89 Tasting Notes
Recommended time is 3-5 minutes, but 3 minutes was too long.
Smooth, dry, and malty.
A very smooth oolong. Fruity, but not citrus. More flavor as it cooled, but I could not detect the chocolate.
I had but a single serving sample of this tea from Teas Etc. I have delayed consuming it until my desire for a nice green tea was just right. It was worth it. This is a delightful tea, very smooth and pleasant. Great for these chilly afternoon wet-yuck days. It has now gone, but will be remembered in a future order.
I moved away from black teas during the summer. Their flavor just no longer been interesting. But lately, I have a very nice Earl Grey, and this very nice Assam. Maybe it was the teas. Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was Me.
But this is a very smooth, subtly favored Assam. I am surprised, and delighted.
Tried it with boiling water, and a short steep, and it is much more tastier. Actually, I didn’t choose to do that. My utiliTea thermostat is flaky again. But it did bring out a more malty flavor.
Compared to other Earl Greys, the leaves have a very strong, but pleasant, aroma. The brew however is relatively mild. Improving as it cools. This could probably stand a longer steep.
A definite sweet fruity taste. Probably honeysuckle, but I don’t know what honeysuckle tastes like. But, no chocolate taste. Maybe it is too subtle for me, but I have yet to have taste chocolate in any the teas which are supposed to have the flavor. That said, still a very nice, sweet, dark oolong.
Very pleased with this tea. More so as it cooled. The 1oz package will not last long.
A free sample from Chicago Tea Garden. Looked very interesting. I’ve not had a ‘chocolate tea’ before.
But I was disapointed. Couldn’t taste the cocoa flavor at all. There is enough in the sample for one more cup. Maybe I need to getthe steeping correct.
It was much darker than I would expect for a Yellow tea. Much closer to a black tea.