11 Tasting Notes
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.
Revising my score on this one down on second drinking. Maybe my tastes are evolving, but now the orange tastes pretty strong. Would not buy again – and unfortunately (being a new tea drinker), I bought a pound. If anyone would like to trade some, let me know. If you like rooibos and you like fruity teas, you’ll probably like this. I’m realizing fruity teas are not my favorite in most cases.
Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Orange Zest, Vanilla