766 Tasting Notes
I have to preface this note by saying I love wine. I also love tea. So the fact that there is a tea that tastes like wine – right up my alley.
On first smell, the tea leaves smell like a sweet rose wine (not rose like the flower, rose the wine, with the little dash over the “e”, I don’t know how to do that on the keyboard).
The tea brews light yellow colour and smells of sweet white tea and roses (the flower this time). The tea tastes like a sweeter version of a Californian cabernet sauvignon. Delicious. I would love to try this tea iced.
There is a slight astringent aftertaste that I often get with flowery teas.
I am unsure…When I first opened the bag and took a sniff the only thing I could think of was dishsoap. To be fair, I was washing dishes while I was waiting for the water to heat up. The dry tea smelled very strong of sweet lemongrass and for some reason this made me think of soap.
The brewed tea is a bright yellow-green colour. You can smell strong lemon grass and coconut. The teas tastes strongly of coconut with hints of lemongrass. I do not smell or taste any ginger. The green tea base is very faint. I am unsure of the taste. Again it keeps reminding me of soap for some reason. I must has used a similar scented soap product at some point in time. To be fair to the taste of the tea, I am not a huge coconut fan. Now I love fresh coconut and coconut milk (ie. buying a coconut and cracking it at home). But for some reason I do not like any other coconut, I don’t like pre-shredded coconut, coconut water from a can, coconut flavouring, etc.- its just not the same as a real coconut).
The taste is not bad. It does not taste soapy, it just reminds me of soap, so that is turning me off of this tea. The strong coconut flavour is also not helping.
The tea leaves a clean, fresh, aftertaste.
I think I will have to leave this tea and come back to it later on and see what happens.
The smell of the dry tea instantly transported me to a plantation garden in Hawaii. Smelled so good, tropical, fruity.
Brewed, this tea has a smell similar to pineapple, a sweet, tart, tropical fruity flavour. There is also a roasted smell, which I am wondering if that is the coconut.
The taste is delightful and delicious. I’m getting that slight roasted flavour, but also the guava and marigold. The mix of green and black tea base is very light. It is fruity and floral.
Next time I brew this I am going to brew it more like a green tea, and less like a black. I think it would make a delicous iced tea.
I bought this as a sample size and am a bit dissapointed I am soon going to run out.
Edit: I left the house to go and chip some ice so that the mail man would continue to deliver my tea packages(only when they don’t get lost in the mail, that is) and when I came back in the house has a wonderful pot pourri smell of this tea. Delicious. Just like luscious pineapple and tropical flowers. I’m just going to leave the used tea leaves sit out all day!
This is going to be a cupboard staple for me. As soon as I read the description of the tea, I knew I would like it becuase it had begamot (apparently thats all I need I guess).
The dry tea smells like a strong black tea, a mild bergamot scent, and I think I am getting vanilla. There is also a sweet fruity smell to it.
The brewed tea is very dark, which scared me a bit to taste it, but it was not too strong. The black base of the tea is well defined but it balances nice with the bergamot. Very similar to Earl Grey. There is definitely a sweet fruity taste, I can’t quite place which fruit it is, I want to say apple, purple grape…?
I think this tea should have been names Earl Grey in Paris!
Mmmmmm. I have been anticipating the arrival of my Red Leaf order just so I could try this matcha. I quite like the taste of Red Bull, and when I heard this matcha tastes like Red Bull I had to get some to try it.
The smell of the dry matcha is spot on Red Bull, the taste is the same as well. Now I don’t think the goal was to set out to create a Red Bull flavoured matcha, but I guess boysenberry is what Red Bull is flavoured with.
The matcha powder is fine and smooth. The boysenberry flavour is strong and mixes well with the matcha flavour. There is a boysenberry aftertaste but it is not unpleasant at all.
I made this tea iced and as a latte, both were delicious. I think I prefer it cold though.
I orderded robust flavour.
Quite impressed with the flavoured matchas from Red Leaf that I have tried so far. Will be making another order shortly.
You can find this matcha here: http://www.redleaftea.com/matcha-tea/boysenberry-matcha.html
This is a bagged tea in a silk bag. It smells very strongly of sour cherry, or more like sour strawberry candy. On brewig the liquor is clear yellow. It smells strongly vegetal green tea but also has a sweet sakura cherry smell.
The taste is great! It tastes very much like sweet sakura tea, not flavoured black tea, etc, but the traditional cherry blossom tea. There is a faint green tea taste.
I am finding with most Harney and Sons tea that they taste better once starting to cool. This tea does leave a bitter aftertaste, which I would attribute to the cherry flavour.
I also find that most of Harney’s tea bags contain a lot of tea and are good for re-steeps. I re-steeped this one and it tasted exactly the same as the first steep.
I first saw this tea in a local book store around the time of Will and Kate’s royal wedding. I was determined not to buy into the whole gimmick of this royal wedding thing, so I passed it by. Then I went home and wanted it so badly. But when I went back it was all gone, too bad for me.
I finally made an order from Harney and Sons and couldn’t pass up on this. Although I was disappointed I could only get it in bag form.
The silk tea bags have a generous sized amount of loose leaf tea in them, not the broken dusty bits, but real nice loose leaf.
The smell of vanilla and almonds had permeated the whole box before I even opened the tin. Smells delicious.
On brewing, it makes a lovely golden liquor which does remind me of a wedding or celebration. It tastes like vanilla, nutty, creamy, almond. Very delicious. It is slightly sweet, but not too sweet, which works well with the nutty flavour. It has a slight astringent aftertaste but it is not unpleasant.
It reminds me of sitting outside in late season summer, in the evening, with Disney cartoon birds chirping, just enjoying a cup of tea. As I drink it I am craving Scottish style shortbread. I would not call this a dessert tea, but I think it would be great after an evening meal.
I think it tasted best when it cooled to about 75C, I’m just guessing on the temp. As it cooled even more, it had an increasing astringent aftertaste.
Because the tea bag was so large I re-steeped. It made an excellent re-steep, however the taste was much more vanilla and not so nutty.
I originally bought this tea to make iced tea, but I decided to try it hot tonight.
The dried herbal mix smells of sweet strawberries and kiwi. Very fruity. Once brewed there was almost no smell. There was no taste at all except for a strong astringent aftertaste. I added some German rock sugar and this helped slightly. As the tea cooled, there was a sweet strawberry and fruity smell. The taste became stronger and you could definitely taste strawberry. I didn’t taste any kiwi. There is still a strong astringent aftertaste.
I brewed this as per the directions on the package: 1 tsp, almost boiling water, 6 minutes. But next time I will use more tea and steep for longer.
Because the taste is getting stronger as it cools, I think it would make a better iced tea, or even cold brewed tea.
Overall I am satisfied with this blend because it is the first strawberry blend I have tried that actually tastes like real strawberries. Almost all other blends I have tried are artificial tasting.
Received a sample of this from Sandy’sCuppa. It is super delicious. Dry it smells like whipped french vanilla icing. It has the same smell once brewed. I could hardly wait to try this one.
I am trying to increase my intake of green tea so I started cold brewing matcha every morning in a water bottle at work. I was just using plain matcha, which I quite enjoy. But I don’t know if I can go back to plain after trying this one.
It still has a distinct matcha taste, but there was also the sweet, buttery french vanilla flavour. Quite enjoyable. I still have a bit left over, so I am going to try it hot as well, possibly a latte.
I have my first order coming from Red Leaf, its currently in transit. I am going to be salivating until it gets here.
Mmmmmmm! Thank you so much Sandy’sCuppa!
The ultimate sick tea!
I spent the weekend babysitting two 5 year old booger factories. I am sure they spent the whole weekend trying to sneeze into my mouth and put their fingers into my food. I thought I had escaped unscathed but I was wrong. Couldn’t sleep last night because my throat felt like it was closing. Then all day today unless I had a Halls in my mouth I couldn’t breath or talk.
So I came home from work a made a cup of to tea with a healthy scoop of creamed honey. Felt really good while I was drinking it but back to razor blades after I was done :(
Well I’m going to have a freezie and off to bed. Hoping this doesn’t last too long.