Thank you Dinosara for this yummy tea!
Its sort of chai like but berry too – very yummy and soothing after what has been a MEH day.
803 Tasting Notes
Thank you Dinosara for this yummy tea!
Brian from Desgin a Tea sent me a few sample bags today.
This was one of them.
Thank you Brian of Design a Tea for this nice surprise!
This is a nice nutmeg and pumpkin blend.
The nutmeg does take the lead role in this tea (don’t let the angry pumpkin know this!!) but the pumpkin does come through nicely.
I especially love Brian’s fun descriptions for his teas!
I could totally sip on this on any cold evening cuddled up on the sofa.
Dang this is GOOD! I mean REALLY good! I have never had a white darjeeling before but there are notes of grape, peach, honey, and a very flavorful white tea leaf here. I am HIGHLY impressed and thank goodness I got 2 ounces as I would totally be ordering more of this stuff right away!
Nice lingering after taste.
I am not a huge fan of white teas but this has won me over!
What an interesting cup!
Sweet but its like the lulo sort of cuts it giving it an almost savory twang.
I need to focus on this more and will probably do a longer review for SororiTea Sisters but right now I just want to immerse myself in the cup.
I just had a really creamy sweet strawberry tea before this tea, and I was almost expecting this would be really sweet too but its not – yet it is – but its not – what the? LOL
This has made it to my top 10 all time best strawberry teas!
It is SO creamy SO sweet SO YUM!!!!
Its a lot like 52Teas Strawberry Zabaglione.
When you want something to convert your non tea drinking friends, serve to the younger folk, or curb a serious sweet tooth – this is your tea!
NOM NOM NOM
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ Nov 26th
Ahhhh what a long day! So finally I am relaxing with a lovely tea!
Not only am I enjoying this lovely tea but I am sipping out of my Ru Kiln cup. I scored this very pretty cup from Verdant with reward points. WOOT!
And I am enjoying my new Gaiwan http://www.mightyleaf.com/product/brown-gaiwan/
I have been waiting to own a gaiwan like this for ages! Finally I have one I can use! I never mastered tipping the lid correctly with my tiny hands lol.
I love the look of the gaiwan love the beauty of the Ru Kiln Cup … LOVE this tea!
I am a happy camper! See previous notes on tea.
Believe it or not… I had not had this until today!
Wow – I am surprised at just how good this is!
One reason chocolate was never something I wanted to order is because well – its chocolate – and I am such a chocolate snob I didn’t want to be disappointed, I mean also if I want chocolate (when don’t I?) I figured I would just have chocolate – not chocolate matcha BUT …
This has such a really great chocolate flavor … and this is not even robust or distinctive flavor! I mean I can only imagine how crazy good this would be in a stronger flavor – or perhaps being more delicate is why it is so good – Whatever – its awesome!
I can’t even get my mind around it right now its so yummy!
Whatever preconceived notions I had before are gone.
Simply the best tea from Della Terra Teas to date.
I pray that this is not a seasonal only tea.
If it is going to be seasonal only then I need to really REALLY stock up as this I am in love with.
This is THE most marshmallowy tea I have ever tasted. Yet not just marshmallow but caramel marshmallow!
Full review will be posted on http://sororiteasisters.com/
but for now – GET SOME before I get it all!
Got a sample of this from LiberTEAS thank you girl!
This is good but its no Red Leaf Tea matcha.
I am a bit confused by it – I mean the flavor is good – lightly vanilla but good, and very fluffy when frothing but its so white!
I was thinking someone stole the matcha out of it lol.
The flavor of the matcha is also a little too light for my taste.
I would never turn it down if offered but on the other hand this is in my opinion is much more like something you would serve the kids, or husband, or wife who are not into matcha to get them something healthy and sweet.
I like it – but Im too in love with Red Leaf to order more.
Thank you LiberTEAS for sending me a nice sized sample!
I will enjoy this quite a bit until it is gone.
Everything K S said I agree with! Right down to the geranium note!
This almost reminds me of a genmaicha with its toasted popcorn flavor.
This is a keeper!
Too bad the sample is gone.
And yes a HUGE THANK YOU to Tea from Taiwan for this sample.
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 24th of November.
Enjoying this tea thanks to LiberTEAS what an awesome oolong!
This is up there with my favorite Dong Ding from House of Cha’
I enjoyed this cup with a frozen Asian meal – made the frozen dinner A LOT more palatable lol.
Go DONG DING!
Enjoying an interesting cup of this tea thanks to LiberTEAS
It says there are three kinds of black tea in here but I am going to INSIST one of those “black” teas is a puerh!
I am going to do a full review for http://sororiteasisters.com/
What I will say at this time before fully immersing myself in the cup is do not hesitate to do multiple steeps.
I am on my second cup and it has changed a lot – very good stuff.
I like steep two more than steep one as the puerh flavors are coming out stronger.
Earthy, sweet, interesting.
Mmmm pretty tasty! Espcially with a Mounds Bar stolen from my daughter’s Halloween stash HAHA!
Very GOOD coconut flavor here with out that off putting coconut aroma or flavor I get in MANY coconut teas!
This one is a keeper!
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ coming up on the 18th!
Simply wonderful! Taste like its name sake yet a lovely light oolong comes through perfectly!
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ soon.
Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Matcha Mix Latee YUMness!!!!!
Perfectly balanced with one big scoop of pumpkin pie and two scoops of cheesecake.
Mixed with milk, non dairy sweet cream creamer, on ice.
Going to enjoy the rest of this cup now – should take all of 1 minute to suck it down.
Wow I am the first to review this.
Well when I ordered my sample it was sort of a quick decision – I was ordering teas for someone else from upton and decided to get a few I had not tried before for myself. This one caught my eye however I had not previously looked it up here on Steepster.
When I opened the package and poured out some of the leaf I was like WHAT THE????
Tiny little grounds like coffee.
It was like I opened up a bag of fannings from some cruddy tea bag.
Anyway … I brewed it.
A nice malty aroma, slightly sweet fruity flavor, lightly floral.
Interesting cleansing flavor of spring water.
I will play with this one some more but I like it!
I mean I would not have expected such great tasting tea from this “leaf”.
It is coming time soon to order more of this perma stash tea.
Always my go to tea in the morning when I don’t feel like trying something new.
Its perfection. Dependable. Delicious.
I can feel some sickness coming on … once I am fully awake I am going to switch to some green tea to combat whatever is trying to take over me.
Thank you Tea from Taiwan for this lovely sample.
Its not my all time favorite oolong but it is quite lovely.
A good beginner oolong perhaps or more suited for those who appreciate a lighter oolong.
It has a lightly milky flavor, a slight floral note, very light on the buttery aspect.
There is a nice refreshing floral after taste.
I can’t wait to try the other two samples.
Look for the review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on November 15th.
Mmmmm I needed to open something new I had been holding back in my stash for inspiration. Needed a pure unadulterated tea. This is an absolutely stunning oolong!
Fresh, sweet, refreshing, delicious notes.
Going to go do a full review for sororitea sisters now.
I love The Mountain Tea Company – everything from them this far has been excellent.
Wow! I was so confused in the beginning of this cup but found myself IN LOVE!
See full review here http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 13th.
I just want to say thank you to Invader Zim for sending me this GENEROUS sample!
I would not NEED to order more but I do want to get some so I can have the tin for it to have a deserving home!
I love the tart lemon (not sour) and the grassy flavor for the floral notes to rest on.
There is a shy sweetness about this tea that is NOT cloying at all.
Its so perfect!
A huge HUGE thank you to Invader Zim for sending me a surprise box of tea for some teas I had sent to her previously. It was totally unexpected as I asked for nothing – practically demanded nothing in return! What a lovely surprise today in the mail!
I do not think I have ever had a tea from Spice and Tea Exchange so this is new for me and I am quite enjoying it!
A nice pu-erh base with some wonderful notes and of course peppermint and chai spices.
I am not even minding the licorice note!
I am going to play with this tea a bit and do a review on http://sororiteasisters.com/
Thank you Invader Zim :) Happy dance.
Thank you Cedes for this sample!!
Its pretty good but it won’t make it to my David’s Tea ORDER list.
Its just alright. I think Root Beer would be a better fitting name as the FLOAT aspect really is not there for me.
Its interesting but not interesting ENOUGH.
Still happy I got to try it! :)
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 8th of November.
This is a highly interesting cup.
There is a nice floral note, and a honey juice flavor if juice were made from honey I imagine it would taste like this. Its not sappy sweet though, clearly, but it has such a nice honey nectar flavor that is light and bursts in the mouth with juiciness.
There is a deep woods like note in this cup, sometimes I think I get a little cinnamon but as soon as I taste it its gone so Im not sure lol.
This is young and has so much more it can unfold for us.
If I had better storage I would grab some and put it away for much later.
I don’t trust my knowledge level or ability to sustain the quality of this tea for that long however.
This is a really easy pu’erh to drink and I feel equally good for both beginners and those who appreciate a fine pu’erh.