705 Tasting Notes
It’s back! This wonderful tea! I am drinking it in the cabin on my ski vacation and am reading a good book, so this will be quick. It’s awesome, cozy, gingery, a bit spicy, fresh, warming. And stomach taming. It’s lovely. And i have 2 oz this time! Love this tea. This years, to me, is just as good as lasts. :D
I’ve had this tea once before, but I don’t think I logged it. So I will this time! I love that the Bestseller sampler has so many caffeine free options, I need more non caffeinated teas haha. Anyways, dry, this smells nice and coconutty, definitely tropical. I went with a long steep time as that seems to be what the majority of people on here do with this one, it was about 9 and a half mins. The brewed aroma is coconut and pineapple, sending me back to Mexico with my coconut sunscreen and double pina coladas :D woot!
As for the flavor, this is pretty good, I get the pina colada feel, although it is lighter than I thought it would be. The pineapple is surprisingly prominent, it’s not a pure coconut tea for sure, nothing like some of the DavidsTea coconut teas anyways. The honeybush is still in there too, which is nice. The only thing I’m a bit iffy about is that I get a bit of that sunscreen flavor..it’s a of the texture I guess, it feels a bit oily but the tea itself isn’t at all. Just the sensation. But it’s light enough that I still am enjoying this cup, and it’s putting me in a tropical state of mind. As I continue to listen to Christmas carols nonetheless lol..I bet this would be good with a bit of milk, sweetner, and maybe a touch of rum. Will have to try that at some point!
Second tea of the day! Sweet, spicy, a bit fruity…perfect as I listen to Christmas music, clean, and start packing for skiing next week! Enjoying this tea, just perfect for mild winter days. See previous notes!
Hey steepster! Lol I havent written a note on here in ages it seems. I’ve been super busy with Christmas shopping and work and Christmas events at work and going to the gym (woot, going to keep that up into the new year!), and I haven’t really been drinking a whole lot of tea lately :(. I’ve still been lurking on notes here haha just not posting.
Anyways, I had a lovely cup of this with breakfast my wonderful boyfriend made me, eggs with spinach, tomatoes, pesto and feta. And exciting, I’ve eaten this pesto a bunch of times before but never thought to check out the ingredients, turns out there’s pine nuts AND cashews in it!! So that’s two more nuts I can eat apparently! So happy :D
Anyways, this tea was the perfect compliment to a salty, savory breakfast. It was sweet and definitely pancake tasting! This is definitely a good one by 52 teas. Oh, and I’m logging this note on my new tablet, my amazing guy got me it as my early Christmas present!! I love him so much, and I feel so spoiled :( I’ll treat him to a few fancy dinners over the holidays!! Exciting, busy few days! More tea is required now! See previous notes on this one as well :).
My Yezi Tea order arrived last week, very impressed with how fast it got here! I’ve been wanting to try the yeas but I’ve been busy and harried for new teas. Finally got something sent out at work today, so I feel free (er) tonight!
So onto the tea! The reviews intrigued me, fruity, but similar to laoshan black? Had to try it! My 1 oz bag had a nice little keep-fresh pouch in it, never have gotten one of those in tea before haha. The dry leaves smell slightly malty and roasty. I steeped my davidstea perfect spoonful (prob 1.5 tsps) for 3 minutes. The resulting liquor.. Wow, it smells soooo good! Like laoshan black but maltier, toastier, and a slightly smoky scent. Actually, it kind of reminds me of the smoky hint in yu lu yan cha! Huzzah, very interesting aroma!
As fit the flavor…. wow. Talk about complex. So many things going on that are good! First off, a rich toasty malty black tea, rich, deep. It leads into a slightly smoky hint, but more like a toast smoke, or roast, nothing like lapsang. Then, this soft, almost creamy sweet aftertaste. Mild, but there. I can’t identify it for the life of me lol. It’s definitely a fruitiness, it also is somewhat in the middle of the sip… So intriguing! And so good. Most similar to yu lu yan cha to me, but with a sweetness, some fruit, not as robust and harsh (in contrasting the two, I still really like my yu lu haha).
Overall, very good. So many notes and goodness. Interesting enough and likeable enough I might reorder a bunch… :D, I’ll have more cups before deciding haha.
ETA – I get an earthiness a bit like sweet potato, but different from other blends. Maybe just earthy? Gah. This one’s a tough one to describe.. I just suggest trying it lol.
This is in my cup this morning. My stomach is a bit iffy from eating fettuccine alfredo last night (lots of milk) so I made this with a bit of honey for my travel mug. I accidentely steeped it for about 7-8 minutes, so it’s a wonderful burning goodness with honey. So yum. Seems to be helping my stomach too. See previous notes!
Mmm this is so cozy tonight. I made it in my big chai mug, about 1.5 tsp with some milk and brown sugar. Perfect for a cold evening, although I am feeling the caffeine from so many black teas today lol. Onto herbals after this! Oh and I’m watching the hobbit in preparation for going to the next one on opening night this Thursday! #soexciting, anyways see previous notes on this tea :)
Another Sipdown of today. This cup had too many cocoa dust bits in it, it was just overwhelming and too much. Very murky haha. I poured out half the cup, but at least the rest of the bag was decent. Not a restock, as mom has a bunch at home when I got it free in Oct, but a tasty tea for when I was in the mood for it. See previous notes.
Last cup of this was had this morning. Le sigh. I need to restock this soon. A perfect minty creamy black tea. So good! Sorry for the short notes, super tired, went running/to the gym last night (Huzzah!) and long day today. See previous notes!
I don’t think I’ve written a note on this yet, but I really like this tea! I usually reserve this tea for miserable weather days, rainy, gross..today it is kind of sunny and windy and somewhat warm, but the clouds made it seem appropriate. A lovely EG with a bite of fresh grapefruit, that’s what this is like. Yum!