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A nice way to end to a wonderful evening.
This was just what I needed at the end of the day. It has some nice juicy notes that I’d normally associate with a Phoenix oolong. It is a little light for my taste, but besides that it’s awesome. I wish Red Blossom teas weren’t so expensive…
A friend shared some of this tea with me, and it has since become my favorite. I usually don’t go a day without it.
Good morning Steepster. I am doing okay aside from having a fractured finger which is really annoying and somewhat painful!
Anyway this is a good tea for consolation purposes. ;-) Today it’s a sipdown. I will certainly get more someday, it’s a great Golden Monkey. Today I am really getting such nice malty notes.
SIPDOWN! I’m sad to see this one go as it’s a really nice tea from Red Blossom. Brewed the last of it cold brew, which is where i finally landed with this tea as being my favourite! I’l for sure be checking out more of redbloosom’s teas as i’ve enjoyed the few that i’ve tried quite a bunch.
Nearly through the last of this. Have one other container of this cold steeping in the fridge and then it’s gone. I think that this might be one of my favourite straight teas to brew cold. There’s just something satisfying about this one – a little sugar and/or lemon and i’m golden. :)
Very nice amber color, which looks especially nice in a Bodum glass. This tea is at its tastiest after a few steepings (maybe peaking in the 4th or so), and after letting cool down significantly. Smooth and pleasantly (not overwhelmingly) earthy, with a very pronounced sweetness in the finish that becomes apparent after a couple of steepings.
It’s also difficult to mess this one up with too much or too little steeping time, or not using enough leaves, etc. It’s an “easy” tea to make at work, without watching it / controlling all of the variables too carefully.
been drinking this nearly every day as a cold brew + lemonade. my favorite black tea to cold brew so far.
another several glasses of this tonight with dinner. Soooo good! I really do love this as a cold brew tea…way more than hot brewed, although hot was pretty decent as well :)
I might be in love with this as a cold brew. I have a giant pitcher of this in my fridge at the moment and it’s how i fully intend to drink the rest of this up as i love this as a cold brew. I had three glasses of this tonight with dinner and with a splash of lemonade added to it, it’s super perfect.
Had this tea hot to warm up to. I love the smell, to begin with. The dark color of the tea looked like coffee brewed and there was definitely a texture to the tea. I brewed it a little bit longer than I was supposed to (I got distracted!) but it never got bitter. I’ll reserve this for a treat on foggy mornings.
SIPDOWN! (225) it’s colder today so i’m opting for a bit of chai. I finally remembered to try this one steeped in milk so that makes me super happy. This is for sure a chai that i prefer steeped in water with a bit of milk and honey added after the fact. I think it’s because of the citrus in this chai that becomes slightly muted when steeped in milk. It’s not BAD in milk, it’s just that part of what i love about this chai is the orange/citrus aspect of it! yay for a wonderful time drinking up this tea from red blossom.
Cold brew of this one and I am loving it! With a bit of lemon and sugar this is the perfect basic iced tea.
rainy mornings = chai since that’s the only time it feels cold enough for me to want to drink chai. It’s not a summer drink for me, but at least now i know that heh
Having a cup of this as it’s a milder black that doesn’t demand my attention this morning either. I’ve got a ton of things to finish up before the day really gets going and i’m in back to back meetings so i wanted a few cups of tea to kick off the day that i could just absent mindedly drink. I still enjoy this tea, though as i’ve branched out and tried a number of other teas, i think i like this one a little less now. I haven’t yet had a chance to drink it gongfu style yet though, and i suspect i’d get more out of it by doing so. Overall though, i am happy with this purchase :)
From sil…had this with my brunch this morning with hubby since he prefers straight black teas with milk and sugar, English style. Even used my two English bone china tea cups (thrift store finds).
Anyway, about the tea. The first think I noticed was a light smoky taste. I’m not typically a fan of smoky teas, but this one seems ok, and probably the edge of my smoky tea comfort zone. There was a slight smoky smell to the dry leaf, as well as a sort of thickness. I didn’t find the brew to look thick, but on the tongue, it was a bit thick. Next taste was probably a bit grainy, followed by a hint of floral, though not sure WHICH floral.
All in all I would say this is a nice straight black tea that I got multiple steeps out of. I think though, that I’d like to try out other keemuns and see if I can find one a little less smoky. This one is pretty good though, but I think I like my Teavivre blacks a little more. I might have to do a side by side with those. I have a few places in town I can get this kind of tea from, so I might explore that option too.
Often called “Milk Oolong”, Jing Xuan was developed in 1982. A product of Taiwan’s Tea Research Institute (created by the Japanese during the occupation of WWII), its name means Day Lily (Named in honor of the creators mother)
Appearance: Tightly wound green oolong. Blueish green hue with a moderate amount of stems.
Wet Leaf aroma: fruity, Bread-y, cooked sugar,
4 grams of tea, 5oz water at 195, brewed in a taiwan.
(Rinse with boiling water, 10 seconds). 1st steep: 2 minutes, 2nd steep: 2 minutes , 3rd steep: 2:30
The first steep was very light. The color was an almost neon green. The dominant notes were fruity (peach?) and floral. Not much depth on the first brew.
Second Steep: The slight creaminess this tea is known for showed itself in the second steep. The fruit and cream together makes for a nice mouthfeel/aroma. This brew was a bit “coppery” with a tropical overtone (pineapple/coconut). Still a bit lacking in the depth department. While it was fresh, was expecting a long lasting finish.
Third/Fourth Steep: The creaminess was already on its way out, replaced by a more noticeable floral scent. I got jasmine, orchid and lily with a hint of citrus (mandarin). The color of the liquor at this point was more golden then green. The wet leaves had opened completely and had a slight “meaty” aroma, similar to chicken soup. (interesting!)
Overall, a lighter brewed than I had hoped for, but fresh and clean. Great if you like floral and fresh oolong.
mmmmm sipping on a cup of this today after being out in the downpour. We walked to the grocery store in the rain and after getting back. this is exactly the tea i wanted. It’s not cold outside but it offered that spicey warmth to warm me up from the cool rain and coming in to dry off. I added a bit of milk and sweetner to this and it is delicious! i like the slightly citrus edge that is in this chai without being overpowering. For sure one of top chai teas.
sipdown! (204) I’ve enjoyed this one as i’ve been drinking it. Especially with a dash of maple syrup in it :) Red Blossom is for sure a company that i would be willing to order from again someday!