419 Tasting Notes
Nothing like a refreshing cold-brew after a hot, sweaty run! I like the citrus bite that this tea has to contrast the mellower berry, apple, hibiscus flavors. Raising the rating just a little because it’s growing on me. Maybe it just tasted better because I needed to rehydrate. :-)
I kid you not- I think I’m addicted to this tea! I can’t stop drinking it and I’m not posting every time I do drink it. I’m quickly using up the 2oz I got. I drank this all morning long. I’m so glad I can keep re-steeping.
A very light, slightly astringent tea. It’s main flavors are grassy and buttery. Best of all, there is not a hint of seaweed to be seen. Overall this is a pleasant tea, but it is a little to light for my tastes.
I’ve mostly been focusing on green teas lately because I prefer them, but I decided to break into the green tea samples I got from teavivre. The taste is like fresh grass and sea-weed combined. The grassy aspect is vibrant and there is a creaminess that saves it from being to much seaweed. I do not pick up on chestnut like some people say they do.
I had thist tea with lunch and I greatly enjoyed it. The base was fragrant, full-bodied and a little malty.. The addition of a variety of citrus really worked well with the base. I definitely need to get myself some looseleaf of this!
This is a beautiful tea to look at, but because of the smell of the dryleaf I was afraid that it would taste like soapy potpourri from the smell. It definitely didn’t taste soapy, probably due to the grapefruit peel, which gave it a little zing and the berry which added a little depth.I can taste that the tea base is a green tea and there is no dryness or over-the-top grassiness, but it is easily overwhelmed by the rose and vanilla. The floral aspects are a little too strong for my tastes, but it is definitely a good quality tea and I’m very happy it’s NOT soapy!
VERY complex tasting! I only had time for one cup of this this morning, but I definitely want more.. The taste is very chocolately, but doesn’t have the silky ashy taste of laoshan black. There is a light maltiness and really solid mouth feel. It fades into sweet, thick honey tones. There is also another flavor that I miight. Describe as nutty until I come up with a better descripton I’ll have to spend a little more time with this tea!
My tea-drinking was kind of boring this week. I just kept drinking Laoshan Black at work and a little Butiki Violet Rose Callendula. I have\n’t been very adventurous I guess. I got out of work early today, so I decided to treat myself with a trip to Harney & Sons Soho.
This tea was lovely! The first thing that hit me were notes of clove and cinnamon. Then malt and apricot/peach notes. It is a very bright taste and my tastebuds really tasted the difference between this and all the Laoshan black I’ve been drinking. As it cools, it gets maltier, loses some of the spice tones, and actually becomes a little nuttier. I really enjoyed my pot of this tea.!
It also went really well with the cheddar and chive scone I got, which I loved so much I got the vanilla scone too. I did say this was a treat, right?
Thanks, Shelley_Lorraine for this. I’ve been drinking a ton of iced tea lately. This was really good as an iced tea. The black base was tannic and complimented the fruity flavors well. I tasted both mango and passionfruit, but the mango was slightly stronger. Naturally sweet. Both my sister and mother seemed to really enjoy it, so I’ll have to make another pitcher.
I used the last of my sample of this to make a pitcher of iced tea. Even cold-steeped, I still don’t taste any of the veggies. The peach is a little less obvious this way. The base is still nice.