9 Tasting Notes
Jumpy Monkey has been my go-to tea for staying awake for those early classes. I love the nutty, coffee like taste that’s not too over powering, and the light chocolate undertones. Perfect with a splash of milk, I find that it’s better to oversteep this, to get the full flavour effects.
I’ve never had this tea hot, but I think that it’s perfect iced. Considering that its got rooibos in it, which is supposed to be a good alternative to sports drinks, this is my ‘after-workout’ go to. I usually just put double the amount of tea in a tea bag, tie it off, and let it sit in the tea pitcher overnight. That being said, the flavor is much stronger the next day, than it was when I first made it. I don’t get too much raspberry out of it, more of the rooibos flavor, but I’m ok with that. I don’t know if I’ll try this hot or not…
Cream of Earl Grey was actually one of the first teas I picked out at David’s Tea, and I still love it. I find that its perfect for those dreary mornings, or when I’m feeling a little under the weather. I’m a big fan of black teas, and generally have them with a bit of milk. I find that the milk really smooths out the flavors, and makes the creamy-ness of the ‘Cream of Earl Grey’ stand out.
Although I do love this tea, I find that its my guests (when they happen to stop by) that choose this tea the most over all the others in my stash. Not that I blame them, for the Cream of Earl Grey delivers; it’s exactly as you’d expect it to be – Earl Grey, with a smooth, creamy hint of vanilla on top.
Clearly something that must remain in my cupboard.
This is probably the only tea I actually get a craving for. I love the fact that it’s a black tea (I’ve never met a black tea I didn’t like), and has a single ‘flavor’ added (as in just black tea and citrus – nothing else). I wasn’t entirely sure I’d enjoy it when I first purchased it, and from past experience, only picked up 10 g, which disappeared very quickly.
I find that like all black teas, if it’s over steeped, it bitters, so I try to stick to the guidelines for time and temperature.
I love the creamy black tea, with the citrus undertones – almost like candy!
I am very glad that this tea is here for the long haul.
I originally picked up this tea for my mum, who doesn’t live near a loose leaf tea store. She’d picked it out based on the online description. Being curious, I sniffed it before sending it to her, and vowed that I’d never drink it. It was too smoky, too much like BBQ.
Fast forward a few weeks. I stop in at David’s Tea, and ask the staff which tea would make a good latte to go. Their suggestion? Lapsang Souchong Star. Sure, I said, doubting the decision.
Shockingly, it was wonderful! I loved it. The smooth flavor, the smoky but not overpowering taste. In fact I liked it so much, (and surprisingly, my mum didn’t) that I got her to send the tea back to me.
It’s not something I drink every day, more of a special occasion tea. I do find a whole pot of it to be a little overwhelming, and prefer to drink just a mug full at a time.
This was one of the first oolong teas I’ve ever purchased, and I absolutely love it! The smooth vanilla notes, mixed in with the non-overpowering oolong taste make this one of my go-to teas for the mid afternoon, when I’ve got time to savour the flavour and colour of the tea.