1217 Tasting Notes
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.
Sample, thanks to Kasumi no Chajin! TY!
Soo thirsty, but I got really distracted watching korean dramas and browsing red bean pancake recipes. Decided to give this sample a go – Iced because I wanted something.. iced. So, I steeped this over ice and orange slices. No sugar.
Pretty good flavor. It’s tangy and tart with some mellow chamomile. I don’t pick up the mint, but bit of a herb taste. Probably my orange slice is messing with flavor a bit, but is a good, unsweetened iced tea. I don’t think i’d order this, but hey – was good to try!
I’m enjoying this tea while snacking on salted okra chips! MMmmm! I’m enjoying the marshmallowy ricey tea with the salted sticky tooth’d okra! All this while watching more korean dramas, this time Flower Boy Next Door!
Nooo, my tealogs today are making sound like a preggers lady! I’m not! Just slightly crazy today from lack of tea.
Yeah. For some reason I had a craving for minty black tea. And wasabi almonds. I’m drinking this tea sample and eating wasabi almonds at the same time. It’s pretty awful, but both items on their own are good.
I think I could of wait and had each item separately, but I’ve been without tea today until 3:30pm – OMG! I needed tea now!
OMG STARFRUIT TEA! STARFRUIT TEA!
This tea is a light, fruit strawberry tea hot. I get a teeny bit of starfruit flavor. Sweetened and iced, the strawberry and papaya pops more – reminding me of candy!
However, I was hoping for more tangy flavor and stronger starfruit flavor. The white base was flat, losing the full potential of this tea.
My full review (with lots of pics) on my blog, the oolong owl http://oolongowl.wordpress.com/2013/02/22/starfruit-strawberry-from-esp-emporium-tea-review/