558 Tasting Notes
I’ve been using this for iced tea, sometimes plain, sometimes as a base to blend in other berry or citrus tisanes. It was really good with the Lemon Youkou. Anyways, today, for the first time, I decided to try this hot. I was considering tossing the tea, because I was downright sick of it iced, but thought it needed a chance hot first.
My oh my is this a good breakfast tea. I added 1/2 teaspoon of german rock sugar and would have added milk, had I had any. This is mighty fine. Many more steps up from traditional lipton (thank goodness). I could see myself drinking this as a daily cup. It’s a nice pick me up. This tea may be just what I need to get into unflavored black teas. I feel another Harney order coming on! (black blends here I come)!
I had such a strong craving for this tea last night, but as this is caffeinated, I opted to wait until morning. This is such a delightful tea. I love the brightness. Made a big mug to enjoy while being lazy and watching a movie. I can be lazy now that I’ve done the dishes, 2nd load of laundry is done and a cake is in the oven, and it’s only 7:30!
Another Christmas tea sample from 52teas. There is such a strong banana aroma to this tea that I had to increase the rating from the last tasting. The flavor that comes through is a smooth sweet sencha with banana and light peach flavors. I really am getting banana candy taste in this tea. I used the whole sample (about 4 tsp) in a 3 cup teapot and steeped for 2 minutes. There were several floaty bits in this tea, but I blame my strainer as it wasn’t as fine a strainer as the IngenuTea strainer I usually use. This tea was very warming and exactly what I didn’t know I needed tonight. Very delicious!
Got a little behind on my teas of Christmas posts, as this is yesterday’s tea. I was so excited to open this sample as my 2oz pouch has long since been gone. This was one of my first teas from 52teas and still a very favorite tea to me. I love the strong black current aroma this tea gives off even though it is light and sweet in flavor. I find this bai mu dan base very fearful. Have a second steep cold brewing in the fridge to drink this evening.
Another tea of Christmas I’ve been slowly enjoying all day. I got to try a few sips hot, but forgot it on the counter before running errands this evening, so I’m enjoying it cool/room temperature this evening. I probably shouldn’t be drinking this caffeinated tea this late into the evening, but I don’t have anywhere to be early tomorrow am.
I agree with the others on the “thin mint” girl scout cookie semblance of this tea. I wish I had a little half and half to add to this as I think it would make a great chocolate mint tea latte. Delicious tea, glad I have enough for a few more cups:) Also glad this is from the permanent stock and I can add more to my shopping cart!