1185 Tasting Notes
Liquid Nutella is the best deccription I can offer. Smells like thick flavored booze or tobacco. And a very smooth black tea base that is INCREDIBLY sweet. Officially one of the best chocolate teas I’ve yet had. I highly recommend. Thank you Sil for giving me the recommendation and coupon!
Now. This is for you guys.
Finally got to try it! Yay! And I got it really fast. I can officially recommend August Uncommon Tea as a company. I’ve never had better customer service. And they included a tea scoop which makes measuring leaves out so much easier.
Onward to the tea. About 2-3 grams in 2-3 ounces. I could have done it Gong Fu with more leaves, but I turned it into western for strength.
Orchid. And toasty. Overall pleasant. More time needed.
Two and a half minutes later.
Chocolate orchid dominant, which is something that is hard to describe. It does taste exactly like that flower. Again, that is a distant reference. Still more toastiness and a little bit of the coconut talked about.
5 minutes second/third steep.
Toasted coconut and mild orchid. On the borders of being similar to an almond joy, but not nearly as sweet or chocolaty.
10 minutes, fourth steep.
Toasted coconut and chocolate orchid.
This tea could actually go on.
Anyway, I agree with Sil and it is a fairly typical roasted oolong that is not quite green and not quite dark. Yet I can say it’s one of the better examples of a roasted oolong. If I had more disposable income, I might get the full 100 grams of this because its so calming and pleasant. Really an everyday tea. As for the petrichor, I can definitely understand the comparison and would drink this on a rainy day, too. Chocolate orchid and toasted coconut are the two best ways to describe this tea really. But I do have teas that are similar to this. It actually tastes exactly the base of Tea Spot’s Coconut Cabana which is by no means a bad thing. I actually appreciate the purity this one has. I can now say I feel a little accomplished after drinking this tea.
Flavors: Coconut, Orchid, Toast
Not bad. Not bad at all. Definitely reminds me of coffee, but smoother. Love sampling from whole food stores. I would not be sure I’d get some myself, but if I was desperately trying to give up coffee, I’d get this on discount. It also might NOT be beneficial because it would accelerate my coffee cravings.
This tea is bizarrely alien. Vanilla and eucalyptus with a berry note rose from the bag. I have to write another paper for work, and I have an emergency. I know that I’m running my stash low. But I need more tea.
I brewed for a little bit and it was the usual white tea color. Near four minutes, the tea turned into a highly translucent aqua green color. The smell was like vanilla and what I’m going call fermenting grain, almost like a beer.
I taste it, and damn. I’ve tasted very few teas like this, and the few I refer to are from Lauren. You can definitely tell this is a white tea with it’s natural creamy and light texture. But the liquor is really sweet. It is practically a candy laced with vanilla and a lighter eucalyptus taste. I ‘m also tasting a bit of grain and something that I want to call blueberry, but isn’t. It’s almost sour. I’m guessing that’s the brandy.
It still smells strong, and I’m brewing it two more times to get more out of it.
I still am sore about Eggnog Poundcake and wanting more of that, but I HIGHLY recommend a try of this just because of how unique it is. I’m really not sure how else to describe this tea, and I don’t know if the berry taste is accurate, but that’s the best way that I can think of describing the other sweet aspect of this. The longer you steep it, the bluer it gets.
Flavors: Berry, Brandy, Candy, Eucalyptus, Grain, Sour, Sweet, Vanilla
I did something kinda naughty. I took the Beautiful Taiwan Misty Mountain and I scented it with vanilla for nine days…the results were actually pretty incredible. The vanilla only made the tea’s natural flavors stronger and creamier. Peaches and cream all over again with a strong yield of six cups western. It resembled a milk oolong and lishan a little bit, but it’s Shanlinxi goodness was only heightened.