374 Tasting Notes
I received this in my Hoppitea package. I just haven’t logged it yet. I was hesitant at first to try it wondering how Jalapeno and black tea would mix. The dry leaves smell like Jalapeno. In the cup it’s not too hot as I was expecting. It tastes more like green pepper. It’s not bad though, and mixing it with a little Lapsang……yum!
Another tea that I’m trying from my Hoppitea package from Fairyfli. Probably the first tea that I’ve tried that really smells like keylime pie. The aroma is marvelous. I am really liking this tea. The lime tartness is great but not overpowering. The black tea is good too. I can’t really taste coconut here but I can tell that it mellows out the lime. This is very tasty! This might be one I have to add the the cupboard when I go on my next tea spree. :)
This is another tea that I recieved in my Hoppitea basket if you will from Fairyfli. So I love mint. I like gunpowder. I love Pu-Erh. Mix them all together and….meh! I not awesome…it’s not terrible either. The combination just make for a little bit of a muddy flavor. I’m glad I got the chance to try this tea.
This is the first tea I’m trying from my Hoppitea package from Fairyfli and my first sample from David’s Teas. The scent of this tea is awesome! Smell just like you opened up a can of Squirt. Brewing produced a dark purple liquor almost grape Koolaid. First tried it hot. Reminds me a bit of Tazo Passion. Mostly due to the hibiscus and lemongrass. Then I threw it over ice with a little honey. Yum!! I think that might be something I could convince my daughter to drink instead of sugary offerings. I would definitely add this one to the permanent collection.
So I was ecstatic when a friend told me this was reblended. I’ve been wanting to try it for a while now. I’m an avid beer enthusiast. So I had to buy it. It was also the first mail that came to the new place :) So I opened up the package and a very strong aroma comes out of the pouch. However it’s not one of beer. It’s more like wiskey. So brewed it five minutes. Tastes….like whiskey. So it doesn’t really taste like beer to me, but the fact that a tea tastes like whiskey or another alcoholic beverage is brilliant in my opinion. I will continue to enjoy this and maybe combine it with a little Glenlivet.
Still finishing this one from my sweetea package from Ellen. I have this in my station stash. I can not buy more tea until I diminish the stash according to my future bride. So this and a bunch of samples I have are at the radio station. Straight black tea. Has an amber liquor like a good Assam. It’s good malty maybe even a little grainy like a wheat taste to it.
Thank you to Ellen for sending me this. First trying this I must say that I didn’t care for it, and it tasted like clorinated water. However I’m trying it again at the office where we have a filtered hot water dispenser. The leaves themselves smell floral and sweet. This is my first formosa type oolong. First and second cup strong floral flavor like Ti Kuan Yins I have tried. Maybe a little perfumey. Overall not a bad Oolong, but looking at the price for it on the website. I don’t think I would order this one for regular drinking.
I was in Whole foods the other day and they carry this so I thought I would give it a try. This is my first experience with Guayusa. I was a little bit pensive because straight Mate is a taste that I would say is aquired, but I’ll try just about anything once. My first thoughts are a little vegetal like green beans. The mint is very good. I could drink this daily. Of course now I want to educate myself on Guayusa, and try some others. This is great though!
So of course I took advantage of Frank’s mess up special and requested some of the Man Teas. This is my first 52teas purchase. I have never had a CTC Assam. I thought it was cool how small the “pellets” are(I would call them for lack of a better term). So I brewed this after the time change Sunday morning after tearing down a few shows. I love how dark and malty it is. I went cowboy on this with no milk or sweetner. The tea was so small it fell through my strainer. Reminds me a lot of coffee but it was a great start to the morning.