211 Tasting Notes
On opening the bag, the dry leaf does smell like lychee. I don’t smell too much of the peach. I have to admit, I love lychee in syrup, but I didn’t imagine the taste translating well in a tea, but this was ok.
The black tea base wasn’t so strong that it didn’t allow the lychee note to come through. I found the lychee flavour as a lingering aftertaste. The next time I brew this one up, I’ll add sweetener to see if more lychee flavour will come out.
Thank you JustJames for sending me this one to sample!
I hate it when life gets in the way of tea drinking, and I have a lot to catch up on…my own tea purchases, as well as from some amazing swaps.
While this tea is called a pu’erh, it is more reminiscent of a white tea. The taste reminds me of White Peony. I don’t mind. I like white, and go to it when I don’t want heavy or strong flavour.
On opening the bag, the dry scent is fresh. Brewed, the taste is light, fresh and slightly grassy. Not bad, but since there are so many other tea’s to try, I wouldn’t find this one a mandatory staple.
This tea came my way from a swap with JustJames…thank you JustJames!
The dry smell is deliciously chocolate. I usually am not a huge fan of chocolate tea’s, but his one was pretty good.
For me the significant note of the brewed was nutty, with a lingering cocoa after-taste. I drank it black, but next brew I may bump it with cream and sweetener and see if that pulls out the chocolate more.
A tasty tea that I am grateful to have sampled.
I am on tea drinking mission, as I have many tea’s to sample and rate not only from swaps, but also from my own stash – so many that I have not yet logged on virtual cupboard.
This one came my from a swap with Aimee – that you so much!!
The first time I tried this tea, I held off rating it, because I didn’t pull the melon flavour from it. I don’t know what I did wrong the last time, but I know from personal habits, I sometimes don’t use enough leaf, and put in too much water. This time I intentionally used a smaller cup and added more leaf. Now I taste the melon.
As a hot beverage it is ok. I taste the melon, and a little bit of the bubble gum after taste that has been mentioned in other tasting notes.
I think this tea will probably shine iced or cold brewed which is my next mission for this tea.
Ohhhh, this is sooo good! My thanks to Dexter3657 for this tasty sample!! The first time I tried this, I had it without cream or sugar. I found it to be smooth and spicy.
I wanted to pull out the caramel flavour, so I decided to added a bit of cream and sugar, and it took this tea from yum! to this is REALLY YUMMY AND DELICIOUS AND CARAMELY!!!.
With added cream and sweetener this pu’erh is OUTSTANDING! Sweet spicy caramel is very nicely balanced with the smoothness of this pu’erh. A lovely after dinner sweet treat!! Do I need to say it again? Yes! So GOOD!!!
I received this tea in a swap from JustJames…thank you!
The dry aroma is lightly earthy with a hint of spiced cocoa. I’m not usually of fan of tea’s with chocolate in them, I find them too watery. But I do like spicy tea’s.
The cocoa wasn’t too light or watery and was nicely balanced with the spices – the spices give this tea a light pleasant kick. The brewed aroma is warm, spicy cocoa. A delicious tea, that I’m glad I got to sample.
This tea was quite tasty. I drank it hot, and what I got a juicy refreshing brew with a bit ‘green’ flavour to it. It was light, a bit acidic without being too tart and juicy.
If I ever get my tea stash down (my cupboard is not reflective of what I have), and I’d purchase this one again, and give it a go as a cold brew.
This is another tea that I would not have purchased on my own, without a specific request for it. Fig fruit on its own, to me does not have a strong flavour. Bland is how I would refer to fig. That being said, I really LOVE Fig Newtons – maybe because of the added pastry/cookie type component (and sugar).
As good Teavana employee’s do, they wafted the aroma to me, and I thought ‘Whoosh!!! That is very aromatic!’ I also thought to self, I will forward most of this to the requestor of this blend.
I kept a little bit, because I wanted to try it despite the aroma to me was not appealing. The aroma of this tea has nothing to do with taste. I’m not drinking a fig newton cookie, but I am definitely drinking a (sweet) flavoured fig tea, with a bite acid from the apple pieces. Really, surprisingly good!! I wish I had kept more of this sample!!
The dry aroma is a more than a little off-putting to me. But the brewed aroma is not as strong, and the flavour delicious!!
This is not a tea that I would have purchased on my own based on the ingredients. I would have thought of this one as tangy heavily leaning toward sour. Sage and lavender put to mind vision’s of relaxing spa’s. However, a member on Steepster wanted to try it, and they didn’t have easy access to Teavana, so I had no issues picking this one up for a tea swap. I figured it would be a new tea experience.
I am pleasantly surprised at how tasty this tea is!! The citrus is evident, but not overpoweringly tangy. I get a lovely herbaceous flavour – I guess that’s the sage. Not sure I taste lavender, but that’s ok…is delicious.
This tea can handle a second steeping very well. Flavours are still evident.