261 Tasting Notes
This is my first tea by Whispering Pines, and unfortunately it doesn’t live up to the hype for me. I’m not sure if it’s the vanilla or the base itself that I’m objecting to, but I didn’t love this. The base is a light, smooth black with cocoa notes, but they don’t taste quite right to me. They taste artificial, which is odd since this doesn’t contain artificial flavoring at all. Well, it was nice to try anyway. I’ve been really curious about Whispering Pines teas, but they’re very expensive. At least I won’t waste money on a tea I don’t care for.
Butiki Educational TTB. Taiwanese Golden Dragon.
This is the first tea I’ve had that tastes like sweet potatoes. This definitely does. It’s really tasty. I may keep this. I’ve pulled out a few black teas that I definitely want to try and several more that I’ll try if I have the time, but I plan to send the box along by Monday or Tuesday.
Butiki Educational TTB. Chinese Roasted Oolong.
Mmm. this is more like it! Smooth, roasted nutiness. This is my kind of Oolong. I was hoping for a wider variety of dark oolongs. I’ve liked most of the ones I’ve tried, and I know I’ve had some in Asian restaurants that I’ve liked and have yet to identify.
Butiki Educational TTB. China Oolong.
There were surprisingly few Oolongs that I was interested considering the size of the bag. Mostly because I prefer Dark Oolongs, and these appeared to be mostly green. This one was pretty unremarkable. I liked the nuttiness of it, but there was also an aftertaste that I didn’t particularly care for.