411 Tasting Notes
Love this one. So mellow, so smooth. YUM
This tea, for me, has all these hints of flavor and sweetness… but they’re only hints. I wish it had more flavor and more of the elements only hinted at.
A nice, refreshing tea. I think I’d love it iced for the summer, but I don’t think my tin is going to last that long!
From my review at It’s All About the Leaf:
I have tried to write this review for something like 3-4 months. Every time I get excited about drinking this tea, get excited about brewing up tea, and then as I start drinking the tea I lose focus and end up working on something else.
So today, I’m trying to actually focus. This tea review, it SHALL be written. But as I’m drinking it, I think the fact that I am easily distracted is part of the review itself. The tea is just not holding my attention long enough to really get a good review. The aroma of the unbrewed leaf is malty with overtones of pepper. It’s got a lovely chestnut color. But the flavor is more subtle. It’s got a hint of sweetness, and some richness and a hint of earth to it. When you take a sip, the brew tastes good – but it just slips your mind quickly. It’s a nice tea, it’s just not my cup of tea.
Yum, yum. Finshing off the part of my stash of this tea at my work. Luckily I have more at home.
This is an amazing tea. Very floral, very aromatic, with a silky mouth feel and mellow flavor. I picked this up in San Francisco over the Christmas holiday, and wasn’t letting myself open it until we moved in to the new house.
I’m so glad I decided to treat myself today – this is lovely.
Love this tea. having a MEH kind of day, so I wanted to cheer myself up. This is helping.
Oh, so sad. I am looking for a replacement for the Earl Grey de la Creme from SpecialTeas. And I was hoping this might be it. Unfortunately, it isn’t.
I got this from the wonderful free sample offer from Tea Licious (Thank you so much!) and tried it today at work. Too much bergamot for me. It triggered my “you’re drinking perfume” taste bud. I couldn’t finish the cup.
Now, it’s possible that I used too much leaf, and I will try making it again, to see if I messed it up. And if so, I’ll definitely change the rating. But really, this tea just wasn’t for me.
Very interesting. It’s like a black tea with a twist. I need another few cups to really get my head around this – but it’s really not like a lot of other oolongs I’ve had. I think I like it. :)
I think I was hoping for, or expecting too much with this tea. It really didn’t do it for me. I think I just don’t like honeybush, just like I don’t like rooibos.