53 Tasting Notes
I sometimes think the universe keeps plotting against me.
For 2 days now I have been drinking this tea so I can review it. And for two days life’s insanity has meant I’ve noticed little other than its hot or its cold.
Honestly, I think its ok. Nothing bad with it but at the same time, nothing exceptional either, at least to my tastes.
When its hot, there’s a flavor element there that I can’t really identify.
However, when its cold (which keeps happening more and more often) there is a mild pleasant sweetness to it. I think this might make an excellent iced tea. but for hot, I’d prefer something else.
I need to kick myself. I had decided to take advantage of materialism money greed weekend and stock up on that amazing PTA. And, since the sales were good, I decided to go a head and try a couple of new things. One of the new things was this tea.
Only it wasn’t new. Because I had forgotten to rate it. And so when I checked, I didn’t think I had it. What I get for checking Steepster and not what I actually have. So I have most of an ounce already and another on its way.
So to avoid this kind of error in the future, here’s a review.
At least its a heavily oxidized oolong and its not bad. But when I drink it, I think that I have Golden Snail and PTA in my drawer and I’d rather be drinking one of them.
And to give an example, I arrived at work at 8am this morning and made my first cup.
Its now 4pm and I am not going to finish the cup.
I got a sample of this on my last order.
Its a rainy and cold day. Just got into work and decided to give this one a try. As it was steeping, all I could think was someone had brought french toast into the office. Its not a sweet tasting tea, but the flavor reminds me of a rich pastry without the sweetness.
Its difficult for me to explain, but I really like the aroma and taste of this tea. I hope there is still some left when I’m ready for my next order.
Got this as a sample with my recent order so thought I would give it a try.
Its described on the package a breakfast blend with hints of dark malt and light citrus. Honestly I don’t notice either. However, I also have a cold. While my sense of taste has seemed ok, I’m sure my sense of smell is borked. I could have sworn when I drank this at one point that I kept tasting eucalyptus.
I’ll give it another go once I feel better and I can trust my senses a little better.
Wow, this stuff is rolled tightly. The little balls are so tiny but expand hugely. Start off with just a few small balls in my infuser and after steeping, it comes close to filling half the infuser.
Flavor is good, not bitter or astringent. I still prefer Golden Snail, but this is pretty good as well.
I don’t normally enjoy breakfast teas as they are usually too brisk for my liking. This one, however, has a nice mellow flavor that I have found I enjoy.
I can easily see this becoming a staple, especially since Market Spice is local and a few local tea shops also carry it. Its not my beloved Golden Snail, but its a lot easier to get. :)
I finally got my hands on some more. And yes, the stuff I had before was rancid. This smells of oranges and cinnamon as you would expect. In fact, the entire office now smells of cinnamon and orange.
I’m much happier with this. I can’t say for sure if this will exactly be a staple, but I can easily see me drinking this when I’m in the mood. I bet by fall I will be buying it in quantity as my mood will fit the flavor profile better.
Oh, I should note, I have no clue what the base is. In fact the flavoring totally over power whatever the base might be.
Flavors: Cinnamon, Orange, Orange Zest