This might just be THE perfect tea. I love the tastes, the aromas and especially the way it steeps. With the same timing your first few steeps are gonna be light wulong and then it will go darker and darker until you reach almost black tea color and taste. I love the way I can make this tea however I want. If I feel like I want it dark I just leave it in a while longer and it comes out perfectly.
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A very refreshing tea but too minty. I know it’s mint tea but still I would like that it wouldn’t burn out my tastebuds. I’m kinda sorry I didn’t spare some of the sample to try making cold brewed iced tea…I think it would be perfect for that :)
That awkward moment when you drink the tea and you double check that the tea you steeped comes from the box you think it comes. That was kind of the feeling while drinking this, cause it tasted NOTHING like Da Hong Pao should.
Don’t get me wrong, this is a solid tea – great package, nice looking leaves, good smell of them, nice coloring, good taste, sweet aftertaste, gets lots of steeps…but what this tea is not is Da Hong Pao. It tastes chestnuty which is more in the Tieguanyin area of teas than Da Hong Paos.
I’m not a world class tea expert, but this is simply in a COMPLETELY different world than Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe) of Verdant tea. It’s like comparing coke to orange juice – they are both good but they are not even remotely similar.
This is the 3rd tea I got recently from Teavivre and they have all been great and this one is no exception. It has a rich aroma, sweet taste and a wonderful freshly sweet aftertaste.
I was able to make 6 perfectly tasting steeps and the 7th one was mildly tasting so I threw leaves away after it. Steep duration varied from 1 min to 3 min.
I was quite amazed by how this tea looks – for a moment I thought I got a 2nd grade quality but that all faded away when I steeped it and tried it. It’s amazing. Bold, rich aroma, a bit smoky. Managed to get 7 steeps out of it ranging from 30s to 3 min.
An extremely good tea – sweet, but not too much, just a little to get your senses going. It’s smooth, it’s rich and it has a sort of sweet potato and raisin flavor to it.
I was able to get 8 steeps out of it ranging from 20s to 2min.
I got this as a sample pack with my Teavivre purchase and I must say that this is the best white tea I’ve ever had. I haven’t had many but still I love the taste of it. Definitely on my shopping list now! :)
Got a sample of this one with my recent purchase and all I can say is: WOW. I’m really starting to fall for wulongs. It has so many notes that it’s really hard to describe. It has a great smell, kind of spicy (but lovely) taste and wonderful rich aftertaste. Gotta order it ^^
Honey, cinnamon and creamy is how I would describe it. It has a great taste and lovely aftertaste. Extremely good black tea, but it still doesn’t beat my favorite Daoli Black Trip ^^
Just one of the best black teas. Nothing more to say. :)
This tea has more greenish than blackish look but the taste is definitely that of a black tea. It has a very soft note to it so it’s not your typical assam tea.
It’s supposed to be a black tea with qualities of himalayan and oolong teas. And it kind of looks like that too – semi brown, semi green, some oker color or something. It smells refreshing and taste somewhat interesting. It will not be on my in-love list, but it’s a good tea nonetheless.
The tea smells just amazing – like a sweet caramelly coffee, but in the taste there is only coffee and it’s like the perfect thing if you also like coffee. If you don’t and you’re only a tea lover then I would not recommend this tea to you. But to all of us who love both beverages, this is a really awesome tea!
The Marzipan aroma is too strong and the black tea has too much kick – I think they should have picked a softer tasting black tea like Assam for this aroma. Otherwise it smells absolutely fantastic and leaves a nice aftertaste.
After my first disappointment over this tea, I was contacted by the tea company and given new instructions. This time I was told I needed to double the amount of tea and drastically shorten the time to 30 sec for the first steep (actually second, first one needed to be rejected after 5 sec as they say).
I must say I’m quite surprised what I got from it – this is a COMPLETELY different tea, a completely different experience. What I’m drinking right now is quite honestly one of the best black teas I’ve ever tasted.
The best oolong I’ve ever had…have to experiment with the steep time but what I got from the 2nd steep (1st one rejected after 5sec as instructed by the tea company) blew me away. Never expected to like any non-black tea so much.
Not my cup of tea – quite literally :P I prefer stronger taste in my tea and this does not deliver. It would probably be interesting in the summer for ice tea…gotta try that then…
First steep rejected after 5 sec as advised by the tea company. Second steep was very fun to look at while steeping – the “tea button” was opening slowly and it was interesting to watch how the colors were traveling from inside of it to the whole container. I’m not a big fan of pu-erh teas in general but this one tastes really really good.
First steep rejected after 5 seconds as recommended by the tea company. 2nd steep left in maybe bit too long – tea is bit bitter and not so tasty.
Interesting sweetness, great taste.
2nd steep – as instructed by the tea company first steep was rejected after 5s steep.
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Less time, less bitter…less taste too :(