33 Tasting Notes
Drinking this right now, after a long morning of cross-country skiing and walking (it was amazing!)
As this is an oolong, I expected a strong and bold taste, but got a very humble and fragrant tea instead. I suppose it’s too smooth for my liking, maybe not even strong enough, though I steeped it for a long time. I think it would work really great as a base for some kind of blend, but alone it’s not interesting enough for me :(
I will drink the remaining sample with great pleasure, but I don’t think I’ll order this one. Have a nice week everyone!
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Tried it again today, steeped it only for a minute or 45 seconds, it came out very very silky, super-smooth. I guess I like it this way much more than my usual strong-steeped way.
Interesting, I’ll see what surprises will it bring me next ;) Info about my previous experience is in the previous tasting note about this tea!
Drank this one yesterday evening.
Great tea, very bold taste, very humble and unpretentious. Though a tiny bit too grassy for me, I guess. It lacks some flower-y notes for my liking, But still, I’d drink this one every day for a long time.
However, if I’d have to choose between Organic White Peony (Bai Mu Dan) Tea and this one, I would choose the first one (that’s why I’ve got 3 packages of it :P ).
Haven’t had this one in a very long time and now TeaVivre gave me a free sample of this great tea!
I like to steep this one really strong, much stronger than any other tea, so that it leaves a wine-like sensation in the mouth and a very distinct aftertaste, which I can’t identify at all, but it’s amazing.
Also this is one of the teas I like with no sugar at all. Really good, will bump the rating up a few points. Guess I need to re-stock this one the next time I order something.
Another one from my new TeaVivre package!
What can I say..wow! This was amazing. Really strong smell, just the way I like it. Very sweet, but with a ton of jasmine in it!
The taste is very gentle and smooth, and of course, full of jasmine! It leaves a very sweet aftertaste, and the base tastes great, very solid, but not overshadowing the jasmine itself.
Amazing tea, I will try to make sure this one is in my cupboard like..forever?
I’ve wanted to try these for a long time and now I finally can!
The smell is very gentle and soft, kind of a mix between silkiness and malty tones (if that makes sense).
The taste. on the other hand, ditches the silkiness and dives into the malty-chocolatey-goodness. It vaguely reminds me of Bailin Gonfu black, but I think that’s just me. This tea leaves a nice tingling sensation after every sip, I tried it both with and without sugar – and I suppose I’ll be drinking this one with a tiny bit of sugar in the future, just to bring out the smoothiness a little bit more.
I will be definitely looking forward to adding these to my permanent stock! Also, I’d like to try this one flavored with jasmine.
Just got my package (actually, 2 packages!) from TeaVivre! (oh, I love that store so much)
Well, evidently, I’m starting my own little venture into Oolongs, something I’ve never properly done before, because I seem to have a bad luck for picking those. If you’ve got some oolong brewing/drinking tips – please share those with me :)
This tea comes packed in a TeaVivre-style small packages, packaged once again inside. The leaves are super-sticky with honey and give a nice rich smell, though I expected much more honey in it.
I steeped it twice – 1 minute and 2 minutes. Came out very strong and rich, almost no differences between the two steeps, except some subtle changes in taste.
As for the taste, it was honestly not what I expected. I was ready for some in-my-face honey action, but the honey was very subtle, only adding a few touches of sweetness after every sip. I didn’t add any sugar, which is pretty unusual for me and it still was good. I can definitely say that I’m starting to like oolongs and I’m looking forward to drinking this tea again soon!
Though I’m kind of late with this one, but I just started reading The Song of Ice and Fire (Game of Thrones), so far so good, I’ve read about 25% of the book, it’s engaging and interesting, with some really deep characterization.
Drank this one at my buddy’s Reqwer’s place.
It’s an oolong tea from China, gave me a lot of surprises!
Really great oolong, much better than any oolong I’ve tried before. Reminded me of a pu-erh a little bit, some earthy and malty notes were definitely there! I drank it with a tad of sugar, but I think it would be great without it too. One more thing that was surprising, was that it didn’t have a strong smell! I expected a fairly rough smell, but it had just a nice little aroma, reminded me of walnuts a bit.
Oolong gets some bonus points from me for this one!
When I am too lazy for any loose leaf teas, or in a trip, Greenfield always comes in handy! Festive Grape is one of my favorite ones, very fruity and a spoonful of sugar makes it so much better!
Oh, the taste of this tea. At first, I was skeptical about it. But when I got to actually drinking it, it was amazing! I’ve re-bought it once already and I sure am planning on buying it again and again.
I’m not really sure what’s so great about this tea, but I suppose the grapes add very much flavor and aroma, and blends everything together. A very soft taste, but leaves a little tingling sensation in the tongue afterwards. I usually drink it with sugar, but without sugar it is also amazing.
Ahh, it was a great breakfast with Lapsang. All my food (sandwiches, mostly) tastes like smoke after the first cup, it’s amazing! Love this :) Steeped it long this time, really thick and heavy smoke taste, like I wanted. See my previous notes about this tea too.
My buddy Reqwer was kind to treat us with this tea at his place. I can’t say I felt every note of it’s taste, mostly because I was eating so much cookies and chocolates at the same time..But it went great with all the sweets and gave everything a warm earthy feeling. Not really my cup of tea (no pun intended at all), but I enjoyed it very much though.
Yes, Steepster isn’t a place for this, but I just wanted to keep it here, since books & teas go so well together :) I’ve just started reading The Black Company by Glen Cook. So far so good, we’ll see how violent will it get later, I sense a lot blood being spilled in the future.
I haven’t drunk this one in a long time, because I was saving the last two bags for Christmas time.
It’s just like before – amazing. Really rich taste, this time I tried one cup with honey and one with milk. Still great, love this. See my previous note for more impressions, because this tea is as great as it was then :)
It’s a pity that Zhena’s Gypsy Teas don’t ship worldwide, because I would buy a looot of this one :(
Happy holidays, everyone!
I’ve been drinking this tea every few days for almost half a year now. It tastes great with sugar or without it and accompanies many different meals in a magnificent way. I usually steep it a little bit stronger than it’s recommended by TeaVivre, but that’s just my personal way of drinking it :) A delicate taste, very rich, but also humble and very “quiet”, so to say. I can recommend this to everyone who is looking for an everyday tea.
Sorry for being away for a while. I had a nice boat trip, enrolled in the University and got some small jobs for music composition. Overall, a great few summer weeks.
I just came home and drank this Lapsang. It is amazing. This time I accidentally added more sugar than always but it didn’t ruin it even a small bit. A lovely smell, makes everyone in the house wonder if I’m smoking meat in the kitchen :D
Hope you all are having a great summer!
I am starting to write this note as I’m waiting for tea to cool down a bit.
The smell of dry leaves is great, some earthy, roasted and really warm elements blend together in a rich and strong aroma. It is very tempting to take a sip now, but I know I will just burn my tongue if I do it.
I made this tea for my family at my birthday dinner 2 days ago, but unfortunately I only took a little bit with me, so I actually didn’t get any :( Ohh, just a couple more minutes and I will be able to enjoy this one!
- a little bit of impatient waiting later *
Delicious! Truly great. At first I thought it was just a very usual black tea, but then a wave of yumminess blasted my taste buds :) Really nice rich aftertaste leaves me trying to concentrate on my mouth after every sip. This is one of the best black teas I’ve tried. Will definitely look forward to buying more.
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I was given this one by TeaVivre, so thank you again!
I drank it this morning after an almost sleepless night to calm me down a little bit. While steeping, the chrysanthemum flower came of and blossomed in the pot, which made the act of brewing so much more fun :)
The color was really thick and dark, just the way I like it. At first I thought I oversteeped it, but it turned out to be just right. The taste is really earthy, with some wooden touches. On the second steeping, the floral hints are becoming more apparent, which I like very much. And is leaves a great sweet aftertaste, but I still added half a teaspoon of sugar to help that floral taste to be richer.
A great tea, I will be looking forward to ordering this one and maybe trying some of the other TeaVivre Pu-Erhs.
I just got this one from TeaVivre and I was really excited about the sample package! I was surprised by the generous sizes of the samples, thank you again, TeaVivre!
I steeped this one for 1 1/2 minutes and it smelled amazing right away. I’ve never tried a Lapsang Souchong before, so it’s my first experience :) The dry leaves do smell so intense that I took a deep breath and then coughed for a minute or two! It is amazing.
When I took the first sip I didn’t feel anything, but a split second later a wild smoky taste blossomed in my mouth, but I still could feel a great deal of good black tea leaves. A really nice sour’n’sweet aftertaste is also present and gives a good strong finishing touch.
Overall, it is an amazing tea and I don’t really have the words or skills to properly describe it. It is just the most surprising tea I’v ever had and I am totally going to buy some more.
This is so far one of the
This is the third sample that Will Work For Tea was so kind to give me!
I finished the last of my final exams today, so I figured I would treat myself with this great tea! The smell of dry leaves is very interesting, I even couldn’t resist eating a small crunchy nut piece :) The smell is a pretty wild mix of sweet nuts, really roasty aroma and green tea.
The taste is very different from the smell. But it still has that really nice roasty taste. And for some reason it reminds me of a cereal from my childhood :)
Overall, I didn’t expect a green tea to turn out so nice in a combination with nuts and roasty taste. I won’t be buying it soon, but it sure will be on my list.
This is the third and the last sample I got from the great Fong Mong Teas. Thank you once again!
This one is very soft and creamy, but has a nice butter hint to it. It doesn’t surprise with a variety of taste or a wild bouquet of taste nuances. But it is surely a great tea, the smell is very full and rich, especially the one of dry leaves. And the buttery/earthy touch gives a nice warm sensation.
I will consider having this one as a dinner tea or a great tea for eating sweets and snacks!
This is the second sample I’ve been given by Fong Mong Teas
I really like watching oolongs steep, that’s why I made it in a transparent glass :) A really meditative experience
The leaves had a very usual generic smell, so I thought it won’t be really good. But the taste has a heavy floral side, with a creamy aftertaste, which I find pretty unusual in greens/oolongs. I added a little bit of sugar too, to help that flower-y thing develop a little bit more.
I won’t be drinking this one much I suppose, but it is surely a decent tea, maybe just not strong enough for me.