1038 Tasting Notes
I had a little mini-panic attack when I checked David’s website and wasn’t able to find this tea. I thought it had disappeared before I was able to renew my stash.
I adore genmaicha. I don’t know whether this blend falls into the category of genmaicha proper, but for me, it has that sort of toasty rice and green tea thing going on.
Initially, I had rated this tea at 82, but now I am hoisting it to 90 because I would like to have this tea around. Often.
The toasty rice and rooibos provides a bit of groundedness to this bright bright pineapple flavour. It even has that post- sip acidic pineapple kick you get from real pineapple.
I used my usual approach to green tea steeping. Boil water and walk away for a few minutes, four or five minutes to let the boiling water rest before steeping the tea for a minute or two. I steeped the tea twice and both times the flavour of the tea was just lovely.
No additions, as usual.
Flavors: Pineapple, Toasted Rice
I like it. Pinky red liquor. Hibiscus tart. The strawberry flavour shines through. Maybe a bit of pineapple kick.
I like to have this one handy for the moments that I am in the mood for something just like this.
Not quite sure in which ways it is different from Strawberry Rhubarb Parfait by David’s. Perhaps I’ll need to do a side by side taste test.
Flavors: Hibiscus, Pineapple, Strawberry
Lately, I’ve been drinking a lot of Mighty Leaf’s flavoured black teas in the morning, which are quite assertive and dynamic bold Chinese blacks. Or David’s Buttered Rum, my favourite way to start the day: sweet, buttery, bathed in coconut.
After last night’s disappointment from David’s fall collection, I needed an uplifting change.
And how lovely a change this is.
Artichoke or young green bean green scent and flavour. Light. Tasty. A bit grassy.
Pale yellow green in my clear glass cup.
I do not have a way to measure the temperature of the water, so my approach to steeping green teas, without scorching them, is this: I boil the water and then walk away for a few minutes. Maybe four or five minutes. Then I come back and steep the tea briefly briefly. Two minutes perhaps.
Not an exact science, but it works.
I like this tea a lot. Clean and unmuddied. Several dimensions of taste and depth. Perfect for moments such as these.
Flavors: Artichoke, Grass, Green Beans, Vegetal
Yikes. Today, I passed by a David’s shop and stopped in for a sample. What do you know—-this was the ready-made tea that they were offering and it was delicious! DELICIOUS! So, I can only guess that my comment was based on a batch of heavily-dandilioned tea. I bought another 10 grams to brew and try again. Stay tuned.
It smelled promising. It looked promising. The name sounded hopeful.
I had picked up a few from the fall collection the other day. This was one of them. I only got 11 grams, thinking that would be enough to make a decision on whether I like it or not. I expected 11 grams to be enough for several cups of tea, but no. The cranberries are heavy. After this particular cup which was my first, I may barely be able to make one more, one more weak one.
Nevermind. I don’t think I need more of this.
It’s got a bit of a pastry flavour to it, but then there’s something else going on. Something bitter and not altogether pleasant. Is it the dandelion?
Whatever it is seems to get worse as the tea cools.
Regardless, I won’t miss it when it is gone.
I am not a fan of mint nor am I a fan of chocolate in tea. Usually. But I like this. Thankfully, it appeared in a sample box because if I had been left to my own devices, never in a million years would I have bought or chosen this.Both flavours are present but neither in an in-your-face kind of annoying way. The rooibos gives a nice groundedness to this blend and perhaps takes the edge off the mint: freshness but not that of gum or toothpaste. The chocolate is just a bit of a lingering thing on the palate. It is just an echo of a flavour here, but the rooibos gives it a bit of body, unlike the thinness of many chocolate teas.
I may buy this on its own.
I like it. I like it more than I like the Banana Split tea, also from David’s. The banana flavour in this one is brighter somehow and the coconut brings along a sweetness to it. Like all teas, I drank this one black and unsweetened, sipping from almost hot to almost cold. I think I’d like to have this one handy or at least in my cupboard from time to time.
Flavors: banana, Coconut, Honey
Yes. I just received my order from Mighty Leaf this week and am slowly going through all of my selection. Most of the teas I ordered are black base, so it will take me a long while to get to trying them all.
This tea is divine. I suggest letting the water cool a wee bit after it boils before adding it to the tea to prevent the rooibos bitterness happening. The flavour is deep, earthy, rich, with a good jolt of citrus and something a bit sweet and rose-flavoured. Also, the flavour is nice as it cools. I will be keeping this tea handy.
Flavors: Citrus, Earth, Rose
Excellent. Nice true rich lychee and black tea flavour balance. I do love black teas. Lately, I have been drinking mostly David’s flavoured teas, so I have not had all that much caffeine. And here, wow! I steeped three times. Even the third steeping had a nice, but milder, full flavour. Well done, Mighty Leaf. I think I might want to always have this one on hand. A great way to start the day.
Flavors: Lychee, Rose