464 Tasting Notes
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.
There’s more going on with this tea than I originally thought I put a bag in my travel mug this morning and was surprised at how sweet this was even with a very long steep. There was a greeat dark green bean taste to it similiar to some of the mountain blackhiss I’ve tried. I’m glad I gave this a second tasting without milk and sugar. This will be nice for my lazy mornings when I have to rush out of the house.