I had a cup of this today with an almond-caramel shortbread and it was a wonderful pairing. I’m not a huge fan of darker oolongs, but they went so well together that I quite enjoyed it. It’s got that strong finish that dark oolongs seem to have, but it was offset well by the dessert.
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I had this at the new Teaopia downtown yesterday. Quite yummy with one of their chocolate zucchini muffins! I imagine it would be lovely with some vanilla soy milk, too.
Gross. I couldn’t finish the small cup I got. I was really tired and hungry, and usually food and tea tastes extra good at times like that, but this was so bad that nothing could save it. It was like dishwater.
It’s a Happy Kombucha kind of morning. Lovely and warm on this chilly, wintry day.
It tastes like mulled cider! :D Very fruity, very deep red in colour. This will be lovely when it’s all snowy outside.
Much fruitier than my usual, but I’m trying to expand my tea cupboard since I can’t drink black tea any more. I enjoyed it. Quite sweet and fruity, but not very tea-like. I think sharing a cup with my daughter while we went shopping together will mean this tea will always remind me of a lovely afternoon. :)
Mmm, what a lovely Chinese green. I love that I can distinguish between greens. Now if only I had the vocabulary to describe what I’m tasting … hmm. It’s warm and round. Powerful in a quiet, understated way. It’s not grassy or bright the way a Japanese green can be. Fairly close to an oolong, I think.
It’s getting colder and colder, so I got this this morning to warm up. Unsweetened, of course! It’s yummy, though I know it’s a horrific abomination to matcha purists. Still, I like the subtle sweetness. I find matcha creamy on its own anyway, so this just goes together nicely. And it’s pretty hilarious seeing the looks on peoples’ faces as they wonder what on earth I have in my “coffee” cup.
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I wasn’t going to get this, but then my mother picked it up and loved it. I wasn’t sure about picking up a pre-packaged white tea, especially from a grocery store. Aren’t white teas supposed to be far too delicate for the grocery store treatment? Well, colour me surprised once again by this company! This tea tastes a whole heck of a lot like the white needle tea I bought a few years ago from one of the fancy tea shops downtown, and many (many!) of the leaves have the white needle appearance, delicate fuzzy covering and all. Deeeelicious.
I ended up with this because the waiter had no idea what he was doing. I don’t usually like flavoured green teas, but this was surprisingly yummy. Tropical, but not overwhelmingly fruity or flowery. It still tasted like tea (gasp)! I will definitely drink this again.
I had this a while ago at a restaurant. Yummy, but I had to add sugar.
Drinking this again this morning, and trying to find words to describe it. It’s not like any of the Japanese green teas I’ve had. It’s certainly not like the junk you find in generic “green tea” bags. It’s light, a little sweet, subtle. A little creamy, perhaps. Not grassy or toasty at all.
I picked this one up at the recommendation of one of the ladies who works at David’s Tea and am BLOWN AWAY! I’ve never had a Korean tea that I can remember, and I’m really, really in love with this one. The taste is just amazing! This may be my favourite green tea of all time.
I loooooove oooooolongs, and this was my first (a couple of years ago). Now that I’ve tried others, I love it even more. Floral, sweet, amazing. <3 It holds up well to multiple steepings.
Strong like a China black. The recommended steeping time is 4-6 minutes, but that’s way too strong for me. Good for breakfast. I’m not in love with it, though.
Had this at lunch time today while on the run. I definitely like it better in this “full leaf” incarnation than the previous bagged variety. Nicer, fuller flavour. Richer and more enjoyable. I could go for a cup right now, come to think of it.
I thought this was black chai when I picked it up, but realised too late that it’s herbal! Ah well … it smells quite rich and decadent. I think I like it more than the Four O’Clock Chocolate Spice, which has similar ingredients. I would love to try it with some vanilla soy milk, as I have a feeling that would make it absolutely delicious. I don’t know if regular milk would work in this, but I can never bring myself to add cow’s milk to herbal tea. It just seems wrong to me. ;) A touch of sweetener of some kind would probably go very well, too.
Gorgeous! The leaves are obviously fresh, as they’re that lovely deep emerald green colour you only find with really fresh green tea. It also tastes amazing – as only fresh green tea can. A little bit sweet, a little bit creamy even, and re-steepable. Delicious.
I decided to try out something fruity, and it’s delicious! I had the first steeping with a slice of peach cake, and I’m in heaven. I’m sure this would be delicious iced, and I don’t even like iced tea.
I had this on Saturday. Lovely! I really love the chocolate-mint combination. Very decadent, went very well with the macaron and ginger cookies. YUM.
My favourite tea ever! I absolutely love it through every steeping. I love that it tastes like sweetened condensed milk, with no milk whatsoever. All tea should be this incredible.
I had this yesterday afternoon with my daughters for a tea party, and it was delightful. Easily one of the better bagged chais I’ve ever had. I’m having it this morning with breakfast, and it tastes really different. I don’t like it nearly ass much. What happened? Luck of the draw?
I picked this one out of the three available in my local store because the pieces were whole, rather than … well, pieces. It’s a little bitter, so would probably go really well with some sugar and milk (or, as suggested, sweetened condensed milk). Having just added that, I like it more, but I’m going to experiment with the steeping time. It still seems a little too thick.