I tried this tea last night, I have been wanting to try this for a while now and thanks to TeaEqualsBliss I was able to :-D The tea smells pretty sweet, almost like a snickerdoodle cookie! While steeping I noticed that the tea was fairly dark for a white tea, which I thought was a bit odd, but figured it may have been from the spices. Now, when I took my first sip this Immediately reminds me of a sweet, powdered chai mix that you would make at home like a pack of hot chocolate…except it was missing that oomph or perhaps depth, maybe even boldness? After all this is a white tea instead of a black tea so what could I expect? All in all I believe this was a pretty good tea, but not my cup of tea since it reminds me too much of a chai and for me I need a black tea to enjoy a chai…but, putting my biases aside and rating this solely on what this tea brings to the table I would say it is a decent tea and will rate it accordingly.
132 Tasting Notes
I received this lovely tea from TeaEqualsBliss; I was really excited to try it since I am a jasmine pearl lover. I used 1 tsp of pearls per 8oz of water and steeped for about 3mins and then let cool for about 15mins before I enjoyed my cup. The jasmine flavoring was authentic tasting and sweet, the silver needles made for a very clean, yet very slightly grassy tasting tea. Very well done and I can’t wait to try a second cup blended with a peach white tea, I have a feeling that with be DELISH with these pearls!
This was my first time having lychee anything and that fruit is sweet aparently! This was good, very smooth and the lychee is very prominent. Pretty good, but too sweet of a fruit for me! If you are a lychee lover or like naturally sweet tasting teas this would be a safe bet for you!
I love that some proceeds from this tea goes to a person in need, that is awesome! Now, this tea looks pretty good for a bagged tea…it’s full loose leaf tea and not chopped up tiny pieces of “tea”. Now, I did not realize that this had licorice root in it or I would have skipped out on this one and tried a different one. BUT since I didn’t realize that until much later, oh well. You can taste the green tea, a nicely vegetal – sweet grass taste with a touch of citrus. Now, the licorice root comes into play in the aftertaste…maybe even a bit before, it hits the back of my tongue and makes itself known! To me the mixture of the citrus and the licorice root melds together and reminds me of lemongrass, not bad if you like lemongrass, but unless I am eating a Thai dish of some sort I don’t care for a lemongrass taste in my drink. But other than that this is pretty good, just don’t be fooled thinking this is going to be a peachy tasting green tea :-)
I’m baaaacccckkk! Due to switching internet providers I had about a week without service (can we say, going insane)?! Anyways, I am backlogging from teas that I have had over that time. I decided to try this sample since my previous Orchid Tea that I sampled from a tea bar tasted watered down. This one was ok, definitely not watered down tasting…pretty smooth, but nothing special. I expected a more floral note to it, but it was very mild…so mild that I kind of had to concentrate a bit too be able to pick up on it. All in all it was a decent tea, but it seemed to be lacking something.
Thank you Rabs for this lovely sample! This is a really good oolong, it’s vegetal and sweet, very light floral taste to it as well and maybe a very slight buttery hint in there somewhere. Very clean and pure tasting and not bitter at all, very well done!
Licorice…hmmmm not my favorite by any means, but I figured I would give it a try. When I smelled this tea it reminded me of medicine of some sort, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Then I took my first sip and it was smooth and sweet and licorice! lol, but after a couple of more sips I realized what this reminded me of….a cough drop! Like a Ricola cough drop to be exact. Hmmm so if you would like to drink that this would probably be one awesome tea for you, but for me this just reminds me of Ricola cough drops and I feel like I should be really sick to be drinking this.
Ok, I had this at a tea bar yesterday and I think they may have made this wrong…it was very light in color, as if it was a white tea I was drinking and the flavor was very watered down. I could barely taste any oolong at all and no floral notes, just a vague sweet note. So I have come to the conclusion that they used too much water or not enough tea, either way I am pretty sure this was watered down and not how this should taste, so I wont rate it until I try it again.
Ummmmm Jasmine Pearls!!! :-D These little beautys I received from Rabs (Thank you!) and they are a wonderful treat. No wait, they’re amazing! I noticed that the little pearls have some “fuzzy” white leaves wrapped in there, which I have never seen in a Jasmine Pearl before so because of that I knew right away this was going to be a great experience. I steeped my little treasures and watched them unfurl and then smelled they delicate (yet stong) aroma. My first sip was pure floral silk rolling around on my tongue, very smooth and nicely scented/flavored with jasmine! These pearls I believe have just beat Teavana’s Jasmine Pearls. I will have to test them side by side to see for sure, but I am almost positive!
A simple jasmine tea that is light, sweet and refreshing.
This is actually a pretty good basic black tea. Now I am not very big on black teas, but this one is pleasent and bold which I like! I didn’t really taste any of the notes mentioned in the description though, just tasted like a good black tea.
This is a sweet mapley black tea, hmmm impressive! Thank you Rabs for letting me try this one. I don’t think I could drink this often though, just when in the mood for liquid pancakes hehe.
Let me start off by saying I am not a fan of gunpowder green tea so I was expecting to not like this one, but I getting sick and my throat was hurting so since this was mint tea I decided I needed it! To my surprise this wasn’t bad, the mint complimented the taste of the gunpowder green tea… not bad, not bad and my throat was better the next day!
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Had a very long and busy weekend so I am backlogging from my teas that I have had over the weekend here and there. This tea is very smooth and naturally sweet with a slight nutty taste to it. I had this right before bed to relax and it got the job done, very enjoyable.
This rooibos is quite tasty and makes for a great dessert tea with some milk and honey! This tastes like amaretto with a slight chocolate taste to it. Almondy/cherryish/chocolatey all in one?! Yes please! Now, it’s rare that I will drink a rooibos tea that’s not blended with another tea, but this is good all on it’s own, but I would bet money that this would be amazing mixed with a smooth And bold black tea… Actually I will have to try that next time!
This is the first tea I have tried from the Georgia Tea Company and I must say it is VERY aromatic; I can smell the sweet fruits with no doubt! This is a naturally sweet tea without adding any sugar. The cherry and strawberry along with the mango and papaya stand out the most to me along with slight floral notes that linger in the background. I had half of this cup hot, which was good and then let it cool down to room temp. and tried it again and it’s even better and would probably be awesome as an iced tea!
Have you ever had Sugar Smacks cereal as a kid? Well, if you haven’t try this tea because it tastes EXACTLY like it! This tastes of cinnamon, honey and sweet wheat… a plus in my book!
This is a pretty yummy green tea. I like that I can taste the sweet grassyness from the green tea, but then taste the pineapple and mango as well. A bit of the papaya shows through as well. This is wonderful over ice!
This is an ok jasmine tea, it’s very light on the jasmine flavoring but overall it’s a nice tea and probably a great tea if you prefer a lighter jasmine taste.
This is a pretty strong, full bodied Earl Grey. The bergamot is very pleasing to my palate, fairly strong but not overwhelming. Overall this is a pretty darn good Earl Grey!
Mehhh, so I must say I don’t think I have ever had chrysanthemum in anything before, but I don’t believe I am a fan of them. Nothing was very special about this tea to me, it has a slight honeyish taste to it which I guess is from the chrysanthemum flowers? Hm, not sure how I feel about this one… I’m indifferent on it.
Ehh, this one is okay but nothing to write home about. I am already picky on my chai blends to start with since there are so many different variations out there and this one is mainly just cinnamon… a lot of cinnamon. The pu-erh wasn’t as nice and earthy as Golden Moons original Pu-erh, this reminds me more of fall leaves. Also due to all of the cinnamon this is a bit bitter from it and I can pick up on a light citrus note which I think is a bit weird in a chai, but to each their own! …This is just “ehh”, wouldn’t recommend anyone to go out and purchase this one.
UPDATE – after drinking this more as it cools the more I feel like I am gnawing on a cinnamon stick. Added some milk and honey and now it really reminds me of a cinnamon stick!
Yum, yum, yum! More please! A nice smooth earthy Pu-erh with a hint of honey to it, very good iced as well as hot.