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I oversteeped this by just a hint this time, but it doesn’t suffer for it at all. The base is more robust but it doesn’t quite make it to bitter. The fruit and florals are both present but the jasmine is a little deeper and fruitier this time around. The middle of the sip is astringent but not too much, and it all makes for a nice, complex cup.
Got this in a 5 pack with other flavored white teas a while back. All of them were pretty good, but this was one of my favorites from the set. I would re-stock but the Golden Moon coconut oolong fills the coconut flavored tea space in my cupboard. It is a lighter bodied oolong and similar enough to the white that I don’t feel I need both. This is very good though, and if you like coconut a lot you should probably try it! :)
Oh man oh man oh man. I am so glad to be home. With my cold and everything (luckily – or not so much so with my asthma – it seems to be a chest cold, so I can still taste things).
I love my mom’s dogs, but I don’t know if I could ever do three of them in my future. Between the one that sometime eats so fast she throws up, and the one that hurt herself in the snow and the one that has an insanely sensitive stomach and as a result taught me how to steam vac a carpet. Yeah, I don’t think I could do it.
Tea related, though. I’d thought I’d reviewed this before. I know I’ve drank it, as I’m nearing the bottom of the tin. But whatever.
The stars of white tea add some fun visual interest in my steeper, though really they add little to nothing flavor-wise. The real star is the creamy, and slightly sweet vanilla flavor. It tames the slight bitterness of the Assam, and overall makes a rich cup with a thick mouthfeel.
I’m not blown away by this as a vanilla tea, and I’m not sure if I’d reorder , but it’s far from the worst I’ve had.
I got a 1 oz tin of this one totally free by sharing a link on facebook… how amazing is that!?
Best thing is, it’s great, I really enjoy it. I had it hot once and I remember I had liked it, but this morning I’m having it cold and it’s very, very interesting. It’s fruity and light and has a nice white tea base. I might not buy more once my free supply is gone, but I will have some nice moments while it lasts !
I didn’t realize there was rooibos in this, but I guess that explains the ever so slight woodsy taste this one had. Anyway, overall this was a nice caramel green, which I something I don’t have in my stash in regular stock because I’m not really a green tea person. I could maybe be persuaded to keep this one though, in a smaller quantity like an ounce.
It was sweet though and, like I said, a little woody. The green tea was pretty masked; maybe that’s why I liked it so much. So yeah, really decent.
This is very good. I don’t know if I’m crazy though but what I can mostly taste is rose, not pomegranate or even fruit. It reminds me a lot of a rose green tea I have, actually it’s not that much different although maybe a bit more sweetness from the fruit. Anyway, I like it and I can’t wait to try it iced as I’m sure it’s even better.
Apparently I can’t type right now – my fingers are all fumbly. Anyway, this one comes from Boychik, and I took advantage of the easy sipdown this afternoon (it feels like morning, EG is morning tea). I even got another “sipdown” in from adding tea to a bunch of stuff eventually going out to VariaTEA (she’s gonna get the last of my Demain). Pressure’s on to sip down some stuff before more things arrive – I don’t exactly feel excited about maybe getting over 200 again.
Dry, this some lightly of Bergamot and strongly of vanilla. Mmm! That could certainly be a winning combination for me!
Now that it’s steeped up, it’s a little more 50/50 between the two but it really is very delicious and well balanced; a great EG Creme. I seem to be drinking lots of EG lately, I guess due to having received a fair bit of it this week (last week?) and I’m a little tired of it at the moment – so I think it may be a little while after this cup before I have some more, though.
Still, very nice.
A very summer-y kind of tea. A tea that I’d imagine drinking in the summer to cool off and refresh! It reminds me of summertime in California, when strawberries are in season.
You can read about that here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/15/white-guava-tea-from-the-persimmon-tree/
Sweet and fruity with a true-to-fruit sort of flavor. Subtle white peony notes, sweet, slightly earthy. A nicely balanced tea.
Morning cold brew in my beautiful mason jar (I haven’t said it recently, so thank you again Keychange) using the sample from the very generous and kind Boychik. I had most of this in the morning before leaving, but the remainder came in my second timolino with to the mall.
All in all, this was just sort of a generic fruity green although it did have a touch of a bitter edge to it which was unwelcome. I don’t think I’d exactly pinpoint pomegranate as the flavour though; maybe more like raspberry? All in all, ok and an easy sipdown but not really for me.
Cold brew time was five hours.
I know nothing about matcha but I do know I have a serious Starbucks Green Tea Frappuccino addiction. In the never ending quest to duplicate same in a slightly healthier home version I tried this one today. 8 oz cold 2% milk, 8 oz shaved ice, 2 packets of Splenda, & 1/2 tsp of matcha.
While it does not taste like Starbucks it is really good. It made a rich creamy froth. The sweetness was to my liking and a lot less sweet than Starbucks. I pretty much drank it straight down.
The taste difference of the matcha is Starbucks seems brighter and greener (and actually is greener in appearance). This is halfway in taste between Starbucks and Teavivre’s powdered green tea (not matcha). Saying that, this one I liked immediately. The Teavivre version I am still trying to work out proportions. I also see nothing on The Persimmon Tree’s website to suggest this is not actual Japanese matcha.
Leaves: mixture of various leaves + coconut
Aroma: coconut & caramel
Color: golden yellow
Taste: I decided after eating my bowl of ramen i wanted to drink so tea & this was my go to, since i haven’t tried it yet. As i opened the package i notice a coconut & caramel aroma. This time around i wanted to try something different (i wanted a bit more tea than the usual 8oz) so i use 16oz of water & allowed my tea to steep. The tea was a golden yellow that i noticed to be a bit more flavored than the other two teas I’ve previously tried. Although I’m not a huge fan of coconut in general this tea wasn’t so bad.
Steeped this longer than I intended today. Not sure how long – maybe 8 minutes. Tasted completely different than a shorter steep but still very good. It did not become bitter. Instead this became more green tea like. I know it is very lightly oxidized but it had more oolong characteristics when steep 3 minutes. A light refreshing tea.
First Sip Thought: “Ahhh…awakening my senses!”
Smell: A bright, and quite peppery scent at first. As it steeped, I felt the scent becoming much soother.
Taste: Keep in mind, I have not tried other lotus teas before this one. Thus, my thoughts will be very different from anyone who has because I won’t be comparing. I dove into this tea with no thoughts in my mind so I was surprised a lot with the flavours that were appearing in my mouth. As my first sip thought state, it was definitely very strong but not in a bad way. The first sip took my mind away to a flower bed where I started trimming bushes and planting flowers of all sorts. Very floral, but very welcoming. However, the taste started to get softer with each sips and I started getting hints of maybe a vanilla grassy taste that lingered until I saw the bottom of my teacup. This may be a tea I would have an interesting relationship with. I’ve read other reviews that it was much more enjoyable cold, so I will try that next time. I will also be infusing this for a second time to get a softer, yet creamy taste from it.
First Sip Thought: “Hello Spring”
Smell: Inhale the aroma and you will be in heaven. I find the smell to be light but the marigold petals are definitely made evident.
Taste: A best seller indeed. I’ve slowly become a frequent oolong drinker and this one can easily be on my list of favourites. Like the scent, the taste is subtle with a hint of sweetness. I was very impressed that it was not bitter at all. I was a bit confused why it was called “cream” until I took a sip and noticed a lingering taste of natural vanilla. The vanilla flavour is a nice touch and compliments the citrus well. The lemon myrtle and marigold petals instantly make me think of spring time (which could come sooner rather than later!) Overall, this tea is quite delicious and I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a flavourful, yet smooth flavoured oolong tea.
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I’m not totally sure yet, I will have to give it another try.
The dry smell reminded me of David’s Coco Chai Rooibos, which I enjoy very much, so I couldn’t help but compare the taste. I like David’s Coco Chai Rooibos way better, but this is still quite nice I think. I don’t taste the chai part enough though, it’s mostly lemongrass and light coconut. As I said, I’m not totally sure. I’ll have more of an opinion when I try it again I guess.
This is very interesting. I had heard The Persimmon Tree was very good with their coconut flavouring, and now I get why. It doesn’t taste like overly sweet coconut that you find in many desserts. It tastes just like real, fresh coconut water.
That being said, I do like the overly sweet coconut taste from desserts. But this is unique and I really like it. Very smooth, very light, and you can still taste the white tea base which is awesome. Yes, very interesting indeed !
Leaves: ginger, ginseng, chamomile mixture of other ingredients
Aroma: Chamomile & Citrus
Color: Dark Yellow
Taste: This tea at first I found it bland, but with a few more sips the flavor began to come through. I noticed more of the Chamomile & hint of Citrus favor more so than the ginger & ginseng despite that being the name of the tea.
I drank no tea yesterday. Truth be told until suppertime the only fluid I drank was a glass of milk first thing in the morning. I got busy and just lost track of time. I was hoping to make up lost time today but haven’t done well so far. I am following so many people there is no way I can catch up with tasting notes. I barely checked in on Steepster yesterday now I have way to many unread notes. I have got a few cups of this one in me though.
First the bad news. I cannot make the honeysuckle connection. It grows wild in the fence rows all around here. In the summertime the air is amazing in the early morning air. Slow car rides with the windows down are highly recommended.
Now the good. This is a very mellow gentle puerh. The dry leaf scent is like a fruity black tea with hints of mint. The sip is very smooth with a sweet forest floor woodsy floral aroma. My first cup was at 30 s and it was light with notes of mint. The second I went 5 minutes per The Persimmon Tree suggestion. It was a little stronger and spicier but really pretty similar to the first. I actually preferred the first. I think next time I’ll start at 2 minutes and adjust from there. This is a really nice first unflavored puerh with enough depth to grow with you for quite a while.
Another one from Jennkay! This is really nice. The passion fruit is the star of this one (yay!), with the jasmine lending a soft, sugary note to the overall flavor. This is a very fluffy jasmine and not overpowering or perfumy at all. This also brews up well at high temperature; I had no idea there was green tea in this until I looked at the page, and yet after brewing it like a black there’s no bitterness or burned flavors at all. I would definitely restock this.
Thanks for sending me this Moraiwe! I really like this one! I’m a big fan of white teas, and butterscotch isn’t something I would have normally picked out for myself, but I’m really enjoying this. I have been debating on ordering from the Persimmon Tree for a while now, so this experience might persuade me to do so :)