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I don’t know what it is about EGC’s but I love them. When I first started trying various Earl Greys I thought I would prefer one over the other. I don’t, I just like them at different times.
If this tasted as good as the dry leaf it would be my favorite EGC, it smelled like marshmallows. It still taste good hot but better as it cools.
My favorite way to make this is cold brew and it is great. Cream vanilla and bergamot, cold and refreshing. I would get this sometime when I’m running low on EGC.
I have ben wanting to try this tea for a long time, only because I thought it looked really interesting. Dexter3657 must have intuited this, since I was sent this in a generous box.
I didn’t look at the site or previous written notes on this one, so I didn’t know what to expect. The liquor brewed to a deep gold colour, and the aroma reminded me a little bit of a barn….straw/hay aroma. Oh oh. I tentatively took a sip, and was surprised at the mildness of this tea. It was sweet and a little hay-like in flavour, but I didn’t find that off-putting. It was really good, actually.
I just finished a second cup of this, and it was sweeter than the last. Some fruit notes came through, and it was quite nectar-like with the mouth-feel and sweetness.
This was a tasty surprise. Thank you Dexter!
Thank you Nicole for sharing this yunnan with me.
Unfortunately this one is clearly not for me : too strong for my taste, almost like a coffee.
It has also smocky notes but not the ones I appreciate.
And even if I didn’t oversteep it at all (less than 4 min) I get a certain bitterness at the end of the sip.
It’s just not my kind but it would be a perfect morning companion for whoever likes strong & very malty teas.
This smells strange when it’s brewing—like seawater, is the closest thing I can call it. Since this didn’t do so well last time I went with a lower temperature this time. I was hoping for a stronger cardamom taste but it’s more like a mineral oolong mixed with a black tea. Another one that’s not for me, it seems.
This is what I get for making an order without checking my notes. I forgot that I was going to reorder the Golden, not the Royal. Again, though, not that the Royal is bad. Not at all. And now that my experience with Yunnans has widened perhaps I should do another side by side with them.
For now, I will say that I prefer what results when I use my tap water rather than the filtered water at work. I had a cup at work today and then one at home and they were very different. Too much smoke in the foreground with filtered water for me to really enjoy it. At home, the tap water must have something in it that damps that down or sublimates it in some way because it’s just a nice, pleasant cup of malty, dusty Yunnan. Nothing special but nothing bad either. And the second steep is still good as well, so that’s a plus for this one.
Thank you Dexter3657! I needed something low caffeine after all that matcha. Hojicha is a good option if you’re not feeling like white/green/red tea but definitely low caffeine. I went with Zen’s instructions for hojicha (since no one really gives instructions for hojicha). Two teaspoons, 203 degrees for one minute (well.. I went for two minutes). Always love a nice cup of hojicha! Roasty, toasty, a little bit sweet. I’m surprised there isn’t more flavor here though, especially with two teaspoons. The second steep I went with just boiled water and the flavor is the same. I’ll enjoy the few teaspoons remaining in my meager hojicha collection, but there are better hojicha teas out there.
I’m amazed at how subtle this sheng is. I have never come across a sheng that I felt I could drink all day that was this young. Not very flavorful, but, still enjoyable. I’m definitely considering adding it to my pantry.
Even my trio of villains fought over this one:
I am revising my score down after brewing again. The cinnamon is really overwhelming. About twice as much as I’d like. So strong that I can hardly taste anything else. On the up side, this tea feels filling and suppresses my appetite. I read afterward that cinnamon can do that.
Shockingly sweet and smooth, and even though it’s 10pm and I’d really like to get some sleep tonight, I want to finish this cup. It’s just so tasty! I do love cardamom mind you, so I’d recommend a love of it prior to trying this tea out.
Huge thanks to Dexter3657 for sharing this with me! 1.5 tsp in 12 oz.
Revising my score on this one down on second drinking. Maybe my tastes are evolving, but now the orange tastes pretty strong. Would not buy again – and unfortunately (being a new tea drinker), I bought a pound. If anyone would like to trade some, let me know. If you like rooibos and you like fruity teas, you’ll probably like this. I’m realizing fruity teas are not my favorite in most cases.
Flavors: Fruit Tree Flowers, Orange Zest, Vanilla
Brewed this for the first time today and really liked it. It’s great with a bit of milk. Full bodied but balanced, slightly malty and very slightly acidic. Does not feel heavy in the stomach. Very drinkable.
Flavors: Malt, Plants, Tannin
Unfortunately, this one was a miss for me. I’ve been discovering recently that I just do not like mint in tea unless it’s straight mint that I am drinking because I am sick. This tea totally confirmed that.
I steeped it according to the instructions on the package, somewhat curious for a black/green tea blend, 160 F for 2 minutes. It tasted like… excuse me saying this, Bigelow’s Mint black tea. There’s mediocre mint and mint and mint… and then some really weak black tea base. I don’t find any bergamot in it whatsoever. Or green tea either.
I would still be interested in ordering from New Mexico Tea Co. some day, it’s just that I would definitely not buy this one.
Sipdown #55 (I think).
This is another one from Sil. I have a lot of teas from Sil, way more than I’ll ever get through on this sipdown extravaganza, cuz some of them are in quantities that will take awhile to polish off. Of course, she has tons of tea from me too, HAHAHA!
I’ve decided I like Cardamom in my black tea. I wouldn’t want to have it in there all the time, but I do have Cardamom in my spice drawer, & I’m thinking that although I’d probably never buy a Cardamom black tea, I’d certainly add some to my cup. I wonder how it would be in a smokey tea, maybe with some maple syrup added…
First cup of the morning because I had to go to the doctor earlier. I oversteeped just a little but I don’t think it’s too bad so I’ll go ahead and comment on it.
This one isn’t quite as aromatic as other cardamom teas I’ve had, and it has a little more of a savoriness to it. It’s not bad, but there’s sort of a powdery mouthfeel I’m not enjoying. I’ll wait to rate it until I’m sure I have a better-steeped cup, but so far it’s pretty average.
I wasn’t expecting much from this tea, as I got it on a whim to be a change of pace from my usual green tea purchases. It was surprisingly rich, and yet, earthy. You can really taste the cloves, with only the slightest undertone of licorice from the anise. An all around good tea.
Flavors: Anise, Cloves, Earth