209 Tasting Notes

87

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.

jakefolk

Hey scribbles does your tung ting actually look like a balled oolong as the picture suggests? I ordered some from tealux and it looks more like a dancong wirey brown leaf. I think they sent me the wrong tea even though it is marked as the tung ting

scribbles

Hi…my sample looks like the photo…balled oolong. Hope they fix that for you soon.

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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. :(

JustJames

oh no! i did that with a sample from 52teas. sigh.

JustJames

wait, wait…. you can do a cold steep with them still….. that stuff was high test. it should work. maybe add a bit of another tea if you’re worried about strength?

scribbles

Too late. Leaf is used up :( sighs. Lesson learned.

JustJames

we need a tardis. then all would be right with the world.

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90

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.

Thanks JustJames…delicious!!

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87

I do enjoy a well done dessert tea, and Della Terra does dessert tea really well, at least from what I have tried so far. This is no exception.

I am a coffee drinker, and my first beverage of any day is coffee. Always. While this will not replace my morning, it will do for an evening coffee-flavoured treat.

The rooibos is laid back, and the cappuccino note is soft but present. While I saw caramel pieces in the mix, I didn’t seem to taste very much caramel; but it could be that it’s showing up just as a light sweetener.

I like this, and if, no wait…not if, when I place another order, I will keep this in mind. Thanks to Dexter3657 for giving me the opportunity to sample this!

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drank Laoshan Black by Verdant Tea
209 tasting notes

I kept reading about the Laoshan Black, and became increasingly intrigued by the chocolate, honey, and spice description. Due to a generous gift from JustJames, I have a sample of this tea, and finally had to try it. And now I see why everyone just loves this tea. Another fan of this tea has been made.

Rich, deep cocoa flavour, that makes me feel like I am sipping on a decadent chocolate/fudge treat. This is an outstanding tea.

Michelle Butler Hallett

Isn’t it? I avoided Verdant for years, because I was afraid I’d be disappointed, and I can only budget so much for tea. Disappointed – ha! As if. Verdant is a whole new path to tea. I’ve got their Imperial Breakfast Blend on the way and can’t wait.

scribbles

Am on hiatus right now, but as soon as I am off, this is FIRST order.

scribbles

I hope they still have Golden Fleece in stock, but may have to break hiatus dir that one, unless is already gone :(

JustJames

well, hiatus or not i sent you stuff middle of last week. and worst comes to worst i will send you some of my golden fleece if they’re out. both ways you’re covered!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Oooh, Golden Fleece! I have some more coming. Let me know if you end up short, and I’ll send you some, too.

scribbles

I really appreciate your generous offer!! I’ll probably put in an order soon, but thank you so much. :)

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I did not like this tea when I first tried and wondered how I was going to finish the bag. But it seems to have grown on me, so I will be able to finish it, just not as quickly as some of the other tea’ I have.

The dry leaf smell reminds me a little of spinach.

The brewed flavour is more reminiscent of steamed asparagus. The taste is a little odd, there’s something that I can’t quite place that is throwing the flavour of this askew. It’s ok. Not a re-purchase tea.

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I ordered this tea a couple of months ago, and forgot that I had it, which is unfortunate, because this would have been long gone if I remembered. Now that I know, I’m sure I’ll get through my package fairly quickly.

In dry leaf form the tea has long green needles which looks and smells like green tea. The tea brews up to the palest of yellows that reminds me of the colour of butter.

The colour of the tea is probably contributing to my impression of the taste which to me is a light creamy vegetable. There is no heavy grassiness in this tea, but rather a cross between a neutral white and veg-like green. The flavour light and complex.

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95

I received the 5 for 5 from the extremely generous JustJames, and I have finally decided that it was time to try it, seeing that it is the weekend and I have the time to treat this tea properly, and really enjoy it.

On opening the bag a fresh aroma wafted towards me, not unlike nori.

The brewed flavour of this tea is oh so smooth, creamy, fresh, lightly vegetal. Oh JustJames, I am now so sorry I waited this long to try it, and will be so disappointed when I finish my packet. Thank you so much for sending this my way!

TeaKlutz

I got some of this the other day and it smelled delicious! I’m most intrigued to try it.

scribbles

It is an outstanding green.

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90

Yumyumyumyumyumyumyum. Did I mention that I think this is yummy?

Sweet, creamy, gooey, cinnamon-y deliciousness in a cup. I have been drinking this all day, and was reluctant to drink anything else. This tea is gonna go fast, despite the fact that I bought a 100 g’s of this.

gmathis

Della Terra does dessert-y stuff very well.

scribbles

I agree…had I known I would have ordered from them a long time ago.

Aimee Popovacki

that one sounds so good.

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My tea journey started in 2012, when a friend gifted me some loose leaf. I guess she thought I was drinking too much coffee. Blown away by the amazing flavours I immediately embraced the loose leaf tea. I still drink coffee, but my main choice of beverage is now tea.

My tea preferences are blacks, pu’erhs, oolongs and greens.

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