Received this sample all the way from Singapore. Thank you Chinese Tea Shop! The dry tea leaves aren’t like any other green teas I’ve tried- and look precisely as in the picture depicted. The brewed leaves have a very grassy aroma, but the tea itself smells much sweeter and light. Taste was very smooth and delicate. Very mild, at least how I prepared it- which was only letting it steep for a minute. Have way too much tea in my cupboard right now, but will be ordering from Chinese Tea Shop in the future!
13 Tasting Notes
This is my favorite bagged chai with a touch of milk and sugar. MUCH better than Tazo or Stash chai teabags- has a richer flavor that is closer to the real spiced tea made on the stove. Not as good as the chai lattes that are brewed with loose leaf tea, but delicious still
I have this in the teabag version, so I’m guessing the loose leaf is better. But, this chai is pretty bad. Smells very aromatic, but then just tastes very pungent but not in a good way. You don’t get any of the delicious and full-body taste of cardamom in this at all. Would not buy again.
I accidentally let this brew a little too long, but was surprised that the actual tea was not very strong. Used a teaspoon for one mug…will need to try increasing amount of tea leaves. Overall, was nice with some milk and sugar.
I’ve been drinking this tea for the past 20 or so years, and this is my go to Jasmine green tea for after dinner desserts. Beware of over-steeping because it can easily get bitter. The actual tea leaves are more fragmented than higher quality leaves (ie Samovar), but if you brew it properly, the taste is actually almost on par. For the price, such a great value tea.
The small green tea pearls unravel into long, beautiful leaves after steeping. I like my tea a little strong, so brewed to a slightly darker color than what is depicted in Samovar’s picture. Nice floral taste. Light green tea. I had this a day after my cheapo Jasmine green tea, and while it is nice, probably not worth the price difference for repeat orders
Love getting tea gifts from London. The tea and rose petal leaves are beautiful with surprisingly vibrant pink petal leaves. The leaves themselves have a nice floral aroma…which intensifies after steeping. I’m not a huge herbal tea fan because of the tartness, but this ceylon/china black tea balances the rose incredibly nicely. just delightful.
Had this at Samovar lounge in Zen Valley. First time I’ve had loose leaf pu-erh, which was an interesting experience having each small cup brew individually. Brewed to a dark amber color, earthy tones but very smooth. No bitterness even when I accidentally left a half cup brewing for probably 5 minutes. Very nice, but definitely not worth the prices in the lounge. (One pot of pu-erh, one pot of earl grey, and a brownie — sadly one of the worst brownies I’ve ever had — $27 + tip).
Beautiful clear color, light tea
Light, smooth white tea with slightly sweet tone. Not sure I’m really looking for sweetness in a white tea though.
I LOVE this signature, orange-cinnamon tea from Market Spice. The actual store in Pike Place Market in Seattle is a complete gem. The tea is aromatic and sweet- without adding sugar. The sweetness is strange in that after gulping it down, there is no sweet aftertaste, but more of a slight oily sensation. I can see how it might be off-putting initially… but this tea is addicting. Wish I had stocked up on more while I was in Seattle…but bc it is flavored with orange essential oils, its shelf life is shorter than other teas
Smells delicious, although flavors are fairly subtle and mild. Tones of vanilla. Doesn’t taste like your typical chai bc no cardamom.
I was initially skeptical of this tea when I opened it because the loose tea and spices were ground to the consistency of what you would find in a Lipton tea bag. After simmering on the stove with sugar and milk, however, it came out delicious. Didn’t even need a strainer as the tea and spices clumped together at the bottom of the pot. Perfect kick of spice and sweetness.