818 Tasting Notes
I’ve enjoyed this tea twice now and it is really delicious! I thought it might taste like fresh banana in cereal, and it does! The banana pudding taste is awesome. I haven’t had the same tea with the black base, but I bet that’s awesome too! The banana is not like a banana runts flavor…it’s more natural…sweet though, like a ripe banana. I’m pretty happy I picked up this pouch! :)
Wow, what a difference time can make to one’s taste in teas. When I first had this, which was a really really long time ago (I feel so bad because I’ve recently found that drinking green teas is better to do in a shorter timeframe, as they tend to lose their freshness), I really wanted to like it, but just couldn’t get into it. The green base at that time was just too grassy, and my palate was not yet evolved.
Today, I decided to try it again and it’s quite lovely! Very smooth, a little nutty, and yes, grassy, but I can appreciate it so much better now! Yay! Glad I gave this one another shot, I will enjoy the rest of my bag! :)
I thought this tea might taste better iced. It didn’t. In fact, it was like drinking straight artificial sweetener. Ick! Oh well, I tried.
The thought occurred to me that maybe I don’t like super sweet things as much anymore, but that would be contrary to the fact that I drank a Starbucks caramel ribbon crunch frappuccino right before this tea and it was awesome!
I bought this yesterday after being swayed by a steepster review. I love oolong, and I know Lupicia is pretty good with flavoring, so I had to try it. This tea smells just like honeydew when it’s steeped up. Mmmmmmmm!!! The taste is somewhere between honeydew and cantaloupe. The oolong itself is like one of those really light, floral green oolongs, which to tell you the truth gets a little overpowered by the melon flavor. I think I would have preferred an oolong that had a bit of an earthier, more grounded note to even this tea out, but I still enjoyed it. I think this will be awesome iced. I’m definitely going to give that a shot! :)
Man, I am really liking these Chinese black teas. I thought I was an assam person, but i stand corrected! I ordered this one as a sample and received 2 little packets…enough for multiple cups. After ordering, I saw “leather” as a flavor note on steepster and thought, “oh crap” because I’ve found I don’t like teas that are supposed to taste like leather, like puerh. I’m happy to report I did not get any leather taste in this tea. Yay!
This is a deliciously complex and well-rounded black tea. I got a little malt, a little smoke, a little chocolate, and a little potato all in one tea! Nice! It also resteeps well. I will definitely be considering this one in a future order. :)