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Here’s Hoping Traveling Teabox – Round #5 – Tea #24
Not much to say about this one, it’s just okay. Mild black tea with hints of passion fruit flavor but not much jasmine. I think I’m just usually spoiled with Teavivre’s jasmine teas so any other jasmine teas…. the jasmine is just non-existant. I’m surprised there was green tea listed in the ingredients… I couldn’t tell at all.
Trying this hot today. Nice earthy smell to the dry leaves. Dark reddish mahogany liquor, and an amazing aroma. At first, it was deep and chocolately, and then became something fruity, plums I think. But such a strong, fruity aroma, almost as strong as I’ve smelled in some flavored blacks. Pretty wild.
The flavor is smooth, and fruity/chocolatey. Almost reminiscent of chocolate covered cherries, but not fakey or overly sweet in the way those cherries are. There is some sweetness in the aftertaste, though. An almost brown sugary one.
The only negative to my palate is a tiny bit of bitterness at the finish, but it’s not a huge downside. Just enough to keep this out of the mid-90s.
I like this one a lot. Tasty and also versatile as a cold brew. I expect it would be awesome in chai as well.
Flavors: Cherry, Chocolate, Plums, Sugar
A name like Classic Black sort of begged for being made into a cold brew, so my first encounter with this puppy is in icy mode. And it is, in fact, an excellent cold tea. There’s a softness and smoothness to the mouthfeel that is quite nice and though the flavor doesn’t call attention to itself, there’s some complexity. A touch of sweetness, a touch of fruitiness, and much “essence of teaness.”
I am looking forward to trying this one hot.
This is the perfect tea for a ladies’ tea party I think! It’s creamy and full of vanilla sweetness, while the floral osmanthus makes you feel like you’re drinking a bouquet. I loved it!
Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Flowers, Honey, Rooibos, Sweet, Vanilla
The description of the “creamy texture and notes of amber and honey” this tea purports to provide made me particularly eager to try it. It certainly sounds divine, after all. I was even more interested when I learned that the base tea is Yunnan, as it’s one of my favourite black tea varieties.
Read my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2015/10/10/ancient-forest-black-tea-art-tea/
Warning, this is a strong tea – brewed hot it’s very strong and sugar is a requirement to take the edge off how strong it is. with just a little sugar, the brew smooths out and becomes a really nice juicy brew. I think brewed cold, you’d have the same problem – you’d need to add sugar. But otherwise i think this one is pretty decent.
This tea definitely is very similar to the aged Oolongs I’ve tried from Butiki (particularly the 1991 Da Ye Aged and 2003 Reserve Four Season). Its roasted woody charcoal notes are complimented nicely by a smooth feel and hint of butter. Very robust and deep in flavor and depth. Though not as strong as, say a Lapsang for example, these bold flavors seem to be not everyone’s favorite (as evidenced by some other reviews here..), but if you enjoy a dark Oolong once in a while then I’d definitely recommend this. . Thx Liquid Proust for the sample.. planning to order more of this in my next AoT order!
Flavors: Butter, Roasted
College Graduation Party Tea #5
While this the third review I am writing up for my graduation party for teas drank, this was the fifth. Third was cold brewed peach and fourth was a cold brewed lime marshmallow from Butiki. This was an excellent fruit green hot, normally I don’t find green teas to taste very good when they are warm. Surprisingly there wasn’t much of smell to this, but the taste was there which is what I want from my tea :)
I tried this tea at a tea shop in Corpus Christi, and I loved it. At home, it tastes just as wonderful as I remember. The taste of butterscotch candies is strong, but there is something very pure and natural about the tea, so that there is no fake quality about it.
The color of the tea is pale, but the taste is strong. The loose tea leaves are the most beautiful I have seen, stiff and silver-green, mixed with marigold petals and red berries. It looks as though it was mixed together just recently.
The container it came in has a metal stopper to preserve the freshness of the loose tea. It is well-made, and I will be able to use it again for other tea purchases.
On the whole, I am very impressed with this tea, and I am interested to try other teas from The Art of Tea.
I bought the Iced Tea Pouches version of this tea and follow the directions for cold brew. I drink a couple glasses a day when I have it on hand especially if I’m feeling sluggish. I enjoy the herbal, somewhat Ayurvedic taste to this tea. I do taste the cinnamon. There is some berry. It feels clean, crisp and nourishing. I feel better after I drink this tea. A little more balanced with more fortitude.
Thank you Andrew for this wonderful sample!
I asked to receive this solely because it said purple. I am sucker for the unique, regardless of flavor or quality. I opened my package and took a peek at my purple nuggets. My first thought is that purple must be a very loosely used term. These small glossed pebbles are a deep crimson in my eyes. I had just under the amount I usually use in my mini gaiwan for gong fu, but I decided to brew it anyways. I washed them once and allowed them to open up. The aroma was of roasted coffee and smoke. This had a very bold and mudded scent to it. The initial flavor was truly unique. It carried the same bold message but softened it with some fungal tones. The leaves did not fully unfurl until well into multiple steeping. The flavor become more fungal and sweet as the session went on. However, it continued to have a coffee grinds aftertaste each brewing. This was an interesting tea. Would I purchase it? No, I dont think its for me. I really dislike when a company shows something different than what they are actually selling, however good the product may be. I appreciate an honest image, and the image they had up would have me buy this tea in a heartbeat. Its a unique tea, and I could see myself trading other teas for this.
Flavors: Cacao, Coffee, Mushrooms
This oolong cake is very delightful and quite complex. The initial smell is very mild which made me think that it was about to have a floral taste to it and I wasn’t looking forward to hundreds of cups of floral oolong… however, this oolong can be best described as a long lost cousin of Darjeeling labeled as an oolong tea created in 2010. It is about the fourth steeping that I have found the sweeter notes to come out and before that is a nice light oolong taste that mimics a Darjeeling. The cake is beautiful before you steep it and then it loses all those colors to become a nasty brown :/ , but that doesn’t change the taste of course. Overall my experience has been fantastic with it, if I were to change anything it would be to have stronger taste with the ability to brew it lighter as it is somewhat faint throughout (still tasty of course).
I only got to drink half of my tin of this tea because of friend begged me (in this case begging is the correct word) to give him the rest. This is brews very pleasant cup of tea that acts as liquid calmness for me. I enjoy the quality of oolong and the taste it provides along with the peach notes that come out in the tea. This was my first Art of Tea product and it caused me to try their other teas. (I ended up drinking about 12 cups of this in case you’re wondering how much was taken from me)
This golden black tea is slightly more subtle than the others that I have had and for someone like me who doesn’t enjoy black tea because of its strong bitterness that greatly increased my enjoyment with this tea. This is a wonderful tea to mess around with in regards to steeping temperatures because you can easily pull different note strength by 10 degree differences.
I bought this because it sounded unique, as many might have. This produces a dark liqueur for an oolong , which can be expected by the color of the tea, and can be used for multiple steeps. The leaves are quite beautiful when they are unraveled. The taste is bolder than what I can handle drinking for a few cups so this tea is generally used for a smaller session of drinking.
This is another tea that I have been drinking for more than a year but somehow didn’t write up a review. That is a shame because it is one of my go-to teas. I love the nose: so clean and fruity. You can really smell the melon. The taste is full and rich. I generally add a bit of NutraSweet, but the tea is so sweet I’m not sure it really needs it. I generally drink black and pu-erh teas, but love this as a light change of pace.
This tea has two siblings that I also love: Butterscotch, and Coconut. They seem to use the same base and similar ingredients, but each has a different main flavor.
This was my morning tea, and I really liked it! It has a kind of baked apple flavor, and the cinnamon isn’t too overwhelming. I also am really happy that this seems to not have any nutmeg in it. A lot of apple teas tend to have it, and I just really don’t like that as a tea flavor. Overall, this is a good mellow apple tea!
I am assuming that the Golden Monkey I am drinking is from Art of Tea, but it’s really a best guess. I got it bulk at a local tea store we have in the mall, and other teas I got samples of have distinctive names that come up under Art of Tea, so I’m guessing that is a primary bulk source for them. It matches the picture spot on on the page here.
At any rate, this is a nice way to end the school day. This one has a light, crisp taste, slightly of honey. It goes down smoothly. I have managed somehow to tweak (or more like wrench) my lower back/hip this week, and after powering through the last three days days of work, chiropractor, meds, heat, and ice, I just wanted something comforting. This is doing the trick.