I infused this into a buttercream for the top of cinnamon-orange cupcakes. How fabulous! It’s also good to drink =P
39 Tasting Notes
Knocking the rating down a touch. I’m not nearly as fond of this late-autumn harvest. It’s still good but has more of the somewhat odd buckwheat flavor and less of the chocolate quality that made this tea so craveable for me.
i’m the first reviewer, whoop de dee~
this tea is finnicky (which i understand is a common trait in dancong). out of all my infusions i had one (which i believe was the second one, not counting the rinse) that was not bitter at all and tasted mind-blowingly delicious, like toasty oranges. i have to be more careful with this tea but it’s ridiculously good.
yeah, this tea is not for me. maybe pu’erh in general just isn’t for me. :(
I got this and hot lips while in Canada. To me this is sooo much better. it’s got a nice, earth base – but isn’t nearly as fishy as say, cofee pu’erh – and the cloves and orange add to the overall warming effect. thumbs up from me.
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mmm, love this! I knew I had to try it as soon as I read the description. The flavors blend so nicely. Roses and coconut and licorice, who knew? and the chili thread are bringing the slightest warmth to my cheeks. This could be a nighttime tea for me.
this was definitely the biggest surprise from my advent calendar adventure (and am i ever late on writing this review haha)
chocolate is not really my thing, or so i thought. this tea changed my mind. it is yummy and smells like raspberries. raspberries are the best thing ever, the end.
i want to brew this in my fake-gaiwan and pretend it is like brewing it in a gourd. i’ll report back with my findings.
also, this was my Mug o’ Tea when I had to give a poetry reading that my english teacher somehow suckered me into. It’s delicious AND soothing. this one holds a good place in my heart.
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this is so good, and whenever someone has a stomachache or sore throat, I break this out. drizzle the pot with honey, pour the water, steep, and pour. good for what ails ya.
So, I am coming down with a nasty cold, and I wanted something yummy with ginger in it, and I picked this. It’s a nice, mellow chai, not super-sweet but not pungent (really pungent chais make me sad).
Anyway, I was drinking a mug of this, and I was talking to my little brother about our impending family trip to Montreal, and my plans to take advantage of the presence of david’s tea to buy lots of tea. So he asked me what I was drinking, and I told him, and since he likes convenience store chai lattes he tried it. He thought it smelled and tasted like gingerbread men, which is pretty accurate (I prepped with milk and sugar). Anyway, he really liked it and kept talking about how clear it made his sinuses feel. He’s weird, but I do love him, and now I’ve made it my mission to find tea he will like, so we can be tea buddies (his words, not mine).
!!! an unflavored pu’erh that I like?
I find that overpowering earthiness of shu pu’erh so…creepy. Not to mention it upsets my stomach (which is true of just about everything in this world, sigh). So I thought I’d try sheng pu’erh, but then I was worried since the general consensus seems to be that sheng is even weirder and less palatable than shu, which would be saying something.
and the dry smell was kind of off-putting. but I DID request this as a sample, so I thought I’d give it a whirl.
the smell while I was rinsing it frightened me. I was all ready to hate it. And then something strange happened. I took a sip. And it’s good! It’s not a tea I would glug (mugs of black tea tend to disappear alarmingly fast around me), definitely a sipper. But it’s got a rich, green earthiness. Maybe like a cedar or something? It makes me think of a forest in the rain. I like it. This is an issue – now that I like sheng pu’erh I’m going to end up with even more teas on my covet list.
More to follow as I resteep this.
perfect cuppa to curl up with. milk, brown sugar, heavenliness
First off, do you know what’s awesome about david’s tea? I ordered this friday night (along with some of the new tea filters), it shipped monday, and it arrived today. I live in the USA. That’s good stuff, is all I’m saying. Also, they answer all my annoying emails.
On to the tea! Smells delicious. Reminds me a tad bit of buttered rum. There’s no one assertive flavor. It’s silky smooth…definitely a good afternoon tea.
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Drinking this makes me feel all happy and warm inside. The first oolong I ever had was a dark roast one and green oolongs have never been able to measure up for me. Something about the rich warming effect of the roasted ones just clicks with me and my perpetually-cold self.
Sooooo goooooood. Chocolately and malty and mmmm. I love black tea with malty notes to it and this is perfect.
what can I say? this tastes like popcorn. it’s very odd. definitely a thing you have to be in the mood for.
Dry, this smells like pure marzipan-y goodness and conjures up memories of decorating a gingerbread sleigh with marzipan when I was a kid. Since my mom built the entire sleigh while I watched, it seemed only fair that I would roll the marzipan. Mmmmmmm. My brother thought it smelled like cherries. I get that a little. I told him he was crazy though, because he’s my brother and that’s my job.
I think I may have understeeped this a little. It was a bit weak. However! With milk and sugar it became almost impossibly decadent (milk in an herbal? gasp! but it just completes the thing so nicely). Delicious, pretty, fragrant…this is a keeper.
does it taste like oatmeal raisin cookies? not really, at least not on my first try, though of course i’ll make more. but it is nice and sweet and yummy. paradoxically, when i first finished steeping it i thought it was oversteeped, but as it cooled it tasted understeeped…hmm
I’m upping the rating because this blends perfectly to make a matcha hot chocolate latte. Admit it. You’re jealous.