4139 Tasting Notes
Amazing! This month’s steepster select box is the best box that I’ve received from Steepster Select (and I’ve been a subscriber from the start).
This golden monkey is fabulous. Even better than fabulous. One of the very best black teas I’ve yet to taste. Definitely earning its 100 rating from me.
I received my order from Kaleisia a week or so ago, but, I haven’t really had a chance to try the tea that I ordered until now. Here is my review of the ordering experience: http://steepster.com/places/3067-kaleisia-tea-lounge-online-tampa-florida
As for the tea, it’s really tasty. A nice caramel-y taste. The black tea is pleasant, a good, strong black tea. Overall, a delicious cup.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this rooibos… it is really quite nice. I agree though, it does take a little patience. The first couple of sips were very rooibos and nothing else, but, after the second or third sip, I noticed the flavors of chocolate and pineapple emerging.
The chocolate becomes stronger as I continue to sip. Never really a STRONG chocolate note, but it adds a nice, chocolate-y creaminess to the cup and melds nicely with the nutty tones of the rooibos, which is now not quite as strong as it was in the first couple of sips. The pineapple could be a stronger flavor as well, but, it does brighten the overall cup.
A very pleasant cup.
Pleasant. Se Chung is not my favorite Oolong, but, I do enjoy it. It makes a nice accompaniment to a meal because it has a fairly mellow flavor – nothing that will interfere or overpower the food. It also is delicious iced, one of my favorite Oolong teas to serve iced because it goes so well with other things … like a thin slice of lemon or lime, or even some mint. It has a very agreeable, amenable kind of flavor.
I’ve wanted to try this blend for a while, so while placing my most recent order (can’t resist that free shipping deal!) I made sure to include a sample of this tea.
I like this. The bancha has a buttery creaminess to it, slightly vegetal and sweet, and these notes harmonize quite well with the sweet caramel notes and the toasted nutty flavor of the sesame seeds.
Very enjoyable. A soothing, tea that is sweet, but not too sweet.
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It is astounding!
What a deliciously complex cup of tea. I will probably be echoing some of the other tasting notes here, because I do taste the sweet-potato/yam-like flavors, as well as the caramel-y undertones. I also taste a bit of spice to this, like a hint of nutmeg and pepper.
A remarkably good set of flavors to this tea… I’m so enjoying it! YUM!
I received a bit of this tea from a recent swap with DaisyChubb – thank you very much, DaisyChubb!
I really like this. I couldn’t find it on the Butiki Teas website, nor did I have any luck finding it anywhere here on Steepster. This is really quite tasty. The apple is a nice pairing with the flavor of the guayusa, and the spices weave their way in and out throughout the sip. It’s quite enjoyable. Sweet and delicious!
A lovely Oolong. I have tried the Fo Shou Superior Grade Oolong, which I also enjoyed. the charcoal notes were not particularly strong in the first couple of infusions, but, revealed themselves in later infusions. Nutty and sweet. Smoke note in the distance. The bergamot-like flavor was very faint in the first two infusions, but in the third and fourth infusions, it seemed to really brighten the cup. Not really a strong flavor, but just a hint of citrus-like flavor.