144 Tasting Notes
I was really smooth and dumped nearly a full timolino of good jasmine green tea all over my desk at work (luckily just on the desk and no important papers or electronics). I didn’t pack any other green tea today but I seriously need a boost today so I picked up a bag of this at the caf at work. This stuff is pretty decent-better than the Tim Horton’s green tea (and cheaper since I just bought tea bag and not a cup of hot water as well (although I still hate paying over $1 for one tea bag!)). This’ll be my new go-to tea if I ever forget my green tea at home.
Thanks to Debi for giving me a sample of this tea! :)
This tea really surprised me. I thought it was going to be crazy tart due to the hibiscus but it wasn’t the case. It really did have a cherry flavour (although it is in more of the smell than taste) and the slightest amount of tart aftertaste (I was careful about my steeping time). This would be great iced and I may look into it in the summer time when I’ll probably be drinking more fruit teas,
Flavors: Cherry, Hibiscus
Ordered some of the tea triangles for my mom for Mother’s Day (I know it’s in 3 months but I dont know when I’m going to be ordering from steeped tea again, haha). I can have black tea occasionally so I stole one of them to make sure it’ll be the right kind for my mom as she strictly only drinks black tea. This stuff is pretty decent. I know it’s 10x better than the no name brand, bottom of the barrel black tea she’s been drinking. This stuff was expensive (20 tea triangles for $13!) so I definitely recommend just buying the loose leaf version to save some money.. The only reason why I didn’t is because my mom won’t take the time to deal with loose leaf tea but I still like to buy her tea for her birthday, Mother’s Day and Christmas (it’s one of my “standard” gifts to her).
They weren’t kidding about “Zingy”!
I expected this to be like Super Ginger from David’s Tea or Immunity Booster from Steeped Tea. This was not the case. This was as if I went into the spice cupboard, took a bunch of pepper and ginger and put it into hot water. Even my husband was taken aback by how crazy spicy this tea was. I even tried making the tea into a latté and it didn’t help with the spice. Maybe I over leafed or over steeped the tea but I’ve never tasted anything this bold before. I’m going to try making this another time using less than 1 tsp per cup and a shorter steeping time, but otherwise I will not be buying this again.
Update: I steeped this tea with 0.75 tsp in almost 500 ml of hot water for only a few minutes and it was much better. Thus I updated The previous rating of 40 to 60. I still think this will be a cold and flu tea and that’s it.
My steeped tea consultant was very kind to include 50 grams of this tea in my order for free! This means that half of my collection is now steeped tea which is quite the shift from being exclusively DAVID’s tea.
I steeped this in my timolino before work and have been slowly sipping away at it. The smell of the dry leaves is a very strong lime smell (as if someone grabbed a little bottle of lime juice and squeezed a bunch onto the green tea leaves) and the smell of the brewed tea is quite strongly lime as well. Luckily, the taste isn’t like drinking lime juice or artificial. It’s actually a nice citrus taste. Unfortunately though I can’t taste the green tea which is disappointing because normally I drink green tea fairly straight up with maybe just a jasmine flavour or some lemongrass. This is a good tasting tea but its not what green tea is supposed to be like. I’ll definitely use it up (and I will try it iced in the summertime as well-I think it would be quite good like that) but it’s nothing I would order for myself.
Flavors: Citrus, Lime
This tea is super light-50 grams is about 1.5 tins worth! Strangely, the leaves look they are covered in dandelion fluff which is quite unique.
Overall the taste is floral with a hint of citrus and very light. The lemongrass is really nice with the nettle leaf. Overall its pretty nice.
Sipdown! (I think?)
This one smells spicier than it tastes. The dry leaves smell like the overpowering cinnamon rooibos chai from DAVID’s Tea, but the taste isn’t CRAZY powerful (it still is quite cinnamon-y though). This is pretty much a chai tea, and I normally reserve this kind of tea for lattes but I’m not even sure if it would be good for a latte because it might be a tad too weak. I’m not sure. I’ll leave this note up for now and if my opinion changes I’ll revise this note.
I never mentioned that I got a new tea kettle! My old one (electric) started leaking so I used up some gift certificates and got a really good one-stainless steel, different heat settings for different types of tea, and it keeps the water warm for up to 30 min. I love it and have been using it all of the time and I don’t know if I’ll ever go back to a cheapo plastic one.
Anywho, I got some new tea to go with my new kettle! This tea is new to steeped tea and I must say I absolutely love it. The smell of the dry leaves consists of rose petals and lemon. The smell of the tea brewed is mostly lemon with a hint of rose. Finally, the taste of the tea is lemony with just the right about of spice from the ginger. It’s absolutely wonderful and it’s just what I’ve been looking for. This is my replacement for honeybush lemon ginger from David’s tea that’s been long gone.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemongrass, Spicy