59 Tasting Notes
Just had a lovely tea time with my husband! We used a gaiwan to brew this very flavorful tea. I washed the tea to begin with, but regretted it. Last night I had a small pot of it and didn’t wash it and its first brew was sweeter. We ended up getting 6 brews out of it, not counting the wash. Some were better than others, the second and third being my favorite. The predominant flavor is orchid, but there are notes of milky sweetness, especially in the first two steepings. We did add a little tiny bit (less than 1/8 tsp) of sugar to the third, fourth, and fifth steepings to bring out the sweetness. A very satisfying tea and one I will buy again and again. This is the best tea I have ever tasted.
Yum! I love this brewed hot like chai, with honey and almond milk. Also good chilled. Sometimes I add a bland flavored black tea bag to this to create “chai”. A very nice, spicy, comforting tisane. Great for days when I don’t want to have caffeine, but still want to drink an herbal that actually tastes like tea.
I was diagnosed with acid reflux and had to give up coffee and black tea. Then, I had to give up green tea. I was stuck with herbals. But, there are many easy to drink ones out there, and I added this to my list. Thankfully, my stomach is healing and my world of tea is opening back up. I am loving oolong currently, but this herbal is one of my go-to tisanes for an evening cup (I’m sensitive to caffeine in the evening). Easy to drink, not super interesting, but not bitter. Pleasant.
Just had a relaxing cup of this lovely bagged tea. It was very pleasant with about a teaspoon of honey. Tart but balanced. Not perfumy as I feared it might be. I tasted mostly hibiscus and rose hips. It was similar to red zinger, another of my favorite herbal tisanes.
This is by far my favorite chai. I’ve only tried a few, but this one is particularly spicy and soothing at the same time. It was the first loose-leaf tea I ever tried years ago, and got me hooked on the idea! Now, a whole world is open to me.
I steep it for at least 5 minutes and then mix in honey and almond milk. Yum! I wish I had some in the house….