221 Tasting Notes
Wow. Just, wow. I tasted the dark version first, then this Pure one and it completely knocked me out. Which isn’t an easy task for an oolong! The flavour is incredibly rich and full, fuller than any oolong I’ve ever tasted. Its like Tung Ting on crack. Seriously. I don’t even want to sully my mouth with Tung Ting after tasting this lush oolong. Wow. Do yourself a favour and try this tea, especially if you are a fan of oolongs. My god.
A very simple breakfast tea to drink in the mornings, perfect for when your tea situation is particularly dire and you are in need for any loose-leaf tea you can get your hands on, so you find yourself turning to the Starbucks of the tea world and paying too much for a mediocre product. Mmm mediocrity.
Oh silly me, expecting my insanely high expectations of What An Earl Grey Should Be to be met or exceeded in Sin City. This earl grey sounded promising (no flowers or weird shiz), smelled average (if not slightly strange) and tasted even worse (perhaps the tea base). Yep.
What am I doing drinking a blend with both peppermint and rooibos in it? The word “bergamot” drew me in, much like the glittering windows at Tiffany’s did the other day. Also they were out of earl grey and I was desperate. Anyway, peppermint rooibos. Eh. I think the addition of bergamot is a little pointless to be honest – as per usual the peppermint overwhelms and the rooibos gives it that piney rooibos aftertaste. Yep. Regret in a cup.
It took me a while to decide whether or not I liked this tea, but after several cups I realized that yes, I do indeed! The aroma of the dry leaf is sweetly fruity which ends up mellowing out or “chillaxing” in the cup. The end result is this lovely smooth black tea with honey notes and a hint of bergamot. Best enjoyed plain, with a piece of shortbread on the side.
Oh boy am I getting supremely bored with the tea selection available in my hometown. This is where 52teas rides galliantly to my rescue every week or so, my almost-regular knight in shiny packaging to save me from the dull, the uninspiring, the gross, the dragons!
The dry leaves have this fabulously buttery vanilla aroma, with the pecan becoming more apparant once its brewed. This tea is surprisingly tasty plain but adding a bit of milk brings out this lovely creaminess, perfectly underlined by the pecan flavor.
I can see how this would be amazing iced, but I really cannot bring myself to brew it any other way but piping hot yet! Perhaps I will save some for a mild winter day…