Why? Why are you so bad? I want you to be good. No – I don’t care about good. I will settle for decent. Serviceable, even. Right now, you are barely potable. Every time.
430 Tasting Notes
Had a cup of this in-store before work. We have some in the stash, but I’ve never reached for it before.
I know that white teas pop to their best effect with a steep time of less than a minute, but because I got caught up chatting with the girl at DT, I ended up steeping this for almost seven minutes (eep!). The result was delicious! But not really tea-y. The taste of the tea – which is, itself, very delicate – was totally subsumed in the mango, but the mango was very bright and sweet and citrusy and delicious.
While I enjoyed the cup, I have to say that for the price, it isn’t worth it. There is very little white tea in proportion to the fruit and other additives (which themselves are very heavy), but it’s still being charged the price for a white tea.
I was excited to try this blend, now that at long last it’s available loose on the wall instead of in a gift set.
I was so disappointed. Boo.
It gave the distinct impression of drinking three different teas in rapid succession; every sip was like Wonka’s four-course chewing gum. First, a dark chocolate tea with a hint of non-descript berry. Then, immediately following, a sharply spiced chai, and finally a heavy licorice that clung to the back of my throat. The first two would have been alright individually, but the combination of the two was very off-putting. And the licorice – bleh. Just cloying and stuck to my mouth for way too long afterwards.
Will not repeat the experience. Am sad.
Drank this yesterday and forgot to log it. When they say sweet, they mean sweet! God, this is a tasty tea. None of the black tea is lost in the flavour, which is a bold and flavourful sweetly orange taste. Orange. Orange orange orange and then some more orange.
I am always down for an Earl, and like most of Tea Haus’s blends, this one did not disappoint. Smooth and mild black tea, with the smoky bergamot and creaminess in perfect proportion. If I were to brew it again, I would do it at less than boiling and avoid some of the bitterness that I experienced.
This is so delicious. I am planning on buying ALL OF IT on Friday. Already bought a tin and everything.
One of the factors I consider in a tea rating and review is how long after I drink the tea that I actually write the review, and how well I remember it in that time. If I’m still thinking “Oh God, that tea was freaking amazing”, that tea was freaking amazing. If I’m sitting here trying to figure out what the tea tasted like at all, that’s not really a good thing. Unfortunately, this tea was definitely the latter.
It did have a very juicy aftertaste, but it was strangely not thirst-quenching. The green was a bit bitter and left my mouth feeling very dried-out. It was alright, but not fantastic.
I think I’ve had this one before but can never for the life of me remember it the next time. It is a tasty chocolate-strawberry blend, even if the rose gives it a bit of a floral edge I’m not fond of. The chocolate is similarly low-key; the overwhelming flavour I got was the dried strawberries. And they really tasted like dried strawberries – which isn’t a bad thing. If you’ve never had dried strawberries, a) why the hell not? and b) you’re dumb, because they are freaking delicious. Like little chewy candies of nature.
While it was tasty, it was also forgettable. For chocolate blends, I’d go for some Read My Lips or Chocolate Orange over this one.
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Apparently we have two samples of this in the house, which is good because my wife almost had to smack a ho for using up one of them.
I’ve always liked the idea of chai. The spice blend is warm and comforting, and always smells amazing, but I am not a huge fan of cinnamon or licorice in my teas, and every chai I’ve ever tried always has an overabundance of one or the other. This chai, I am so happy to find out, does not!
I tried it sweetened, and it was a little too sweet for my taste, so just black it should be perfect. I’ll also have to try it with a little milk the next time we get some in the house.
Definitely going on the purchasing list for this Friday’s expedition to the Tea Haus. Am so excite!
Also, there is a term in the knitting community for a yarn-buying trip: SEX, a Stash Enhancement eXpedition. I think we need to adopt that over here on Steepster.
Every time I drink this tea I am just blown away by it. It is just incredible – and for the price? Unbelievable quality.
I drank this all day – literally. Three healthy pinches of leaves (the leaves are long and twisted, which makes it almost impossible to scoop or measure with a spoon) in a large yixing, and it yielded six steeps. I think I could have done more, but there was other tea to be drunk.
This tea has a lot of flavour and a lot of depth, the character of it changing with every steep from very sweet and light to darker and malty. I cannot talk this tea up enough.
Still amazeballs. Made a pot of this last night to share with the wife, and it was as light and deep and flavourful as the first time I tried it. And even my wife, who likes neither green tea nor unsweetened tea, agreed that it was excellent and she would share a pot of it with me again. Success!
This is so incredibly worth the price. $7 for 6 grams may sound expensive, but $3.50 for a pot of amazing tea is a deal.
Mmmm. Had a cup of this to go in store, and it was delicious! A little burnt, but that didn’t detract from the amazing coconut flavour. It was a very heady scent when brewed, and as it cooled it only intensified. Tasted like coconut cream pie. Lost some of the oolong flavour, which is too bad.
I’ve tended to gravitate towards the High Mountain Oolong when I grab a straight oolong from DT, because it’s more expensive to buy loose and so in my head I assumed that it’s the higher quality tea. Which it is, but it does have a different flavour profile from the ti guan yin. And I prefer the more earthy-nutty flavour of the ti guan yin over the more floral high mountain.
Anyway. Was craving a straight oolong after my banana experiment, and this fit the bill. Still a serviceable iron goddess.
Argh, my phone hates Steepster and ate my review.
Anyway. Wandered into DT after work last night, wanting to have something I’d never tried before. Which, knowing how current and encompassing our stash is, is actually pretty difficult. After a little bit of searching, we pulled this one down.
My overall impression of the tea was of a mild and flavourful oolong similar to an iron goddess, with a kicker of banana marshmallow. I do love me some banana marshmallows, but this tea left me craving more oolong – just straight, delicious oolong. So I went back to DT for some.
CHOCOLATE. It really reminded me of the rest of David’s chocolate teas, especially the chocolate chili chai. Need to play with the brewing to draw out some of the creaminess, but this is the best of their chocolate teas I’ve had.
The scent of the dry leaf was much stronger than the brewed tea, but I think it just needs a longer steep than the usual two minutes I do for black.
It was creamy – it tasted like ice cream! Weeeeird. I didn’t get any particular ice cream flavour over another, but again, I need a longer steep before I can really pick one out. Definitely want to keep drinking this.
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I can’t seem to pinpoint why I didn’t like this one. It certainly lived up to its name – it tasted like creamy sugary vanilla sprinkle cake, even down to the slight burnt little crusty bits that get stuck in the pan. It wasn’t overly sweet, but every sip left me feeling like I had just snorted straight cake mix. Unpleasant.
This was unfortunately forgettable. I drank it this morning, and I really can’t think of any good way to describe it. Hmm. It was . . . fruity? And creamy?
Up and down all night panicking about teachers’ college applications, needed to stay awake somehow. This is such a delicious sweet energy punch, without much of the fuzzy pollen-y flavour I sometimes get from mate.
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