982 Tasting Notes
This is the base for the “art of darkness” I believe, and I really enjoyed that one, so it’s no Suprise that I enjoy this one as well. The brew is a deep Amber.
I think the description is fairly accurate for this one. The forefront notes are earthy, sweet, walnut. There are background notes of vanilla. I didn’t necessarily get cream notes, but the mouthfeel is certainly creamy.
Resteeped 4&5 minutes
This tea is roasty and toasty with notes of coffee and caramel. The dark chocolate notes are far away in the background but make an appearance every once in awhile. The vegetal notes are minimal. There is a slight underlying sweetness and smoothness to this dark oolong. The leaves once brewed remain slightly curled up and very dark.
Resteeped at 7 and 10 minutes.
I guess it is a pu’erh kind of day for me. I didn’t get too much sleep last night because of the babe, so I need some caffeine today!
This tea smells delightful. And then you steep it…it would be good except the stevia kinda ruins it. I don’t mind stevia sometimes, but in this blend, it leaves a really weird aftertaste that I just can’t get over. I would like to add my own sweetener DAVIDsTEA, please and thank you.
Thank you for the sample Brenden!!
The pretty gold leaves went into my infuser with an earthy aroma of creamy dark cocoa and a hint of fruit. This translates well into the taste as well. The flavours and cocoa notes are a little lighter than the other pu’erh I tried but I don’t mind to have on days that I want something a little on the lighter side. I enjoyed this cuppa and have more for another cup or two.
Resteeped for 4&5 minutes.
Well, I am now back to over 100 teas. That didn’t take me long to go from only a few since not being able to drink tea. When I was pregnant, the thought of tea alone would make me feel nauseated :(
This tea is still fairly decent, smooth orange and vanilla. It is fairly woodsy from the rooibos as a cold brew. I haven’t decided yet if the 90 rating is deserved or not… I will have to think about it
These dry snails are so pretty and it is an experience to watch them unfurl.
This tea smells amazing.
The taste is pretty spectacular. It is sweet potatoe and honey bread. There are slighter notes of malt, chocolate, and molasses. I didn’t get any gardenia notes as in the description, but it does have a creamy mouthfeel.
I am really loving these yunnan black teas.
I resteeped for 5&8 minutes.
This smells like maraschino cherries…and tastes like it too. The end of the sip almost tastes like amaretto or cherry whiskey???? What the heck? I don’t get any almond or green tea notes. Maybe this is a different tea and labelled as sweet almond green. Or maybe I did something very wrong. Help!!
I finally got a tin of this! It took me a very long time to figure out which Teavivre oolong to get a tin of but I finally settled on this one in the Black Friday sale. Next order, I think I will have to order a whole bunch of samples and figure out which oolong it is that I want to permanently stock. Which is everyone’s favourite Teavivre oolong?
This tea smells lovely dry with rolled green leaves. It smells very nutty and roasted. I used 1.5tsp for my glass mug and infuser. When brewed, the leaves (of course) open up and are a little less green. The flavour is still quite vegetal but has a sweet overall roasted flavour. The mouthfeel is slightly creamy.
I finally got my tin of this tea! I don’t know why it took me so long to just order it already!
I really enjoy this tea as a cold brew. It is a little bit tart, but the blueberry/currant taste is so refreshing.
Unfortunately, I under leafed and only used a tblsp for my Bodum cup. Note to self: be generous on the scoop!
I still really enjoy this tea, especially as a latte. I was still feeling festive yesterday and did a little shopping. I didn’t really buy too much as I didn’t find the deals super spectacular. The crowds were a little crazy in some places. I guess people were lined up outside some stores at 6 am? It was wayyy too cold…crazy people.