548 Tasting Notes
Me and Oolongs don’t have a very good history. We don’t always see eye to eye on flavour. So when I get one, I tend to not expect too much from them…
So today I thought I’d try this one as something different. It was another one of my three free samples from Enjoying.com. I got some yixing pots from there and they sent me this as one of the samples.
Dry, this tea smells actually quite nice. Almost refreshing if that’s possible. I was pleasantly surprised that I liked the smell of it.
Once steeped, the smell became more… I dunno. Grassy I guess? I didn’t really enjoy the smell of the leaves steeped. I love how big the leaves got though. I definitely overleafed this one. By like a lot. But that gave me some really great, strong flavour without being bitter.
I am VERY surprised by this one. I actually enjoyed it! It is grassy, but in an almost refreshing kind of way. Normally that wouldn’t have been something I like, but for some reason, I like it this time. I drank it straight up. I figured that would be the best way to start this one off. And thankfully it was good that way.
I steeped it up for 3 minutes as I really didn’t know what the proper steeping method was. And that seemed to be okay. I figure even two minutes would be good really. I used 2 tsp for 16oz of water, but I think that I could have just used like 1.5 instead.
So, today, this was a surprise and I liked it! I would definitely get this one again if the company was located closer to me, but since it is literally across the country away, and took a week to get to me, I probably won’t get again… Unless I purchase more teaware from them, then I might order it. Their teaware seems to be pretty decently priced so far from what I’ve seen. I actually want to try a yixing mug at some point, and this company has some pretty nice looking ones.
Edit My second steeping of this one is also very good. I’m going to have to savour this tea a bit. I’m not so sure if grassy is the right way to describe this one after all. It’s almost like a sweet leafy taste… if that makes sense. It’s just got the slightest bit of sweetness to it and it’s almost like a lovely leafiness to it. It’s so weird to explain, but it’s really quite nice. I’m intrigued by these straight teas that have so many flavours to them. It’s very nice.
Tried this one as a latte today. I finally succeeded at making one at home that’s delicious! I probably could have made it a bit sweeter, but it’s okay. I got a lot of amazing foam on top too. The chocolate and the hazelnut flavours are just brilliant in this one.
This tea is so amazing. I know I’ll be purchasing more in the future. I still have a bit to go before it’s gone, but when it is, it’s a definite restock. Yum yum yum!!
I’m really loving this one. The gingerbread flavour is so good. I didn’t follow the steeping instructions completely (only steeped 3mins instead of 5mins) and I’m really glad I didn’t do the 5mins. I think that would have been too much. But either way, I really like the flavour of this one. It’s so nice! It makes me want to eat a gingerbread cookie!
Milk and a tiny bit of rock sugar added to taste.
I like vanilla. I like chai. I like them together. But I don’t like licorice. It’s just not right and it hits the back of your throat in a weird way… and it makes my cheeks feel weird.
Either way… I like the idea of this tea, but the licorice makes me dislike it so much. I’m sure if I like licorice, then I wouldn’t mind this tea but since I don’t, I don’t like this one at all. I should have known… Anyways, I’ve given the tiny bit left to my aunt. I know she’ll enjoy it or one of her girls will.
Wow I like this oolong!
I shouldn’t have steeped for 3 mins. I wish I had done a bit shorter, but it is amazing! And the tea leaves in this one are huge! I couldn’t believe it. They were full leaves. The taste of it is absolutely incredible.
This is very much a fruity tea. It’s very sweet but it is good. I get a lot of cinnamon and fruit to it. I think I’ll enjoy what I have left, but I’m not too sure if I would reorder. I have too many other teas that I love more.