753 Tasting Notes
Thanks for sharing this one with me,Sil!
It’s really quite nice. Not as sweet or rich as some other yunnan black teas I’ve had, but really nice.
Thankfully Sil was generous with her sample so I’ll get to try it again. :)
Very similar to other ginger peach teas. Better than H&S, but not quite gingery enough for me. :)
I’ll enjoy it, and unless I can find one that truly is GINGER peach, I’ll repurchase. The base is nice, it doesn’t really need anything added to it although some sugar brings out a candy peach flavour.
I was missing this flavour in my cupboard, so I’m really glad I picked this one up.
Another sipdown. Sample thanks to CrowKettle!
I decided to have a green tea tonight before I move onto herbals (or maybe Vanilla Comoro).
This genmaicha is so nice. I accidentally steeped it for about 5 minutes, but it turned out so well. Sweet, toasted rice. Mmm. The sample is pretty old, so it’s really well aired out. There’s no chemical anything to it.
Now that my area has a tea mule (thanks!) I would consider ordering from 52Teas. Here’s hoping that everything I want ends up available at the same time!
I received a small amount of this one from Heather. :)
This is the best green oolong I’ve had (So far! I have more on my counter!). It is SO lovely. They say there are orchid notes, but I’m smelling freesias. And maybe some vanilla. The tea tastes very green, a tiny bit minty, and extremely floral. The balance is definitely tipped towards the floral, but it’s just wonderful.
It’s currently out of stock on their website, but I have to say I’d never buy more than a sample. This just isn’t a tea that I could drink every day. It’s extremely lovely to try, and I’ll probably re-visit it in the future.
I’m tired of oolongs. They can be tasty, but they are not flavours I want to experience 7 or 8 cups of in one day. 4 is good.
So. Black tea to the rescue. Black tea that is sweet and desserty and has bitter toasted hazelnut notes that make it taste like coffee. As I sip, I find myself relaxing. Mmm…
I just added a little soy creamer to this (I need to avoid dairy for a bit, it can make my tummy unhappy), and mmm. I’ll just sit here and enjoy this. I might make another oolong later, but for now this is divine.
Oolong #4. And another sipdown.
This one is really good, but another tea I probably wouldn’t restock, just because I don’t reach for much other than black teas and herbals.
It’s welch’s grape juice. As tea. With some green and floral oolong notes. I really like this one. Green oolongs are definitely a better flavour for me than the roasted ones.
And I just realized that I haven’t had anything but painkillers and tea today, so I’m going to wait until my food is ready before I make any more tea. Wow.
Oolong #3. I have NO idea who gave me this sample. Thank you to whomever was so generous. :)
I did a couple short steeps of about 10 seconds to taste, then just went for it with a 2 minute steep.
This is really not a kind of tea I care for. I don’t really like the roasty flavours, it somehow tastes a bit like burning grass or hay to me.
I’m glad I got to try this one, but it’s not for me.
Tea #2 for Oolong Saturday, and sipdown #1.
1) Eleuthero root is not an ingredient on my package. What do I believe, DavidsTea? Your ingredient listings are TERRIBLE. Step up and fix that problem, because I am becoming extremely suspicious of your teas, and that is sad.
2) I hate the name. I’ve had this since January or so, and I haven’t tried it yet because I hate the name. Hate it. I won’t rant about it, but wow there’s a lot bubbling under the surface. And it’s too bad, because even if I really like the tea (orange and ginger! Smells so good!) I’ll never buy it.
3) The tea smells divine. And it apparently just has natural flavours! That’s awesome.
4) Steeped as recommended on the packet, it doesn’t smell as good. Doesn’t taste as good as I hoped, either. Somewhat too earthy, not enough of the orange/ginger/peach smell I was getting from the dry leaves. It’s not terrible, it’s just not what I was expecting from the smell. It’s very orangey, and only a little gingery. As it cools, I’m not-loving-it more. IDK what eleuthero root tastes like, but that might be what isn’t working for me. Oh hey! Googling it tells me it’s like ginseng. So. Dirt.
Yeah, I’m moving on to something else.
I have a migraine, so this will be short.
This is so good. If you’re in the Metro Vancouver area, and you like coconut, go get this. Do it. They have a 25g minimum.
Sad sad sipdown. I love this tea. It’s so relaxing and soothing for me.
Tulsi and fruit go so well together. I really like it with papaya and apples here. I also like it mixed with berry teas.
It steeps up murky and scary looking. I recommend a dark mug. It smells spicy and peppery and fruity.
Definitely a tea I need to get more of. Need. :)