1903 Tasting Notes
Sorry I wasn’t able to get a picture from the NTL website.
Of course once I get a bunch of new teas I am keen to try them all, so I thought I would give this mango pu-erh a whirl.
This actually smells very nice and natural in the bag. I steeped the tea for 2-3 minutes (sorry don’t have an exact parameter).
Yum! I really like this. The mango flavor is very sweet and natural and it doesn’t overpower the pu-erh. It has a chocolate sort of taste. These two flavors go fairly well together. I decided to add some soymilk to this because I was wondering how it would be as a latte. I think I prefer it plain but it is nice with the soy, it’s kind of like a tropical milkshake.
Overall, good! I think I would get some more of this. The marigold petals are a nice touch. I much prefer this flavor over the cherry.
My new tea arrived – hurrah!
Okay I was skeptical of this from the get-go, but I really wanted to try it. I opened up the bag to take a whiff… to me this really smells like cherry cough syrup.
I steeped it for around 2 minutes and after tasting it, I still got cough syrup flavor. I decided to steep it for around 1 minute more and then added a bit of turbinado sugar to it, which definitely helped the flavor somewhat. From what I can tell the pu-erh is good but the cherry flavor really overpowers it. I will be tempted to find some chocolate syrup to put in this.
It isn’t as good as I was hoping and seems a bit artificial to me but overall it’s fairly decent. If anyone else wants to try it I’d be happy to swap some of it.
Tea of the mid-morning here. I haven’t been drinking a lot of oolongs for some reason. Winter seems to be a season of black tea and shu puerh.
This tea is incredibly aromatic smelling while it is steeping. Great for a foggy day like we are having today. See previous notes for more details!
Tea of the morning here – I love this assam so it is a bummer that Simpson & Vail is not going to carry it anymore. I guess this will be the excuse I need to go look for a new assam!
Shu pu-erh of the afternoon. I am almost done with the little tin of this but probably won’t be buying anymore with all of the pu-erh I have already. Plus nothing about this really stands out to me, although it isn’t bad at all.
On another topic, has anyone noticed that a watched tea order seems to take forever to arrive??
Purchased on the way to work today, honestly I can’t understand the other glowing reviews because to me this tastes like a really weak and mediocre black tea. I might have had too high a water to tea ratio so perhaps I will try it again someday.
Thanks to The Purrfect Cup for sending me a sample of this tea.
I’ve had it before and Keemuns are not my total favorite but I am enjoying it this morning. Being the wimp that I am, I added vanilla soymilk and liked it that way. See previous notes for more details.
Thank you Stacy for sending me a free sample of this tea…
It is very pretty looking in the bag with the silver needles and the amaranth flowers. I took a whiff of the cup after steeping and it smells just like watermelon.
This is very tasty — it definitely is light and sweet with a melon flavor. I can’t help but wonder what this would be like iced. Somehow it’s a bit odd to drink a warm melon. But this tea definitely lives up to its promise. If you’re looking for a watermelon tea you should check this out! I am enjoying it but I don’t think it’s my favorite tea from Butiki.
Tea of the morning here…
I decided to steep this for 4 minutes and the result is really interesting. It definitely got very malty and has a touch of tobacco but also with a floral note? Yeah and I’m drinking it with vanilla soymilk, it’s pretty good that way. Will have to try more things from Seven Cups in the future.
I haven’t had this tea in ages… everytime I see it, I feel sad since I got it as a Christmas present from the ex last year. It really is an excellent tea though.
I’m also in no hurry to drink it since it doesn’t go bad. I steeped some up today in the koi teapot I have.
I really have come to enjoy loose leaf pu-erhs. After 30 seconds, I am getting sensations of fruitiness, nuttiness, in addition to a touch of sweet cream on the finish. I did write an extensive note about it months ago, so you can read that if you’re interested.
This reminds me that I need to pay a visit to Red Blossom Tea soon!