252 Tasting Notes
Thank you LiberTeas for a taste of this! I brewed it for a hot drink with cream. I added a little sugar.
It just isn’t me. I like hibiscus if it’s iced. I couldn’t taste the red tea as well. I tasted a little white chocolate, and I am not the biggest fan of it. I love black currant, but I prefer it iced, too. I don’t think I would like this tea iced, either. The flavors together just weren’t for me.
Oh SpecialTeas, why did you have to leave us? I love this tea!
I received this for Christmas, since this is all I wanted. I wanted it for mostly work and travel. I use it everyday.
Pros: I love that it’s a glass interior. There’s other models of this travel glass on Amazon, but some have poor reviews. I have dropped it already, from a pretty high height, and there’s just a small bruise on the lid. I bought the poly and glass model, 9 oz. I wanted to wait for their bigger one to come out, but I thought this size would better suit me anyways.
It doesn’t leak! However, if you use boiling water, you have to wait 2 minutes to put the lid on because of steam pressure. I sometimes cheat, then tap the top and slowly open the lid. That seems to work. I haven’t used rooibos for it yet, but judging from the strainer, it should be great.
Cons: It just lost a little points, for physical reasons. It’s double walled, and in the double wall, there’s like dust. Like maybe 5 bits. And near the Libre name, there’s a smudge of brown, from the printing of the inside design. It’s not a big deal though. The area to put the tea could be a bit bigger, because sometimes I would like to make double strength to put in my other travel tumbler for iced tea. It’s big enough, but no enough for the tea to expand.
Overall, I am glad I have it. I can have tea anywhere, all I need is hot water.
I bought this from Norbu after a month at looking at every gaiwan possible. It’s everything I wanted in a gaiwan. Light weight, glass, and around 4 oz. It’s actually 5.07 oz. It came with a sample of their oolong tea, which was an extra perk. I use it weekly. It was shipped fast, too! Plus, it was the best price, including shipping! I just hope I never drop it! :)
How can I be so blind? You know you have too many teas when you forget you have a gyokuro hiding around. I received this from Christmas as a gift from my mom. I finally found it in my green tea shelf. This has been an awesome week in tea for me. I had my first silver needle, first milk oolong, now the first gyokuro.
WOW, this tea is so beautifully green! When brewed, it just smells and LOOKS like fresh spinach. I let it cool a little, and this is truly a cup of perfection. It’s just so tasty, grassy. I really don’t feel experienced enough to give a description, it’s beyond words, too.
This is my first milk oolong. I’m onto my 3rd brew…this is some good stuff! The rebrews aren’t getting weaker…yay. Very smooth. I didn’t get the milk flavor until it cooled down. I let it sit til it was cold, and it came out even more. I think for the price, I am not sure it’s worth it. This style is likable, I wanted to taste more butteryiness to it!
I am glad I tried it.
I LOVE black currant in teas. It’s my favorite in black. So this being paired with white tea intrigued me. I got it with the V-Day sampler.
At first, I didn’t know what to think. I had to kind of just sit back, and enjoy the tea. I would of loved more black currant! But with every review I write with black currant flavored teas, that’s my complaint, so nothing new. It is very delicately flavored. Stood up for 4 rebrews.
This reminds me of another tea called Brazilian Delight, which I prefer to this one. It just has more fruit, and the black currant was more pronounced. It’s sold by Todd and Holland, but I googled the ingredients and saw other places selling the exact tea.
I like this tea, but I would of enjoyed more fruit. Though more black currant would probably hide the actual tea flavor, which it nice and light. Very nice iced.
This is my very first experience with silver needle. Well, I am a fan now! This ranks up there with having REAL sencha. And that changed everything for me.
I received this sample from Doulton. This tea is quite amazing. I got 4 rebrews from it, adding 1-2 minutes to each brew. And it’s great both iced and hot. It’s just so perfect, it has such an elegance to it. For being such a light brew, it produces such a loud flavor.
Thank you Doulton for this tea. It is quite amazing, and I am now addicted. I want to marry this tea.
I got this via tea swap with my friend. I can’t tolerate mate plain, but with other flavors, I can. And rooibos, too? I like! The blend is quite tasty and original from other chai teas. It’s like a tropical chai. I bet some coconut milk would be tasty in this. I took it with sugar and cream. I really loved the blend of spices.