33 Tasting Notes
Thank you Stacy for this sample!
This darjeeling has a nice light floral aroma. Initially the taste hits me as vegetal then transitions to a light floral taste that I associate with darjeeling. The finish has a moderate astringency.
This tea hits me as being a mix of green tea and darjeeling.
The more I sip the more prominent the vegetal notes. This one isn’t really to my liking.
I am finally less scared of decaf tea thanks to H&S vanilla camoro! I have always hated the aftertaste of decaf coffee and figured it would transfer into tea too. Caffeine did not used to bother me and many nights it doesn’t, unless I work the next day…guess I get my mind going and caffeine makes it harder to turn off.
The vanilla aroma is fantastic! The vanilla is so creamy and smooth but dark. I have tasted something else flavored just like this vanilla but its evading me what it is. The tea base is nice too, surpassed all my expectations of decaf black tea. I am glad I ordered a whole tin.
Still bugging me that I can’t remember what this vanilla reminds me of….
It is poring down rain today with thunder and lightening, so what else to do but sip delicious teas!
I’m too busy sipping this to type out a lengthy note………yum!
Very hot this tea does have a subtle fruity note at the front, then I definitely get the sweet pipe tobacco, finishing up with malt. As the tea cools the fruit layer disappears for me. This is a very smooth cup to me no bitterness, with a very light astringency…very light.
My neighbor smokes a cigar on his porch most nights and I enjoy the fragrance of the sweet ones. I wonder if he would enjoy coming over for a cup of this tea!
The finish is very complex, I can’t quite describe it yet…I taste malt but there is something else going on that lingers on my tongue.
I need to try the non-upgrade too.
While I was placing this tea into my new porcelain tea canister from Verdant I was so amazed at the chocolaty aroma! The dry leaf smells intensely of dark baking chocolate. How can this be? I couldn’t wait to taste it!
I made a pot full, western style. I used 3 tbs. in my 24 oz. pot. The dry leaves are very dark, vanilla bean brown. I poured the water over the leaves, mmmmmmm… Still chocolate, but now a another layer to the aroma, grains.
First sip…dense buckwheat pancakes with dark bittersweet chocolate chips and a very light drizzle of overly caramalized dulce de leche. This tea has a very heavy mouth feel. So lovely. I can see why so many steepsters recommend Laoshan Black.
My second cup I added some natural cane sugar, Delicious but better straight.
Definitely will be keeping my new tea canister full of this tea!
Now, I am craving chocolate chip buckwheat pancakes…
I love unintentional surprises!
I forgot I bought this tea last fall during a camping trip to the Smokies. Detoured for a shopping trip in Gatlinburg, TN. I just found it under a bunch of bags of dried beans.
The dry leaf has a nice cinnamon and fruity aroma.
The tea liquor is a deep dark magenta, like pickled beet juice.
The aroma is complex and spicy, mmmmmmmm really lovely.
I was expecting a lot of sour due to the hue and hibiscus but no, it’s rather sweet with a nice spicy background from the cinnamon. I do taste plum and it really goes well with cinnamon. I think that this tea was a great find and I am happy to have a nice rich herbal tea for an evening cup.
I see that several tea companies offer a cinnamon plum blend that I might try as well.
I really like this flavor!
mmmmmmmmm. Yummmmmmmmmmmm. Nommmmmmmmmmm.
This is my favorite tea! I really mean it.
I had a cup of this this morning. The aroma of the dry leaf is just like a lemon pie, fresh tart lemon. I love lemon!
I like chai too!
The aroma of this tea steeping is fantastic! Creamy lemon deliciousness.
I am not sure what happened, I might have used too much leaf or steeped it too long…..
I added sugar and cream to it as I do with all my chai teas, but nothing could coverup the intense bitterness at the finish of this tea. I had to pour out the cup. First time I have ever had to stop tasting a cup after a few sips.
I am not going to rate this yet because I am going to try it again with less leaf and a shorter steep time.
Ok, I am a blueberry lover and this tea has hit the mark. Tastes like the fresh blueberry compote I make with a dollop of cream. I don’t get any artificial taste at all. I don’t really taste the pastry part of Danish but I don’t think I’m missing out while drinking this tea. Sweet blueberry with a moderate black tea base and a smooth creamy blueberry finish. Yep, blueberry at the start of the sip and at the end.
I made a pot of this so my current cup is with a touch of raw sugar. My next cup I am going to add a little milk to see if it strengthens the cream cheese flavors.
Mi Xian Black now has the honor of being in the very front of my tea cupboard. I am so happy to have ordered this from Stacy!
I just bought a personaliTea pot from my local Fresh Market on sale. Up until today I have been making individual cups. I couldn’t have picked a better tea to break it in with.
The dry leaves are gorgeous, long and tightly twisted, the color of rich vanilla beans. The dry leaves have a nice mild earthiness.
After steeping the aroma is sweet and floral.
This tea has amazing honey flavor without adding a drop of honey. I also taste plum and apricot.
I don’t get the citrus notes some do. My finish is a nice clean plum taste. No bitterness or astringency here.
This is a great change from all the flavored teas I have been trying lately. I drank every drop in my new teapot! I will definitely keep this in my stock as long as it is available.
Thank you Stacy for introducing such a fabulous tea!