146 Tasting Notes
I have to start making a list of who sent me what. I go on my trips and bring some with and now I can’t remember who sent me what.
Anyway, this tea is good. If you like apricots, even if they give you gas, you should try this tea out. I honestly didn’t know what to expect from this tea but as soon as I steeped the tea that wonderful apricot scent came forth and I was like… whoa. It has cooled down quite a bit since breakfast but it still tastes quite good. The black tea does over power the apricot slightly but in a good way. Making sure it’s presence stays known I suppose.
Usually I’m not a big fan of teas that just use flavoring and not the actual ingredient, such as this tea, but this one is pretty good. They use a good black tea to blend with the other flavors. This tea is good hot and cold.
I’m going to have to try to put some of my own dried mango in when I steep it to see how the flavor changes.
My tea had become cold quickly. The sips that I had warm were better then the cold ones. But it is still a good tea. I shall try to steep it a bit longer next time and see if that gives it more passion fruit flavor. It’s detectable right now but not as much as I was hoping it would be. Which I suppose could also be a good thing because passion fruit is a strong flavor.
A good tea but somewhat confusing to the taste buds. Not really sure why they are confused but but it’s just because I’ve never had coconut in an oolong before. It’s different but I like it. Does anyone else sense chocolate? That is the main after taste I am picking up right now.
Flavors: Chocolate, Coconut
Lovely grassy tea. The seaweed notes are especially nice. It must be the same type that they use heavily in China because I can’t stop thinking about my trip to China when I drink this. Quite an enjoyable tea none the less. And somehow, it still tastes good even though I steeped it way too long.
Flavors: Grass, Seaweed
Thank you to KiwiDelight for sending me this one. What a surprise tea! The water was way too hot to begin with, though I know the water that you get from most coffee shops is way too hot for tea. Didn’t taste like much while hot but as it began to cool the flavor really came out. It smells great too! Every time I open the door to the place I stow my stuff on the plane it smells like blueberries.
Realized after trying this tea that I’ve never been much of a straight black tea drinker. Nothing against them, I just prefer flavored black teas it appears. As far as this tea goes; it’s pretty solid. Though I’m tasting some weird things…. like mac and cheese. My it’s because I’m pregnant. Or maybe the cedar notes reminds me of mac and cheese? Odd. I suggest trying it when it’s cooled off a bit when its hot I don’t find the flavor very appealing.
I’m not a genmaicha snob by any means but I can taste the difference between a good one and a bad one. This is the first time I’ve tried genmaicha with anything in it besides matcha. I can very distinctly taste the cacao but the ganmaicha isn’t as good as I hd hoped it would be. Tastes like a lower grade but then it could also be because of the other ingredients.
Overall, not a bad tea but not one that makes me thing I really want to drink it again.
The best part of this tea, for me, is the dry smell. I’m not a huge fan of the taste but still it’s good. The type of black tea they use blends perfectly with the other ingredients. Still not quite sure of what to think about the sprinkles in there. I think perhaps that the tea would have been better off without them. This is is surprisingly good hot and cold.
Flavors: Caramel, Chocolate, Cream
Aloha from Hawai’i. Found this tea at a spice shop. Kinda pricey but didnt know if I’d see it again so I figured lets just get it. As far as passion fruit flavor goes, I don’t detect any. The french vanilla is definiatly there though. And as usual the rooibos is the dominant flavor.