294 Tasting Notes
This is not bad but it isn’t like sencha at all!!! It tastes neither grassy nor roasted… instead, it’s sweet like honey and I think it has a hint of coconut??? I believe the foreign flavour has something to do with Tea Forte’s tea packaging – it’s pretty, but it really makes the tea bags prone to contamination (especially in a sample box, where there are teas of various flavours)! :(
My first maté… but since this is quite heavily flavoured, I don’t think I can really tell what maté itself tastes like :P. I believe most chocolate lovers will like the rich chocolate flavour and nuttiness in this tea. For me, I LOVE chocolate but I am not such a big fan of nuts… in fact, I am often bothered by the intense nuttiness or coconuttiness in blends by DAVIDsTEA.
I was shocked to know that this tea contains raspberry, cos I could taste nothing like that in my tea! :( Perhaps the small sample in 24 Days of Tea didn’t contain enough raspberry… there’s still some tea leaves left in the small tea tin and I hope I will be able to taste raspberry next time.
Today may not be the best day for tea-tasting because I haven’t recovered from my bad cold yet. My nose is less sensitive than usual, and I wonder if this has anything to do with the subtle fragrance of this tea. Nevertheless it is unmistakably the scent of rum raisin – REAL RUM RAISIN! Yummy. Not too sweet but good enough as a dessert tea. It will be like liquid rum raisin ice cream with some milk I think. Seriously, will Lupicia consider creating such blend by adding vanilla or milk powder? ;)
A tea that tastes really “Lupicia” – Lupicia always creates lovely scented teas! I enjoy the potent apple flavour and the fragrance of apricot. They don’t taste as artificial as in some cheap teas. Though there’s a slight bitterness in the tea that leads me to lower the rating a bit. Someone says the bitterness is due to the addition of autumn leaves and I think it may be true! But anyway the idea of using momiji to create an autumn tea is very interesting… a good try!
Great green tea from Japan. It’s so delicate that it will probably go very wrong if the brewing time or temperature is not controlled properly. I am happy that the brewing temperature I use for the tea is just right! :) The liquor has a beautiful jade colour, with my favourate vegetal scent of hay that is unique to Japanese green tea! I find the fragrance really calming. Taste-wise it’s mellow, on the sweet side, with an umami finish. Nothing can be better than having a cup of good Japanese tea before starting Japanese revision in the morning… ;)
A surprisingly tasty tea! It stands out from other everyday teas. The colour of the liquor surprises me too – it’s really dark. Fortunately, the tea is milder than its colour suggests. I love, love, love the intense bergamot flavour, even though it is more lemony than I’ve expected. Seriously, I can’t understand those ppl who hate Earl Grey. It’s one of the greatest inventions in tea history!!
Finally, a more likeable tea by Løv Organic! Simply because it is plain black tea so it can’t go TOO wrong. It doesn’t specify what kind of black tea it is but the hint of dried plum makes me think of Keemun. The flavour of black tea aside, it has a special kind of exotic smell/taste that I notice in all teas by Løv Organic… logically it has to be the smell/taste of muslin bags (cos I am drinking their bagged teas. I should try their loose tea some day to see if there’s any difference)! It isn’t all that pleasant to have this strange taste in my cup I must say…
I am trying to like Løv Organic’s teas, but it seems that all of their teas taste quite unconventional… I am not sure if it has anything to do with their organic nature. Though their herbal teas are supposed to be their signature blends, I have not yet tasted one that I really like :( This tea tastes more like a tisane than a rooibos. It’s light-bodied, with an undercurrent of zesty orange, apple and some herbal flavours. No sign of caramel, but it is very sweet indeed. If you like tisane you may find it ok… just not my cup of tea.
I am still learning to brew green tea properly. The first thing I’ve got to learn is to be less lazy – I should use a thermometer to measure the temperature of the water before I become capable of visual estimation. This is not the first time I scalded green tea leaves… there’s some bitterness in the liquor along with the expected grassiness and jasmine flavours (which is rather subtle). :( Can’t say I enjoy it… I am glad that there’s still a bag of these left so I have a second chance!!
Hmm… I like this but I don’t think it’s as impressive as others have commented. White peach is more present in the aroma than flavour. As for the oolong base, it is smooth and decent but I can’t see how superior it is. Maybe it’s because I tasted too much fine oolong in Taiwan in my recent trip…?