243 Tasting Notes
Forgot this was a green/black blend, but Harney’s instructions were for 212F anyway.
Picked this up from a little tea/beer place at the beach, they measured all the tea into little plastic bags and this one in particular was leaking smell all over the place. I’d get a whiff every time I walked by the table where it was sitting. It smells very fruity, which I think is mainly the guava. Definitely tropical.
It has a very light feeling which I think is due to the green tea component. I taste the guava followed by a general “tropical fruit” flavor. I think this would be great iced and maybe I’ll play around with brewing temps. I have enough of a sample to play around so we’ll see! I think I’ll rate after I try it a few more times.
Drank this on the beach with my toes in the ocean. That made it a 100 in my book, but I guess I’ll rate it on just the tea. :) The waves were full of fish this morning, it was so cool! http://www.flickr.com/photos/8126244@N06/8009003017/in/photostream
This is a nice blend, the lapsang is softened by the other blacks (though I can do lapsang straight). It’s got a great flavor to it, I’ll have to do a more in-depth review later when I can pay attention to flavors and taste more.
Okay this is tasty. I will definitely put this on my Harney & Sons shopping list. Picked up a little individually wrapped bag to try. Unfortunately the place where I picked up tea yesterday (Harrika’s Brew Haus) did not have this one in loose.
I added to much water to the cup so it’s a little weaker then I would like, but still good. Those worried about the bergamot shouldn’t be, it’s very light. The currant flavors come out more I think and the vanilla/caramel. This reminds of a Monk’s Blend tea I had, but better. That same combo of vanilla and fruit (pomegranate in the Monk’s blend) is delicious. Yum yum.
Picked this up from Tin Roof Teas yesterday. On my second round now. :)
Very tasty! I’ve been meaning to try more oolong so when I had the chance to stop by Tin Roof Teas I got a bunch. This was the only flavored one I got.
This brews a nice burnt orange and smells of orange but it doesn’t cover up the oolong scent. I think this is probably a Formosa base, but I’ve only had one to compare to. Very lovely orange/citrus taste. The first cup had more, the second has some but it’s lighter. The oolong base is woodsy and smooth. Yum yum.
Note: First steeping at 2 min, second at 3 min. @ 212F