1000 Tasting Notes
Yes, I am once again drinking this. It is just so awesome! I have been drinking other teas lately but haven’t been logging consistently so I promise to start doing that again. But back to this tea: rich, roasty, and chocolatey!
After an extra long day at work (meetings on top of paperwork and deadlines!), this tea is helping me feel like a human again. Everytime I make this I am afraid that my bubble surrounding this tea will burst but I haven’t been let down yet.
I really bought this one for my husband as he has been searching for a replacement for his beloved Plim Harvest. He also loves anything tart. However, we like to share decaf teas at night and I’m not too into the tart side of things. I was hoping this would be a nice middle ground for us.
When I opened the bag, it was dust. Seriously, this teadust put my Chatsford infuser to the test. Chatsford won! This tea smells primarily of fresh ground cinnamon but I believe that tart is the first noticeable flavor followed closely behind by the fresh cinnamon. I added a bit of cane sugar and bit of half and half which surprisingly isn’t a total mistake with this tea. I think the additions help me to enjoy the tartness more than I normally would. My husband hasn’t tried it yet, but I suspect it will be a hit.
Ok, not much new to add except this tea is still going strong at infusion 3. Seriously, a black tea that is perfectly delicious and holds up so well. This tea deserves a 100 if any tea does. To top it off, the texture is still rich, thick, and brothy which is something I’ve rarely found in teas.
When I first joined Steepster and began my love and obsession of tea, I realized early on that I almost always enjoyed teas that JacquelineM enjoyed. However, when she first began raving about this tea I was skeptical. Black tea with no additives? Steeped for more than 5 minutes? Tangy? Roasty?
Well, I have secretly been eyeing this tea for awhile, but recently began dreaming of it since it is supposed to be amazing with Everything Bagels. I love Everything Bagels! So I bit the bullet and ordered myself a sizeable bag which I received today. I originally planned to try this tomorrow because of the caffeine, but after smelling the leaves I was sold. So here I am drinking this tea sans additions (and I pretty much add milk/sugar to black teas as a rule!) AND I love this tea. Seriously, I feel like I have had many delicious teas but this is complex, smooth, roasty, cocoa and naturally sweet tea. I don’t exactly know how to describe it so luckily JacquelineM has already done an outstanding job of this.
Wow, this tea is good and I just can’t believe that I love this so much. I am considering a very high rating, but first I will give a good rating. If the next infusion is that amazing, a rating of a 100 may be one the way.
This tea is perfect with a hearty dinner. I prefer serving it hot with cane sugar and half and half. Perfectly smooth, smokey, and tangy. This tea is doing a great job holding me over as I wait for my orders from Harney and Sons and Premium Steap.
Many thanks to Jessica for the opportunity to try this. I have had Ti Kuan Yin as a bagged tea before and never thought I would crave it. I realize now that the bagged version was not a good version. This Ti Kwan Yin is delicious. There are subtle buttery, floral, and fruit notes that develop through multiple infusuons. I think that the second infusion is my favorite so far.
This tea is pretty good but I have to remind myself of this because I sometimes can’t get myself past the idea of this tea. It is very close to actual buttered popcorn and is quite good with a bit of cane sugar.
I have the pleasure of trying this thanks to Jessica! Wow, LiberTEAS knows how to do chai. I made this using the stovetop method and it is perfect. Every spice in harmony, smooth black tea, and rich creamy tea. I am only sad that I don’t have any more of this for another day.
This is another goody courtesy of Jessica!
The first infusion is very light in color but flavorful. Both the aroma and taste are slightly buttery and grassy with a nutty edge thrown in. I don’t think I’ve ever had a medium roast oolong but this is very nice.
The second infusion is slightly more bitter and grassy but isn’t off-putting.
The third infusion is on the light side but the bitterness has been replaced with a fruity aftertaste. Unfortunatelu, I don’t think another infusion is in my future. The leaves are fully open and the last infusion wasn’t strong enough to risk another cup.
Overall I’m glad to have tried this as it reminds me why I like oolongs but this isn’t the best example out there.