1363 Tasting Notes
Holy Nuts Extreme!!!
Dry: The leaves are curled this way n that… and are feral, vintagey, and smell like sweet leaves n nuts.
Wet: The leaves are fully uncurled, expansive, and green. and veiny.
The first brew is somewhat thick and intensely nutty, and behind that, strongly vegetal. There is a sweetness there too but it comes out more in the second steep (incredibly so in the finish) where the liquid comes out much lighter and more delicate.
Next time, I’ll try a shorter steep time on the first infusion so that the two are more balanced!
As for rebuying this one, I’m not so sure. This is satisfying, but not something I see myself craving.
Wow, this was pretty good! especially hot. I swear someone added honey! but no, that was just the tea. The honey could also be easily confused as a chocolate note, esp when freshly hot.
As it cools, it becomes more raisin honey and more delicate. The astringency comes out here as well.
I’m quite enjoying how complex it is.
For now, I’m suitably impressed but not rushing out to buy some for the house. My raspberry note tea is my go to addiction at the moment so I’ll wait til that runs out before deciding on my next indulgence!
Still, this was lovely and I’m so glad to have tried it! :)
Wow, this is amazing!
I avoided this tea for ages, thinking that it would taste all medicinal and herbally but it’s more like a really sweet, smooth, green tea with a teaspoon of sugar added!!!
The sugary goodness is really delicate, but persistent from the middle of the sip (once it cools a bit, not as much when it’s hot) all the way to the almost finish. When the liquid is room temperature, there is a brief but sharp bitterness in the aftertaste so I recommend finishing the cup before it cools. I’d LOVE to see what this one does in a gaiwan :)
Oh and it’s caffeine free?? not made from any variation of camellia sinensis??? and with more antioxidants than green tea? ok now I am intrigued. I need to experiment with this wonder brew!
I brewed some of this up to get through the audit we were plowing through at work. Such a bore! but this kept me awake, mostly. Oh and the agave made it a tad too sweet, I guess cuz it was a bit weak.
The spoon went missing so I eyeballed it, and ended up using less leaf than I should’ve. Bah! it was tasty, and did it’s job. I love this tea!! The first tea I ever actually replaced in my cupboard :)
Hmmm, I need to play with the steeping parameters. The strawberry was a bit too mild, and the ceylon a tad too bland and even earthy. It was ok, but nothing like what I had in the store. The earthiness confuses me, since my tea master has never touched bergamot, and I know this wasn’t a yunnan or pu’erh!
Maybe a resteep of the leaves will offer up a better brew. and sugar. Yes, I may add a dash of sugar.
EDIT: I fear that whoever filled the kettle this aft, forgot about our plumbing issues and used the kitchen sink! perhaps that’s why this tastes like old socks mixed with my beloved strawberry shortcake. *sighs
Here’s hoping for next time!
So. I needed caffeine free, and this is what caught my attention. I made a cuppa for Mum n Dad and Mum likes hers weak (extremely so) and thought I would try it with two bags between the three of us. Well, it worked out ok I think. Mum’s was indeed pretty weak but she declared it to be good. Mine was pretty yummy as well! Not sure it still deserves the 93 but then I had only 2/3 of a bag.
Best to have my own next time.
Fruity, definitely fruity, and even winey. Just not tasty! I couldn’t even finish the cup. That makes three cups of tea that went unfinished today! I need to stop experimenting… (hahahaha as IF I could even attempt such a thing)
Not much else worth saying about this one. I was tempted to try it with milk but I doubt even that could save this.
That said, if anyone can find a use for this(cooking perhaps?), I have a bunch waiting to be used up!
I suspect he oversteeped this. It was bitter, but overly so, and in that tannic, cloying way that makes my mouth dry.
The bitterness overshadowed the smokiness that I believe was poking out but can’t be sure really. The slight sweetness managed to get me through most of the cup but eventually it became too much for me and I tossed the last of it in the bin.
I’m not writing this one off, but now don’t want to invest in a take home batch… hmmm, always a gamble.
a big fat disappointed MEH to this tea!
It was just not that great… bland and yet extremely fresh, but not delicate at all. As it cooled, it took on a somewhat plasticky taste. It did however have atleast a hint of sweetness to it.
I’ve never met a plain white tea (haha, get it? :P) that I disliked before, but I suppose there is a first time for everything. Also, I’d give it a second chance… since it may have been a bad batch.
That said, it was better than any tea I can get at my other office, but still not a good start to my morning!! —considering my high expectations for a white that is
I thought I would love this one!! cinnamon and black tea, that sparkles! (and not like a cheesy vamp. ha!)
Well, there must be some floral element in here that my allergy sensors dislike so it made me quite nauseous. The website states the ingredients as"Chinese black tea, sugar crystals, gold nonpareils, cinnamon, orange peel, cloves, and flavouring". I’m betting it’s that last, mysteriously nondescript item that set everything off. No way to know for sure… I wish I’d taken it without milk so I could have gotten a better sense of which part was bothering my ick threshold.
Well, I won’t be doing that again… too bad, if it weren’t for the queasiness this one would have had a chance at my perm collection