525 Tasting Notes
I got a bit of this from TeaEqualsBliss. The moment I saw this tea, I knew it was going to be something strange. There was all this powdery stuff mixed in with the tea. Hmmm… well I was in the mood for something both fruity and spicy so let’s give this crazy looking concoction a try!
I steeped it overnight in the fridge. The moment I poured in the water, all this blueberry powder can right out of the filter. I don’t really mind bits in my tea but why did they powder the blueberries? To get more flavor out of them maybe? hmm I like how they are trying to use real blueberries for flavor rather than flavoring.
I like the balance of spicing here. I this Yogic Chai makes very tasty chais. The white tea here tastes earthy and a bit chocolatey. The blueberries are slightly tart. It’s sort of strange, but not bad. I really prefer 52teas’ Peach Fuzz Chai.
Very tasty! The first thing I noticed was the full rich creaminess and then the vanilla. There’s also something spicy like cinnamon? Not sure. Can say I’m gettIng much pistachio but it may be the cold brewing. And I used too little leaf. I have some os this left so I can try again later! It definitely reminds me of ice cream, which Is just amazing to me. It some how has that rich yolky custard flavor. I also love that this is not a cheap sencha base like so many flavored greens are. It’s all about the quality here!
Thank you Kittenna for sending a sample of this!
I did not suspect that there was hibiscus in this when I started brewing this. Therefore, I was surprised when I opened the fridge and found a pink tea waiting for me.
This is quite nice as a cold brew. The flavor is definitely berries and plum. The hibiscus makes it a little tart, but I’m fine with it as a cold drink. Very nice tea. I think husband would enjoy this. He seems to like hibiscus. :)
Thank you for the sample TeaEqualsBliss!
Ya know, I never liked marzipan until I met my husband. My only experience with marzipan was with those ones shaped like fruit that people give you around Christmas time. It was so mushy and awful. bleh. I avoided marzipan ever since.
In Germany, where my dear husband is from, marzipan is well loved. My husband simply adores the stuff. I didn’t understand why. Then, he took me to Germany with him and bought me a chocolate bar with marzipan in the middle. And then I understood. Mmmm…marzipan. Such a unique and heavenly scent. This tea captures marzipan very well. It also makes me think of cherries. Almonds and cherries are relatives after all. The cold brewed rooibos is soft and well behaved here. Very tasty and relaxing night time tea.
I can imagine that this would make a tasty alcohol free Amaretto Sour with a squeeze of lemon/lime and some simple syrup. Gotta get more of this and try making a pitcher for my next party! :)
Thank you so much for this lovely sample, Azzrian!
I’m extremely sleepy this morning. My husband tricked me into going to a dinner party last night which honestly didn’t last too late into the night. But I got home so buzzed I couldn’t sleep until 1 in the morning. He of course passed out right away.
Had this cold steeped tea to cure me from my zombie-like state. I’m really beginning to enjoy whites a lot more than before. I think cold steeping may extract less caffeine because it doesn’t give me that headache I usually get. As a result, I drink more and relax more.
This particular white is fragrant with fruity coconut. I don’t usually think of coconut as fruity, but sometimes it is. Here, it’s fruity and creamy and very tasty. Love the fuzzy little leaves and pretty splash of color from the flowers. I think I prefer the coconut oolongs but this is definitely a light and soothing treat.
Thank you Azzrian for making my morning less foggy with this yummy tea
So lately, I’ve been making 2 or 3 cold steeps at a time. I lose track of what’s in what cup. I’ve started making a list on my computer to remind myself when I forget. which is all the time. Today, I had two cups to choose from when I got home from work. Since I didn’t remember what I was steeping, my choices were fruity smell green or creamy smelling white. I’m proud of myself for being able to distinguish that much from scent alone. :)
I went with the fruity one. Still having no idea what the heck I was drinking, I started to try and figure out the flavors. I got whats likely a bancha or sencha. Pineapple. Something like orange peel. A floral bitterness and sweetness from the fruit chunk, probably. A hint of strawberry.
Looking at my record, I see that I’m drinking Green Tea Fruit Smoothie from TeaEqualsBliss! And I’m not too far off! I guess the bitterness made me think of orange peel instead of mango. It’s not really terribly bitter, but it does detract from the experience. I should probably cold brew for less time with this one. It’s been about 20 hours since I put this in the fridge.
Anyways, refreshing and much appreciated chilled fruity tea after work. Especially since the water cooler ran out of water at work. So thirsty!
and for those of you who are curious, the creamy white turns out to be Coconut Creme. I’m so awesome. :)
Oh my. So juicy and sweet. It’s all strawberry with a smooth vanilla undercurrent and spicy cinnamon. Very tasty! I don’t know why I thought it would be dull compared to the Neopolitan Honeybush. I don’t know that this tea makes me think of pie, but cinnamon and strawberry are surprisingly excellent together.
This is my first attempt at cold brewing a honeybush. I think I should have probably used more leaf. The funky flavors that I tolerate for the sake of a caffeine free drink is also not present in the cold brew. The liquid is a nice transparent reddish brown instead of the usual dark murky liquor.
Another fabulous honeybush from Frank. Thank you , Kittenna for sharing some of this with me!
In my husband’s words, “Wow, what is this? It’s super tasty!” Best tea reaction yet. I’m finding that I really like 52teas’ bai mu dan. I don’t know where he gets it, but it’s chocolatey and sun dried grass. Good stuff. The currant flavoring is is quite nice. I do love black currant. Too bad the fruit isn’t more prominent here in the U.S. There’s a bit of artificial flavor here, but it’s not too strong.
I cold brewed this overnight. I was visiting my mom yesterday and brought her some oolong. I taught her about cold brewing. She had a cup of leaves going in the fridge when I left. :) I think I’ll call later to see how she liked the cold brewing method. It’s really the best in the summer and so energy efficient. :)
Many thanks to Azzrian for sending a sample! I’ve been wanting to try this one.
Edit: emm…I’m going to have to change my rating. Had this after the tea warmed up a bit. Tastes like ground up vitamins. not tasty. Best as a cold tea.
Hmmm… the flavor is pretty artificial tasting. I cold brewed a glass of this for about 24 hours and the flavor is quite intense, but it tastes unreal. It’s like cheap bubblegum berries. The oolong base is woodsy and refreshing. It balances the syrupy sweetness of the fruit flavor. I’m not sure I know what yuzu tastes like so I can’t comment on that. I think kids might like this. I think the only kid I see regularly is my husband. Let’s see what he thinks of this… :)
Thanks again to TeaEqualsBliss for a sample of this! I just got a box of goodies from her so you’ll be seeing lots of teas from her for a while. Of course, I need to catch up with the gajillion other samples I have. ack!