10 Tasting Notes
The flakes of gold that fill my clear tea mug dance around with ever sip!
I’ve only found one other tea that i find myself thinking about.. daydreaming about if you will. This tea is the tastiest black tea I have ever had the pleasure to try! This is a must sample if you like black tea! It warms my soul with its hint of cinnamon and the addition of vanilla, orange peel, and cloves just sends me to the moon!
TRY IT! If you hate it, I’ll buy it from you!
Sitting in front of the computer all day editing photos from June’s weddings and the weekends portrait sessions.. its a Golden Monkey kinda day!
Thanks to Teavivre for the samples I received in the mail today! I’m very excited to start my tea journey moving away from Teavana products!
I just steeped my first cup of Bailin Gongfu.. and here goes the first sip.. please hold..
First sip, I noticed its smooth bold and sweet flavorful taste. Second sip.. lead to a third, so I’m sure to say ITS YUMMY!
Bottom line- if you like black tea and you’re willing to wait up to 2 weeks to get it in from china DO IT!
I steeped 20oz of this yesterday morning, and this morning I was craving it as soon as I woke up! I put a little extra raw sugar in it, which sends this black tea over the edge! So very good! It has warm honey undertones.. a must have for black tea drinkers! Just don’t forget to put a little extra sugar in it to reach the right amount of “oh, yes!”
warning; don’t over steep!!! 3 minutes max, 2.50 min. to be safe! it goes bitter easily.
Last year, this was the first tea I ever purchase and tried from Teavana. I instantly became a fan! The cost is a little steep (haha, no pun intended), but its kinda worth it!
Its been about 6 months since I’ve purchased based on the cost alone. I bit the bullet a few days ago and got 4 oz.
My best description of this tea is warm smooth black silkiness.. yum! Think I’ll go make some now!
I just purchased this tea. For the low cost, you can’t beat it! Its truly delicious! I love black tea for the jolt it gives me to run my small business on those lazy mornings.. but the MateVana has become my fast favorite! The only down side I have found is its resteeping abilities are poor. I’m a black tea kinda girl, I can get 3-5 steeps out of some of my teas (golden money comes to mind). But for the low cost.. i don’t mind the no resteeping factor.
I HATE coffee.. the taste is (threw up in my mouth a bit). Some say this tea has that coffee flavor coffee drinkers need, but don’t let that fool you.. its tea with cocoa flavors that resemble coffee SLIGHTLY.
over all i recommend it!
NOT a tea I would EVER drink alone.. I only use this tea to mix with others to create a chocolatey taste.
This tea is a very good no added flavored black tea. Just plain awesome black tea! NOTE: DO NOT over steep or it will get bitter. 2 minutes tops. Resteep up to 3 times!
By far the BEST black tea from Teavana I have ever purchased! De-lic-ious! It has a nutty flavor with rose and cinnamon undertone! YUM!