459 Tasting Notes
This tea is a green tea that is supposed to be similar to a white. I didn’t quite get that from this tea. I thought it was definitely a green tea, although a lighter one. I didn’t get any of the subtle complexities that I normally look for in a white tea. That does’t mean this is a bad tea; it’s a very delicious tea. It is more subtle that most greens, but it has a very mild vegetable flavor, less prominent than most. I enjoyed it, for sure. I don’t know that I would order it, but it someone offered me some, I would definitely take them up on it.
I took the end of what was in the box, so it wasn’t quite a full serving for my mug, but I actually think it wasn’t significantly underleafed for the amount of water. It was actually a pretty good amount. I even got two solid infusions from it, and I’m going to try to steep it again.
I am actually disappointed by this tea, mostly because I had such a great floral white from Teavivre yesterday (Jasmine Silver Needle White.)
This one is just a lot lot lot more rose than I was expecting it to be. I couldn’t taste the white at all. While I could see the chamomile, I didn’t taste it as much as I had hoped, either, but at least I could taste that. This wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t what I expected.
I got this one as a sample in my Teavivre order. I wish I’d ordered a bunch of it.
I love white tea. I love jasmine tea. This is why I asked for a sample of it. It is even better than my expectations. I am in love.
I love the way silver needle white looks when it’s just dry leaves. So pretty. I love the color. I love the way the leaves look almost furry. They look so soft. I want to pet them, but I always resist the temptations. The dry leaves had such a strong jasmine scent that I was a little worried about what the tea would taste like.
I should not have worried. This is a perfect balance of the jasmine and white tea. Sweet, slightly floral, but not overwhelmingly so. The liquor caressed my tongue like the best whites do. I don’t know why, as that just sounds funny, but that’s how I feel about whites. They have a mouth feel that I have never gotten with other teas.
Resteeped, it was still really good.
This is the first milk oolong I’ve had, and I quite like it, even though I’m guessing it’s pretty old. Too bad it’s no longer available, or I’d be getting some of this. I like it that much.
Can anyone recommend something similar?
This is quite green but creamy. It does almost taste as if it has milk in it. It’s got a really nice vegetable flavor and aroma. And I really like the aftertaste, too.
I’ve gotten two infusions from it (western style!) and I’m going to try for a third.
First day back at work after being sick for most of a week and then gone on vacation, so not really time to write more.
I thought this one sounded and smelled super amazing when I found it in the Traveling Tea Box C. It smells very lemon-limey, which really excited me. I steeped this one for about 2:45, but I probably should have steeped this one for longer. I don’t think it tastes citrusy enough for me. It is pretty nice, though. I’m not going to keep what’s left and I’ll send this one back out for someone else to finish.
I’m visiting my sister in North Carolina for her thesis performance (she is getting her MFA in directing) and she took me to her favorite bookstore for her favorite tea.
I really liked it. It’s nice and green with great vanilla notes.
I liked it so much I bought myself some to bring home and some for my poor grad student sister.
My husband (I left him at home) still probably freak when he realizes I bought more tea.
Interesting. Not as Limey as I would have hoped, but it’s definitely nice and creamy. I enjoy a good, creamy tea. AS it cools, I get more of the lemon, but not the lime. Ah well. It’s creamy and fairly sweet, kind of a creamy lemon taste. I like it.
This was all I had of this tea. If I got my hands on more, I would definitely drink it.
I highly recommend this one as a cold steep. After just a few hours in cold water in the fridge, I’m in heaven. Lemony, spearminty (my favorite kind of mint), just enough floral to be floral, but not over the top in any way. Oh, this is good. Easy. Tasty! I’m raising my rating on this one because I like it cold steeped soooo much.