – this seemed like the obvious choice. This isn’t really chai – it’s more of a “wellness” tea to me. It is spicy but not really chai like, it has some undefined “herbal” quality to it.
I don’t think this gave me any energy, and I don’t think it’s a chai. Another tea that is totally named incorrectly.
Drinking this at work tonight. It’s good, it’s a nice black tea, but there are other Teavivre teas that I like better.
This one just seems a little too – fruity? sweet? something? for me. There is chocolate, there is malt, but there is also a little bitter ? (i don’t think bitter is the right word, but I’m not coming up with anything better).
It’s good, it’s nice, but not something I would restock.