2309 Tasting Notes
this is a very nice black strawberry tea; I do think that adding milk (or in my case, Coconut Dream) helps to bring out the custardy flavor. Has a great smell and a lovely smooth finish. I’m not totally sure I would buy this one again (read my tealog to find out which Strawberry tea I fell in love with. :))
Had the most delicious Hand Picked Bao Zhong tea today at Samovar/Yerba Buena in San Francisco. Yes, this place is expensive but at least the waitstaff is incredibly friendly and nice. My firs time trying a Thai oolong. I was told to steep the leaves for only 20 seconds, but I gave it at least 60 seconds and it was still really good.
The notes at the teahouse called this buttery with mango and asparagus. I was not disappointed. This was a delightful, light butter and vegetal tea with a very smooth mouthfeel. I did not pick up so much on the mango. Picked up a bag to take home with me, I will really enjoy this.
I really like Cardamom which is why I bought this tea originally. I agree with the previous reviewers, it is a bit weak. Somehow it needs something to be more complete. I used two teabags in this latest brewing, also with soymilk and a hint of agave. I think this might be good mixed with some black tea
I am seriously loving all the tea I recently purchased from the Koni Tea Company. I wish the price was not as expensive but they are definitely quality products. This is a delicious earthy pu-erh with a nice sweetness, the buttercotch really comes through. I can’t attest to it’s weight loss capabilities -if tea really made you thinner I would be a total stick by now. Even so, this is a lovely tea to have with breakfast or after dinner if you aren’t sensitive to the caffeine.
I was really looking forward to trying this tea after reading all the great reviews on Steepster – I definitely like green roobois a lot better than red! I found the plantain and coconut to be mild. I was hoping for something a little stronger as I mean to drink this primarily as a dessert tea, so I will try two bags next time. Above average but I would not buy this one again.
I have to say this is a lovely tea. I am a huge fan of coconut and normally I’m a coconut pouchong tea drinker but this is a nice change of pace. I brewed it for 2 minutes and then added a generous amount of soymilk for an unusual au lait type of drink. I have had trouble at times with senchas giving me a bad stomach but so far, no signs of that here. The coconut flavor here is mild but smells absolutely incredible. Not sure I would buy it again but I’m really glad I tried it!
I am definitely a fan of very fruity and slightly sweet flavored oolongs so this one went over very well for me. Brews up in about 2 minutes with a lovely honey color. I drank this with soy milk and it was like a cup of ice cream but it is also incredibly good on its own. Contains candied papaya and pineapple so there is some sugar in here already – no wonder I like it! :)