1468 Tasting Notes
This is a tea I stocked up on when I was making my own kombucha (I miss my little jellyfish ; . ;), it’s a good basic tea. I never reach for it, because if I’m looking for a straight black tea, I reach for the Nepal Black from DavidsTea or Irish Breakfast Xtra Fancy from Red Leaf Teas. So when we made our own stovetop chai. I reached for this for the black tea component. Delicious. Just so yummy.
This tea smells just like alcoholic apple cider. Cider is my jam, it used to be the only thing I drank. Since I found out about my diabetes, cider (both alcoholic and non) are big no-nos and I miss them so much. I nearly cried at how good it smelled dry. Reading my wife’s and Brooke’s reviews, I used way more leaf than I usually would and let it steep twice as long as I would usually steep a black. We bought 14 grams of this the other day, my wife used enough leaf for a single cup, and dumped the rest into my steeper for brew and then pour over ice. With ice add, I had about 30 ounces of this tea.
And it’s good. It’s sooooo good. It’s so good that I’m kinda depressed that we really shouldn’t buy any more tea. So I’m trying to convince myself that the black tea is too astringent, but it’s just a touch dry, not really that bad. It is still a little light, but it’s so good I don’t mind. It really does taste like apple juice with just a touch of that cidery bite.
Nope, I can’t do it. I am head over heels in love with this tea.
Resteeped the leaves last night and put in the fridge for a bright note this morning. Cold it is the most refreshing thing I have ever tasted, light and vegetal and perfect. I cannot say enough good about this tea. If you haven’t tried any of Teavivre’s oolongs, run to their website right now. Amazing value for delicious tea.
I couldn’t decide which oolong I was craving but when I saw this one, the decision was made for me. Need another beloved tea to calm me down after another breakdown that made no sense. Breaking down into tears over not having any soy meat in the freezer? Yep, I’m not ready to rejoin the world just yet. But hopefully this fruity, oolong-y cup of perfection will help. I genuinely love this tea and recommend it to everyone.