132 Tasting Notes
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
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!