428 Tasting Notes
First, I just want to say that I had been dying to try this tea for some time. White tea fans have said it was a wonderful, complex, subtle, white tea capable of multiple infusions each with varying experience for the drinker.
I am fortunate to have so many amazing tea friends such as Nicole from TeaForMePlease that was kind enough to send me a sample of this tea.
Warning: I had this tea knowing I have never been a huge fan of white tea but because it was so unique and there were so many rave reviews I just had to try it. I have written an entire blog post if you’d like to see how the story goes.
So often I have found many unblended teas of a single variety to not have a unique, differentiating quality between other vendors. I am sure much of the time this is the case because it is likely the tea was procured from the same distributor. However, I am pleased to say this was nice brew. I found it had subtle character and did separate itself from the pack in a pleasant way. A wonderful surprise.
An absolute treat. This is an herbal tea unlike what your grandmother might drink. It is perfectly balanced with a slight natural sweetness. The bamboo leaf adds just the right amount of earthiness without being overwhelming. It has a perfectly executed flavor profile.
Wow, what a deliciously fragrant cup. As soon as I poured the hot water over the leaves the aroma rushed out and filled the room. The strongest notes of chocolate where present. I love it. It has a mineral flavor and a toasty feel.
This is one of those tea you have to try to really understand its complexity and rich character profile.
Enjoying this delight as my last cup this evening. Decided to end with one of my favorite classic comfort teas. It is sweet, creamy, and wraps around you like a warm blanket. A fitting end before a start my one week “tea-fast” tomorrow.
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P.S. Be prepared for some rather emotionally charged blog posts starting tomorrow while I go through tea withdrawal.
Deliciously smoky but not over the top. I enjoyed this during a Google+ Hangout dedicated to tea and this was the tea of the week. I picked this beauty out from Teavivre as I knew it just had to be delicious. So far what I have tasted from this company has been wonderful and I will continue to purchase from there.
I was worried about this blend from the start since it is a combination of black, oolong, and green teas. Still I had to try it and so I did. It was very fruity. I have never been a huge fan of teas where the the strongest flavor is fruit. I don’t mind it being a part of a more complicated flavor profile but not so much the primary flavor. With that said it isn’t for me but I can see someone else liking it if they were a fan of fruity flavored teas. Oh and surprisingly this tea doesn’t actually have fruit in it, it’s the tea itself that has that characteristic.