178 Tasting Notes
My Fall tea order came in today! This one is just like I remember from last year. The dry leaf smells amazing; its tart apple, a touch of sweetness, and some cinnamon. The smell continues during steeping, mimicking hot apple cider. This is one of those teas that drives your coworkers crazy with the aroma while it steeps :-)
Taste is much more subtle than the scent, in my opinion, and you can tell it’s a green tea – albeit it a very light one, without vegetal notes. Which suits me juuuuust fine.
A perfect fall morning tea. The strong, warming flavor of hazelnut is nice wake-up for a windy day like today.
Had a sample packet of this from my last order, so I thought I’d give a taste today. It’s good, but nothing special enough that I’d buy a full 50g of it. I’m pleased to discover that it’s not too floral – it just tastes like a nice cup of white tea.
So buttery, so delicious, and so comforting.
But did they discontinue it? I’m drinking my last bit of it now, and couldn’t find on the DT website to reorder! I do not approve, DavidsTea, I do not approve.
Cold-brewed for about 10 hours. Unfortunately, due to the chunks of fruit, the 25g packet in the summer collection was barely enough for one pitcher’s worth.
Interestingly, the bits of dried fruit pretty much disintegrated fully during the cold steep, leaving lots of little “particles” in the finished product.
Tastes pretty good though. Very sweet, almost like a thin, tropical fruit juice. Good for an outdoor summer get-together, but not something that I’m likely to re-purchase.
Thanks, adagio breeze for swapping!
I used this to make a Lapsang baked tofu. (Recipe from here: http://www.guavarose.com/2012/03/lapsang-souchong-tofu-4/)
It turned out great! This was the perfect Lapsang to use – strongly smokey with a good amount of depth. Tasted awesome with the saltiness of the shoyu mixed in. It’s making me very tempted to add some salt next time I drink a cup!
Had a cup iced. Not impressed. A somewhat bitter and very grassy green with an artificial-tasting “tropical” flavor.
Not bad, but not outstanding. It’s on the mellower end of Assams that I’ve tried, with a bit of malty goodness but not very bold. It’s a good morning tea to keep at the office though, since it holds up well when cool (if you’re like me and you don’t have time to drink it all up while it’s still hot!)