257 Tasting Notes
Pretty good tea. Nice natural sweetness and tang when steeped correctly. My first ground with this tea was way oversteeped, resulting in a bitter pithy type tea (like eating the white of a lime rind – very authentic).
Though when it’s steeped well, it’s got a nice lime flavour rounded out by the apple and elderberry :)
I decided to drink up the last of this tea as it has been around for a while!
As I remember it, definitely winter squash with a musky/woody flavour. The muskiness fades a bit as the tea is steeped out (I’m on the 4th steep now)… It’s starting to transition to a silkier caramel with exciting tingles on the tongue. The tingles remind me of when you first put something sour or super sweet on your tongue and you start to salivate and get tingles on your taste buds. Very similar to that.
There is also a nice thick buckwheat bread flavour.
Overall, I am happy I got to try this tea. I’m not entirely sad to see it go due to the heavy muskiness at the beginning. Still a nice tea overall.
I had a sample from the VERY FIRST blend with the Yanxin’s Reserve ’04 Shu Nuggets.
After making my way home and shovelling the walkway in the winter storm that has consumed Edmonton, I decided to try this tea and a nice spicy pick-me-up.
The first steep (whole packet) gave me a really nice cuppa licorice ginger spice with that nice angel food cake-ness from the nuggets. It’s very delicious and nicely spicy from the ginger/peppercorns and sweet from the licorice.
I like this blend but the licorice reminds me of Licorice Twist from DT. I like this one wayyyy better though as it is a lot smoother with the licorice and spices.
Looking forwards to multiple steeps on this crazy winters night :)
After steeping up some BRR, I decided to switch to a nice sweet green! I’ve never really caught on to green teas it seems.. maybe this will change it?
Boy did I pick a good one to try! Creamy honeysuckle and a sparkle on the roof of my mouth. It reminds me of sugar snap peas. I wanted to say spinach, but steamed spinach is never sweet – where as sugar snap peas have a definite sweetness and a green bean kind of flavour. Yep. Sugar snap peas with cream and honeysuckle..(which almost reminds me of a TGY).
Anywas, this is a delightful cuppa Biluochun. I think I found my green of choice!
I made some of this for manuscript writing. I haven’t had a chance to sit down and focus on a tea for a while so I decided to give it a go!
This tea is so delicious. First (8s) and second (10s) steeps are much the same – creamy caramel with a nice roasted quality. I definitely get some jasmine flavours oddly enough. It reminds me of what a sweet dark honey would taste like and how it would coat the tongue. Definite mineral aspects to this tea.
I grabbed some of this along with my Pumpkin Chai order.
The description sounded amazing, but in all honestly I guess I’m no rooibos fan. I find it quite woody. Some are alright and they don’t overpower the whole tea… but this one was definitely on the edge.
I really did not find the ‘creaminess’ that would be associated with a cheesecake. I tried adding a little sugar and a little milk and it really just tasted like I added sugar and milk to Oh Canada. The two are very similar in flavour I found. I really really really would have liked more pumpkin flavour and pumpkin pie spices…
Not quite a winner, but I have a packet so I’ll make it work!
Ps. They gave me 2 oz instead of 50g… Seems they’re switching over to oz instead of grams? I think they do that for their American customers.. so I guess we’re going to have it in oz now too?
I got this as a sample with my latest DAVIDs TEA order.
Seeing as it contained a lot of hibiscus, I was a big nervous that it would be overtly tart. Thankfully, the flavour reminded me of cranberry (as it should) with the nice tartness that cranberries have. I do love cranberries (try them in a smoothy!!)
I was seriously surprised at the level of spice in this tea. It came at the end of the sip like a smack in the face, but I was loving every minute of it. The spices did seem to settle at the bottom of the cup (flavour-wise).
This tea was lovely I found. Nice cranberry tartness with apple sweetness and beautiful pumpkin pie spices that I absolutely adore. This tea reminded me of an cranberry apple crumble. I really wish I had gotten this instead of the Oh Canada!.. oh well. Next time!
Seriously don’t understand why it’s rated so low though. I definitely recommended this to my sister!