2196 Tasting Notes
Thanks again to Janelle for this tea!
I was expecting this to be much more toasty than it was – I think I mixed up Houjicha and Kukicha, haha. It ended up tasting like a moderately vegetal standard green, perhaps a bit on the seaweedy side. Not too bad, but nothing particularly special.
Thanks to Janelle for sending me a bunch of this tea.
Unfortunately, this is not one of the best examples of a bi lo chun that I’ve tried – it wasn’t terribly flavourful and had it been labelled a gunpowder green, I probably would have believed it, as the flavour verged on smokey. I’ll have to give it another shot later when I’m paying more attention, but I wasn’t terribly impressed. Not all that surprised, though, as I think there are better places to pick up straight teas!
Have been drinking some tea lately but failing to log anything. Gah. Life is so busy! Looking for housing again, frantically trying to finish up thesis-related things…
Anyhow, figured I’d try this one earlier. I hot-brewed and chilled it, and it actually wasn’t bad. Certainly did taste like lemonade, but unfortunately, the stevia was quite noticeable and somewhat unpleasant. I would have preferred the tea to be unsweetened. Not bad, though, and certainly unique! A likely hit for those who can tolerate stevia and like lemony drinks :)
Hmm, this one’s interesting. I picked up that there was hibiscus in it right away, just from the aroma, but luckily it’s not overly prominent in the flavour. In fact, it actually works fairly well here, adding a bit of bite. As a result, this does taste somewhat reminiscent of a mulled wine, but I’m not a huge fan. Another that’s great to have tried, but I’m not upset that it’s gone! Thanks Janelle!
Another thanks to Janelle for letting me try this discontinued tea!
I couldn’t remember what this was initially, but it became fairly obvious upon brewing that it was a cinnamony, grapey tea – and it’s quite nice! The cinnamon is more in the aroma than the flavour, and isn’t overpowering in the slightest; the tea base is bold and slightly astringent, but it kind of works here. It’s also almost a bit smoky, which I think fits in quite nicely. The wine/grape flavour is the most prominent, but it certainly doesn’t taste like artificial juice, more like a sophisticated version (but not alcoholic!)
A pretty decent tea; glad to have tried it, but not too sad that it’s no longer available.
Mmmmm, this is about as delicious as I had anticipated! Lovely creamy coconut with some sweetness. I haven’t had Coconut Cream from other companies recently (which is what I was thinking this tea may be the same as), so I can’t identify whether or not they are different. Might have to have to do a comparison later today. I’m almost tempted to say that this version is better, but it may just be that I’ve forgotten how good the others were.
Anyhow, thanks for sending along some of this one, Janelle, so I didn’t have to buy it!
Thanks to Janelle for sending me a sample of this tea! It’s pretty darn tasty!
The main flavour I’m getting is lime (shocking), kind of like that from Lime Gelato, complete with creaminess. I’m not tasting too much of the gunpowder smokiness that I was expecting, but that’s ok – it’s working well as a base anyhow! I tried sips of this tea both hot and cooled and like it better cooled, so I suspect it would be best iced. Too bad this one is no longer around :(
Thanks again Janelle!