24 Tasting Notes
I got this tea as a birthday present. The smell is soooooo lovely, but the taste….I can’t say I’ll be buying it after I finish the pouch I have now. Not that it’s not good, no! Oh I love the tart and the flowery cherryness of it all….but it’s just not that special. It’s mostly disappointing that I can’t taste the white tea in it at all :‘c
All in all, it’s a cute tea that smells good and has a pretty colour.
It works for a second infusion hot.
OH! And it tastes waaaay better iced.
The first loosed leaf tea I ever bought. Recommended to me by the fact that if I like the green tea they serve as complimentary drinks at Japanese restaurants then I’ll probably like this. I do c: Sweet and nutty, I like to drink this when I’m eating something like sushi or okonomiyaki.
This was the first tea I ever purchased at DavidsTea. It was very strange to me because I had never had nuts in my tea before…..but it works c: And the smell is divine!! So yummy, it makes me hungry for baked goods. The taste – I feel is more apple like than the nuttyness that it claims to be, but that’s okay. It’s like apple crumble! Sweetener is definitely not needed here. I don’t taste the beetroot like the other reviewers do….I like it being in there for the vibrant colour. And it goes any even cuter shade when you add milk! Anyways, I really love this tarty, fruity, nutty tea :D
Fantastic hot or iced!!
So normally mint teas are just not my thing….but today I walked into my favourite DT location for my usual $1 tea-to-go and saw they had this new guy. One whiff and I was sold. The smell is very fresh and vibrant. But since I knew that the mint might turn me off I settled for the pre-packaged 35g pouch. Once at home I whipped up some okonomiyaki and steeped some of this tea.
Oolongs have always been my favourite to watch steep. The leaves do remind me of little dragons awakening! The colour; it’s gorgeous! The peppermint really makes it this fantastic yellow green. The smell of the lemongrass is divine. And now, time to taste! I haven’t had too many lemon teas or mint for that matter, so my palate is not too great….but for a person who doesn’t like mint teas, well…..this one changed me c:
It’s a lovely smooth blend of lemon and peppermint that really balance each other. But I can still taste the oolong, and it’s buttery awesome too ^^ The lemon oil is also sweet enough that you don’t need to add sweetener. I smelt the hot leaves after I poured and the fragrance gave me a calm mind. Like most oolongs it works very well for more infusions. I added some agave to my second and third steepings though.
I give this tea a thumbs up. The only thing I regret is not getting a tin instead.
PS: I think “Golden Dragon” would be way more a bad-ass name for this tea :D