5366 Tasting Notes
Oh man…i accidently took this out of my steepster cupbaord because i’d forgotten i horded an extra bag of this when i placed my last order. So happy i found it this afternoon as it was really what i wanted. Good to the last drop! Drank this while trying to figure out my next butiki order…to wait or not…to get ALL the teas i want to try or just some of them lol
Well anyone who follows me know by now that oolongs and I don’t generally get along. That being said, it’s been a while since i’ve had a straight oolong and this was my random teavivre tea for today! My first infusion was about 2 mins long and my first sip was not a happy place. I let it sit for a while and not that it’s cooled off it’s much nicer. It’s not as vegetal as i thought it would be, which is a plus in my books :)
It’s still an oolong, so it will never be my favourite but this is probably the closest i’ve come to enjoying a non roasted oolong. That distinctive oolong taste is still present, but it’s muted – possibly by the honey. There’s a sweetness present that is tasty.
After several steeps of this, i can at least admit that this was a much more pleasant oolong experience than some of my past tastings. Has it changed the way i feel about green oolongs? not really :) BUT i wouldn’t turn this away if someone offered me a cup. So overall i’d call this a success.
Sipdown! Once again thank you nicole for this sample. I steeped this one longer than the recommended time and it was a much tastier bolder cup of tea without picking up any more astringency. Nothing i need to keep around in my permanent collection but i wouldn’t turn down a cup/samples of this in the future.
Cold brew of this one from the last bit of my sample. I have to say at this moment in time, i prefer this cold brewed. I enjoy it hot, but the cold brew seems to mute the apricot a little turning it into a smoother flavour. Thanks again to Nicole for sending this my way!
yeah…think i’m going to have to stick with my plan to try this cold. While it’s not a BAD tea…the flavour is just kind of in the middle without a real discernible strong taste one way or the other. I wouldn’t turn my nose at a cup of this again…but i don’t think i’d order it again either if i was looking for a fruity tea.
Totally hard to believe this is a herbal infusion. It’s a damn fine tasty cup of almond cake. I could really see keeping this one around for when I need a hit of sweet cakes almond goodness. Especially since it’s a herbal infusion. Mmmmmm so tasty. Only down side? Th bright red colour of the tea totally messes with me since its almondey and cakes lol
So i may have taken a 3 hour break from work to go out with my other half as it’s a SUPER quiet day and he has today off. Had some of this while we were out. While it’s not a bad cup, i am still not a fan of that consistent taste that most of david’s tea flavoured teas seem to have. i wonder if it’s stevia. Who knows. so not a bad cup but i still don’t feel the need to keep an david’s tea in the house! :)
woah man…so even though i knew this was the tea in my travel mug i was NOT expecting the creamy caramel that dropped into my mouth. Holy…this tea is…creamy..and caramel and sweet and yes it’s an oolong tea, but apparently flavoured oolongs don’t bother me nearly as much as plain old green oolongs. Roasted oolongs seem to be ok as well..but i digress.
This is a pretty damn tasty cup of tea if you’re looking for that caramel taste.