464 Tasting Notes
Yes! This was the tea I was looking for this afternoon! Buttery, slightly fruity, and even a bit floral- This tasted very much a like the tea version of a flaky-crusted pie!
The scent of the dry leaf is mostly of strawberries and rhubarb- very sweet and enticing.
The butteriness hits me first and just feels great in the mouth. The strawberry mixed with something flowery comes into play next. Rhubarb and cinnamon come through in the aftertaste.
Thanks for the sample of this, Stacy! I think I might have to order this next time. So delicious!
I like black teas better than black teas, but I was in the mood for a green tea this morning- probably because I had painted myself green to run as She-Hulk in a superhero 5k. Green was my mood.
This was a decent bagged green tea that I got at Starbucks. Has that seaweed taste that I find in most greens. It was also little bitter and dry, so not my favorite cup.
oh yum! I had a little extra time this morning, so I was able to make my own tea and properly steep it to take it along in a travel mug. I’ve been looking forward to trying this one! I burned my tongue because I always seem to do that when I use a travel mug, so I don’t think I caught all the nuances, but I really enjoyed this tea!
The smell of the dry leaf was just heavenly- dark and rich and fragrant. The tea was also dark and rich with a thick mouth feel. I was definitely tasting honey- so sweet! There was something sweet there that I couldn’t quite place probably due to my burnt tongue.
So far this is my favorite from the Joy’s Teaspoon sampler I got it. The smell of this tea is intoxicating and fruity! Even though I steeped it in boiling water because I didn’t remember it was a white tea (I was too lazy to look up steeping directions on the website), it was still very yummy! The base tasted to me like a buttery green tea. The fruity tones were very prominent, maybe a little more raisin rather than grape. It was a little dry feeling in the mouth, but that works if you’re trying to imitate a wine. I have just enough for one more cup at a lower temperature steep on another day. I’ll look forward to that.
ok. I’m trying to incorporate trying more teas into my work day, but I end up steeping things for far too long because I’m often distracted at the front desk by so many other things. I think I steeped this one for 7(ish) minutes while I was checking out patients and taking payments. I was looking forward to the tea because the scent was so dark and fragrant, but as a result of my crazy steeping, the first thing that hit me was a seaweed type flavor. As I continued to sip, the initial seaweed taste broadens to a more bitter greens kind of taste. There is a great buttery aftertaste that saves the whole thing for me. After drinking the whole thing, my mouth is a little dry. Must try this again for a shorter steep time.
I heard this one really wakes you up, so this is what I tried from the DavidsTea store this morning. At first it tasted to me like a chocolate bubble gum, but not in a bad way- it was too natural to turn me off totally. Afterward I read the description and realized the “bubblegum” I was getting must be be because of the raspberry: I couldn’t quite place the raspberry taste and it was coming to me as a bubble gum- even after reading the description it still sort of is. In fact, the raspberry comes out to me more than the chocolate.
The chocolate and the chickory seem to be buddies in this one and it kind of comes of as a slightly burnt milk chocolate taste. Not bad, but not my favorite. I’m more of a dark chocolate kind of girl.
I didn’t taste the base at all. I haven’t had a straight mate, so I didn’t really know what to look for. Plus the other tastes were pretty strong, so even if I did know what to taste, I may not have been able to pick it up.
This came out better than the last time I made this at work. I think the water filter here heats the water to a hotter temperature and that makes a difference in this tea.
This tea really paired well with the Vietnamese food one of the drug reps brought us for lunch today. Mango is so yummy in drinks!
Got this bagged from a little cafe on the way to work. My thoughts were that something with ginger in it would ward off the chilly feelings from the torrential downpour this morning. This hit just the spot.
I like the natural-tasting, not too sweet peach flavor. It could have used maybe a pinch more ginger, but that’s a personal preference. From what I could tell of the base, it was an ok-tasting black- maybe slightly astringent, but I did have the bag in there for a long time since I went straight to our staff meeting this morning and couldn’t get rid of the bag without calling undue attention to myself. I also felt like there was vanilla in there, but I’ve been tasting vanilla in everything lately. Maybe it’s my cold.