599 Tasting Notes
So, I was grocery shopping and spotted some egg nog….what the heck, I’ll get it. Boy, am I ever glad I did! I steamed up some and added it to this tea which was brewed at double strength. It was AWESOME! I was losing interest in this tea, but my love has just been rekindled. Wonderful evening treat, and no need for dessert (well, I guess this is dessert)
A little taste of paradise this morning. I wish I was on a beach somewhere right now instead of here in the cold and snow! Maybe in the new year I will go on a trip.
I still really enjoy this. The papaya is coming out a little more today. I guess I got some bits in my tsp! The black base can get really astringent if brewed for too long though, so you kind of have to watch the time on this one.
Boiling water cooled off a little at 3 minutes.
Thank you Lala for this generous sample!
This tea is not as flavourful as I would of hoped as Lala mentioned. I still enjoy it though, the subtle black base and the subtle hints of orange. Not a tea I would choose if I wanted a big kick in the morning. It seems like an afternoon tea
Boiling water cooled down a bit for 4 minutes
Thanks again Angel at Teavivre for this sample
Sample sipdown and I am sad to see it go because I really enjoyed it.
I steeped this with my new little gaiwan today. I still need practice though because I almost burnt my hand again. I used the website’s parameters (rinse,25s,35,45,55,65,75). I found that the sweetness didn’t have as much of a chance to develop as with western brewing and it seemed like there was a sharpness somehow. Still delicious
Thank you Angel at Teavivre for these samples!
I am enjoying these roasted oolongs more and more, and have discovered that I am a huge fan of Taiwan oolongs, it seems they are complex and have sweet notes.
This tea is delicious with a silky mouthfeel and milky notes. I am getting a bit if sweetness, almost caramel notes along with that roasted flavour. This is a wonderful green oolong.
I steeped the whole package (about 3 tsp) in boiling water for 1 min, resteep at 2 min.
Thank you Lala for this sample
I didn’t read the description until after I had drank the tea. To me, this tea was woodsy, a little fruity but I wouldn’t have said peach specifically. Somehow, I tasted mint in this tea. My husband even commented that it smelt like mint. Weird. Maybe it got contaminated because I had it in a container with a whole bunch of other samples.
So, I had already drank it when I read the description and couldn’t go back to see if there was peach notes or not. I am not going to rate this.
Thank you so much to Angel at Teavivre for this wonderful sampler of oolongs! I love oolongs in the fall and winter, they are just so comforting.
This is my first experience with a gaiwan and I will definitely need more practice because I almost burnt my hand. I followed the websites steeping parameters (R, 25s,25,30,40,60,90,120,180)
The first 4 steeps were very floral and has milky aroma and mouthfeel. There is a natural sweetness.
The last 4 steeps lost a bit of sweetness and seemed a little more vegetal.
I also want to sample this with the western method so I know where I really stand with this.
I thought I was finished this lovely sample, but there was one more sample packet hiding in the deep corner of my drawer! I am happy I found it! As usual, it is very mellow with those wonderful hay notes. One more cup in this sample
This is ok. I made it iced. Enjoyable, but there are definitely herbal blends that I enjoy more. It is definitely rhubarb with that tart hibiscus. The strawberry is there as well, but I find it to be more in the background
This is another sample from Lala!. Thanks again!
I really enjoy earl greys and this one is no exception. It is citrus and delicious!
Boiling for 4 minutes
I would probably rate this 90