Backlogging. I had some of this at Spirit Rock Meditation Center on Saturday, where I spent Earth Day with my charming guy. I don’t often go for straight up peppermint as it can be too strong for me and can give me heartburn. I appreciated the mint blend here along with the lemon balm, it made for a nice refreshing after lunch tisane. Republic of Tea often disappoints me but I rather liked this. I also appreciate the fact that it’s organic. May need to pick some of this up at the grocery store…
1586 Tasting Notes
Tea of the morning here. I can’t believe I have never written a proper tasting note on this but I also don’t have a lot of time this morning. I hope to update this soon.
I brewed this in a tea infuser mug and it has such delightful vegetal notes with a creamy quality. I would like to short steep this someday when I have more time to appreciate it. Overall a very flavorful dragonwell, I would probably purchase this again. Now that summertime is coming I hope to drink some more of my green teas.
Tea of the afternoon here — it’s a bummer that Rare Tea Republic is no longer in business but I can get Mist Valley teas elsewhere. This is a beautiful reddish-brown cuppa that is extra tasty with about 1/2 tsp of turbinado sugar.
Just a note that I tried cold brewing this overnight and it’s pretty good that way. The banana flavor is a bit more subtle than when I drink it brewed with hot water but it was a good experiment. :)
Tea of the afternoon here; very vegetal with corn notes. The package says it’s green tea but this is most definitely an oolong. The leaves have unfurled quite nicely. See previous notes for more info. :)
Backlog – I was drinking this tea at the office yesterday for a much needed tea/sanity break. I really like banana bread and banana flavored things so for me this is nice. Normally I do not like stevia in anything but in this blend it is fairly subtle. It’s also good with some soymilk if you prefer more of a banana latte experience. :)
I finally finished this off after having it for about a year… the flavoring has gotten weaker but a year is a long time. I’m enjoying it with some soymilk this morning and am finding it pretty tasty even still.
Tea of the morning here. Sometimes I forget that I have this but it’s such a satisfying brew. I tend to like roses in tea but the cardamom is also a lovely touch here. Goes really well with this lovely music by Jai Uttal I was listening to last night:
Finally finished off a tin of this – now I have a good excuse to place another tea order… ha ha.
I have really enjoyed this one, it’s good for morning or afternoon time. Now I’m off to go do some morning meditation after this lovely cuppa!
Tea of the mid-morning here; already got up and had a green smoothie with matcha and lots of fruit; I guess I’m feeling in need of an antioxidant boost so I brewed some of this up. Haven’t had too many white teas lately. This has a nice delicate flavor, a bit of sweetness and slighty nutty (like me!).
It’s been a while since I’ve had this one but I still LOVE it!
I think Mellow Monk will soon be the only Japanese Green tea in my cupboard (once I drink everything else, lol)
It’s so creamy and fruity, just amazing. I bumped the rating up a bit today.
Backlog – had some of this on Saturday with a cute guy I know. :-P
This is actually a classic tea for me and will be a staple for years to come I think. It’s really good iced and it also tastes good hot, just a perfect blend of smoky gunpowder and peppermint. I only wish I could get it in loose leaf form instead of the sachets.
Tea of the morning here Steepster. I’ve had this tea since 2011 but to me it still tastes the same. I’m not a huge fan of it, but overall it’s okay. The chocolate notes still seem very light to me. Somehow it’s fun to have this for breakfast.
Tea of the morning here for me. Unfortunately I am at home sick but I’m hoping this will perk me up. :)
Tea of the mid-morning here… not a personal favorite in terms of flavor but it’s a good way to get some tulsi in with your caffeine at the same time. :)
This is another tea I ended up getting at the Bi Rite grocery store, it’s definitely nice they are buying from a local supplier.
I am up early this morning to get some yoga in, therefore I decided to try and supercharge the caffeine here. Directions say to steep this for 2 minutes but I went for 3 before I read the instructions. I don’t think I will rate this until I have tried it at their recommendation.
But anyway… at 3 minutes this tea got fairly dark and is very aromatic, like the smell of baking bread. Typical of a golden monkey, there are bready and yam/banana type flavors present. Very low on tannins. I decided to add a splash of soymilk to mine with the longer steep and it is very good that way.
I’m very happy with this purchase and would not hesitate to get more.
There is a small family owned grocery in San Francisco called Bi-Rite; they just opened one in my neighborhood so I took a walk down there this morning. It’s definitely on the upscale side of things, very yuppifed, oh well. Probably won’t be making a lot of major purchases there but they do have a nice tea selection.
I’ve never tried this tea from Kusmi and decided it might be worth the splurge. The box says it is a blend of China, Ceylon and India teas. Note: this is the muslin teabag box and not the loose leaf. There seems to be something vaguely “citrusy” about this blend, both in the aroma and the flavor. If I had to take a guess, I’d say the Indian tea is a nilgiri which accounts for that brightness. Though it could be a darjeeling as well.
Anyway this is a good tea to sip on plain, not a trace of bitterness anywhere. I decided to drink this with a slice of lemon and that was a really good call. I can see it would be good with a splash of soymilk or milk, but it definitely does not need sugar. I actually like this blend a lot but I was thinking it would be more hefty than it is somehow. I would drink this in the afternoon too. Very enjoyable — might need to keep this in the permanent collection but at the price I probably wouldn’t drink it every day.
A couple of the other reviewers mentioned lapsang but I am not detecting any smoke in this whatsoever, how odd.
Tea of the morning here; nothing stellar aside from the fact that it’s free at the office. I do prefer my black teas to have a bit more oompf and this seems a bit wimpy. Added some soymilk. Now I’m off to go make something better…
No notes yet.
Tea of the mid-morning — I found this sample teabag when I was going through my stash last night trying to figure out what teas to bequeath to this cute guy I know. :) I decided I wanted to revisit this again since it’s been a while since I’ve tried it.
I think the base here is perhaps a ceylon and the strawberry flavor is popping out at me a little more than I remember. I am drinking this without any additions and it’s nice that way. I think this is perhaps a ceylon base with a little bit of “gummy” strawberry flavor. I bumped the rating up a little bit.
Sipdown! Finished this one off.
One down, 1,001 left to go… :)
It’s free at the office so that’s why I’ve been drinking it…
This tea is certainly nothing to write home about, it’s a standard Chinese green tea and nothing I would bother to keep for my personal stash.
I know this is a terrible thing to admit on Steepster, but my tea obsession seems to be winding down a bit. For one thing I’ve discovered I can drink coffee again in the mornings on some days because my heartburn issues have resolved themselves quite a lot due to decreased stress levels in my life over a few years ago. Why this is, I don’t know. Perhaps it’s because some annoying people who were stressing me out have been jettisoned from my life – lol :)
Also I still have way too much tea but that goes without saying. :)
Tea of the morning here!
I can definitely see why this tea is rated so highly on Steepster, it’s delicious. I can smell the distinctive barley/chocolate smell wafting up from the cup and am really enjoying it…
The weather is beautiful today but I think my allergies are going haywire, after 2 cups of tea and a coffee this morning I am still tired. Just popped a Sudafed and thought I’d drink some of this delicious green tea.
I have been very impressed by the quality of Mellow Monk and highly recommend their products!