Mixed with To Life from Teavana. This really sets a new bar for delicious blends. WOW. Seriously. If you have both of these, please give it a shot. 3 tsp To Life, 3 tsp Strawberry, sweeten to taste. I don’t know if I can ever drink another fruity tea.
34 Tasting Notes
I really enjoyed this tea. It wasn’t syrupy like some apple teas end up being. It had a pleasant cinnamon scent, and a very slight flavoring of it. Mostly it tasted like roasted apples. A nice tea that I’ll be having again.
I resteeped it and threw it some chamomile. It turned out nicely. I was able to taste the oolong more, but the cinnamon apple flavoring was definitely still there.
I definitely forgot about this and overbrewed it. Luckily the flavor wasn’t much affected. I think it was just a little more…cream? than I was wanting this morning, between the earl grey moonlight and the coconut.
Blended with Strawberry Rose Champagne. I made it a bit too strong, so I threw in a couple of ice cubes. Fantastic, as always.
The first time I tried this sample from Nuvola Tea, I made a few mistakes. I tried it when I was really on a more green oolong kick (I really prefer greener oolongs, to be honest). I made it for a one time steep. I really just wasn’t catering to the tea itself. I was pretty meh on it, and decided not to leave a tasting note, since I thought I should give it another try later down the line.
So here I am, craving a slightly darker oolong. And I have it.
The dry leaves are wonderfully elegant. In the first 30 second steep, they barely unfurl at all. This demonstrates that they were lovingly rolled. Over the next few, they slowly reveal their true beauty.
There is definitely a floral aroma coming from this tea. The smell sort of calls to mind a forest right at the brink of fall. Each steep makes this aroma slide a little closer to fruity.
I was kind of surprised to find that there was a good bit of smokey flavor under all of the floral tones. It’s a good surprise, though. It complements very well. It definitely reminds me of fall, when you take sweet flavors out of their natural elements, and introduce them to spices and such.
Altogether, I enjoyed this tea a lot more the second time around. I will probably order a batch to have when I’m wanting an oolong that tastes more like…well, oolong!
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Like someone else said, this is not the fanciest, highest quality bai mu dan. It is, however, a fantastic one. Floral, light, and misty, I just can’t get enough of it. At a price you simply cannot beat, this is probably the purchase I recommend most to anyone interested in white teas. I typically get 4-5 steeps out of it, which is more than enough.
I’m really digging this tea. It’s one of my favorite new ones. The hint of champagne is really interesting! The strawberry tastes quite natural, which is always nice. The oolong actually comes out a bit, too, which isn’t very common with Teavana’s flavored teas, and the rose complements it well. Definitely a fantastic blend.
I needed a really big, sweet kick in the pants this morning. So I mixed up a pretty strong batch of Weight to Go!, Wild Strawberry, and then I threw in some straight pu-erh from a friend in China. Lots of sugar. It was exactly what I needed. Sweet, tangy, with a great undercurrent of strong pu-erh, and I’m ready to go!
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Ah…I’m honestly not sure what I did here. Normally this is one of my favorites. It just doesn’t taste right. I may have overbrewed it, because it tastes a little burnt. It’s still pretty good, but…eh?
I’m amazed at how much of this I have. It goes so far! I only got a sample of it from Adagio, but this is the fourth time I’ve had it (and it’s an all day tea, with all of the infusions you get out of it), and there’s plenty left.
Beyond that, I’m liking it more and more all of the time. It’s a very full flavor, and the more I perfect the brewing of it, the better it gets.
Thanks to KallieBoo! for this sample! The smell of the dry leaves was a bit strong. Almost made me regret asking for it. It was much milder once brewed. I tried it without sugar at first, and it was…meh. Tasted like black tea, with a sort of caramel suggestion. A bit of sugar really allowed the caramel to come out just the right amount, and a hint of the smooth citrus. Not the most impressive tea, but I did enjoy it all the same.
It’s been a while since I had this. After having a pretty hectic couple of days, this is exactly what I needed.
I’m enjoying this even more the second time around. This is definitely my new favorite black! It’s very smooth, really. It just makes me feel warm and cozy, without being lulled into a stupor.
This evening, I needed to detox myself and my apartment. Being sick for a week really puts you behind on house work. Which I was throwing away old food, cleaning dishes, putting up clothes, etc., it seemed fitting to keep a mug of this nearby. Seven or eight resteeps (who counts) really flushed a lot of gunk out of my system. The apartment looks better, I feel better. Can’t complain!
Thanks to darby for this sample! I waited until I had taken a few sips before I read the Steepster tasting notes on this. If I’d read them earlier, I’d have been a lot more anxious. This is a fantastic morning tea. It’s got a great balance of black tea and almond. It is bitter, like everyone says, but it’s a pleasant, smooth bitterness. I’m not even taking it with sugar. I think I’ll likely buy more of this!
It was almost too cool to have the door open like I did last night, but it really enhanced the feeling of autumn. This is not a tea you can drink when it feels like summer, that’s for sure. It’s a strong tea, kind of like spiced caramel apples, but made properly. Not too much caramel, not enough that it makes you feel sick. I absolutely love this tea, and I see myself drinking it far too often this autumn.
I feel like I just can’t quite get it right today. I really thought I wanted something super sweet and all, but somehow this is just too much. Delicious, but too much all the same.
Earlier I said this was kind of weird. When I resteeped the same leaves (which I’ve never done with this tea), it was much better. I will definitely be resteeping this in the future!
Always a favorite. Mixed with Acai Matetini today. I needed something fruity and uplifting, and that’s what I got!
So, normally I love this tea. It’s one of my favorites. I don’t know if it’s because I’m sick and maybe my tastebuds are off, but somehow I taste artificial sugar in it today. It’s still great, but…weird.
I bought two pounds of this tea a few months ago when Teavana discontinued it. It’s a pretty great Chinese green, and at such a steep discount, I couldn’t resist! It’s a strong green, vegetal but not too grassy. Tonight I’m just resteeping over and over in my yixing, getting hours and hours out of a handful of leaves. Very classic, although I definitely drink my green tea much stronger now than I did back in the day.
Tastes sort of like a light pu-erh, or over brewed bai mudan, maybe. Overall, I’m not impressed. I think green oolongs are more my thing.