Yes this does taste like rungs!
328 Tasting Notes
This blend has a toasty almond flavor. Warm and fuzzy. I know this is similar or the same as Specialteas Almond Cookie but this one just seems to have an extra toasty flavor……
Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample.
This is a smooth and calm way to start the day. The keemun in this takes the bite out of the Assam. Yet the Assam provides some “meat” . This is one tea that I would add to my shopping list.
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This one is much better than I had expected and is getting better as I have been sampling it the past couple of months. This raison flavor sings, w/subtle cinnamon flavor in the background. Lately, I have even been tasting the butter.
Is this possibly better than Marco Polo? The strawberry flavor seems to be stonger than the classic Mariage Freres blend. The berry flavor is not tart but delightful w/some creaminess in the background.
Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample. I can definitely pick up the honey notes and slight malt flavor….No sugar is needed. No milk.
I have always liked Adagios Golden Monkey but perhaps this is as good or better.
My first Matcha and I am soooo pleased. When I saw these flavored matchas, I just could not turn these down. I have been leery to try Matcha-and I was thinking flavored would be a good way to warm me up to the idea. At the same time, I have been sooo curious as Cofftea is always raving about matcha, etc….
I took 1 tsp and frothed it in a splash of water. Then added about 1 cup of cold milk. Tinge of honey. The banana flavor was quite strong and natural- so next time, I will omit the sweetener. No odd vegetative or grassy or fishy flavor was noted.
This was really good. As it is difficult or near impossible to find flavored matchas, I may be placing an order SOON!
I love a good Chinese tea in the afternoon. and this one has delightful toasty flavors.
So far, I am the only Steepsterite to like this one. Really the grass flavor subdues the lemongrass ….so this is one that I like to drink iced and frequently. But, I am in the minority, oh well….
Hmm….the pellets look like rabbit pellets. The blend contains licorice. But the licorice is not noticeable AT ALL. This is a mild oolong. Others have said it is woodsy. And it is. There is a vegetative aroma this tea. Smooth. Not bitter.BUT-not sure if I like this one personally. The woodsy flavor is sooo subtle….I just like my teas w/more flavors… So, I am thinking it is MEH…
This is a great iced tea w/straightforward flavors- a solid, not astringent tea base and lemon grass. As others have said, the lemon grass flavor is strong. But with a little bit of sugar to cut the pungency of the lemon grass, this is wonderful. As the lemongrass is strong, it masks the yunnan-flavors of the tea base. But on the other hand, if a cheaper tea base were used, perhaps, this blend would not be as pleasant.
In fact, this one holds up to multiple infusions.
Good classic morning tea. Bold but not too bold. Not astringent. Slightly, and just slightly smoky. One that I would recommend others to try.
This one has a natual coconut flavor that does not overwhelm the pouchong tea base. Not suprised that this is an award winner. This is one that I will definitely re-order!
Had this one yesetrday AM. A nice, delightful, and light tea for the summer months. Sort of bittersweet havinng this one since The Simple Leaf has recently closed.
This is a nice,pleasant, and mild tisane. Subtle lemon flavor. Perfect for those who do not like Chamomile as it is very relaxing. Although this is loaded with medicinal herbs only the lemon taste comes thru. But the best part this really does make me sleepy…..
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Smoky but not too smoky. Subtle sweetness and a great way to start the day.
This one is not as good as Adagio’s Golden Monkey. It is smooth. Sort of cocoa like. But does not have the caramel tones I come to to expect from Golden Monkey. But maybe this from a different region in China?
This tea has a wonderful and light toasty flavor!
I was disappointed in this tea. It was touted by Upton as some fancy high end tea w a price of $20 bucks for 10 g. I was hoping this would have cocoa notes as Upton mentioned instead it is a Lapsang Souchong lite w/mild smoky overtones. Glad that I just bought the 5 dollar sample.
Had this again with fresh mint, iced, and sugar. This bold ass am holds up so well w/the fresh mint..
Finally got this one right. Used 1 tbs for 16 ozs. 3mins steep at under boiling at 200f. Tasted a delightful toasty flavor as my first 3 times for this tea was blah. Can’t wait to try this one again…
Perfect chamomile blend. The lively flavors of mint and lemongrass are a perfect foil to the mellow chamomile….