Enjoying this tea this evening. It is lovely … a nice alternative from the typical orange spice teas … the orange isn’t over the top and neither is the spice. The clove is gentle and warm, the orange is bright … but the black tea stands out as the strongest flavor. Pleasant and delicious, something that’s cozy and comforting … not quite strong enough as a first cup of the day perhaps, but makes a nice evening pick me up that is also warming me up.
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A very surprising Darjeeling. I was surprised to taste a honey note right up front … sweet, delicious honey! Floral notes, woody notes … a really interesting and unique Darjeeling. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/01/23/darjeeling-monteviot-organic-first-flush-from-greys-teas/
I love it." but not too much
“Just had it in the morning
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!
This is really lovely! Sweet with lovely fruit notes. I love it when I come across a pure green like this that is stronger on its fruit notes than its vegetal notes! This has more of a fruity taste than one of grass or spinach or beans or peas. I taste notes of sweet nectarine! Hints of mango. This is deliciously juicy and sweet!
The tea is fresh and sweet and it has a brothy sort of texture, but not a strong brothy taste (that is to say it doesn’t taste like veggie broth! It tastes like a broth made of fruit!)
This is really good.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!
When I opened the package I could smell a hint of smokiness and a rugged, earthy kind of smell. After brewing, a smoky aroma really emerged, as well as a hint of peppery essence … kind of like what I think it might smell like if I were to burn peppercorns in the fireplace along with pine wood.
This is much different than I anticipated before opening the pouch… I expected a typical afternoon tea… you know, something on the lighter side, like a Darjeeling blend. This is more like a powerful kick-in-the-pants kind of pick-me-up in the afternoon. I’m enjoying it though!
Eventho this has a murky-type color to it post-infusion it’s pretty sweet on the tongue. It seems to be one of those craving-crusher type teas, too! YUM!
OMG! Dry…this smells like butt. Seriously. I’m not even joking.
Post infusion…it smells like a rare flower I can’t pick my finger on and the roots of trees…and maybe a bit of root beer.
It has a mellow flavor…almost lemon verbena esque and a bit of root beer flavor.
I have to admit it’s a bit harsh getting past the dry aroma but overall the taste isn’t bad for an herbally-herbal tisane.
(I’m now unplugging my nose – virtually)
2nd infusion I do like better – but I infused less – too! It’s still herbally and limey but sweeter and a little more smooth. Comparable to a beautiful bouquet of flowers in springtime!
1st infusion an herbally-lime type green tea with dewy sort of notes. I may have over infused a bit so I won’t rate yet but a 2nd infusion is coming soon
The aroma is beautifully florally and woodsy-sweet…much like Cedar?
It tastes like a sweet-wood and peach. The middle to the end of the sip is a juicy yet velvety and semi-creamy floral type taste. It’s very nice. Reminds me of a few Formosa oolongs I have tried but better!
This is a WINNER :)
With the second infusion, I steeped for six minutes. Still can’t bring myself to 15 minutes.
This infusion is also delicious, although it is a little different than the first infusion. I notice more of a fruit tone emerging with this infusion, as well as a stronger floral tone. The malt and cream notes are still there, although these seem softer this time. Still a rich, delicious cup of tea, and definitely worthwhile to steep this a second time.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. This is a delightful Assam… very different from a typical (black) Assam. The suggested steeping parameters on Grey’s website state to steep for 15 minutes. I’m afraid I wasn’t quite that brave, I steeped it for only four minutes, and I was scared that would be too long for an Assam. I’ve had far too many bitter Assam teas after steeping even a second or two longer than three minutes that steeping this for four minutes – even though it is a white tea – was a bit scary to me.
As it turns out, this is fantastic. Sweet, creamy even! The malty tones that I’d expect from an Assam are there, but together with the creamy notes, it tastes absolutely decadent. No astringency or bitterness. Just sweet, sweet delicious tea.
The more teas from Kenya I am able to try the more I must say I am a flat-out FAN of Kenyan Teas! This one is no exception! This smells slightly bready – which I LOVE. The taste is certainly robust but also a bit sweet – and sour (but in a good way), and it smooths out in the end quite nicely. There is an afterthought of smoke in there, somewhere, too! A neat surprise! A solid black tea!
No notes yet.
At 15 minutes it does get more earthy but also sweet and floral. I think I would prefer it somewhere in the middle, actually. But I do like how different it is with the different lengths…it’s like a completely different tea! Very Versatile!
Malty-Sweet-and-Creamy! This is FAB!
BUT…I didn’t steep long enough…Oops! It say 15 minutes! I will try that. I usually infuse for about 3 minutes for a white and that is what I did here. It’s mellow but tasty as well as malty, sweet, and creamy! 2nd infusion per directions…stay tuned…
This is very interesting and I really like it! It’s beautiful and somewhat juicy like formosa oolong but it’s darker and sturdy like lapsang souchong. This is a nice combo of opposites. Pine, wood, smoky, slightly juicy. What a neat offering!
This isn’t smoked like a Lapsang Souchong but it’s a gentle smoke – like from a distance. It’s nice. The flavor is very good…sweet, oak-like, somewhat near a formosa oolong type oolong. I will agree this is a unique smoked aroma and flavor. I don’t think I have ever had a smoked tea be this memorable. YAY! A great offering!
This is down right amazing!
This is a wonderful Orange Blossom Oolong!
The blossom/floral ratio to the oolong is super and the Orange is incredibly juicy and true!
I LOVE THIS. Pure delight!
Smoky AND Malty! It’s reminiscent of burnt toast…some might think that I like that taste but I do. This is dandy! If you are looking for a smoky tea that isn’t specifically a Lapsang Souchong – try this one! It’s very nice!
This is amazing!
One of the better or best Darjeelings I have tried. It’s fresh, a little malty, a little floral but a sweeter floral and a bit bakey! Great!
This say perfect for the afternoon or evening but it was my THREE cups of the day and it’s awesome! I’m sending the rest to my Sororitea Sister LiberTEAs but the postman might have to pry it from my fingers! It’s delish!
It’s rich and malty and toasty-sweet and a wonderful Keemun. I’m totally loving Grey’s Teas thus far and this might be my favorite one so far!