45 Tasting Notes
I would like to say “Ditto” to what CelebriTea posted! I read her note as well as the description about the spices that followed. I didn’t intend for it to be sweet if you will, when it said cinnamon, but I did intend to detect it in either smell or taste. This had just a basic black taste to me, nothing complex about it. I drank this straight, I knew from the taste that sugar and cream would not complement it for me even. Sorry
First tea out of my first Steepster box! I brewed as recommended on the package. I am not very versed with drinking that many oolongs. I will say that I agree with the tasting notes on the package, there was a very slight caramel sugar/grain taste and I couldn’t put my finger on what the finish was but floral seems right. I drank this with no milk and sugar, to start my day. I usually have English Breakfast with sugar and cream but I am expanding my horizons. I enjoyed this but I am not a tea drinking purist if you will so because of my own personal tastes, I did not rate it higher. If you are into oolong tea, straight up, I think that you will enjoy this more than myself.
I got this as a free sample at the Philly Coffee and Tea Fest 2013. I actually was excited to try this. Never saw it before, but I really like Numi teas and Beet Cabbage-I mean, who would of thought. Said to let steep for 10 mins-which I did. It had a red color to it, but it wasn’t as red as you would think being beets are in the name. I think the black tea mellowed out the red. I could smell the beet and cabbage as well as the black tea. Tasted all three as well. The cabbage was distinct, I think you have to like cabbage, to like this. All in all, I would drink again. Think I would try the tomato one first. I actually have the spinach chive, which I am going to try tomorrow. This is just what it says it is, tea with veggie taste added, so don’t read into more than that-it is what it is!
This was included with the 12 Days of Christmas 2013 tea, CelibriTea sent out-Thanks so much, it was extremely appreciated! I would of told you that I do not like Earl Grey tea that much, if you would of asked me 6 months ago. I did a sampling of a bunch of black tea several years ago and after several earl’s I decided to stick with my English breakfast. Well, I revisted Earl several months ago, and after drinking an enormous amount of many different teas since then, I have grown a fondness towards him. I think the thing that really got me started, was a coffee shop day, when I tried a London Fog. I have to say, I enjoyed it so much, I had to try more. I enjoyed this Earl Grey. I will say that I did not think it was that ‘creamy’. It had a light earl flavor to it, not as pungent as other greys I have been drinking. I have read that the bergamot is the deciding factor in that, but I may be wrong. Anyway, I enjoyed, and will continue to drink Earl more regularly!
This tea smelled exquisite while brewing. It had a sweet blueberry hint to it. When tasting, the blueberry flavor was not as strong, but it was still there. Haven’t had a lot of white tea blends. This one looked very delicate and pretty with the small white tea leaves (even thought they are green in color-LOL) and specs of purple/blue. Thanks to Moraiwe for day #4 of 12 Days Christmas 2013, I enjoyed the experience.
Thanks to Isalia for Day #11 of the 12 Days of Christmas 2013. Love the name of the tea. Really had a good time learning about Herbal Infusions. Dan, the owner, has some really good videos loaded. The shipping is really reasonable, I think I am going to place an order. As for this tea, I think I steeped it on too high of a setting. I did a black tea setting but maybe right under boiling would of been better. Thus so, all of the wonderful flavors did not jump out at me but it was an enjoyable cup to start the day.
Day #7 for the 12 Days of Christmas 2013, Thanks to TeaTee! I have been able to drink this at least 4 mornings. I tend to like a nice black cup first thing in the AM and this hit the spot. I drank with just sugar and sugar/cream and I honestly liked best with just sugar. I am not seasoned into what is a good/bad Ceylon because honestly, until recently I have only begun exploring what black tea I was drinking! I liked this. Thanks so much for the generous sample.
Miss B gave this to me along with her day #6 tea for the 12 Days of Christmas 2014. I was sooo excited when I opened this!!! I LOVE Harry Potter! I saved this tea for just the right day, and today was that, relaxing day with my Hubby. The black tea with the note of butter sweetness was good indeed with the buttery taste being the main thing I tasted. It was a sweet butter taste with a tad artificial aftertaste, but still good all the same. Thanks again Miss B, You Rock!
- of 12 days of Christmas 2013. Roswell Strange chose this and I send much Thanks her way. I have never had a milky oolong so, I have nothing to compare it to. I have been wanting to try milky oolong so I was very excited when this came my way. I too had hoped that whoever did day #8 would pick a milky oolong! Smelled great brewing, nice deep scent and flavor. The leaves resembled green tea after it steeps, I felt, not sure if that is always so, but neat to me. I did not detect any milky taste sensation but then again, my tastes have not developed for this type of tea. I enjoyed this tea experience. Great to be introduced to Tea Desire as well, had fun looking them up.