4423 Tasting Notes
A really lovely Oolong! I can’t say that I had tried a Tsui Yu Oolong before I tried this one, but this one was absolutely lovely.
You can read about my different infusions and my experiences with those infusions here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/09/tsui-yu-jade-oolong-tea-from-eco-cha/
Eco Cha is one of my favorite companies because the teas stand out to me as being top-notch. This is a remarkable Oolong and one that should be explored! I highly recommend it.
A very subtle peach note. The black tea is definitely the star of this show – which is the way it should be when it comes to tea, don’t you think?
The black tea is brisk and a bit more astringent than I would like it to be. It’s a pleasant black tea with peach flavors but it’s not the best peach flavored black tea I’ve encountered. It’s just alright.
Of the different teas that I’ve tried from Just.Organic.Tea. this one probably stood out as my least favorite. I’m just not a big fan of hibiscus and there is a bit too much hibiscus in this for my liking.
I do like the green rooibos in this … it adds a bright, fruity note to it. (I generally prefer green rooibos to red rooibos because I like that light, fruity flavor of it.) I also like the juicy blueberry taste to this. I would like to taste more rose, and I feel like the hibiscus was sort of overwhelming the delicate rose notes.
It’s sweet and tart and not a bad blend, just not my favorite from this company. On the other hand, my daughter LOVED this. So it was a winner with someone in this family!
I liked this one. I don’t know that I got a pumpkin pie crepe that had been topped with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce or not. Then again, I can’t say that I’ve actually ever had this dessert before, but if I saw it on a menu, I’d be sure to save room for dessert so that I could try it.
It is an interesting medley of flavors though, and I can taste the pumpkin and the chocolate and the vanilla. I can taste notes of spice and the black tea notes in this too.
It’s tasty. It’s an interesting combination of flavors, but I like it.
I wasn’t all that crazy about this tea at first, but as I continued to sip it, I found myself liking it more and more. The first few sips had a very delicate flavor to them, but by mid-cup the flavors really popped.
The green tea is the star of this show. It’s a refreshing green tea with soft vegetal notes and a velvety butter taste. Sweet and quite nice. The passion fruit is a subtle flavor that seemed to intensify as I continued to sip.
This is really nice iced.
This was in my May Selection Club box from Simple Loose Leaf. The aroma is vegetal, sweet and flowery. The fragrance was certainly familiar as I’ve had quite a few Sencha teas, but the gentle floral fragrance was unexpected and nice to discover.
Sweet green tea notes. The vegetal notes are sweet – not savory, not bitter, not even bittersweet. Just beautifully sweet with a soft, smooth texture. Like liquefied silk.
It has a strong vegetal flavor, like something between grass and kelp, but without the savory notes that often accompany those two descriptive flavors. There is also a layer of fruit note, similar to apple with a creaminess that I’d describe as a vanilla-ish note. Nice!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/06/japanese-sencha-saga-green-tea-simple-loose-leaf/
This blend was just “ok” to me. It was alright. Not something I’d want to return to and drink again, but if it were something that was offered to me, I wouldn’t refuse it. Although I might ask if there were something else available. Nor is it something I would recommend to others.
A soft smoky note, hints of grass, flinty. The one thing that set me off with this was the jasmine, because it tasted off. It tasted contrived. It didn’t belong there. I normally love jasmine, but here it just didn’t work.
I didn’t hate it, but not something I’d be hunting down to try again.
I love the aroma of this tea. It smells so delightfully cinnamon-y. I don’t generally “love” the aroma of a pu-erh tea, but this one is an exception to that, because the cinnamon seems to work very well with the natural earthiness of the pu-erh. It doesn’t smell like a spicy cinnamon, it’s more of a sweet cinnamon like the smell you’d get when there’s a fruit pie with cinnamon baking. That kind of sweet cinnamon smell.
The cinnamon is smooth and rich … which is an unusual way to describe cinnamon, because it isn’t what I would normally categorize as a smooth spice. But with this tea, the flavor comes across as a true, rich cinnamon flavor like something you’d find in the top-notch spice shops. This is not your average grocery store cinnamon.
The pu-erh is mellow and earthy, but again, the earthiness here works to the cinnamon’s advantage. This is a really harmonious combination of flavors.
The early infusions were mostly about the cinnamon, but as I continued to steep I noticed the cinnamon began to wane and more of the pu-erh began to emerge. Deep, smooth and flavorful. Not bitter or astringent.
A really lovely tea experience.
I’m back and I need to get busy on getting caught up! I had a very stressful couple of weeks and wasn’t able to do much except deal with the issues at hand. Now that things have settled down somewhat, I can focus on getting my tea notes caught up on Steepster!
This tea smells delightful. Warm and cinnamon-y, with notes of pumpkin. It is also a very visually appealing tea with it’s cute little pumpkin shaped candies sprinkled throughout the blend. Normally, I’m not a big advocate on the candy sprinkles because they don’t really add anything to the blend, the sweetness they add is barely noticeable (if at all). Their only real purpose in a blend is to make the blend visually appealing and here, these candy sprinkles are doing their job. It is whimsical and cute but really unnecessary. Even so, they did bring a smile to my face because they’re so darned cute.
The cinnamon is not overpowering in this blend, and it shouldn’t be. And I can actually taste pumpkin! The black tea is a mellow tasting black – I suspect a Ceylon – but it isn’t so mellow that it hides behind the flavors of cinnamon and spice and pumpkin.
Definitely an autumnal tea, but it was nice to indulge in a cup of pumpkin pie in May too. It’s a good blend and I’d be happy to drink it again.
I don’t see this tea on the Tea Grotto website so I don’t know if that’s because it’s been discontinued.
It has a really nice strawberry flavor. I don’t taste as much “cream” notes as I would expect from a tea called Strawberry Cream but the strawberry is definitely there and it’s a really good strawberry flavor. It tastes like real strawberries, not chemical-ish or fake.
The cream notes I’m picking up on are more of like the natural creamy taste I’d get from a green tea. It’s still quite a nice tea though.
Since this doesn’t appear to be a tea that is available any longer, I’m not going to rate it.