2039 Tasting Notes
Yep. This is a pretty decent white tea. And considering it was something silly like $10/100g, a pretty good deal as well.
It has that thickness that I expect, although it smells almost a little earthy behind the floral. It pulls a little astringent too. Idk what this means, but I do like the flavours. It’s nothing like Butiki’s Watermelon Xylophone base – that one outclasses this one any day of the week. But the price is right!
I don’t know that I’d stock this tea, but if I happen to shop in that particular Whole Foods, I’d definitely consider getting a little more. (PS. Their dispensing method SUCKS. Gigantic glass jars with lids, and spoons shoved into the tea. So. Ymmv.)
This is a mix of Wild Orange Blossom from Teavana, and Harmonizing Tulsi from Herbal Republic.
Yes, I’m aware that I’m stretching a bit here.
Umm, it’s drinkable. I did 1 part orange, 2 parts tulsi. Mostly I’m getting the tulsi, which I generally don’t mind, but don’t LOVE in the blend from HR.
I really like tulsi blended with apples and berries, so I’ll be trying that out with the plain tulsi I have. However, I think the Harmonizing one will have to be drunk on its own, as it just isn’t right with other flavours. The candy-sweet orange just doesn’t go well with the incredible herbal flavours in the tulsi blend.
I decided to move to caffeine free hot drinks for the rest of the evening. I’ve had a lot of tea today. :)
I do like this one. I wouldn’t call it pumpkin, but it’s cinnamon and other spices, and rooibos. The rooibos is almost drowned out by the cinnamon, which is awesome. I like it with a little honey or brown sugar to bring out the spices more.
If I see this on a shelf, I’ll probably pick up a tin. It’s a nice evening tea, it’s easy because of the bag (no picking rooibos out of my strainers), and it holds milk and honey or sugar pretty well.
I’m, umm, not even going to put this one in my cupboard. The rest of the sample will go to my mom and brother. Thanks, Dexter3657, for sharing. :)
Interestingly, even with a 5 minute steep, the leaves are still fairly tightly curled. I wonder how long it would take for them to look like leaves..?
Smells like burnt chocolate dirt pie. It’s a flavour in tea that I just can’t wrap my head around, and I really can’t stand. I know other people like it, and more power to you if you do!
I’ve had two sips. I can’t drink this tea. If you like those dark roasty chocolatey earthy teas then you might like this one. I’m going to have to pass.
This is not a tea I’m expecting to enjoy – just need to say that up front. Cilantro tends to taste soapy, and I don’t care for bai mu dan.
And after the first sip, umm, no. It’s interesting, yes. Delicious? Not to me. But I can see how people would like this tea.
After sugar: Hmm. A little better, but still no. I’m getting more pineapple now.
I’m about 1/3 through my mug trying to pick this tea apart. I need to stop and move on to something that doesn’t taste quite so much like chutney.
SO GOOD. It’s a little astringent today, but I usually steep my teas in 195F (90C) water and I steeped with boiling this time.
Smooth caramel and vanilla and tea. Delicious. I’m debating on getting this one this weekend as well. So hard to decide, but I think I’ll leave the gift teas in my list, and not get more of this one. I just don’t ever reach for it, and I have 3 or 4 cups left to savour. That’s more than enough for the next few months. :) I do have a lot of tea…