3269 Tasting Notes

74

An interesting tea. The dry leaf smells pretty tasty – very nutty and sweet. Steeped up, it’s not as red as I’d have expected given that beet is an ingredient; the flavour is a nutty and a bit sweet, but the tea is quite drying. I noticed after steeping that I should have used slightly cooler water, so that might be my mistake, but it’s not as good as I remember the first cup being. It would probably take well to sweetener and milk, which I may try.

Although I can kind of taste the cacao and nuttiness (not specifically cashew), the beet definitely eludes me. But really, would I actually want a tea that tasted like beet? Probably not.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Apple Pie Oolong by CitizenTea
3269 tasting notes

Received this as a sample in my Citizen Tea order. It’s actually pretty tasty! Nice toasty oolong base with a warm apple flavour (not green apple). I absentmindedly drank both cups of it without noting anything specific down, but I did enjoy it and would definitely pick it up in the future.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

84
drank Apple Pie Oolong by CitizenTea
3269 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Creamy Nut Oolong by CitizenTea
3269 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

88
drank Creamy Nut Oolong by CitizenTea
3269 tasting notes

Picked up a tiny sample of this while shipping was free! It was heavenly, just like the Teaopia version used to be (complete with requiring lots of leaves for best flavour). I’m pretty stoked to have it easily accessible again!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

100

Admittedly, this has perhaps lost a bit of flavour, but it’s still rich and delicious.

Sil

sometimes i hate your notes…mostly cause it’s teas that are long gone lol

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97

Love this one! So fluffy and marshmallowy and toasty.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

97

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

93

I didn’t drink this recently, but just came across the empty bag, and still remember enough to post about it! This was an absolutely delicious tea – sweet, nutty, rich. It was absolutely heavenly. I wish I’d had more, but I did seem to acquire a considerable portion of someone else’s (VariaTEA, I’m thinking it was you? Thanks!) so I had at least 3 cups of this, which were all stellar.

Would love if this tea came back at some point! It’s from the days before I knew about AQ2T, sadly. (Or maybe it was my unofficial online tea purchasing hiatus.)

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I have always been a tea fan (primarily herbals and Japanese greens/oolongs) but in the last year or so, tea has become increasingly more appealing as not only a delicious, calming drink, but as a relatively cheap, healthy reward or treat to give myself when I deserve something. I should clarify that, however; the reward is expanding my tea cupboard, not drinking tea – I place no restrictions on myself in terms of drinking anything from my cupboard as that would defeat my many goals!

My DavidsTea addiction was born in late 2011, despite having spent nearly a year intentionally avoiding their local mall location (but apparently it was just avoiding the inevitable!). I seem to have some desire to try every tea they’ve ever had, so much of my stash is from there, although I’ve recently branched out and ordered from numerous other companies.

I like to try and drink all my teas unaltered, as one of the main reasons I’m drinking tea other than for the flavour is to be healthy and increase my water intake without adding too many calories! I’ve found that the trick in this regard is to be very careful about steeping time, as most teas are quite pleasant to drink straight as long as they haven’t been oversteeped. However, I tend to be forgetful (particularly at work) when I don’t set a timer, resulting in a few horrors (The Earl’s Garden is not so pleasant after, say, 7+ minutes of steeping).

I’m currently trying to figure out which types of teas are my favourites. Herbals are no longer at the top; oolongs have thoroughly taken over that spot, with greens a reasonably close second. My preference is for straight versions of both, but I do love a good flavoured oolong (flavoured greens are really hit or miss for me). Herbals I do love iced/cold-brewed, but I drink few routinely (Mulberry Magic from DavidsTea being a notable exception). I’m learning to like straight black teas thanks to the chocolatey, malty, delicious Laoshan Black from Verdant Tea, and malty, caramelly flavoured blacks work for me, but I’m pretty picky about anything with astringency. Lately I’ve found red rooibos to be rather medicinal, which I dislike, but green rooibos and honeybush blends are tolerable. I haven’t explored pu’erh, mate, or guayasa a great deal (although I have a few options in my cupboard).

I’ve decided to institute a rating system so my ratings will be more consistent. Following the smiley/frowny faces Steepster gives us:

100: This tea is amazing and I will go out of my way to keep it in stock.

85-99: My core collection (or a tea that would be, if I was allowing myself to restock everything!) Teas I get cravings for, and drink often.

75-84: Good but not amazing; I might keep these in stock sparingly depending on current preferences.

67-74: Not bad, I’ll happily finish what I have but probably won’t ever buy it again as there’s likely something rated more highly that I prefer.

51-66: Drinkable and maybe has some aspect that I like, but not really worth picking up again.

34-50: Not for me, but I can see why others might like it. I’ll make it through the cup and maybe experiment with the rest to get rid of it.

0-33: It’s a struggle to get through the cup, if I do at all. I will not willingly consume this one again, and will attempt to get rid of the rest of the tea if I have any left.

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer