31 Tasting Notes
I thought it was okay. Pretty average but nondescript tea. It tasted like oolong tea, but there wasn’t much more to discern. I like oolongs on the greener side, but this lacked the brightness that others I’ve tried have exhibited. Had it with food and it was fine for that, but not a particularly interesting tea on its own.
As a general rule I avoid teas that end up red or purple in color. I’ve tried a few and never had one I really like. Although I should know better I got another one and to my surprise it was pretty decent. Sweetish and fruity but not cloyingly so. I probably won’t get it again but I’m willing to finish what I’ve got.
I dislike the way this tea smells – it’s kind of earthy and musty. Admittedly, it tastes better than it smells, but that’s mostly because the flavor is so nondescript. It’s clear I’m drinking something warm and flavored, but it’s hard to say exactly what it is – or even if it tastes like tea. There’s a hint of something sweet at the finish, but not much else. Not a good tea.
Very nice aroma and minty flavor. I don’t know that I detect any of the other spices distinctly, but it’s not just straight mint so there must be something else lurking there. It’s nice, used to be a favorite. One trouble is it must be drunk quite hot to taste good. My mug has gotten a bit toward lukewarm and it’s much less pleasant.