This is a naturally sweet oolong, like really sweet! The plum flavor is definitley there with a little extra something…possibly a slight floral hint? I had this hot, but I think it would be pretty amazing iced. I had family over this weekend so my time was spent trying to entertain guests and keep the house clean from the kids toys everywhere, so I am backlogging and didn’t get to really enjoy my tea during my “down time”, but it was still a nice pick me up but almost a tad too sweet for my taste… like I said, I need to try it iced (I tend to like my iced tea a bit sweet versus my hot tea) hehe. Oh and before I forget, I thought it was really cool how the tea unfurls into huge, fat tea leaves!
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I had this hot last night without any milk, but did add about 1/2tsp of german rock sugar (as I do to most of my teas). Now, the smell of this tea smells soooo good, just like a glass of Promise Land strawberry milk! When I went to search the bag/tin for how to steep it, it said “boiling water for 2-5 minutes”! Now, I was afraid with it being a green tea that boiling water wouldn’t be a good idea, but I did as they said and steeped for 2.5mins. The smell off the strawberry milk is still very much there with a bit of the sencha smell. I tasted it and it tastes like strawberry milk…umm in tea form! LOL which is a little watery since it is tea, but my brain and nose kept telling me, “this is strawberry milk! It will be thick and creamy!” sooo since it wasn’t “thick and creamy” my brain was 10 different kinds of confused by this! Still a good tea, but I imagine this is one that definitley needs to be iced and/or have milk added first before drinking =)~ I will be trying this one very soon with some milk!
WOW! This tea is one of a kind IMO. I bought the limited edition tin because I thought it was cute (I have a thing for cute tins LOL) and just hoped that I would like it enough to make all of the tea that came with it, since I normally will buy a sample or a small sized pouch first to “taste test it”. Anyways, I am so glad I got this in the larger amount! I opened it up and smelled it and it smelled like a fresh, juicy peach and a bit of sugared rose petals to just give it that extra exquisiteness. This is the perfect balance of flavors, the oolong tastes very good and the peach tastes 100% natural and the bit of the sugary rose is subtle and nice compliment to the fruit to give it that extra oomph! This will be one of my “must have this tea on hand at all times”! Also, I had this hot and I can hardly wait to try it iced as I am sure it will be even better! I think I will go ahead and order another pouch of this now to have on hand as back up…I can see myself making pitchers of this iced for summer!
This is my first Earl Grey green tea that I have tried and it’s pretty good. I can taste the subtle green tea and the bergamont, which is not over powering or perfumey. One weird thing though is that I kept getting a slight lemongrass taste from this tea and I’m not sure if lemongrass is actually used in here or if that’s the taste that is somewhat formed by mixing bergamont with green tea? All in all this is pretty good, but nothing to write home about.
Woo hoo I finally tried this tea thanks to RachanaC! Ummm nom nom nom this is so good and silky feeling and the vanilla and honey taste as if they were creamed together in perfect harmony. I find myself gulping this tea and then sipping it and maximize the pleasure I am getting from this… I am off to order a big tin of this while it is on sale! I can totally see this as being one of my “go to” teas like my jasmine pearls…something I can enjoy at anytime of the day. Ugh, this is SOOO good!
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Do you remember that chocolate drink – a Yoohoo (do those still exist)?! Anyways, that is what this tastes like… of course I haven’t had a Yoohoo in YEARS, so I may be off, but that is what first pops in my head. Or maybe like Swiss Miss hot chocolate made with only water and no milk, and watered down a bit more. I like this, it’s different though because it is watery and I expected that thicker puerh feel. The water looks like that of black tea, a nice honey color. The taste is smooth and you get more of a sweet coco powder taste than anything else. I am tempted to try this next time with a shot of cream =)~
I had a coupon for this so I picked one up from Whole Foods. I thought it would taste like the Tazo Passion tea you get from Starbucks (which I do not like!) but, it doesn’t…at all! I actually can tolerate this one except that it is TOO SWEET! I managed to get about 4 sips from the bottle before I put it back in the fridge for another time. My fiancee tried it and he said it tasted like a bottle of flowers hehe (he’s not a tea drinker to begin with), but he was pretty much right. It is a very floral tea, but not perfumey…. I liked it aside from being too sweet for my tastes.
Hehehehe Whole Foods did indeed have this in stock…along with all the other Numi puerh blends! I picked up this one and the Chocolate Puerh one, but I decided to try what I knew I would probably already like. Now, right off the bat I was skeptical about trying a puerh in a bag; I was afraid it would be very bland. Well, to my surprise it tasted great! It has that earthy/woodsy taste that was very smooth and pleasing. My only wish is that it was stronger, but I assume that it is not as strong due to have not been aged very long? But hey, that’s ok! I still get a nice bagged puerh to take to work with me and that makes me happy :-)
This is my “desk tea” aka “work tea”, sadly though I am becomming a tad bored with it. It’s still yummy and a great bagged tea, but I just need a change. For my change I really want a pu-erh that is bagged and still good… so I will be stopping by Whole Foods after work and hoping they have Numi’s pu-erh blends there and if so I’ll be getting 2 different boxes…I know for sure the chocolate pu-erh one. Now, lets just keep our fingers crossed that they have them in stock!
I just realized that this place is just down the street from me! But I didn’t realize that in time and had ordered online hehe. Anyways, this is an AWESOME green tea! I was afraid the lemongrass or ginger would be too strong and remind me of a Thai dish I should be eating (lemongrass always reminds me of some yummy Thai food)! This tea actually surprised me and the lemon is a natural tasting sweet/tard lemon…almost like a lemon bar or a lemon pie, minus the crust taste of course. This is the first lemon tea that I was just drooling over and kept gulping it down. I bet it would be awesome iced or to have hot with some honey when you are sick :-D
This is my first hojicha tea and I must say I have been missing out! Perhaps it’s the flavoring of this one that is making it so magnificent, but I thoroughly enjoyed this tea… perhaps even a bit too much (my cup was empty before I knew it and I was shaking it trying to get one last drop). I’m getting a toasted rice with a caramelized sugar appeal to it with a dash of vanilla. Both flavors are there and known, but they don’t compete trying to win center stage, they are equals. I get a more vegetal taste that is slightly bitter on the back of my tongue and as an aftertaste, which I don’t mind since it lets me know that this is in fact a green tea and the vegetal and slight bitterness plays out well with the other flavors. I think I will have to go pick some of this up today in a nice 2oz pouch…perhaps even 4oz depending on the price hehe :-D
I tried this last night hoping it would be a great of an experience as my previous jasmine oolong that I had last week. Unfortunately this one didn’t deliver as nicely as the previous one I had. I couldn’t help but think of perfume while sipping this one…and it kind of gave off an oily feel on my tongue. Meh, if you like perfumey jasmine then this would be good, but jasmine aside the oolong was very good and had that “I just want to chew on it” vibe going on if ya get what I mean. Lol
Yum! This was a great iced tea…very exotic tasting fruit tea! I can’t wait to try this with some Jasmine Pearls in the mix :-D
Meh, I had this iced and it was OK. I picked up mainly apple and then a jumble of the other ingredients. I tried this again iced, mixed with Jasmine Pearls and it was better…smoothed out the jumbledness of this tea and it now tastes like an apple-fruit punch-jasmine tea…still it’s “meh”. I wouldn’t purchase again and not so much that it’s bad, but because there are much better fruity white teas out there that is worth the price!
Yummmmm! This is a woodsy tasting oolong that is amazingly smooth and has a light touch of jasmine to it as well. This is one that I WILL be purchasing VERY soon! BTW, I had this while eating sushi and it complimented the sushi very well ;-)
I had this again tonight after I came to the realization that I doesn’t and wont taste the way I assumed it would…sooooo I went into this with an open mind and it is actually quite good. It’s sweet, fruity and has a nice lingering jasmine that is in there as well. I like it better this go around, and so I will bump it up on the rating a bit.
This is a pretty good silver needle, VERY fuzzy which when steeped I felt like I was drinking a velvety tea which was cool! It was light a grassy with a subtle sweetness to it… very relaxing! Yummm.
I tried this earlier today thanks to Meghann M and even though I am not a big black tea fan I decided to give some “finer” black teas a try and I must say this is pretty good and I can taste a cocoa taste to it which is pretty cool! I personally couldn’t drink this every day or even often but, that’s just me who doesn’t care for black teas that much. But I can tell that is a black tea that is of great quality and for that I will mark it high, because it is good…it’s just not for me… the non-black tea lover hehe.
GEEZ that is a strong bergamot flavor in this tea!!! Like take my breath away strong! The creamy/vanilla is noticible as a lingering flavor. But there is so much bergamot that I feel like I have a film on my tongue after I swallow. It’s kinda weird and perfumey and I can’t get past that weird oily feel that stays on my tongue! It’s as if they spilled a whole bottle of bergamot oil into a smalll pouch of tea and just left it as is to be sold. I like Earl Grey and I like a strong bergamot flavor, but this was just crazy… perhaps I had a bad batch?! I would like to believe that because I am still pretty freaked by having an “oil” feel on my tongue :-|
Yum, this is so good iced and blended with a bit of Teavana’s Precious White Peach to add a bit of a sweet peach taste to it. I made a big 16oz cup of this for my after dinner summer dessert tea ;-)
Yummmm! Light, sweet, woody and just all around goodness :-)
Thank you LiberTEAS for letting me try this one. This blend is smooth and I think the flavors all blend together very well. I added a splash of milk to mine and I think it made it even smoother and brought out the sweetness.