488 Tasting Notes
This is another sample pack from Angel at Teavivre. Thank you!
I wanted to write about this tea again, because my first impression was very good, but then I had this tea again over the past 2 nights and it was AMAZING! This tea is light floral, buttery and no bitterness. I have to have this tea for the spring. No questions asked. This is so lovely. I can’t wait to place an order!
I received a sample of this from Zack. Thank you!
So Lychee. I guess I had no idea what Lychee tasted like. We have never really met before. I am going to have to say this is not a favorite of mine. I think the lychee would blend much better with say an oolong or a green. With the black base it was a floral black tea which for me wasn’t great. Not bad, but not something I would go crazy about. Glad I got to try this one, and glad I finally got to try Lychee.
Well a sample of this has been sitting in my cupboard for a bit. I finally made the last mug of it tonight. The flavors in this one are really hard for me to pick out. It is a lightly sweet, lightly floral, and lightly fruity tea. Not anything to go crazy about, but it is so relaxing and just he perfect cup for tonight.
I am traveling this week/weekend and packed some of my H&S sachets for the road. I am having this today and it has been great. A nice strong cup that is just the right amount of bitter, yet smooth. Stands up to not so perfect brewing conditions and still puts a smile on my face. I really need to contact H&S to see if this is the same tea as Big Red Sun.
I received some of this from donkeytiara in our swap. Thank you!
Yum. I had a rough nights sleep last night and I was already starting to think about what tea I would try this morning. I read a tasting note about keemun yesterday so thought I would give one of these a go. I am glad I did. This cup did not disappoint. This is a very light and fruity keemun, maybe peaches/bananas? It is very smooth and almost a hint of spice? mixed in. I can’t quite put a finger on the flavor at the beginning of the sip. It doesn’t have as much base as some of my current favorite keemuns, but it is a great cup. Thank you for sharing donkeytiara.
This is an old sample. I think this is one that came from a box from LiberTeas awhile back. Why I am not just trying this I am not sure. Tonight this is really hitting the spot. Light very fruity and definitely stone fruit. It is slightly sweet. I actually liked it more when it was hot, now as it cools I am thinking about heating it back up. A good cup for tonight.
This tea comes from Zack. Thank you!
This tea was the main reason for reaching out for the swap. I got to try this in the TTB last spring and loved it. I almost fell for the Feb 40% off but I haven’t drank through all of my EGC yet and I am really trying to stick to my tea budget this year. So I will enjoy the few cups of this I have from Zack for now. But this cup, this cup confirms this tea needs to be in my stash. With even more experience in the world of straight blacks a year later this is even more solidly a LOVE. There is a roasty toasty java hint to this black tea. It is malty and chocolaty without the brighter fruity notes that seem to get in the way for me with black teas. I just hope the 2015 crop maintains some of the same characteristics:)
This is the last of my sample sachet’s from Tea Ave. Thank you for the opportunity to try your wonderful oolongs.
I had this tea earlier this week and didn’t write a tasting note about it immediately so hopefully I remember all the important details of of this one. I remember being suprised that I enjoyed this one more than the TGY. The texture of this tea amazed me. Like most of the TeaAve teas that I tried it had a creamy smooth, melt in your mouth, kind of texture. It seems to enhance the experience so much. I remember this being slightly fruity, with a slight roasted flavor. This one I would definitely pick up again. I unfortunately only had the opportunity to steep these leaves once. I wish I would have had the time to do more, but such is life sometimes. I look forward to an order with TeaAve in the up coming months!
I had my last mug of this tea this morning. I finally got it right. I accidentally let it steep for probably 6 mins with quite a bit of leaf. I added sugar and milk and it was a delicious cup. I am not sure I would repurchase this one. It might depend on what kinda shopping mood I was in. It was enjoyable while I had it. Thanks H&S for another great tea.