1614 Tasting Notes
Thank you Angel for this sample. This tea reminded me of the fact that I absolutely LOVE oolongs! It has been a long time since I’ve had a cup of one. I love the bits of white-yellow flower petals mixed with some stems and rolled deep emerald tea leaves. The first steep was very bitter. I think I steeped it too long. The second one was perfect. The nice nutty floral and the warm green oolong is great! This is a delicious tea! It can last several steeps!
I believe I got this tea from the Traveling Tea Box Pass B!
This smells like mint! This tea brewed dark brown. The scent was mint chocolate. The flavor was strong even though it has been in a plastic ziplock bag. Delicious! The blend is a good one! It has a hint of hazelnut and dark chocolate. With the mint mixed in, it tastes like Trader Joes’ Peppermint Hot Chocolate mix. Delicious! I added sugar and milk to it, which is great. The mint is a little too strong though.
I received this from Angel to review. Thank you!
I love Dragon Well. It is one of my staple green teas! I love how the leaves look like flat green blades or swords. It smells delicious and green. The liquor was a nice, mild yellow-green. This tastes so good. It is buttery and smooth going down my throat. There is no hint of astringency or bitterness at all. It is slightly floral, warm, and slightly roasty in flavor. Good tea!
I received this in a swap a while ago! I saw this in the bottom of my sample box. I am assuming because it was in a plastic bag that the flavor would be weaker. This is actually a pleasant tea. Granted, I did not use boiling water and I only steeped this for 1 minute.
The leaves were a little crushed and green in color. I wasn’t sure initially what type of green this is, but now that I saw the description it is bancha. There are bits of colors in the mix like yellow and blue. Very pretty. I wish the leaves were crushed up. Again, I think this is because it was in a plastic bag at the bottom of my sample box! I couldn’t smell anything in particular.
Once brewed, it was a medium yellow in color. The green tea base took precedent over the blend, which was good. The base was a little vegetal in flavor but mild. There is a mild sweetness and fruitiness to it. Delicious. I like that this is mild. Good tea blend overall, although, not my favorite.
I received this sample a while ago from yssah – Love is Tea (LIT). I wanted to give this a try before purchasing a large tin. I am a huge fan of Andrews & Dunham Damn Fine Tea. I have almost all of the tins, save 3 of them.
Anyway on to Mount Gray. I LOVE Earl Grey teas. This one is definitely in my top 5 now. The bergamot isn’t very strong or overpowering, which some Earl Greys tend to be. This is well blended. The tea itself brews rather dark and strong even below 3 minutes. It has a slight astringency to it. The base is warm and toasty but strong enough to counteract the bergamot. Good blend. It is different than the others I have tried.