212 Tasting Notes
The leaves are cute little twists. They remind me of little ringlets. My mother used to “finger” curl my hair when I was little, so I’ve seen pictures of me with ringlets all over my head. Perhaps I should call her up and ask her if she would like finger curl my hair now. ;)
So on to the tea, I thought this was very smooth and quite enjoyable. I had four solid gringo steepings. For the most part, I thought each steeping was a little sweeter, more refined but retaining the same flavors of dark chocolate, caramel, grain and malt. This also has a very interesting mouth feel to it. It’s heavy and full, much like real whipped cream.
This is an excellent tea and I’m glad we ventured out to buy from Verdant.
This is a sample from Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie, thanks!
I definitely get the cardamom, coriander and holy basil. I think the mint is more subtle than the above. The green reminds me of veggies. I’m not sure I’m that fond of this combination. It just doesn’t sweep me off of my feet. I would say I think it is a quality tea. Thanks for sending me a sample Anny Oxidant & the Tea Bullie!
This was a sample from one of the DAVIDsTEA orders we had. I thought I’d try it out despite Dylan’s dislike of mango. The last mango tea we had tasted more like pear, so it didn’t quite hit the mango hate button.
This does hit the mango hate button. It is very mango, mango, mango. Wait, let me say it again, MANGO! I like the chili follow up but I feel like I want more pepper less mango. The chili hits me in the throat and I want it to go, “Pow! I’m here!” on my tongue. I know there is green tea in here some where but I couldn’t say a thing about it.
This is my other oolong for today. I still think so far I really like the big red robe out of all the darker oolongs I’ve tried so far.
This has a dry, roasted quality with fruity notes. I’m having a hard time guessing which fruit but I’d say white grapes. Sweet with out the tang and such of berries or citrus. This is really quite a good cup.
This was another sample I specifically requested from miss Azzrian. Thanks again for the swap.
I like the darker notes of roasted oolong here. I think dark oolongs are my favorite, so far. So I tend to think of tea as vegetal when it’s not flavored because I feel like I get a bit of “plant” taste. I feel like it’s happened right after a heavy rain. You know the way the yard smells after it’s just poured down and the sun pops out. Every thing is clean and perky, that is what I get with this.
We got this in the grab back too. I’m sure I reviewed before because we had a tea off with this against the market spice when Azzrian sent us a sample. This one won out for a little more complex, deeper flavor. I’ll take the time to thank Azzrian again, thanks!
This is smooth and a bit malty. If I didn’t know better I’d say I’d accidentally dropped butterscotch chips into the market spice stuff. I like the base better on this one as well. It just seems a little more bold, not quite as hidden behind the flavoring.
I was particularly interested in this because I’m a total chocolate hound. I’m quite picky about my chocolate and generally only like dark chocolate. Frank does chocolate that suits me well.
I really like the new base. It feels smoother and bit more refined, maybe silky is a better descriptor. I love, love, love the level of chocolate in here. It’s not fake like say tootsie roll chocolate either. This is one awesome tea, now if it could only make it to the permanent collection. ;)
This is a tea we got from the grab bag. I was pretty impressed with the what was chosen for us. There wasn’t one that I was disinterested in.
This is pancakes with a bit of butter and maple syrup. I was really surprised at how close it actually is. I think I could have a granola bar in the morning for breakfast and fool myself with this. Any who I’m pleased with this one. :D