217 Tasting Notes
I drank this tea last night as my caffeine free herbal. Hibiscus is the dominant flavor here – but I am on of the few here on steepster that are okay with that flavor. I like this alright – but likely will not re-purchase. I am still looking for the perfect fruit based herbal infusion for the evenings.
I used this tea as my first try at gung-fu brewing in my new gong-fu teapot.
I did 4 steeps. In each steep I got different flavors, flavor profiles .Overall it was a slight sweet flavor with slightly vegetal notes. I was so focused on trying the tea and the process of gung-fu brewing that I forgot to take notes at every steep!! (oops) I got really into the pattern, the close control over temp/time, and the process.
Luckily, I have enough tea from my Liberteas Sample Box packet that I can try this again gung-fu or my conventional manner when I get a chance.
Overall an enjoyable sweet, honeyed taste.
Also, I discovered I LOVE the process of gung-few brewing. Now, even though I JUST got the teapot I want a gaiwan! Oh, tea as a hobby, you will be the reason for no $$$ in my bank account!
Another tea I purchased with the 25% off friends and family…and another Teavana tea that I just do not enjoy. Unfortunately, everything I buy from them seems to be on my “ugh” list.
It smells great. I smelled it in store, as they wafted it across the desk at me with the giant lid of their tea-wall containers. Juicy pear, sweetness, a ting of floral were all things I detected in the scent. (At Teavana they LOVE to WAFT the scent at you with such force its amazing!)
As the tea steeped it smelled great as did the dry leaves.
Sadly, the flavor does not meet the expectations. I taste candied peaches with such a fuzzy mouthfeel that it just makes me purse my lips.
I know other tasters have liked this one. I will be making a swap list for the discussion board later this week and this will be in it…anyone want it?
I brought this to work on my thermos for my late morning – afternoon tea.
This note is somewhat of a combined effort from the last few times I have drank this.
This tea is wonderful. First off, I LOVE Jasmine. I have yet to try a Jasmine tea that I dislike. I love the earthy-sweet smell of Jasmine. I love the lightly tingy taste of Jasmine.
This tea is a GREAT example of Jasmine. Also, a BLACK tea in PEARL form WITH Jasmine just makes me skweee! I love everything about it. To picking the pearls out of the container to steep, the smell, to the lightly flavored taste. I have drank Jasmine pearls before (green) before and they were always Much smaller. These are more like marble sized whereas the others were more like mini ball bearings.
Also, my purchase of this tea was my first (personal) example of the delightful customer service at Davids. The store only had approx 2.3 oz left. Rather then make me buy the required amount to get the free tin – because they did not have enough to make it to that amount they just gave me the tin! Very nice, and not expected.
I purchased this tea a few weeks back when Teavana had their 25% off friends and family coupon.
To begin, this tea tastes like a tisane. I can’t really make out ANY oolong flavors in the blend. I thought this might be the case from looking at the dry leaf – it is clear that this is mostly fruit chunks / non-tea bits and very LITTLE dry tea leaf.
The odd thing about this tea is that I like the way it tastes alright – its not my favorite but it is enjoyable ONLY if it is in a travel tumbler and I cannot smell it. The tumbler turned into iced tea as I got distracted at work this morning so I opened the lid. When I could SMELL the aroma I really was not interested. The aroma is VERY STRONG FRUITY and artificial smelling.
WITh the lid closed on the tumbler this was a drinkable fruity beverage. I don’t MIND this tea, but it certainly is not my favorite.
Does anyone want to trade for this?
BACKLOG! I drank this yesterday.
This came in my LiberTEAS tasting box.
This is a really light tasty blend. The black tea is a lighter variety and I can taste the Ceylon and Darjeeling. The flavor is more like eating a peach and less like a peach pie. I find sometimes with fruit teas the flavors tend go to into the realm of pie / candy.
This is a light blend that was pleasant to drink over the course of an afternoon. The peach flavor is very subtle. This was a nice cuppa tea but not something I would stock regularly.
Thank you Kallieboo! for sending me this sample. Almost everyone seems to love this tea, I am the anomaly…
The dry leaves smell AMAZING!
The color of the tea is a light amberish green.
The tea smells very fishy. Did I oversteep? It is past Vegetal and into the salty – brothy – and into fishy territory.
When I dumped the cup down the drain there was so much minty potential. Yet – it just did not work for me.
I used the directions on the package to brew this one. It ended up being a VERY dark brown color, almost like I was drinking black coffee. The flavors were VERY STRONG IN YOUR FACE and lacked any nuances. I will try with less time if I make this again. I do enjoy a hearty English Breakfast but this is not for me.