953 Tasting Notes
I thought I was going to love you forever. What happened, Red Velvet Cake?
Maybe I have less of a sweet tooth now so I don’t enjoy it as much as I used to. Or maybe I’m just having an off day.
I still have 50g left to figure it out.
…it’s not you, it’s me.
Wow – there are A LOT of things in this blend. I can’t taste them all but I CAN taste the banana. That’s the number one. Then I can taste a bit of chocolate, coconut, almond, and mushy fruitiness. This almost makes me think of Malibu. I wonder what it would taste like if I mixed it?
Tonight is not the night to find out.
I’m going to sit and sip away at the rest of this pot, and rate it another day.
I sorta ended up at a DavidsTea today to look at the new teas/stuff, even though I hadn’t planned on it. :| #whoops
I walked out with 20g of Coconut Oolong, CopaBanana and Pom Tango, and a to-go cup of Daydreamer and only spent $7. Not bad!!!
I was really excited about the tea because I ADORE Zen Tea’s version (http://steepster.com/teas/zen-tea/30457-coconut-oolong) and wanted to try this version.
So, I think that means that it’s time for a SIPOFF!
-dark black/green leaves. no sign of coconut
-very slight coconut smell
-light green/black leaves with lots of bright coconut flakes.
-stronger coconut smell. slightly musty
-very smooth, buttery with lots of spinach notes
-pale yellow colour
-fresh “oolong” taste
-far less butter. not nearly as smooth/light
-rich. more spinach?
So this was a tricky decision but I think I still prefer Zen Tea’s blend over this one. They are both VERY good, but DT’s is a little darker/mustier than what I’m accustomed to. Perhaps if I steep it for less next time, my rating will change. Also, DT’s blend is a bit cheaper so I honestly don’t know which one I’d restock once I run out.
If you are at all interested in the tea, give it a shot though!
So when Frank announced this week’s blend of Genmaicha S’mores, I bought it without hesitation. I hope it’s as good as Browncoat Genmaicha. I also picked up a
Raspberry Strawberry Honeybush because more decaf options are always good and that one was rated so highly.
Anyways… now I’m in the mood for S’mores and I won’t get my order for about 2-3 weeks (stupid shipping to Canada… #grumblegrumble). This will have to tie me over! Actually… I’ve only got enough for one more cup after this one so I better make it last.
Ok how is this even the same tea I rated earlier? I drank it and immediately thought that this was amazing and my new favorite tea! I brewed it Western Style, and this is very smooth, delicate and lightly sweet. There are some really tasty flavors that I love but can’t quite narrow down, except cocoa and honey!
I will have to order some!!!
Are yunnan teas normally like this?
Thanks Mercuryhime for the sample!
After reading the reviews and finding that this is one of the ‘fancier’ teas, I whipped out my little gongfu pot for serious tea brewing business!
It was worth it. I steeped it three times, and I really enjoyed the buttery green flavours. I tastes a little sweet and a little citrusy as some of the reviewers have mentioned. Maybe I should have steeped it for longer but this feels like a delicate green, suitable for quiet reflection (as opposed to some of my flavoured blacks that are good when I’m juggling 5 things at once and want tea that comes to me, instead of me sitting down to enjoy it!)
Thanks Val for the sample! (This is one of our Steepster Tea Club selections!)
I like this tea – it’s a mix of a lot of things but I immediately think ‘this is fancy’ when I sip it. There are just so many flavours in it that it’s a treat to sip. I’m getting jasmine notes too. This is a great afternoon cup to drink and re-steep!
Thanks for the sample!
Not sure what happened with this – maybe I have a bad association, but this made me think of cherry cough syrup. I don’t know that cherry is my thing so I won’t rate it as other people may enjoy this tea!
Thanks Yssah for letting me try it out!
I don’t know why but this tea is synonymous with late-night sipping. Even though it tastes artificially sweet and orangy, i still crave it. I guess it’s like when I crave Big Macs or something like that. :P
Once I’m done drinking the 2 oz I have left, I have 2 oz of this Three Cinnamon Tea my mom brough me from the interior. :D
I decided today that I needed to drink Checkmate! Usually I just start boiling water and then sorta stare at everything wondering how I am supposed to choose, but not today. I svaoured this cup, had a nap, and then am off to resteep it! It’s so lightly nutty and flavorful. It really really tastes like white tea to me now – I guess I’m slowly figuring this stuff out.
Besides my Amoda tea order, which I don’t think I’ll get until April because I subscribed 2 days after the March deadline, I have NO MORE TEA on the way. Everything I have now, is what I have. So I feel more like I can just relax and enjoy it instead of, “OMG I better pick something I can sipdown! Why do I have all the tea?”
(I know. Life is so rough.)