341 Tasting Notes
This one is pretty roasty, but not overly so. It has a slight slant towards a more green, floral oolong, but the primary flavor is the roast. It’s smooth, and not too harsh or in your face like some roasty oolongs are.
But it’s just a nice and smooth Li Shan. Makes for an enjoyable cup (:
Thank you for the samples, Teavivre!
Flavors: Floral, Roasted
So…this one smelled super creamy and green-tea-ish. xD Vegetable-ish…I don’t know the word. xD This tea really reminds me of pistachio Ice Cream, which I really didn’t like.
I love pistachios, but wasn’t really for me I guess.
Both of those teas taste wayy too green and creamy for me. :S Couldn’t really get over the green-ness in this one, so couldn’t really decide if it reminded me of egg nog. :/
Oh well. Least I got to try.
Thanks for the sample, Stephanie!
Flavors: Cream, Grass, Green, Vegetables, Vegetal
In the birthday package Albertocanfly sent me over a month ago, she included this tea. She mentioned not being able to figure out the best way to make it (though I think she figured something out eventually), and wanted to see if I liked it or could find a way to make it better. xD
Well, the answer to both of her questions is, no. xD
Honestly, this one just tastes like wood to me. Nothing else at all. Didn’t even oversteep it. It’s just…just one of those black teas. :P
Glad I got to try another from Tao Tea Leaf though! One thing I won’t have to order from them! XD Thanks for the sample, Albertocanfly!
Teavivre generously sent me some more oolong samples to review. I love the selection that they carry of oolongs, they definitely have some of the best oolongs I’ve tried so far!
It’s always a privilege to try more!
Right when this tea began to steep, a strong, buttery aroma filled the air.
And the taste was nearly the same as the steeping smell. It’s super buttery, but also mixed with floral notes. So I really am enjoying this one!
Wish there were more floral in this one of course, but It’s still a lovely oolong. I will enjoy sipping down the rest of these samples! :D Thank you, Teavivre for giving me more opportunity to try more of your teas!! :D
Flavors: Butter, Floral
Why don’t I drink this more often? Part of me was thinking that it was kinda a sour lemon…I have no idea why.
I’ve been craving this for the last few days and was all hesitant about drinking it again. But my memory served me wrong! SO WRONG!
It’s not sour at all!
It’s creamy and smooth. Delicious lemony goodness. Dessert in a cup! ^^
Flavors: Cream, Lemon, Sweet
Well, It’s a good thing I didn’t have high hopes for this tea, because this totally reminds me of Momoko. They can do Strawberry flavors…but vanilla…I don’t know, it just tastes incredibly fake to me. xD I’m really not a fan of this one. ><
It smells so sweet and like candy…and it would be a lot better if it was only a Strawberry tea.
Glad this was just a sample-haha!
Flavors: Artificial, Candy, Strawberry
I know a lot of people don’t like this tea because of the licorice. But I really love this one. I really don’t like Tazo teas, but this one I have always found to be soothing and comforting. Took me forever to find a place to buy this too-so it’s even more special now-haha! I like the fullness and texture the licorice brings to this one. The vanilla mixed in with the licorice is just perfect.
This one’s a keeper for me!
And plus, today is a bad day so I am trying to drink teas with little to no caffeine in them. This was the first one I picked. Definitely comforting for today (:
I really wish that I could have enjoyed this tea more, but I got super nauseous in the middle of it:( Stupid body..
From what I gathered, it’s pretty malty, but also pretty woody. I didn’t have enough time with it to decide whether or not I would like to try this again :/
But guess now I need to so I can write a better tasting note-haha!
Flavors: Malt, Wood
Got a sample of this in my last H&S order.
This tea smells incredible! It’s so sweet and pineapple-y! It really did get my hopes up…all just to dash them xD
The sweetness and pineapple flavors were almost all gone in the actual tea-totally overruled by the green tea base. D: It’s so disappointing!
If they had made the flavors stronger this could have been an amazing tea!
So sad about this one :(
Flavors: Bitter, Grass, Pineapple, Sweet