So I was ecstatic when a friend told me this was reblended. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now. I’m an avid beer enthusiast. So I had to buy it. It was also the first mail that came to the new place :) So I opened up the package and a very strong aroma comes out of the pouch. However it’s not one of beer. It’s more like wiskey. So brewed it five minutes. Tastes….like whiskey. So it doesn’t really taste like beer to me, but the fact that a tea tastes like whiskey or another alcoholic beverage is brilliant in my opinion. I will continue to enjoy this and maybe combine it with a little Glenlivet.
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Still finishing this one from my sweetea package from Ellen. I have this in my station stash. I can not buy more tea until I diminish the stash according to my future bride. So this and a bunch of samples I have are at the radio station. Straight black tea. Has an amber liquor like a good Assam. It’s good malty maybe even a little grainy like a wheat taste to it.
Thank you to Ellen for sending me this. First trying this I must say that I didn’t care for it, and it tasted like clorinated water. However I’m trying it again at the office where we have a filtered hot water dispenser. The leaves themselves smell floral and sweet. This is my first formosa type oolong. First and second cup strong floral flavor like Ti Kuan Yins I have tried. Maybe a little perfumey. Overall not a bad Oolong, but looking at the price for it on the website. I don’t think I would order this one for regular drinking.
I was in Whole foods the other day and they carry this so I thought I would give it a try. This is my first experience with Guayusa. I was a little bit pensive because straight Mate is a taste that I would say is aquired, but I’ll try just about anything once. My first thoughts are a little vegetal like green beans. The mint is very good. I could drink this daily. Of course now I want to educate myself on Guayusa, and try some others. This is great though!
So of course I took advantage of Frank’s mess up special and requested some of the Man Teas. This is my first 52teas purchase. I have never had a CTC Assam. I thought it was cool how small the “pellets” are(I would call them for lack of a better term). So I brewed this after the time change Sunday morning after tearing down a few shows. I love how dark and malty it is. I went cowboy on this with no milk or sweetner. The tea was so small it fell through my strainer. Reminds me a lot of coffee but it was a great start to the morning.
Stopped by the bucks to get a tea and to try one of those new petite cake pops…..Ok really I went in to use my gift card from my Iphone. Nerd Alert I had this about a year ago when I was working at a licensed store and thought it strong. So let me also say that they have done it again with these cake pops. Yes very tasty! and so is the tea. I really enjoyed the Earl Grey, this would be one that I would order on a regular basis. So I was doing some running around and went into Radio Shack. When I got back in the car the aroma reminded me of pesto. I don’t know why…I’m not complaining though either. It tastes similar to pesto as well. I will definitely order again.
DJing the bar tonight not gonna be home till after 3….so I have to charge up fiendish grin
The Doctor is in and he is killing me with this one! Another great one in the coffee tea collection from the Teagarden. So I admit that caramel happens to be one of those sweet-tooth weaknesses that I have. The dry leaves have a nice roasted and sweet aroma. The liquor…well it looks a lot like muddy water. Cloudy but that doesn’t deter from wanting to try this treat. Yeah! This is a good one. The smooth buttery caramel really comes through in this tea. It’s exactly like the coffee, but add that caramel and it really makes for a treat. Great with a splash of almond milk. This tea is going great listening to Nikka Costa’s-Pebble to a Pearl album on Rhapsody.
Starting my day with this after my matcha. This your typical unflavored Mate. There is a reason that Mate is roasted or mixed other ingredients. So if you’re a cowboy and can stand a brew that tastes like sweat socks this is for you.
Well hello there friend. I received this tea from Ellen as my sweetea. Yes that was quite a generous package. Not a bad tea. Unfortunately Upton has discontinued this tea. Which to my dismay I’ve been finding some good teas that are no longer available from good companies. I should be content in being able to try this tea, and I am. Which is an overall outlook that I try to keep in life being content in my circumstances. This tea has the that nice flavor that you can pick out from the Yunnan providence, but has a little bit of a peppery kick. A very nice surprise.
So this was in my shipment from Dr. Tea. Donald put together a coffee tea sampler for me, something that they don’t even have on their website to order….yet ;) I wasn’t sure about a tea with pumpkin in it but this is amazing. A spicy chai and then the pumpkin adds this mellowing factor that is uncanny. It even gives the tea some texture. I dig!
I’ve been drinking bagged peppermint tea since I was in high school. This has to be one of the best I’ve had yet. I found it for 99 cents. The aroma of the bags hits you like a rush which is what I like in a peppermint tisane. I added this to my morning matcha and it was a great combo.
So this came in the mail for me today. Let me say that I was a little bit excited about it that’s for sure. So out of the package the tea is dark like black gunpowder teas that I have seen. The aroma of the leaves is light and pleasant like a good Hojicha. The aroma in the first cup is quite intriguing. I picked up a pipe tobacco like aroma, some vanilla, and yes even a hint of weed. How it has all that I don’t know but my nose has been stuck in the cup just taking it in. The flavor is very similar to the coffee tea that Dr. Tea carries, but a little more robust. Maybe a bit reminiscent of roasted chicory. Very tasty! It leaves an interesting feeling behind in you mouth. Almost a little numbness. The second infusion brought on a darker brew. Let face it when you roast the Iron Goddess of Mercy you have to let her warm up and unfurl her beauty. The second cup is very close to a cup of coffee. This would be a coffee kicker for me. The aspect that I find amazing about this tea is that I just finished my 4th infusion, the aroma and flavor have not diminished. I may have to change my roos after trying this one. Wow!
Started the day off with this after making waffles for my bride to be. I’m thinking I’m going to have buy more of this when my sample runs out. I noticed that it was quite a bit more malty than normal. Very good!
I liked this tea enough to snag another tin. Drinking it again I can definitely pick out the Pu-Erh. I’m starting to pick up the flavors of the Ancient Tea Tree as well. I think my palate is getting to the point where I can pick out the different regions much like some coffee drinkers, and wine drinkers do to my understanding….nerdy excitement there. I can taste the Yunnan black notes from the tea tree. Mixed with the Pu-Erh this is quite a good tea. It has the strength of a black tea but it’s not too bitter. Upping this one a bit.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-9T9tR0Rzg One of my favorite Scrooge clips :)
Got a sample of this from batrachoid. It’s sad that I have been getting to try some good Specialteas offerings now that they are no longer. It reminds me a lot of the Yunnan black tea I get from the Asian Grocery. I like it and I can now pick this teas flavor out in a lot to the Breakfast teas that I drink. Decent though.
A great morning tea deserves a marvelous movie clip http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qcaG718ZnQE&feature=related a great day to all
Re-steeped the reminents from last night in my pot and was still good this morning for a second steeping very tasty!
Wanted to try something different as far as herbals go. This is my first honeybush tea. I like it. Reminds me a lot of “friendship” tea or russian tea as previously mentioned by fcmonroe. It’s very much like an adult version of tang. Throw a little milk in there and you have yourself a creamsicle. Yum!
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So I’m trying this one again in the studio using a method I have dubbed as Joboo’s Studio gongfu: using 2 cups, a strainer and a butter knife. On a side note now I’m going to have to break down and purchase a gaiwan. So as I have previously mentioned I’ve been formally put off by the aroma of “rose” teas…..however I think I have changed my thoughts on this.
30 second rinse.
First infusion: 1minute. Whoa! Hello Rose. And yes I think Rue Mcclanahan talking to Betty White in the Golden Girls. The rose over-shadows the earthiness of the Pu-Erh almost mellowing it. More orangish hue. Not very dark but very good.
Second infusion: 1 minute. A lot darker. Cup of coffee dark. There is more earthiness. The rose is a little astringent, and it reminds me of the autumn leaves. Fall is definitely my favorite season. Very smooth though.
Third infusion: 1 minute. More of an amber color. I wouldn’t describe it as earthy of rosey, but still very smooth. I am really enjoying this. You might even describe it as giddy.
Fourth Infusuion: 1 minute………I think the rose garden is dead and it’s time to plant tulips. I’m upping my rating on this one. I had just a wonderfull experience with this tea….and I have to clean up my mess in the air studio. :)
Thanks to Schoolbus39 for sending this sample. This is my first tea from Adagio and my first golden Pu-Erh that wasn’t in a blend. I am very much a fan of the darker Pu-Erhs. Out of the can a nice bright brownish/orange color. 1st steep 3 minutes. Drinking this while doing the dishes I thought…nice earthy but not quite as smooth as say an Imperial Pu-Erh. It’s not as full bodied either.
Second infusion a little bit darker, and smoother. I think my favorite aspect of this Pu-Erh is that it 4 steeps until it took on the mushroomy flavor on the 5th steep. In my opinion once you hit that mark your Pu-erh is done. I like this tea a lot….however I don’t see in shelling out fifty bucks for 3.2oz as it says on the website, and I would rather pay half that for my favorite Imperial Pu-Erh for the same amount of tea. For being my first Adagio selection A+
I received a sample of this from Ellen. The aroma is very enjoyable. I like Jasmine and along with the other ingredients give it a tropical air. Which is nice when It’s cold like it’s been. Before looking it up on the website I wondered if it was a lung ching blend. My experience with chinese greens is not much. It’s light. The Jasmine is subtle. Lung Ching is a little bit light bodied for me to begin with(I like full-bodied blacks, Pu-Erhs, and Oolongs) but this is pretty good.
Received this courtesy of Joe Cool. At First taste a nice breakfast blend with the Assam and Keemun. I couldn’t taste the jasmine though. I am really enjoying this tea. It cooled off a bit and….hello there jasmine glad you made it to the party! This is definitely not what I thought it would be with Christmas in the title, but definitely a good cup.