1148 Tasting Notes
Okay, I’m getting cravings for this one. And it made my morning. I’ve been through some Jasmines lately, and none have quite tasted like this one. You don’t get a pistachio nut note often, and because of that alone I’m raising the rating. I’m tempted to get this one…and so many other teas.
This is $20 bucks at 150 grams. Not bad. At the same time. I’m tempted to try Tea Ave eventually. Are there any teas you’d highly recommend from them?
Sipin’ this down and loving it. Rose and cardamom are my some of my favorite flavor. I’m getting all of the best of it using a teaspoon and a half in my 16 ounce urban tea tumbler. I just let it steep away, then I am rewarded with a delightful aroma and taste. I’m not sure this is just a credit to the tea; my tumbler has actually made a difference in many of the teas I have.
I’m pretty sure this is a Huang Jin Gui. Vegetal,nutty, buttery, floral, and VERY green. It kinda reminds me of an everyday green tea, which kinda disappoints me. However, it also reminds me of a Yan Cha, maybe a Shui Xian or a Dan Cong, but greener. I can say it is a solid tea, just one that I wish that I chose carefully. More for an everyday drinking if you can’t reach a decent standard green tea.
Flavors: Butter, Floral, Green, Nuts, Vegetal
This was actually not too expensive and figured for a cheaper everyday oolong. I wanted to try a Magnolia Oolong anyway, which some may have suggested to go by Tea Ave first.
But Magnolias grow in Hawaii. And I wish they used plumeria to scent it. If only…
Anyway, this is a solid floral oolong that holds up well western and grandpa. Very sweet, and creamy, but could be creamier and fresher. Personally, I think Magnolia is a floral tea you should try once. I’m not sure if I would recommend this though. Don’t know why.
For comparison, I actually prefer Jasmine Oolong over the Magnolia. Oh well. I feel like I got a decent money’s worth…just too much.
Flavors: Creamy, Flowers, Sweet, Tropical
Childhood memories didn’t stand up too well. The dry leaf smell is amazing, but the ceylon is way to strong. Passionfruit is the strongest nectar you get, but everything else is overpowered by the black tea. It absolutely NEEDS cream and sugar to taste the other flavors and sway off the ceylon.
The lesson of this tea is that Nostalgia can be deceiving. I wanted to see how veered my perception was anyway. This is an amazing flavor combo and one of the best dessert teas that I’ve had with cream and sugar, but that’s not ideal for health nut me.
I need to officially avoid Ceylon. Maybe I can get a better taste with less leaves.
Flavors: Astringent, Bitter, Malt, Passion Fruits, Tropical
Okay, a sample that is better than the bulk tea…again.
The taste is strongly citrus and very sweet. In fact, orange is a flavor. It’s somewhat creamy, but a more floral creamy followed by an occasional, subdued grassiness. It’s closer to the oolong side to me than a black tea. Orange and orange blossom really are the best way to describe this.
I could not see myself purchasing it, but I do wish I had more of it instead of the Choco-Muscat Chai. I’d recommend it to try. Really more of an orange lover’s tea.
Flavors: Citrus, Floral, Orange, Orange Blossom
A made it stronger today, and it was a little bit too astringent…though I followed the instructions. Strawberry and the base comes in nicely, and the black tea is a bit on the muscatel side. The cocoa is strong but muddying in the background. It got more astringent as I steeped it and I think that it could be sweeter. Maybe a hint more vanilla might help, or a dash of sugar with a splash of cream would too. Honey would over power it.
I can officially say that Teabox’s pure teas are better than most of their blends. Mountain Rose and the Tulsi Ginger Chai are my top favorite blends, but not ones that I would get again and again. This one, along with the Choc- Muscat Chai and Indian Marigold are too subtle with their flavorings but too astringent with their tea base.