Got a fresh batch of this Mega Yummy Oolong!
Packed in a bunch of leaves into my Yixing pot and made it coffee strong.
40 Tasting Notes
Got a fresh batch of this Mega Yummy Oolong!
I know that there’s endless Tea blogs out there that wax poetically about the taste of different Pu-erh teas.
To me they all taste the same.
Wood, Earth and Coco.
My wife says it smells like wet dog, but then again all she drinks is Earl Grey.
I really wish I could say I like Pu-erh but its a big Meh in my palette.
Double Yum Happiness!
I picked this tea up in Kathmandu back in 2007. I haven’t made a cup of this since so I decided to see how well this holds up over time. Turns out it does pretty well. Now I’m not a black tea drinker but for a tea going on 4 years old it brewed up pretty nice.
Tsubaki Grand Shrine of America is a traditional Jinja Shinto Shrine located near Seattle, WA. Not only do they have there own kickass Sake but this high quality Sencha. A friend of mine brought up a bag of this from his stay at the shrine. This has a beautiful sweet aftertaste and really bright Umami. Whatever that means. ;)
This is solid classic Oolong. Just drank the last of my batch. Name is very fitting for the 2 feet of snow we got today.
Song(Rolling in the Deep) Which could be how this Oolong is made.
The first thing that popped on the cbc radio2 while drinking this.
I decided to dust off my tin of this after reading LiberTeas latest review. But alas I still find this teas flavor to faint for my taste buds. It does have a slight hint of butter but my palate is not sophisticated enough to drink this. Once again this tin will go into the back of my Tea Bus.
Ah Christmas. A time of gifts from strangers that mean well but really know nothing about tea.
Now while this Green tea, and I use that word loosely, does not taste horrible its not something I would drink twice. It reminds me of drinking Cream Soda slurpees from 7/11. Which I do enjoy, but the addition of decaf green tea really adds nothing. Overall its a mild and not overpowering drink. A little like Detroit, it has its highlights but I would’nt want to live there.
I had low expectations going in on this tasting and I wasn’t disappointed.
If your looking to taste what a Matcha should not be then this is where you start. Far from being green it brews up a gross brown hue and it tastes as bitter as it looks. Kenya is not known for its green teas and this is just another sad grab at the Matcha Craze that’s out there. Few teas leave me nauseous but this one takes my cake.
After reading all the stellar reviews on this Matcha I contacted DoMatcha for a few samples to taste. However there really is not anything particularly brilliant about this matcha other than its colour. While many say this is not a bitter Matcha it really depends on how you prepare it. To be fair my samples came in tight little tubes and unless you sift that powder it will be clumpy no matter how hard you whisk it. It is a good Matcha, but far from a great Matcha.
All I could taste was Rootbeer, and not very good rootbeer either. Fail!
I sampled all of Tao of Teas Tulsi Tea’s at this years World Tea Expo and was really impressed with this unique taste. As a non-caffeinated night time hot drink I really enjoy this right before bed. There are subtle hints of clove in this tea that kind of remind me of drinking a coke.
This has the honor of not being the first Matcha I have ever tasted. While it is better than some I have had it is not high quality. I enjoy most of the teas I get from Tao of Tea but this is only a little better than average.
Fresh from the World Tea Expo I attended a focused tasting of White & Oolong teas hosted by Jane Pettigrew. Hands down this is the best White Tea I have ever tasted. Selling at $300 a pound it is without a doubt a luxury tea. The Mauka Oolong was way up up there as well. Worth checking out this great farm!
This tea is like Communism. Good in theory, the craps in practice. Perhaps its the quality of the Matcha they used in this blend but basicly its like drinking any ordinary Jasmine tea, except this one has a colour closer to muddy water. Yes its brown not green.
With all the lilacs blooming in my neighbourhood its hard to smell this tea properly. The flowery smell is not overpowering like some Tie Guan Yins Ive had. It is more on the grassy side than flowery. Very nice still.
Really complex taste. First gulp has a sour milk taste mixed with wood ash, mmm yummy. After taste is a lingering toasted chocolate with a bit of lapsang souchong. Need to drink much more of this to form a better opinion, but I like it so far.
The infused leaves have a slight sweet smell while the brew leans more towards a black tea taste rather than green. Pleasant and not bitter but as I dont drink black tea I would give a pass on this as a daily drink.
While I would take a pass at most of the Teas Met offers, there selection of flavored Rooibos is really good. This tea tastes like a dessert.
This tea is advertised as a Green Pu’Er. As my knowledge of Pu’Er is pretty poor and this being a Korean Pu’Er my knowledge is even poorer. Being described as mellow is very precise. There is only a faint smell of sweet from the brewed leaves and even less taste from the tea. I will have to try multiple steeps to really get a handle on the flavor, if there is any.
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While I cant say how this Tea tastes with sesame seeds and Korean Chilli paste, I will say that steeped without condiments it is very nice indeed. While I don’t usually drink black(Yellow) teas this tea is something I would start drinking regularly. Pedro’s description of the teas taste as a mix of wood and raisins is very approximate. I would liken it to a Pu-ur lite. Smokey and warm. Yummy.
Matt has a more in depth review of this tea: http://mattchasblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/2009-daotea-kim-shin-ho-hwagae-valley.html
This is a mild and very pleasant Green tea from Korea. It has a slightly toasted taste mixed with a classic smooth green tea flavor. Pedro over at Dao Tea was kind enough to send me a sample box of some of the finer Korean Teas of Tea Master Kin Jong Yeol.