418 Tasting Notes
This is totally on me. I should have known not to buy a tea with the word “smoky” in the name. The sweet potato got me though, and I ordered it. To be fair it’s not very smoky but I still taste it and it just isn’t my thing. The rest of this is going in Stephanie’s box. Someone else will be able to appreciate this more.
Well this is delicious. I don’t always like cheesecake flavors in tea but this one is rocking my world right now. The chocolate isn’t slapping me in the face – which is a good thing. I just got a nice blended pumpkin cheesecake flavor with a hint of chocolate yum. I think I might be a fangirl.
WayGood Tea is a new company to me, and when given the chance, I was happy to review this tea for them. They are based in Seattle and the focus of the company is promoting wellness through healthy tea. The product line consists of four blends; one contains camellia sinensis and the other three are tisanes. I was allowed to choose which one I wanted to review, and since I quite like both Earl Grey and lavender, this one was a no-brainer for me.
Full review and photos: https://tealover.net/2015/10/waygood-tea-lavender-earl-grey/
I would like to officially recommend that the name of this tea be changed from “Syrupy Pumpkin Pancakes” to “Syrupy Pumpkin Pancakes OMG” because that is what I say every single time the name of the tea comes out of my mouth. I mean seriously – could that sound any more delicious?
I picked this one on a whim this morning. And, I am really enjoying it. I think the flavors pop more as the tea cools. I brewed it at 195 (I always do that or my teas are too hot to drink for too long in my travel mug) and it has cooled a bit from that. I get more pineapple than marshmallow – although it’s not a sharp pineapple flavor so it’s possible the marshmallow is showing up by making it softer.
I was enchanted when I received the samples from Terrace Bloom in the mail. They came in a handmade paper envelope tied with twine. The letter that came along with the envelope said that it was made by a group of villagers in Yunnan using traditional methods. They also sent another one and invited me to give to a friend. I gave it to my tea friend Stephanie. Off to a great start!
More here: http://bit.ly/1MfCrOK
AKA Dwelling sent me a sample of this tea to review. Thank you!
The smell of the dry leaf is almost overwhelmingly cinnamon. I was reminded of walking through stores where they sell cinnamon brooms – it was that potent. The brewed tea is a little less so, but still mostly a cinnamon flavor rather than black tea or orange. I don’t get orange at all. It’s not an unpleasant tea but probably not one I would reorder.
The dry leaves smelled so appeaing – like honey and flowers. The smell reminded me a little bit of a formosa oolong. The leaves are very long, twisted back on themselves, and look pretty oxidized for a first flush, with a color that has brown, gold and green mixed in.
I am having a little bit of a hard time describing the flavor, and the words that are coming to me are “high” and “clear” – which makes little sense. You can officially call me crazy now. The flavor is definitely light and subtle and might actually remind me of a formosa oolong in flavor as well due to the natural sweetness of the tea.
Random Steepings girl reporting in! Today I take another look at the Amoda Tea Box, and this month it features indigenous-owned company The Capilano!