It was kind of bland for me. I had to let it cool before I could really taste the more subtle flavors of the green and oolong teas. It smells fantastic dry, anyway. I think all of the flavors would pop out with a little sugar, but I always say that. :)
59 Tasting Notes
I had some ginger tea at the Golden Wok a few months ago, and have been trying to find something that imitates the flavor. I really like the ginger flavor. It gets spicier as it cools, which is spectacular.
This is a nice, bland tea. It’s good for colds, and helped me reduce blockage. I recommend adding a bit of sugar, to bring out the sweeter components of the tea.
I love love love mint tea! This is so fantastic for upset tummies. It’s definitely not subtle, so be prepared to be knocked on your ass by it.
Can’t say I liked it very much. I was expecting more ginger and less ginseng and I think my expectations destroyed the taste for me. It made me realize that I’ve always despised ginseng though!
This is even better iced than it is hot. It was really hot yesterday, and I’m glad I had a few glasses of this. I find adding a little bit of sugar to iced teas brings the flavors out a bit more. It works very well with the subtle flavor of the pear here. Yum.
I didn’t have as much of this as I would have liked for a hot infusion, primarily cos I used most of it for some iced tea. Consequently, I steeped for a little bit longer than recommended (5.5 minutes rather than 4). It is a little tart. I suspect it would be more astringent if I had more of the tea to steep. Anyway, it’s quite nice and light and I can taste some pear in the back of my mouth. Yum.
When I opened the package, I actually smelled strawberries and chocolate, for some reason. It took a couple seconds, but my brain could finally rearrange it into strawberry shortcake. When it’s brewed, it smells like strawberry shortcake. And when I drank it, strawberry shortcake! It’s everything but the intense sugar. Very tasty. Now I just have to try it iced.
I feel like a lot of the subtlety of some teas, this one in particular, is lost on me. I didn’t really like this one. I mean, the leaves smelled wonderful, and the infusion smelled just as awesome and fresh, but when I drank it, I was overwhelmed by the taste of smoky leather. I would have liked to have liked it, but I can’t say that I did.
This is a nice one from the local teahouse. It has nettles, which are supposedly very effective in providing antihistamines or something. I don’t know how well it worked, due to not actually being allergic at the time. It tasted minty, but not overwhelmingly so, like many of the moroccan mint teas are. I’ll have to try it again when I’m overwhelmed by histamines.
This smells so much like a Japanese green! I love it! It tastes like it too. Yum. Seaweedy and delicious. It’s buttery and smooth. I think this is from the new season, too. The leaves looked really green and were very fragrant.
I don’t know what it is with certain white teas, but they seem to vary in flavor and freshness with me. Well, this white tea is good. It’s very light when it’s brewed up, and I kept getting faint hints of sweetness on the aftertaste.
Mmmm. I love Japanese green tea…This sencha is very nice, although I’m having trouble tasting things lately, and I’m not sure why. It smelled lovely enough in my infuser and cup. It is rather expensive though.
I loooove genmaicha! This one seems pretty standard; not really wowing, but not bad, either. It’s a good tea for a hummus sandwich.
I was thinking this would be a really good iced tea, and I’m glad I was proved right! For a black tea, this made a really light infusion. Excuse me for my naivete; I don’t often drink black teas. This was really awesome though! It was so fruity and the distribution of the fruit tends to be in the palatal region of the mouth, rather than somewhere further back in the velar region, like the Happy Tea.
When you open the package to Den’s green tea and you smell the seaweed scent, you know that that’s what a Japanese green should smell like. I’m so happy my order came today; I’ve been dying to have more of this tea. I tried to brew this in my yixing, but realized that was stupid after all the little bits of tea got caught in the holes of the pot and clogged it up. So, I switched to my ceramic pot.
Anyway, the tea is tasty and delicious. It is a bit astringent, so sip with a little caution until you figure out how it works. Very tasty and seaweed-y though. Just what I love in a Japanese green.
Finally had a chance to cold brew this tea. And boy, is it delicious. The fruit flavor is toned down when it’s cold brewed, though. I’m not sure if I like that or not, but it makes the tea lighter. It was really nice with some sugar.
Ehh. It’s an okay green/white mix. Good for when you’re in the mood for a nameless green tea. I haven’t been drinking very much tea lately; the Den’s tea samplers have destroyed my ability to enjoy anything else. Good thing I ordered some tea from them earlier.
I think I may have scorched this in my new yixing pot earlier. It just came out very bitter. Brewing it this time though, I could easily compare it to the sencha fuka-midori. It’s not quite as seaweedy as the fuka-midori, so it’s just buttery and very smooth. I was looking through Den’s site, and it’s all very expensive, so I doubt that I’ll try this again any time soon, but it was awesome to try.
Oh my god. I opened the package and a grassy and seaweedy smell assaulted me immediately. This is one of the better senchas I’ve had. It’s green, grassy and full-bodied. This is the sencha I have been searching for. I can only imagine what the “premium” senchas would taste like. This is seaweedy, Japanese green tea heaven for me. The tea is buttery, seaweedy and delicious. Do yourself a favor and take a sip of this.
Well, the dry nose in this was initially floral, then milky and finally spinachy. When I brewed it up, the tea smelled floral and milky; an interesting combination. Once it cooled down to a drinkable temperature, it tasted quite pleasantly of milk, with an aftertaste of natural cherry. Maybe my tastebuds are weird or something, because everyone seems to have tasted something completely different than I did. I like it though; it’s really nice and tasty.
I haven’t had an Earl Grey in a while. I quite like this tea, even though it seems the majority of people think the bergamot is too strong/weak. I think it’s just enough, especially when you add milk and sugar. Mmm. It’s a good tea when you need some caffeine and a craving for bergamot.
This was a very interesting tea. I can’t say I’m very into heavy or smoky flavors, and this was kind of like that. I had had some genmaicha before, so that may have colored my perception of this tea, but I thought it tasted a lot like genmaicha. I didn’t like it as much as I had wanted to, but it was a sample, so I’m not feeling too bad about it.
Mmmm…Genmaicha. I’ve been craving this for a while, and my Den’s tea sampler came in, so I thought I’d try some. I think the genmaicha/maccha combination is interesting. The maccha makes the brew really green, which is nice; it truly is green tea! I couldn’t taste much of it, but that may have been the point. The nice toasty flavor of the rice came through, which was lovely. The infused tea smells like seaweed and rice…mmm. This is probably my favorite tea so far, and Den’s does it so well.