1202 Tasting Notes
I felt like treating myself before jiu jitsu tonight with this tea. There’s some white belts testing out and will be in class – so I’m not the runty newer blue belt anymore and I can beat them up.. errr teach them new skills.
Anyways, I planned to pour King Of Fruits over ice but my crazy IngenuiTEA decided to jam so I couldn’t pour, so this got oversteeped a minute until I got it unjammed (and burnt fingers). It’s on the bitter side, I was panicking a bit as it’s a 45 second steep, but some sweetener helped out a bit.
Ginger Zinger is a refreshing zing of ginger, bit of smooth sweet orange with an after taste of juicy juicy peach. The white Pai Mu Tan base is juicy, slightly sweet and a teeny bit floral. The peach flavor in this tea is addictive! And the orange is really good, like squeezed orange juice – I guess it is to be expected with a Florida based tea company.
Very very good tea! One of those teas I had a cup and immediately made another cup right after. Thought about it all evening. Next day, had another cup.
Probably one of my more weirder tea blog reviews and pictures so far:
The Oolong Owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/ginger-zinger-from-steep-city-teas-tea-review/
This hibiscusy fruit tea has an good strawberry flavor. Very tart tea! Iced, the raspberry and blackberry flavors come out nicely! However, I found this tea kinda flat despite all the fruityness going on.
Overall, this tea was pretty good iced and sweetened with lemon to cure the flatness and have the berry flavors pop!
Full review at my blog, Oolong Owl: http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/lady-hannah-from-nm-tea-co-tea-review/
I really need to drink down this tea. Either my tastes have changed or my tin of Southern Belle is beginning to lose flavor.
To be honest, this was one of three teas I got from my first ever purchase at DavidsTEA when the loose leaf tea addiction began. Not the same batch of tea, I bought 100g at a later date – which I’m working on now.
This tea was flipping amazing back in the day. Today, eeehh it’s good but not amazingly so. The creamyness is good – yogurt in tea is yum! The peach is okay, but I’m finding the black base is being a PITA to deal with as it is strong with a funky bitter taste. Maybe it is my tastes. Anyways, I did a 200F for 3 minute steep and the base is better, but less peachy taste.
Yeahh! I found out I won a Della Terra Tea giveaway on Facebook! I recently did an order of teas I haven’t tried, so I requested some more of this tea.
I can now safely drink all my Pineapple Upside Down Cake sample! MUUUHAHAHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA! A little late in the evening for black tea, but whatever! Whhheeeeeee!
The final sample I received from Physique teas, TY!
I dig the Gaba Oolong base here – very good flavor that resteeped well! The berry fruityness was on the light side which sadly did not stay in future infusions. I noticed the same herby bite that was in their other blend, Jade – which I quite like.
I like Jade blend more for the more unique fruity flavor, though Orchid had a better base.
and POW! The tea bag exploded! Sigh. You’ll probably want to remove this tea from its bag too.
Full review and pics at my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/26/orchid-blend-from-physique-teas-tea-review/
Trying out my sample of this tea in my new tea pot, yeah! Ehhh, might be too small of a tea pot, 5oz, but whatever! I threw in some rock sugar with my cup.
Very creamy and fleshy coconut taste with a bit of spice of crust! The rooibos is played up very well with the flavoring.
I really need to get some more caffeine free teas…
I do not like this tea. I purely bought it as it was onsale and it had a nice tin.
It tastes very red rooibos strong and the orange tastes like fake powdered koolaid or tang.
However, tonight I just wants lots of cheap iced tea. I steeped up 2 bags, poured over ice and smashed an entire orange in there. Now it tastes better, like real orange, but the rooibos is still way too strong.