41 Tasting Notes
Not bad. I’ve had this for a long time but never finished it off. I believe I over-steeped it today, since I lost track of my timer. What use is a timer without an alarm?
The tea is flavorful (I may have loaded extra tea in there because I like muh chai’s strong) and robust. I think it’s a nice solid chai to have in your cabinet when the urge strikes. But, I will continue looking for other more amazing chais. Of course.
So overall it’s good. Affordable adagio easy drinking tea. Nom.
That’s much better. I got the oolong flavored sample pack from Teavivre. Thankfully it comes with two packets, so you get to do a little trial and error before running out!
Instead of using 212 degree water for 3-5 minutes like the package said (and failed miserably last time) I dropped the temp to a more usual 176 for my oolong, and 4 minutes.
It made this TASTY and smooth. I’m a big fan of milk-flavored things from Japan, so was a bit sad when I didn’t like this at first. The milk can easily taste “sour” to me when this is too hot.
In other news, staying up until 3am playing a video game about a civilization that frequently starves and freezes to death is somehow ironic. (Thanks Banished!) AND causes painful headaches in the morning o_o
Mmm milk tea to soothe my insomniac wounds.
Not feeling this. I followed the directions on my little sample package, and was not impressed. I feel like boiling was just too hot for this tea. It came out tasting bitter and more like spoiled milk.
Going to try again with a lower temperature. The 176 mark has been treating my other oolong’s very well.
I had no idea what Osmanthus would taste like. I’m still not 100% certain. Floral and pretty?
This tea is mellow and soft, easy to drink. Very nice, actually. It’s my day-after-valentines-day-carb-fest tea. lol
Delicious! When I finish the rest of my samples, I’m buying this one.
It was a soft, gentle tea with little wafts of strawberry. Through the day I’d take a sip and get a little smile. Strawberries do that to me. Lovely.
Sad sad day. I was expecting my delivery of samples from Joseph Wesley earlier this week. Despite tracking saying it delivered, it had not! So, this weekend the package finally arrives. With a note INSIDE from USPS saying they’re sorry, my package was lost and or damaged in the mail…. etc. It was obviously repackaged. … blegh.
I was so depressed, you have no idea. I’d been looking forward to trying these teas out since before I ordered them. I got a sample of each variety : I only received 3 samples and 2 labels. The rest, I assume, were “lost” in the mail. Love our US mail!
I email Joe (apparently he answers the emails himself. You can FEEL the heart from this company!) and he’s sending me new samples to replace what was lost. Such a fast response! You can tell they care about every cup of tea their customers have. :D Pretty incredible company. I love the simplistic approach they take to tea. It’s been so much easier getting my boyfriend interested in tea when I approach him with sites like Joseph Wesley. He appreciates the straightforward and simple mentality.
So this is the only tea I received that still had the label attached. So, I’m impatient, and eagerly got myself a cup together. Despite the fact that this tea may or may not have been upended on the floor of some mail-room.
This is almost iconic black tea. Simple, easy to drink. My boyfriend said he would love to drink this instead of black coffee “when you just want some caffeine”.
Personally I love it. It’s an easy-drinking black tea, with an plenty of flavors to dwell on. My favorite part is the sort of after-taste it leaves on the tongue after a sip. Herbal, slightly tangy, really fun actually. What’s more to say? Classic black tea. :)
Thank you for the nice comments. I really appreciated your understanding with the mail fiasco. The new package was put in the mail today and I am keeping my fingers crossed that the box arrives the way it was intended to arrive; with great craft and care. I hope that you enjoy the other teas as much, if not more, as you enjoyed the #3. Cheers, Joe
Delicious. Exactly as advertised.
This is a really enjoyable, easy to drink tea. It fits the bill for when you’re craving a creamy, soft, satisfying but yet light tea. My boyfriend, who hates coconut, even enjoyed this. It has the great qualities of coconut without coming across like a pina colada. Very enjoyable.
Accidentally oversteeped my cup though. :D
Flavors: Coconut, Vanilla