932 Tasting Notes
Wow, there was quite a bit of tea for 2oz, I even tea traded some away.
Anyways, I’m having this iced, which came out lemony grapefruit bitter tart with lots of grassy matcha. I’m thinking the matcha in this gives the blend an energetic pep, especially since this is a winter tea to kill cold weather blues. However, it is still good in the summer for a refreshing iced energizer!
I need to sample more of Den’s flavored teas, but I love Sakura the best.
Checking my blog, whoa, this was one of the early reviews I did! http://oolongowl.com/2013/01/19/yuzu-kukicha-from-dens-tea-tea-review/
I guess I’m in the mood for ginger teas. I’m having this one iced and it’s very refreshing! I love the light peach flavor with a zip of ginger!
I made a huge batch iced to sip away at while I knit. I had put down my shawl to make more Owls, but I saw a really cool mystery knit along (MKAL) halloween shawl that I want to do, so I need to get this shawl done. Mystery knit alongs work by releasing sections of the pattern over a period of time, and you don’t know what you are making. There is also a bit of a community aspect to it showing progress pictures and such.
I never participated in one, but I think I really just want to buy yarn. I’m thinking a dark blue yarn with beading. But ugg, it’s halloween, so maybe a red? Either way – I need to finish the current shawl! Off to sip away more and knit frantically!
please see previous notes for review.
WOW this tea smells amazing! Out of my last order (of like $40 + of goodies) With Open Eyes smelled the best to me.
I’m thinking I’m not a big dragon well fan, but this blend is made very well. The butteryness is played up nicely, lots of real strawberry flavor with a hint of ginger.
Full review on my blog, the Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/08/22/with-open-eyes-from-butiki-teas-tea-review/
Well that sucks.
I got this tea as a sample with my last DT order. I understand this is a heavy tea, but dannnng at least put enough tea in the sample bag for me to make the suggested serving on the package!
Flavor? Really iffy as I probably added too much water. I did under 6oz, but still hard with the little amount of tea I got. The flavor reminds me of Tropicalia without the coconut. I get a pineapple taste, maybe some mango, but it’s pretty light. Maybe I’m wrong? Either way, if you want to sample this tea, get like 30 to 50 grams so you can have a couple runs with it.
Yum! This tea is super creamy tasty! Lots of chestnut flavor (moreso on the pastry filling side than actual roasted chestnut) and a hint of cocoa flavor! The japanese black tea is also the star – it’s light and woody, quite different than other black teas out there.
Deadly is this tea has other flavors that I want to try – Strawberry, Grape, Peach, Sakura and Yuzu.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/08/21/sweet-roasted-chestnuts-black-tea-from-creha-tea-via-yunomi-us-tea-review/?fb_source=pubv1
DANG THIS PU’ER IS THA BOMB!
Over 13 infusions I got No smokeyness, no dryness. Great flavor notes of earthy enoki mushroom, rock sugar, creamy, apricot, green bean, buttery corn, mineral, and copper. It had a few moments that I thought I was drinking a white tea and another time a green, however with the complexity of a pu’er.
For $15 for a 250 gram cake, this pu’er is a steal, especially with the amount of resteeps I got.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.com/2013/08/20/2012-qui-yun-wild-arbor-raw-puer-from-yunnan-sourcing-tea-review/
Oh man, this is good!
I snagged this tea out of the Here’s Hoping Teabox. This pu’er is really mellow with a sweet cedar taste end of sip. There is a lingering aftertaste of earthy that is really good. No fermentation taste, not mushroomy or smokey. I could be convinced to buy a cake of this, crap, and I just did a Mandala order too. Oh well, next order then.
My husband (he doesn’t like tea) said this one tastes like overly strong chinese restaurant tea. LOL
This tea is just weird! And I can’t stop sipping it!
Another Here’s Hoping Travelling Teabox tea – it’s a yunnan black with tomato, sage and peach. I really dont’ taste the peach, but there’s plenty of tomato and sage.
First sip I thought “Tastes like Turkey Dinner.” The tomato is actually pretty addictively good and the base is not bad. Sage is a little over the top is the only thing holding it back until I remember there’s supposed to be peach in there, which is not present.
I might have to jack this tea.. it’s so weird!
This tea is outta the Here’s Hoping Travelling Teabox!
Wow tart! I immediately thought after one sip I need to ice this, so I dumped it into my tumbler and steeped up a little more. With some honey, tasted not too bad. A little fruity cherry syrup, but mostly hibiscusy floral. I’m getting a bit of grassy flat flavor. I swear there’s bamboo leaves in this – looks like it but not listed as an ingredient.
Ehhh, I prefer Steep City’s Blushing Geisha for a green hibiscus tea. Better floral, less flat of a tea and less muddled sugar flavor, but I’m happy to of tried more Teavana stuff.
This tea came from the Here’s Hoping Travelling Teabox!
Opening the bag, WOW Smells fantastic! Like candy, caramel, sweet almond, halva, yummmm!!! Can I eat the bag?
Steeped, kind of a disappointment. I mostly taste the black tea base, which is decent. Not bitter or anything. End of sip I get a bit of sweet almond flavor that reminds me of an almond biscotti. Meh. I wanted RAGING CANDY ALMOND flavor. Teeth rotting! Yeah!
Adding honey helped perk up the tea. If I had more, I’d do a latte. Maybe since this is bottom of the bag I lost on all the goodies.
I’m keeping the bag to smell, btw. I will try to not eat it.