Yummmmmmm See other notes for details. Just Yummmmm
806 Tasting Notes
Sample Saturday Continues It is nice to have a straight Pouchong! This tastes almost exactly like Coconut Pouchong by Golden Moon Tea less the coconut!
I think these are the only two Pouchongs I have tasted. Maybe. Heck I don’t know I’m just trying not to fall asleep so I can go to sleep at a decent time tonight BEFORE my second wind hits me and keeps me up till 4am!
This is a slightly astringent tea – but I did steep the full 5 minutes – maybe I could have went with 4 and not have the astringency.
I have this as a sample I ordered from The Persimmon Tree which is very nice you can get 1.00 samples with free shipping! WOOT!
The floral notes come through strong – a definite jasmine taste.
A very good tea at a pretty fair price!
I think all of the Persimmon Tree teas are on a discount now but a little bird told me that starting June 1st there will be an iced tea sale! :)
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More of Sample Saturday … This comes from IndigoBloom and a big thank you to her for this pick me up! I am dragging today – daughter had to be at work at 8am to record her first on air segment after only being on the job for a week. Its going crazy fast for her. Now if I can only get her confident with her driving so mom here can rest! LOL
This tea is very nice. I did not smell any mango in the dry state but as soon as the water it the leaf the smell of fresh juicy mango hit me in the face like a truck!
This is not a sappy sweet tea at all – a VERY natural mango flavor indeed and I LOVE it!
It does have a slight sweetness to it though – is that the mate maybe?
It has a light, bright, cheery taste to it and a light cleansing mouthfeel.
Oh my how good this would be iced!!!
As a matter of fact I have enough to make one good cup of iced a large cup if I combine what I have left of the dry leaf and use the wet leaf in a re-steep. Oh yeah! :)
Thanks again IndigoBloom!
More of what I am calling Sample Saturdays here .. Every Saturday I am going to dedicate most all of my tea drinking time to samples sent to me by companies but mostly friends in swaps.
Thank you to Tommy Toadman for this sample!
It is definitely minty and I do love minty! Very nice tea base, and is that a slight sweetness I get there? Perhaps. If so it is done just perfectly.
The rose is very lovely and melds wonderfully with the mint – as TeaEqualsBliss says – about 50/50.
Only getting a very very slight “fruity” flavor and not sure what fruit I am supposed to be tasting here but maybe that is the slight sweet flavor I am picking up.
A nice tea – something I would enjoy every great now and then. Tommy was very generous with the sample so I don’t think I would want to reorder anytime soon but will have an iced version soon!
Finally and I do mean FINALLY I am tasting this wonderful green given to me in a trade with Krystaleyn Thanks girl! Sorry it takes me forever and a day to get to some of your teas.
This is REALLY yummy! Like Krystaleyn I get the sweet buttery pea flavor, bright and almost sparkly! This may even make a lovely iced tea but I would highly suggest adding extra leaves as it is a light tea.
Thank you Krystaleyn – you sent me more than enough to play around with trying it iced and such.
I like this one quite a bit!
Never heard of this tea company either so going to check them out!
Still yummy. I wanted something a bit more decadent tonight though so I added Italian Sweet Cream non dairy creamer and OH YES this is it! Compliments this tea so very well!
I guess I won’t rate this yet. I should try a fresh brew and see if I like it better. It just does not seem like anything special to me yet I see others rating it so high I feel I am missing something. I am not saying I can’t find the flavor notes they mention as much as it just is not that impressive to me.
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I am not going to rate this tea because it was really very good. Excellent ingredients, excellent mix and I would recommend it but for me personally it was not to my liking because I was expecting something really sweet and it was not. I guess the idea I had in my head did not match what it turned out to be and I refuse to lower this teas rating score because I wanted a cloyinging sweet dessert tea. It was also very much on the cinnamon side and while I like a touch of cinnamon in my tea this one was a little much for me.
Again this tea is well blended but just not my thing.
So after a day of Cotton Candy which have I mentioned is MARVELOUS .. I really just needed to get back to the basics..the roots…the taste of something not so sticky sweet but really top notch NUM. I hate the way that sounds because my day with Cotton Candy was delightful and I struggle to find the right way to say this without diminishing how wonderful CC was but I just needed something on the totally opposite end of the tasting spectrum. Now I will say this cuppa is also sweet – but in such a different way. Oh I am tired and only having this caffeine now because I am waiting on my 18 year old son to get here from his place for an early apportionment he has to be at in the morning in town here – he is 20 minutes away.
Long story longer huh? Anyway I guess he forgets we are not all 18 anymore and need rest! Then again if I had not had my schedule change recently I would be ready to keep rockin at this hour. ANYWAYYYYYY …
this tea is so delightful….creamy….milky….sweet….brothy….malty….most keywords have been spoken for in other reviews. A hint of honey and maybe chocolate? Maybe. So tired….but this is just what I needed to keep rollin until the “young adult” gets here.
Thanks Steepster Select for including this gem in your monthly package!
Alright – I really did NOT want to love this tea. I mean first of all its limited which it should not be. This should go into the permanent stash ASAP!
I need to get more of this. MORE MORE MORE.
Okay so seriously. It is better cooled. I have not had it cold brew yet – its in the fridge now. But I do like it more when I let it cool some. More of the flavors come out.
It is not overly sweet either so if you are thinking it would be TOO Sweet for you – its not.
So I started with my cup hot of course, took a sip and thought, nice black base. Good call Frank. Then another sip and thought, hummm pretty good but not a POW flavor, then another sip and just kept sipping. Somewhere toward sip 7 or 8 the tea was cooler. Then it was like BAM oh yeah! I re-steeped – got to cup 4 before the flavor was gone.
Made another cup.
Yummm a rific!
Then another cup.
Three steeps today each with three re-steeps and now a cold brew in the fridge.
I need MORE of this tea!
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Thank you Sandy Stith for this GENEROUS sample!
I really enjoyed this tea! Now its not as amazing as Joy’s Teaspoon Almond Cookie which is my top rated “tea” here but this one IS in fact a tea! Almond is such a hit and miss flavor but Teavana got this one right!
Its more affordable than Almond Cookie too.
Its sad but I don’t even have in my stash any of my top rated “tea” so its nice to have this – for now.
I actually tried to add some sugar to this about half way through the cup and I didn’t like it as much.
Better left alone.
LOL this clearly is one of those love it or hate it teas!
I am on the loved it side!
Granted it is not the all time best ever tea EVER or anything but its mighty fine if you are wanting something REALLY fruity!
Now I will agree with some who mentioned this tea is a bit artificial flavored and the very first aroma I got from this was a children’s chewable vitamin aroma!
However I quite needed that little punch in the nose this morning and maybe it was because it placed a smile on my face remembering giving those vitamins from my youth or something.
It literally made mouth water when smelling it with its tart fruity aroma!
It had this bright cherry taste, crisp and cleansing.
It was sweet so no added sugary necessary.
Very berry flavored and I think I could enjoy this but probably only every great now and then.
I had fun with this one!
Thank you Sandy Stith for this sample! :)
Thank you Sandy Stith for my sample!
Okay so this is like a good mystery.
Is this a chai?
Is this a fruit blend?
Wait … I taste something savory!
What on earth IS this stuff?
I swear I taste tomato, basil, olive, fruit berries, and chai spices.
I am falling in love with this unusual and bizarre blend that I can’t find anywhere on the Teavana site – although honestly I didn’t look THAT hard as I would rather enjoy this amazing tea.
Each sip unveils a new flavor, just now, sweet cinnamon, now black olive, now some berry flavor. Strange mysterious brew.
I really should not be having this much caffeine right now but the family decided to finally watch a movie at 1:30 am … so Chronicle and Pu-erh it is!
This is an excellent pu-erh and a good starter one for those who want to venture in but are on the timid side. The flavor is excellent! You know the caramelized sugar on top of creme brulee? That is what this tastes like! Full of yum!
Then add to that an almost incense like woodsy note – slightly spicy – kashmir is what it reminds me of. DOUBLE YUM!
Even for those of you who are experienced with pu-erh – you will love this – a wonderful desert tea!
I got this in a Shang Tea sampler pack. Until I can afford to actually purchase more Shang tea I am absolutely enjoying the samplers!
I LOVE Shang teas – so far there has not been one I have not loved!
This white tea is so different from most whites.
The aroma is of honey as is the initial flavor.
Its rich and deep with a full creamy mouthfeel!
It is so succulent and has this savory after taste almost of basil.
There is also this very light flavor of black pepper but it is so subtle it is easy to miss.
You will find also a slight vegetal flavor but the top note of this tea is indeed sweet honey!
A truly wonderful tea of the highest quality!
I hope to get more soon!
Oh I am a happy camper!
So Stacy of Butiki did me a solid and took out the lemongrass from my blend and added a little extra Meyer Lemon rind because I don’t like lemongrass AT ALL.
My tea is amazing and I am sure the original is just as good if not better for those who like lemongrass as it was her master blend having it in there.
This tea is a good morning wake up – both cleansing and flavorful!
There is a slight creaminess to it – fresh zesty lemon flavor – and its somehow just slightly sweet. I did not add anything to my cup.
Citrus – especially lemon is a known mood enhancer – studies have shown that when used in offices the employees are more productive. Lemon is uplifting and energizing so I thought with the guayusa it should be the perfect morning cup and let me tell you – it is perfection!
Thank you Stacy for spoiling me and making this without the lemongrass. YUMMMMMMM
Thank you Mercuryhime for this sample!
This is an unusual coconut tea. A floral coconut – its like Hawaii in a cup! Sort of. I mean usually we think tropical fruits I suppose but this has the coconut and the Lei in it! :)
Now like a lot of David’s teas there is this oily scum on the top and in a way it tastes like I could have been fooled that it came from David’s – something in it a sweetener maybe has the same flavor profile in a way.
I do not recall ever having a tea from Element before so this is a new vendor for me.
I do not think I like it as much as most here do but it sure was nice for a change of pace and I am so happy I got to try not only a new style of tea for me but a new vendor as well!
I would have this again and I may even add it to an order if I ever order from element. I really need to check them out – I just have not got around to them yet believe it or not lol.
Thank you again Mercuryhime!!
Stacy you did it again! A high quality finely blended tea that invokes the flavor of real fresh strawberries but the sweet ones, not the under ripe tart ones lol. This has NO artificial flavoring in the taste and the oolong still is allowed to come through. Thank you Stacy!
I love this stuff! First of all we burn this wood as an incense. It smells AMAZING and clears negative energy from the home, if you believe in those things, and well, we do. Also it is medicinal as well which is a huge plus! I have a bag of this stuff shredded like in the tea. I have steeped this before in the past and drank it regularly but with most things I tend to go in spurts then get on a new kick and forget about it. I’m bad like that. Regardless, this is YUMMY! As others have said – it is truly orange flavored – very natural – NOT artificial at all!
I love the woodsy flavor, this is something I will either try to recreate here at home or just say forget about it and order from The Tea Haus!
Thank you IndigoBloom for reawakening my love for this tea – well actually introducing me to this form of it! :) LOVE it!
Steeped 15 minutes in boiling water as opposed to directions but directions are best for getting the most medicinal quality from it. It still tastes great and has the medicinal qualities either way.