I follow in the teacups of teaequalsbliss in agreeing that this is a nummy, nummy tea! The bergamot blossoms out and rules this cup as the queen of citrus-y perfumes, which she is. I made her milky and sweet, as well. Quite uplifting to my spirits! Yes, nummy as the dickens …..
211 Tasting Notes
This loose tea has chamomile, ginger, and rose petals, all of which the alike-named tea bag lacks, among other differences. With the look and aroma of a great potpourri, this is a fluffy tea, so i used 2 tsp. for my cup. Boiling water on it, steep 7 min. It makes a bright, clear yellow liquid, and I had mine hot with sugar. Satisfied my yen for dessert. Tangy, yet sweet and soothing.
Confession: after I’ve had my several steeps of these exquisite leaves, I will pick out and eat the buds and smaller leaves. Yes, it’s that good and tender, like the best buttered asparagus or artichoke with a vase of sweet flowers on the table. Enjoying Tea has a good price for Ali Shan, and it seems to me to be the same batch as Adagio has right now. Enjoy!
My favorite green tea — probably because I sense no astringency or bitterness — just luscious ripe fruit flavor, mostly pear. 3 min steep in water of appropriate coolth = a medium amber color liquid with a tiny bit of cloudiness. The green tea gods may shed a tear, but I drink for my enjoyment and health, not to humor them!
Evidently I have not, alas, yet learned to have the water cool enough and the steep short enough for green tea, so it remains my least favorite type. Disregarding the scowling tea gods, i added sugar. Jasmine scent was the best part of this cup, and recalling my recent cholesterol test, which was excellent! :)
I didn’t realize how much i’ve grown to like this tea until i found it’s my last bag. sigh! It adds that mild fruity lift to the ol’ black magic. Milk and sugar.
Not a very sophisticated way of imbibing an oolong tea, and I’m surprised by how it still tastes and smells distinctly like an oolong. The fruit flavors make for a scrumptious combination. Being neither a purist nor, i hope, too much of a tea snob, I can fully enjoy this tea. However, my attempt to re-brew a bag was a disappointment.
Pale, rosy amber liquor, and I love the fragrance. This cup is astringent, but not bitter, so for a change I didn’t add milk, only a little brown sugar. Usually when drinking a Darjeeling, I have moments of wishing it was a rounder, maltier Assam-type, but this time, not so much.
I prepared this in a big glass jar in the Texas sun for 4 hours. Cleanliness, hot sun, and quick refrigeration is essential in making “sun tea,” to prevent bacterial growth. Put in a little sugar, some Splenda, and fresh lemon, and it tastes pretty good.
I prepare this cup like other black tea bags, but if i add milk and sweet, i use less, as it is a more delicate flavor than most. Nice for its aroma, too.
My standard chai. I add cracked black pepper (in a small infusing spoon) while steeping, then drink with milk and sweetener. Good morning start – Yum!
Rosy and delicious!
2 min in the ingenuiTea device, boiling water. First pass on this 3 gm of leaves. I weighed them because i love this tea and it’s pricey for my budget. But worth every cent! Ahhhhh! Honeysuckle flowers and buttered spinach. Each further steep of these leaves will reveal new scents and flavors. Smiling!
3 min steep in mug with water 1 min off the boil. Selected this today more for health benefits than aesthetics. I’m so enamored of oolongs at the moment that green tea suffers by comparison, and ginsengs have a bit of an obnoxious flavor anyway. It was okay, but I added half an envelope of Splenda and some cool water. Green tea enthusiasts may fare much better, methinks.
Tea bag in the mug, easy and dependable. This tea is similar to Moroccan Mint. Delicious!
2nd steep on these leaves, 10 min this time — probably too long. Still good flavor, although less aroma and a bit of astringency.
Glass infuser in mug, boiling water, 6 min. More bitter and astringent than I like, but this could be due to too long a steep or too much tea, so will try again. I drink earl greys more for the scent, anyway, but it needs to make a good drink, as well.
Love opening the package — makes me hungry for barbecue, or to once again be on a camping trip with my son. But back to the tea ….. a lovely golden liquor. This is only the 2nd tea of this type which I’ve tasted, but I can say it’s smoother than the first (or am I just developing the taste buds a bit?) Some folks report drinking this with milk and sweetener, but i’ll wait ’til next time to try that. This is going down good just as it is.
This was the 3rd steeping on these leaves. I let it brew 10 minutes (compared to 3 min for the first pass) so I’ll be discarding the leaves after this. This is a full-leaf tea, like most of the better oolongs, in my experience. The tea is pale greenish gold in my glass mug, neither too grassy-tasting nor astringent. Not as flowery as some oolongs, but mellow vegetal aroma is quite enjoyable.