2229 Tasting Notes
Hmmm…. I think I understand the negative feelings towards this tea. It tasted pretty icky when I brewed it up. I’ll give it another shot, but I actually had to dump that cup down the drain. Something just doesn’t taste right. Yuck.
Thanks Janelle for sparing me from having to purchase some of this myself :)
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!