2579 Tasting Notes
After reading the other reviews here I was wondering if I made a mistake in purchasing this. I have been shying away from flavored teas lately but I still like the fruity ones.
This I steeped up with boiling water in an infuser mug for 3 minutes. It’s a black tea and the fragrance is very strong, it smells a bit like black currents and cherries to me. As it cools off I am getting more blueberry flavor. It’s true that the flavor of the tea is not as strong as the smell but I don’t really mind that. If the flavor was stronger I might find it sickening, to be honest. I don’t really drink a lot of black teas without soymilk but this one is just kind of pleasant to sip on plain. Drinking it with soymilk is making it more of a dessert-type flavor.
Overall, I am pleased with this purchase. Will definitely have to try it as an iced tea also.
Thanks to Verdant for including a sample of this in my last order
I don’t normally go in for minty things because they can aggravate my heartburn but I really did like the flavor of this one… it’s got the buttery sweetness of the Laoshan green plus the mint is very refreshing to me this morning.
I steeped mine in the Gaiwan with around 175 F water. I used a lot of leaf and got 4 steeps of it and counting. I used short 30-60 second steeps and those were fine. It’s a very nice blend, thanks David!
hmm. I am a little confused by the description on Lupicia’s website as I got a tea called Ume Vert from their store that claims it is a white and green tea blend that is flavored with apricots and the website says it is flavored with plums so obviously I am going to review the tea that I have.
I really like this one, it just sounded so light and delicious from the description on the bag. They claim you can use boiling water but I was a bit skeptical so I steeped this for around 3 minutes @ approx 175 F.
this is a flavored tea but the apricot flavor is very subtle and the white tea flavor really comes through. Oddly I am getting more white tea flavor than green. This will be a great tea for the springtime and would also be very good as an iced tea.
I bought a whole box of this a while ago evidently hoping I would love it, but alas…
It decided to steep some up today to see what I remember of it, an orange jasmine-y tartish perfumish mess. Smells like a perfume my Grandmother might have bought that went rancid. It is definitely more enjoyable with soymilk but now I’m just kind of sad I have so much of it. If anyone wants to swap, let me know. Other people really seem to love this tea!
So today I tried steeping this up along with my Oriental Beauty oolong from the Aroma Tea Shop. That was a very good combination. The cinnamon plum is a little tart on its’ own but mixing it with something else seems to help. I still wish there was no hibiscus in it (see my previous tasting notes).
Drinking this today out of a beaten up chipped and stained infuser mug I got in Chinatown – lmao! Looks like I might need a new mug very soon. :)
When I think of a classic high mountain oolong something like this would come to mind.The dry leaf smells a bit floral and a bit like licorice in the bag.
This was steeped for around 2 minutes at 180 F. I got a sweet, mildly buttery and rich tea which is very soothing. It has a nice floral aroma as well.
I steeped it again and the second steep was much like the first. I am enjoying it and would consider ordering it again if I ever place another order with Tea from Taiwan. Still nothing about it really stands out among the other oolongs I have tried from the same company. In a way I will be kind of glad when these samples are all gone and I can move on to something else. :))
This was another tea I got for Christmas from my brother and am just getting around to trying it now.
I decided I was going to use my xi ying teapot for wuyi oolongs only. I think the clay teapot really enhances this tea for some reason. I steeped mine for about 60 seconds and this first steep is reminiscent of toasted grains, there is a lingering sweetness and also a plummy/raisin-y fruit quality.
Second steep is about the same as the first – it’s a good tea but doesn’t rank up super high in terms of unique or intense flavors like some other wuyis I’ve had. Still. I wouldn’t mind having this around as an everyday sort of tea. In the future I might let the steeps go a bit longer to see what I end up with.