2809 Tasting Notes
Good evening Steepster. I’ve gotten into a habit where I drink black tea in the mornings, then some coffee, and green tea in the afternoon. I’ve definitely been trying to deplete my current supply so there hasn’t been a lot of new tea reviews from me. I miss my yixings and have been contemplating bringing one in to work every so often but I’m undecided it that would be a good idea.
This one I got a few days ago, I like rooibos chai especially in the evenings. Maybe I need to try this with two teabags, but I found it kind of light on flavor. I’m getting a bit of rooibos and some gingery clove, but it isn’t one of my favorite rooibos chais by far since it seems kind of light. I had it with soymilk and no sugar, it was ok like that. I suppose I will finish the box but this was just kind of “ok”
After hike tea – I am trying to get back into shape and have been walking more but today it was a super intense hike. I am tired and wish I could kick back with some wine but I still have things to do today.
So tea it is ;)
This came from my Obubu sampler pack, I found it in my box of samples. I thought I finished the Obubu samples a while ago but found this one. This is a really delicious green tea, though it reminds me more of Chinese green tea than of a deep steamed Japanese green. It is yellow-ish gold in color and has a nutty flavor along with deep vegetal notes, a bit like a dragonwell. There is a mild bittersweetness in the finish. Something about it seems very soothing, which is good because I wanted a little boost but don’t want to be awake all night. A nice one from Obubu! I’d consider getting more of this sometime.
Good that I am finishing a few things off recently because my tea collection is still massive. All I want to do is sit around this weekend and drink tea!
This is a lovely silver needle white. I wouldn’t hesitate to get more of this someday. The almond notes are really wonderful this morning and I usually find it to be very relaxing. Hope everyone is having a good weekend so far :)
well, I have gone through a whole box of this and I’m surprised as I’ve only had it for a few months. A tasty herbal tisane for the price, I mostly drink it for the health benefits associated with ginger. It also makes a nice dessert tea when you mix it with soymilk.
I haven’t been on Steepster as much lately now that I’m working full time. especially due to the fact that I’m trying to drink down my stash instead of buying more. I have a lot of tea. :-P
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R.I.P. Steven Smith…
I just noticed this in my cupboard again and thought I should try it. I’ve had it for a couple of years and it’s a tea I rarely crave due to the strong licorice and mint combo. Somehow it seemed appropriate today because the weather we are having is gray and dreary here in San Francisco. Maybe I will get around to finishing this off sometime in the current decade, lol. Reminds me of Candy Cane Lane but really on the STRONG side. Only recommended if you like the combination of licorice and minty…
Hmm, this sounds like something I would like but somehow I am not loving this particular tea. It is flavorful but also on the tobacco/bitter side of things, at least when you steep it for 2 minutes. So maybe the answer is to gong fu it. I hope I find some way to enjoy it as I now have 50g. Not leaving a rating for now…
Sipdown! I am finally done with this one, have probably had it for 3 years now. This is impossible to mess up, it’s good when you gong fu it and today I steeped it Western style. I don’t think will get bitter no matter what you do. Just a really pleasant, roasted fruity flavor and very earthy. This is not the best DHP I have ever had but it is certainly nice this afternoon.
Today was a super stressful day and when I left the office I was practically ready to explode, oh the things we have to do just to get a paycheck! Anyway I got this with my last Tao Tea Leaf order and really just wanted to try it… I love the aroma when I put my nose in the bag. Just like roasted coconut! I’ve had a few coconut oolongs in the past and have enjoyed them. This one is good too, what a yummy flavored bao zhong.
The coconut flavor is on the fresh and natural side, not fakey like the coconut oolong from David’s Tea. It’s lightly vegetal and buttery also. Overall a very enjoyable oolong and one I’m glad I ordered. I only hope it doesn’t keep me awake tonight…. 8:30 pm is a bit late for me to be drinking tea but it was such an exhausting day, hopefully I pop right into bed.
A good everyday tea and tuos are nice for the office, although I haven’t had these in a few years it seems. I don’t think Red Blossom even sells these anymore.
I steeped it for around 1 minute at 190f or so water. These are pretty mellow, not that bitter. Have an apple flavor with some woodsy and vegetal notes. It yields a fairly pleasant cuppa that isn’t too fussy or aggressive. Good to see that these are aging well.