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.
i like to drink this one in the afternoon- it’s light and gentle, feels like it is soothing my just-gorged-on-leftover-v-day-chocolates tummy. working well for me today.
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.
I think I over-steeped this tea, but it is still smooth. Just a bit too bitter now. It has caramel and malty notes. I will have to make another cup and try not to brew it too long!
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.