455 Tasting Notes
Sample from Tea in Spoons’ stash sale. Thank you!
This is very sweet and fruity, as if it were a fruit juice rather than a tea. I don’t know what guava tastes like, but this has the sort of flavor I associate with tropical fruits. I can definitely taste mango, and maybe some pineapple as well. This is definitely delicious.
Flavors: Mango, Pineapple, Sweet, Tropical
Sample from Tea in Spoon’s stash sale. Thank you!
This is billed as a women’s tea that is specifically recommended for pregnancy. I tend to drink a lot less tea when I’m pregnant for a number of reasons. One of them is that I tend to become very sensitive to strong flavors. This is a mildly flavored tea, tasting mostly of herbs, apple, and hints of other fruits. It tastes like something that would probably actually be palatable while I was pregnant, and its the sort of pleasant but unremarkable kind of tea that I could see myself drinking everyday. I’m giving this a higher rating than I normally give “pleasant” teas since I haven’t had many apple teas that I like the taste of and it seems like it would work very well for its intended purpose.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Herbaceous
Sample from Liquid Proust. Thank you!
This is quite tasty. It’s exactly what I would expect from something called “Strawberry Oolong.” The base is a smooth green oolong and the strawberry flavoring is light but clear. The flavors complement each other very well, and the tea tastes well balanced and interesting.
Flavors: Green, Smooth, Strawberry
This is pretty good, but I feel like it could be better. If I had one complaint about 52teas herbals, it’s that they rely too much on honeybush or rooibos, and flavoring. This one is sweet and has has a noticeable flavor of cheesecake and a hint of spice, but the carrot flavor is lacking and it tastes a bit artificial and lacking in complexity for carrot cake, and it’s just a bit too woody. I would happily drink this again, and maybe even buy this again, but I do think it would be better with less honeybush, more carrot pieces, and maybe some toasted rice or sesame seeds.
Flavors: Cheesecake, Spices, Sweet
From a swap with Zennen. Thank you!
This one is unusual. It’s quite mild with a single teaspoon, so I think I might use two next time. It uses some ingredients you don’t see every day, which I do appreciate. I could definitely taste the ceder and the oolong, but I think I would be able to pick up on more flavors if I brewed it stronger.
Sample from Liquid Proust. Thank You!
This is really quite good. I’m enjoying how the flavors blend together. It’s lightly flavored and fruity. I’m mostly tasting sweet strawberry with bits of melon and underlying mineral and petrichor notes from the oolong itself. The name suits it. It does make me think of sitting by a rocky creek in the late spring or early summer eating fresh fruit. I need to check out more flavored oolongs since most of the ones I’ve tried have been really interesting.
Flavors: Melon, Mineral, petrichor, Strawberry, Sweet