251 Tasting Notes
I got a sample of this tea with my last order and was excited to try it.
I read a lot of reviews on it and many compared it to Read My Lips, except without the chocolate. I’m a big lover of RML… so I couldn’t understand how this could be better than that tea!
…. well… it is. Don’t get me wrong I do love the Read My lips, but this tea is so nice and sweet without having the chocolate muddle going on. I really do like the chocolate muddle but this tea is just so pure and deliciously minty without being overwhelming so. I really like how the black tea balances out the peppermint/vanilla-y flavour. Love it.
This tea is just not for me. I find it boring.
Yeah sure there’s some olive oil in the first pour,
second pour getting into a muscatel type flavour, and a nice sweetness in the third pour.
Hmph. Well maybe it’s alright, but the first steep just isn’t for me.
I’m still wanting some deep malty chocolate black. Sigh grad school allowance.
I’m finally sipping this tea down!
Took me long enough. Phew. I need to stop hoarding the tea like I’ll never see it again.
Anyways, I’m on my first cup of this and I’m realizing that now every time I brew a black tea, I just want my beloved Laoshan Black. Other black teas, regardless of region, are not pleasing me.
This one is nice though. I really appreciate the sweetness in the tea. It’s thicker, but not in the creamy broth way… it’s more syrupy. I also get a nice cooling tingle on the top of my tongue. Second steeping is a little creamier and has a smokiness which is interesting.
It’s a good tea, not extremely sad to see it go though.
Thank you Angel from Teavivre for this sample!
It’s delicious. The first osmanthus oolong I have ever tried. I talked to my friend about this before when he found out I had a tea addiction. He said it was very popular in China. I had been wanting to get my hands on some so I’m so glad I get this opportunity.
The first steep is delightful. Peachy notes with a nice green floral oolong. They balance each other nicely.
As I get into the second steep, a creaminess develops and it changes to a creamy peach. I really am adoring the floral but brothy oolong as a nice counterbalance.
The third and fourth steeps are lesser versions of the second steep. The fourth steep got to be a little unexciting, but that’s to be expected.
Overall – this is a delicious oolong!
I had this tea this morning to wake me up. I had little sleep and a presentation. Blarg.
After sitting in my mug for a few hours, I finally found some time to drink it!
Delicious. This reminded me of avocado today. A lot. As in I stopped listening for a minute to a presentation to admire the avocado ‘texture’ and flavour I was getting.
It also gave me a really nice happy feeling… I definitely felt a little more awake then I did before I drank it. It wasn’t a coffee type awake though, more of a body energy.
More steeps to go :)
Now hopefully I get over my caffeine withdrawals soon so this headache goes away. I knew I shouldn’t be drinking that much coffee.
Edit: onto steep number 3 with this tea. It’s now transformed into holy basil and some citrus, though mild citrus that works in synergy with the basil notes. Delightful
This tea is so delicious.
I’m steeping some up at work and all I can think of is caramel brownies with some TGY creaminess/florals (Currently on steep number two). There is a definite BRR stone texture to this tea.
Crazy business. It’s a taste mixture of a spring TGY oolong, roasted Wuyi, and Laoshan black.
It will be a sad day when I have my final packet of this.
Edit I did not read the description of this tea until after I posted the note. Crazy… it really is a hybrid of all three teas essentially. I’m impressed with my tongue at the moment haha