14 Tasting Notes
This is a good solid oolong. This oolong leans towards the vegetal flavors of a green tea with very light smokiness. The tea has a nice astringency which would be good for clearing your palette between meal courses. It stands up to multiple steeps. I like this one without a sweetener.
This is a good Alishan. Slight vegetal smell with a sweet floral taste. Don’t go beyond 4 minutes especially for the first infusion as it gets bitter. I found subsequent steeps were sweeter then the first which had less astringency.
This makes a nice sweet ice tea too :) Important when you live somewhere hot like me.
This is a very nice black tea. The dry leaves are long needles with a nice smokey aroma. It steeps to a copper/brown color. The brewed smell is a soft floral-peach aroma with hints of smoke. It has a mild classic black tea taste with mild astringency. It takes good with or without milk and sugar.
This is a very yummy breakfast tea.
This is a great tea. I know I know, some of you are going to drink this and think “tastes like black tea. So what.” But there is something wonderful to me about the hints of vanilla and honeysuckle in this smooth smooth black tea that I just love!
I like it with and without milk and I like just a pinch of truvia to enhance the vanilla/caramel flavor. This is my new favorite. I just love to smell it! Yummmmm.
This is a really lovely Darjeeling. It is very smooth with notes of peach, honey, and cashew with just a hint of a malty-assam sort-of taste. It is light and smooth and tastes good with or without some sweetening.
It is a great afternoon pick-me up at that time of day around 3:30 when I just want to take a nap.
I purchased this as a sample because I was interested in it as it was described as new and it is very popular in Japan. I think it tastes great. It smells sweet and nutty. It has a wonderful light taste with notes of fruit, cashews, and honey. I really like this tea and will be buying more.
As far as the claims that it has a high GABA content which has a calming effect. I am not sure yet if I feel calmer after drinking it. I’ll have to drink more before making a determination.