223 Tasting Notes
steeped it twice more. 10-15 min. second one was still really good. third one looks brighter but its still yummy. but i think that’s probably as far as it goes…
and ya reminds me of sunflower seeds…
Really looking forward to trying this one… First one I got delivered from outside of Croatia.
Gonna steep it for 7 minutes as most do. Ill try less some other time.
Color – very bright and clear. Just barely yellow.
Smell – the plant itself smells strong herbal but the filtered tea has almost no smell. The little something i am getting is very pleasant.
Taste – mmm wow interesting. i don’t even know how to describe this. starts with an acid but still delicate feeling in my mouth but then it reaches the back of my mouth and all the herbal flavors go wild. love the scent of air in my mouth and nose after taking a sip of this tea. and it lasts. oh its amazing and i don’t know how to put it in words. acid note, the sweet note, ant the very special yummy herbal note mix together in a feeling that lasts longer than normal after every sip. and its all together very delicate. absolutely love this tea :) my new number one…
oh and its better when i drink it really slow. let it be acid for a little while then let it reach the back of my mouth where it becomes great. reminds me a bit of some kind of nut or seeds i eat here and there. not sure what, maybe sunflower seeds, or pumpkin…
Second steep is just as good, maybe even better…
Trying a new tea again :) Got this one on purpose because its totally different then all the other ones I’ve got. Green tea with mint. Very strong minty smell.
I steeped it like 2 and a half minutes and got it right.
Color – rather bright for a green tea. Yellow. Not so clear like the others, probably because the green tea in it is in powder.
Smell – of the dry one is nice. The tea itself has a nice minty smell but also some unpleasant part of it. I dont know what. But that is the part i like least about this tea.
Taste – very refreshing. I can feel it work on my bronchitis affected throat. The freshness spreads. Its good without sugar tho half a spoon of honey makes it little bit better for me. Love it cold too. Ill try another steep later. Think it could be good…
Conclusion – another kind I quite like. The list is growing ;)
ok, kinda almost gave up on trying to like this one but today i hit some better combo obviously. no mixing and experimenting. steeped it just 2 minutes as it says, even a little bit shorter. i also put a teaspoon of homemade sage honey in it. drinking it while its still hot and actually liking it. i definitely steeped it too long first couple of times. this way with a short steep cloves aren’t too strong and the balance of it with cinnamon and all the fruity bits is way better. today it just suites me…
i got my ingenuitea pot delivered from UK today :) had to celebrate that with few cups of some nice loose tea. i was in the mood for oolong.
first of all the cup. its made from some kind of plastic but looks really firm. seams unbreakable. its quite thick and keeps warmth perfectly. i spilled some water around the place till i figured how exactly it works. but i love it.
basically if its on a flat surface it wont spill (don’t use the bed its bumpy enough to let some water/tea out use the stand). as soon as you put it on a glass the glass pushes the bottom part which opens the valve and tea starts pouring down. simple.
filter keeps all the little pieces of loose tea in the pot. you get crystal clear tea out of it. once u pour the water in the cups tea leaves remain inside wet but the pot still keeps all the flawors in.
the second steep was just as strong and tasty as the first one. that will lift my tea rating a bit. i like oolong because it tastes so simple and always quite alike.
ok i just did an experiment. i steeped the green tea for the second time. in it i added just like half a teaspoon of the white xmas mix – the delicate tasting ones with strong smell. all that in about 3-4dl of water. i also forgot about it so it has steeped for like 10 minutes if not more. however im about to try it.
smells nice. color is pretty much like the green tea itself. putting little bit of sugar in it because thats how i like the green jasmine tea. should taste mostly like that one even tho it smells like cinnamon and cloves. just tasted it. well definitely like it slightly more than the white tea. and the white tea made the peppery taste of the second steep of the green one weaker. not a bad combo really. i dont know its not so bad but it cant beat the first steep of the green jasmine. i just love that one…
i actually think now that i dont particularly like the taste of cloves in tea. its bit weird.
not giving a rating to this one. after all its just an experiment…
I just came home half frozen from the carnival. Need hot nice tea.
This is my first oolong try.
Smell – well like tea. Guess kinda like black tea just less strong. I suppose its how oolong smells lol.
Color – clear, light brownish.
Taste – i like it. Didnt put in any sugar and dont want too because it tastes good to me. Not sure if i can taste that cherry part. It tastes to me like less strong black tea. Only thing i can compare to. Solid rating.
I visited a cute little tea shop today that was opened in Rijeka just recently.
Got this tea and oolong – both i have never tried before.
Tea is categorized as white even tho it has a big mix of ingredients.
First of all it smells amazing – the loose tea itself and the tea and whole room once u make it. Smells mostly of cloves. And that’s basically smell of winter and xmas. Its mixed with various fruit smells and cinnamon. Very very strong and aromatic.
Color is clear and very bright yellow. Almost white. I thought i havent steeped it long enough because of the color. But the smell was talking oh you so did…
Lets go taste it :) Without sugar first (even tho i always like it more with a lil bit). Mmmm i actually think i could drink this one without. Tasty and quite sweet itself. I can taste so many aromas. But its also very very mild. Very delicate. OK i just put in just a bit of sugar and yes – this is first time i can say the tea is better without. Maybe honey would be better for it.
I’ll try to steep it bit longer next time, would like it to be slightly stronger. Or put in more to steep.
So overall, it smells like winter but it doesn’t taste spicy enough. I might have done something wrong this time. Will experiment more with this one till i find a perfect measure. Haha red hot wine would help it…
This is the first white tea i’ve tried and i know in theory that they are supposed to be really mild and hence not for amateurs. That’s why my rating will probably be lower than it would be by someone more experienced.
ok so again a new tea from something that isn’t like anything i ever tasted before.
its the second time i’m drinking it. didn’t really like it first time. its pure rooibos content. just that. no caffeine either. i bought it in a pharmacy as a medical tea meant to strengthen the immune system.
taste – i put in more sugar this time (one teaspoon). makes it way better. reminds me a bit of that hibiscus taste that i can find in rose bud tea my mum always drinks. i used to like that tea. then they decided to mix it with hibiscus and it became less tasty. tho back then a sweetened fruit tea was the only kind id consider drinking. i’m liking new stuff these days. its an decent tea. quite drinkable. pretty basic with aromas. i like the other ones better tho. i got a feeling that a mix with citrus fruit or something could make rooibos tea much better. maybe vanilla. its asking for something else to make it great. but even like this – its healthy, it tastes decent and its very refreshing. still good cold.
color – that i love. deep clear orangy. really looks good.
smell – weird and stronger than all the other ones i had so far. not bad.
ill leave it with a humble vote. because i’m sure there are way better rooibos teas out there. just gotta discover it…