495 Tasting Notes
I’d never tried a Japanese pu’erh before, so this was something I got sent in a swap. It has a somewhat earthy scent, along with fruit. Maybe… plums. The flavour kinda dark and malty, with some hints of fruit. Since I brewed it in a steeper I’d used for a mint tea, I get some mint as well. Overall, it’s different… but good.
Because I wanted to try some green tea, I got this one too. Apples! It smells so nicely like apples. Not so much Autumn apples, but Japanese apple candies. The flavour is fruity, mildly sweet, apple, and I like the base green.
This would be something I’d like to try iced.
Flavors: Apple, Apple Candy, Green Apple, Red Apple
I got to try this iced. Mmm… grapes. There is a nice, fruity scent. The flavour is sweet, and certainly tastes like muscat. Somehow a lot of their fruit flavoured teas end up tasting like Japanese candies I like. This one reminds me of a certain gummy candy.
Liked it, but I prefer the oolong.
Flavors: Fruity, Grapes
This is one of the teas my classmate sent when she went back to the store.
Such an interesting sounding tea, so I had to try. There is a nice roasted, sweet scent, slightly nutty scent. The caramel came out more in the flavour, it made for a very different tasting pairing with the houjicha. I was surprised how much I liked it, and it made me think of dessert. Perhaps a dessert I need to make. (Now I want to try other flavoured houjicha.)
Flavors: Caramel, Nutty, Roasted, Sweet
This was the winner in today’s game of “Help Lariel select a tea” in the chat room. Teavivre was nice enough to send this so I could try more white teas. I get a mild floral/ honey scent. The flavour is pretty similar to scent, and still mild.
Not really my preference, but it was nice to try something different.
Second steep- Used a bit more leaf, and I like the floral flavour more.
Flavors: Floral, Honey, Sweet
The folks in the chat room kept saying I should try this on. So today I finally got to. It smells like earthy dark chocolate. There is a flavour like rich, dark, slightly sweet hot chocolate, and the name makes me think of a certain candy bar.
Since I joined the Dark Side long ago, it was certainly time to try this tea.
Flavors: Cocoa, Dark Chocolate
The very nice Ost sent me this to try. It has a nice green and fruity scent. This has a good peachy green flavour, along with some creaminess from the vanilla. I had fresh peaches with it, which was even better. Now I’ve tried all their peach teas. :)
Flavors: Green, Peach, Vanilla
According to the Steepster Chat Room, this should be my evening cup. I really like the name of this tea. It smells fantastic… very much like a rich, creamy chocolate. There are notes of fruit, and a bit of malt from both bases. The flavour makes me think of a really good hot chocolate with a light cherry/ chocolate dessert in a rich graham cracker crust, and a bit of creamy vanilla ice cream. And now I’m hungry.
Thanks Cheri for letting me try this.
Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Cocoa, Creamy, Vanilla
I got this in the post from Cheri today. And it was selected by the folks in the chat room.
This is a nice blend of two teas I really enjoy, and one type I really like. Most Yunnan blacks i tried give me notes of yams, and I get a bit of that in the nose. There are also some scents of chocolate, honey, fresh baked bread, plums, and general sweetness. The flavour is all the things I like about black teas (and the WP ones I tried)… cocoa, honey, bread, and a bit of yams. Overall, it tastes like fabulous.
Flavors: Baked Bread, Chocolate, Cocoa, Honey, Plums, Sweet, Yams