15 Tasting Notes
Wow….so so good! I love it by itself and also mixed with Teavana’s Zingiber Coconut. I just ordered a pound of it so I can drink it every night and not be stingy with it. Oh there’s my timer my second cup is ready!!
I could just smell the open packet all day and be happy. I steeped the whole sample in 5 oz. water. My daughter and I are both smelling buttered popcorn? Right at the first I even taste popcorn with a coconut aftertaste which doesn’t sound nice at all but actually is…quite. It’s yummy…I’m bummed I can’t make another cup right away—definitely getting a tin of this. Off to re-steep!
Well this was definitely better than the bagged Earl Grey I had at a conference this morning. Not as good as my Damn Fine Tea Earl Grey, although that could be because I was distracted and made it with a little too much water. So yeah, it seemed weak but could have been “brewer error” :)
OH WOW!!! I am in love with this tea!! 3 heaping tsp. in 12 oz boiling water with a 4 minute steep and here comes coconut heaven! Need more.
From my GM sampler—I used 5oz water to 2tsp tea (the whole packet). I’m not sure how to describe this, a hint of smoke with a sweet finish? I didn’t put anything in this I am just enjoying the flavor unadulterated :) It’s really good, smooth with a little tiny bit of tannin right before the sweetness at the end. Daughter does not like this one…called it weird :)
The second infusion sort of smells like smoked fish…
I can’t quite place the taste in this that isn’t licorice….It totally reminds me of something…hay? It’s not bad but I won’t be sad that I can’t make more. I gave my daughter a taste and her words were “mmmm hot water”. I measured not quite 2 teaspoons and used the whole thing with 6 oz. water. By the way, although I don’t necessarily love licorice. the black jelly bellies are my favorite so I thought I’d like this more than I do.
I am trying to switch back and forth between the higher and lower rated samples from my GM sampler so as it’s the lower scores turn I am trying the Honey Pear. I used a little under a cup of boiling water with the whole sample which was 2 full teaspoons. Wow—this is definitely exactly what it claims…honey, then pear. I always take a little taste without sweetener before I add my usual agave nectar, I almost always sweeten. Not this one—it’s perfect as is. This is so different from anything I’ve tried so far in my tea drinking journey and I LOVE it!! It’s very layered, reminds of a good red wine in that way. It doesn’t taste like wine, just the layering of the flavors. I am so happy with this tea…I am definitely ordering more.
GM sample #2. I looked around Steepster for some direction on how to brew this and thankfully found someone who suggested using just 3.5 oz. of water. I used 4oz and it was perfect. As soon as this hit my tongue it was like MELON!! And I mean that in a good way. I steeped it a second time and there was still some flavor but much weaker. I think I may be ordering a tin of this one. My daughter and I split this and she loved it too.
So this is my first sample from my Golden Moon Sampler box. I was bummed that it was so tiny…I usually use 4tsp. per mug and this was maybe 2? I used the whole thing with about 8 oz. water and I wish I would have used even less (water). It was good but I didn’t get everything out of it that most of the reviewers did. I’m chalking it up to being a newbie or maybe the tea water ratio. I still enjoyed it, just not as much as I was hoping to and since it’s gone there’s no “do-over”.
I got my second pouch of this last night and immediately brewed a cup….mmmm. I upped my rating of it now that I’ve played around with it and found how I like it. So far my favorite way to drink this is blended with Teavana’s Coconut Ginger Zingibar. I used 3 heaping tsp. of Chelsea’s and 2 of the Coconut to 12 oz. water and added some milk and agave and yummers!!! This is my favorite bedtime/dessert tea blend yet :)