38 Tasting Notes
So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.
So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.
So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.
So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.Dry leaf – after attacking the bags again i was bashed in the face with jasmine. This is not a bad thing though. When i drink a tea with jasmine, its meant to be a relaxer, so the stronger the better, up to a point. Steeped somewhere between 3:30 And 4:00 minutes.
So.. part 2 of the night comes, as well, from Teavivre’s sample pack.The Review.First things first, I don’t do well with green tea… i just don’t. i feel like i say this every time i post about green tea. we just don;t get along…now having said this…i do love jasmine.Dry leaf – after attacking the bags again i was bashed in the face with jasmine. This is not a bad thing though. When i drink a tea with jasmine, its meant to be a relaxer, so the stronger the better, up to a point. Steeped somewhere between 3:30 And 4:00 minutes.Brewed unsweet – Naturally sweet from the jasmine and very flowery. nice soft mouthfeel , creats a smooth blanket of warmth on the roof of my mouth.
Sweetened. With honey, Pulls the jasmine out with force, as well as the green tea flavor. Works very well with the honey.
I think, with a little bit of time, this may be up there with the only other green i like (casablanca twist by adagio).
Good Night All.
Thank you god for Teavivre. I received a sample of this in the mail today and i gotta tell you all…. it rocks. I haven’t reached out much as far as different companies for teas, and before today, besides Lipton and Twinnings boxed bags, i had not ventured past Teavana and Adagio. So… needless to say, i love this tea. It is nice and affordable and just perfect.
So.. with further a due: The Review.
Opening the bag is always interesting because the first hit of the aroma is always invigorating, however, I was almost disappointed when i didn’t smell anything when i opened the bag. it didn’t take long to realize that, upon looking in the first bag, i found several smaller bag actually holding the tea. i fiddled with those smaller bags and when i was done…PERFECT. The Aroma was out of this world. A bold, black mildly sweet and a touch spicy scent waffed into my face and filled me with joy. I put a teaspoon into my Tea-rex steeper and steeped the tea for 3 ish minutes at about boiling 212 degrees. After the steeping, the leafs we sweet and open and the liqueur was amber-gold color.
The first, unsweetened sip: Roasty and earthy, as would be expected from a black tea, nice and bold with a little peppery aftertaste ( but nothing like the Yunnan i’m used to.) Second sip, still earthy, little coco and a little spice but very much a bold tea flavor.
First sweetened sip (1 half teaspoon clover honey): In the dry leafs i detected a sweet aroma that didn’t come through in the unsweetened sip, but now it is brought to the front and center. Not to heavy but silky mouth feel and over excellent taste and aftertaste.
In closing, an Amazing tea, if i was better off with money, i would invest heavily in a good order of this.
Thank you Angel for your generous sample. I feel your generosity will work wonders for you and for you company.
You wanna know how awesome my beautiful wife is… awesome enough to have a hot cup of tea waiting for me at the table when i get home from work (yea, your jealous). And to think, i thought she married me for my money (which i have none of)…lol jk. anyways. Yunnan noir is as yunnan as it gets. deep bold taste, color, and a wonderfully earthy aroma.
As with most yunnan teas, you get a little bit of that pepper bite. i love it so…
Well, i mean, kinda. if your gonna argue that “technically” 12:30 pm isn’t morning, my argument will surely be something along the lines of “Oh, Yeah, Well my morning starts when my 9 month old daughter wakes up… to day she woke up at quarter after Noon so now being half past noon, still qualifies as morning.” Anyway… needed a real kick in the but to get moving this morning and i have also stopped drinking coffee, i don’t own any mate so… Black tea anyone?
I like this golden monkey, a lot more in fact, compared to the teavana golden monkey. It’s nice and earthy with an undertone of sweet, which comes out a little more with a touch of honey. Without sweetener, wonderfully bold and dark, a little roasty and a little spicy. Over all, This tea has won a place on my top ten list…
I will probably be on at about 7 to latepost on “lunch” and “dinner”. Till then i bid thee, adue
I picked this tea up from the adagio website on my first ever adagio order and i’ve gotta tell ya guy…i don’t regret it at all. Now, i really don’t know much about china or geography but the package to this tea says that its from fujian… now having said that, it think its a little more bold and darker then the Yunnan Gold, but its not as naturally sweet as the gold either. it is higher quality then the Yunnan Noir (and don’t get me wrong, i love all of these teas) i feel like this one is a more everyday kinda tea compared to the Yunnan Gold.
It’s a wonderful dark amber liquor and musky robust flavor. It kinda has a honey smell to the dry leaves and it tastes slightly of honey after steeping.
Will write more soonish, gotta go to work. Later Steepster.
So…. I’m in love with yunnan style tea. Something about the peppery sweetness and the rich liquor is amazing. This was definitely a passion buy and the logic was fairly sound..(ah…why not?). So i picked it up and was waiting for it the day ups said it would be there… they waited till almost 6 to deliver it and i was so pumped. The dry leaves smelled like honey and cocoa
So… Ever had that moment where you buy a tea at random thinking “ahh, how bad could it possibly be” only to get it to your house, open and smell it and kinda flinch….
i’m sure most of you haven’t but to be fair i’m sure a good few of you had. And its exactly what happened when i opened this bag for the first time today…. scared the hell out of me too. I am used to either the flavored teas from teavana or the Yunnan Earthy, peppery, teaesque aroma. this was something different all together and it put me off for a couple of minutes. giving it the benefit of the doubt, i brewed it and took a couple sips…
Then everything was right in the world.
I feel like this is one of my favorites and it very different but that ok with me because i need change on occasion.
I feel like the description covers this tea very well because, i get the grape and the spice. I get the sugar and tang. I really like this one. this is the first Darjeeling that i have ever had and i am not disappointed in the slightest.