79 Tasting Notes
I’ve never had Pu-erh. So when I randomly pulled this out and got a little scared. There is a lot of scary sounding descriptions (FISH! in a tea?), but I worked up the courage to try it.
Tea brews VERY dark. I’ve never seen a tea this dark before. Almost looks like hersey’s syrup. Surprisingly the tea smells like the ocean, I wouldn’t say fish more like and ocean breeze with like dirt undertones. Smells faintly of coffee too.
I hesitently took a sip. First off it doesn’t taste like Fish. At first it tasted almost like chocolate, or what i imagine a chocolate tea should taste like. There is a slight smokey finish the the chocolate. Then a dirt aftertaste, not as strong as coffee though (thankfully)
Overall not as bad as i expected, but not something i would drink all the time. Was too busy trying to figure out exactly what i was tasting to enjoy the tea personally.
Finally able to drink tea again after a week and a half of post wisdom teeth extraction misery. Tea is a lovely amber color. Tea has a warm nutty taste, slightly floral, and kind of woody.
So went with something easy to drink after getting my wisdom teeth out. Had to let this one cool down a bit cause of my teeth. The tea started out a little bland. As it cooled down the spices were more prominant. This remained pretty bland as far as chai’s though.
While I liked this tea, I didn’t like it as much as the vanilla mint tea that Golden Moon also sells. The vanilla taste is not very prominant in the brewed tea in fact I think I think I taste more mint than vanilla. Not a bad tea but there are better vanilla offerings by this company.
While I was expecting this tea to be really bitter, I found it it be really light. Not sure if this is because my tea water had cooled a little bit before steeping. Hints of honey with a slight nutty flavor. While I enjoyed this tea I didn’t find it Robust as the description implies.
I’m not a fan of the bitterness that usually comes with black tea, so i steeped this on less than the full amount. There was no bitterness to the tea, but not really anything special about it. Did notice some slight honey undertones, but no sandelwood.
This tea is has a very delicate taste. As a hot tea I really didn’t get any taste of ginger which was disappointing cause i love ginger. I don’t know if thats because I drink ginger brew all the time (if you don’t know what ginger brew is it’s super gingery soda). As the tea cools down the ginger becomes more apparent. I think this would be really good iced as an alternative to water, as i’m not a fan of straight water.
Again I had a hard time getting my nose of the package. Leaves smell wonderfully of cinnamon and cloves. Kinda reminds me of mulling spices for apple cider. I love chai so i was looking forward to trying this one.
LOVED THIS TEA. The spices were wonderfully warming on a cold day. The only negative is that there was a strong bitter taste that you get with black teas which i’m not a fan of. Haven’t tried it with cream and honey cause i didn’t have time to fix another cup, but hopefully will try this mixture tomorrow.
And Merry Xmas Everyone XD
Pretty sure I burnt this so i’m gonna wait to review until later. Need to stop trying to brew tea while making dinner. Not really impressed with the smell or taste of this one so far.
Golden Moon Sample 5/31
and also my 50th tasting note :)
I LOVE this tea. Like many other’s I had my nose buried in the tea packet smelling delicious sugary caramel goodness. Once I finally got around to brew the tea, it tastes just as wonderful as it smells. Very slightly oolong with a sweet caramel pairing as well. I wish there was a little more oolong, however i’m not sure that a stronger oolong presence would create discord in the mixture of tastes.
This is a perfect tea to curl up to during a blizzard (yay for winter weather)