19 Tasting Notes
As soon as I smelled the leaves, I was reminded of fresh cut lemons and summer lemonade. This is a nice summer tea; Natsukoi is black tea with lemons. The lemon is a bit strong, so one might feel that it is overpowering but it is a nice change to the normal everyday tea.
This is a very nice rooibos tea~
The deep-sweet mango flavor complements the rooibos well. It is a mellow fruity flavor that has more presence than the rooibos but it isn’t overpowering.
On a personal note, I like the fruitiness, but I probably wouldn’t want to drink this everyday. It would be nice to drink once in a while, as a treat or break from my other rooibos/herbal teas.
A floral black tea, with a hint of fruit~ I can barely taste the vanilla. This is a nice, relaxing tea – does not have intense flavors or smells. Overall, a good tea – but I tend to drink cups of this without remembering what it tasted like.
This is a good oolong overall.
This is smooth, not bitter – a soft oolong flavor, with a slight peach flavor.
I went through 10 teabags, this last bag was preceeded with ice cream about 1 hour before, and cake 30 minutes before so the peach isn’t really there right now, but I do remember on previous samplings that the peach flavor was a nice balance.
I tend to only drink oolong with greasy food, especially Chinese food. I also drink it if I am feeling a food coma setting in. I think this is an excellent oolong blend if you like drinking oolong by itself. I think I prefer a bit stronger, unflavored type for drinking with food though.
This is a good Earl Grey~ even if I oversteep this tea, it still tastes good – not bitter or overpowering.
I was a bit alarmed when I smelled a smokiness upon opening the tea package. After steeping I could smell some of the fruit flavor too. I was expecting the smokiness to have a very sharp taste, but it actually blends well and is more of a smoother flavor.
Over time, I’ve grown to appreciate this tea more~ I don’t know if the tea has aired out a bit and isn’t as pungent/smokey as before but it is quite nice now.
The aroma of Strawberries and Vanilla come to mind when steeping this.
At first I thought I couldn’t taste the black tea but its blended well so that it doesn’t stand out. Overall, I like this tea – it is smooth so you barely taste any bitterness.
This would probably taste very good with milk and a bit of sugar.
(note: this does get a bit bitter if over-steeped; be careful with steeping time)
This is a mild tea, not bad but did not catch my attention either. The aroma of fruit and honey is very nice.
I usually steeped it for a few minutes but I decided to steep it for about 20 minutes with my last bag. It did bring out more flavor but was still could not bring forth enough in my opinion. I do tend to like flavorful teas so I am sure many will like it since it is mild and smooth but still has a slight fruit and honey taste.