160 Tasting Notes
(Opens the bag and takes a big inhale.)
Ahhhh yes there it is, that fig molasses scent I love so much in Yunnan teas. Gets kind of a minerally hot springs smell when steeped. Taste is all basically the same, kind of mild but good. Maybe I need to increase the temp. next time? Seems to have a similar price to their Yunnan Noir, which are both decently bang for buck Yunnan teas.
Smells good in the bag, I keep sticking my face in there and enjoying the aroma. It actually kind of smells almost more like a Chinese tea to me. The leaves are cut very small, and expand greatly while steeping.
Taste: it has a somewhat typical UK breakfast flavor, but i’m getting spice-like notes that remind me of clove. Pretty refreshing iced.
This one surprised me with a surprising smokey/bbq flavor that I was not expecting (that is not a negative). Very robust and strong. From the smell i was thinking it’d be very Yunnan tasting, but this tea kind of has its own thing going on. I think it is good on it’s own, but I can see why they recommend milk with it, which I am going to have to try.
Oh snap, first tea review in a year! I took a long tea buying break to try and drink down my supply, and a year later my cabinet is still overflowing with tea…a good problem to have I guess.
I got this and a bunch of English/Scottish/Irish breakfast style teas for iced tea during the hot days of late Summer (if you read my old reviews, I turned into an iced tea fiend the past couple of years). This is the first one I’m trying of the batch. It’s a winner. Brews up strong nice and quick. Smooth for it’s strength. Tastes nice and malty to me, which I expected. Kind of gives my mouth a drying sensation on the tail end. I’d definitely buy it again, if there isn’t anything similar selling for way cheaper.
I’ve had this in a sample size for almost a year, almost forgot about it, then found it a couple days ago and tried it. The thing I like about this chai is I can actually taste the base tea in it ,and not just spice. As for the spices, they are balanced pretty well. I made one of my better chai lattes thus far with this.
Smells promising in the bag and on steeping, like good green tea (vegetal, woody,) yet I’m also getting a scent that reminds me of vanilla cake for some reason. Taste is pretty good, a little mild, no bitterness. Vegetal, with a faint note in the background that kind of reminds me of cinnamon. This is organic, which is always a plus. With the price, which is more reasonable than some similar teas I have tried, plus the easy drinking experience, this would be a decent daily drinker. (current upton # for this is ZG46)
This was the last tea I hadn’t experienced on my “I really want to try it” list…until now. The leaves smell really good: rich, fruity, and sweet. In fact, it smells so good I feel like leaving the container open in my room. On taste…it makes me think of an earl grey with berry notes. I’m getting a hint of sourness that reminds me of pomegranate perhaps? After making this a few more times, I greatly prefer it iced and sugared.