5 Tasting Notes
Beautiful oolong blend. My favorite way to have oolong so far! The citrus and jasmine compliment the tea very well. No need for honey or sugar either, just nice and light and soothing.
As is true for many chai tea lovers, I am always trying to find that perfect blend. After reading the reviews of this one on this site, I had to try it. The tea itself is visually beautiful and smells like it has plenty of cardamom and ginger to make me happy, but I’m a little worried about the short steeping time that is suggested because I love my chai spices to be able to stand up to some milk & honey.
After 2 minutes of steeping, the tea smells mostly floral and is a light gold in color. Mixed with some honey and milk, the flavor I get is mostly oolong with a slight aftertaste of ginger and cardamom. It’s lovely, but not as bold as I usually like my chai. I think I’ll try cold brewing some tonight to see if that makes it a little stronger.
Very light in color, earthy, and no astringency. I got this as part of the oolong sampler to give the oolongs a try— all part of my tea education. I’m not sure I’ll ever want an oolong tea for my “breakfast tea”, but it would be lovely later in the day.
I’m an Earl Grey lover so I thought I would give this variation a shot. I found it to be brisk and soothing at the same time. It is very heavy on the lavender, but the citrus and vanilla help support it well. The aroma is lovely and reminds me of a lavender and vanilla perfume oil I wear occasionally. It’s not something I will brew on a regular basis, but I’d like to keep a little on hand for the right occasions.
My absolute favorite breakfast tea so far. Nice, strong flavor that holds up to half & half and sweetener perfectly without any overwhelming tartness. A smooth and yummy, basic black tea.