1015 Tasting Notes
I received a sample of this tea from Jessica! Thanks! The smell of the dry teabag is very much of raspberry. I steeped this for a bit longer than most would steep a white tea because I like them a little stronger. The taste of the tea is initially the smooth white tea followed by a hefty fruity aspect. This is much better than I thought it would be!
I’m having a quiet, relaxing Saturday night with the help of this Sugar Caramel Oolong. I only have about half a tin left and I’m not sure this will be restocked, but I am really enjoying it while it lasts. The smooth and sweet caramel flavor is nicely paired with the buttery finish of the green oolong. There is a bit of a nutty taste that I recognize as being the chestnuts described by the company. Mmm….the best part about oolongs is the various infusions. Off to brew another cup!
This is absolutely delicious! The steep time of 10 minutes created a richer, smoother and tastier brew than my previous attempts at 6-8 minutes. Wow, this is so great even with additions this time! I love it, love it, love it! I really should be in bed by now, but I just can’t stop drinking this tea!
I don’t usually resteep caffeine free teas, but this one is so good I wanted to see if a resteep was possible. And, I am happy to report that it is possible and delicious. Okay, so the infusion time was 20 minutes, but it was so worth it. The pie aspect is pretty much gone, but you are left with a sweet, juicy strawberry tea that is certainly satisfying. Frank does have a special way with honeybush and I am so glad to be able to benefit from that!
Oooh, yum, yum, yum!! This is a seriously good tea. I don’t know how it truly tastes like a strawberry pie, but it does! Wow, I can’t even explain what it tastes like, but I know this is one of the best caffeine-free blends I’ve ever had. Now, please excuse me while I continue to inhale this tea!
YAY!! My tea order arrived today. I was seriously bummed because I had checked the mail earlier and there was nothing there. I was assuming it was due to the icy roads that canceled school today. However, a couple of hours later the flag on my mailbox that signals there is something inside was raised. I checked the mail again and my tea was there!!! Many thanks to my lovely mail delivery lady who braved the roads in order to deliver this tea.
Now, on to this tea. I, like many others, thought I had missed this tea completely but Frank decided to blend up some more and I grabbed a pouch. I love that this is a honeybush blend because I was anticipating the flavors to truly shine with that base. This tea is a really great and tasty blend! The many, many shreds of coconut in the mix really lend a nicely smooth flavor with the tangy cheesecake-like taste coming out as the tea cools and hanging around in the background.
I did add some milk to the cup, but I think I would prefer this tea better without that addition. I’ve really been noticing that I like more teas without additions lately and I’ll be sure to try that later on with this tea.
I am finishing up my sample of this today and it is definitely going to be missed. I didn’t leave enough of my sample for a full pot today so I supplemented it with a small scoop of Emperor’s Red. Luckily the chai is still shining through and is really complementing the chocolaty, tanginess of Emperor’s Red.
Hmm…this combo is working so well I might just do an entire day of adding another pinch of different teas into my infuser….