181 Tasting Notes
I’ve had a lot of coconut oolongs lately, so decided to switch to vanilla today. Maybe my tastebuds have changed, but I think I enjoyed it a lot more than I did the first time I had it. Enough that when I finish off the small sample I bought (I have 1 cup’s worth left), I’ll likely replenish.
I preferred the first steep to the second this time. It was creamier, and the vanilla was more apparent.
The more I drink this, the more I like it. Only the first steep, though. It’s pretty weak the second time around.
It makes me feel like I’m drinking dessert, and what could be wrong about that?
I just placed a Zen Tea order (taking advantage of their summer sale), so figured I should drink some of this before my new stash arrives. It’s a nice, light cup of tea. It tastes sweet but not artificial to me, but that could be because I have a habit of steeping at a lower temp than recommended, so the flavour might be less intense.
I’m not a fan of fruity teas, but I thought I’d give this one a shot as it has a green tea base and smelled fabulous.
I made a mistake and followed the steeping instructions on the bag. Usually I ignore them and do green teas as low temps, but I did the 93 degrees and 5 min steep. Yuck. It was bitter with a weird fruity taste, followed by more bitterness. I couldn’t even drink the cup.
I have enough for a few more cups, so I will try again with a lower temp and shorter steep time. It can’t get any worse.
Word to the wise – do NOT forget about this tea and let it steep for 1.5 hrs and then attempt to drink it. Wow. I love ginger, but that’s too much ginger for me. It was spiiiicy.
Not rating, of course, because that wouldn’t be fair. I’ll try again when my tastebuds have recovered.
I tried this last night and really enjoyed it. I’ll admit that I tend to err on the side of caution with white and green teas, and always steep them at a low temp, even when the directions specify a higher one. It didn’t seem to hurt this tea, as there was a lot of flavour when I drank it. There was a sweet taste to it, which I tend to prefer, as it just feels wrong to me to add sugar to tea, and I would never remember to, anyway.
Another coconut tea to add to my collection. I still need to try them all side by side someday and find my favourite.
I finally tried this one again, as I’m trying to work my way through some of my suddenly immense tea collection. I was not impressed by this at all last time. I actually don’t mind it tonight. It has a light, nutty flavour that’s alright. It reminds me of some nutty white teas I’ve had.
I’m not sure if my tastes have changed over the last few months, or if my tastebuds were off before for some reason, but tonight I’ll enjoy my cup of this. I’m bumping my rating a bit, but not too much until I try it a third time. That’ll be the tie breaker.
I’m afraid I don’t “get” this tea. I see the big pieces of apple, carrot, and bamboo in the mix, but all I taste is the lemongrass. As my cup cooled off, I thought I got a hint of apple, but honestly I think it may have been my imagination, as I was trying to pick out flavours other than the lemongrass.
I like lemongrass, so the tea tasted fine to me, but I think I was expecting a bit more from it. I see that others have prepared this as an iced tea. It’s not how I usually drink tea, but I’ll try to remember to do this one iced next time.
I’m bumping up my rating on this as I had a second steep and took it to work today. I loved it.
I really liked this tea, although I felt a bit stupid when it arrived. I don’t eat anything with dairy in it, and I assume most toffee is made with dairy. Whoops. I obviously wasn’t thinking when I ordered it. So I picked out the toffee, and made myself a cup.
I don’t think it suffered for having the toffee taken out. It has a really nice, light, caramel-like, buttery flavour. Like toffee, I guess (it’s been a lot of years since I had any). Very nice. I’ll enjoy the rest of my bag.