21 Tasting Notes
This oolong is brilliant! It really does inspire thoughts of camping fireside drinking a nice hot tea after a long chilly hike. For me, teas that can bring back specific memories are invaluable.
This tea is very fragrant, has a toasty, roasted, woodsy scent. The taste isn’t bland, but not as strong; still satisfying. An all around delicious tea!
Received this and a few other goodies for Father’s Day.
Opening the 4oz bag immediately filled the room with the titular caramel toffee aroma. I just HAD to try a cup right then and there! The pu-erh base tasted earthy, musty, and well…dirty, but I dove right in; baited by the powerful English toffee notes, your humble narrator’s Achilles heel.
I felt the base just wasn’t good enough for the flavour added by the toffee pieces and is the main reason for a lower rating on a recommended tea. The addition of a splash of milk and a tsp sugar help tremendously. I don’t feel it lives up to the name of “dessert in a cup” but it definitely smells like it. I enjoyed it and will have no problem getting through 4oz, but it could’ve been so much better.
Flavors: Caramel, Toffee
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Got as a free sample with my Father’s Day gift teapot.
Upon opening the bag you are instantly smacked with a lemon citrus aroma wafting in your face; it’s pleasant. The brew is a glowing red as the lemon scent continues to fill the room. The taste, though not living up to the expectation built up based on the smell, is also pleasant; though the typical chai flavours are subtle. So subtle in fact it’s like pulling teeth to get the to reveal themselves, but they’re there.
Now I rarely do this, but after half a cup of unimpressive tea I opted to add milk and sugar; true chai fashion. Night and day difference. The lemongrass flavours burst forth and the chai spices jump out at you! I enjoyed this tea so much more with this addition.
The missus isn’t a fan of tea, but she did enjoy the smell of this one!
Flavors: Anise, Cinnamon, Cloves, Lemongrass
ahhh… The PBR of the tea world.
Nothing complex, compelling, or even interesting to this tea. It’s brews your basic crowd-pleasing iced tea. It suits my needs by taking the place of my after-work beer as I try to get healthier, and at $4/8ounces you cant go wrong as it doesn’t try to be anything it’s not…
This tea and I get along so well. It’s subtle enough not to get in the way but strong enough that every sip is tasted and appreciated. I always have a couple Tieguanyins in my cupboard and this particular one has always had my respect; probably due to the dear cost of the thing.
It’s buttery, not as much as Teavana’s Golden Dragon, with a nut/grainy aftertaste.
Thanks to Tea Junkie for this sample. I dislike sweet tasting teas. I’ve always preferred dry/slightly bitter/vegetal/earthy/dark tasting teas. This is quite possibly the sweetest tasting straight tea I’ve ever had… and I couldn’t stop drinking it. When I reached the end of my sample (the same day I received the sample) I shed a wee tear; it was like being told there is no Santa! I’m quite convinced I’ll never drink a tea this sweet this good ever again, and I’m ok with that, it was a good experience for me, and I’ll cherish the memory, but it’s time to go back…