3883 Tasting Notes
I didn’t brew this quite the way the instructions suggested (by dropping a tea bag into a 20oz bottle of water), instead, I put five tea bags into my half gallon pitcher and added filtered water and allowed it to steep overnight.
This produced a strong flavored iced tea, but, I wouldn’t say it’s too strong, and certainly not bitter. Instead, it’s really tasty. I like that while the mango is a dominate flavor here, it does not overpower the flavor of the green tea, and the Matcha really comes through so deliciously. Sweet, slightly vegetative, and very restorative! Yummy!
I haven’t been posting much lately because I had a slight case of the flu toward the end of last week, and my taste buds just haven’t been up to snuff. But I’m much better now, and I think my taste buds are in check too, as I can taste the wonderful complexity of this Keemun. Bold and smoky, but I don’t find the smokiness to be too aggressive. A hint of dark cocoa in the background, and a layer of sweetness that lingers into the aftertaste.
A very pleasant cuppa, one I’m glad to have in my stash again. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/06/premium-keemun-hao-ya-black-tea-from-teavivre-2/
This is a remarkable Oolong – quite floral but with a nice fruit tone in the background as well. The taste is like a combination of honeysuckle, orchid, apple, plum and peach. So sweet! The aftertaste lingers a long time after the sip, this is one of the longest lasting aftertastes I’ve yet to experience. A brothy kind of texture – thick and almost creamy … but not quite.
A really delightful Oolong.
Hmm… not bad. It has an earthiness to it. It has a slight medicinal quality, but, then, it’s an herbal tea and I kind of expected a bit of medicinal taste to it. But, it doesn’t taste so medicinal that I find myself not wanting to drink it. There is enough intriguing flavor to this that keeps me interested.
There are some wonderful spice notes to this, not really SPICY… but, warm. It smells spicier than it tastes. I think that the herbals seem to curb the cayenne pepper in this just enough to keep it from being spicy.
A very enjoyable cup, even for a female.
I finally decided to create a couple of samples from Design a Tea. This is a green tea flavored with apple and hazelnut essences, and it is really good. The apple is like a green apple taste, a little tart, but also sweet and juicy. The hazelnut is a bit subtle but I think it would have gotten stronger had I allowed the tea to mingle a while, I was just so excited to try it that I forgot to allow it time to cure.
It’s yummy as it is though!
Mmm! I’ve been reading tasting notes on this tea and they never fail to make my mouth water when I read them … chocolate and coconut. YUM YUM YUM! So, when I placed an order with Harney, this was one of the samples I included in that order. Had to try it!
And it is every bit as tasty as expected it to be. Sweet and chocolate-y with a delicious creamy coconut flavor. The black tea base a good, solid base, robust but not so strong that it overwhelms the chocolate and coconut… these flavors really stand out.
I like this one a lot!
This is so good. So rich and flavorful. Rich with chocolate-y tones, caramel-y notes, a tone of earthiness that melds deliciously with the chocolate notes to create a very rich, inviting cup of tea.
So very good.
I really like this one. Sweet and YUMMY! The blueberry tastes authentic, and it is sweet with just a little tartness. It tastes like sweet, juicy blueberries! The yogurt is a nice touch, giving it a little bit of creaminess and a delicious tangy note. I like that the rooibos isn’t an overwhelmingly strong flavor here, I taste just a little bit of earthiness to the cup from the rooibos, but none of those sometimes funky rooibos flavors.
Sweet and delicious!
Wow, this is really good! I normally don’t care for the natural flavors of rooibos, but in this case, the natural nutty/woody tones of the rooibos work in this tisane’s favor. That natural nutty flavor melds well with the almond notes, giving it a deep, nutty flavor.
Overall, the cup is sweet, nutty, and has a pleasant creaminess to it. Very enjoyable.
This is absolutely lovely. The milk tones are subtle compared to a manipulated (flavored) milk Oolong, but, I like that. It allows the natural tones of flower and nut to come forward, and gives it a subtle “warm milk” kind of flavor in the background that is remarkably soothing.
Truly a delicious Oolong. I’m on the combination of infusions three and four as I type this, and I think I’ll take it for a couple more.