256 Tasting Notes
Thank you Shinobicha for giving me a sample of this!
This is my first tea with actual seaweed slipped into it. The dry leaf smells so tasty. I decided to eat some of my favorite Japanese rice snacks with the tea. It was just a great clash of tastiness. This is the most mellow genmaicha I have had. I taste a little seaweed at the very end along with sweetness. I have had kukicha where it was more roasted, and I like this better. Overwell, everything is balanced well.
The second brew, I taste more seaweed! I need some white tuna roll or some seaweed salad STAT!
I received this on my last order as a sample. I was really excited to try it. I love their pineapple green tea like nothing else. This blend was mellow. It was dominant orange, with their always tasty sencha. The orange was fresh smelling of the peel of the orange. If I had some mint leaves, I would of threw them in there. Makes for a great iced tea. I only rebrewed it once, and it came out with less orange.
Their pineapple blend really stole my heart and will be hard to beat. I just bought the cherry flavor, which I will probably open up today! Yay! I wouldn’t buy the orange, but it’s still nice.
I received this as a sample with my order. I love the sencha in it. I was unsure what to think of rose. Now I know, I don’t like rose if it’s a dominant flavor. If it’s a background flavor, I can take it. But straight up rose? I can’t do it. I still gladly drank the sample. I have requested they make a coconut flavor, since their flavored sencha are all top notch.
You must LOVE rose to enjoy this tea. It’s still good.
I received this from a swap. It’s just an okay oolong. It does have a natural pinching sweetness. It has a mint like taste that white teas have, too. Interesting. I am greener oolong fan, so I am slighted. But compared to other darker oolongs, it’s not a standout.
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.