34 Tasting Notes
Another sample from Teavivre! I haven’t had Jasmine Pearls before. I have almost been staying away as I had a Jasmine tea that I very much disliked and I assumed I just did not like Jasmine. However, this tea is divine – aromatic like the Jasmine flower, sweet and light. Just a nice tea to drink over and over again.
One of my samples from Teavivre. Thank you!! What a generous company.
This is my first Milk Oolong and what a treat. Dry, this tea looks like little rolled leaves, quite darn in color. However, once brewed, these leaves open up. You can appreciate the whole leaf and see how it was picked. The liquor is pale greenish-yellow. The taste is velvety, sweet, faintly vegetal/mineral. I can taste traces of honey. All and all a wonderful cup.
This is the second pu erh mini tuo cha from a swap. Thank you CharlotteZero! I am quickly falling in love with Pu erhs. I love how the dark liquid appears after a short infusion time, I like how the leaves open up. Anyways this tea is so good, mildly smoky, faint smell of rice cakes, not bitter at all. I did 4 infusions with this and I could have got more, but it was time to CHHAAANGE PLACES! (I assume a place such as this gets its fair share of Alice in Wonderland jokes).
I am really enjoying the two genmaicha’s I’ve tried. This one is more mild than the one from Den’s Tea, but equally enjoyable.
Meh – I just don’t think I like black teas with fruit flavors. Whatchagonna do?
This is yummy. The bergamot shines through and the honey adds a bit of flavor. I had it just like I have my EG’s with a bit of milk and honey. Really great breakfast tea. Those who love EG will probably love this.
Smooth, lightly sweet and creamy. My first try at a Harney’s tea and I was not disappointed. Convenient and it is decaf :) I am always wanting some black tea in the evening.
Hello delicious. This is my first genmaicha which came in the Green Tea for novices pack. And what an incredibly generous pack that is. I brewed it as per directions. Boiling water, first infusion 30 seconds, second infusion 15 (although that felt backwards, is one not supposed to increase the steep time per infusion?).
This smells just like rice cakes – and this is a good thing. It tastes sweet and vegetal. Great tea for the evening, no astringency or bitter notes. I was not able to discern what flavor the Matcha added as I have never had Matcha or genmaicha before.