417 Tasting Notes
I couldn’t resist breaking into this tea after bringing it home from the tea meet-up!
The base to this tea is strong, malty, and smoky in the way that I always imagined smoky teas to be, but never experienced before. The smokiness is warming and comforting, not obnoxious and overpowering like lapsong souchongs. The woody cedar and the deep, sweet juniper berries further mellow out the smoky aspect.
The pine in the aroma and aftertaste reminds me of summers in Maine! It’s so relaxing! I really like this blend. It really makes me want to try White Wolf, which has cedar in it, when it comes back in stock.
Momo box tea! This is a delicate green with the sweetness of a white peach and the butteriness of sauteed spring greens. A delightful afternoon brew.
This is definitely my favorite from Davidstea’s fall line. It really tastes like a gingerbread cookie! I had this one to warm me up after getting home from the color run I ran in this morning. A fun tea for a fun day!
Thanks, Red Cup Tea Company!
This is a very refreshing oolong. It reminds me a little of rose violet calendula oolong by Butiki teas because it has so many prominent, natural floral tones. It’s tastes like violets or orchids. Jade oolong does have much more of a woody kick too it. It’s a powerful flavor that really spreads quickly. There is a light creaminess that prevents the wood from becoming too overwhelming. There is a little drymouth and bitterness to the aftertaste, but not much.
Ack! Steepster ate my note!
Thanks, Little Red Cup Tea Company for this!
This tea is light and bright and just like the description says, it tastes very much like a white tea. It starts out with creamy asparagus. It was almost buttery. There are some orchid-like floral notes that deepen the flavor. The aftertaste is very sweet! It reminded me of fresh lettuce. I’m on my second steep and there’s not a hint of the dreaded dry-mouth.
Thanks to the Little Red Tea Company for sending out some samples! I got excited to try them yesterday when they came because they looked and smelled like some beautiful teas!
The dryleaf looks dark, chocolate-like and rich. It is in smaller pieces as keemun usually is, but bigger than some keemuns I’ve seen. It smells faintly like wood charcoal.
I’m usually disappointed by keemuns in general because they often will leave me with a really dry mouth and a bitter aftertaste, but I have not had this problem with this tea. It is full-bodied, rich, and smooth- no astringency!
The flavor of the liquor starts out with dark roasted green beans, but soon morphs into a wine-like flavor that reminds me of Merlot. There are slightly earthy undertones that sometimes taste of mushroom and sometimes of grass or dandelions. The aftertaste has a lovely warmth, which reminds me a little of golden brown bread. It does a nice job contrasting the main fruity flavors, which could have been too dark and one-note.
Overall this is a lovely, dark, and roasty tea that I would enjoy having again in the mornings to get me going.
Thanks, greenteafairy, for this tea!
We were all joking at the last tea meet-up that this smelled like olives and since nobody else wanted this tea I decided to take it, be brave and make my olive-loving Greek ancestors proud.
And guess what? There is an olive-like flavor too this tea. This rooibos is particularly fruity and the cinnamon and cloves help to bring out those notes even more. It’s almost as if I were eating an olive while chewing on some big red gum. Strangely enough I kind of liked it. It just worked for me. I could see how someone with different tastes and especially people who don’t like rooibos could hate it.
I finished up these pearls this afternoon because I was in the mood for something light and bright. It is quite lovely. Natural peach deepened by the jasmine. The base is a really nice, butter, lightly vegetal green tea.
I had this tea this morning with a pumpkin scone. It made a perfect fall breakfast!
I really like the subtle, natural maple flavor.
The scent of this tea is mighty powerful and clings to everything. It’s pretty yummy too! The green tea base does get slightly bitter if left for more than a couple of minutes, but it does taste very much like apple pie filling.