202 Tasting Notes
This was one of the new teas in my Tealux order. When I went searching on Steepster to see if this tea was set up I found a Cocoa Orange tea by Fusion Tea. It had the same ingredients and the same description! How strange.
This smelled pretty good in the bag. A strong cocoa with a hint of orange. Brewed with boiling for 5 min. It’s really quite tasty. The cocoa isn’t over strong like a cup of hot chocolate but it’s there with light notes of orange and lemongrass. The nettle leaves give it a little added spice but it’s all balanced quite nicely. I’m very happy with it as I don’t have a huge selection for my evening teas.
Flavors: Chocolate, Lemongrass, Orange Zest
What a wonderful tea to have on a quiet Sunday morning. This tea is like the early morning mist in the mountain countryside that creeps in ; giving an awe inspiring view and then slowly slides back out as the bright early morning sun rises.
The beautiful dry leaves smell so sweet and mossy. I had to just enjoy the smell of them before brewing. Brewed at 195F for 1 min. Then I noticed they recommend shorter steeps. On my 2nd infusion I did only 40 sec.What an amazing green tea. It was so sweet , buttery, & mossy. Just so fresh tasting. Both steeps were very light tasting. I loved it so much I kind of wanted more of the taste to come through; but maybe that’s what makes it so wonderful – the light taste. I definitely would consider buying this one.
Flavors: Butter, Moss, Sweet
I couldn’t wait to try some of my free samples from Green Terrace Teas. I never had a Four Seasons oolong before. Dry it smelled like Jin Xuan, very milk and sweet smelling. Brewed for 1 min at 195F. I didn’t brew in my yixing teapot as it’s so new and still sucking all the flavour out of my oolongs. I can’t give a proper review with that teapot until it starts giving back.
Brewed up it was buttery , sweet, smooth, and vegetal. I detected very light floral jasmine notes. An excellent oolong. Thank-you Green Terrace Teas for the free sample.
Flavors: Butter, Jasmine, Milk
With all the teas I have in my cupboard this one has been overlooked for a long time. It used to be one of my favourites and I still like it. I normally do not like chai teas but I can’t taste much chai in this pu-erh tea which is probably one of the reasons I like it. Mint is prominent with vanilla notes. Goes well with the dark earthy pu-erh tea.
By the way, I noticed i didn’t have this in my Steepster cupboard but I’ve had it for awhile. I know there’s probably plenty more I’ve never updated. Sometimes it requires setting up the new tea on Steepster and I don’t always have the time.
Flavors: Earth, Peppermint, Vanilla
Thanks to Nina’s Paris for sending this free sample. I warmed up my tiny teapot and added the tea into the hot pot to take a wiff before adding the water. I could smell the delicate peach scent and just a bit of roasty oolong. Brewed at 195F for 1.5 min. A tasty peach and a mild roasty flavour from the oolong. A very nice tea but like Terri Harplady I also got a tingling on the tongue. I finished most of mine though only because it does taste good and I’ve had worse reactions (most from David’s Tea Blends).
Flavors: Peach, Roasted