East Pacific Tea Co.

Recent Tasting Notes

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.

Another TeaEqualsBliss swap tea! This smells very Ti Kuan Yin-y. But the taste is fruitier. Unfortunately, I don’t think all of it is natural as there is a tiny hint of that plum spice flavor the Mellow Monk Top Leaf had. It’s fairly faint and I can pick up a brilliant, almost citrus taste hiding behind it. Sadly, the plum spice is a bit distracting so it’s hard to pick out what is the tea and what is the flavor it picked up from elsewhere. This tea has a lot of promise and I’d wager is really quite excellent, but because of the (thankfully faint) contamination, I’m going to leave it unrated.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I like the name of this tea, might have to get some just to offer guests a Soul Vacation:)

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.

95

My water is a little cooler than unusual but the leaves seem to be fluffing out and the liquid is a dark brown. This has a nice average black tea smell.

I would say this is a reasonably rich black tea and quite tasty. I wouldn’t say it completely bold but it’s good, regardless.

Geoffrey Norman

Oooo, this does sound good. Is it as nectary as a Golden Needle?

TeaEqualsBliss

Um…maybe…but a different kind of nectary! LOL

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97

Seriously! This is a great Oolong! :)

2nd Infusion…still VERY nice. Still juicy but not as identifiable with the citrus-connection. I’m certain this would go for at least 3 infusions but I have some other teas I want to try this afternoon!

Cofftea

LOVE THE NAME!:)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97

Dry Leaf Scent – Lima Beans!? :)

Post infusion…

These leaves seem to be having the hardest time opening…but…that means multiple infusion attempts for me! Woot!

I guess I can smell the citrus comparison…I wouldn’t say it was the actual “fruit part of the fruit” but maybe moreso the peel!? That type of smell…sure!

This is extremely tasty! It might be hard to describe as to why I think it’s tasty, but it’s TASTY…here’s my best attempt at explaining it, however…

It’s incredibly juicy and sweet and the more I sip the more of a citrus type thought I have…like the mouthwatering juiciness from a super fresh tangerine or that perfect orange, even…no clementine or tangelo! Now I’m not saying it TASTES like citrus flavored oolong – it mostly reminds me of the juiciness and the more I taste the juicy type taste the more I think of a tangelo or clementine. Like I said…hard to explain, I guess. It’s very sweet and natural and clean. I like this very VERY very much. And the more I sit here sipping the more I like it!

TeaEqualsBliss

Originally I rated this a 97 – the more I “drink and think” – I am thinking there couldn’t be a better tasting SWEET/Juicy type of oolong out there…so…I suppose I should give it a 100, eh!? I just don’t know how it could be better than it already is!

Math Brisk

hmmm you make it sound really tempting ! Something I’ll have to try down the road… too bad the shipping is somewhat makes it really expensive. Well, after I’m done with the ridiculous amount of teas stacking up in my kitchen!

Auggy

Is this a flavored one or just naturally citrusy?

TeaEqualsBliss

Not flavored as such – just naturally tastes reminiscent of citrus…if you know what I mean! LOL

TeaEqualsBliss

It’s awesome, btw!

LiberTEAS

I want some. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! You are going to get some LiberTEAs!!!! :P

Auggy

Totally makes sense! I’m a sucker for anything orange-y so I had to ask!

TeaEqualsBliss

Auggy – I’m throwing some in your package for you too! :P

Auggy

Woo! I certainly won’t complain! :)

amandajo

Wow, a tea that smells like, of all things, Lima Beans, but doesn’t taste like it? I’ve been known to say that “I can’t think of anything that I like the taste of that I don’t like the smell.” Maybe I need to be proven wrong!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84

This has to be one of the lightest weight teas I have ever tried! Very little to no scent but these leaves look so cool! They are little hairy, fluffy sprigs of gray/snowy white needle-like thingies! Once wet – they turn a greenish-grayish-brown. The liquid post infusion is light brown. It tastes earthy but not quite woodsy and not quite floral. It has a sweeter ending and almost acts like a malty-wanna be…pretty neat for a white, indeed!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.