1759 Tasting Notes
Hummm. I really don’t know what to think of this!
It reminds me of a dark fruity oolong, but has aspects of green.
The first steep was the most green. Notes of floral orchid and leafy greens and yet it has a darker profile. Roasted? I’m not very good at picking out the notes. The second steep was more fruity, still floral but not as much. It reminded me of Jasmine (ick! so glad that didn’t last into the third cup). Also, I can see what they mean about “wine”.
The third fruitier again, and heavier on the roasted flavour. Almost no ‘green’ notes to be found.
So yes, that’s right… each cup was darker than the one before!!
Hmmm this was better than the blueberry white, somewhat. It’s a dark tea, reminds me of pu-erh in some ways… in the wildness of the blueberry! like it’s gonna come roarin’ in on a motorcycle :P
I had hoped for a brighter flavour, something more “berry” like, but then I didn’t pay attention to the website descriptor of “wild” blueberry, which really should have tipped me off! Anyhow, it was a fun cup.
Adding milk did nothing for it sadly. The berriness was completely hidden.
I’ve lowered the rating of the white version, now that I have some context!!
Cool! A “bubblegummy” tea that has some character! normally these types don’t do it for me, so I was a little apprehensive to try it.
I have an orange tea in a similar flavour, so I’m guessing if it’s properly paired with a fruity flavour it isn’t so bad.
I mean, I could actually taste the berriness here. Raspberry maybe?
Mind you, I only went for one steep. Somehow I wasn’t in the mood to have more than that.
Next up: having this iced! :P
Interesting. This is very similar to the Formosa Oolong I had from Tea Emporium, only richer. Deeper even, like coffee… Brisk! but also refreshing in it’s fruitiness.
I agree with Azzrian, it’s rather clean and a dark oolong indeed! Big thank you for the sample Azzrian!
(sorry for the short review, again!! I just got home… it’s almost 11!)
The smell of this tea was incredibly offputting, as I cannot stand lavender… but I had this free sample, and felt obliged to atleast give it a shot.
Surprisingly, the first cup wasn’t so bad. The smell was sharp and acrid but the taste was mostly of honey/chamomile. I was halfway sold at that point!
The second cup was the same, followed by a distinct bitterness at the end… so much that I couldn’t bear to finish the cup. I ended up with some nausea as well.
Too many twists in this story :P
Hmmm. So this was good!! great even! I really enjoyed it, though not as much as Sweet Temptation.
It has the same sort of pudding base, but not as creamy or deep. Odd, I figured I’d prefer the chocolate version. (though ST is much more fragrant).
I added some agave and a touch of milk, but the milk really made no difference. Also strange!!
Not that I get much chocolate. A little, but not as much as I had hoped for.
Ahhhh, so as yummy as this is, I’m missing my ST! tomorrow night, I will have a cup to compare…. and am looking forward to it so very much!
Anyhow, BIG thanks to Tsaa for the free sample!!
Oh myyyyy!! Peaches for me! oh yes!!
I’ve been hunting for a great peach tea, heck a great fruit tea for ages now, and I finally found one! Wow. Too bad it was only a to go cup. This place has me coming back for more and more… I am officially in lust with this place!
I love that it’s a family run business, and that they are SO committed to great customer service. Seriously, I cannot sing higher praises.
Now the tea… well it might be a bit too much for some. It reminds me of that peach drink you get at Tim Hortons. Do they still have that? I haven’t looked in years.
Anyhow, it’s a black tea/peach juice hybrid, and the notes are balanced perfectly (for me). With just a few drops of agave, I was in absolute heaven. Heaven I tell ya!
The shop girl tells me that it’s amaaaazing iced, so first chance I get you can bet I’m hitting this place up again sighs
Oh and did I mention it’s decaf? I don’t mind either way, it’s THAT good… but I like that I can drink as much as I want and not get jitters.
This was my morning tea. Quite yummy, I was impressed!! a bit light for my liking but the leaves were dried straight so they fit jaggedly in my teaspoon. I think I have enough left for a second serving… and it will be had in my Gaiwan! Yup yup, most definitely… as I need to discover what hidden secrets lie beneath!
See, the first steep was ok. Vegetal and toasted, with a hint of caramel, or maybe spun sugar. At first I thought I was imagining it, but then it was even stronger in the second steep!! and as I got through my sips, there was a distinct aftertaste of maple/caramel spun sugar. I’ve never had that in a green before! It was amazing.
The third steep had a little less caramel, and more toastiness, but then it was back in the fourth. No time for a fifth…
Either way, I am seriously considering getting a tin of this. One sample will likely not be enough for me. That is IF I can find something besides caramel, I do like my complex teas :)