421 Tasting Notes
I included this in my order with Teavivre after trying a few of the samples they sent (I still have a few more to try/review). I’m always looking for a good herbal…this could be a contender. There are nice big fruit pieces in the bag. (Their packaging is awesome – love that they double package their teas.) This tea smelled amazing when I opened the inside pouch. It smelled equally awesome as I let it steep too. I can really taste the black currants (a new favorite). This is very relaxing and I suspect would be awesome iced too. Shame its getting really chilly here or I would be tempted to try it.
Holy buttery goodness! When I opened the sample package I was hit with a yummy buttery smell and I was in love. Oolongs are quickly becoming a favorite tea of mine. I was once scared of them, but thankfully I’ve moved on to embrace them. Anyway…this one is very yummy. The leaves opened up beautifully as they steeped they look so pretty in the travel tumbler. As to the taste of the tea, so rich and creamy! I’m really in love now. I also enjoy DavidsTea’s Milk Oolong, but I think I like this just a tiny bit more. It is just so smooth and not a hint of veggie to it which I don’t mind, I also don’t miss it either. This might need to be in the tea pantry at all times.
I didn’t get any minty flavor on the first steep. It had a lovely veggie flavor to it that I really enjoyed. I shared it with my breakfast buddy to wash the Lipton away. Friend loved it…I love converting people to good tea. I’m enjoying a second steeping now and the minty flavor is coming out to play, making this very refreshing! I might try this iced if I can get a third steep out of it that is.
It has been an oolong kind of day for me. I was glad I left this one at the shop last week. Considering I forgot the Milk Oolong I picked up from thepuriteas…ooopsie. Anyway, this one has a very buttery, creamy taste to it that I really love. It is so smooth and well smooth. I love it, but it will be interesting to see how it stacks up against thepuritea’s milk oolong.
After reading LiberTEAS review I knew this had to be on my next Teas, Etc order. I’m so glad I did. The dry leaves, figs, etc smelled super sweet when I opened the package, so I was a little worried it would be too sweet. I was so wrong! The mix was just right! I am enjoying a dark, rich flavored oolong. The fig is there loud and clear, the cornflower and poppy add a nice sweetness so no additional sweetener was needed which was nice too. i usually prefer my oolongs straight, but this is a nice change from the usual.
My tea arrived from thepuriTea yesterday, but I wasn’t able to try any until today! It smelled so good when I opened the packaging, very nutty! I used my new travel tumbler from thepuriTeas to make this tea too. I loved watching the leaves open up and the water turn to a really nice russet color. I was also happy to get the great toasty flavor when drinking this too. I only got the sample package size this time around, but it may have to go on my tea want list very soon!
My sample came today. So naturally I had to try it out. I wasn’t impressed with the packaging only because I had to find something to keep it in. I wish they had a zip locked sample bag. But that was a small problem. On to the tea. When I opened the package it smelled very sweet which I loved. I loved seeing huge fruit pieces and even a whole star anise in my sample! Seeing what you are about to steep is always awesome in my book – sometimes you just can’t tell.
The taste is an interesting mix of tart and sweet that works for this tea. I also get some vanilla undertones on the finish. This adds an interesting mix to the flavor, but not a bad one at all. My husband thought it smelled like a really sweet bubble gum flavor and I can taste a hint of that. But like I said, not bad. I think this would be neat to try iced with a splash of ginger ale. I could be horribly wrong, but I’m going to try it anyway!
Thanks to Jenn for sending this to me as a part of a super sweet get well tea package! I’m still trying to find an earl grey I like and this might be it…even if it isn’t really an earl grey. All the flavors play really nice with one another. The citrus isn’t overpowering at all. In fact I don’t notice it until the end. I might have to order some of this…this is not a good sign for my wallet Jenn. ;)