12 Tasting Notes
I have had this tea twice and loved it both times. Full bodied, balanced, very slightly acidic and sweet, but in a mellow way. I have not tried it with milk – it strikes me as nearly perfect on its own.
Flavors: Tangy, Winter Honey
I’d recommend this for Darjeeling lovers. But tastewise it’s really more like a cross between a black and a green tea. It’s nicely balanced, with vegetal notes and a bit of sweetness. Low acidity. Nice, but not overly compelling. I brewed according to the Steepster Select brewing instructions.
Flavors: Cream, Plant Stems, Plants
Really delicious – as good as any Assam I’ve had. I followed the brewing instructions on the Steepster Select package. And I drank it with a bit of milk — Assam’s ability to stand up to milk is a reason I love it.
Flavors: Dark Bittersweet, Earth
Absolutely delicious. Best green tea I have had in a long time. The roasted grain is not overwhelming and balances really nicely with the green tea. I could drink this every day. Whichever Steepster staffer chose this to go this month’s Steepster Select club, thank you!!
Flavors: Grass, Roasted Barley
This is my first pu-erh ever! And I really liked it – my favorite from the Steepster Select box besides the roasted buckwheat tea. The tea tastes complex and balanced, not too earthy. Even the first steeping has a lot of depthy. I like the grape notes and the gentle astringency.
I am revising my score down after brewing again. The cinnamon is really overwhelming. About twice as much as I’d like. So strong that I can hardly taste anything else. On the up side, this tea feels filling and suppresses my appetite. I read afterward that cinnamon can do that.