297 Tasting Notes
The steam from this smells like hot honey.
The taste on your tongue isn’t that of honey, but that taste/scent on sipping fills up the top of your mouth and into your nose and holds on as the finish.
It’s a very soft, smooth tisane. I love this and will have to google it’s availability and if it has caffeine. If it doesn’t or it’s very low, I’m ordering a bunch as I have to keep my daily caffeine down.
Edited on further drinking the cup: I have to take back my huge wow on it. It was really tasty for the first few mouthfuls… But as I get about half-way through my cup it’s taking on a cloying edge that is making it hard for me to finish. Not good.
This is a lighter tasting tea in my opinion. It has a hay-like taste and… Not really sweetness, but sorta. It has a roundish mouth feel. It’s not refreshing feeling, it’s more hardy it seems. There is a long finish of the hay tone.
Over all, I like it but it’s not a favorite. I’ll keep it as a some variety in my whites, something to mix it up with.
This is a good solid Ceylon.
It doesn’t have a lot of subtleties. There is a note of tobacco, but otherwise it’s just a sort of strong generic Ceylon flavor… That dark, somewhat burnt, somewhat bitter, taste I connect with ceylons.
It’s quite yummy, but it’s not one that says, “I will seduce you with my subtle note of this, my lingering tastes of that…”. Instead it comes up and yells, “BAM! I’m a Ceylon!”.
And if you like a good strong and straight-forward Ceylon this is for you.
I received this as a sample, yay!
I tend to find most oblongs rather light in flavor, in my sense of taste. This one is strong. I don’t get the apple and such flavors that are in the description. Rather, it’s Very flower to me. With a vegetal undertone. But the flower flavor is almost overwhelming in the mouth and back of throat, both. It’s almost like drinking perfume or smelling one that passes the nose in its strength and comes right down into your throat to settle. It’s not bad tasting, just very, very strong. If you like very strong floral flavors, I’d suggest this tea!
It’s a nice change up from other oblongs I’ve had. I’m enjoying the cup but wouldn’t buy. I’m glad I did get the sample and experienced it.