2809 Tasting Notes
Treating myself to this today in the hopes that it will rev up my immune system… and I finally got a thermometer from Sur La Table so I know I’m steeping this one correctly at 175 F.
it’s one of the things I would actually repurchase again from Teavana and $12 is not a bad deal for a tin of this.
It’s sweet and vegetal with a brothy, nutty quality – yummmy! (see my previous notes)
This tea came in my gift set from Palais de Thes – I could not find it on the American site, only on the British one. Is the name too risque for us yanks?
In any case my taste buds are off today so I’m not going to rate this one for now. I started taking MSM which is working wonders for my foot pain but has also given me something of a dry mouth this morning, and I might be getting a cold which isn’t helping either. This is a nice blend of green and black tea along with a very strong fruity element. This one smells great in the tube. I don’t have much experience with green and black blends but so far I am really liking it. The fruit seems good in this blend, it’s refreshing but not tart.
I hope to post a better review if and when I am feeling more normal! :)
Thanks to LiberTeas for sending me this, I’ve been wanting to try it. I love ginger and white tea so my hopes were high….
I read over some of the other tasting notes and was thinking “oh no, bergamot!” I don’t like a lot of bergamot especially Earl Grey type of teas.
I actually liked this, a lot! It’s very gingery and definitely reminds me of a cocktail. There’s a bit of bergamot in here but it’s slight. It’s difficult to taste any white tea in here but I was kind of expecting that… Definitely is hitting the spot as my after lunch tea. I bet this would be an amazing iced tea as well…. and no calories!
I’m buying some today! =)
I accidentally let this steep for too long, it went to 2 minutes or more. Now it is very strong! Reminds me a bit of coffee, dark, robust but still drinkable. Smells awesome and is very woodsy but a tad bit too strong for me here. Good lesson learned – do not oversteep pu-erh! :)
Thanks to SimplyJenW for letting me try this one!
It used to be that I thought I didn’t like Ceylon teas but I think previously I’ve had the cheap-o ones either used in teabags or in breakfast blends. It came as somewhat of a revelation to me that I could really enjoy a Ceylon tea.
I steeped this for 4 minutes with boiling water. It is very dark, rich with some brown sugary and chocolate-y type notes. It has a tiny bit of briskness and a tad of pungency at the very end but very enjoyable. I was able to drink some of this plain (just to do a proper tasting) but then I added some soymilk to it and it’s very good both ways. This would be a great breakfast tea, or even an afternoon tea with some biscuits and jam. A solid YUM. I’m very glad I got to try it and I can see that more ceylons are in my future! :)
I don’t have too many flavored white teas but I do like this one. Very peachy, with citrus and just a hint of flowers. I got 1/4 lb a few months ago and I need to finish it in the next few months since I don’t think white tea has a very long shelf life. This is a great iced tea, too.