46 Tasting Notes
I won this tea in an fb contest. but now I have so much of it! This was my first time trying it- very bitter, I didn’t think I steeped it more than 3 minutes, but I must not have been paying attention. The chocolate smell is very strong- many of my office mates walked past and asked why they were smelling chocolate! I don’t really smell chocolate covered strawberry, more like a fake chocolate smell that reminds me of scratch n’ sniff stickers from when I was a kid. I’ll have to try this again with a shorter steep. milk may help as well.
This is a very pretty tea, perfect for Valentine’s day! I made a lovely picture with it for my blog
Unfortunately I think I’ve discovered that I’m not a huge fan of Rooibos. Of the few that I’ve tried, I just don’t enjoy the flavor that seems specific to Rooibos. But I will keep on trying! I do love the idea of this tea.
Thanks Ricky for this tea! It smells very smokey right out of the package. Must have quite a bit of Keemun! This tea is perfect for today- I have been alone with my small kids for a few days, and I’m exhausted and also feel a cold coming on! This tea is perfect to wake me up, and also comfort. While trying to watch the kids and steep tea, I over-steeped and it was a little bitter, so I added some milk and a tiny bit of sugar (things I don’t usually do). It actually worked well! It is not astringent at all. I definitely taste the Keemun, also some Assam. I’m not a huge fan of milk in tea, but it’s working for me today. I can’t wait to try it when I don’t over-steep!
what a great tea! gorgeous leaves!! the dry leaf smell reminds me of very strong dried fruits, such as dates and raisins. maybe a little goji berry, too? I also get a whiff of sweet tobacco, like what my father used to smoke in his pipe when I was a girl. The taste is very interesting, slightly caramel-y, and i’m also getting goji berry, and date! this taste is really robust and complex, yet also smooth and a little earthy. I love it!
This is a very pleasant oolong. It is very smooth, slightly floral, and very woodsy. When I smell it, I feel like I’m sitting in a cozy log cabin, drinking my oolong tea! It is also slightly sweet, and light. I don’t get any spicy notes, I’m wondering if my water temp was not hot enough. i used the hot water from the office machine since I’m at work. I will need to try this again at home, when I can get the water a bit hotter. I’m curious to see how the taste will change! This is a nice tasty basic oolong.