286 Tasting Notes
I am sipping the last of this one, and I am sorry that it’s almost gone. When I first purchased this in David’s the sales person said that the longer you brew this one the sweeter it gets. I actually didn’t find that to be the case.
What I did find was that with proper brewing temperature and time this tea was oh so buttery. When I read other people’s reviews on green tea’s being buttery, I never really understood; because I never really got a strong butter flavour. Vegetables, yes, but not butter. Until this tea. This is the first green tea that had a pronounced butter flavour, and I am going to miss that.
Now I have to search for a replacement buttery green tea.
This is a sample I got from Dexter3657 from our first swap – thank you for sending this to me!
This is not my first time trying this tea, but I didn’t log it. I was not very fond of this one the first time around. I don’t know what changed from the last time to this time, but I am enjoying it a lot more. Changing tastes, perhaps.
This is not quite like other oolongs I have tried so far. This one has a light roasted, woody taste to it. I’ve only done 2 steeping so far. The second steeping had more of that wood taste than the first one.
I’m enjoying it, but my preference is for more of a roasted flavour.
I got a sample of this from my first swap with JustJames – thank you for sending this my!
This is pretty darn tasty cold brewed. I don’t have very much experience with passion fruit – I have no idea what it actually tastes like, but this tisane is delicious. I am going to have get some more.
The dry leaf scent is very sweet, but when cold brewed there is a slight sweetness – enough that I don’t feel the need to add sugar. There is also a light tartness to this blend, but not over powering. Just a hint of tartness.
I’ll have to try this one as a cocktail sometime.
This is another long overdue review, and WOW!! I am so sorry that I left this one for soooo long!! This is AWESOME!! and I have Dexter3657 to thank for this one!!
I like pu’erhs, but so far they have all tasted pretty much the same…until this one. This is FREAKING FANTASTIC!! and now I can’t wait to put in an order with Mandala! THANK YOU SO MUCH DEXTER!!!!
Complex, tasty, spicy, smooth. DAMN THIS IS GOOD!! Pu’erh now takes on a whole new meaning and it’s various notes. If I hadn’t tried this, I would have no idea that pu’erh takes on so many different flavour profiles.
I need to sit back and be blown away by this one….YUM!!!
I am now on my second steeping and it still FABULOUS!! Spicy and smooth. Oh pu’erh, I love it!! and can’t wait to try more!
It is about time I finally do a review on this one…it is long overdue. I wanted to get a tasting note in before I leave for a mini vay-cay but since I am on here sporadically, I don’t think it would have been noticed even if I didn’t mention the vacation.
This came my way from my first swap with the wonderful JustJames. I’ve actually had drunk it a few times, but didn’t review it, because I was surprised at the sourness that I was getting from it, and thought I should hold off reviewing it until I steeped and tasted it properly, rather than feeling stressed about getting it logged.
So even though I am stressed about trying to pack everything up, I decided to take a break and steep and taste this as it was meant. Now that I have done that the sourness has disappeared.
The dry leaf smells reminds me of tobacco and earth.
The brewed taste is a little reminiscent of tobacco, but smooth, and no sourness or bitterness. This is actually quite enjoyable when brewed properly. Note to self…do not rush this tea – it doesn’t like that.
My appreciation to JustJames for sending this to me!
This came my from a generous swap with AureliaFish – thank for this awesome tea! There is something about the Yunnan black’s that I really like, and this one is no exception.
It has a rich, full-body quality, with a hint of cocoa and pepper. I forgot to keep an eye on the timing, and may have steeped too long, but I didn’t detect any bitterness. This is really good.
I got this from Dexter3657 – thank you!!
This has much more flavour than the purple oolong that I have. Mine has no flavour. This, on the other hand, has quite a smoky/charcoal taste to it, that got to me after a while, and became a little too much charcoal. I am only on the first steeping, so maybe the second or third won’t be as smoky.
I won’t give a rating right now…waiting for second infusion to see if I will enjoy it better.
Second steep…still pretty charcoal tasting…I think I will have to take Dexter3657’s advise: rinse and shorter infusions. Still not going to rate it.
Dexter3657 sent this my way in an extremely generous swap box…thank you so much!
This is a pleasure to sip. It is a lighter tasting pu’erh than what I have been drinking lately, but definitely delicious. It has a light nutty taste, with just the slightest hint of earthiness. Definitely comforting after a difficult day.
I get to add first note??! I feel stressed just thinking about that!!
Ok, I’ll do it. First, I must thank the ridiculously generous Dexter3657 for sending me this…thank you!!!
The dry leaf is pretty – all chunky fruits and petals and it smells sweet.
It brews up to a light golden colour, and once brewed it is reminiscent of tart flowers. But neither is overbearing. I don’t like tart tea’s usually, but this one is pretty good. The tartness is so light, that it adds to the flavour in a positive way. If the tartness wasn’t present it would be too sweet.I am also getting a hint of pear, which works really well with the tartness.
Dexter3657 was generous with this sample, my next sampling of this will be as cold brew which I think will be fantastic for this particular tea.
The first time I tried this I had it to go as a hot soy latte, just to see what this matcha was about. I recall my first sip and thinking, I am drinking grass clippings, and oddly enough it doesn’t taste terrible! Now every time I go to David’s I have one to go.
On one of my visits I finally purchased some, and am so glad I did. I just wish I knew that a little goes a long way, because I purchased too much. But after reading some notes, I put some of it in the freezer to keep fresh.
I now drink this every morning. I put 1 or 2 teaspoons in my David’s iced tea to go cup with almond milk and ice. Give it a shake and good to go. I wish I had tried matcha a long time ago, and can’t wait to try other matcha’s.