Hide

Welcome to Steepster, an online tea community.

Write a tea journal, see what others are drinking and get recommendations from people you trust. or Learn More

1599 Tasting Notes

77
drank African Solstice by Tea Forte
1599 tasting notes

To review this tea, I decided to once again utilize my awesome Tea Forte Cafe Cup!
Tea Forte’s website recommended steeping this for at least five minutes, so I poured just boiled water over one pyramid bag and let it steep. The teabag actually remained in the cup for six and a half minutes, but I figured this would not be an issue, as most rooibos blends rarely oversteep.
The dry leaf smells delicious! Lots of tasty smelling berry aroma.
The liquor brews a deep, dark red, very nearly the colour of some red wines. While it still smells like berries, the berry scent has changed to smelling very nearly like juice.
The taste of the steeped tea is very smooth, with a fullness that is neither thick nor watery. The finish is much stronger in berry flavour than is the taste while on the tongue, as though the dominant flavour migrates seamlessly from rooibos to berry.
The smell of this tea was far more bold than the flavour, almost making it a bit disappointing to drink. (I guess I shouldn’t let the aroma set my expectations.)
All in all, it was a very tasty tea. Wonderfully fruity, the hint of the rose petals that are part of this tea even peek out in the aftertaste.
On my personal enjoyment scale, I believe I would rate this tea a 75/100.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 30 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

76

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank Vanilla Bean by Mighty Leaf Tea
1599 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55

I have a lot of congestion in my throat, and aside from not helping with that, this tea just didn’t taste as good as it usually does.

Rabs

So sorry — hope that you feel better soon!

Spencer

Thanks!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65

Fewer leaves = better infusion

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

65

Brewed in a four cup pot instead of a small pot. Definitely tastier when made in small amounts.

Preparation
Boiling

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70

The dry leaf smelled delicious! I had really high hopes for this tea.
Very sweet. That’s the best way to describe it. It was just as good as I had hoped.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60
drank Moroccan Mint by The Tea Table
1599 tasting notes

Not much flavour in general. Decent amount of mint, but not very tasty. Not much tea flavour at all.
Toward the bottom of the pot, I just started to get a chalky taste in my mouth. Not sure if it was from the tea, but the tea was all I was consuming at that point, so I suspect so.

Rabs

What a sad note! I just can’t bring myself to click the “like” button for a quasi-tasteless chalky tea :(

Spencer

Yeah. I truly expected better, as I’ve had some great Moroccan Mint in the past, but this just wasn’t that good.
I would suspect it would be pretty tasty (and better), if it were iced.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

73
drank Organic Hojicha by Gemini Tea Co.
1599 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

“I love trading tea and trying new teas. My favourites are oolong (mainly Chinese) and pu’erh.
Will gladly talk all day about tea.”

The above was my bio when I joined five years ago, and I felt it needed to be updated. I still love pu’erh, though I have begun to take preference toward cooked, shou. Oolongs are certainly still a go-to tea for me, but I have expanded my horizons to begin including greens and blacks based upon the weather and how I am feeling.

Still more than glad to talk about tea – anytime, anywhere, anyplace.
Additionally, if fountain pens, books, music, or computers are on the discussion list…

Website

http://createwritedrink.blogs...

Following These People