6686 Tasting Notes
This is really awful…I just had to warn you. It tastes like beer with Mike’s Hard Lemonade and mint and ginger and salt. BLAH!
Colored more like a white tea this was light and floral and airy to the nose. The bloom somewhat went loose while steeping and the flower dangled from the rest of the bloom but I am not one to pre-judge. The taste is more sweet than jasmine or green or other floral-types that I have tried from this brand. It’s an ok tea…yummy and light. It’s alright.
forgot to log at the end of the work day!
Perfect for after a garlicky-type lunch…now minty fresh! :)
Certainly not a strong tea but it does a job. Better than no tea I suppose!
Seemed very refreshing to me this morning! :)
Tremendously strong but just what I needed for a Monday Morning!
Backlogging. It’s VERY hard to oversteep this tea. Actually – I really don’t think it’s possible to oversteep this. AWESOME!
backlogging 2 cups
Backlogging from yesterday – from Holiday Inn – in-house restaurant…I think it was (Here’s) Howe’s but I am not totally sure. Average Black Tea in a tea bag…good in a pinch – but nothing special…did the job
Yet another tea sample from MandyB. Thanks Mandy! The aroma of this is more of a green tea with mint flavoring. The coloring is very close to that in the photo. The overall taste is fairly good. I can taste the Peppermint first with a hint of rum which gives it a distinct taste. I think I can even the lime but am not sure about the lemon…unless it’s a lemon/lime combo I am getting. Regardless it’s a creative blend in a bag and I think I like it.
This is the first time I have tried this tea thanks to MandyB. This tea is a wonderful rarity because the name ORANGE Dulce makes me think pure Orange Black Tea but it’s very different because it’s floral and sweet, too…it’s not overly orange nor is it a BOLD Black Tea Flavor. It seems to be a nice happy medium of everything! Very Nice!
Had 3 cups this morning. After working my ass off all of yesterday – thought I would treat myself! YAY! LOVE IT!
2nd Steep…near the same in color. Scent is more ‘cookie’ than almond this time but still pleasant, indeed! The taste is like before with a bit of an earthy taste added in. Still very good! Very strong black tea taste for the 2nd steep! Steeped about 4 minutes this time. Thumbs up!
Another THANK YOU to MandyB for this blend in the mail today! YAY! MandyB has been talking about Almond Cookies lately and I haven’t tried any of them so she sent me some! :) The Dry Leaf and Steeped Leaf both smell about the same which rarely seems to happen in my opinion…they tend to morph in some way…but not this one! I can certainly taste the almond but it blends REALLY well with the black tea. I can also taste – what seems to resemble – a pinch of ‘cookie’…it’s truly amazing! I usually don’t go ga-ga over nutty type teas but I have found lately that I like the majority of the ones I have tried. This one has been moved to the top of the list. In addition…I love the way this blend looks…black tea leaves with sliced almonds with orange and red slivers for extra color and uniqueness. What a FUN, delicious, creative, and guilty-pleasure type tea! Thanks again, Mandy!
Another Tea that was in my package from MandyB today! YAY! I steeped for 2 minutes and sipped because I was curious! Believe it or not this is my very first Might Leaf Try! I know…right!? I live in a small area with not many tea or retail or big box choices so I sometimes am behind the times with trendy and tasty teas! Anyhow…the first sip was AWESOME – it was green tea and tropical and almost an herbal spice like something that should be in a pasta sauce…strange, I know…but bare with me. So I ended up steeping for another minute as suggested. The green tea taste was more powerful as you steeped and the topical flavors were in the background but still tasty. I would have this again. Sooooooo glad I finally got to try Might Leaf! YAY!
I got this in the mail today from MandyB. (Among others! Thanks Mandy!!!) For some reason prior to steeping I can smell the Puerh and Nutmeg. Personally, I am on the fence about this pre-steep scent. I was expecting pure chocolate. Regardless on with rest of my review, right!? I’m steeping for about 3 minutes but it looks like there is more to steep…The color is dark brown – maybe even a little cloudy – but not overly. Can still smell the nutmeg in this after steeping…it even smells a bit smoky. The taste is quite different than I thought it would be as well. It’s also smokey but sweet…Cocoa-esque but not chocolate. Cinnamon and Nutmeg. And I think I can even taste the Orange Peel but barely. I think all of the ingredients jive well and bring them all down to a medium level. It’s not bad…actually I am kinda likin’ it…
Steep #3 – steeped for 10 minutes. Still a nice cup. Smells more like bark than the others and tastes lighter and sweeter than the others. The coloring is about the same as the others but you can tell a slight difference. I think I will stop at 3 steeps…just to leave the fond memories in my mind.
2nd steep. It actually seemed stronger in taste probably because I steeped for a minute longer. Regardless it’s still a good cup. It’s a little sweet, a little woodsy, and a little perfumy. I like it!
I am going to do multiple steeps with this today so check back. For the first attempt it was woodsy to sniff after steeping it was more mellow and a tad sweet scent. The taste was smooth – probably of the smoothest I have tried for oolongs. Great Cup! Steeped 4 minutes.
Revisited this one this evening. Still not as tart as I thought it would be but that’s a good thing :) Smells great and tastes smooth, refreshing, and fruity but not overly or tart. I like this Fruit-Based Rooibos Blend!