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Something about this was a little off too me – the flavour of the mango is so densely packed in there that I couldn’t really taste much of anything else, but the mouthfeel was very lush in a way that was just uncomfortable. It’s hard to describe because it wasn’t oily but it just had a distinct heaviness from the ratio of flavouring used that didn’t feel normal for a green tea.
…I hate the name of this tea. It’s so… awkward.
The tea itself wasn’t the best either – I can appreciate that they were seemingly trying this interesting take on a fruity and nutty profile, but the flavouring used is AGGRESSIVE to say the least. It’s a very harsh and artificial tasting orange combined with an equally strong almond/marzipan note and the result in a mighty cloying and fake taste cup of weird nutty fruit punch. I don’t think I’d be willing to drink this one again.
What makes Turkish Honey different than other honey!? I guess it probably doesn’t matter, this tea didn’t taste anything like honey anyway – but it was really good! The aroma of the teabag (yes, I am the weirdo who smells the teabags) was all sweet almond/amaretto but the steeped tea? Surprisingly complex!
It’s obviously quite sweet, and that’s fair and expected for a nougat flavoured tea. It’s got the the rich sweetness coupled with the strong almond notes and those just go hand in hand, but it’s also a little creamy and a bit bitter like burnt sugar. Everything is in just the right proportions for nothing to feel too heavy handed but all the flavours are crisp and clear, and well defined. I’d actually buy this, if I had any clue how to.
Had this one earlier today and it was surprisingly quite tasty. It’s 100% an orange tea over anything else, and a strongly flavoured/sweeter one at that – but I love the mixture of that kind of dense candied orange with the honey and mineral notes of the rooibos, and there is a denser sort of undertone that could possibly be called figgy.
Not anything exception, but very nice for a bagged tea and a good break in my day.
Oh yeah, hit me with that fake butter flavour! I seriously don’t know why, but I’ve just been craving this style of butter flavouring for weeks now and that craving doesn’t seem like it’s going to let up any time soon. Is this a high quality milk oolong!? Oh hell no, far from it. However, when that creamy buttery hits right it hits right.
A coworker gave me a bunch of individually packaged teabags from a company called “T Bar” – very thoughtful of him, so I’ll try to work my way through the half dozen or so single cup worth over the next week or so. I’m struggling to find any information about them online so really the only info I have is the ingredients list printed on these clear cello packets, not much to go on. I’ll try just about anything at least once though, so the lack of info doesn’t really bug me…
This seems to be a basic flavoured milk oolong with the addition of some artificial raspberry flavouring. I’ve, weirdly, really been craving butter this week so that fake creamy milk/butter note hit the spot in a way that it probably usually wouldn’t. The oolong quality seemed poor – but between the sweet raspberry and creamy milk/butter notes I was a pretty happy camper sipping this tea.
A tea bag/sachet that I acquired at some point over the last few months – probably from the office cafeteria!? I thought it was decent enough; though I did have the transfer the tea into an infuser when I opened the tea bag packaging up because the bag wasn’t sealed down the seam – glad I noticed before steeping the tea though! It’s actually one of the better “plum” flavours I’ve seen recently – more just because it wasn’t insanely tart generic hibiscus/acidified apple nonsense. It was plum-ish – but more just generic stonefruit with floral undertones, paired with a sensible about of cinnamon.
Drinkable – but not AMAZING.
This is a gift from the lovely JacquelineM!
I was really eager to try this tea way back when I first read Jacqueline’s tasting note on it. I never dreamed she was going to send me some of that precious final ounce!
I made this in my eight ounce glass pot. I washed the leaves for about 20 seconds or a shade less, then steeped for two minutes. I set the pot on the tea table as I went to the kitchen to get something, and when I came back there was a light, lovely floral fragrance to greet me! The liquor is pale gold to medium gold. The aroma is lightly creamy/ buttery with a very, very slight nutty note if you really look for it, instead of the really roasty/smokey flavors you find in the darker oolongs. But mostly this is a lovely floral escape!
Thank you so much for sharing this, Jacqueline!
My first steep of this was “Hey, this is a pretty good green-ish oolong, but not anything I haven’t tasted before. Hellllllooooo Orchid?”
My second steep is redolent of the finest vanilla extract. I say extract because there is a particular boozy, intoxicating quality to this flavor. It’s floral, and delightful and downright lavish! I actually stopped what I was doing and said, “Oooh!”
I just have a teeny ounce of this from my birthday gift certificate from this now defunct shop, but I am definitely searching for another orchid oolong to keep in my cupboard, because woah – this is fantastic and so up my alley!
Have you had an Orchid Oolong you’re crazy about? Do tell! I’m in the market!
I’ve been on my break for 3 days so far, and this is the first afternoon that I’ve had the time to sit for a cup of tea! Since it is the afternoon, and I’m home (where the milk and sugar lives!) I wanted to try something froofy, flavored, new to me, and compatible with milk and sugar.
This one stood out since cinnamon and pears sound very hoilday-ish to me! I was excited but scared. Pear flavoring can be so fake, and cinnamon…well, I’m a big fan of Hot Cinnamon Spice, and I can’t imagine any cinnamon tea usurping that one as my favorite. The other scary thing was the tea is very broken/CTC looking. I decided on a 4 minute steep and hoped for the best.
I was rewarded with a nicely spiced, very juicy and natural pear flavor! I wouldn’t call the tea complex, but it’s very drinkable and not bitter. The cinnamon is not hot. Think mulled wine spice, not red hots. I like! Very nice in the afternoon, and extremely nice as a Fall/Winter treat. I’m gravitating less and less toward flavored teas these days, but gosh, it’s comforting as can be to have something sweet, milky, and spiced every now and again!
My coworkers gave me a gift certificate to T bar for my birthday back in July, but I’ve been so busy I haven’t made the walk over to use it! I read that T bar is closing its doors next week in order to solely have an online business, so I thought the time to pick out a few things was NOW.
This was one of my selections. It really does taste like a creamsicle, or orange sherbert, with the addition of a little sugar and a splash of milk. Delightful evening tisane. We slurped up our cups in record time! I’m so glad I tried this one. I originally wanted the caramel rooibos but they were sold out. I am no longer disappointed because this is really nice.
Hmm… so this is probably the least detailed entry I’ve ever created for a new tea on Steepster. I can’t find any info on this tea other than that the store or cafe or restaurant was in California. Maybe MadelineAlyce can help since she provided the lovely sample. :)
So anyways, I gave this tea a try last night but found it lacking in the citrus department. Maybe it’s called citrus mist because the flavor of the citrus is like a mist-insubstantial and impossible to grasp. (That was an awesome simile!) It was an okay green and somehow vaguely floral and fruity but it seemed I might be imagining it. admittedly, I was pretty tired since it was late and I’ve had a bad week of sleep. But I’m pretty sure I’m not a fan. This one doesn’t even have cooking potential. sad. Perhaps I’ll use it to blend with stronger teas.
Served in a teapot with a t-sac
Steep Time: over 2 minutes (I let it sit 2 minutes after it arrived at the table)
Steeped Tea Smell: indistinguishable spice, hints of chocolate
Flavor: black tea, cinnamon
Aftertaste: astringent, a touch bitter
Liquor: translucent dark brown (amber)
The tea was good, and the chocolate croissant was warmed and went very well on that cold night. I wasn’t getting strong notes of chocolate, but it was a nice smooth spiced tea.
Not something I would miss if it were off the menu, but I might pair it with a chocolate croissant again some night.
Prepared in store, paper cup and t-sac
Steeped Tea Smell: Smell apple cinnamon
Flavor: Sweet more cinnamon than apple but mostly black tea
Liquor: Translucent dark brown
Prepared and served in a teapot with a t-sac with a dish for the leaves when steeped enough.
Steeped Tea Smell: lightly floral, very vegetal
Flavor: vegetal, silky
Liquor: translucent brown-green
It started out very weak, and got good and vegetal floral, then I let it steep a little too long and it got bitter.
Too weak for me.
Prepared in store by staff
Tool: Make your own tea bag
Steeped Tea Smell: Vanilla, caramel, sweet black tea
Flavor: Black tea, smooth with no bitterness, but slight astringency. The caramel is a hint as you swallow
Liquor: deep dark brown
I had this tea with my fig and turkey panini for lunch. I wanted a caffeinated punch to keep me going through the afternoon, so I stuck to the black tea section of the menu. I decided to give the caramel a whirl as I found only subtle caramel flavors in teas so far. This was no exception, it was subtlety sweet and caramel. This was an excellent paring with the sweet fig.
The search continues for a bold caramel flavored tea, however if you appreciate subtle or are having something sweet there I recommend this tea.
I visited Tbar on St. Patty’s day (no way was I going to a bar) and ordered a bowl of matcha to drink while I read my 2600 and relaxed a little.
I blame Cofftea for my recent fascination with Matcha. I am not much of a green tea person but she loves it so dearly and describes it so deliciously in her Steepster tealogs I want to love it.
Paid 9.00$ for a bowl of matcha
Smell: Not much, slightly vegetal
Taste: Sweet, smooth, thick, vegetal, creamy
Color: Murky green with green sludge on bottom
After taste: Gritty, vegetal, sweet
It isn’t the same kind of bitter grassy taste I fear in most greens, it is sweet and nice to drink. This also holds true for the matcha I had at Radiance tea house.
So although it is pleasant I don’t love it, and think I may give up on it. It isn’t bad, I just prefer other things, especially at the cost.