3867 Tasting Notes
Oh my goodness this is SO GOOD. That’s exactly what I exclaimed after I took my first sip. It’s a good thing nobody else is home now, because I get teased enough about how much of a tea nerd I am, me doing a happy dance over delicious tea (Tealicious Tea?) would only instigate more of it. Not that I mind, really, the way I see it is that they just don’t know what they’re missing.
This is so warm and cozy and delicious. The maple flavoring is PERFECT… strong and sweet but, it doesn’t overwhelm the Ceylon tea base which is pleasant and mild in flavor. This is the kind of tea that would be a good weekend breakfast tea … not really “invigorating” but instead the kind that you want to curl up with and really savor.
So very very good.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sharing this tea with me.I taste cinnamon, but it isn’t as strong as I expected it to be, and I taste a vanilla note to this, but the vanilla doesn’t taste authentic. It almost tastes like artificial vanilla extract. The black tea is a strong background note. This is just kind of “meh” to me, not something I’d hunt down to have again, but not horrible, either.
I’ve enjoyed this twice now. The first time, I steeped it for a full five minutes with a low temperature (about 170°F) and it had a pleasant flavor, but it was lacking, somehow … and the bulb did not fully open. I steeped it again and the bulb did not open, and the flavor was still needing something.
The second time, I increased the temperature to 185°F and steeped it for 2 1/2 minutes the first time. The bulb did not fully open but the flavor was much nicer. The second infusion was even better (although the bulb still wasn’t fully open), and with the third infusion, it was still tasty although the second infusion tasted better… but the bulb was fully open and GORGEOUS.
The flavor is light and floral, with a sweet grass and hay background. a VERY nice blooming tea.
Hmm… even though this is called a Nightly Beauty Tea, I’m drinking it fairly early (at least, early for me) because it contains Pu-erh and I generally find Pu-erh to be quite invigorating for me, and I thought that even though this has chamomile and herbs that I typically would save for closer to bedtime, I figured I’d have it in the earlier hours because of the Pu-erh.
I am really liking this. With my first sip, I noticed the sarsaparilla immediately (I love sarsaparilla) and I could also taste the ginger and hints of the cacao. This doesn’t have a strong pu-erh taste and I’m fine with that. Remarkably soothing, but I do still feel a little bit of restorative/invigorating effects going on.
This is quite enjoyable, really, and it is something that I think I could drink on a regular basis. Maybe not every day, but certainly every couple of days. Calming and gently restorative.
I was a bit worried about this tea after reading the reviews and noticing a common theme amongst them: this tea tastes like grape. I love grapes. But, I’m not a fan of grape flavored things, I don’t like grape ice pops or candies or soft drinks, I’m not even crazy about grape juice although I’d prefer grape juice (or wine) over artificial grape flavored things. But I love Darjeeling and that note of muscatel, and I think I’ve even tried a grape flavored tea that I liked from Lupicia and… now that I think about it, even one from Den’s.
And when I opened the pouch, I could definitely smell the grape. Once brewed, yep… grape.
The flavor is indeed grape-like, but, I notice other flavors in there too. I notice an ever-so-faint note of oatmeal, and a brown sugar taste too. Maybe a hint of butter, but, I would like for the butter taste to be a little stronger. It definitely tastes more grape than raisin … which, of course, I realize that raisins are in fact grapes, but, when I bite into a raisin, it has it’s own distinct flavor.
It is a tasty tea, but, it just doesn’t really deliver the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie flavor. It is flavorful, and I will certainly enjoy it while I have it, but this isn’t Frank’s best attempt. I do look forward to trying the Red Hot Cinnamon Chai in the next day or two, though!
The first time I tried this (several years ago) I did not care for it at all. It has taken me some time and several tastings to finally come around to this tisane, and now I actually quite enjoy it. It has a flavor that is very much like a creamsicle, but, the first time I tried it, I think all I could taste was that woody flavor and funky saccharine-y aftertaste from the rooibos … with very little orange or creamy yogurt flavor to speak of. Maybe I got a bad batch that first time around? I don’t know.
But now, I am really liking what I’m tasting. Maybe it just needed to grow on me. Whatever … I didn’t like this then, but I like it now. And since I didn’t have tasting notes of it back then, I think I will just rate it according to what I am tasting now.
Oh my goodness this is AWESOME!
It smells amazing, like warm banana bread. And the banana flavor tastes like real banana, not like banana runts. It is a sweet banana taste, but it doesn’t taste like candy banana. It is sweet and creamy and comforting.
I love this.
I am just now finishing the combination of my fifth and sixth infusions of this tea, and it is quite lovely. An incredibly complex Oolong … most Oolong teas are complex, yes, but, even for an Oolong this is a complex tea. So many interesting flavors emerge with each infusion.
It started out with a sweet and floral note, which is typically what I’d expect from a Tie Guan Yin, but, there was a stronger vegetal note to this, and a warm, peppery kind of spice to it that seems to settle on the back of the palate and tickles the tongue in the aftertaste. It has a thick, velvety mouthfeel that starts out very soft and sweet, and develops into more of a buttery taste and texture.
With subsequent infusions, I notice an apple-y kind of flavor that starts as a sweet flavor, and develops into a snappy, crisp, almost tart kind of flavor that reminds me very much of a Braeburn apple. I do notice the saffron flavors as mentioned in the flavor profile, they start out very slight and develop nicely by the time I’ve reached my third and fourth infusions… providing an interesting contrast for the sweetness.
I really love this Tie Guan Yin! But then, that is no surprise to me, as Verdant Tea is always top notch!
Loving having this tea back in my stash for a while. It is certainly one of the best Dragon Well teas I’ve tasted. Sweet and light and smooth, with a nice nutty flavor.
I received this tea as part of my Foodzie tasting box in January, and I was just a little disappointed that it was Pu-erh. However, this is quite good. Very smooth and sweet. Deliciously sweet with notes of caramel and hints of spice. There is a touch of salt in the background – not brine-y, exactly, but just a hint of salt that seems to work well with the flavors of the cup.
I really like this Pu-erh.