1018 Tasting Notes
Woot, finally reviewing the exclusive Lupicia Hawaii tea blends! Palekaiko, wowwee, is for the ginger lovers out there. The ginger here is on the strong and spicy side, that eventually smooths out with mango and passionfruit end of sip.
Sweetented, this tea tastes like eating sugar crusted dried ginger, with the odd dried mango strip. The passion fruit flavor is pretty good too. I found this blend to be pretty yummy, but yeah, you’d want to be a ginger lover or you’ll find this blend a little too potent.
Full review of this tea, and pictures of the whole Lupicia Hawaii collection, at my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/exclusive-lupicia-hawaii-original-tea-blends-collection-lupicia-oolong-owl-tea-review/
TY MissB for a sample of this tea! Hmm, I totally thought this tea tasted like apricots, coconut cream with a lotta lemon grass. Apparently, it supposed to be pineapple coconut. I think all the floral in this did one of those taste warps that makes it taste like peach/apricots. Actually, a pretty good blend – I like the fruity and creamy in this tea – very delicious, sweet with a long fruity aftertaste. The dry leaf is gorgeous, lots of big yellow rose buds!
However, I found there was too much lemongrass. If I were to try this one again, it be iced.
I had a nice package of sour cream and onion cashews (from graze snack box) and I wanted a cup of tea. What cup of tea goes with that? How about a savory one! I immediately thought of this fun sage and tomato tea. Guess what? It went amazing with the nuts! The black base is super yummy, the savory sage adds a neat depth and the tomato with some sweetness.
Still undecided on this blend – it’s good and creative, yet situational.
I didn’t know there was pieces of bunny grahams until I opened the tea package – so neat!
The flavor is light, but very natural tasting strawberry, bit of a cakey crust flavor and rhubarb tart. I love the light spice in this blend, really adds some oomph that other strawberry/rhubarb blends I’ve tried.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/ruby-pie-tea-butiki-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/ featuring unreal looking red rhubarb.
I decided to start my morning with this black blend. Mmmm, deliciously maple brown sugar syrup notes finishing off with walnut and almond flavor! A very delicious sweet tea for breakfast when you have a sweet tooth, which is me, all the time. I’m still thinking about how I wanted an extra round of ice cream last night!
If you missed my blog review on it, here it is http://oolongowl.com/nutty-love-black-tea-steep-city-teas-oolong-owl-tea-review/ + enemy crab
Another sample from MissB, ty! This rooibos is very red rooibosy tasting, with a hint of bitter dark chocolate. Not really picking up the almond, yet I saw them in the dry leaf.
I’m digging the chocolate flavor, though unfortunately I’m not a fan of red rooibos if I can taste it. Though, this rooibos blend is less watery than most rooibos tea blends.
My cup got cold while I was mucking about on videogames and I found this blend gets a nice creamy texture.
Ty to MissB for a sample! I’ve been wanting to try more Tea Desire, especially since they don’t do samples last time I bought off them. This blend definitely tastes a little tropical, lots of pineapple, bit of mystery tropical flavor (the mango/papaya) and some creamyness.
There’s some astringency popping out the more I sip, as well as some savory notes. Overall, not bad for a tropical tea, I have really similar tea from lupicia somewhere I haven’t tried yet so I may have to compare the two.
This is one of those bagged teas, if you are used to great loose black teas, tastes kinda meh. However, after a couple runs and fussing with temperature and times, I found at the 200F and 3 minute mark gets a decent cup. About 10oz for a bag. I oversteeped the first couple and the blend is kinda bitter and weird tasting with not much pineapple.
The black base is a little uninspiring, but the pineapple is quite nice. It’s very pineapple tasting with a bit of a candied brown sugar taste. Actually, it’s not bad.
Ugg, I miss Hawaii. Wish I could move there!
mmmMMmm! Sips in a nice sweet candied pineapple with a light cakey flavor! Very nice! I find the pineapple and cake flavors go great with the shou mei base, which is light, sweet and slightly flowery.
The only thing is I’m not sure if I didnt’ know it was already supposed to be Angel food cake I would of noticed. It does taste like cake, but hey, it works since it’s a white tea!
Arg, I was going to actually try and review this tea while in Hawaii, but the water water temperature was too unreliable on the ship.
Overall, very tasty! If I didn’t have so much tea, I’d buy another if it was in stock.
Spiffy white and black tea blend! This one is mostly crisp white tea in flavor, but with a hint of black tea that adds some extra body. Plenty of dry grape flavor (with a bit of dryness at the end of sip) and rose. The grape flavor is on the artificial side, and pretty much the same “champagne” tea flavoring in a couple other tea blends, but I do like how that bit of black tea in this blend adds extra interest to the tea.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/fleury-doux-champagne-tea-art-tea-oolong-owl-tea-review/
Back to crocheting on my assembly line of Tea Owl wings. So many wings!