164 Tasting Notes
My fresh spring green tea samples generously arrived from Angel at Teavivre today, and this was the one I chose to try first.
Brews the palest clear green colour.
Taste is quite light, but sparkling and fruity, and a wee bit nutty. A sweet and gentle tea – very lovely and enjoyable.
Large twisty brown dry leaf which smell a bit like fruit and dry floral but once brewed becomes more rosy in scent.
Brewed colour is a light amber and smells so pretty with fruitiness and floral rosiness.
Taste is juicy, fruity and floral as well, and is very smooth and light. Very delicious with beautiful aroma – a lovely tea, and I very much enjoy this.
A good afternoon tea!
Thank you to Philip at Taiwan Tea Crafts who sent me this generous sample with my order.
So, I have been wanting to try this for quite awhile. Thank you Virginia, for sending me some – so very sweet of you!
The first note I detect is the banana, which is sweet and natural tasting, and as if it were baked in a dessert of some sort. This is perfectly accompanied by coconut as and buttery toffee, making it taste deliciously cake-like.
I used quite a bit of leaf for my cup so brewed for around 2 minutes and re-steeped the leaves a bit longer for the next two – lots of flavour in all cups, with the banana diminishing a bit after the first.
This is so good – and, probably one of the tastiest dessert/flavoured black teas I have had! Yum!
I made one of the iced tea pre-measured pouches of this.
Brewed colour is a pale peachy pink.
Tastes exactly like honeydew melon; not so much like watermelon. I don’t taste mint, but it may add a bit of coolness to the taste.
Refreshing, and I did add a sprinkle of sugar to the jug.
Additional Note: In finishing this up the next day, I find I am not liking this as much. The melon flavour has lost its freshness and it tastes a bit like bubblegum, perhaps from the mint. I am glad to have tried this but wouldn’t repurchase,
I like cold fruity tisanes, especially ones without hibiscus, and made up a small jug of this yesterday evening.
Brews a lovely peachy sort of hue. Tastes light and tropical, and I can detect the goji berry, strawberry and papaya. So tasty and refreshing!
I added a bit of sugar but it probably would have been just as nice without. And, I ate a big piece of dragon fruit from the brewed bits, which was surprisingly good. :)
Fine, dark brown dry leaf that smells a bit earthy with dry plum, which becomes more pronounced when wet. There is possibly a hint of smokiness in the scent as well.
Brews a nice medium brown.
Tastes sweet with cocoa and plum, and there is a wee bit of earthiness. I do not detect much smokiness when drinking, but possibly the leather as in the description. Smooth and enjoyable!
A very nice tea and I re-steeped it once for just as delicious a cup.
Now I wish I had also ordered the other keemun that zen tea has so I could compare them, but perhaps next time.
This brews up a dark brownish amber colour with a nice grainy type aroma.
Tastes honey sweet with malt, grains and cocoa, and perhaps the very slightest earthiness.
This was my first order from Zen Tea and I am quite pleased to have this delicious tea in my cupboard!