753 Tasting Notes
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…
Mmm. Delicious and fruity. A little astringent. Mmm.
I think my brother will like this one. :)
Yep. Having this again. With a little honey it really reminds me of Vicks orange vitamin c lozenges. Haha.
Something I’d pick up again on sale, but I don’t have to keep it in stock. :)
Out for Chinese food with a friend tonight, and we’re served puerh instead of the usual green! So awesome.
It’s actually a really nice puerh, too. Not what I’d expect for a cheap late night diner. :) Tastes like dirt. In a good way.
It looks pretty as it steeps, it turns into a neat murky red berry colour. Like natural dye. :)
Tasting it, I get tulsi and fennel. That’s pretty much it.
I don’t care for this one so much, so do any of my current swap peeps want to try?
With (cow’s) milk and sugar, this is a pretty darn decent sweet cup. Although possibly it would be better overleafed. Hmm.
It smells fruity and like spiced candy a bit.
Thanks for sharing, Heather! :)
PS. This is a sip down, so I need to remember to remove it from my cupboard.
Two fun things right now. 1) I’m logging this on the beta app. Whee!!! 2) I just chugged 500ml of this tea, because I forgot to drink it at work this afternoon and I was thirsty.
Definitely a re-buy. Definitely. But either H&S has to offer a good enough deal to make Canadian shipping worthwhile, or I have to figure out a place to park in Canada and walk over the border to the parcel place. Or find another parcel place that’s a bit more accessible. Anyone know of any just south of the Vancouver area?
Edit: Tasting note 666. :D So glad I noticed. Numbers make me happy. (I also removed the “50” rating. heh.)
Thanks to CrowKettle for the sample, ages ago.
This tea is so neat. So sweet, so unusual. Goes well with maple walnut ice cream for breakfast. :D
I really like this one, but it’s such a different tea. It’s not an every day type of flavour for me. It’s more a “have once a month and savour” flavour.
I don’t think I’ll get more right away, but I appreciate the chance to try it, and it’s something I’ll consider getting again in the future when I’m less overwhelmed by how many choices I have.
I steeped leftover leaves for 5 minutes in hot almond milk and water, then added a bit of sugar.
Really, really good.
I’m getting a lot more cinnamon and delicious sweet thick tea. But even though I’m getting more cinnamon, it’s pretty balanced.