1903 Tasting Notes
I still have lots of this, so I cold brewed it last night as an experiment. Another fruity tea that isn’t too strong on the hibiscus and has a nice cherry flavor. Still, I wont be too sad when it’s gone.
This is the last tea in the DT fall collection for me to try.
Very, definitely FRUITY, almost smells like kool aid sitting in the cup. I am getting watermelon and carrot, for sure. There is hibiscus in here but it isn’t very tart, which seems like a good move on the part of DT, they were able to make it mild. I am not getting too much of the actual white tea flavor, but this isn’t bad. I might actually prefer it over ice so I will need to try it that way soon. If you like fruit punch you might be really into this.
I liked it better than I thought I would.
Tea of the evening here, the last one to try in my Kusmi “afternoon” tea sampler set.
I normally quite like genmaicha, but as a few other people remarked this is a very light version and I’m used to the ones made by Japanese tea companies that are quite nutty and brothy. This is rather genteel with a sweetness and a slight floral note. Odd, I thought all genmaichas were mostly the same but perhaps the difference is the green tea they are using in this blend. I think I prefer the more traditional kind, but this is pretty nice overall and made for an interesting surprise. They claim this is delicious iced, so I may need to try that.
I never seem to be blown away by any of the Kusmi teas but the tins are just so darn cute…
Today’s a good day to make iced tea because it’s nice and sunny here!
I wish I had cold brewed this, so as not to dilute the flavor but it’s still very good when you pour it over ice. mmmm, houjicha! See previous notes for more info.
I still have a bit of this sample left, which I got from Ze_Teamaker!
I am drinking it this morning in hopes that it will wake my as* up! It is pretty tasty, actually.
I was craving an oolong this morning and I managed to dig up this sample I got from TeaEqualsBliss a while ago.
mmm, this is really hitting the spot. It’s slightly woodsy and a bit sweet. I’d say it reminds me of raisins, but more like the golden raisins you sometimes get. Or a slight bit of apricot too. Anyway, this is really hitting the spot this morning. I’ve had this for months and can’t believe I forgot to review it. :)
After lunch tea – I am really enjoying this on such a nice sunny day that we are having… if you’re a fan of oolongs you might like this. It says some of the same nutty and floral notes but a slight bit more vegetal. I think I will need to try cold brewing it sometime…
Tea of the mid-morning here…
This stuff is definitely sweet! I added some soymilk also and I am getting lots of cinnamon and allspice. In fact, I think someone should rename this tea to be “cinnamon sugar cookie” because that’s what it reminds me of. It’s not a bad dessert tea but I don’t think I will need anymore once my current supply is gone.
Tea of the afternoon/early evening here. The dry leaf smells like a flower garden and is very relaxing.
This got steeped for 3 minutes in the Bee House teapot. The tea itself is lightly rosey but it isn’t too strong in my opinion. It has a nice vegetal quality, mixed with the flowery sweetness of the rose. I think I prefer a rose congou when it comes to rose scented teas, but this is pretty nice for a quiet moment. might be nice iced, as well.
Another tea from the David’s Tea fall collection…
I was looking forward to trying this one and this morning we are fogged in again in S.F., so this seemed like a sweet and cosy thing to try this morning.
This was steeped for 5 minutes and got some soymilk thrown in. It’s a bit sweeter than I thought it would be, but I like it pretty well. It has a nice pumpkin flavor and the cardamom is definitely shining through, which I love. There is a slight touch of clove but nothing too overwhelming. Pretty good but I admit I am partial to the Grandma’s Pumpkin Pie by Della Terra. :)