484 Tasting Notes
I bought this tea for someone who then gave it back to me. I needed more herbals in my life anyways. The name of this tea is kind of misleading. You’d think there should be a stronger ginger flavor but it’s really mainly lemongrass and citrus with a coolness from the mint. There’s also a sweetness that I’m thinking is the licorice and fruit. I don’t taste the fruit flavors though. The ginger is just barely there. I probably couldn’t pick it out if I didn’t expect it. And I’m actually a huge fan of mint, but I’m not sure how it works in this tea. It doesn’t mesh with the other flavors.
I think I’ll be saving this one for colds and sore throats. The soothing mint and ginger should be great for that. And the cold weather season is upon us so it’s perfect.
Hmm… pretty good! It like an earthy lemon. You can definitely tell it’s a rooibos, but it’s not as strongly medicinal. I think I’m slowly getting used to rooibos thanks to all of DaisyChubb’s samples, this one included. :)
There’s a hint of bitterness. I think it’s from the lemon peel. There’s a sweet sugary kind of background that I’m finding in all my rooibos and honeybush I’ve tried so far. I thought it was part of the flavoring, but now I’m beginning to think it might just be the rooibos. I should get some unflavored ones to taste.
I love this tea. It’s a good lemon green that everyone finds agreeable. Even kids like it. I don’t think there’s any flavoring. Most of the lemon flavor comes from the lemon grass. It’s a solid sencha base. Even oversteeped there is no bitterness. Good for up to 3 steeps. It’s the only tea my husband has actually specifically requested. Usually tea is just some hot drink, but this one stood out to him. Awesome!
:( I’m still sad SpecialTeas doesn’t exist anymore. Is it bad that I feel like I lost a good friend? Why am I still sad about this? I’m only adding this tea to the database cause I want to keep my cupboard up to date. (Let’s see how long that lasts.)
The blueberry flavor here reminds me of those blueberry gummies. I love gummies! So it’s not the most natural blueberry flavor but I guess I’m pretty used to artificial fruit flavors from all the candy I eat. So in short, this is pretty good. The green tea is a bit harsh, so I’ll have to be careful next time I steep.
Maybe I can drink this the next time I want candy.
I’ve only ever had bamboo in savory applications so a sweet fruity bamboo should be interesting. Since everyone is saying that this tea is light, I was wondering how much leaf to put in, but I didn’t have to wonder long since I accidentally spilled some onto the floor and was left with what seemed like a little more than I’d want to use for one mug. Cool!
The liquid is lightly colored and it smelled a bit earthy and strawberry-y. I didn’t find the flavor too light, but I like light teas. There’s a hint of peppercorn and a strawberry finish. Very nice. There’s a character to the taste that I can’t describe. It reminds me of earth, not because it tastes like earth but because it is solid and grounding. I wouldn’t describe it as refreshing, but it is complex and tasty.
Strawberries always win.
Thanks for another great sample DaisyChubb.
The toasty apricot flavors become stronger by the third steep. The taste is still very strong. It can probably go several more steeps. The creaminess has faded to the background but it is still very smooth.
I’m lowering the rating here because I’m not really a fan of the more oxidized teas and this oolong is probably on the edge of being a black tea. It’s still enjoyable though.
Very maple-y! I tasted more apple than popcorn, but that’s ok. It was like a caramel apple tea. Like others said, the flavor is light but pleasant. I did taste the green tea, but it was only in a slight metallic vegetal flavor. It added dimension to the apple.
I loved the look of the dry tea. I felt like I should be tossing it into my mouth by the handful. Very snack-y appearance.
It wasn’t really my favorite though. I think I needs something to balance the sweetness. The apple isn’t really cutting it. Maybe some citrus. But that would be a different tea entirely… Perhaps more toasty flavor! If I ever get more of this tea, I’ll try mixing in some genmaicha. That should help the popcorn flavor at any rate. :)
Thanks for letting me try this DaisyChubb!
The leaves are small and fuzzy. They range in color from black to brown to red. There are some whites where the fur is especially dense. Clearly, these are young leaves. From the smell of the dry leaves, you can already tell that this is a more oxidized oolong. The scent reminded me of Hong Kong style milk tea. There is a smooth creamy character.
Flash rinse, then steep for 30 seconds. The tea is a light yellowish brown. It is milky and toasty. There is a hint of apricot and earthiness. It’s very sweet.
Very tasty. It’s definitely more like black tea than oolong, but it is very enjoyable.
Another win for this tea company! More info on the other steeps forthcoming. :)
I got to try some of this thanks to DaisyChubb. It is fantastic! There are copious amounts of pineapple and coconut in the mix. I have to admit, the dry smell reminded me of vomit. But I pushed forward and was rewarded with a delicious fruity and creamy drink. Yummy! I love the smooth coconut flavor. Half way through my cup, I added sugar and evaporated milk. Wow! I felt so guilty having a creamy sweet dessert for breakfast. But wait! It’s just a cup of tea. whew! Next time, I have to get some coconut milk and add that instead of regular milk.
Afterwards, I tried to eat the pineapple bits. Not bad! :)