155 Tasting Notes
This is one of several oolong samples I received from Teavivre. Its been quite some time since I’ve had a roasted oolong. There is nothing not to like about it. The roasty flavor is just right, and of course, it stands up to multiple infusions. Nice.
I’m starting my morning off with this yummy concoction. The very popular Laoshan black is skillfully blended with organic lemon peel, orange peel, rose petals, and bergamot. The nuances shift as the tea cools, with the bergamot becoming more pronounced. The rose is very subtle. I actually enjoy Laoshan Black in blends such as this and Laoshan Village Chai more than straight up. I sweetened this with some stevia, but my husband enjoyed it unsweetened. I’d like to try it iced next summer, as the website suggests.
I wasn’t sure what to expect with the osmanthus but am enjoying it quite a bit. I favor black teas, but was pleased to get several oolong samples from Teavivre, and its always fun to try new teas from them. I’ve had good experiences from pretty much everything they’ve sent me. This oolong has a subtle floral aroma. The brew is smooth and refreshing- pleasantly floral but not overpowering. I look forward to several more infusions.
I received this several months ago and it slipped out of my mind. I’ve never tried a flowering tea. The label says Happy Holidays! New Flowering Tea. I’m not sure if it is the same one as everyone else has commented on. Like others have reported, it doesn’t have much if any jasmine flavor. I like it though. Its smooth, mild, slightly vegetal (and no bitterness)-a pleasant experience.
I can’t believe I never reviewed this delicious chai but glad I had just a little left from last year. With the weather cooling off, I’m now in the mood for some of the teas that I enjoyed last fall and winter, but was no longer craving in the summer. This is a delicious chai-the flavors are perfect. I added some frothed milk and stevia for a chai latte. I’m reordering.
Really appreciate receiving the oolong sampler from Teavivre. This one is the first one I’ve tried and it was quite enjoyable. As is typical with oolongs, I got several steeps and could have gotten more I’m sure. I haven’t been drinking oolongs too much lately, so when I took the first few sips, it immediately brought back some memories of how nice an oolong can be. I was lazy and brewed it Western style. It was lightly floral and mildly vegetal. Very nice.
Received a sample of this with my latest Verdant order. I brewed it Western style on 2 separate occasions, using about 1 1/2 tsp per 8 oz, 3 1/2 min. on 1st infusion, 5 min. on 2nd. I realize this is totally different than most of you would probably do it, but for me, it worked very nicely. I picked up the roasty, malty, earthy flavors that others have mentioned, and yes a bit of chocolate. Very flavorful, but would agree with someone who said Laoshan black “light”, which for me is a good thing. My favorite Verdant black of the moment is Zhu Rong Yunnan, which I’m glad I just re-stocked on, because now they are out. Yu Lu Yan Cha is unique- its something I’d have for an occasional change of pace when I’m in the mood for something different.
Thanks so much for the sample Stacy. Although I wouldn’t say that any Darjeeling falls in my top ten, I like to keep them in the rotation, and this is very nice. I need more tastings before I rate it, but I like it. It is refreshing and bright with layers and nuances. It has a very very low astringency and a delicate floral flavor that lingers.