464 Tasting Notes
Giving this another go-around and finishing up the sample packet I have at work. After 3 minutes of steeping I am at least getting a hint of fruitiness, but the flavor is still lacking.
I decided to keep the strainer in and steep this for a ridiculously long amount of time to see if I could coax out some more flavor. 6 minutes in and there are some slight green bean and chocolate notes. At least it does not get astringent.
9 minutes in and this tea actually gets a flavor! The chocolate becomes a stronger and the green beans last into the aftertaste. Still pretty smooth in the mouth and only a teensy bit of astringency.
I was in the mood for a fun tea this afternoon because it’s Friday! This is definitely fun- It tastes like key lime pie!
Now that I’m done with my work in preparation for next week, I can sit at my desk while I answer phone calls, drink tea, and contemplate buying a slinky dress. According to my co-workers I “don’t dress sexy enough” for a bachelorette party. :-P
This was so light and delicate that the taste from the paper cup I had from the store almost over-powered it. I didn’t taste much except for a bit of creaminess.
I steeped this a second time in my mug at work. I needed to let it steep for a while to be able to taste anything but the milkiness, which was pleasant, but kind of bland. I eventually tasted a light vegetal quality almost like lima beans and a very faint floral scent.
A very smooth green tea with a little bit of a grassy taste and a little bit of a seaweed taste. It has a really nice mouthfeel and doesn’t give me drymouth like a lot of greens that have a similar taste. Pretty creamy in the aftertaste.
Just got a call from my vet saying that I can pick up my cat! Hurrah!
This tea is growing on me. Finished off the 7g sample packet I brought to work with me.
Still very simple- Creamy greenbeans!
Well maybe there is a little more going on than I first thought. As I keep drinking it, I’m picking up a dark, baked almost ashy taste- very smooth, so it blends well into the vegetal aspect of it. That’s probably why I didn’t pick up on it at first. Now I see why people mention cocoa or baked tones.
So this tea may have been stale because my brother bought this about two years ago and just let it sit there. I decided to try to cold-steep it since peach would make a good iced tea.
The peach flavor was even stronger than I was anticipating- very sweet, but natural. The base was stronger than I expected from a white tea. It tasted more like a dark breakfast blend and was not as smooth as I would have liked. Then again I don’t really know how old this tea is, so it could have been better if drunk sooner. Oh well!
I taste dark green beans with an extremely smooth creamy aftertaste. I pick up on some faint florals when I hold the liquor in my mouth. Not very complex, but a very pleasant cup and I wouldn’t mind having it again.
So far out of the 4 blacks from teavivre I’ve tried, I’ve like the Black Dragon Pearls the best. That tea had the most complex flavor and I loved the chocolate tones.
I needed a comfort tea this morning. Waiting on news to see how my asthmatic cat is doing at the vet’s- he had to stay there all night because of breathing problems.
I added a little honey to the tea this morning for some extra sweetness. It hit the spot. I finished the travel mug of it before I even got to work.
I’ve had this many times hot, but this is the first time I cold -steeped it. I like it better this way. It cuts down on that menthol-like taste I find in a lot rooibos and brought out the creamier aspect of the tea. Also the blackberry flavor seemed much stronger. I will have to make it again soon .