2816 Tasting Notes
This sample tea comes from Anny Oxidant and the Tea Bullie. thank you!
I went to the gym today and got a good workout, now I’m just trying to stay awake through the evening’s activity which involves going to an art opening.
I steeped for 3 minutes at 180F; this yielded a very light tea liquor. I’m not sure I’ve ever had an acai berry before, but the flavor reminds me of a cross between a blueberry and a raspberry. I wasn’t sure I’d like this, but it’s very nice and refreshing… might also be good as a cold brew tea. It isn’t as sweet as some white teas I’ve tried, but that might also be due to the acai flavoring.
Thank you, Anny for letting me try it!
Thanks so much to Dorothy for this tea sample!
I think this is my first zealong tea so I wasn’t too sure what to expect here. She told me it wasn’t a good short steeper so I used the regular teapot method here and steeped it for 4 minutes. I think I had 2 tsp. or so of tea for an 18 oz. teapot.
I got a medium brownish red tea liquor here. The flavor of the tea is slightly malty and grainy with a very nice floral element. I’m impressed by the lovely sweet tone in the finish of this tea. It lingers for a while and is very pleasant; has a smooth almost creamy quality. This is an easy tea to sip on plain and I am really enjoying it this morning. It reminds me a bit of some Chinese congou teas I have had recently.
Thanks for the sample Dorothy!
This came in my recent order with Mellow Monk so I thought I’d try it out today…
This was steeped for around 90 seconds at approx. 170F (I was guesstimating)
Ooooh, I really like this! A light green sencha with white stems. My tea liquor is a light chartreuse color. This is exceedingly mild and mellow, perhaps because of the white stems? It ha a definite brothy, vegetal tone with slight notes of seaweed and a sweet finish with a tad bit of astringency, a slight grapefruit element here.
I’m a big fan of Japanese green teas and this one is really nice! Mellow Monk describes it as luscious and I would agree. It just kind of rolls around on your tongue in a delightful manner. One of my favorite senchas to date.
This tea came as a sample from the lovely Indigobloom, thank you dear!
I’m not sure that I’ve ever had a Vietnamese green tea before, so I didn’t quite know what to expect. I got a light greenish-yellow infusion that is very vegetal, almost artichoke like. I feel like there’s a tiny bit of smoke perhaps, and also a slight pungency. I’m picking up on some lime notes in the finish, which are really interesting… It reminds me a bit of another green tea I’m fond of from Nepal.
Overall, it’s pretty good! Thank you, IB for letting me try it.
It’s cloudy and gloomy this morning and I went through another bout of insomnia the past few days. I wanted something to wake me up so I thought this would do the trick. A nice fog lifter! I like this the best with soymilk added. Wake up, Amy OH!
Listening to “Reptile” by Church on the radio, reminds me of my younger and gothier days. ;)
Sipdown this afternoon.
I still don’t think this tastes much like lemon meringue but I’m enjoying it okay today. Probably will not feel the need to reorder this. I think it needs more lemon!
yesterday afternoon I drank too much tea before I went to the gym and I could NOT sleep so I’m trying to take it easy with the caffeine for the rest of the day…
My first order arrived from Mellow Monk! Do I need any more green tea? Er… ummm… well, in fact no! I just couldn’t resist once they got their new stock in.
I wanted to try this one out this afternoon, though I am a little wired already from having some gyokuro matcha with lunch. I followed the MM instructions which said to steep for 2 minutes @ 170F — I guesstimated.
There’s a TON of dried yuzu peel in this package. My cup ended up being a light yellow so I was somewhat worried about the flavor, but it’s delightful, IMO. The yuzu lends a grapfruity/lemon note and I am definitely picking up on the rose element. It’s got a lightly sweet and tart flavor and the green tea is just lending a slightly vegetal quality with a hint of berry. Hmm. This is good, I like it! Very refreshing for the afternoon. I bet this would also be good iced or mixed with some sparkling water as an apertif.