2784 Tasting Notes
This tea came as a free sample with my Lupicia newsletter so why not try it? :)
I have no idea why I’ve been drinking so much green tea today and I only hope I can sleep later on tonight!
This is a teabag and it was steeped at around 170 F for 3 minutes. The peach is very much like a gummy flavor in my opinion. I don’t think that’s necessarily a bad thing though. I’m really not sure about the vanilla in this blend, why does it need to be here, etc. It’s confusing me a bit and vanilla is always a troubling ingredient for me in tea, it tends to taste “fakey”. Overall it’s a nice flavor and pretty refreshing for a flavored green but I’m not sure if I would buy this in the store. It might be really nice as an iced tea.
Like others have remarked before me, I really enjoyed the beauty of these curled and slighty fuzzy leaves. The leaf in the bag smells very fresh and vegetal.
I decided to steep this for over 2 minutes, which may have been too much but Chinese green teas can be very light in flavor and I wanted to get more. I think the flavor this reminds me the most of is artichoke. It’s kind of vegetal, a bit nutty and also savory. Someone else remarked on it being like miso soup and it does smell a bit miso like in my opinion. I liked this fairly well, even a bit more than the dragonwell.
I’m having this after lunch and that seems like a good time to drink it. It’s got a very mild astringency that is refreshing to my mouth. Also resteeps fairly nicely.
This is the second red tea I’ve had in the last week (the other one was at Taste SF – a local tea place) and I’ve discovered I like them!
This steeps up to be a beautiful reddish-brown and it has a cocoa and cinnamon aroma. I am very intrigued by it since it is made of fermented white tea leaves. It definitely has a smooth and delicate quality but it also a bit malty and chocolate-y, slightly fruity. Reminds me a bit of a golden yunnan… also resteeps well
On a side note I discovered my new $20 Bodum tea for one set is made out of plastic and not glass, and I really don’t like the way tea tastes in plastic… boo
Thanks to Teavivre for sending some of this my way as a sample.
I’m really not a fan of smoky teas so this was a hard one for me to review and appreciate. I do like the smoothness here and it definitely is not as smoky as some I’ve had, but for sure my least favorite of their 3 black teas I’ve had the chance to try. It’s really too strong for me. If someone would like to swap for this I will gladly find it a new home to someone who really likes this flavor. :)
Hmm. One thing you can’t help but notice is how strongly this tea smells, in fact I had to take it out of the bag it was in and put it in a ziploc bag and back in the other bag to keep the smell at bay a bit. It’s a very sweet and fruity aroma.
This is a Chinese green tea but I believe it tastes very strongly of the passionfruit flavor, not at all subtle as the description states. It’s a nice combination with the green tea but definitely overwhelms the other ingredients a bit including the flowers. I think this would be great iced for the summer time, regardless. It also seems a bit sweet at the finish, not sure if that’s from the passionfruit flavoring, the marigold or something else. I probably wouldn’t get this one again but I will certainly finish off the ounce I bought.
Thanks to Teavivre for providing this sample for me to try!
I’ve tried a few different Dragon Wells now and this definitely seems like one of the better ones. I am really fussy when it comes to green tea and have only found a few that totally knock my socks off.
This is light, vegetal and slightly nutty. Definitely not astringent which is nice! I felt like this brewed up a little too light for my taste even though I used 1 tsb. of leaf in my mug. Perhaps I’ll just never be a real fan of Dragon Wells. I did appreciate the soothing and relaxing quality of this.
I realized I still had this in my stash recently and since it is a few months since I opened it I wanted to focus on drinking it. It’s a very light green tea, also very mellow, kind of a welcome change from the Lupicia sencha I just had but still not much to write home about. See my previous tasting notes.