1000 Tasting Notes
Many thanks to the Teavivre team for another generous round of samples. I added 5 of these pretty pearls to my 12 oz teapot and steeped for 2 minutes. Wow! This is really super good. There is a bit of cocoa, possibly hay, a good amount of malt and a smooth finish. This is amazing without anything added. While everything I’ve tried from Teavivre has been really good – this is most definitely going on my shopping list.
I’m desperately hoping for an extreme caffeine kick from this tea. I have homework and tons of laundry to do – not to mention basic housework – and all I want to do is crawl back in bed for several hours. I think this tea is a good example of an East Frisian blend – bold and smooth with little to no astringency. Of course, this blend is made for milk and sugar so that may help with any bitterness. This is a good one though – very comforting.
Eeek, I’ll have only one more bag of this tea after tonight’s mug. I can’t believe it is almost gone, but it has been my go-to caffeine free option lately. Zhena’s Gypsy Tea does some amazing things with their rooibos chais! This is a must try.
Several pots of this tea with a tiny pinch of sugar added is really helping to calm down my overactive sweet tooth today. Good and smooth as always with a delightfully rich caramel sweetness.
Everyone has been drinking Jasmine tea today so I decided to hop on that floral bandwagon too. This is a great, mild jasmine pearl tea. It is good without additives and with a bit of honey. Yum, yum, yum! I think this would also make an excellent cold brewed tea.
Nice, toasty oolong – but not as flavorful as the special grade version. Still good though!
I made a large pot of this last night and put a cup in the fridge for this morning. While this tea is really good hot, I love it cold. The caramel really seems more prominent this way and it is a refreshing way to start a hot day.
I reached for this today because I am definitely feeling a bit low on the energy scale. I really HAVE to finish up my many piles of laundry today so I’m hoping this will give me the kick that I need to be productive. This is a nicely balanced tea that isn’t astringent even though I’m certain I oversteeped this – I totally forgot to set a timer. I am drinking it with a tiny bit of sugar and cream and it is pretty awesome this way.
Enjoying this roasty toasty oolong tonight “grandpa” style in a decently sized mug. I’ve refilled my mug once now and the flavor is still smooth and going strong. I think I’m finally ready to rate this tea. I don’t always feel like a dark oolong, but when the mood hits – this is awesome.
Many thanks to the Teavivre team for a nicely sized sample of this beauty. I’ve tried this tea several times now and I have to say that this is a pretty good tea. It is light yet rich, smooth yet bold. There is little to no astringency, but there is a pretty decent caffeine kick from this. This is one of the few black teas that is great for multiple infusions. The cocoa notes seem to come out more during the 2nd.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed my round of samples from Teavivre and I will be putting the company on my “To Buy From” list.