1059 Tasting Notes
I was all SQUEE! when I saw that a Dancong was part of this month’s classic club box! I was given a little bit of a phoenix dancong (not from Verdant) in a swap once, and it was my favorite dark oolong to date!
This particular Dancong is a little spicier than the one I fell in love with. The sweetness and complexity I love is there though. Floral or fruity at times, yet dark and creamy and roasty. MMMMMM!!! YAY DANCONG!
Backlog from last night!
I got SO MANY teas in the mail yesterday- http://twitpic.com/dmlor5
This is the first one I decided to try. It does indeed taste like rootbeer! I’m really glad it was a honeybush and not a rooibos tea. I hate rooibos. I’m glad to have a few nice caffeine free teas around for evening consumption :)
SWEET COCONUTTY GOODNESS! Oh man oh man, I loves me some coconut, and this tea takes the cake. The banana and assam, too…its just perfect! It tastes like super creamy toasted coconut pudding, with banana toffee crunch. Or maybe a buttery toasted coconut pound cake with banana cream pudding trifle. drool I would totally buy this one, for the record. I think I prefer it to everyone’s beloved caramel vanilla assam!
I am drinking it straight this time, but with the rest of my sample I’m definitely going to try adding cream and sugar. I bet it will be heavenly! Thanks for the sample JustJames and thanks for creating this blend Stacy! :D
Thank you JustJames for sending me a sample of this tea!
I really love rhubarb and strawberries too :)
Though this was obviously a black base, I steeped it a little on the cooler side just to be safe. The flavoring is still outstanding. Tart rhubarb and sweet strawberry, YUM! Mild nondescript black base. I’d definitely drink this again and I bet it’d be fab iced as well as hot.
Oof. Rushing back to work this morning after my weekend out of town and I’m really dragging. A hot matchaccino latte seemed like the easiest option before work. I know exactly how long to microwave the milk to get it just warm enough and I use half a scoop of mix and whip it up with a small french wisk. Tasty and fast and easy! rushes off
Another tea from my Chicago friend’s stash that I got to try today. Such a strange choice for a white tea base! Very very cookie dough like flavor though. I was shocked! I had this unsweetened but with some sugar it would be a hella good desserty treat.
In other news I got to visit my first Adagio tea store and Teavana store. I was impressed with Teavana because I got offered and drank 4 tiny free samples while I was in there! Amazingly enough I purchased nothing from either place. So much fun to visit though! Lots of pretty tea pots :)
I am up in Chicago this weekend visiting a good buddy of mine. She is into tea too, and actually worked at a David’s store as a seasonal worker last winter. So I brought her a bunch of stuff from my tea stash and I’m raiding her stash for breakfast :)
This tea did not impress me that much, heh. My fault for selecting a bagged tea :)
My first Mariage Freres tea! Thanks so much Shelley_Lorraine for the sample!
This tea has a wonderful soft natural apple and almond flavor, with a hint of frosting or pastry floating around in the background. The base tea is mild but pleasant and unobtrusive. This is very enjoyable! Especially for those of us that like our tea to taste like a bakery treat sometimes :D