3 Tasting Notes
I love this stuff. It is all fig, raisin, and honey. It’s not as complex as other black teas I love, but there is something very appealing here. Hard to put my finger on it. It’s a very friendly, approachable tea.
Flavors: Chocolate, Fig, Honey, Malt, Raisins
This is really an oddball oolong. It is more closely related to black (red) tea than oolong, if you ask me. A lot of typical black tea notes here. It is, however, very good—and an unbeatable value, if you buy it direct from Hatvala. I think I will keep it on hand as a pleasant, low stakes tea. It is immently enjoyable, but I won’t feel bad brewing big batches and throwing it in a travel cup or thermos, or forgoing the later steeps.
Flavors: Flowers, Malt, Raisins, Sugar, Sweet Potatoes
A pretty nice tea and certainly an amazing value. Not terribly complex, but remains pleasant through a number of steeps. The roast comes through most powerfully, but there are floral notes trying to assert themselves in there somewhere. They are hard to locate though, and I wonder if other brewing parameters would bring them out.
Flavors: Coffee, Gardenias, Mineral, Toasted Rice