908 Tasting Notes
YAY! I’ve been holding onto this single serving for awhile and I felt like I should sipdown something as I got more tea arriving soon, with plans to order more! Gah!
I made this iced, no sugar. Actually not bad without sugar – a little sweetness and juicyness from the white tea and strawberry, with a little kick from the ginger. Since I’ve had DavidsTea’s Guava Cadabra recently, this tea isn’t as strongly guava flavored, but more natural.
Now to hunt down other sipdown teas.
I got this tea awhile back.. maybe 2 oz? And I just sipped it down, didn’t last long! I’ve only made this tea iced, and tonight I needed a long steeping tea (10 minute steep uggg) while I load the dishwasher at a snail pace. It’s jiujitsu thursday and I’m super tired, got to the point where my opponent would grab me to take me down, and I’d just crumple to the floor.
Very berry – so berry, its hard to figure out whats going on, plus hibiscus thrown in there. This round? kinda blackberry mostly with a hint of raisiny notes. Hmmm, this tea is okay, a little flat but lots of berryness going on so that makes up for it a bit.
Wow, this is really good cold steeped. I kinda forgot this in the fridge, so it has been steeping for 2 days.
Very little bitterness compared to it hot, and lots of smooth, creamy vanilla and nutty flavor. Yum! Last of my sample though.
I’d love to see this tea in a blend, maybe with some chocolate.
I snagged this tea with my last DT order. Actually it’s my roommate’s tea, but I’m tempted to steal one of two packages we got.
JBP actually surprised me – first sip, piping hot was bitter and bleh. I let it sit for 5 minutes and the tea powers took hold. A very smooth, lightish black tea with forestfloor woody qualities, with a light moderate jasmine floral. Lots of honey sweetness and brain twisting raisin notes.
Later steepings, JBP came out more floral and developed spice notes.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl
This tea is on webspecial for 50% off with it only listed there and not the black tea section. I’d snag it quick before it’s gone!
I have a sample of this from awhile back from Kasumi no Chajin, ty!
Decided to do more tea rounds in one of my yixing pots – this one for my oolong pot.
Gotta say, this oolong is very different from others I had. It sips in creamy like floral. The ending is very complex: slight bitterness similar to a nut, mystery spice (package said star anise, but just slightly), nutty and sweet. Each steeping got better and better with less bitterness, but losing complexity in later steepings.
I’m not sure how accurate of a flavor I’m getting as my yixing pot is still in “suck all the flavors” mode. Overall, I love everything except that bitterness.
But oh man, I had this tea while making my gumbo. 55 minutes of stirring roux! Totally need tea while I do that as it gets really boring standing there whisking for that long. Then once I added the holy trinity veggies – that smell WOW! I can like drown in that smokey savory smell! I had to stop drinking tea and just inhale the roux gumbo smell of a long time.
Oh yeah, this tea is tasty! This has to be made with boiling water or the flavoring doesn’t come out at all.
This bag came out really creamy peachy sweet, like I’m drinking thick peach candy. Oddly, this tea just gave me the memory of this weird japanese peach flavored toothpaste my mom gave me when I was like 5 that she got in Japan, on a layover flight to the Philippines. RANDOM!
This tea is yum! I do like guava and its funky pear/strawberry/kiwi like flavor – and the guava flavor comes out in this tea quite nicely. Guava Cadabra is exotic, sweet and fun – a nice iced tea! The tart is low medium for hot tea, but quite low iced.
I enjoy the candy like sweetness and found it has a great sweetness iced that doesn’t need additional sweetener! However, I can see this tea being too sweet for some.
Full review on my blog, The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/07/29/guava-cadabra-from-davidstea-tea-review/
I brought a glass of this tea to dinner with my inlaws last night. This tea is great for just bringing a tea tumbler and topping it off with hot water (with questionable temperature). I even used cool water a few times and the flavor transferred though from the leaves. It was still very fresh tasting with a bit of grassy, buttery and sweet.
I feel weird as often I’ll bring my own teas when going over for dinner as I prefer having tea over typical drink options I’d get like juice, soda or wine. It’s like I have a special diet requirement!
I gongfu brewed this tea while I made my usual mass breakfast cooking for the husband’s breakfasts for the week. Today’s huge breakfast: French Toast using a 1.5lb loaf I made the night before.
Sadly, this OHMF is at the end of the bag and kind of dusty smushed leaves as it got crunched a bit in my tea tin. Flavor is a little different – stronger and some interesting raisin notes early on ending with some corny sweet notes in later infusions.
I’m having pizza toast for breakfast and made a great discovery!
Ankara Apple pairs awesome with pizza! The sage and spices taste really good against tomato and cheese. The apple sweet goes well with the sweet tomato of the pizza. Kinda weird, but makes sense. Ehh I’m weird.