270 Tasting Notes
I was not expecting to like it. I read in the reviews the word “smoky” and mentally wrote this tea off. Wow, this tea makes me rethink houjichas! Deep, robust, very chocolately. So dark and yum. It’s a sweet kind of smoky likeness. I’m going to try the latte recipe on Obubu’s website. That sounds pretty delightful with heat of the summer day.
I bought this as I was missing Golden Moon’s version of this. This is still decent, but it’s nothing compared to GM’s. I drank it iced. It was weak, I will up the leaf next time. The leaves smelled nom nom. I wouldn’t buy it again, but worthy of a try. It was missing the creamy coconut thickness I wanted.
I got the sampler from Obubu. I went for this tea first, since it was perfect for making into iced tea. The leaves are very interesting. They are very rough looking. I brewed the recommended away. It’s very thick tasting, so I added more ice. It has a nice, strong flavor. I chugged the sample in less than 2 minutes. Rebrews 2 more times.
It seemed lightly grassy. I would drink this again, though I am more interested in what else they have to offer.
I got this at my local Japanese store. I was looking forward to passion fruit flavor. I LOVE anything passion fruit. It’s hard to find products that include it, since it’s so pricey here in the USA. It shouldn’t be though.
I made this into an iced tea. The passion fruit is in a perfect strength, and very real tasting. You can’t smell it, but it’s there. I might have to check out the other flavors they offer. The black tea in it is brisk and refreshing. No astringency.
I have some passion fruit puree in my freezer, I might have to make a fun drink with this tea!
I have been wanting to try this tea for sometime. I guess they only offer it during the spring/summer season. I love peonies, and knowing they are in this tea make me happy! The tea is so brightly flavored. It was complete perfection for iced tea on a cold spring day.
It just tastes tropical. It doesn’t taste like a certain fruit, just a little floral. The green tea in it is light enough to share the flavor and stand on their own. I am glad TeaGschwendner was out of Green Coconut. It forced me to buy something else. This was a great pick! It rebrews once more.
I forgot to review this tea! I received this tea from a swap eons ago from AmazonV. This was my first time making matcha. A nice refreshing smell of strawberry. The matcha was just ok. I usually like matcha mixed with genmaicha or sencha. I mixed the matcha with some coconut ice cream and made a shake. The matcha wasn’t as upfront as I have had. The strawberry came at a little. I drank it plain, too. I wasn’t a fan of the matcha. The flavoring was ok.
This mixed with banana would probably be good. It just wasn’t me.
I got this tea for my mom. I have tried and tried to get her into other types of tea, but she just wants her sweet and spicy Good Earth tea.
So I brewed some for both of us, and we both tried it. I found it bitter, and the flavor was weak. I needed sugar to enjoy. My mom took one sip, and didn’t want anymore. We tried it iced, and it was hard to drink it all. I had high hopes for such a tea with such a following. Just wasn’t our kind…
Tea can be like music sometimes. My favorite band Everclear, some of their early stuff I didn’t care for at first. But once I started listening to it, the early stuff was all I wanted! This is what happened to me with this tea.
It grew on me a little more every time I had it. So I have to up my rating! And now I love it!
I purposely ordered tea to obtain this. I love trying something rare. It is a nice medium black tea. I couldn’t tea anything sencha about it like that others. My tastebuds can be lame. I like the fact they attempted black tea. I feel honored to have it! I would drink this again if given the chance. Not my all time favorite, but yummy.
I really was looking forward to this tea. My first experience with Silver Needle was with Grace Tea Company. I absolutely loved their tea, so I wanted to try this one. This wasn’t anything like it! It’s just okay. It’s didn’t have the oomph that I had from the other Silver Needle. It also loses points for needing to add a lot of tea leaves to produce a flavorful cup. It resteeps 3 times.
I wouldn’t recommend this tea, it was a let down for me. I think I’ll just go back to Grace Tea Company, their Silver Needle will be hard to beat!