27 Tasting Notes
In the world of favorite second flushes and higher rated estates that is my tea cabinet, I had completely forgotten about Glenburn. I slightly over steeped it as I was washing a couple dishes to pass an entire three minutes and I think that was actually a great mistake. The Glenburn remained smooth but with what could be a stronger flavor. It’s both fruity and vegetal.
I had earmarked it for an upcoming swapbox but I may have to keep this one.
This just showed up as a sample in a order that arrived in record time. I decided to try something different and go with more sugar than I usually put in tea period to see what happens. This tea is so creamy and smooth I fell like I’m drinking a fantastic vanilla caramel latte. I wish Stacy had just warned me when I requested a sample to not even bother and just add an oz to my order. ;) lol.
I did not have such a violent distaste of this tea as others have. I loved the smell of the dry leaves, very floral with a hint of my favorite bergamot. I always like a good black tea in the morning and I like the complex base to the subtle florals. I would keep this in my cupboard. This was a sample from greenteafairy, I think.
I’m really becoming a fan of Stacy’s flavored oolongs. They are balanced and sophisticated. I am a fan of florals in general so this tea really didn’t have to work that hard to impress me but it just did. I love the subtle yet distinct rose tones in taste and smell. The champagne colored tea is pretty, smells pretty and just tastes good. Is there a more girly tea out there?
So my first rating on Steepster can be called nothing but a head smacking moment. I am new to proper brewing and I have had this tin of tea since I received it as part of a Christmas package. I received this tea and another that I finished long ago because I could never get anything out of this one. What I mean is that I was so frustrated with it that it never went any deeper than a light yellow and had absolutely no flavor. WTH? I mean I was boiling the water, probably rolling, so what is going on with this tea. For almost a year I just thought it sucked.
So today. I am left with the left overs in my cabinet and I decide to steep a cup of this as I am into a cup of light tea and I really want to make it a little sweet. So, I heat some water to the point just before a boil and set my steepster app to white tea. What happens? I get this lovely, deep honey color tea with very pleasant flavor. I’m astonished that I have wasted 48 out 50 bags with boiling water. #49 I get it right and begin to like the tea. head smack I can finally taste the ginger and smell the lovely peach aroma. It’s a real treat. I think this tea needs to be in my cupboard forever, just because.