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I have continued to purchase this tea for over 5 years. It’s one of the best lapsang souchongs I have ever tasted. I’ve shared it with everyone from family and friends to office mates. It has a deep smoky, bacon aroma and a dark red liquor. The taste is a compliment to its aroma and has a slightly astringent mouth feel. Highly recommended.
I ordered a fig formosa tea with brunch at the inimitable Sonsie in Downtown Boston. They are now out of stock, and since Tealuxe, a fellow local business, is also out of stock of this rare tea, I imagine that they are where Sonsie found it. I instantly wanted to order some myself, it is uniquely delicious! Rich and lightly caffeinated, it would make a lovely afternoon tea.
Very little taste. It makes the water green and using a tea ball in my mug (at work) and hot water of indeterminate temperature from the spring water dispenser, I was expecting more than just bitterness and a little mouth feel. Perhaps it would be better in a pot with more experimentation.
this tea is a delight. it’s mild, and slightly reminiscent of unsweetened marzipan (which would make sense, given it is almond flavored). It’s not a showstopper in any grandiose way, but it is always pleasant to have in your cabinet. The almond flavor compliments the rooibos more than the other flavored rooibos’ I’ve tried from tealuxe, I believe. all in all, a sturdy and worthwhile addition to your cabinet
Flavors: Almond, Marzipan, Vanilla
this tea is by far my favorite tea. of all the teas I’ve ever drank. It’s the one that most friends request the name of after trying, and works deliciously as a hot or cold tea. the scent is divine, and the coconut flavor is not that overbearing artificial sort of coconut flavor I’ve tasted in teas of a lower caliber. 10/10 cats would recommend.
Flavors: Coconut, Wood
I tried this and Tealuxe’s Unity blend back to back. The Unity blend had a focus on lemon and mint, but this is all ginger! I love ginger, so this is an obvious blend for me to brew. The licorice root is just a hint of sweetness at the back of each sip. While there is spearmint and rose hips listed as ingredients, they get lost under the hot ginger. Tealuxe recommends trying this iced as well, so I will have to experiment.
Flavors: Citrus, Ginger, Licorice
I bought this in store at Tealuxe, first time I’ve been to their shop; it was packed! Anyway, I got to try this tea at home later. This has a lot of my favorite herbal ingredients: lemongrass, mint, ginger, it even includes licorice root and black pepper in the ingredients list. The savory spiciness of the blend is more pronounced in the dry leaf and it mellows out into more of a medicinal lemon brew with hints of ginger and cooling mint. I’m a total sucker for overly strong herbals so I will probably steep this a while longer next time. This is definitely a great decaf brew for colder months or when my body needs some soothing.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon, Mint, Pepper
Definitely my all time favorite “cozy” tea as well as cream earl grey tea. The flavor is smooth and creamy (I pick up a lot of vanilla overtones). I like to drink it with some milk and sugar. I’m not a huge Earl Grey fan so I was pleasantly surprised to find out how much I enjoyed it. I will be very sad when my tin runs out as Tealuxe does not have a great refill discount.
Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Vanilla
Not the most complex TGY, but I still get it every trip I take to Boston. Lightly toasted to bring out a nutty profile on top of its characteristic florals. Starts as a thick, flowery caramel liquor with a mildly astringent flavor that builds in the mouth and throat. Subsequent steepings reveal high floral notes, eventually settling into toasty astringincey. Brewed gong fu style (3tsp in a 200ml pot), lasts through 5+ steepings (not including the rinse).
Flavors: Caramel, Floral, Nutty
There must have been a lot of this in the Overboard TTB. It seems there a bunch of notes so everybody must be sampling it. :D
I’ve heard that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different out come. Well, call me insane be cause I keep trying formosa oolongs and I keep getting the same result. Why do I keep trying them? Well, I thought that with fig added it would be better but I couldn’t taste the fig. :( The tea isn’t bad it just isn’t for me.
The taste is just a bit too floral and perfume-y.
And again… Where’s the fig!
I find this tea tasty. What I don’t find is much fig flavor to it. I added sugar to this tea. I did try it without but decided it needed sugar to bring out the sweetness. It is definitely better with a little sugar. I just wish the fig flavor was stronger. It is still good, just not spectacular. It is the first tea I have tried from Tealux so I don’t know how it compares.
I brewed this once in an 18oz teapot with 3 tsp leaf and 190 degree water for 3 min.
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.
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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.
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
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.