204 Tasting Notes
On the 8th Day of Christmas…
I steeped this tea for 3 minutes and it is about as bitter as if I’d steeped it for 10. It has a lot of good reviews, so maybe I did something wrong, but I followed the time/water temp of many of the people who really enjoyed it. Strange.
After putting milk and sugar in, it is enjoyable. There is no way I could ever consider drinking it any other way. Sad :(
On a happier note, today is the first day of my VACATION!!!
I found this seller on Etsy and thought I’d give it a shot. She hand blends her teas.
This is a really wonderful tea. The tea is pale in color and smooth in flavor. The earthy oolong is definitely the flavor in the foreground. The lemongrass and hibiscus are mild and in balance with the oolong.
Putting this on my shopping list :)
Update: The more I sip this the more I can taste the sour (in a good way) lemongrass. YUM!
I really really want to love this tea because I love cotton candy, but I just don’t. The cotton candy flavor that should be there just isn’t for me. It’s better when I add milk and sugar. Thank you to LiberTEAS for sending me a sample so I could give it another go. I’ll be passing the rest of this on to Kim :)
This is a tea I’ve wanted to try for a while. It was so sweet of LiberTEAS to include it in my Christmas Swap box.
Does anyone else do this? I heat my water while I’m blow drying my hair. Then I pour it over my tea to steep and go back to getting ready. Sometimes I forget my tea. AND then over steep it by 10 minutes. GAH!! That’s what I did this morning with this tea. Bummer. I can tell it’s a great tea, so I look forward to my next brewing. I hope I don’t mess it up again.
On the 5th day of Christmas…
I haven’t had a chance to try the 4th day Earl Black yet. Must taste it this afternoon. Kim and I went ahead and had today’s tea this morning.
It was a nice smooth nutmeg/vanilla black tea. I couldn’t really taste pumpkin or cheesecake. Pumpkin pie is a favorite of mine and I was hoping to have a bit of that flavor in it. I can do without cheesecake, so I was happy not to taste it. It is a good flavored black tea, but doesn’t really taste much like its name would suggest.
Received some great news tonight. Felt like celebrating by enjoying a cuppa rooibos while watching the series finale of Gossip Girl.
This was one of the many generous sample I received in my holiday sampler box from Nicole. I LOVE this tea! It doesn’t have the greatest of reviews here on Steepster, but I’d like this to be on my shelf always :)
It is wonderfully honey flavored with a hint of lemon. I like that the honey is the dominant flavor. Honey has always been a favorite of mine. It needs to become the sweetener I use more often with tea. I can barely taste the rooibos, but I think it works as a base. It is calling for a second steeping.
Kim, you need to come over tomorrow night for a cuppa :)
On the 3rd day of Christmas…
Okay, so my friend Kim and I are a day behind. Hoping to catch up this evening with Earl Black.
At first sip, this reminded me of Adagio Teas Lemon Cloud Rooibos. It has a very similar flavor. I can definitely taste the lemongrass. Green tea is not my favorite, but this was enjoyable. The more I sipped it, the more I could taste the grassy flavor of the green tea.