I usually like Lapsang Souchong. But the kinds I have had before have not been nearly as smoky as this one. This one had an overwhelmingly smoky, bacon-y smell even before I brewed it. The tea smelled and tasted too smoky for me to drink more than half a cup. I wanted to like this, but I just don’t.
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I am not an Earl Grey person. Never have been. I brewed this tea because it was part of the sampler and I wanted to give it a chance. But I will not rate this tea because I have no understanding of Earl Grey teas – beyond the fact that I usually don’t like them.
HOWEVER, I will say that this tea smells heavenly, and that it was even sort of pleasant.
And I did finish the cup – which is saying a lot for a non-Early Grey person
The dry leaves are gorgeous – the long twisted strands are a delight to look at.
I brewed as directed, but the tea came out light. Even too light to actually get flavor. Not more than very slightly flavored hot water. I tried for a second steep, this time much much longer. This second cup was good. It’s gentle sweetness was more like white than green. All in all a nice cuppa.
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A very nice oolong! I like the orange sweetness. First two infusions were outstanding.
The third was a bit weak, but still pleasant.
The white tea is gentle and pleasant. The ginger was not overly dominant, just a hint of flavor, but I got this tingly sensation at the back of my throat that stayed with me for a while after I finished drinking. I’m not sure if I like that or not. I steeped a second time and got a much heavier ginger presence, both in flavor and aroma. I think I like the second cup better than the first.
I’m not very familiar with white tea, so I don’t know how this compares to other whites, but it’s good.
I’m having a bit of a problem with this tea. The taste is good. Not great, but good.
However, in my brain, the potent rose smell is not associated with things edible. It’s a great smell to have on my clothes, or in my room, but it’s off-putting to have that coming out of my teacup. I sort of feel like I’m drinking air freshener. Maybe if the aroma was a little less dominant, I could concentrate of the actual flavor of the tea, which is, I admit, not bad at all.
Last night, after a long day, I wanted a comfort tea. I usually go for my Orange Rooibos, however not so this time – instead I reached for this pu-erh cake. I needed something unflavored, yet mellow This was perfect. The earthyness of pu-erh soothed me so.
Rich and malty it certainly is. I think I have just found my new breakfast tea.
I am one of those people that actually prefer rooibos over honeybush, woodsy taste and all. That said, this honeybush is VERY GOOD. I drank it hot, but now I’m thinking I need to make a huge pitcher of this iced. Should be awesome.
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So I’m trying pu-erh. I am not an experienced pu erh-drinker, but of the many pu erh varieties I have tried, this one stands out – smooth and mellow. It’s got that earthy pu-erh-ness to it, but not overwhelmingly so, as with the other ripe pu-erhs I’ve tried. It’s caffeinated, but somehow still manages to be calming.
This is a very good every day drink. I am glad I ordered the whole cake, and not just a sample.
I also think this is a good starting point for someone wanting to taste ripe pu-erh
Judging by the amount of tea left in the pouch, I think I just made my next to last pot of this.
Realizing this, I felt slightly panicky at the thought of not having any left and not having the funds to buy more this month.
Yeah, I guess you could say I like this tea.
I made this on the stove today, half water, half milk combined with a little sweetened condensed milk. I got a lovely chocolaty, spicy cup of chai. Wonderful tea!
This tea grabs you, and doesn’t let go. It has a robust, unique flavor.
I steeped this, as directed, for 4 minutes. That was either way too much time or I put in too much leaf (1 heaped tsp), because the tea was overwhelmingly intense. Just too much flavor at the same time. I steeped again, for much less time, and got a cup that I could pay attention to. It was ok, I could detect the strawberry sweetness as well as the chocolate, but somehow the tastes didn’t mix well for me. I’m going to try this again with milk.
Very special tea, strong a little malty. I think I can easily get addicted to this.
Perfect for my morning tea.
Wow, It’s been a while since I’ve been blown away by a tea, and a bagged tea, at that.
On opening the package I immediately got a strong smell of chocolate liqueur (although there is no actual liqueur in it). I do believe i could get happily intoxicated just by smelling this tea.
I made it with a little touch of milk, and it does really taste just like a truffle, a caramel liqueur filled chocolate truffle, intensely chocolaty sweet and very creamy. The smell mellows a bit after brewing, but is still very strong and enticing.
The blending of Assam with Rooibos seemed a little odd to me at the beginning, but the overall taste is outstanding.
There are a lot of really good teas, but every so often I drink a tea, and think “WOW, that is GOOD tea”. That hasn’t happened to me since I first drank 52teas Sheri’s Blend.
When I first opened the pouch, the smell of freshly baked brownies was so strong that I had to resist the urge to take out a spoon and taste the leaves as is.
The brewed tea has a very walnuty taste. It lacks just a little bit more chocolate, but it is still sweet and delicious and smells fantastic.
I thought it was ok the first time I made it, but I must have over-steeped it because it was a bit bitter. The second time I made it I paid more attention to the time. I also added a touch of milk. The result: WOW. Simply perfect. The milk makes it so creamy, and really brings out the coconut. It tastes as if it should be chock-full of calories (like a real pie), but it isn’t.
This was pretty decent, not spectacular like other TGY I’ve had, but still decent. It did not last for many infusions thought, only about 3.