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Made this in a mug. As always, very strongly floral, not strongly vegetal. It’s gone cold now, but it’s even great cold (I should ice it). There’s an almost cream essence when cold—mouthcoating, maybe. One of the few greener oolongs that I’m finding I quite like.
Made this in a gaiwan. It’s powerfully floral this way. Very distinct sensation of sticking your face in a bouquet.
Continues all through the sip, with hints of savoryness and faint minerals.
Tasty, caramel comes through a bit, but definitely not as good as Tealicious’. Though, that one had giant chunks of actual caramel in it, so.
Still. Might buy more. I want to start a collection of rooibos’ to drink at night. For now, this one’s finished.
Not sure what makes it “roasted”, but there’s a nice pear scent, and I do get a bit of pear in the cup as well.
Got this as a free sample. It’s got red peppercorns in it.
The smell is delicious dry, but unfortunately, it’s never as strong in the cup as I wish it were. Once steeped it smells mostly of rooibos, though I pick up a bit of banana as I sip.
I picked it up in my hunt for caffeine free teas to sip at night. I want to like it, and I think if I got a bit more, maybe I could play around with the amount used, but.
I pulled this one out of my decaf/rooibos tin without checking what it is. Ohai, Licorice!
This is a nice soft licorice blend. Maybe the orange is smoothing it over? It gives me that nice cooling mouthfeel that is present in most licorice teas (and which is why I swear by them when I have a sore throat), but without the added kick that DavidsTea Licorice Twist has. It also has 1/3 the ingredients,and I’m okay with that. I think I prefer this one! I used to love Stash’s Licorice Tea, and this is a pleasant upgrade.
This is my FAAAVOURITE of the Great Wall teas that I have. It sounds like it should be disgusting (every other chocolate-in-a-tea I’ve tried has been) but it is amazing. This was my LAST CUP OF IT.
Having for dessert with pumpkin pie tartlets and vanilla ice cream. Tea is not health choice in my world. :D :D :D
I don’t really like the smell of this tea because I hate cloves, but when you get up close it smells really really good. Something soft in there. It’s the best tea with licorice that I’ve tried. (And I love licorice? But not yet in any teas.)
Anyway, now that I’m timing my steeps for this site, I think I’m steeping way less (I probably am a chronic over-steeper because I wander off and forget constantly).. idk if this is good or bad yet.
Is it just me or is this site missing a “What tea are you drinking?” box for the tealog? It’s a pain searching the tea and going from there. There should be a LOG YOUR TEA! button or something.
My cousin sent me these 4 tins of tea from the Great Wall Tea Co and it took me a long time to try this one because I’m not usually a fan of green teas. Anyway, this is leagues better than the Yogi Tea one that I tried. Rarely drink it, but it was nice today.
Mmm. Lemony hug.
And that’s the last of this.
I went on a search for a replacement for my beloved Kalahari… and this is pretty damn close! Doesn’t quite have the lemony kick I was looking for (possibly because it lacks lemon peel) but there’s an inherent smoothness to this tea that I quite like. Likely when I run out of Kalahari, I’ll keep myself stocked up with this one instead.
I went to remove this from my cupboard as I finished it off, only to realize it was never in my cupboard to begin with.
It seems I am sipping a phantom tea.
Finishing off this one.
A good Keemun, I think. Might have made it a little strong. No astringency, smooth and nutty, slightly smoky. Salty smoke.
Some days I’ll blend it with lapsang. But it’s also good and smoky on its own.
Splendiferous. A bit of milk and honey made it perfect.
Finished this one off. Which is good, as I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would when I first got it. Odd bitter undertones I can’t get rid of.
Can I just say that I LOVE the flavour of Assam?
I’m a bit of a “straight up” person when it comes to tea, but this one I’ll add about half a pack of cane sugar to (I know, living on the edge here). The flavours come together with the perfect amount of sweetness and the creaminess is definitely there. I love this tea in the morning because of the wake-me-up factor. And I really appreciate the simplicity of this tea in that it doesn’t have a lot of things added to it and yet it is so delicious.
Didn’t turn out amazing, but still pretty good. Cold steeped overnight with 1 tsp sugar.
Welp, this’ the last of this. Saddd. But I’ll just have to go and get more.
Finished this off too.