335 Tasting Notes
On the bag, it said to use a scale to measure for the tea. But I looked on the website, and it said to use 2 heaping teaspoons per 8oz of water, so I did that. The tea itself is just beautiful with its layers of colors.
It’s an extremely light tea! The instructions of just 2 teaspoons doesn’t seem at all enough. I love elderflower in St. Germain liquor, not sure if I like it in tea. It’s so light though, it’s just background. Next time I brew it, I will add probably double the amount I used this time.
Richly flavored. Nice refreshing blend of lemongrass, honeybush, rooibos, and jamaica flower. Lots of citrus is there. Tart, as jamaica flower is always.
I only have had it iced, I think that’s the only way I would drink it. I am glad I tried it, I am looking forward to trying Rishi’s other rooibos teas. I don’t think I would buy it again since I feel the urge to add sugar. Still, a good tea.
When I stop at TeaG, I always get a tea to go, iced, to try yet another tea. I tried SSD today, and it was tasty. It was sweet, light in strawberry flavor, and had a rhubarb like tartness to it. It has a caramel finish, alittle burnt at the end.
I want to try all their strawberry teas to make a final judgment, but this one is nice.
I brewed it for 2 hours and it taste just like the restaurant now! I used 1 cup of tea, 8 cups of water, 1 T cardamon seeds, 2 star anise, and 3 cloves and a light simmer for 2 hours. Make sure to keep the water level in check, so it doesn’t reduce. You want to remain with 8 cups water. Once it’s done, I used a coffee filter with a strainer and put in a pitcher with a cup of sugar and lime juice (2-4 limes). Stir and serve over ice!
Very good Thai tea! I’ve had other brands, and this one is likable. It’s pumped with food dyes, which all of the real thai teas have. I haven’t had the Por Kawn brand yet, so I don’t know if this is truly the best. But my favorite local Laos restaurant used this brand, and I got addicted to it. I hate it with the condensed milk, I always added fresh lime juice instead.
I always threw in extra star anise, cardamon when I brew it, just taste better that way. Next time I brew it, I will do it the traditional method where you simmer it for 2 hours!
I got this tea to try it out. It was at a local Chinese grocery, and for $2 for 50g, I couldn’t pass up the deal! I have been wanting to try all the teas they got, since it’s a tastings of teas I could afford.
The package says you use boiling water, and can reuse the tea 8-10 times!
Ok, now how it tastes…I am not a fan. First taste made me gag. Second taste confirmed it, and I had to dump it all out. It has an overbearing smoky flavor that didn’t appeal to me. It tasted like rotten spinach. I guess I got what I paid for.
So yummy, spinach like. I think it’s thick, and lush. I, too, did the sample tasting, and it’s a fantastic trip! I recommend anyone to try it! I brewed it from 45 seconds to a 1 minute and didn’t become anymore bitter. Second brew, just as good, not as lush. Again, another winner from Den’s. I think of all the Senchas, this was my favorite. Though I’ve only tried three from the sampler. I am planning on trying them all!