314 Tasting Notes
So excited to try this!! My first sheng puerh!
Parchment-like aroma. Tree bark and limestone. Slight cereally background.
MIneral-rich taste. Flavor reminiscent of a rainforest—all lush greenery rooted in rich soil. Paradoxically, though, it also tastes delicate and dry. I’m reminded of beautiful, papery moth wings.
Very interesting. I like it. I admire it’s complexity.
But, the aforementioned “creaminess” eludes me, right now.
It seems that my lazy, quick, western-style brewing has done this tea a disservice! :)
I can’t believe I’m almost done with my 3.5 oz of this!! I just got it a couple days ago! It’s almost addicting. :)
It’s true, though. This tea is very good. And I feel really good while drinking it.
It’s very milky tasting, soothing and smooth. And there’s this intriguingly rich, round, buttery-green leaf flavor in the background.
I’m getting more milk than cream or candy. Steamed whole milk that’s almost silky tasting. Underlaid with something very “green” and crisp. Like butter-laced chlorophyll.
This is yummy and refreshing—not “heavy” feeling at all. Perfect for this sweltering, summer day. Perfect for any day actually.
I would have loved to have detected more “sugary”, condensed milk-like flavors (like White Rabbit candy in other reviews) but as it is, it’s delicious. I like it a lot.
This tea will be a staple in my cupboard.
Roasted hazelnuts dusted with dark cocoa. Bittersweet and flavorful.
Very aptly named. This is somehow evocative of how I imagine Florence at dusk to be like. Romantic, wistful and artful.
Sorry to wax poetic, but this tea inspires me beyond words! I love it!!!
It seems like I haven’t had a “regular” black tea in awhile! So at first sip, this tasted strange to me. It tastes like a “typical” black tea. Like the most average black tea you can have. Like a Lipton tea bag?
Further sips, a woodsy note appears and something papery and old—like parchment? This is very drying on the tongue and surprisingly refreshing!
A very basic, mild-tasting yet potent black tea.
I think this would be perfect to brew into an iced tea.
Steamed gardenias. A very light, floral cup. Super delicate. Just a hint of cream and toast.
Sorry for all these kombucha notes—I swear I’m not affiliated with this company or anything—I just went on a kombucha buying frenzy the other day and this brand had the cutest bottles (plus they’re local)! :)
House Kombucha really does have good, solid kombucha. I’ve tried three flavors already and they didn’t disappoint. All have been yummy and exhilarating.
This flavor is very rosey. Like essence of deep red roses in lemon seltzer. There is a sangria-like quality as well. Citrusy, sweet red wine.
Like summer evening in a bottle! The fresh zing of lemony kombucha grounded by soothing lavender. I can taste the lavender very strongly—it’s not too herbaceous, though—it’s sweet and tastes “candied”. The flavor reminds me of Tea Etc.’s Rosy Earl Grey, in a way. Very “frou-frou” (as Rabs, another Steepsterite, would say).
Cinnamon, strawberries and graham crackers. Fruity, spicy and warm. So comforting!
It’s a cuddle up flavor. I love it. :)
Yum…I can really detect the creamy notes. Citrusy bergamot and cream. I forgot how much I love Earl Grey! And this is a mellowed-out version. I can detect a bit of burnt sugar and vanilla, cream and some fantastic bergamot. A very tasty mix!
Kombucha just seems like the perfect beverage for summer. This tastes like mead but with effervescence. Pronounced honey flavor. A little lemony. Refreshingly sweet and delicious.