1472 Tasting Notes
So good. It’s really gentle and root-beer-cream, compared to DavidsTea’s in-your-face root beer and cinnamon.
I’m enjoying it iced tonight. :)
I have so many teas. I know that Dexter just did a cupboard count, and I’m not too far off. So what I did this evening is sort out my puerh and white teas into one container, and my oolongs and greens into another. My black teas are kind of all over, and all my non-caffeinated ones are in yet another container.
Hopefully this organization helps. Hopefully. :)
I also set up 3 teas icing in the fridge. Hopefully one of them is delicious in the morning!
(Poured over ice to make 16oz tea.)
Made a thermos of this iced to take to see Guardians of the Galaxy last night!
I AM GROOT!
ahem Yes, well. It was a super fun movie. There are some language and story choices I’d have preferred to be different (Seriously they tried to stick in some love interest stuff?!?! Pfft. Groot and Rocket BFF 4 eva.), but that doesn’t change the fact that it was fun, had a great soundtrack, and I laughed a LOT during the movie.
The tea was awesome as usual. Delicious blueberry with a bit of rooibos in the background. It was a good choice for a late showing on a hot Sunday night!
Flavors: Blueberry, Hibiscus, Rooibos
It’s nice enough, but next to the intensity of the Li Shan Black, this tea feels watery and almost bland. It is very gentle and sweet, and would be good for people who aren’t really into black teas. It reminds me of a mild, sweet Yunnan black. Delicious, but totally not my thing.
I… love Assams. Strong, dark, rich, malty Assams. So the Li Shan Black with its intensity and carbiness (ugh, how else to describe?) just works better for me.
Definitely give this one a try, but if you like black teas make sure you try the other one as well. :)
Another tea I ordered with the free shipping coupon.
OMG. I think I’m with Sil. This one is better than the Honey Black. Dry, it smells like Terra Chips. Seriously. SO sweet and carby. Just what I want right now.
The depth of flavour is just… more. Way more. The Honey Black was good, but not special enough to me. I’ve had similar teas before. This one is in a league of its own. And the fact I’m craving comfort foods (I am sooo grumpy!) means that this one wins. Haha.
The flavour is sweet, with lots of fried sweet potato (but more like Terra Chips instead of french fries), and a lingering richness. It kind of reminds me of Butiki’s PTA, due to the sweetness. I think. Or another Butiki tea I had in the past but don’t remember. The richness is almost maybe a touch smokey. I think this tea would be excellent with maple syrup or sugar… I’ll have to package up a little maple sugar for The Box when I finally know where to send it. All these samples will be going in there for everyone to have a little taste of as well.
So good. Highly recommend.
(The leaves are quite large, so I used 2 loose tsp in my 12 oz mug. Definitely a tea to resteep, as well. The leaves haven’t reached full potential after a 3 minute steep.)
Flavours: sweet potatoes, fries, wood, roasted plums, buckwheat honey. (Haha. Not all are options, so I’m just putting them here.)
Thanks to Green Terrace Teas for the free shipping code! :)
I am quite liking this tea! I don’t have much experience with oolongs, but I have to say that this one has flavours I like. It’s a little green, a little like buttered corn, a little spinachy, and floral. I’ve been sipping on it as it cools, then making another cup.
The first steep at 1 minute was very buttery and very light.
The second steep at 2 minutes smells a little spinachy and very sweet like lilacs, and tastes quite creamy.
The third steep at 2 minutes is very similar to the second. I could probably get more steeps out of this, but instead I am focusing on making cookies and popsicles. :)
Flavors: Butter, Cream, Floral, Spinach
I tried this cold steeped yesterday, and… it’s weird. It only steeped for about 5 hours, in a DavidsTea bag in a thermos filled with ice and water. But I think the weirdness is the oolong. It’s slightly toasted, and combined with the mango and passion fruit flavour it’s quite odd. I had troubles drinking it all, when I had an iced Crio Bru and coffee sitting there, as well. :)
Smelling it, now that it’s been in the bag rather than the tin, it smells a bit like kombucha! So weird.
I definitely need to try this one hot, as well as iced. Maybe the flavour will be different if I do that.
This smells really good, but something about the flavouring is coating my tongue and making me not want to finish the glass.
I prepared as an iced tea, making 500ml extra-strong and pouring over ice. I didn’t add any sweetener, but I think it might need it to bring the lime flavour forward. The base is quite strong, and the coconut lends a creamy texture.
Not bad, but not super great. I’d consider getting more because of the uniqueness of the flavour, if only HI had better customer response. (Maybe responding to customer emails, and also sending out a shipping notification…)
Flavors: Bitter, Cream, Lime