96 Tasting Notes
I like this but I really have a hard time describing pu’erh teas so I can’t say a lot about it. It smelt a bit fishy at first, but I rinsed it by swishing the leaves in some boiling water for 45 seconds before brewing it and it got rid of the fishiness. I tossed the rinsing water and steeped this for 2 minutes in a mug with an infuser.
I’m not sure that I get why people recommend drinking pu’erh if you’re used to drinking coffee. The brew sure has a very nice dark colour, but I wish it was more full-bodied.
I received my Black Friday order from this company today and I am impressed by how fast it got here and how nice it was packaged. I opened all the tea pouches because I was too curious to see and smell them and they all seem very high quality.
This is very good! Maybe it helps that I am eating caramel chocolate bark with it :) I find that this tea has no bitterness or astringency at all. I can’t really taste the smoky flavour though, maybe I didn’t steep it long enough (I didn’t follow Yezi Teas’ instruction to brew it gong fu style). I am not a scotch drinker so I can’t really comment on the similarities in flavour.
This is way tastier than the bagged version. I find that it has a great balance between the black tea and the bergamot flavour. There are probably better earl greys out there, but this is the first loose leaf one I really like.
This is just SO good!! It’s smooth, not bitter and it has a subtle chocolaty aftertaste with mild astringency. I could drink it all day long. It’s easily one of my favorite black teas.
This is less mineral and more vegetal than other oolongs I have tasted. I find that it doesn’t taste a lot like milk, but the mouthfeel and aftertaste are kind of creamy. I haven’t had any other milk oolongs so I can’t compare. It is very good but I don’t think I will find myself craving it just because right now I am not liking oolongs as much as I did. I don’t know what happened, when I started drinking them I was amazed that tea could taste like this, but now they are all kind of meh for me. I need something that will knock my socks off!
This review is about the bagged form of this tea. I really don’t have a lot to say about it. I like it but it’s kind of flat tasting.
The bergamot flavour in this tea is subtle and I am happy about that because the last earl grey I bought was wayyyy too strong on citrus and I wasn’t able to enjoy it. I’ve been luckier so far with bagged earl greys than with loose leaf. I wish I could find a good loose leaf earl grey because I always find that the bagged ones lack in flavour complexity. Anyway, this one is a safe bet! If you’re not sure about earl greys I would suggest trying this one first because it’s nice and light and the bergamot flavour isn’t too perfume-y. But don’t expect to be blown away by this.
Finally a tea from Twinings that tastes like tea! This one brews very dark and strong with a mild astringency. It’s fine and I will enjoy drinking the bags that I have, but I feel like it doesn’t have the complexity of flavours that I am used to with loose leaf blacks.
Not bad, the bergamot flavour is light and the other citrus aromas are nice, but I can’t taste the black tea as much as I would like to. This is something I find disappointing in several Twinings blends. Overall, this is truly refreshing and it goes down very well. This review is about the bagged form of this tea. After reading other tasting notes it seems like the loose leaf version is better. Oh, and Uniquity is so right about it tasting like Froot Loops!
I drank this hot with a spoonful of honey and it was very soothing for my sore throat and it tasted exactly like cherry jell-o!