216 Tasting Notes
Thank you JustJames for a sample tin of this lovely tea! I am liking it. But I am a fan of vanilla.
This is smooth, silky, and creamy. The vanilla adds a touch of sweetness, but not too much. The vanilla is not over-powering, but definitely coming through in flavour.
There’s another tea I have stashed away somewhere in the house that is also a vanilla black tea…I think I prefer this one…the other was a little too subtle for my liking. This one from Silk Road has stronger vanilla flavour which works for me.
I had this tea this morning, and finally found a chance to log in to do a tasting note.
From my recall this is absolutely delish. I remember notes of the oolong…mineral, but also the roasty, toasty coconut. I can’t believe I left this one for so long, I think it will become a staple.
I have another coconut oolong in my stash, but I think this one is superior. Will have to re-visit other to compare.
While I was driving to do my weekend errands I still had roasted coconut on my tongue 20 minutes after drinking cup. Not a bad thing.
I bought this tea specifically to cold brew, although I will try it hot eventually. Just as soon as this heat wave lets up. It has been a brutally hot week.
As a cold brew this isn’t bad, but I didn’t get all the flavours that the name suggests. I tasted spice, so I felt like I was drinking a cold chai-type beverage, which was actaully pretty good. But, I didn’t taste any plum. Maybe it needs to hot brewed then iced to pull out the plum taste.
This tea did give me the idea to try some other tea’s that are spiced as a cold brew to see how that works out.
It is stinking hot in TO again, and it ain’t gonna let up ‘til the weekend apparently, so I’ll be drinking a lot of cold brews (tea and other brews) in the next few days.
This comes across quite floral when cold brewed, with a hint of lychee after-taste. I don’t really like floral tea’s, but it so freaking humid, that I don’t care. It’s cold. No peach flavour comes in the cold brew. It’s drinkable, and if the extreme heat keeps up, I’ll probably finish this by the end of the week.
Thanks again to JustJames for this sample.
I finally opened one of my tea’s from iheart teas. I keep looking at all the tea’s I have stashed in my cupboards, and keep thinking, I should probably slurp those up before opening a new bag. I couldn’t resist.
There is a slight astringency to this tea. I may have infused a tad longer than I should have. But the light notes of caramel and vanilla still come through. This is not overly sweet like other caramel tea’s I have tried. Next brew I will add some type of sweetener to see if I can pull out more of the vanilla and caramel.
I probably chose a bad time to drink this tea…it’s late evening, but I decided to go for it anyway, and I’m glad I did.
The brewed aroma of this tea smells just like my morning cup of java, a rich and robust aroma. The brew itself looks like coffee.
Ahhh, the first sip was glorious creamy, caramel coffee. This is good. It may not replace my morning coffee (I need that java jolt), but it definitely can replace the mid-morning cup. I just may have to buy some of this to keep at work.
Thanks to the generous Dexter3657 for a sample of this brew!! YUM!!
I got this tea in a fantastic swap with Dexter3657 – thank you for your generosity!!
So far I’ve done two steeping of this, and I’m thinking I can get a couple more out of the leaves.
This is quite tasty. It has a toasted mineral quality that it easy on the palate. These roasted/toasted oolongs have a comfort aspect that make them so enjoyable.
I got this tea from JustJames quite some time ago – thank you!!
I thought I would try this one as a hot and cold brew. I messed up. I didn’t have enough leaf to do both. The hot brew had a slight tartness to it, but it wasn’t overpowering. The cold brew didn’t work out at all – but it was completely my fault.
I can’t properly review or rate this tea, ’cos I messed up. :(
I brewed this one up not knowing the ingredient list…I got this from the extremely generous JustJames, and am now getting around to sample it. The brewed aroma to me smell like a deep, rich, spicy apple pie. Then I saw the ingredient list and thought…yes, that makes sense.
This is a deep nutty taste that usually accompanies pu’erhs. There is a hint of cinnamon spice, and it is rich, smooth and creamy (I added creamer). This would be a great autumn type of tea, but I am enjoying it immensely now. I will purchase this one with my next Tealux order.