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Tea #6 of iceday sipdown
I think I got this one from Jackie
This tea is weird. I get the chocolate scent in the dry notes, but once its steeped it tastes floral like. Definetly no chocolate & no cream.
Figured I’d try this one even though i wasn’t expecting much with the coconut in it. The initial sips are quite nice but then it turns into a mildly bitter cup with a strange after taste. It might be worth checking out if you enjoy coconut but overall, no thanks from me! Thanks to Nicole for letting me try this!
Hey I made a GungFu in Gravity Gaiwan. the first infusion being 3 minutes at 85C. Therein the tastes are remarkable and only slight hibiscus oil present, a plus. The pomegranate starts out mild and then goes away almost completely. The second press through the GGW yields a golden color liquor where the tea is very much like a gunpowder I might have ordered at dim sum. Fabulous and intensely tart.
I actually started my day with this one…Oops! Almost forgot to log! Eeeek!
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The scent of the tea was very promising, dark and nutty. After pouring and steep the coconut flavor was nice against the black tea. I may have let it steep too long as when it began to cool the coconut flavor was overwhelmed by the black tea taste.
Thanks to Momo! I received this in out Christmas swap. The smell of the dry leaves is just lovely. It kind of reminds me of Green Goddess from Tea Grotto with the hints of fruit. The flavor is just as lovely. The peach is very light but it works well with the sencha and jasmine. It’s very light and crisp with soft fruity, sweet notes. Thanks again Amanda!
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I’m weeding out my tea right now and trying to drink my way through my samples and choose the favorites that I want to keep as a staple tea. I decided to go for a sample Nicole sent me. I made a pot of this tea and wanted to like it. How could a black tea with coconut go wrong? There was something off with the flavor and I couldn’t stomach it.
I don’t taste any maple…just a really really slight hint of some sort of nutty flavor. It’s good if you just think of it as a plain black tea, but I wouldn’t run out and pick this up if you love dessert teas and fun flavors. Honestly, you pay $3 for 2oz of tea, so you get what you pay for. It’s a little almondy, which is pleasant.
I was expecting way more from this tea. I was drinking my new Della Terra teas last night and this is such a fun flavor that I thought I’d be on cloud nine. It does not taste like cookies and cream, period. Upon first sip, my thought was “this tastes like rum”. I suppose that isn’t negative for everyone, but I was hoping more for cookies. It does have a chocolatey smell once brewed, like melted chocolate chips and some flowery notes.
I brewed it for 3 mintues and it’s a bit bitter for me. All of this said, I’m probably still going to drink this during the work day today because the more I think of it as a slightly random flavored black tea, the more I’m ok with it. If you’re expecting it to taste as good as Della Terra’s flavored teas…lower your expectations.
My taste buds needed a break from the morning norm. This looked like fun, and made me smile because I remember my son pronouncing it “pimento-grates” when he was learning to read.
This is a sweet fruit tea, heavy on the vanilla. Not a bit of tartness or bitterness, and I was sloppy measuring and timing this first cup. Nicole, I couldn’t taste the lemur either :) It is a very close match for the Culinary Teas Monk’s Blend I have bought by the pound in the past. Highly recommended for those of us that want our fruit tea sweet and gentle, not sour and acidic.
Pimento-grateful to try this one!
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I took this one out of Traveling Tea Box A. It smelled so much like fresh blueberries, and I like green tea, so I thought it would be perfect for me! I’m not edumacated enough to know what makes it a gunpowder, but it is. Anyway, it’s blueberry-y enough, I guess. There’s a slightly bitter/astringent thing going on, though. It’s not as good as the organic blueberry jam tea from DavidsTea. Nothing I would go crazy over, but decent.
Liking this one more and more as I continue to play with it.
With half-and-half and a drop of maple syrup this morning. Breakfast!
Another one I get to try from momo! thanks again! Peach & jasmine sounds like the perfect combination! And sencha is my favorite type of green tea! The steep color is a pretty light green. I may have steeped this one too long, but I like it anyway. Definitely a peach presence… not so much with the jasmine, even though I saw two flowers go into the infuser. The sencha has a vegetal taste… tastes just like green beans (which I love.. I eat them raw way more than I eat potato chips!)
Enjoying this one. It’s my favorite sort of fruit tea: sweet-fruity instead of tart-fruity. Enough of a bass line in the black tea to boomp you out the door.
I currently have no unadulterated maple syrup under my roof, but when I get some, I’m thinking this would make a wonderful “pancake breakfast.”
Honestly, I haven’t had a good experience with a blueberry green tea, but I’m not giving up!
This version came my way in the Traveling Tea Box (A). I’m not as experienced with greens, but this was even more different than my past encounters. The leaves aren’t as green as I’m used to seeing and they’re rolled into oddly shaped balls. I am always a sucker for Cornflower petals in tea – it always looks so pretty!
Upon opening the baggie I can smell the blueberry. I brewed this in the fridge for about 18 hours.
I noticed some bitterness after straining the leaves; not something I was expecting. I probably shouldn’t have, but I added a little simple syrup to mute that. There’s a slight smokiness that I’m detecting now that I’ve killed the bitterness. The blueberry is nice in this.
I’m leaving this in the box for others to try. The quest for the right blueberry green tea continues…
Thank you momo for this sample! It smells good but I learned from Adagio that I just don’t like ceylon types. I like the story behind this tea with the monks and all but I couldn’t finish my cup. My taste buds just don’t agree with it. My boyfriend on the other hand liked it and said it was smooth, citrusy, and light.
I’ll second Nicole’s comment that this smells amazing. And it’s quite pretty—I love cornflower petals in my tea.
Lots of sweet blueberry flavor, not getting a lot of black tea base, but I was extra cautious on steep time since this was my trial run. I think this will be a good candidate for a let-it-sit-while-you-put-your-morning-makeup-on breakfast choice.
Forgot to log two cups from earlier today…see previous notes…
well i must say , there is always a FIRST!! of tasting notes and i’m IT!! i came across this tea out of the discussion boards in request of how to get some “Linden Tea” – tommytheToad was more than open to exchange this precious commodity with some of my David’s tea and Mighty Leaf stash.
now to the actual taste…the aroma is definetely flowery. like a fresh boquet to be exact, it has a light sweet taste to it, but i’m just more than happy to drink it!! i learned that Linden tea carries a lot of health properties, and i’m graciously appreciating the trusted community of steepster in helping me connect with this lovely tea. so yes i would recommend this tea…there is nothing stark or hard or herbal about it….just a nice light taste and an aroma of walking through the garden on a mid summer’s afternoon….a dream after all :)
many thanks again to TommytheToad!! :)