59 Tasting Notes
I’m Solid on this tea as my favorite Straight Green… which isn’t saying much because i’m really not one for straight greens at all. This guy has a natural Sweetness that plays well with honey and a velvety smooth sip. What more can you ask for?
So, i haven’t decided if matcha is for me or not. I admit, its not nearly as bad as the first time i tried it, but its such an odd, thick texture for tea… it makes me feel funny. I love that it has a lot of creamy natural sweetness to it. I also love Matcha Cupcakes… there yummy. As for straight…. im gonna have to ponder this one.
Flavors: Grass, Vegetal, Wet Earth
I was terrified of this tea to begin with… I not particularly big on Green Tea as a Whole, besides a few exceptions. This did catch me quite off guard. Its so… Baked Goods-ish. I really wasn’t expecting this. The brown rice add a nice “down home” feel to the flavor of this tea. I did feel like i wanted to eat it though… which is odd.
Flavors: Butter, Earth, Grass, Toasted Rice
I don’t have a lot a data left for my month so i will be recording all of my reviews over a couple days, and then i will be logging them when I am able to at my local Library.
Sipdown Time (10/13)
I am an oolong kinda guy. I do believe it is in my blood. I have found a few i am not fond of but this isn’t one of them.
One of the things i really like about this is that instead of covering up the flavor of the oolong, this blend works to accent its wonderful flavors with light pomegranate sweetness and acidity. Very Juicy and full of flavor, I think i detect a hint of blueberry or acai. The aroma is astounding… I adore this tea. I also know that i have been siting on this tea for about a year and it is still wonderful.
So, I finally got to enjoy my yixing pot today, which was amazing! I adore this pot so very much, and it makes me feel accomplished as a tea enthusiasts to finally have the proper gear to really enjoy my tea. Before this, all I had was the teavana perfect tea maker, which I love, don’t get me wrong. I just feel like this set that I got pulls me one step more into this amazing culture this is tea _
I used this tea in my yixing pot and became obsessed. First, my pot is 18 Oz and I topped it off three times. I adore everything about it.
The tea is wonderfully fragrant both dry and while steeping and the flavor is nice and light. I got tones of lilac and lavender, but not to much that it tasted as such. I also got a light seaweed dryness at the end of the pot. I am such a sucker for a good oolong and I hope it only get better from here.
So I Get that teavana has acquired a poor rep in the past for having pushy customer service, but we’re not all like that at all. Some the the garbage that out reps used to use was scripted and pure crop, but I hate when people throw us under the bus with all the other crappy service moments they have had and assume that everyone must be a pushy assholes. Anyways….
I love this tea and I hope everyone else did too because I may have heard a little birdie (my floor manager) say that it will be making a triumphant return even after the rumors said otherwise. Sorry I vented, and thanks for listening.
Flavors: Peppermint, White Chocolate
So, I love this tea but, what I’m actually excited about is. … I’m getting my first yixing pot today! How cool is that! I’m pumped.
beautifully hand spun pearls create an interesting amalgam of gold and deep brown. Smells like a bold Yunnan black tea, which makes sense it is…
Nice deep dark chocolate dust aroma.
During the steeping I get the fall smell of wet fall leaves.
Tasting: smooth soothing flavor with nice cocoa undertones. I also find a natural sweetness like honey as well. I love this tea and with the caffeine kick it has, I love all morning.
Something else, I have a lot of this tea… ALOT ALOT so if anyone is interested in a swap for it please let me know.
I am in love with my tea.. It’s odd really. I have been off of the website so long that sometimes I tend to forget how new at this I am. I have been working at teavana for 4 months now and I wish I could give a fair review on this tea, but I have never really had a darjeeling to compare it with.
I love how fruity and light the aroma and flavor of this tea truly is. It moves me to another place in time, somewhere more serene. It’s beautiful “silver” liquor is unique in the black tea family and so is its amazing level of antioxidants. This tea is amazing by its self as well as blended with a flavored tea or a herbal tea to get a big punch of caffeine.
Do understand that I am not being one sided at all just because I work there, again, I simply have nothing to compare it to _