2802 Tasting Notes
This comes to me courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss – thanks so much for the sample!
I was a little nervous after finding some red peppercorns in the sample and I also know this tea has dried orange peel as well as rooibos so I thought it would be curious and interesting.
Hmmm, for a rooibos blend this is pretty nice. I like my rooibos with soymilk so that’s how I’m drinking it this afternoon. The orange element is very strong and I’m also picking up on coconut and a nice spicy element. It’s a bit like a rooibos chai but fruitier. Nice afternoon tea but I don’t think I need to run out and buy any. :-) Thanks for sharing, T = B!
Thanks to Teavivre for this sample and I’m sorry I’m getting around to trying it just now.
I am steeping this in my infuser mug since I’m trapped at work on this beautiful day – we finally got some sun.
Steep #1 – approx. 1.5 minutes yielded me a dark, sweet and mellow pu-erh. Mmm, this is nice. I’ve gotten a few hints of bittersweet chocolate in the flavor here along with a slight fruitiness. I like it!
Steep #2 – also very nice and earthy. This has a definite clean taste with no fishiness or off odors like you can experience in other pu-erhs. The flavor here is reminding me a bit of pumpernickel bread. Definitely a nice after lunch tea.
Steep #3 – I accidentally let this steep for a really long time – 4 minutes? 5 minutes? Who knows. The longer steep has brought out a creamy element in this tea that I’m really enjoying. I think I could steep this a few more times but that needs to be end of caffeine for me today.
And onto other news… I have noticed today that my equanimity is back and I’m enjoying life — what could be more important than this? Huzzah!
Tea of the morning for me here, although technically it isn’t a tea but a mate, well whatever…
I’m hoping this provides me with a bit of a much needed energy boost. Yesterday I had an 11 hour day at work and I am dragging this morning… this is yummy chocolate malt deliciousness! See previous notes for more info.
This is a sample I got from Upton Tea Imports a while back but I haven’t had the opportunity to try it yet.
I steeped this for around 4 minutes in the infuser mug and added some soymilk. This is not the fruitiest blackcurrant tea I’ve ever had, unfortunately. The black tea base is nice (a Ceylon, I think??) and the fruitiness is very light, it’s currant-y with a bit of tart thrown in for good measure. I wish Harney and Sons made a decaf version of their blackcurrant tea. This isn’t too bad but doesn’t have the punch I was really looking for.
Thank you to Anny Oxidant and the Tea Bullie for sending me a sample of this tea!
I steeped this for 3 minutes in my infuser mug and I think the flavor is yummy! The green tea has a lovely vegetal/green bean flavor which is complimented well by coriander and a touch of peppermint. Some minty blends I find too strong, but this one is not bad at all.
Overall, this is a really lovely and uplifting blend which is great for after lunch time today. I would consider buying more of this. Sorry for the short note, but I am running low on time :)
Thanks to Indigobloom for sending me this sample of tea to try!
I steeped mine for 4 minutes at boiling but after I read some of the other taster’s notes I wish I had let it go for a bit longer. You can see there are large chunks of fruit in the tea. Anyway, it’s a bit of the tart side but has one of the nicer pear flavors I’ve had in a while. In my opinion, pear is a hard flavor to get right in a tea. Someone compared it to bubblegum and I have to agree, there is something in here that reminds me of bubblegum, I think perhaps it’d the smell?
I did add a bit of soymilk to it and somehow liked it better that way. I am not totally in love with this but I’m glad I got the chance to try it, thank you dear Indigobloom for sharing with me! :D
First of all, many thanks to *Tea Equals Bliss" for sending some of this my way!
I steeped about 1 tsp. of this in my infuser mug for about 3 minutes. I got a very light orangish-tan tea liquor with some lovely peach and light muscatel notes. I am detecting a bit of spice here in the cup as well. Very smooth and mild cuppa. I might move onto something darker soon after this; yes it is still cold and foggy here while the rest of the country is roasting!
Thanks to T=B for sharing!
This teabag came as a free sample in one of my recent Lupicia newsletters.
I love art, so I was really into the name of this one! After I realized it was predominately a darjeeling blend, I do wish I had steeped it at a somewhat lower temperature than boiling.
I got a dark brownish-red tea liquor in my cup. There is definitely a lot of second flush darjeeling going on here, and another element which I am guessing is an assam? It has a very woodsy and spicy element in the cup. Sipping on it plain wasn’t too bad at all, but it was also nice with a touch of soymilk. Overall, not bad, but I don’t think I need any more.
I picked this herbal tisane up at Whole Foods a couple of weeks ago but am just getting around to trying it now.
I really like the flavor here and it seems very relaxing – the only downside for me is it’s very minty and peppermint gives me acid reflux sometimes. I like the chamomile, the licorice and the lemon balm. It seems very well balanced and refreshing. I’m not sure I would buy it again due to the strong peppermint flavor but otherwise it’s very enjoyable and will hopefully bring the Sandman by soon. :)