1485 Tasting Notes
Well, after my terrible experience earlier today, I needed something to replace the terrible taste in my mouth!! and this seemed to do the trick.
It’s nice, I did quite enjoy the brew, however there was nothing particularly memorable about the flavour. A little lemon, a little fruit, maybe a teeny bit of floral something-or-other… but not enough to “wow” me. Then again, this IS a calming tea, it’s not supposed to get me excited!
Ever since I got most of my ‘buds back, I’ve been revisiting old favourites… and I thought I had finished the last of this one, but surprise, I still have a few tbsp’s left! Yipeeee!!!
I tried a different strategy this time, going with shorter steeps. The green oolong is really coming out, and despite that I am still in love! (I prefer darker oolongs)
It’s very fresh tasting, and bursting with coconut flavour.
On another note- it seems that I react badly only when there are coconut shavings? this has only the essence and I only have a sense of heaven to report on my end!! x sighs x
This tastes like more of a “chai” than it does a chocolate tea. The gingery fennel taste overpowers the chocolate by so much that I would never name it as such!! I’ve always disliked fennel. It’s so pungent and what a bully!
Anyhow, when the cup is lukewarm, the chocolate comes out a bit more, but only for about five minutes.
I resteeped it three times, and took out the fennel on the last one… which seemed to make it a bit easier to bear, but not really enough to purchase any for the house. I mean, it was ok… but nothing special in my books. shrugs
Oh well. Watching the fennel puff up like a balloon was fun!
Sooooo many things going on with this tea!
First of all, the ginger is edging on too harsh for me. I don’t mind it too much, but really, I think it could do with less.
Second, the pu’erh adds a slightly fishy taste that is ok but not great… again with the goldilocks effect. I don’t remember my sample having so much pu’erh. Every batch is different, apparently!
and third, it doesn’t resteep well!!!! an oolong that doesn’t resteep? the horror!
and thus, as a regular ol’ tea I would give it an 82, but the mediocre aspects bring it down for me… so I’ll settle at 78.
Now, I was full but not overly at the time. Perhaps this would be tastier when I really need the digestive aid?
I finally tried this at home… added some sugar, and steeped it with regular non-coffee infected water and it was so very yummy!! I want more now.
I’m raising the score way up… this was seriously done wrong the last time I made a cuppa.
The strawberry is much stronger, and the rooibos perfectly balances it out. Mmmmm. I will definitely be buying more when I run out! xx
What a treat!! Thankyou QuiltGuppy for so generously sharing this sample with me. I quite like it.
The Oolong comes through very nicely, but also takes on the accent of tangerine quite well. I’m on my second steep now, and noticing the orange flavour more and more. It’s very delicate and reminds me of a white tea in some ways.
The sweetness is also very round, lasting until long after I’ve taken a sip.
I wouldn’t want this one all the time but when in the mood for a fruity oolong tea, this will definitely be on my “to crave” list.
I think I’m most impressed by the fact that it’s a fruit oolong. Most that I have tried are overpowered by the added ingredients.
Oh and it’s very smooooooth. The consistency (not the taste) of butter!!!
agh why does vanilla do me wrong?! I want to like vanilla… and I don’t mind other vanilla flavoured tasty things, but somehow in tea it just turns me off every time pouts
The second steep was better, I have to admit… I didn’t mind it too much. The fact that it was so very smooth made me forget the vanilla hanging in the back after every darn sip. I also felt like the vanilla did something to the black tea base that made it taste “green” to me, which made me wrinkle ma nose even more… gah.
I didn’t mind the sample in the store, and I got mine with milk, but it’s not worth paying for a whole cup just to find out if that makes enough of a difference for me.
INTENSE Is how I would describe this golden brew. and refreshing!! but certainly not oolongy. Not even on the third steep! At that point, I got bored of searching for the “tea” in my cup. Oh and when it cooled, the minty lemon somehow started tasting like ginger. Ick! which was worse since it was unexpected :/
I’m getting over that cold still, and despite that I still find this overpowering-again, on the third steep!
If this were billed as an herbal tea, I might go for it… but the darn stuff is caffeinated xSighsx
Maybe if they dial down the pep on this one, I could learn to love it…
Oh and besides all of that, they used a “green”-er oolong than I prefer, which is usually kinda meh in my books.