1915 Tasting Notes
Tea of the afternoon here, this stuff is super yummy and really good with some coconut sugar added. Almost makes me believe I am eating a cookie without all the calories. :)
See previous notes for more info
Tea of the afternoon here, this one isn’t too bad, I like the cinnamon and spices. I’m definitely getting some apple here, not sure about the fig. It needed a bit of sugar to help the flavors pop. I’ve never had a fig flavored tea before, it’s pretty good but not something I would go out of my way to stock on a regular basis.
Tea of the morning here…
I can’t believe I am the first one to log this particular blend on Steepster.
It’s raining again this morning and aside from it being an ideal day for an assam, I think it’s also an ideal day to go to the Legion of Honor Museum, which I am doing later.
So I steeped this up for 4 minutes in the Beehouse teapot. It’s a pretty good assam, maybe not the best I’ve had but still quite yummy. It’s a bit malty and caramel-y with only a little bit of pungency. I almost never drink assams plain so I added some soymilk to this, which made it really good. I think this might be my only breakfast today! :)
Last caffeinated tea of the day – soon I have to get out in the rain again and go somewhere which I am not really looking forward to. I’m kind of in the mood to stay at home and draw pictures of pigs.
Anyway this tea looks great and tastes good too! See previous notes for more info…
I just got mine today! It’s a big day for tea, wheee! I always miss out on the marshmallow genmaicha so I thought I would check this out instead.
So the aroma of this is very strong in the bag. I steeped it for around 3 minutes and it is pretty good. I am getting a lot of nuttiness from the genmaicha and the green tea IS slightly bitter but I think I may have oversteeped mine as well. If you’re a fan of bananas you need to check this one out. The banana flavor is very strong and yes, I am getting a bit of cheesecake, how does Frank do it, I have no idea! It’s almost a little too much for me but I think I’ll try steeping it for less time next and see what happens. The flavors are more prominent as the cup cools. No rating for now.
Art of Tea was having a free shipping special so I decided to indulge. I like the fact that the sample size teas all come in these cute adorable tins, about enough for 5-7 cups of tea. I haven’t been buying a lot of new teas lately, I have so many already so this was my big splurge for the month.
I decided to try this one first because I love coconut and I also love puerh! Most flavored puerhs leave me kind of nonplussed, so I had some reservations about this one. The aroma of the wet leaf is a bit funky, it reminds me of barnyard mixed with tropical air freshener.
Thankfully the flavor of it is a lot better than the smell. It’s an earthy shu with a prominent hazelnut and coconut taste. This is quite pleasant to sip on plain, but I admit I liked it better after adding some plain soymilk. That made it more creamy and dessert-like. This would also be fab with some coconut milk, huh? I might try a slightly longer steep next time because I found the consistency of it to be a bit “thin” even though I used about 2 tsps. of tea for an 8 oz. mug of water. Probably won’t rush out to buy any more of this, but will finish off the little tin I have. :)
Tea of the afternoon here…
I’ve had this for a while but am trying to finish it off soon. This still tastes good to me, the mango/papaya is great with the white tea. See previous notes for more info.
Tea of the afternoon, I noticed this becomes bitter and pungent if you steep it for too long. Ick. I guess I’m having a bad tea day!
This came to me in teabag form…
I am really not a fan, too much bergamot and citrus flavors for me, it’s kind of yucky, not much more to say about it.
Tea of the morning – NOM!
This stuff is truly delicious and tastes great either plain or with soymilk. It is such a nice morning tea – see previous notes for more info.