429 Tasting Notes
Unfortunately this did not taste as advertised, at least not to me. I didn’t get a toasted marshmallow flavor, nor did I taste any kind of chocolate dispute seeing the shavings of white chocolate in the tin. So the lower points were given based on accuracy. However, the Hojicha itself was very good and overall flavor though not accurate still tasted alright.
After careful thought and consideration I decided to dedicate my new Monkey Yixing Pot to this Monkey Picked Oolong. I am so glad I did. This is a wonderfully vibrant, fresh, and slightly vegetal. After all of that the first thing I noticed was just how sweet the flavor was on my first sip. Simply exquisite!
Not bad. A solid tea. Only thing I didn’t like is the mad hoards of people in the store. All I wanted was to use my gift card and wow how annoying. I hate that they only have two people showing teas to people and taking forever to do it and 3 others roaming. You can tell them you kow exactly what you want but they still tell you to wait instead of getting it and ringing you up. Also, kept getting pushed into buying more expensive teas when I knew what I wanted. They don’t like it when you shoot them down. For me it was funny. So I got this tea and my very first Yixing Pot which was cool. Yay! For gift cards.
First I just want to say “Thank You” to Naomi of Joy’s Teaspoon for sending me this sample. I truly appreciate the opportunity.
I found this to be interesting. It definately tastes creamy with a slight hint of coffee. It does give you a sense of Italian Latte. I will also say there are a lot of ingredients in this but I can’t tell them apart except for maybe the yogurt and coffee. I didn’t really taste chocolate, brittle, or caramel, it may be that the combination created another flavor making it hard to tell the different flavors apart. Nevertheless,it is good but maybe just a bit to complex for me.
I don’t know about this one. I felt it was pretty loud for a white tea. The dry leaf smelled amazing and after steep it was about the same. There is definitely no lack of flavor but I just didn’t think it really tasted like strawberry shortcake. All and all I didn’t feel the flavors were well balanced, the vanilla stuck out the most and lingers long after the sip but even though the strawberry was visibly there it didn’t taste like it. I am however happy I had the chance to try it.
After this cooled off I got a bit more of a tart strawberry sweet flavor. The flavors also tied in with each other a bit better. Bumped up a few points.