357 Tasting Notes
This one is good, it steeped up a light color with a vegetal aroma but the taste was very refreshing and bold almost floral at first with charcoal baked flavors come out after the second steep. Not my favorite but still quite nice. I didn’t pick up any minty notes that others are getting. What I got was this is a nice Dong Ding and I would enjoy a cup anytime :-)
I dont usually have much to say for green teas because I just don’t drink greens very often because they are my least favorite. This tea is really good tho it is not very “grassy” or vegetal like some greens it is very delicate and floral sweet. The aroma is slightly vegetal and floral at the same time. Very enjoyable tea :-)
This one is a nice Ti Kuan Yin, it has greenish floral notes that are very subtle and sweet followed by a toasty nuttyness, very buttery smooth mouthfeel. I like this one I think I want to buy some more. It reminds me of my favorite oolong :-). Also this one can make several tasty steeps pending in how you steep it. I let a cup of it go cold by accident and that wasn’t bad at all just the floral notes really come out when its cold.
Good afternoon tea, bold and malty with a good astringency. Creamy smooth with a little milk and sweetener :-) I’ve been craving strong bold black teas the past few days for some reason.
Great for a morning tea, robust full bodied flavor with a pleasant astringency that takes milk well. This one would probably be good to have instead of coffee in the mornings.
This was a nice puerh to me, very dark and earthy yet smooth and clean tasting, sometimes earthy can mean “dirt” tasting which is not always bad this one has a rich earthiness that is very clean and pleasant, This is very enjoyable for people who enjoy a puerh/dark tea Those who don’t care for Dark teas may not be able to enjoy this one. Also it gets slightly sweeter with each steep.
I really enjoyed this one it’s very nice some earthiness with astringency of a black tea and roasty oolong nuances. Nutty smooth on it own and slight fruity notes with sweetner added almost muscatel some one else said like “licking a grapevine” thats was about right not in a bad way at all tho. Many steeps for this one I enjoyed the first steep to me could have even been tossed and considered a rinse because the second and third steeps were much more flavorful. Wonderful tea I want to get some more of this.
I’m not sure where thi
s one came from or who sent it to me, I found it while cleaning up it was in ziplock marked “organic Darjeeling” I dont know anything about darjeelings but I wish I did know what this one was because I liked it alot, it tastes like a darker oolong with nutty chocolate notes almost malty even but not at all like a black tea. What Darjeeling could this be.
This one is good for relaxing in the evening.
I like this one, its very clean tasting with no fishiness at all it is lightly earthy and very smooth, I think a person who thinks they wouldnt like puerh would like this one. It is excellent after a heavy meal. 2 to 5 minutes steep on this one was perfect for me. This one made me think of one of my first puerh it was very similar to this and it made me fall in love with puerh.
I got samples from Fong Mong today, had to try the black one first and i’m glad i did it was really nice first thing in the morning, the steeped leaves seem to have floral aroma thats slightly minty and are pleasing to the eyes, the liquor is red and also pretty to look at and it tastes wonderful its malty and almost chocolatey and it does have a slight vegetal taste to it that I wasnt expecting but it is very nice. it reminds of an Assam so I thought it may take a little milk well but that wasn’t very good it is best on its own.
This one is good too, kinda vegetal but still a little toasty, not as good as the amber oolong, i like it :)
I made some today as an iced tea and it was really good and made a nice strong robust iced tea, It’s not your typical southern iced tea thats for sure, I love it.
I think this is my favorite tea, I enjoy drinking different teas for different moods and reasons ect and this one in particular for me is good for all those moods and such if that makes sense to anybody. It is toasty, slightly nutty, earthy and rich while still being greenish and kinda grassy to me. I want to try the Formosa Amber Oolong Select but I’m not sure, I like this one so much I already have a bag of it but I still order more samples of it with each order for just in case lol. I guess that would be a Tea Crush.
Oolongs are great, may eventually replace Puers as my favorite type of tea.
Ok, its really warm here now so I made this one iced and its great for ice because of the strong mint flavors, also I added a splash of lime for a " mojito tea" and its awesome just as good as the real thing and probably better for ya too, very refreshing in the hot weather :-)
Ok back to this one since it looks like I can post now, This was pretty good I couldn’t have it cuz of hibiscus but Lance loved it so much I had to make it as iced tea for him. It tastes much better iced, Lance said it is fruity and refreshing and it reminds him of cool aid lol :-)
I didn’t buy this one for myself I bought it for Lance, he likes it alot except he said it tastes much like a white tea version of the Oatmeal Raisin Cookie also from 52 teas and we both noticed NO GRAPES there was no freeze dried grapes in our bag at all so I’m not sure if we got the bottom of the batch or if it wasn’t mixed well. Anyways Lance is happy with it and likes it still I just wasn’t that impressed with it, to me it has a doughy taste. Long as he likes it tho :-)
Oh yeah, it smells wonderful like grape bubble gum
Mmmm, this one is really well balanced with the vanilla, creamy smooth delicious :-)
I used up my last bit of this one tonight but it was so good.
I add Formosa Amber Oolong to China Leaf Pu-Erh, both from Upton teas equal amount of each and steep like an Oolong. It’s very nice earthy and rich, tasty and relaxing. I like to call it Pu-long lol I use to do this with TenRen teas but I like the Uptons better now.
Got some more of this one when I ordered from Uptons this month, I realy like this one i think I’ll keep some around. Slightly nutty with a nice mouthfeel, nice aroma also.
I’m not sure my baby likes it, she just sniffed it at first and then looked at me kinda crazy and turned her nose up at it. I left it on the floor for her and she did come back and got one small taste after it sat there for 2 hours, maybe she dont like it maybe she just wasnt thirsty hard to tell, i’m sure she will drink it eventually. It’s not bad really tho it don’t taste like bacon it taste like valerian.