Just picked some of this up last weekend, and it’s just what I needed. The perfect way to relax and just be. The taste is light and fresh, a little sweet. One of the best teas out there.
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This is a really soothing, nicely fragrant tea. It comes in tea bags, which I rarely use, but they don’t seem to detract at all from this tea. The mint is strong, but balanced with the sage. Naturally caffeine-free, it’s the perfect tea for evening relaxation.
The previous taster helped me with this review. Depth: that is the key word with this tea. It’s more floral than vegetal, but not flowery. It has a warmth and a depth, though, that are really satisfying. Smooth on the tongue, a subtle smell. This is definitely a winner for me :)
I haven’t posted any teas in a while, because I’ve been getting into the smaller boutique products. This comes from Silk Road Teas, and it’s a new product for them.
The tea comes in a small cake, suitable for brewing in a larger teapot rather than just one cup. I used my medium-sized teapot, and the cake was a bit too much for the steeping basket. Still, it worked.
The tea: a lightly scented (honey-like, as the description indicates), pale yellow tea. The flavor is subtly sweet, not grassy at all, but smooth. I detect a bit of flowery taste, but nothing too strong.
I made the mistake of ordering just one cake (forgot to update after increasing the number!), but will be ordering this again soon. It is a lovely tea, and perfect for a quiet morning when you can sit down and really sip slowly and thoughtfully. It does require quiet and attention, as the flavor is so subtle. This is not for drinking on the go.
Drinking the Almond Green this morning. I love this tea, though it needs a short steep to prevent bitterness. It’s very soothing, slightly sweetened by the almond, and a real treat on a lazy morning with the windows open for fresh, cool air.
Just picked this up today at a little shop styling itself as a European market. The scent of this tea is definitely sweet marzipan, but the tea is not sweet. It has a hint of almond, with a basic green tea background. Very nice!
Tasting for the first time…
Just picked this up yesterday at Ku Cha House of Tea in Boulder, CO.
By the description, I expected a heavier tea. This is actually quite light, very smooth. I did steep for 2 minutes only – my preferred time for most teas, even black teas. It has a slightly vegetal smell. I don’t taste the chocolate of the description. I taste…a hint of red wine. It’s not at all grassy, but yes a bit malty.
I like :)
My second steep: this time 3 minutes… Still very smooth, no bitterness at all. Still getting a hint of red wine. Am I crazy – have inadequate taste buds?!?!? I don’t care. This is tasty. The color is a rich brown, though not as dark as a black tea (at least in my green/brown glazed ceramic cup).
Gotta recommend this one for anyone who enjoys an oolong :)
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Ending my Monday with a few cups of Hairy Crab Oolong…heeheehee…I suppose the name turns some people off, but it makes me giggle :) The tea: a finely crafted product with a delicate flavor. Yum!
This is my ‘special’ tea. I drink it when I really want to relax and indulge in my passion for tea. A delicate jasmine, the perfect complement to the smooth taste of the tea leaves.
Moving into iced teas now that spring has finally arrived…still favor hot tea in the morning and on rainy days, which we’ve had plenty of. This is my go-to iced tea, delicately floral, no caffeine. I drank the entire pitcher yesterday and had to make more this morning :)
Picked this up at a B&N bookstore the other day. A nice tea! smooth pomegranate flavor, not harsh or overpowering.
Chose this a while back while ordering online – to get to the $50 free shipping mark – and quite liked it. It’s a strong jasmine black, but I quite like jasmine teas so I don’t mind. I love the aroma and the flavor, though I steep for just 2 minutes or it’s too strong for me. Really, a good floral black, one of the cheaper Teavana teas and well worth the price. Caution: if you buy it in the Teavana store, don’t let them talk you into buying a whole pound!
One of my favorite teas, though I often use a little extra to get a good flavor. It is a light tasting tea, and very subtle. Great for a relaxed Sunday morning.
Drinking the new formulation of Six Summits from Teavana…and don’t like it. If I wanted to drink essence of dried fruit, I’d stop by the grocery store. I think Teavana is focused too much now on selling tea to non-tea drinkers; thus, they’ve reformulated many of their teas to have a heavy fruit component. I feel like I bought two ounces of dried fruit with only a little tea mixed in. Not at all what I want.
Snowy week followed by a snowy weekend. I’m staying inside, and I’m sipping this tea with relish. It’s a nice smooth tea with a good flavor – neutral when compared to some of my flavored teas. It pairs nicely with just about any food. A classic!
Just got this one yesterday…It’s growing on me, though I’m still working on the optimum brewing time. The taste is good, slightly vegetal and nutty. A good all-around green tea.
Ordered this a while back when it was a Steepster Select item, and it’s almost gone :( Must buy more, soon. The aroma, the refreshing taste, the lovely color, and the way the leaves unfurl to full size…all make this tea a winner.
I’ve restocked my Acte II and have been sipping it slowly over the last month or so, since I have to order from Canada and pay international shipping. It is worth it! I love this tea. It’s fruity and floral, and I learned recently that the secret ingredient just might be caramel. Mmmmmm
This is my go-to iced tea…and it’s a good one. It has a nice fruit taste, not too strong, not overpowering, not fake. A great tea for refreshing oneself on a hot day.
Now that it’s so hot, I’ve gravitated to iced teas (except when I’m craving a good cup and decide to turn on the A/C to make it really enjoyable). I had not tried Tea Forte’s iced tea blends, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Nantucket Tea sampler I bought two days ago. The first candidate: Pomegranate Blackberry is fantastic! Fruity and smooth, I really like this one. Now, I need to buy a larger supply of it…and test the rest in the sampler packet. I’m hopeful that most of them will be enjoyable.
Purchased this through the Steepster promo, and I must say that it lives up to the anticipation :) The color, aroma, and taste are fantastic – really high quality and the tea never tastes bitter. My favorite part may be, though, seeing the tea leaves in all their glory as they unfurl in my cup. This tea confirms for me that oolong is my favorite, and this is one of the best oolongs I’ve had. Thank you Chicago Tea Garden!
Drinking this as an iced tea today. It is such a smooth and flavorful, but not overpowering, tea that it’s great alone or blended with herbal teas when I want a summertime vibe. Everyone should pick this one up.
Trying this one as a sample, with my recently purchased Tie Guan Yin. I followed the steeping directions, though I was worried the flavor would be weak after only 30 seconds. It is perfect :) The jasmine is light, just a hint of scent, and not at all overpowering