168 Tasting Notes
These lovely green leaves really are huge, and the large flat leaves fill the sample packet from end to end.
They do not seem to expand a lot more once brewed, but do become so soft and velvety, and have a soft vegetal scent with a hint of corn silk and perhaps tender green beans.
Brewed color is a clear yellowish hue, and smells sweet and buttery.
Taste is gentle and smooth, and has a sweet creaminess with the mild notes of green beans and corn. So deliciously sweet!!
I like very much, and thank you Angel & Teavivre, for sending this beautiful tea for me to try.
Finished the jug of this I made (brewed hot then chilled).
Brews a reddish colour and smells a bit like blueberries and apples.
Tastes tart and fruity with hibiscus, apple, lemongrass and blueberry.
Refreshing, but not a favorite due to the hibiscus which seems quite strong in this.
Dry leaf is beautiful with thin twisted multi-hued green leaves, and very fragrant of spinach.
Wet leaf remains a lovely green and smells a bit more sea-like.
Brewed colour is a clear yellow.
Taste is savory and flavourful with vegetal notes, spinach and smokiness. The smoke becomes especially noticeable as the cup slightly cools, and the aroma is quite lovely – somewhat like grilled vegetables and a sea breeze. There is also a hint of a pleasant bitter note at the end of the sip, which reminds me of the type of bitterness when eating a fresh green pepper.
I really enjoy this tea, and find it very flavourful, fragrant and refreshing. I drank two pots – one hot and one room temperature. So delicious!
Thank you Angel & Teavivre, for sending me this to try!
Dark green twisty leaves that look like fresh mown grass. Fresh green scent.
Brews a very pale clear greenish yellow hue.
Tastes a bit nutty and fruity with some floral creaminess that is also present in the aroma. There is also a mild green bean taste and a freshness that gives a somewhat minty sensation.
Smooth, gentle and refreshing – a lovely tea!
Thank you to Angel at TeaVivre for the generous sample.
I noticed that the brewing guideline on the sample packet differ from what is listed in the description – I brewed per the sample packet which recommended 185F for 3-5 minutes.
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,