58 Tasting Notes
This is my all-time favorite earl grey. Reviewed on STeaP for our second ever episode. What a walk down memory lane. :) http://www.steaptv.com/2007/09/10/steap-episode-1-earl-grey/
Really feeling neutral about this one… I really love Adagio’s White Peach tea, and this tea has that same added peach flavor, but it just doesn’t marry with the oolong as well as the white. There’s a woody flavor to the oolong that just doesn’t scream “add PEACH to me!” but it’s still a solid tea. Simply not my favorite marriage of flavors.
This is a REALLY good genmai cha, very toasty and rich. I really enjoy the varieties that also have popped corn in them, but this was very tasty. The gyokuro is the perfect, clean pairing for the toasted rice… really good quality genmai cha. Since this is a more “savory” tea, it wouldn’t be good to drink iced, in my opinion. Definitely sticking with drinking it hot.
This is a very smooth, very high quality Keemun. Very straight forward, exactly what you expect from a quality Keemun… nutty, earthy, and it’s also pretty good iced. I started off with a hot cup in the morning and iced what was left at the end of the day. Enjoyed the entire day of sipping! :) Keemun isn’t my favorite variety of black tea, but I appreciate one with this kind of quality.
This tea is NOT my thing. It’s not quite as acidic as other fruit teas I’ve had and really not liked, but it’s just not what I like in a good tisane. The ingredients sound amazing and I love Adagio’s Strawberry black tea, but… yeah. No. Might be tasty iced, but I’m probably just going to move on to one of the other Adagio teas I already really enjoy. :)
This oolong from Teavana is a new one for me. Despite a fruity scent to the dry leaves and dried raspberries blended into the mix, this tea doesn’t really smell like raspberries and it doesn’t taste fruity at all. I certainly enjoyed what seems to be a good quality oolong with a very rich, nutty flavor, and I’ll be drinking this again. It’s a quality oolong regardless of fruity essence or lack thereof. Haven’t yet tried multiple steepings, but I think this tea would hold up well to multiple infusions. Thumbs up, Teavana!