24 Tasting Notes
Aroma: Minty like spearmint, crisp
Liquor: Light amber
Flavor: Minty, bland green tea base with a hint of smokiness
Notes: I got this as a free sample part of a black Friday deal, I wasn’t too impressed. Sure, it was minty, but the green tea base was really lacking. I was hoping it would be a good blend because it did smell nice but if the green tea wasn’t mentioned, I probably wouldn’t think there was any tea in there.
Aroma: Fresh, toasty, vegetal, buttery
Liquor: Bright yellow with green undertone
Flavor: Fresh, grassy vegetal flavor with a touch of sweetness. Small hint of nuttiness.
Notes: Thank you teavivire for this free sample! I haven’t really gotten into oolongs that much, but this one was great! It was bold, but refreshing at the same time. The body felt very creamy which I enjoyed very much.
Aroma: Dark chocolate, rich, hint of woody smoke
Liquor: Rusty red
Flavor: Dark chocolate, a little sweet and malty with a hint of lingering toasted flavor. Rich and bold
Notes: I bought this to use in a chai recipe, but decided to have it alone as well as in my chai. It does take on the spices very well. Anyway, overall seemed like a good cup, well balanced and rich.
Aroma: Dry Leaf- Sweet, dark chocolate
Wet Leaf- Smokey, bold
Liquor: Deep rusty red
Flavor: Rich, smokey, slight sweetness and a hint of bitter aftertaste
Notes: Thank you teavivre for this free sample! Although it wasn’t my favorite, I’ve just started to experiment with black teas so maybe the taste will grow on me. It did have some interesting flavors going on, but I didn’t really care for the bitter taste at the end.
Aroma: Light grassy
Liquor: Darker yellow
Flavor: Flat, I picked up hints of grassiness, with light bitter aftertaste and no real flavor
Notes: Another free sample from Twinings, and once again I was not impressed. I could not pick up on any of the wonderful delicate notes of high quality loose tea.
Aroma: Grassy, sharp
Liquor: Pale green
Flavor: Astringent, grassy, pretty bland
Notes: I got this as a free sample and wasn’t expecting it to be top notch to begin with but I gave it a whirl. Just like I was thinking, taste was bland, no complexity. I guess if I was really in desperate need of green tea and that was the only kind available I’d be alright. But, not something I’d really want again.
Aroma: Sharp, vegetal, grassy
Liquor: Pale yellow
Flavor: Vegetal, smooth, no bitterness. Slight nutty taste with a lingering sweetness.
Notes: Smelling the tea, I was not expecting such a beautiful flavor! Wet leaves smelled a little earthy with vegetal notes so I was expecting the smell to match the taste. Very smooth, I loved the sweet lingering after taste. Light, clean, yet another good free sample from teavivre. Thanks!
First off, thank you Teavivre for this lovely free sample!
Aroma: Sweet, slightly vegetal
Liquor: Bright straw color
Flavor: Buttery, sweet and smooth with no bitterness. Clean, light body.
Notes: I steeped this twice, first at one minute, second at two. First steeping was very light and soft, while the second got a lot sharper and more pronounced. I wasn’t expecting this tea to be so rich and smooth with not even a hint of bitterness. Wonderful tea, looking forward to another round.
Aroma: Chocolate peanut butter
Taste: Light chocolate flavor, very light peanut butter
Notes: Not as strong as I hoped it would be, the peanut butter flavor didn’t shine as well as it should have. Still nice to make a tea latte out of. With some steamed milk and a little honey, this tea made a really nice base.
Aroma: Dry leaf- chocolaty caramel
Wet leaf- Malty, almost a smokey wood
Color: Reddish gold
Taste: Dark chocolate, malty, light roasted after taste. Very smooth and rich
Notes: My first time trying a plain, loose unflavored black tea! And, my first time trying Verdant teas! I always assumed I didn’t like plain blacks since I’ve only tried cheap tea bags of it. The dry leaf aroma smelled so wonderful as well as the brewed cup. Leafs were beautiful as well. Really taste the deep chocolate/dark chocolate flavor, as it finishes with a nice light roasted flavor. I ended up adding some almond milk and agave the next time, excellent as well. Thank you Verdant for making me a black tea fan!