415 Tasting Notes
2016 Autumn Laoshan Bilochun
Guess who went from having a permanent part time to a permanent full time job within like 3 weeks? This lady right here!!! I start on Jan 3- what a great Christmas Present :)
Anywho, this tea is quite tasty- buttery and vegetal- just like the 2015 variety. Uping my rating a bit- I thought the tea had a tendancy to bitterness but it largely depends if I use a bit too much leaf of not. Lovely tea.
Flavors: Butter, Vegetal
One of the teas from the variety pack.
When it comes to lemon and ginger teas I prefer lemongrass + ginger. This tea however has citric acid in it instead. It gives the taste of real lemon+ a balanced amount of ginger, but unfortunately the acidity gives me heartburn. Nice taste but the remaining bags are going to the husband.
Flavors: Ginger, Lemon
I was down to one “normal” herbal (i.e. ones that aren’t used for lattes, iced teas, sickness, etc) so I ran to safeway to pick up some different varieties. You know, it’s interesting: I helped out at the homeless shelter today for the first time and people were kind, appreciative and jovial. I went to a couple of stores (LCBO, shoppers, etc) and people were angsty. Really makes you think, eh?
Anyways, onto this tea: this is your standard vanilla rooibos, which to me means not enough flavouring and tastes more like rooibos than anything. I’ll use it up well enough but will not repurchase since it does not “wow” me.
GCTTB tea 7/8 that I picked.
Similar to the Evening lights tea I picked, I did not find this tea to have a prominent licorice taste like other reviewers did (and once again, that’s prob due to my shorter steep time). about 2tsp, 200F water, 5 min. I found this had a mint taste, followed by a mix of floral, then maybe a bit of licorice? Altogether it’s alright. I’ll use it up no problem.
Flavors: Floral, Mint
First Saturday off in 6 weeks :). Enjoying this tea and relaxing for a while before tackling the to do list. My 21h/week job starts monday and I therefore know that I’m going to have a lot of time on my hands other days, but I still feel like I should keep my hands busy.
I’ve had this tea 3-4 times now. Always 8oz of 175F water, 3 steeps (about 30 sec, 45 sec, 1 min). Buttery and Vegetal- delish. I find when I overleaf I get a bitter taste so I’ve been cautious. Otherwise a really lovely tea. As mentioned, now that I will have more days off for a while I will be enjoying more of these delicious teas :)
Flavors: Butter, Vegetal
Last tea from Sencha Tea Bar I got on my anniversary weekend. I have to admit, I’m biased against this from the beginning. I’m more of a straight green tea drinker, def not a chai.
Anyways, this tea did pair well with the oatmeal I had. This tea tasted like cinnamon and cloves and other baking spices. It’s alright, but not something I really go for. I’ll use it up for work but once it’s gone I won’t miss it.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Cloves
GCTTB tea 6/8 that I picked.
Always wanted to try This company- glad I got the chance! This tea is pretty good- most prominent taste is floral but there’s a slight vegatel taste at the end of the sip. Very smooth without bitterness. I am more partial to vegetal greens but I will have no prob using this one up.
Sorry, but this tea is not for me. I didn’t know what to expect (I just grabbed this cause it was a green) and was shocked to taste strong smoke. I do not care for smoky teas unfortunately. I gave the rest to the husband but it wasn’t for him either. At least it was just a sample though!