606 Tasting Notes
Got a sample of this tea due to an order mishap, but I do have to commend the Persimmon Tree for promptly correcting it! Great customer service!
Anyway, I thought I would give this one a try, even though I tend to stay away from earl grey in general. I thought I might like this one, since it has the promise of vanilla in addition to bergamot. I do like earl grey-like teas that have something additional in them (Harney’s Paris for example).
This earl grey has very bright flavor. The bergamot was pretty strong, and very lemon-y in this case. I did get some vanilla, but for me, it wasn’t enough to round out the brightness of the bergamot. Earl grey lovers may like this one though.
Tried this one out this morning. The sample size is bigger than 1 cup worth, but there was only one white tea flower in there, which I used for this cup. I hope the flavor isn’t lost if you don’t have a white tea flower. I guess I’ll find out with the second cup, but that would be a bummer. I found the flavor of this tea to be similar to other teas like this. I got notes of vanilla, and maybe even a little chocolate. There was some other spice note I couldn’t quite figure out…maybe nutmeg or cinnamon? It was a little astringent at a 4-minute steep, so maybe it would be better at 3 minutes. It’s always that balance between flavor and astringency when it comes to steep times. I think I’ll have to have that second cup before deciding to buy more of this one, but I did enjoy it!
My first tea from the Persimmon Tree!
This was delicious! Exactly like guava, and like others have said, it even has that thick mouthfeel like guava juice does. I thought the amount of flavoring was well balanced…not too much and not too little. I enjoyed it without sugar, which is pretty awesome, since I would rather not have to doctor up any teas other than black teas.
This is a winner! Can’t wait to try the other samples I got!
Btw, I steeped it at 180 degrees for 3 minutes.
So, I was supposed to get a package of tea in the mail today (not Butiki, but I’m certainly interested in doing another order there soon!), but no package came with the mail. So bummed! I was totally looking forward to trying some new teas. It also puts me on edge because the tracking said it would come today, so it makes me think it’s lost! Hopefully they just put in on the wrong truck like the last time this happened. :(
I had a couple cups of this tea to make me feel better, and it did! Probably my favorite comfort tea. :)
I’ve been meaning to write a review of this tea for awhile. I kept drinking it, but couldn’t decide what I was going to say. I really wanted to do a side-by-side comparison with Della Terra’s oolong creme de la creme, so I just did!
Boy, they are different. At first, I noticed that Della Terra’s is more sweet and Tealux’s is more vegetal. Then as I kept drinking, I decided I liked Tealux’s more! What?!!! I was in love with Della Terra’s. What happened? I think that the sweetness in Della Terra’s got more annoying as I sipped it along with Tealux’s. I guess Della Terra’s is good when I want a sweet milk oolong, but if I want something a little more savory, Tealux’s is better. Is Della Terra’s flavored? Their packaging says not, but now I’m not so sure. Interesting. Oh, and btw, another winner from Tealux!!
I ordered a sample of this tea, and it was large enough for me to have at least two cups and give a coworker some too! Nice! My coworker loved this tea, as I thought she would, because it’s super malty. For me, I enjoyed it, but wanted something more than malty, something more complex. Maybe I’m just hard to please! Ha! Btw, sipdown!!
Back to the land of good tea! Yay!
I was at a work conference last week at a beautiful, but remote, training center in West Virginia. The food service was pretty good, but I knew that, most likely, the tea available would be Lipton. I was right, but they did have some Tazo tea…a slight step up, but only slight, haha! I brought some of my bagged black teas with me, and even some 52teas marshmallow genmaicha with portable teabags. On the latter, my coworker resteeped the bag I steeped…I think she was desperate for some green tea! Haha! All they had was black and chamomile.
Anyway, I mostly enjoyed my Northwest Breakfast tea from Market Spice, but I did have a sample of this tea from one of the monthly newsletters. It’s kinda too bad I drank it there, because all that I remember was that it was better than most of the tea available, but that’s good, right? ;)
Glad to be back!
Wow! This has to be the best non-black dessert tea I’ve ever had! Yum!! I’ve been looking for one too, and I guess I just found it! Woohoo!
It reminds me of this amazing panettone that my mom used to get from Williams Sonoma, imported from Italy, that had roasted glazed chestnuts. It was amazing with butter! I loved having a nice thick slice of that panettone for breakfast. Unfortunately, they changed brands or something and it’s not the same. But now I have this tea!
All this tea needs is butter, and it would be perfect! I know, I’ll have it paired with buttered toast! That’ll do it! That would probably offset the sweetness of this tea a bit too, which would be a good thing, because I honestly think I’m on a sugar high from this tea! Whee!!
It has a great chestnut and caramel flavor…totally sugary. I think I need more of this tea in my cupboard!! I also have to say, I’ve been pretty impressed with the teas from Tealux. I’ll definitely be ordering from them again.