53 Tasting Notes
This was my first oolong, I believe, so I had no idea what to expect.
I enjoyed it! When the leaves unfurled I was surprised at how large they were. I did not need many to make 16 oz, and I resteeped them a second time with great success.
The flavour was deliciously mossy, with an almost peachy taste. Very smooth.
Such a sweet tea… I enjoy it every now and then for that quality. It smells heavenly but doesn’t quite taste as it smells. The flavor is not as full as the aroma. I am just finishing my tin and I probably will not buy it again. But I enjoyed it while I had it.
Two steeps worked fine, but I wouldn’t go beyond that.
This is the first pu-erh I have prepared at home. I tried a green pu-erh when I was in the Silk Road Tea shop in Victoria and really enjoyed it, so I picked up a few pucks to try…
As per directions, I brought the water almost to a boil, and then steeped the puck for about 3 minutes. I did, however, steep it in more than two cups of water as suggested.
The liquer is amber and there is only a faint scent (of green tea).
Hmm… I shouldn’t have a had dark chocolate right before… the flavour is very mild, especially while it’s still quite hot.
It’s kinda like a genmaicha without the roasted rice… but not sencha….Extemely subtle taste. There’s something that is almost waxy, but that might be leftover lip gloss. lol.
No complaints here, except it could be stronger. I’ll have to try sticking to 2 cups of water next time to see if that makes a difference
I had this last weekend at a friend’s home. I have to say I was quite disappointed considering how much I love the Silk Road Dragon Tears. The leaves didn’t appear to be as long and whole as in the Silk Road pearls.
More importantly, though, I didn’t find it very jasmine-y and it was quite bitter. However, I am guessing it was steeped with boiling water, and it was definitely over-steeped. I will refrain from rating it until I try it properly steeped.
Yeah, you don’t want to go with boiling water for a green tea. Try steeping it at around 75-80ºC for 2 or 3 minutes.
Oh I know! :) The tea was made by a friend. I’m pretty sure boiling water was used, but it definitely steeped a long time.
That’s probably it! The hot water just kills it. :( It’s definitely delicious— you should try it again.
I finished off my Echinacea Plus, and wanted to pick up a new box to help shake this cold/flu. They didn’t have the Plus, but they did have this Echinacea Elder.
It’s very good! It is tastier than the Plus, perhaps sweeter, and less overwhelming. We’ll see if it works!
I’ve had this tea a few times since my first try in my hotel room coffee pot. Now, I just throw the pearls (usually 4) in my mug and leave them there. I’ve resteeped up to four times with no loss of flavor, and it never gets bitter, even without removing the leaves.
The leaves are extremely long and narrow. This tea is by far the best Jasmine-scented green I’ve had to date.
I read a DavidsTEA FB post yesterday about chocolate chai and decided to give this a try. Because I am in the office, I heated up my vanilla rice milk in the microwave with about a tablespoon of Cocoa Camino dark hot chocolate. Then I steeped 1 heaping tsp of Tali’s Masala Chai in just boiled water for about 4 minutes.
YUM! I could have went a little easier on the cocoa, but this is by far my best success with this chai tea.
I’m not a huge black tea drinker, but this one just smelled so good I had to pick up a small tin. It smells so sweet and vanilla-y.
It also tastes very sweet, somewhat of vanilla, but also of something almost like strawberries. Very nice and not bitter or strong like some blacks.