1108 Tasting Notes
Mmm, lychee! I’ve been very excited to try this one, thanks a bunch teamore for sending me a sample!
Like all of Butiki’s flavored teas, this is a very natural lychee flavor. It pairs perfectly with the sweet floral free oolong base. Very nice and I bet it would be equally wonderful iced!
I’d definitely consider buying this one when my fruity oolong stock gets low :)
I picked up my Teavivre Oolong sampler at the post office this morning, YAY! Thanks Teavivre!
I was excited to try the Oriental Beauty first, since I’ve never had it before! It is a very mellow and sweet oolong. I think I am starting to recognize that signature leaf-hopper flavor! :)
Anyway, I think personally I prefer a buttery green oolong over an oxidized one, but this is very pleasant and I would drink it again.
WHOA! I did a long several minute steep on this one, because my water is a bit under boiling here at work, from the fancy water filter/instant water heater dealie in the break room. Anyway, this tea is INTENSE! But super good! As others described, very much like unsweetened cocoa powder, but not at all bitter. WOO I got a huge caffeine jolt from it too, heh. I ate a piece of pumpkin spice cake with my first steep and it was SO good together. Both were so rich :)
This is going on my shopping list for sure. Thanks so much Kimquat for letting me try this one! :D Next time I want to try it as a sweetened latte ;)
One of my favorite puerhs I’ve tried so far! YAY
Well this is interesting. It has a creamy straw/hay flavor like a white tea, with a hint of green vegetal flavor, and a slight maltyness like a black tea. Also a hint of floral aroma. It is good, but hard to describe! Smooth and mellow and somewhat sweet.
Thank you Little Red Cup for providing me a sample of this unique tea for review! :)
Thanks very much Little Red Cup for a sample of this tea for review!
This reminds me of a stripped down version of one of my favorite green teas of all time- Laoshan Green. There is no soybean creaminess, but the sweetness and GREEN vegetal flavors are there. I would also compare it to Spring Twist by Butiki, but less sweet and delicate. If you are a fan of either of those teas, this might be a suitable and much less expensive alternative!
Hint of floral aroma and tiny bit of astringency. I went for extra leaf and extra steep time so I could hopefully assess everything this tea has to offer. I would definitely drink this one again :)
YAY! My first Mandala tea :) I’m very glad Kimquat sent me some samples in our swap to check out so I can decide what I want to order.
Well, I messed up this one. I was a little confused about the instructions and accidentally underleafed this. SO, I steeped it extra long…nevertheless I am very impressed! I think this might be one of the first “GOOD” puerhs I’ve tried.
I will be more careful with my other Mandala samples ;)