75 Tasting Notes
I probably should not be drinking this before bed, but I am so excited to try my new Golden Moon teas! (I’ll probably be up peeing every hour all night after all the tea I’ve had so far). Anyway, I made a quick/short-cut chai with this. I heated equal parts milk and super-concentrated tea and put them together with some honey. Probably not as good as the slow cook method of making chai, but this is still really good. I love the cardamon and the cloves. Can’t wait to make this the long way tomorrow morning…in larger quantities.
This brews up to a light tan color. It tastes like citrus and mint. I am not tasting the “three types of pineapple” or any pineapple for that matter. I do taste the orange in the finish/aftertaste. Not bad. Not very inspiring either. Might be a good one for me to try iced. Won’t buy more after my “sample” is finished (in quotation marks because Teavana won’t let you purchase less than 2 oz)
This one is certainly beautiful to watch. The brewing process was more exciting than drinking the tea for me. I do not taste any jasmine in this. It has an intense vegetal flavor and tastes like a plain green tea. I did not like drinking it very much (just my tastes, not because the tea was bad). However, I enjoyed watching my first flowering tea “bloom”
I received a sample of this with my Verdant tea order that arrived yesterday (Yay!). The tea pieces are large and substantial – largest white tea I’ve seen before (although, I’m pretty new to this). Previously, I had been on the fence about jasmine, if that’s possible – I see on these boards that most people either love or hate it. Once I added a touch of sugar which really enhanced the jasmine flavor, this was wonderful! Very smooth with the white tea flavors and jasmine blending well together. I steeped this 3 times, adding a minute to each steeping, and all were excellent. Yummy!
This is warm, liquid dessert! I made this as a latte with some sugar and it tastes like a creamy caramel treat. It’s smooth and more caramel than chocolate, although the chocolate flavor is definately there. The sea salt keeps it from being sickeningly sweet. Instead, it’s drinkable dessert heaven. Yum!
Backlog from yesterday. I’ve got to admit that I had some expectations before trying this tea based on reading the steepster boards. I was expecting a small miracle in a cup. Too be honest, this tea pretty much lives up to it’s repututation. It is super smooth and really does have a luscious choclately aroma and flavor that is full and substantial. It also has a touch of comforting maltiness. Mmmmm….
As I am sipping this very bland cup o’ tea, I am seeing the other tasting notes suggesting that perhaps you need two tea bags to get full flavor. Perhaps there simply isn’t enough tea in this tea. I do not taste 20 herbs. I am primarily tasting the rooibos, anise, mint and cinnamon. Perhaps I would like this in the loose leaf tea.
I am very excited because I’m pretty sure my tea order from Verdant teas will be sitting on my front porch when I get home this evening. Yay!