241 Tasting Notes

78
drank Toffee Caramel Rooibos by Tealux
241 tasting notes

This tea makes me laugh. I bought it awhile ago but haven’t had it because I normally don’t like ooey gooey sweet stuff. It had some pretty good reviews on the Tealux website so I thought I’d try it out.

It is quite tasty. Definitely a caramel yumminess to it without being overly sweet. This is one rooibos tea that seems to be fairly hidden underneath the caramel creaminess. I like rooibos in general but for those that don’t they might like this tea. I’m okay with the flavouring too (no tongue tingling). I didn’t really expect to like it but I am enjoying it.

A good tea to grab when craving something sweet!

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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80
drank Green Gold by Mandala Tea
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86

I know I left a review on this tea before but feel like leaving another one. I dreamed I was having jasmine tea last night so woke up wanting jasmine tea. I botched the first brewing. Got the temperature right but put in too many pearls. Too strong. Ditched that and brewed 1/2 tsp, 8 oz, 185F, 3 min. Perfect. Or at least the way I like it. Balanced jasmine notes, good astringency without being bitter. Love it. Had a second cup too.

Flavors: Astringent, Jasmine

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85

I might have botched the brewing on the infusions a few times but this tea is still very good.

The first infusion, I followed their directions but think I cooled the water just a tad too much and had a bit too much water. It was still very grassy and sweet. Nice and rich and perfectly balanced for a deeply flavoured sencha.

2nd infusion was supposed to be 10-20 sec but I botched and it went a minute. I was glad because it was still a flavourful cup.

3rd infusion. Used their instruction and did 30 sec but this brew was way too weak.

4th – Went back to longer infusion of 1 min but it was already becoming a weaker version of the tea.

Flavors: Grass

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 103 ML

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44
drank Pumpkin Cream Rooibos by Tealux
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I’ve had this tea for awhile and not tried it out. It was a big disappointment. I didn’t really get much pumpkin. Was too artificial tasting to me.

Preparation
2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tealizzy

Bummer! It really is hard to find a good pumpkin rooibos. Most of the time, there’s no pumpkin!

Ubacat

It must be a hard flavour to do.

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I had this tea early this morning and a few days ago. I’ve been brewing with boiling water, 8oz water , for 2 min. It’s been good with caramel notes but I think the higher temperatures are just not doing this tea any justice so I’m not rating it yet. The smell of the tea in the bag is heavenly , very similar to green Bi Luo Chun. However, when I brew it, it’s just not living up to the way it smells dry. I plan on trying this with lower temperatures but was wondering how others out there have brewed this tea successfully? BTW, love the colour of the dry leaves! So pretty!

Cameron B.

I generally use 200 degree water for blacks, but I’ll sometimes go down to 190 if it’s a pure bud tea. They just seem more delicate to me. :P

Ubacat

Thanks! I’ll try that. I haven’t had a lot of black teas in the last few years. I never would have thought to try them at temperatures as low as oolong.

Cameron B.

I have a weird paranoia about boiling water, I’m always afraid it will ruin everything! I generally only use it for herbals and rooibos. :P

Dexter

I agree with Cameron – I don’t normally use boiling water on blacks. I general uses 90 or 95C depending on the tea. (Red rooibos is less woody if steeped at a lower temp too….)

Ubacat

I always thought most black teas can take boiling water but will definitely try it at the lower temperatures.

Terri HarpLady

with this one I usually go gongfu, 5G x 4oz 15/30/45sec/1/2/3/4/min

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Having this one this morning. Brewed accorking to Yunomi. First brewing : 1 tsp, , 1/3 cup water at 110F, 2 minutes. It was rich and sweet like heavy seaweed. No astringency at all. Second brewing: 1/3 cup , 185F, 20sec. This one had a stronger astringency due to the higher temperature but the sweetness was still coming through. Good but very different than the first brewing. My little teapot was not filtering out all the tiny leaves so with both the first and second brewing, I was getting those tiny leaves at the bottom of my cup. That’s what was giving it a strong strong seaweed taste at the bottom of the cup. So far, very delicious and very different. Will update further with more steepings! I would classify this tea as a very special occasion tea or special treat. The special steepings are a little tricky to follow and the tea is amazing. Definitely worth keeping in small quantities for that special treat.

Flavors: Seaweed, Sweet

Preparation
Iced 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 3 OZ / 79 ML

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90

It’s strange but Yunnan Sourcing has this tea up as Autumn 2014 but in the detailed description it has Spring 2014 at the top. My package has Spring 2014 on it so I’m assuming it’s spring but couldn’t find the spring one on their website so using the picture and details for Autumn 2014.

This is a lovely mild sweet green tea with nutty notes. I pick up a very mild roasted taste in it too which I really like.

Flavors: Nutty

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85

I am enjoying this buckwheat tea. It’s roasty toasty buckwheat that’s got a nice sweetness too. A wonderful cup of non-caffeinated tea for late afternoon. It does kind of give you that warm cosy feeling on a cool day.

Flavors: Roasted, Toasty

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I’ve loved tea since I’ve been a kid. Back then it was Old King Cole black tea with milk in it. As the years went by I added in all kinds of teas and moved away from the blacks to more green, white,pu-erh rooibos,& herbal. Just recently I’ve started to enjoy a few blacks again along with oolong. Mostly I would just get my teas from the grocery store, Whole Foods, craft shows with small tea vendors, or when travelling. I did order online from a company years ago but only did the once. It was just in 2013 I joined Steepster and have started some online orders. Love love love Tealux but am hoping to try some different places.

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