26 Tasting Notes
This has great flavor without being too sweet or bitter. It definitely wakes me up and holds up to long brewing well.
I wasn’t expecting this tea to wake me up because it’s herbal. It’s keeping me awake but not giving me an energy boost. I am pleasantly surprised with this tea. I like the smell and the taste. Even after brewing for about 30 minutes during my morning commute, it still tastes delicious. I have to be careful how I brew it — since the tea is so fine, I have to use my finest mesh strainer otherwise I’m stuck eating a bunch of leaves.
The flavor is sweet, verging on too sweet, but it never gets too excessive. It’s smooth and almost buttery (reminds me of Toasted Walnut by DavidsTea). The nutty aroma matches the steeped taste perfectly. No false advertising here!
I brewed this a little longer this time and it wasn’t too bitter, but it was a bit too floral. The first sip is good, but the floral-ness builds so that it is almost perfume-like. This persists when it is iced as well.
I really like this tea. It has a unique flavor and every sip tastes a little different than the last. It holds up well to long brewing.
This tea is very beautiful to brew. The gold sugar dissolves and makes the tea glittery. It is a bit sweet on it’s own, but I wouldn’t want to add milk to it to ruin the glittery effect.
This tea is very good. It tastes more like a green or oolong tea because it is not heavily spiced or bitter. Often times with fruit teas they smell good but taste bland. You can definitely taste the passion fruit in this tea and it is naturally sweet on its own without the addition of sweetener. It would taste great as an iced tea as well.
This tea is bland. First it tastes like plain tea, then the sweetness and astringency from the hibiscus comes through and it finishes with a taste of hay. It does have a calming affect due to the St.Johns + Hibiscus
This tea smells very citrus-y, but it is well balanced when brewed. The funky fermentation of the pu-erh goes well with the citrus. I have to learn to stop drinking pu-erh tea on an empty stomach since it makes me extremely hungry! This would be a great tea to drink at the end of the meal since it is refreshing. I might also try it as an iced tea since it is a pretty red color when brewed and the citrus flavor would go well over ice.
I reach for this tea when I’ve got a hankering for coffee but there is none to be found. This tea has a deep, bitter note with lighter hints of caramel. Be careful not to oversteep because it gets extremely bitter very easily.