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A little better this time. I used the hot water from a water dispenser, so it wasn’t too hot. Didn’t get the astringency this time, but still not much flavor. I will continue to add more leaves! I am determined to enjoy this tea.
I’ve been using this for awhile as added to Earl Grey, but I figured I might as well try it by itself. I used not too hot water, but also not much leaf. The result was drinkable and it didn’t have a bad flavor, just not one to grab me and say drink more. I’m wondering if maybe it was lacking in flavor, but then the flavor that I had wasn’t all that much to shout about. I suppose I’ll have to experiment some more to see if I can get the essence of this tea to come out better.
Not bad. I didn’t look at the package to see if it was purely peppermint, but it seemed pretty close, though I like to Celestial Seasonings better.
It’s not as potent as I thought it would be. The tea leaves filled out the cup nicely, but the first cup was astringent and the second was flavorless. I think I may have used water that was too hot, so I’ll try a lower temperature next time to see if I get better results.
By the way, does anyone know if this is also called qiu cha, or autumn tea? I bought some by this name before, and they look and taste similar.
I mixed this with the cream tea I bought from adagio. completely eliminates the need for sugar and the aroma is intoxicating. it’s like the essence of yumminess. I didn’t use enough tea to last through multiple infusions though.
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brought some to class tonight. for some reason, it was more bitter than i expected. i tried adding sugar, but the white sugar classes with the orange flavor. i might try rock sugar or honey next time.
had a cup with sweetened condensed milk during class this morning. i’ve got to make myself a mug cozy, my tea gets cold far too quickly.
So I tried the tea by itself today. The color is nice and promising, but the taste isn’t really there, and I only steeped it for maybe 3 or 4 minutes, but already it was more bitter than I’d have hoped.
So in go the sugar and creamer, and you’ve got a nice cup for breakfast. =]
Tastes mostly like chamomile, but there’s something else as well, cause I don’t enjoy straight chamomile that much, but this one is nice. And I actually did drink it as a “bedtime tea”. Not sure how much it gets me to relax faster, but at least it didn’t keep me up.
Tried my first bag as a milk tea today. I ended up putting too much SCM in cause I was using up what I had left. I’m glad this tea is so strong cause it stood up pretty well to my overdose of sugar. I’m gonna hold off rating it until I try it by itself, but at least I know that it’ll serve well as a milk tea base.
Still amazing. The taste of pu-erh just….warms your soul. There’s something about the feeling that lingers. It’s wholesome and comforting. And the chrysanthemum, what can I say, just delightfully sweet.
In a nutshell, the chrysanthemum is the mmmmmm and the pu-erh is the ahhhhhh.
It was ok this time, I put in less leaf, but somehow it was more bitter. I’m not sure what happened. Got me the caffeine boost I needed, but next time I think I’m definitely gonna go for the full teaspoon.
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made another soy latte today. i got frustrated that there wasn’t enough flavor and so my vigorous stirring tore apart the tea bag. since i would have to filter it anyway, i heated up the resulting cup to get extra flavor.
so in the end, it tasted pretty good, but i would hate to have to sift my latte every time just to get enough flavor. =/
When I smelled the bag I thought I would hate it (I notice this becoming a trend with fruit teas, I should learn) Anyway, this is a nice tea, the tea really is smooth and there’s just enough mango flavor. I like how it’s naturally sweet but not too sweet.
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Finally used enough to make a nice strong cup. Note to self: used one teaspoon with small blue cup.
1st infusion: I think I’ve discovered the meaning of malty. This was a nice wake up kick. Also, got more tea flavor this time instead of just bergamot. Might be a little too strong for me, but maybe it’ll just be a new stage in tea drinking.
2nd infusion: More drinkable, less of a kick, more soothing. Still a fan of how great this is without sugar and milk. =]
Update: 3rd infusion: More like bergamot scented hot water, but in my opinion, still plenty yummy.
I like =] spicy enough to keep me interested, soothing enough to keep me calm.
also found out that it pairs well with chocolate =]
This could be one of those “now that I’ve tasted loose leaf, I’m never going back.” It really is much better than bagged tea. I never thought I would drink a black tea this smooth. The flavor isn’t very strong because I didn’t use much leaf and I put it in a big cup, but it’s still really good.
I say it could be one, because while I like it a lot, 1) I don’t have the budget to buy as many different kinds of loose leaf tea as I have in bagged tea and 2) this tea still isn’t good enough to make me unlazy. I’m glad I bought a tin of loose leaf so that I can enjoy the good stuff when I like and still throw teabags around when I just don’t want to think too much about the particulars of my tea.