558 Tasting Notes
Haven’t had this in quite a long time. Needed something green and sweet after dinner tonight, and this did the trick. Steeped 4 tsp in 175ish water for 2 minutes and poured over ice. Iced this has quite the vegetal/hay flavor I like to avoid, maybe a few fresh lemon slices would make it go down faster…but I have no lemons. I can taste the lightly sweet cherry but the grassy green overpowers it. Not bad, just not great. I won’t change the rating as I remember liking this a bit more hot.
This is a perfect rainy evening tea. I already love 52teas Bai Mu Dan base (black currant with it was wonderful). This is just as wonderful. The cinnamon pieces and clove give great flavor to this white tea. The pear is soft and well blended with the spices. I think I will infuse this a bit longer with slightly hotter water next time to see if I can get a stronger flavor from it, as it was quite light. As it is cooling down (and now near cold) it has become more flavorful. This could be a great iced tea….might have to place a 2nd order this week.
Is the special good for buying 6 bags get 2 free? I’ve already ordered 3 and might just cave for 3 more if there is more of this left. Gave several samples out before I reviewed it myself.
I’m a tea failure today. I attempted to make stovetop chai per samovars stovetop recipe. I brought filtered water to a roiling boil, added chai, rock sugar and black tea leaves. It boiled beautifully and made my apartment smell wonderful. I grabbed my milk from the fridge and poured out a huge glob of milk. Looked at the expiration date and it was only two days past. Sigh. Dumped it all started again. Got the leaves and sugar mix out and le it boil five minutes and figure I’ll pour in some chocolate soy I picked up. Checked the expiration date and it is goo until December as it had not been opened. Added some soy and simmered while stirring. Everything smelled so good my mouth was watering. I strained my tea into my 16oz glass mug, rinsed out the strainer and watched the milk as it curdled.
Atvthis point I give up and am enjoying a can of diet coke:-(
I just love the aroma of the wet leaves (tea bag) in this tea. It is so deliciously like black raspberries taste. I can’t wait to pick up the loose leaf version next time I make a trip to whole foods. Wish we had more tea stores by me, but all I have is one coffee shop that sells Republic’s traveler’s tins, which is what I got of this :)
My first ever matcha experience! And I get to try Franks flavored matcha’s thanks to AmazonV!
I tried using 1/4 tsp with 6 oz water that was 180F and whisked it with my metal wisk. The matcha almost instantly blended with the water into this deep olive green. I smell a faint cranberry with the green tea, but like Cofftea, I can’t find the flavor in the hot matcha. There is a slightly sweet flavor, which could be from the cranberry flavor. I may have to try this with cold water, or in a smoothy, or some of the other ways matcha can be had.
Meh. I think this steeped for too long. On the bag they recommend 5 minutes but don’t give a temperature. I did five minutes at 175 and got a cedar colored tea with a slight pink tinge. Taste wise it is a light slightly tart berry with a strong white tea taste. I think I need to play around with this some more.