106 Tasting Notes

70

Tea was okay but very too light for me. Those with a palette for extremely light flavors may enjoy this far more. It was decent though and I enjoyed it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

It was too light for me at first, but then I tried it with Chinese takeout and LOVED it. You would think it would disappear but instead I thought it was extra tasty with food! Maybe you would like it more that way?

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11

Dry it smells like blackberry but brewed was wondering ‘This is supposed to taste like blackberry?’ Honestly I tossed it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
yappychappy

Even let it fully chill. Tried it hot, warm, and cold.

Tealizzy

I thought that too when I had my first cup, but I noticed the blackberry more on the second cup.

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78

Mmmm kiwi! Definitely chill this or cold brew as the kiwi really pops when its cold. When warm its mudled and nearly last in the strawberry which is definitely there too. Chilled is delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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36

This was supposed to be a bluberry rooibos? Sarcasm aside, you can barely taste the blueberry when hot, warm, or cold. I tried.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Kittenna

You’ve tried their Blueberry Creme, right? I really liked that one, but didn’t ever bother picking this one up (I like cream in my fruit teas, haha).

whatshesaid

Blueberry Creme was delish, good to know about this one since I’m not really a rooibos girl!

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86

Perhaps I’m just becoming more a fan of green tea or maybe this tea is just amazing but I absolutely loved this tea and unfortunately I just placed a Della Terra order because I want to have this tea again and again. I know this will become my go to apple tea because while the green tea taste is definitely there the apple truly shines and lingers.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Good apple teas are hard to find.

yappychappy

Really? I thought apple teas were quite common. I’ve had tons of apple teas as I’m a huge fan and will definitely be restocking this one. Note for me and others: the 2nd steep was still good although the apple taste was mainly gone.

Kittenna

Good apple teas are tough to find. It doesn’t seem to be a flavour that translates terribly well, in my experience. And it’s tough to find an apple tea that doesn’t contain cinnamon!!

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66

The honey didn’t really come through. Was good but was mainly cinnamon and clouded flavors that left me really wanting a cup of plain cinnamon rooibos which I keep on stock at all times.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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76

This Tieguanyin had nothing special to it and it was frankly no better than TGYs that cost 1/2 as much. I love Verdant but this one didn’t quite hit the spot for me and rating reflects cost as compared to other comparable TGYs.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec

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91

This stuff was amazing. my first Silver needle definitely didn’t disappoint. I don’t really know how to describe the taste but it was delicious.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 0 min, 30 sec
Stephanie

Really good white teas are magical :)

seule771

Think of a feint Mellon dew drop of cantaloup; that is how I have come to think of white teas. I base them from this starting point and go from there…Bai Mu Dan was one such Peony tea. Silver Needle is far superior. Try comparing it with Verdant Tea’s silver needle. Oh, well there truly is no word to describe such a tea; you are rightly to say!

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29

I don’t know if I necessarily enjoy drinking smoked pinewood tea. I mean its okay. I can see why people would enjoy it.. I can also see why people use it with steak marinades.. Idk.. I’m trying to like this.. I don’t think I do though. And I don’t think I’ll make a mission of it like pu`erh to like it because that I understood why people like it more. This.. meh.. idk.. not a fan. Rating based on User preference not in comparison to other lapsangs

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec
Kasumi no Chajin

While I am very glad I got to try a LS….simply due to it being a classic tea, I did not fall in love with it either. I might try it in BBQ some day.

seule771

Prior to deciding which teas I will limit myself to reviewing; I did try all sorts of teas:black, oolong, green, white, pu-erh’s etc.; I did not get to try Lapsang Souchong because I knew it would be too strong for my palate, unless dousing it with milk and sugar. I don’t do that. It is a good tea for boiling eggs with and leeks and such; and those favoring that darken rice with mushroom flavor might try using the tea as base for boiling the rice.
No one is asking; only a suggestion.

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