880 Tasting Notes
Got a nice box full of new teas to try! This one was in it and I really wanted to try it. Steeping it gong fu style. The aria of the wet leaves is amazing. It’s sweet and spicy with pine and herb notes. The first steep kind of tastes like lightly sugared warm water. The second steep has a nice piney spice with a touch of sweetness. There is almost a soft ginger taste to it. The third steep lost a little of the spice and is turning a bit sweeter. I think I may have under leafed. Next time I will try adding a little more :)
Finished this one off tonight! I really enjoyed this tea. It has a nice flavor. The vanilla is creamy and compliments the green. The green tea is slightly vegetal and sweet. The vanilla is subtle but you can still tell that it’t there. I like that I can taste the green before the vanilla flavor.
I finally decided to drink the last of this one. The dry leaf smells like dark chocolate. This tea is amazing. It’s malty, cocoa notes, milk chocolate notes, a touch of cinnamon, and honey. It’s creamy and silky. There is a sweetness that kind of reminds me of marshmallow.. This tea kind of reminds me of a smores! YUM.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Creamy, Honey, Marshmallow
I’ve been waiting a while to get this out and try it. Also, thank you to Angel and the Teavivre team! For some reason I have a hard time with raw pu-erhs. The flavor is always off to me but this one is delicious! It has a juicy raisin flavor with hints of cinnamon and pine. The second steep turns a little more savory/sweet with light smoke notes. There is a soft bitterness that reminds me of a slightly over-steeped green.
I’m going to do more steeps but have to go away from my computer for a minute. I’ll edit it later with the other steeps :)
Flavors: Bitter, Cinnamon, Pepper, Pine, Raisins, Smoke
Backlog! My poor little ferret is sick and I was up every two hours to feed him last night. This tea was a nice comforting tea to have for that. I found it in my sample drawer so thank you to whoever sent it to me. The main flavor was rooibos but it had sweet creamy caramel notes at the end. It was really good :3