159 Tasting Notes
This was a teabag sample that came with a Harney & Sons order.
It tastes just like the red cinnamon heart valentine candies and is quite sweet. I actually like the taste of cinnamon but more of the softer side of it – not the robust candy like cinnamon. I wouldn’t have this again but can see how people fond of strong cinnamon flavour would enjoy it.
Dry leaf smells of clean dry hay.
Brewed aroma is fragrant and sweet with light fruity potato and malt.
Tastes smooth and sweet with fruity sweet potato and mild malt.
This is a very tasty and mildly sweet tea; it is mouthwatering and refreshing and somehow sparkling without any bitterness.
I did 3 steeps and could likely do more. I do want to compare it to the H&S’s golden monkey that I have, but Teavivre’s is really delicious.
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for the generous samples!
I purchased 25 grams of this to try out and found it to be quite a tasty treat.
It tastes of sweet pumpkin pie and spice to me and reminds me of the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. I find it fragrant and sweet, and the spice blend has a creamy softness to it which is delicious.
I’d buy a bit more to have again.
I think the flavor on this tea could depend on what ingredients land on the spoon when steeping.
I brought this to work the past two days and the first day it was watery chocolate and not so great, but yesterday it turned out so much better – delicious chocolate and mint, and more like the first time I had it. I don’t think the difference was due to the measurement or steep time but it’s possible – and I did drink the watery tasting cup regardless.
I had thought I wouldn’t have this again after the watery chocolate experience but after having a good cup (and it re-steeped well also), I would have it on occasion for something different and easy to have at work.
Dry leaf smells of fresh sweet hay – so comforting somehow.
Brewed, the first sip is a bit brisk but smooths as the cup cools. Flavour is bright with earthy sweet potato, and then a lingering orange citrus aftertaste which develops more as the tea cools.
Second and third steeps do not have the astringency of the initial cup and tastes even more of orange and sweet potato.
That bit of briskness is leaving a dryness in my mouth and throat- although it could just be due to how I feel today.
This is a very good, flavourful and tasty tea, and I will try it again another day when the bright citrus note won’t bother me so much.
Brewed this again last evening. Very fragrant and delicious – tastes mildly malty with bread and honey. This is naturally sweet and seems to get even sweeter with each re-steep; the fragrance is pure dark honey. So good with a bit of milk as well.
And, my husband who always says he doesn’t really like tea, had a cup, said it was pretty good and even had a second cup when I offered. Nice!
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for this generous sample.
My second sample to try from Angel at Teavivre.
Dry leaf smells of dried cherries or raisins.
It seemed to brew up darker in color than the Bailin Gongfu sample from yesterday with same amount of leaf and brew time even though this one recommends more leaf, but maybe I am not remembering correctly.
Once brewed there is the aroma of yeasty bread but the taste is light. There is a sweet potato flavor with a touch of lemon. Sweet malt lingering aftertaste.
Re-steeped for two minutes for an even better cup – smooth, mellow and balanced. Having this cup with cream – delicious!!