131 Tasting Notes
I taste a lot more cherry than fig. It’s like the tea is almost medicinal tasting, but just shy of that line.
It tastes a lot better to me cold (and I don’t mean iced tea…just hot tea that’s gotten cold). Which is good, because I HAD to buy 4 oz of it, and I rarely buy that much of ANYTHING! I was more than miffed by that.
From hot to warm, this tea has a good flavor profile. The white tea is nice and light. The raspberry provides the much-needed contrast, and the white chocolate provides another sweet flavor for the white tea. I think anytime you put white chocolate in tea, it feels a little oily, and so does this one, but it is not to ‘oil slick in the mouth’ feeling…just a little bit of it.
A nice overall dessert-type tea for my first cuppa.
I had to look up what Yunan was, and I have to say, I’m still not sure (except the tea comes from the Yunan area of China).
I like this tea…I keep thinking I’ve put milk in it, but I haven’t. It tastes mellow with some little kick in it (that must be the pepper-like undertone I read about). It has a mouthfeel like I put milk it it, but I know that I didn’t.
I’m not buying eggnog because it is horribly bad for you (but oh, so good tasting!). This is a nice holiday-type tea, but I’m sure I wouldn’t be in the mood for it in the summer. I don’t know that it is a SUBSTITUTE for eggnog, but it does have a lot of the eggnog flavor in it, and it’ll do nicely.
Wow! I love lemon in tea, I love ginger (I eat a lot of ginger with sushi), and I love cookie!
I want to compare this a little to Buttermilk Lemon from TeaG (I’m not spelling that name), but the ginger really adds quite the zing! to the tea.
Normally I don’t like oolong as a base, but I steeped this a lot shorter, and it doesn’t taste as…well, bad…as it normally does. Like a black would be more overpowering (like in 52Teas’ Lemon Meringue Chai), and this is a lot more subtle. There’s a lot of good things working in this tea, and I think the combination of lemon and ginger and cookie is fantastic!
Decided on this tea this morning. I am just falling down tired. Stayed up til 1:30 on the weekend, up till 11 last night working on a paper, and in work at 6 am. So, I need a tea with a strong (and hopefully, caffeinated) black base.
This tea tastes better hot. It’s cooling down now, so it tastes different. I think the flavors are clearer when the tea is hot. I like it, but not sure I’d buy it again.