2169 Tasting Notes
When I saw this tea I knew I would have to try it – and I’m also the first person to review it – huzzah!
I just got it today and couldn’t wait to try it. The dry tea smells good, like a gingery cinnamon goodness. I was wondering how the green tea base would be in this blend and I find that I like it. I admit I’m not really getting “cake” and the hyson seems to lend a slight citrus quality to this tea. I might wait a week or two for the flavors to meld and then retry it. Adding 1/2 a packet of sugar really seemed to make the flavors pop.
I am finding this to be yummy but I do love ginger and the ginger flavor is quite strong… I might need to try icing this just to see what happens. thanks for another good blend, Frank!
Green tea of the mid morning here. This is another sensational, fresh & beautiful tea from Mellow Monk. I took this to work with me to concentrate on finishing it off (so I can justify buying more stuff from Mellow Monk!)
Some teas just seem to lift your spirit and this is one for me. I was also reflecting this morning on how much happier I am than I was almost a year ago. I’ve been doing a lot of work on myself through spiritual practice and opening the heart and it seems to be working. Sending out lots of love to the Steepster universe! :))
okay, here’s another ff darjeeling sample I picked up from Upton earlier this year…
I do tend to like ff darjeelings, a LOT and this is no exception. The aroma of the tea reminds me of roses and sandalwood with tropical fruit and the flavor is delightful. Their tasting notes say citrus rind and grape, I’m definitely getting the grape but not sure about the citrus. This does have a light pungency but overall not too bothersome. Sometimes pungent teas make my stomach a bit queasy. This is pretty good but I might try steeping it a lower temp next time around and keep a better eye on my steeping time.
I got this sample from Upton Tea Imports a while back and was curious to try it. I’ve had Mandala Tea’s version but that’s about it for me and this leaf.
The other taster here was not too fond of it, but I rather liked it. It’s a mild green tea similar in appearance and flavor to a dragonwell. I’m definitely getting the light chestnut flavor here and it’s sweet and mild, with vegetal flavors similar to corn. Very gentle character which is great for the first afternoon cuppa.
I’d like to try this side by side with Mandala’s version but overall it was very enjoyable to me.