71 Tasting Notes
Ahhh…back to my favorite types of tea. I was a little out of my comfort zone trying the Japanese /Brown Rice tea….and another white tea. Here I am back to my very favorite type of tea. BLACK! This was yummy. Malt and notes of pear, and something faintly sweet. I first made it according to the direction with 2 tsp per cup. I found that way too much and made the tea too strong and astringent to where it over powered the flavor. Using just one teaspoon the tea was delicious. And never went bitter. I love my black tea as a latte…..but I found this was better without adding milk.
It’s a great one!
may 2019 2nd flush
Flavors: Malt, Pear
I almost forgot to review this tea. I found the packaging in my tea review pile and figured I would get it out the way. This is so similar to the strawberry one I reviewed a while ago. Except not so much strawberry flavor and no hint of cranberry .It’s really good…but only cold! Don’t drink this hot! I need to pick up a another couple of bags to mix with the Hibiscus Tea we have. Anyway…love it! And high recommend. I will prolly switch between buying the two fruity teas. I get mine in the DM the town over from me.
Flavors: Apple, Fruity, Strawberry
I was really excited about trying this…as I am about most teas. I love trying new things! But even though I’m happy to have tried this…I didn’t like it. At all! It’s just to too ricey and just does not have a pleasant taste to me. Every time I tried it I couldn’t help but think it would be amazing to drink with Sesame chicken. I guess that’s what the flavor reminds me of. Coincidently after drinking it most of this week I’ll be making Sesame Chicken for dinner. Go figure! Anyway…not for me and I don’t think I’ll ever be buying it again.
You get a couple of resters…but it doesn’t rested quite as much as other teas I have tried. Quality of the green tea doesn’t really matter since you are just mixing it with the rice stuff…that being said I don’t think it was high quality and I’m not mad at that. Why waste the good stuff to mix with rice…
Flavors: Popcorn, Rice
Am I really the first reviewer of this Tea? Say what? Anyway, from the sampler I had a couple years ago I thought white Tea was going to be one of my favorites. I was amazed b the fruitiness of the other Tea and expected the same in this one. However this one is blah for me. It happens. I drank it up but wouldn’t repurchase. Still love what-Cha. Just not enough to reorder this particular tea
Earl grey is one of my favorite flavors which is why when I saw this on the website it was a must. I like mine as a latte. Smelled super good and makes a decent cup but not really my favorite earl grey. There’s an Earl Grey I can get cheaper and I think it’s tastes better so I’ll prolly stick with that one. This was nice to try but I think I’ll order more special teas from Whatcha instead of a flavor that’s so widely available. Still glad I ordered because had I not I would have been very curious the whole time about it. I guess the main problem is that it doesn’t stand up to milk and sugar, the bergamot smells amazing but seemed to not be as strong as I would like.
I’m a Tea beginner. Brewed it Gong Fu… my very first time. I was surprised it smelled so Rice like. Anyway… as a begginger… I picked up notes of jasmine and rice. It smelled a lot like Green Tea and kind of tasted like a lot of the greens I’ve tried. Also got quite a few vegetal notes… spinach sort of flavor. It was a very interesting Tea to experience and I’m glad I got it as a sample. It’s a great company to order from and the hand written notes are great. I’ve got a couple more to try out. Tried to get a Nice variety.
I don’t really know much about the show that inspired the Tea. I also didn’t have high expectations, I found most Tea from this company to fall short. I was also afraid it would taste average like the other green tea I tried from this company. I was pleasantly surprised. I actually liked it. Some sweepings were vegetal, other were pleasantly fruit and nice. Nicest when cold. Also….carrots? Totally new tea ingredient for me but I think I like it. I don’t know that I would go out my way to reorder or highly reccomend…buts it’s ok.
Flavors: Fruity, Vegetal
This is by far the most interesting tea I received in the bundle. It’s a blue tea due to the blue sweet pea flowers, something I have never heard of but was fascinated to learn more about. It really is blue and if you add lemon it will turn purple, which was quite fun to see. It smells overwhelmingly minty when I first opened the bag. It’s easy to drink unsweetened and it mostly tasted like fennel and mint. Which is actually not a bad taste. Its not my favorite but I didn’t mind it. I’ve had fennel teas before and found them disgusting because of the sweetener added to the tea, this doesn’t have that. I didn’t notice any candy pieces in it as the ingredient says.
Also..you get about one good re-steep and it doesn’t take a lot of tea to make a fairly strong cup.
Flavors: Fennel, Spearmint