3953 Tasting Notes
Oh my I am LOVING this tea!
The flavor here is so fantastically light – if a Formosa Oolong and a Darjeeling got together and had a love child, well, that is pretty much what I’m tasting now. It tastes very Darjeeling-esque, with notes of muscatel and that crisp lightness that I’d experience from a Darjeeling, but with a smoother texture and flavor of an Oolong. I can taste the peachy note of the Oolong, and the grape-y muscatel from the Darjeeling. It is so delightful.
My usual response to a bagged tea is “ugh” … and generally, I procrastinate trying it because of that automatic response. But, this is really a very pleasing green tea … surprisingly good, especially considering it’s a bagged tea.
It has a strong green flavor – that is, strongly vegetative, with grassy undertones and an overtone that resembles mild steamed vegetables that have been lightly buttered. A hint or two of kelp in there too, but, only a hint, nothing that I find to be overpowering or off-putting.
I’m actually quite enjoying this, it has a smooth, relaxing kind of flavor that gently restores as I sip it. Then again, I’ve been quite impressed thus far with the tea offerings from Hampstead Tea, this tea just reaffirms that opinion.
I’m the first here to review this? Really?
OK, well, this is a tea company that I’ve wanted to try for a while, but I didn’t know which teas to order … I finally settled on this and their new Fortune Dragon Green Tea – as well as a box of their tea infused truffles (come on, you knew I couldn’t resist those!)
This was a very good choice. The flavor is so creamy and coconut-y. The vanilla tastes very natural. It is sweet and creamy but I’m not finding it to be too sweet. I like that the base is a Nilgiri tea rather than the standard Ceylon. It gives it a bold richness. Overall, a very pleasant tea.
I am revisiting this one today, this time sans the milk. I find that without the addition of milk (I did add a little bit of turbinado sugar as I typically do sweeten my chai) this has much more of the “red hot cinnamon” that I expected with my first cup but did not find. I’m liking it much more this way, before, it was a delicious chai latte but I think that the milk did mute the cinnamon.
This time I feel better about rating it.
My husband and I went out to Shari’s for breakfast this morning, and I ordered the Earl Grey. Ugh! Horrible. That was Earl Grey? What a shame that that disgusting tea shares the same name as some of the best teas I’ve ever tasted.
I could only swallow two sips, and then had to ask the waitress to take it back and bring me juice instead.
I am really glad that this tea came along with January’s newsletter, because it is one that I have not yet tried but have been wanting to.
It’s really quite nice. The plum flavor is mild, and the Oolong flavor is the prominent taste in the cup: buttery, sweet, and slightly vegetal. I can taste a hint of rose – but just a hint.
A really lovely flavored Oolong, I like it.
A lovely Mao Feng – grassy, yes, a little, but, while it once was off-putting for me, I find it quite nice now. This is sweet and delicious, with a lovely nutty tone in the background, and a hint of fruit flavor in the foreground.
Very pleasant. Very enjoyable.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this one my way.
These leaves are so cool looking! Little tiny spirals.
This tea is categorized as a green tea, but it looks and smells like a white tea. It even brews to such a pale, white tea color and tastes a bit like a white tea at first. It isn’t until after a few sips that it is more recognizable as a green tea.
The tea starts out with a very fresh, dewy sweetness which builds toward a nutty tone, and sometime thereafter, a fruit-like flavor appears – apricot! There is very little vegetative tone to this tea, even in the subsequent infusions.
A truly memorable tea. I like this one a lot.
Having previously tried their Nightly Beauty tea, I felt fairly confident that I’d like this one … BijaBody seems to know what they’re doing. They focus not only on the benefits of the ingredients but how the ingredients will affect the overall flavor.
This one tastes quite a bit different from the Nightly Beauty tea, even though they do have many of the same ingredients. This one has Oolong in addition to Pu-erh, and the Oolong is a bit more prominent than the Pu-erh as far as flavor goes. The Oolong adds a lightness, as well as a smooth, creamy taste and texture to the cup.
The cayenne is different too, and it provides a gentle warmth. I know that usually you don’t consider cayenne to be anything close to being gentle, but, the other ingredients manage to keep the cayenne at a mellow level, providing a warm heat that never gets too hot or spicy. It’s quite pleasant.
I like this.
This is really nice. I love that cardamom is the focus in this chai mix. So often other spices overpower a chai blend and the flavor of the cardamom gets sacrificed as a result. Not here. I can taste the light citrus-y tone of the cardamom. It gives this chai a brighter flavor than the typical chai! I like it.
This one isn’t as spicy-hot as some of the other blends from Jaipur (like the ginger, for example!) but I like that this one is still warm and spicy without being hot… it explores a sweeter, subtler spiciness that I’m really enjoying.