57 Tasting Notes
I had a sample of this tea at the bottom of my tea box. It was the loose leaf, rather than the sachet. I’m glad I found it.
This is straight black tea. It’s not trying to be anything else and that’s refreshing. I brewed up one cup hot and it was a nice, well rounded tea without any bitterness. I then brewed the rest of it up as iced tea and found it delightful. Add some ice and a twist of lemon and you are in business.
So if you’re looking for a no nonsense black tea, this is it.
I’ll preface this by saying that I’m not a fan of Earl Grey. I really can’t stand the taste of bergamot.
Luckily, this tea is not very heavy on the bergamot. I definitely get a hint that it’s there, but it isn’t over powering. More than anything it masks the white tea, making it taste more like a Ceylon.
I tried this both hot and as iced tea.
Hot, it basically tastes like a white tea masquerading as an earl grey with a hint of lemon. It was fine, but nothing spectacular.
As an iced tea, this was delicious. Honestly, in a blind taste test I would probably guess that this was a black tea with a shot of fresh lemon juice. Super refreshing.
Overall, it’s worth a go, especially if you’re fond on earl grey.
Coffe and Pu’erh are my two favorite drinks in the world. Unfortunately, I think something is lost when the two are combined. Don’t get me wrong, this is still a very drinkable tea, but it seems a little flat to me. The best pu’erhs are a complex earthy web of flavors. There are some Sumatra coffee’s that have a similar flavor profile. This tea only contains a hint of the complexity.
I brewed this up as ice tea and it is pretty good. I don’t really enjoy the taste of spearmint, so that was a mark against it in my book. However, the favors are really well balanced and it is quite refreshing. If you like mint, you’ll love this tea. If you aren’t that crazy about mint, I bet you’ll still like it, but don’t go out of your way to get your hands on some.
Overall, this is a nice, albeit standard, Puerh.
At first I was slightly put off by a faint fishy odor, but upon tasting my fears were allayed. It brews up to a wonderfully dark red-caramel color. It’s got nice earthy tones and a roundness to it. But, beyond this roundness, I don’t get too much.
A good, standard Puerh.
This is a quite mild green tea. More sweet than vegetal. There is nothing offensive about this tea and that is why it is so unexciting. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good. But, it simply doesn’t take any risks that might make it exceptional. It’s super forgiving to brew — almost impossible to make bitter from oversteeping.