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I liked this tea but I’m having a tough time quantifying how much. I would have preferred more pineapple, for sure. I thought this would be like “three friends” but with pineapple instead of chocolate. Having said that, I prefer it to the “pineapple upside down cake” from della terra.
It smells delicious once steeped and certainly more so once it’s cooled off. I have just 1 oz so maybe I can make up my mind about it in later cups. I’m looking for more Tealux faves so I can make regular orders. There’s only so much “dragon lychee pearls” one can buy.
Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!
This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.
Cup of the morning.
Lychee is one of my favourite fruits – we used to get them fresh when I was a kid and they were such an awesome treat. I keep wanting to find that same juicy, sweet, fresh flavour in lychee teas. Yet, while just about every lychee tea tastes distinctly lychee, there’s usually something lacking, as there is with this tea. Something about lychee and the black bases it gets combined with almost always lacks the juiciness, and has a pronounced harshness that makes me think of cheap black tea. This harshness lingers into the finish in a way that’s a hint vegetal and artificial.
I’m not getting any peach from this either, so it tastes like a pretty average lychee black. Ah well.
Flavors: Artificial, Lychee, Vegetal
I’m not sure I’ve ever had a tea from Rwanda, so when I saw this in the tea box I knew I had to try it. Just one of the reasons I love ttbs!
The tea has a medium body and is fairly biscuity. There’s a sweet note at the end of the sip. It could be fruit, but I’m really just getting sweet. There’s also another note… at first I wanted to say wet granite, but after reading the description of the tea I’m going to say volcanic rock… so pumice? There is a wee bit of astringency, but it works well here.
This was nice! I can’t say I feel the need to buy some, but it’s an interesting tea and one I’d have again if I were offered a cup.
I’m just starting to get into Darjeelings – it’s more of a curiosity at this point, than having a palate for them yet. So this is one of my first, since I started learning a bit more about them.
Brewed 2tsp in 8oz of 85C water for 1 minute.
The last time I drank a Darjeeling from Margaret’s Hope I wasn’t too impressed. This, I’m liking a fair bit. Interesting combination of sweet grapes and char. Lightly astringent with a bit of a vegetal tang on the finish. Medium body. Very distinctive.
A second steep for 1:30. More grape, less char. Very nice.
Flavors: Astringent, Char, Grapes, Tangy, Vegetal
Mmm deliciously malty, with raisin and stonefruit notes. Very smooth.
I often forget how delicious Assams can be. Like Darjeelings, I think I started off my tea journey with a lot of Assams that were poor quality and not steeped properly, and so I don’t mentally associate Assams with delicious, high quality tea.
I definitely should do more tastings of Assams, and I certainly have plenty to choose from.
Flavors: Malt, Raisins, Smooth, Stonefruits
I made my sweetie a cup of peppermint tea last night and even though I washed the brw basket with soap and rinsed it multiple times, it still managed to totally taint this cup with peppermint.
Not what I was looking for but actually, pretty tasty. The mint works well with the malt and sweet potato notes of this.
Not rating for now, but I think this is quite a lovely tea.
Flavors: Malt, Sweet Potatoes
Overboard Traveling tea box
After having Assam “Black Beauty” #8, this just doesn’t even compare, even though it’s a different type of tea. It smells sweet and almost fruity in the bag, but unlike the Black Beauty, nothing translates to the actual tea. I added sweetener just because otherwise it just wasn’t special enough? I mean, why drink something ho-hum when you can have sweet potato in a mug?
It has been a long, long day of driving to the US and back and visiting family. It’s been a low tea day too, and even though it’s only 8pm I’m having a hard time staying awake. Sifting through my secret santa box, the smell of this was so incredible, it had to be my first try.
The jasmine and juicy passion fruit fragrances are strong and complement each other beautifully. Every time a tea smells this good, I have to brace myself to be let down by the flavour.
Steeped for 3min at 94C, the liquor is deep brown and smells just as delicious.
And huzzah! It also tastes amazing. The base mostly tastes like a basic black, with maybe a slight hint of vegetal on the finish suggesting the green. A touch astringent. The jasmine and passion fruit are balanced and distinct. The jasmine and a fruity sweetness that’s almost peachy leads the sip, and then toward the end and into the finish there’s that juicy passion fruit flavour. It leaves the impression of tartness while only being a tiny bit tart.
This is goooooood. So goood! Thank you so much teamaniac!
Flavors: Jasmine, Passion Fruits, Peach, Sweet, Vegetal
Do not like!
It isn’t bad. But something in there just puts me off. Something sweet and medicinal smelling, and a bit bitter – in contrast with the sweetness of the fruit I think the contrast is what throws me off.
Ah well. I gave the rest of my cup to Dad. Hopefully someone else will want the rest…
Overboard Traveling tea box
So this one is a bit odd. Without sweetener, it barely tastes like anything; maybe a little oolong, but it’s minimal. With sweetener, it tastes like sweetener, but there’s no specific fruit that I can detect, definitely not fig. And of course, it doesn’t have the buttery appeal of greener oolongs either so I’m quite meh with this one. Back in the box it goes.
Overboard Traveling tea box
Woah. Who would have thought I would like a plain black tea? Not I. This seriously smells like sweet potatoes and it tastes a little sweet even without added sweetener. Thank you The Cookie Lady for adding this to the box; otherwise, I wouldn’t have had a chance of trying this. Yum. Keeping the remaining sample.
Well, I’ve already gotten 2 steeps out of the leaves and I’m pretty sure I could get a 3rd; but I want to try some more teas before I’ve maxed out on my caffeine limit for the day. Tasty.
Light and flavoursome. All the ingredients are organic and it certainly tastes that way (or so I imagine). Very refreshing for the summertime here in Sydney.
Not too floral perfumey; the jasmine takes more of a background role with a decent green base that melds nicely together. The blueberry isn’t tart or cloying at all either. It’s more like a lightly sweet, very fresh hint of blueberry that keeps you coming back for another sip.
One of my favourites from the massive Tealux haul earlier this year.
Um….what? Excuse me, but….when you put “fig” in the name of the tea, I fully expect to taste figginess….and then, when I don’t, I get grumpy.
Let me clarify—this tea is not a BAD tea. But, well, it is very distinctly NOT fig. In fact, it both smells and tastes like liquid sweetarts to me. It has this weird, fake, tart, sweet thing going on. Not at all what I wanted.
However, this could be good to drink sometimes. Just not when you want fig or a mellow oolong.
Flavors: Sweet, Tart
I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a Darjeeling before, so yay for new experiences. This doesn’t really impress me, though. It’s not bitter at all, but it tastes rather rather like a vegetal. I’m not really a green tea person, when I drink it I almost always add lemon and maybe some sugar. This is not really my thing.
This smells and tastes very floral, not fruity at all. I’m puzzled about why someone would associate it with figs. I actually associate these scents with soap. It doesn’t taste soapy or anything, but my mind doesn’t really associate the flavor with food, which is kind of throwing me off. The mouthfeel is interesting, it makes my tongue a bit tingly, like mint or celery, or black pepper. I wonder where that comes from? Overall, an interesting tea, but probably not one I’ll keep.
… Where’s the pumpkin? Lies! This s the first of the teas I received from the generous Ubacat! Looking at the ingredients, I wouldn:the be able to guess that they were aiming for a pumpkin tea at all. With that out of the way, the primary flavor here is by far melon. Makes sense since it’s one of the top ingredients. I don’t really get any creaminess when it’s hot, but I can detect a hint of it as it cools. It is slightly artificial, and reminds me a lot of those melon candies the I used to get when I was younger. Maybe a bit of other fruit and the rooibos in the background. I actually am enjoying this tea, and had it been marketed as a melon tea, my rating probably would have been higher. It’s tasty, I might just have to re label it.
My first roasted oolong! This is so cool. So it has a roasty flavour in the bag, and the leaves are all compressed into these deceptively small little nuggets (honestly, one of my favourite things about oolongs is watching the leaves expaaaand). :) As it’s steeping, the roasty scent gets much stronger, but there’s also something sweet there. Like some sort of pastry with toasted coconut on it? The liquor is gorgeous and dark, reddish I think (it’s not a white mug, so, colours are deceptive). The flavour is complex but mellow, slightly sweet and very toasty. I like this.
Edited to add: I think I resteeped this about 5 times? Impressive.
Flavors: Grain, Pastries, Roasted
Thank you so much to The Cookie Lady for sending this sample in her generous swap package! I’m afraid I may have under-steeped this one, as the color was rather light and the flavor somewhat mild. I will try a longer steep time with the remainder of my sample. I taste the raisin notes as well as a nice mingling of cinnamon, nutmeg, and vanilla. I wish there was a little bit more of a buttery cookie flavor here, but it’s still a delicious dessert tea!
Flavors: Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Raisins, Vanilla