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Very warming aroma, with honey, citruses, fruity and flowery (bordering on perfume-y) notes.
Very delicate flavour, not dominated by addons. Probably too delicate, but I’m not going to use a higher honeybush-to-volume ratio, because the aroma is going to be overdone then.
Flavors: Citrusy, Flowers, Fruity, Honey, Papaya, Perfume
Distinct lemon peel aroma, very refreshing, over malty foundation.
Very casual, easygoing impression in flavour. Unobtrusive base black tea plus a bit of lemon peel. Warming in winter, but probably refreshing and cooling in summer as cold brew.
Flavors: Lemon Zest
Pumpernickel, vanilla, nuts and a bit of cocoa in aroma.
Rich and complex flavour, with solid malty body, distinct astringency and quite long aftertaste.
Very interesting and delicious tea.
Flavors: Astringent, Cocoa, Malt, Nuts, Vanilla
Aroma is… caramel and mango, as can be expected. Strong, warming, fairly natural.
Flavour is caramelly, fortunately only slightly sweet, with base black tea barely showing through and mango undertones in the back.
Nice winter warmer.
Flavors: Caramel, Mango
Lovely straw colour.
Lots of cardamom (mainly) and cloves in aroma, some apple and base green tea straw notes more in the back.
Lots of spices in flavour, with base green tea and apple forming a delicate background.
Not as warming as I thought it would be, but tasty, even if tad bland. Could use some more characterful tea as base and more apple, but I don’t see it as a flaw.
Flavors: Apple, Cardamom, Cloves, Straw
Lots of orange peel (with albedo) and cinnamon in aroma. Partly natural, partly artificial. Partly pleasant and warming, partly unpleasant and disturbing.
And plenty of cinnamon in flavor, plus fresh citrusy notes a a bit of bitterness from orange peel.
I really like the orange part, it’s pleasant and warming. But the cinnamon… Either the tea is overdone with the spice, or this cinnamon lacks somewhat in the quality department. Could have been great, yet it’s only passable.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Orange Zest
Straw colour brew.
Aroma is mainly the base sencha tea with a bit of cactus flavouring, pleasant and warming.
And it’s similar in taste. The base sencha is the most important here, cactus, lemongrass and flavourings serve only to spice it up a bit. The result is warming but also refreshing, easy-going sencha.
Base, a bit milky oolong, some pineapple, only a bit of ginger in aroma.
Creamy texture, with some ginger spicyness and a bit of sweet pineapple.
Not comparable to good quality oolongs but still nice.
Flavors: Ginger, Milky, Pineapple, Sweet
Very strong pear and honey aroma from the bag. Yes, it’s artificial, but nice nonetheless.
And it’s less artificial after steeping. There’s a nice balance between pear, honey and base rooibos, and the tea itself gives warming, cosy sensation.
It’s slightly sweet, with honey dominating the flavour but pear and rooibos are not far in the background.
Flavors: Honey, Pear, Rooibos, Sweet
Wonderful vanilla and citrus cookies aroma from the bag.
And after steeping? Very pale brew, also smelling with cookies, but also with a distinct dried apple note, slight red peppercorn spiciness and base white tea in the background.
Very flavourful taste with all the ingredients present (and being in real balance). It’s not sweet and it surely is a great winter warmer
I’m not entire sure what does white tea have in common with Laponia (or I should rather say Sápmi) but I really like this tea.
Flavors: Apple, Citrus, Cookie, Peppercorn, Vanilla
Malty, a bit spicy roma with slight woody character.
A bit of astringency, caramel and honey plut some nuttiness in the background.
Very nice tea. Both casual and rich.
Flavors: Caramel, Honey, Malt, Nuts
My first ever sipping of a yellow tea.
I really love the smell. It’s distinctly nutty, but also has some roasted grain character, not unlike Genmaicha. Plus traces of wood, earth, maybe even some flowers. It’s deep, complex and very intriguing.
And the taste is equally exquisite. Slight maltiness, almost no astringency, creamy and thickish texture. And this distinct but not overwhelming hazelnut character. I’m very surprised there are so many layers in here, so much richness.
Up until now I was sure that oolong is the ultimate tea type for me. Now I’m not so sure anymore and I definitely need to further explore the Yellow Realm.
Flavors: Cream, Hazelnut, Nuts, Roasted
It looks really adorable in dry form, with nice oolong swirls and pretty sweet half-moons containing sugar and melon flavouring. Smells only slightly with melon.
After brewing the aroma is still not very strong, equally oolong-y and fruity.
The taste is slightly sweet, slightly fruity, with base oolong not overshadowed by additives. Really decent flavoured tea but not very efficient.
Flavors: Fruity, Melon, Sweet
Strong aroma of cocoa, chocolate and raspberry, very warming.
Sweetish, rich taste, not overdone in any way, but complex and balanced, with no acidity od astringency. Good composition for an autumn warmer.
Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Raspberry
The aroma is surprisingly weak. It is supposed to be predominantly smoky, but the earthy tones are more evident and the smoke lingers in the background.
The taste is definitely malty, full-bodied, solid, with smokiness being a spice, not a basic component. Plus very slight spicy undertones in the background. Minimal sweetness, only a trace of astringency.
Really solid, characterful tea. Could use a bit more smokiness but yeah, I’m a smokehead.
Flavors: Earth, Malt, Smoke, Spicy
Strong zabaione and fruity aroma from the bag.
Dessert like, warming aroma after steeping, the tea smells definitely more like zabaione than like the candied pineapple or flower petals, but the overall impression is really nice.
And the taste fortunately is not overly sweet, slightly astringent.
Decent dessert tea, but not the one to repeat.
Lovely fruity biscuit aroma from the bag.
Very sweet, fruity, warming aroma after sweeping, with a great combination of raspberries, lemon peel and sunflower petals. Slightly astringent.
It’s not a spectacular tea but it’s not supposed to be.
Flavors: Flowers, Fruity, Lemon Zest, Raspberry
Dry leaves smell with spices, fruit and honey. A bit unusual for a black tea but really charming.
Very warming aroma after steeping, with honey, a bit of nuts, sweet bread and spices. Very complex and attractive. Malty and caramelly flavour, very slight sweetness, no astringency.
Really exquisite tea. I certainly didn’t expect that much.
Flavors: Bread, Caramel, Fruity, Honey, Malt, Nuts, Spicy
Wonderful aroma from the bag. Dried apples, cinnamon, freshly baked apple pie.
And after brewing? More subdued, mellow. Stewed apples, cinnamon, general warming sensation.
A lot of cinnamon in taste, more than of apples. Plus the tea is more on the dry than on the sweet side – I really like that.
Very nice and warming, but not oversweetened brew. I like it. A lot.
Flavors: Apple, Cinnamon, Stewed Fruits
Looks really nice before brewing – a lot of dried blackberries, lemongrass, pieces of lemon peel. Smells very perfume-y, with artificial honey flavouring in the foreground and citruses in the back.
After brewing it’s still a bit artificial, but much more mellow. Citruses, flowers, honey, berries create a very warming sensation, perfect on a grey and rainy day.
And the taste is mainly lemongrass, lemon peel, flowers, honey and berries, slightly acidic, a bit perfume-y, at the same time warming and refreshing.
Not a bad tea, but would be better with more natural honey flavouring.
Flavors: Berries, Blackberry, Citrus Zest, Citrusy, Flowers, Honey, Lemongrass, Perfume
Straight from the bag this tea smells much more like Irish Cream than like crème brûlée, with distinct whiskey and cream notes.
But after steeping the aroma seems right. There is cream, toffee, toasted notes, nuts, Danish pastry. Yep, it’s flavouring, but it gives the correct sweet dessert impression.
And the taste is sweet but not oversweetened, caramelly, toasted, not overdone with flavourings. Satisfies my sweet tooth.
Flavors: Caramel, Cream, Irish Cream, Nuts, Pastries, Sweet, Toast, Toffee
I really like the aroma. Straw, hay, peaches.
The flavour is grassy, woody, slightly tart and fairly astringent, a bit sweet.
As far as inexpensive Chinese green teas go, this one is really nice.
Flavors: Astringent, Grass, Hay, Peach, Straw, Tart, Wood