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Liquid Color about the same
Aroma – faint sunshine is the only thing I can think of!
Flavor…THERE’s THE APPLE! Nice hint of Apple! Also a subtle sweet-woodsy taste, too!
Rating for this infusion 85+
Liquid Color is a bit more yellow this time around
The aroma is more outdoorsy than before
The flavor isn’t as wheat-like and more floral…it also tastes like a cross between a gentle green tea and a white tea or a blend.
Rating for this infusion 80-ish
Multiple infusion test with this one
Light and mellow in every way!
Doesn’t smell like much but what I can smell is a hint of bouquet or meadowy field.
Taste is sweet-wheat-like
liquid color is pale – near water color.
Rating on first infusion between 75-80
I’m assuming this is going to morph quite a bit…stay tuned…
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I can’t believe I am the first one to log this tea! :)
This is delightful! It’s light but flavorful…in a juicy sort of way! It sort of reminds me of buttered zucchini – I suppose – more zuke than butter tho! Or maybe summer squash??? Not sure…
It’s very airy and crisp too! I like it!
Finishing up the last of this tonight! I really like the strength of this tea and it is just so smooth. Mmmm, this might have to go on my shopping list.
This is a really fantastic Nilgiri. Bright and flavorful. A lovely floral note that arrives about mid-sip. Moderately astringent. I’d classify it as something between an Assam and a Ceylon – with the brisk tones of the Ceylon and the deep, rich flavor of freshly baked bread of an Assam. A very pleasant cup, indeed!
I notice as the tea cools a bit the flavors smooth out very nicely, this would be awesome iced!
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sharing some of her stash with me! This tea is really malty and very smooth. It is a “basic” black flavor overall, but comforting and interesting in that usually super malty teas like this have a bit of astringency – but not this one! I would definitely order some of this! It seems to have quite a caffeine kick to it also!
wow, I am learning more about white tea every day! I upped the rating on this one today. Using cooled water, a lot of leaf and a slight 60 second steep was the key to success with this one. It now has a gentle lilac/vanilla aroma and taste. delicate and nice!
ok, I’m finishing off the rest of this sample tonight. I happen to really like cardamom and I thought the flavor was much better after steeping this with a couple of cardamom pods. Cardamom for everyone!!!!
Smells like your good ole standby roasty/toasty oolong!
It infuses to a medium brown/grey color.
It’s a rich woodsy-sweet type taste with a nice roasted-goodness to it. The aftertaste is satisfying as well :)
Some people associate “vanilla” with “boring” yet this tea is far from boring! As stated in my brief tasting notes yesterday there was a little something that I couldn’t quite put my finger – or should I say tongue on – for aroma and even taste. Well, The aroma is very dessert like – very sweet and more of a naturally sugary…very true tasting and very much vanilla bean flavor instead of just your average vanilla faux-flavor. It’s smooth, too!
The aroma is really something! It’s vanilla bean – sure – but there is a little something there…maybe…something close to fruit but I could tell you what kind of fruit and it is very subtle.
Regardless this is memorable and different and I find it to be very good!
I had this one many hours ago! I am going to try it again tomorrow with longer tasting notes…first impressions, tho, I like it! It’s a sweeter vanilla (bean) taste and doesn’t leave a funky aftertaste which is nice! It wasn’t overly strong and it was different from most Vanilla’s I have had so far…a neat difference!
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For a teaser…taste: a nice medium-sweet black tea with lovely fruity and sweet woodsy notes
Having another cup of this before sending the rest to a friend. This is a great one if you like stronger black teas! Woot!
I have not been sleeping well lately due to my noisy radiator (grrr) and so I chose this today to give me a little vitamin and energy boost. the last of this sample from Arbor teas but definitely not my last experience with gyokuro.
This afternoon I am drinking Part II of this sample. I am new to the world of raw puerhs and this is a very mild tea with some nice sweet and malty things going on. It is pleasant enough but I can’t see keeping it on hand all the time.
A nice little oolong from Arbor teas – my favorite compostable packaging company.
This one is very good if you like the darker style of oolongs. Naturally sweet, grilled charcoal peach/plum aroma. Great aftertaste and a very nice mouthfeel. Would definitely consider getting this one again. Brewed this one up in the xi ying for about 2 minutes. It goes on my shopping list. The man friend likes it too.
Organic a plus…
I’m slowly coming to the end of my Arbor tea samples overall this is a pretty good tea – very nutty, vegetal, and rich smelling, I’m getting some nice seaweed type flavors. This definitely lingers in the mouth for a while. The flavor is quite good but I am getting the slight bitterness with the finish so I don’t know if I will be ordering this again, although I did enjoy it. I am a bit biased because senchas have been known to give me heartburn. I only steeped it for 60 seconds so I do not think the problem was oversteeping or water temp. I am a bit ambivalent. I definitely prefer the gyokuro but this one has a lot of flavor, sencha fans should try it!
I’m finishing off the rest of my sample today, I am going to order more. yummy yum yum
Amazing. High theanine content relaxes my nerves. Perfect cup. I drink this every day.
I was very excited to try this after my new found appreciation for Japanese green tea…
When I opened my sample package to smell the leaves are so fresh it is like smelling a bunch of spinach. I brewed this up in my glass mug for about 2 minutes using cooled boiling water.
I have to say I am in heaven! This is a beautiful greenish gold color with slight “bubbles” in the brew. It has such a creamy mouthfeel, it is VERY buttery, slightly grassy and creamy. Truly delicious. Another tea I would rate at 500 if I could because it sort of blows the other teas straight out of the water. I only got a sample of this stuff, and YES it is expensive but I am getting more. It would be very expensive for an every day tea but nice to drink on the weekends or when you needed a pick me up. It is very energizing and refreshing. A++++
note: I got four steeps out of it before I gave up and put the leaves in a smoothie. they are so mild you can eat them with no problem.
I needed a bit of a pick me up this afternoon, feeling kind of in the doldrums. This definitely seemed to do the trick.
It is a wonderful smelling tea – did you ever have oranges and stick cloves into them during the holiday season? So festive and bright! I really like the orange here, it reminds me of a satsuma mandarin. There is a bit of clove and cinnamon but is more subdued. Again I am thinking this is a black ceylon which actually works quite well in this combination. I do feel much more cheerful already!