638 Tasting Notes
Red Leaf Tea – Sample #11
24 June 2014
Dry: Darker green, grassier scent.
Straight: Dark green liquor, brighter, but slightly duller froth on top. Bitter, but not overkill.
Latte: I love my lattes so much okay. The vanilla almond milk definitely helps. It took the bitterness out a bit, and added more sweet :) All in all, a lovely matcha, but I’ve definitely had better from the bunch that I received from Red Leaf.
Suggested Price: $8
Drinking this iced right now and it’s actually really good! Thank you MissB for sending this to me a while ago!
I taste chamomile in this, even though I know there isn’t any. Reminds me a but of Stephen Smith’s No. 39 Fez with the minty/touch of lemon taste, but the rooibos rounds it off nicely. Doesn’t have the woodsy rooibos which I do enjoy!
Drinking an iced jasmine tea that my roommate made :)
First time drinking jasmine iced and I actually really like it!
Dude. So I dont love my roommates, as much as my previous ones, but like my two of my roommates now DRINK LOOSE LEAF. THEY REFUSE TO DRINK BAGGED TEA AND IT’S GREAT. I obviously trump them on like… the tea craziness scale, but I’m just happy that I live with people who appreciate loose leaf :)
Going into my second day of training at Disney today! Totally forgot that there’s no traffic on a Saturday morning so I arrived i Anaheim like an hour and a half early… But it’s okay! I decided to pass by Starbucks so I can get energy today :)
This guy made it *okay. It did get a bit bitter so it’s just an okay cuppa
I remember really liking this tea the first time I had it, but now it just tastes like… Guayusa. I’ve taken a couple sips and I think I’m done. Ahh I feel terrible! I know it’s a great tea, I have no idea what went wrong this morning.
Posting at 5:30 in the morning because I have to be at Disney by 7:30! First day of training, here I come!
Ahh forgot to log this in! Last tea of the night and I drank it a couple hours ago :)
Just a nice small cup of a caffeine-free tea as I was getting to know my new roommates. They already know me as a tea-crazed person and I’ve already given a couple of my jasmine teas to Angie haha.
Well, it’s nearly midnight and I have to sleep! Gotta wake up at 5 tomorrow so I can have a good breakfast and get ready for training for Disney!!
Still remains to be one of my favourite black teas! The liquor definitely isn’t as dark as other black teas, it does take more of a light amber colour. I love how smooth it is, and it’s not bitter at all!
Running low on this, and just one more cup and I’m done :( Ahh well, looks like I’m going to have my cousin get me some of this! Julie’s is the cutest little coffee and tea place in the entire world and they’re only in her town. Dang.
Refreshed Steepster to find Rosehips’ note on Vanilla Comoro, and read that the fantastic Mr. Harney has passed away.
Harney & Sons was actually the first to introduce me to the wide world of tea. Lupicia introduced me to quality loose-leaf, Adagio I pretty much only got into for fandom blends, but I was looking to expand on loose-leaf companies, and Harney was the first. Excited to see that Harney appeared in my local grocery store and at Barnes & Noble. I definitely have some sort of emotional attachment to this tea company okay.
So here’s a cup for you, Mr. Harney. Thank you so much for starting this company, and sharing your knowledge with all us tea lovers :)
It’s nearly 8pm and I’m taking a risk with this tea. This tea is nowhere to be found on the Lupicia site, and a google search would bring me back to this page.
I got this tea from mother when I was cleaning out her tea chest, and taking all her old teas that she would never drink, so I decided to be a good daughter and take them off her hands hehe :) This was in a holiday pack that she got last year, and they are all individually packed and portioned, so I don’t even know what kind of tea it is. I’m assuming it’s rooibos/decaf, since I did find it bundled with a bunch of other caffeine-free teas.
SO. THIS TEA. Let’s see what I’ve got!
oh darn. It definitely looks like a black tea! Looks like I won’t be sleeping tonight ahha. Well, let’s hope that it’s decafefinated ahhaha
It smells really nice though. Sweet caramel and chocolate. I can’t quite pinpoint the exact smell, but I definitely have had a flavour like this before, in some sort of food. I can’t stop smelling it! It smells so good! Now let’s hope it tastes as great as it smells :)
Dude. This is probably decaf. Not gunna lie, it’s pretty weak. I don’t usually go for decaf teas because of this very reason. Slightly flavourless, but it has that ever so slight hint of creamy, chocolatey, caramel goodness :)
I would really like to know what this tea is made up of though. And know if it’s decaf or if it’s just a slightly flavourless black tea. If it’s meant to be decaf, I’d definitely buy like 1oz of this tea since I kinda like the small hints of flavour! If it was bursting with flavour, it’d be a bit much.
If it’s meant to be a straight, flavoured, fully-caffeinated black tea, then it has a weak flavour. I’d definitely expect chocolate punch in the face upon first sip, but that did not happen.
Ahh I really like this tea though! I really want to know what’s in it!
I weighed my wee sample, and I have just enough tea for a small 4oz cup later on :)
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream