1000 Tasting Notes
I now have this lovely tea in my cupboard thanks to threewhales.
I was a bit stingy on the steeping time because the CTC leaves concerned me a bit. However, I think 3 minutes is too little. What I have now is a very mild chai and I’m not getting the caramel or vanilla as I expected. I think this tea would really shine with a traditional stovetop preparation so perhaps I’ll try that tomorrow morning.
Craving a dark, rich tea so here I am drinking some Golden Snail. This tea is rich, slightly malty and has a good kick of cocoa goodness. I’m really loving this today – I wonder why I haven’t drank this tea in so many months?
I WAY, WAY oversteeped this tea. However, after adding a tiny bit of sugar and a small splash of cream I have the most delicious, rich cup of Cherry Cheesecake goodness sitting beside me! No bitter tastes to be found, just a tea that seriously feels like it should be a million, zillion calories (but its not!)
This is a decent bagged Earl Grey. The flavor is quite strong – but not bitter – and I love it as a tea latte. Not the best Earl I’ve ever had, but definitely not the worst.
Mmm…nothing beats Earl Grey while watching a Star Trek marathon! This is a nice, if not very simple, Earl Grey. The bergamot is quite strong and the base tea can become bitter if you aren’t careful. However, this is a nice tea with a familiar and comforting flavor.
This tea makes a great base for homemade hot chocolate! It creates a rich, multidimensional taste that is a nice change of pace from ordinary hot chocolate.
I love how this tea is mostly vanilla with just enough mint to make it refreshing! I have been craving this tea almost constantly for the past few days – I think this pouch is going to go quickly!
I was a bit afraid that this would remind me of toothpaste, but thankfully it doesn’t. This is such a richly satisfying vanilla tea with just a bit of mint in the aftertaste. The earthiness of the mate really helps this to not be overwhelmingly one note. I’m also loving the caffeine kick!
I LOVE genmaicha but I haven’t had it in ages. This tea smells so much like cheesecake when dry and the cherry aroma becomes quite strong while steeping. The first infusion has a creamy feel with a burst of tangy cherry. The toasted rice element is noticeable towards the end of the sip with the green tea base present throughout. I think this will be a really great afternoon tea.
This is a pretty good roasty oolong – the first infusion is mainly smoked wood, but it is still pleasant.