309 Tasting Notes
This is a nice toasted oolong; the kind i mean when I say “Chinese Restaurant Tea”. It is mellow and has some notes of plum when sipping. There is a bit of an aftertaste that is reminiscent of green apple tartness. I think i either need to steep it longer or add more tea. It was a little weaker than I like based on instructions on Tao of Tea site.
I bought this a couple of years ago while I was at a conference in San Fran. I don’t know why, but it has remained in my tea drawer unopened for a couple of years. I finally gave it a try and it is really nice (the age didn’t seem to hurt it).
It is a very light tea since it is a white tea. The coconut is really pronounced and yummy. The cardamom is not very noticable to me but provides a little depth. The tea almost has a green tea flavor to it, like it is a little grassy. That might be from the coconut.
It’s really nice and I’ll finish the tin. Not sure I need to order it again though.
Flavors: Coconut, Grass
Well, I did it again. I started steeping this tea and then my co-worker distracted me into searching the web for a dog she could adopt and then I realized it had been steeping for at least 5 mins. So, the good news is that this tea can be completely abused and still taste ok. I’m still not finding much interesting about it but it is drinkable.
Well, I started steeping this one and started writing some code and then thought “Oh shit. How long has that been steeping!?!”. So, I might have completely screwed this one and will review again next time I drink it.
With my possible oversteeping of this I am kind of “meh” about it. It doesn’t have much complexity and has a little bitterness. But it’s not bad.
I don’t know how long I steeped this because the timer on the microwave just didn’t. I had set it for 3 mins. I think I was somewhere between 2.5 and 3 mins when I realized my timer was off.
It brewed up super dark but was actually very mellow. It’s a very nice everyday kind of black tea which is exactly what I wanted. It’s not too bold. It’s not too earthy.
This tea is really great. It reminds me of Dawn but mellower. It’s got a nice malty caramel like flavor with very little bitterness. When I opened the package, I was surprised and pleased by the long wiry greenish-gold tea leaves. I was not at all disappointed when it was brewed. Thanks much TeaVivre for sending me this sample. It’s a keeper!
I said I wasn’t going to buy more of this, and yet I did. Must be good, eh. This tea is tart and yummy. Tastes like a strawberry cobbler (ahem..after you add a fair amount of agave nectar to it). Now, this tea, while it has rosehips, does not taste like roses… thank god. This tea is a nice evening treat.
This tea is a sample provided by Teavivre for review. It seems to be of very high quality. When I opened the package it had that floral sweetness that I love in an oolong. But, when brewed it is more of the vegetal spinachy variety. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but not my cup of tea.. heh. If you like the more vegetal variety of oolong, then you will love this tea. Giving it high marks for the quality and for the fact that it tastes really good for a Dong Ding.