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I love when a pu’erh is clearly a pu’erh and yet still flavoured. This one is a great example of that. The peach is very much an undertone, so much so that if the tea cools it fades almost entirely, but it works beautifully with the pu’erh’s richness. There’s no fishiness here, just a beautifully flavoured cup of tea that any pu’erh lover would cherish.
This tea is delicious. With honey it’s like a dessert, sweet and spicy!
Another tea from the Green Teahouse that calls itself a black but is almost entirely rooibos. The caramel here is strong, and strangely not fake tasting. It was lovely to be able to get two steeps out of a rooibos as well, so that the second cup got the full effect of the black pearls. The first cup was almost too caramel, but the second was much more balanced and actually had hints of tea to it. I won’t be refilling on this one, but I could see myself enjoying it in a latte.
Finished this one up tonight in an attempt to get rid of all the little bags/tins I have with one or two cups left. This was a lovely tea, but I think I’m going to pass on restocking it for now. Even if I take out the mass amounts of matcha I have, I still have a lot of tea to sip down!
Snagged a sample of this from Tina S. ages ago and finally dug it out of our sample boxes. Definitely more of a green than a pu’erh; in fact, very little ‘tea’ flavour at all, even for a mellow green. None of the usual earthiness of a pu’erh. As for the raspberry, it was more of a generic fruitiness, but almost sickly sweet. Left a feeling in my mouth like I was drinking perfume. Sorry, darling Tina, love you but do not love this tea.
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Brewed this one up last night to sip as I watched tv. Dry it smells so lovely, and you can see actual cherries sitting in the blend in large numbers. Which leaves me wondering how it can become such a delicate flavour after brewing. It is lovely, but almost too light for me, especially once the floral notes start creeping in as the cup cools. Its a nice tea, but I don’t think that its the cherry tea for me.
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It has surprised me for a while now that while I love mints, I often dislike pure mint tea. So when a friend sent me this one I was hesitant and yet hopeful, after a string of disappointments. And thankfully this one didn’t disappoint. It’s lovely and minty without being overpowering and finally I have found a pure mint leaf tea that I can keep for those days my tummy needs one and for blends. :D
Mmmm I liked this even more this time. Curious, I did two steeps tonight. Both steeps were fairly consistent in flavour, something which I attribute to the fact that it is a strong percentage of rooibos brewed in the style of a black. There is little chai spice here, but the caramel is extremely present and pleasant. More and more I think I’ll be restocking this one.
First steep was 2 min, second was 3 min, both at boiling.
Ooops, forgot to log this one! Drank it Sunday morning.
This was a sweet and tasty cuppa, with a strong cherry flavour that I find is lacking from a lot of cherry teas. As it cooled, it brought out more of the tart and perfumey floral tastes, so I finished it off quickly. Don’t think I’ll reach for it again, but I enjoyed this cup.
Backlog!! from this weekend’s tea party. What fun!
This was an interesting blend. A little too heavy and floral for a white, but still refreshing (even though it was hot)
The white was present, but I would have liked to see more of it. Still, as a cider tea, I can see why the other flavours would need to be stronger. Also, it did wonders to make me feel better!
This’d be interesting cold steeped.
What a lovely mellow fruit tea. The cherries are nicely balanced and true to the taste of the fruit, rather than an artificial flavouring. I drank it without any sweetener and it was naturally sweet without being too much so. I think it would be absolutely delightful iced. For those of you who wanted more from David Tea’s Cherry Potion, I recommend trying this one.
A lovely tea, and an excellent caffeinated version of a watermelon flavour. On its own I certainly would love this, and I can see it being an amazing iced tea. I got two steeps out of this one. The first steep was lovely, and full of flavour, with the watermelon being the dominate but undernotes of the tea. Second steep was much lighter, but still enjoyable. There was little tea flavour, but still much fruit. I didn’t try a third.
The way I drank this was a contrast and compare to my previously reviewed Luscious Watermelon from Davids. As a single tea, I prefer the one from David’s. The flavour is slightly more watermelon and has more of a body to it. However since it is an herbal, it doesn’t rebrew nearly as well as this one. Those who like more of a tea flavour would definitely prefer this one, as well.
Note, first steep at 2 minutes, second steep at 3.
All of these lovely teas I got from The Green Tea House are from a friend who lives in the local area of the store. She offered to grab me some I was interested in when she sent me a couple of her favourites, so of course I excitedly chose some. Because I’ve had mostly bad experiences with pu’erh, I thought this was a great time to try one from a place that I wouldn’t normally have access to, and that seemed to have good ingredients.
As a pu’erh, this is probably a decent starter tea to try it. I say that because I didn’t notice until after I brewed it, but it’s half green leaves. Because of this I didn’t notice much of any of the usual pu’erh characteristics, good or bad. There was a bit more earthiness and body to the tea than there would have been if it was purely green, but I definitely felt like this fits more into a green family.
Tastewise there are raspberry notes, most definitely, however they seem fairly generic, even once the cup is cold and drank as an iced. Overall it isn’t a bad tea, but there was nothing about it to make it stand out for me, either.
This tea is definitely a winner. The smell after brewing is solidly caramel. And not that cheap fake stuff either. This smells like that english toffee that you bite into and it drips all over your chin in the best and messiest way ever. (Sssh, Aisling, I already know what you’re going to say so nyah :P )
First sips definitely had a nice caramel flavour, with some backhint of chai like spices. The tea was a little light on flavour for me, so I added some sugar to see what that’d do to the tea. And wow, there was the flavour that I’d been looking for. Caramel and spice notes and just a slight underhint of apple and damn is this tea a winner. Maybe a little out of season since it feels like the middle of summer outside right now despite it being March, but mmmm I do love it!
Edited to add: They call this a black but it really is a rooibos with black added. There is no way I’d call this a black tea.
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