Smells like strawberry cereal. Tastes a bit sour and astringent. Over brewed? Welly sample is gone now but in general I liked it okay. I had to add some sugar and milk to enjoy it though. Really tired. Might need more caffeine. Blaargh. Or chocolate. :)
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I got a bit of this from TeaEqualsBliss and it is very tasty. This is a very smooth sweet tea with a kinda syrupy mouthfeel. The jasmine is elegant and sophisticated here with a slightly sunbaked grass flavor from the white tea base. The flavor of this tea is all innocence and grace. I hot brewed a cup and then used the same leaves in an overnight cold brew. Both were tasty. Every time I have a floral tea as well done as this, I can’t help but feel like a princess. But how can a princess be drinking tea in between doing dishes and feeding her dogs? Something’s not right! haha
In any case, thank you for sharing TeaEqualsBliss! It’s taking me forever to get to all the teas you sent me. And I still have all these teas from 52Teas’ grab bag sale. Then David’s Tea sent me a replacement for the Perfect Glass Mug* (because I broke the strainer) with samples of 3 teas, 2 of which I haven’t tried before! There’s untried teas up to my eyeballs! And a friend I work with claims I give him a lot of tea. hah! I only give him a small baggy full once a week or so. I’d give him more, but I’m afraid of revealing how large my tea collection actually is. People are already eying my DT perfect mug set with raised eyebrows.
*The whole set! ‘Cause they don’t sell the strainer part separately! For free! What excellent customer service! I feel bit bad about it, but hey, free mug! I’m giving it to my sister since she admired it when she saw mine. No strainer for her though. I needs it for my tea!
I think I’m not really a fan of the sencha Frank usually uses. It gets astringent too easily and has that indescribable flavor that i just don’t like in some Chinese senchas. That thick mineral-y flavor. Bleh. To be fair, most flavored senchas I’ve tasted seem to have an even worse base tea. And their flavors don’t come close to being as good as those you can get from Frank. And this tea makes a lovely spring green brew. And after that freezing subway ride to work, any hot tea is welcome.
The flavoring here is quite tasty. I’m of the opinion that citrus and jasmine are lovely together. This is a light floral flavor with a hint of underlying bergamot. Subtle sweet flavoring. It was probably stronger before. I think this blend is a bit aged. :)
Second steep is mostly just green tea with just a hint of jasmine.
Nice tea for a warming up after a chilly morning commute. Thank you for sharing TeaEqualsBliss!
I know I’ve written about this tea so many times, but each time I have it it’s like a new wonderful experience. The first sip is a bit of an autumnal toasty surprise. Then the fruity lychee and peach hit you. You enjoy your cup, sip after sip. It’s delicious. Then you put your empty cup down and go about your business. Minutes later, you realize you can still taste the tea in your mouth. So delicious still! Autumnal lychee. It’s the perfect point where late summer and early autumn intersect. Lovely lovely tea.
I rarely log a tea more than once. Even more rarely more than twice. I don’t know how many times I’ve logged this tea, but it just hit me today how lovely this tea is. It’ll probably do this every time.
Had it cold brewed today. It’s really tasty this way.
Yes, quite a strong lemon flavor. Too strong. Like chemicals. Like pine and lemon cleaning product. Perhaps I cold brewed too long? It was not pleasant. My husband refuses to waste the pitcher and plans to drink the rest with copious amounts of sugar. fortunately I have I good supply of other tasty lemony greens.
Sorry this was wasted on me TeaEqualsBliss. :(
Nom, hot oolong tea. How I’ve missed you. The weather hasn’t cooled down so much. Only a little from the recent rainy days, but still, it’s cool enough that a cup of hot tea doesn’t feel like torture. Plus the fan blowing in my direction doesn’t hurt things.
This cup of tea has the lovely green oolong aroma that I adore. Floral and vegetal and sweet and yummy. The color of the brewed tea is very lightly green, which I’m beginning to see is a trait of Fong Mong’s green oolongs. The taste is delectable. You are hit with a round sweet floral flavor. Then you notice the green vegetal spring-like flavor as the tea moves to the middle of the tongue. On the swallow, you feel the fruitiness and the barely drying and luscious quality of the texture. Don’t know why, but green oolongs often remind me of papaya. Papaya are sweet and floral and slightly vegetal in flavor so I guess the general flavor profile matches that of a green oolong.
Thank of for the generous sample, Fong Mong Tea. This is really delicious. :)
I got just enough of this to make a large pot from TeaEqualsBliss. Thanks! It makes a nice after dinner cup with a bit of sugar and a splash of almond milk. If you’re like me, you could add a drop of cream liquor as well. ;)
I can’t say it particularly reminds me of gingersnap cookies, but I did eat a gingersnap cookie with me tea so perhaps the tea was just pale in comparison to the real thing. It does have a luscious buttery smell. The rooibos is smooth and sweet.
This is quite tasty! I had it a few days ago so I can’t describe in detail, but I enjoyed the ginger and puerh combination. Very warm and sweet and comforting. Like an internal hug. It was also quite caffeine-y. I think I’ll save the rest for a cold day. :)
Thanks for this kittenna!
I’ve been drinking but not had time to log. :( I had a few teas that TeaEqualsBliss was kind enough to send me. They were tasty but I’ve forgotten why so I’ll log those when I have them again.
This tea though, I had it yesterday and I still remember it very clearly. It left an impression. :) not really a good one. To be honest, it tastes completely inoffensive. I couldn’t describe what I didn’t like about it. All I can say is that it reminds me of bitter melon even though it’s not really all that bitter. It’s slightly cooling. This cooling bitterness is much prized by the Chinese as medicinal quality in foods and drinks so I’ve had plenty of such flavors forced on me growing up. I think my dad would love this as a fan of bitter melon, but it’s not for me.
I gave the rest of this to a friend who enjoyed it. It’s was definitely an interesting experience for me as well. Thank you Kittenna!
I got some of this thanks to Kittenna! It smells do yummy while brewing. It was actually cool enough to do some hot brewing yesterday and this morning do I took advantage while I could!
At first sip, this seemed to me like something a coffee drinker might enjoy, though it is lighter than coffee. It’s nutty and desserty with a sweet profile. Quite nice. While this is nicely done, it’s not my favorite nutty sweet tea. Perhaps the darker oolong base is working against my taste buds. The base is roasty and adds to the nuttiness, but it’s not too interesting.
On an unrelated note, I’m hungry. :(
Wow, this stuff is spicy! I love that it’s called “Spice with Rooibos” and not the other way around. I opened this bag and took a sniff. The inside of my nostrils were immediately covered in some burny spicy powder. Never doing that again.
Then I cold brewed this for about 36 hours for maximum flavor extraction! After the first sip, all I could say was, “Wow, this is spicy!” I love a spicy chai! I love cardamom in my chai though and I’m don’t really taste it here. Lots of clove and cinnamon for sure! Licorice even. but no cardamom. :( Anyways, pretty tasty, but not the balance of spices I’m looking for.
thank you, TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this! It’s great with a chocolate bar. :D
I’ve always wanted to understand people’s fascination with Darjeelings. It sounds so tasty and exotic when others write about it. But my palate just isn’t suited for black teas and I can’t tell what the big deal is. Then TeaEqualsBliss sends me this Darjeeling, except it’s a green tea! Wow!
I had a whole glass of it, but I wasn’t paying attention because my husband was telling me about this movie he saw, and then we had a debate on something, and then my cup was empty. oops. Next time I’ll pay more attention!
From what I gathered though, this tea was a little woodsy and toasty, but also grassy. It reminded me a bit of Japanese greens, but not so smooth and brothy. This tea had a light sparkling quality. My husband tried a sip and said it tasted like black tea. I think I’m making some real progress with this guy! wooo!
I had a bag of this from TeaEqualsBliss. I’m drinking lots of bagged teas right now cause my new work location doesn’t make having a tea infuser easy in the office. This one was really great. I hate having caffeine at work because it makes me all energetic and then I just sit there for hours. Sucky! So I went with this rooibos.
So, I didn’t really expect to like this since I usually depend on flavoring to hide the unpleasant aspects of rooibos flavor. But this rooibos was just smooth and sweet. Not bad at all, really. I was sad when my cup emptied. But then I just had another tea bag so life’s pretty good. :)
Man, how to describe this tea. It all sounds like the craziest mix of ingredients but somehow it really blends well together. I can taste the mint and the chocolate before anything else. Then I notice the chamomile. The main reason I generally dislike chamomile is because it causes this tingly burny feeling in the back of my throat. I don’t know if I’m allergic or if chamomile just does that. So yeah, I get a bit of that tingle from the chamomile and some sweetness from the fennel. Let me say, I generally really dislike anything licorice, but here, it’s just a rich sweetness. The balance of flavors is truly amazing. Somehow, it reminds me of seeded rye bread. Smooth balanced rounded brew. Very unique and very interesting. I can’t say I love it, but I am impressed with the care with which this blend was created. Wow!
EDIT ah! Forgot to thank Kittenna for this sample! Thank you! It’s amazing!
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I got a bit of this from TeaEqualsBliss. The moment I saw this tea, I knew it was going to be something strange. There was all this powdery stuff mixed in with the tea. Hmmm… well I was in the mood for something both fruity and spicy so let’s give this crazy looking concoction a try!
I steeped it overnight in the fridge. The moment I poured in the water, all this blueberry powder can right out of the filter. I don’t really mind bits in my tea but why did they powder the blueberries? To get more flavor out of them maybe? hmm I like how they are trying to use real blueberries for flavor rather than flavoring.
I like the balance of spicing here. I this Yogic Chai makes very tasty chais. The white tea here tastes earthy and a bit chocolatey. The blueberries are slightly tart. It’s sort of strange, but not bad. I really prefer 52teas’ Peach Fuzz Chai.
Very tasty! The first thing I noticed was the full rich creaminess and then the vanilla. There’s also something spicy like cinnamon? Not sure. Can say I’m gettIng much pistachio but it may be the cold brewing. And I used too little leaf. I have some os this left so I can try again later! It definitely reminds me of ice cream, which Is just amazing to me. It some how has that rich yolky custard flavor. I also love that this is not a cheap sencha base like so many flavored greens are. It’s all about the quality here!
Thank you Kittenna for sending a sample of this!
I did not suspect that there was hibiscus in this when I started brewing this. Therefore, I was surprised when I opened the fridge and found a pink tea waiting for me.
This is quite nice as a cold brew. The flavor is definitely berries and plum. The hibiscus makes it a little tart, but I’m fine with it as a cold drink. Very nice tea. I think husband would enjoy this. He seems to like hibiscus. :)
Thank you for the sample TeaEqualsBliss!
Ya know, I never liked marzipan until I met my husband. My only experience with marzipan was with those ones shaped like fruit that people give you around Christmas time. It was so mushy and awful. bleh. I avoided marzipan ever since.
In Germany, where my dear husband is from, marzipan is well loved. My husband simply adores the stuff. I didn’t understand why. Then, he took me to Germany with him and bought me a chocolate bar with marzipan in the middle. And then I understood. Mmmm…marzipan. Such a unique and heavenly scent. This tea captures marzipan very well. It also makes me think of cherries. Almonds and cherries are relatives after all. The cold brewed rooibos is soft and well behaved here. Very tasty and relaxing night time tea.
I can imagine that this would make a tasty alcohol free Amaretto Sour with a squeeze of lemon/lime and some simple syrup. Gotta get more of this and try making a pitcher for my next party! :)
Thank you so much for this lovely sample, Azzrian!
I’m extremely sleepy this morning. My husband tricked me into going to a dinner party last night which honestly didn’t last too late into the night. But I got home so buzzed I couldn’t sleep until 1 in the morning. He of course passed out right away.
Had this cold steeped tea to cure me from my zombie-like state. I’m really beginning to enjoy whites a lot more than before. I think cold steeping may extract less caffeine because it doesn’t give me that headache I usually get. As a result, I drink more and relax more.
This particular white is fragrant with fruity coconut. I don’t usually think of coconut as fruity, but sometimes it is. Here, it’s fruity and creamy and very tasty. Love the fuzzy little leaves and pretty splash of color from the flowers. I think I prefer the coconut oolongs but this is definitely a light and soothing treat.
Thank you Azzrian for making my morning less foggy with this yummy tea
So lately, I’ve been making 2 or 3 cold steeps at a time. I lose track of what’s in what cup. I’ve started making a list on my computer to remind myself when I forget. which is all the time. Today, I had two cups to choose from when I got home from work. Since I didn’t remember what I was steeping, my choices were fruity smell green or creamy smelling white. I’m proud of myself for being able to distinguish that much from scent alone. :)
I went with the fruity one. Still having no idea what the heck I was drinking, I started to try and figure out the flavors. I got whats likely a bancha or sencha. Pineapple. Something like orange peel. A floral bitterness and sweetness from the fruit chunk, probably. A hint of strawberry.
Looking at my record, I see that I’m drinking Green Tea Fruit Smoothie from TeaEqualsBliss! And I’m not too far off! I guess the bitterness made me think of orange peel instead of mango. It’s not really terribly bitter, but it does detract from the experience. I should probably cold brew for less time with this one. It’s been about 20 hours since I put this in the fridge.
Anyways, refreshing and much appreciated chilled fruity tea after work. Especially since the water cooler ran out of water at work. So thirsty!
and for those of you who are curious, the creamy white turns out to be Coconut Creme. I’m so awesome. :)
Got this bagged as a sample when I ordered from Bird Pick. A pretty good earl grey. I’m no expert on earls but I know I’ve had worse. The flavoring here is balanced and the tea is bold and supportive. Very nice for a quick convenient cup.
Oh my. So juicy and sweet. It’s all strawberry with a smooth vanilla undercurrent and spicy cinnamon. Very tasty! I don’t know why I thought it would be dull compared to the Neopolitan Honeybush. I don’t know that this tea makes me think of pie, but cinnamon and strawberry are surprisingly excellent together.
This is my first attempt at cold brewing a honeybush. I think I should have probably used more leaf. The funky flavors that I tolerate for the sake of a caffeine free drink is also not present in the cold brew. The liquid is a nice transparent reddish brown instead of the usual dark murky liquor.
Another fabulous honeybush from Frank. Thank you , Kittenna for sharing some of this with me!
In my husband’s words, “Wow, what is this? It’s super tasty!” Best tea reaction yet. I’m finding that I really like 52teas’ bai mu dan. I don’t know where he gets it, but it’s chocolatey and sun dried grass. Good stuff. The currant flavoring is is quite nice. I do love black currant. Too bad the fruit isn’t more prominent here in the U.S. There’s a bit of artificial flavor here, but it’s not too strong.
I cold brewed this overnight. I was visiting my mom yesterday and brought her some oolong. I taught her about cold brewing. She had a cup of leaves going in the fridge when I left. :) I think I’ll call later to see how she liked the cold brewing method. It’s really the best in the summer and so energy efficient. :)
Many thanks to Azzrian for sending a sample! I’ve been wanting to try this one.
Edit: emm…I’m going to have to change my rating. Had this after the tea warmed up a bit. Tastes like ground up vitamins. not tasty. Best as a cold tea.