80 Tasting Notes
I drank a lot of fresh mint leaves from the garden over the summer, and have had dried leaves sitting in my cupboard for a while now. I’ve been feeling a little stressed since it’s the end of my term and I’ve been heading for the mint stash.
Yum! This isn’t as good as when I had it with fresh leaves… the flavor is so much more intense. I put in about a teaspoon which I think was a good amount. No sweetner or anything added. It’s just flat out mint, and it really tastes so delicious. It’s really soothing my stomach as well.
I wonder if mint is re-steepable…. ;)
Drank this tea with the housemates tonight. I’ve been drinking it a lot recently (along with black currant white tea). This tea is definitely a house favorite though. Every time I ask them what tea i should make they always request “the apricot one!”. It’s just so perfect after having a huge house dinner and it light, soothing, and the apricot flavor is sweet but not overpowering the taste of the tea.
Backlogging. Drank this in the morning. I only have 2 more black tea samovar samples left, and this was one I was holding off to drink expecting it to be good.
It was definitely a good cup, strong, malty, delish… but after having so many other black teas from samovar it’s just not that special overall.
My samovar samples are dwindling down and I’ve really been avoiding this one, especially after drinking the lapsang sample from golden moon tea.
It smells super smoky. Tastes smoky as well, but it’s not that bad. It has a sort of sweetness to it, unless that’s from my sugar. There is definitely a smoky aftertaste as well. It’s definitely not a tea I like very much, but for it being smoky i think it’s pretty good :)
I’ve been feeling gross lately, and I went for the white tea sampler :)
It smells silver needle…ish. I almost wish they were a little more specific with what type of “white tea” it is. hmmm not bad. I think i might have steeped it too long. The color came out pretty dark, and it has a slightly bitter flavor to it. I’m getting some of the chrysanthemum flavor, which i’m not a huge fan of. This is a good cup, but I’ve drank so many better white teas before.
I’ve been really avoiding this sample. But I figured i need to get it out of the way. I’ve never had a pu-erh before, so this will be interesting.
The smell is pretty strong, but it’s hard to place what exactly it smells like.
Hmmm, not sure how i feel about this. It’s got some smoky flavor, but it kind of tastes like dirt. seriously, like dirt. It has some sweetness to it that reminds me of badly flavored bubble gum… which is leaving an aftertaste in my mouth. I think i’ll somehow manage to finish this cup but I don’t know if i’ll even bother with a second infusion—can pu-erh be steeped multiple times anyway? I’m assuming it can be…
I had this sitting to cool off, when the fire alarm went off (thanks to the dryer) so I brought this outside with me to keep me warm~
It is a great flavor for a black tea. I didn’t think lychee could work in a tea but it worked. The flavor wasn’t too strong, but it was night lighter flavor for a black tea. I really enjoyed it. On my second cup of it now and the lychee flavor is a little stronger, and I’m not liking it as much… But this is definitely a really great tea. I feel like steeping it for 2 minutes versus 4 makes the lychee flavor less prominent?
Yesterday was a big day. Had a tea party, made lots of food, and then went out all night. I need a caffeine kick to do homework… samovar sample again! I really am going to place an order with them when i’m done. They are just too good.
not a bad taste. It’s got a spiciness to it, and there is some sweetness to it which i’m not a huge fan of. It has sort of a weird aftertaste as well. The sweetness from the fruit give it a somewhat tart taste, but it is hardly noticeable. It’s not a bad tea, but it’s not amazing.
It’s a really cold night so I’m staying in, and making another samovar sample :)
omg. This is so good. It’s light, and has a malty flavor to it. I think I’m realizing that I love yuunan leaves. This has such a great flavor to it I can’t even describe it. Such a delicious cup.
“It’s SO good, like drinking candy!” — my housemate, a few minutes ago.
Just brewed a pot of this and split it with my housemate, and she obviously likes it.
Still waiting for my cup to cool down but the tea smells really strong of apricot. I’m not a huge fan of apricot but I knew that this blend would be a good one.
Mmmm, yeah, this tea is absolutely delish. I can taste some apricot, but it’s not overpowering and the teas stand out more. I definitely taste the white tea and some green in there… but overall it’s just a great blend. There is a slight aftertaste from the apricot, but, it’s not that bad.
Another great tea from 52teas :)