East Pacific Tea Co.

Recent Tasting Notes

100

This tea is absolutely stunning! As was previously mentioned, it has an extremely smooth taste. I absolutely love drinking Rooiboses with honey, and this one is no exception. Smooth & sweet taste!

Preparation
5 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

Enjoying a cup of this tea this evening. I am experiencing more of a lovely honey undertone this time around. It starts out kind of woody with hints of smoke, and ends with sweetness. YUM!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

86

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

This Oolong is really good. Honey-esque flavors along with a peachy taste in the background. There is a slight floral note to this as well. I really like this one – and it’s great iced too!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90

Very nice! I really like this tisane. It has a deliciously fruity, floral taste that is light and relaxing.

The lavender is so nice here and I like the pairing of the lavender and the rose. They compliment each other very well. The fruit is sweet and a little tart, but not too much. A very pleasant tisane!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94

I have heard wonderful things about this one from East Pacific and have been wanting to try it and because of LiberTEAs I was able to! YAY! Thanks so much!

Dry – This smells like a Mystery Berry of some sort – maybe a gentle blueberry, a jasmine and other flower mix, and white tea.

Post infusion it really only smells like a light jasmine white tea.

It’s near clear in color.

The taste starts off really crisp and clean and then the jasmine SCREAMS “hello” and it finishes somewhere in between. It does leave a little bit of a jasmine aftertaste tho…much like a jasmine flavored green tea would. Regardless this is a fine jasmine-white! A pure delight!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97

I am incredibly fond of jasmine green teas, but, I think I enjoy jasmine white teas even more. The softer qualities of the white tea seem to bring out the softer, gentler side of jasmine. Lovely!

This is so good. The white tea is delicate but I can taste the soft, slightly grassy notes. The jasmine is so dreamy!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92

Really nice! Smooth but still a rich black tea…a bit of green comparison too! I’m going to share the rest with a friend…

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92

2nd infusion…

WAY different than the 1st…

It’s darker in color post-infusion…a nice orange/honey-brown almost like a Sam Adams lighter color beer! It smells more woodsy and certainly tastes more woodsy than the first infusion. This time around there is a VERY slight peppery hint hiding underneath! BUT…it’s still sweet!

This one has me thinkin’ that is for sure!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

92

This is a truly unique black and I don’t think I could compare it to any other tea I have ever had before.

DRY AROMA – it smells very new – very fresh – almost like when you buy a new jacket!
Post infusion aroma – almost smells like toast and maybe cocoa or something…it’s very hard to explain but it’s very different!
Color – is a lighter to light-medium brown…again, very unique

Taste -

Again, very hard to describe but I will try…

It almost tastes like a black tea and oolong blend/mix. It has ever-so-slight woodsy undertones and is fairly sweet. It has a lighter to light-medium black tea taste, I suppose!

This looks like it would be good for multiple infusions so I am going to try it!

I guess as an afterthought this does have a nice perfume type aroma to it as well – not floral – but something I would like a room to smell like, I guess!

Stay tuned for more notes on this one!!!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94

Nice ICED :)
Sharing with a friend!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

94

This one REALLY surprised me! I mean REALLY! This is the perfect level of tartness for me…AND it has a wonderful smoothness to it that I wasn’t expecting! This also has a comfortable amount of lavender in it that just shows it’s presence and stands in the corner without being too loud. The Blueberries, Raisins, and Currants are a juicy mix calmed down by the lavender and rose petals that almost give it a vanilla type smoothness!

On a level of 1 to 10 – 10 being the highest of shock value that I am enjoying this as much as I am – I want to say I’m at about a 9.

This is delightful!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

I just might have to look into a EPTC Order soon! They have some great stuff! THis one is a goodie…passing along the rest in a swap

LiberTEAS

East Pacific is no more. At least, not online at their old site… if they’ve changed their url … they didn’t forward their old one.

TeaEqualsBliss

I wondered that! That is very sad! I really liked them!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

This is a hearty Oolong, folks! A bit on the woodsy side than being on the sweet side but it works! Pretty good, indeed!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

Backlogging and sipdown from yesterday…I will miss this one a great deal!

Nik

I have now seen both K S and you use this phrase: what is a “sipdown”? Thanks!

Kittenna

Sipdown means the tea is no longer in her cupboard! Finished off the last of it. A bunch of us have kind of borrowed the term, but I think TEB came up with it.

Nik

Thanks, Kittenna!

K S

Yep, I learned it from T=Bliss. Its the EVOO of the tea world. Guess that makes her Rachael Ray?

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

Just because it was the first black tea I saw this morning! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

Upping rating by a lot! Whatever I did while infusing this time was “right on”…this is lovely!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

This smells like fresh cut wood with hints of cocoa powder. This has an interesting light-gold-brown type color to it. A Darjeeling Oolong…lovely. Light but lovely. Pleasant aftertaste. Not bad.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

79

I like simple peony blends. I can drink Blue Mist every day.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93

One of the things that I absolutely adore about this tea (aside from it’s amazing flavor) is the aroma! As it brews (and now, as the cup sits here in front of me) the scent takes on the most delightful honey-esque scent. Delightful!

I wrote a full-length review for this tea which will publish this Friday on the SororiTea Sisters blog. In the meantime, please feel free to consult my previous tasting notes about this tea.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93

Amazing! I do love a good Yunnan – and this certainly fits the bill… to a TEA!

Pleasantly starchy with a sweet potato taste, hints of spice and earth and wood come and go throughout the sip. It finishes with a somewhat dry astringency.

A very fine Yunnan indeed!

ETA: I need to add a huge THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! I really loved this – thank you so much!!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93

Ohhhhh…Long!

The aroma presents a light citrus note, a little bit of flower, and a little bit of vegetal…

The flavor is softly vegetative, not grassy or an obvious vegetable flavor, just a little vegetative. A very nice citrus note to the flavor too, like an effortless squeeze of orange or tangerine into my cup… again… not strong or obvious – just a little note that sings on the palate.

I like this Oolong a lot.

Edited to add: I was so caught up with how delightful this tea was that I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss for sending it to me! Thank you my SororiTEA Sister!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

My blood pressure went down 15 points just reading the name of this tea=D

TeaEqualsBliss

Glad you like this one!!!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

96

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea.

It’s delightful!

Looking at the dry leaves, I would have never guessed this was a Darjeeling tea. They possess that green/brown color of a Darjeeling tea – although it is quite a bit lighter, but, these leaves are long, slender, and curly, and even have some white-ish tips that made me think that this was perhaps a golden Yunnan… or even some sort of silver spindled needle white tea. But then, I’ve never come across a white Darjeeling before.

But the taste is definitely Darjeeling. Ah… there it is – Muscatel!

Woodsy, musky, with a deep fruity note that tries to hide itself amid the earthy tones. There is a slight floral note as well – just barely there. This tea seems to be almost sparkling! So crisp. So refreshing. So light. Sweet and gentle and beautiful. This is why I love Darjeeling.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

Lovely! This has a beautiful, gentle sweetness and a tender vegetative flavor. A nice floral note in the background. An excellent Mao Feng!

THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this – I’m so happy that I got to try it – it’s so good!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88

Shhhhhhhh!
Everything about this tea whispers gentle, relaxing, and calm.

This is surprising me for a Green like this. Yes, it’s semi-grassy, semi-sweet – but it’s gentle and pleasant.

For some reason this popped into my head…

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
~Robert Frost


Nothing Gold Can Stay*** = This Golden Green will not be staying long in my stash at this rate…it’s a very enjoyable cup and I will be drinking and sharing with friends!

Lori

Love the poem and I think this was referenced in that 80s book/movie the Outsiders….

TeaEqualsBliss

Lori – Indeed it WAS!!!! LOVE that movie and I was in the play, too!!! :)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.