38 Tasting Notes
I actually got the second steep on this tea, my roommate made the first, I have had this on the first steep before though so I shall compare the two.
Steep 1: Lots of strawberry, mildly earthy nothing overpowering in the pu’erh. I really am a huge fan of strawberry so I loved it.
Steep 2: Almost no strawberry present. It has a strong earth taste, though it’s not bad I was just disappointed that my roommate got all the strawberry taste out of it. It almost has an astringent taste.
I recommend only steeping this once.
This tea made my whole dorm room smell like violets; it is delightful! It tastes just as well too :) Today was particularly exhausting due to unpacking, grocery shopping, and driving for a few hours to the airport and back to pick up a friend; such is college life!
Anyways, This tea was a swap sample sent by James. It has a rich violet taste, very thick but not overdone. The black leaves underneath give it a very woodsy fragrance and a lightness to contrast the violet. I don’t think I would put this in my stash a a staple but it might be a “I need something different in my stash” kind of tea.
I had the pleasure of smelling this tea in the store, I wanted to buy it but one of the guys took the canister away and I forgot it. I had to order the 250g bag online without ever tasting it so this one was a very big risk. I was afraid of the chili threads because I’m not a huge fan of spice but I wanted to expand my horizons. I’m glad I did! This tea was good. I’ve been having sinus and ear issues lately and the chilies made everything tingle and open up. It is sweet on the front of the tongue, but going down it has a slightly spicy, tickling sensation; it was very pleasant. I had a few sips of this hot and it was good, but it was also very good iced.
I really wish this tea was doing it for me this morning but for whatever reason my stomach is upset today and the raspberry in this is making it worse :( Looks like I’ll be sipping some ginger tea today… Still a good cup though taste wise, I’m getting the coconut first, nice and creamy, and then the raspberry comes and gives it a pop.
I was far too excited to try this tea. It didn’t meet my expectation but it was still delicious none the less. The dry leaf smell is so deceiving! It smells sickeningly sweet. When I brought it home from the shop and opened up the tin for the first time the entire downstairs of the house smelled like birthday cake. I didn’t really think this tea was going to need a lot if any sugar at all. Brewed, I’m not even sure how to describe this tea. The sprinkles add a texture and taste I cannot identify. It’s almost oily, but not quite. Like those little Christmas tree cakes Gram used to buy me as a kid. It has the eggy cake batter taste and you definitely get the vanilla. Overall, a great tea, just needs a tsp. of sugar :)