324 Tasting Notes
My first ever sipping of a yellow tea.
I really love the smell. It’s distinctly nutty, but also has some roasted grain character, not unlike Genmaicha. Plus traces of wood, earth, maybe even some flowers. It’s deep, complex and very intriguing.
And the taste is equally exquisite. Slight maltiness, almost no astringency, creamy and thickish texture. And this distinct but not overwhelming hazelnut character. I’m very surprised there are so many layers in here, so much richness.
Up until now I was sure that oolong is the ultimate tea type for me. Now I’m not so sure anymore and I definitely need to further explore the Yellow Realm.
Flavors: Cream, Hazelnut, Nuts, Roasted
It looks really adorable in dry form, with nice oolong swirls and pretty sweet half-moons containing sugar and melon flavouring. Smells only slightly with melon.
After brewing the aroma is still not very strong, equally oolong-y and fruity.
The taste is slightly sweet, slightly fruity, with base oolong not overshadowed by additives. Really decent flavoured tea but not very efficient.
Flavors: Fruity, Melon, Sweet
The aroma is surprisingly weak. It is supposed to be predominantly smoky, but the earthy tones are more evident and the smoke lingers in the background.
The taste is definitely malty, full-bodied, solid, with smokiness being a spice, not a basic component. Plus very slight spicy undertones in the background. Minimal sweetness, only a trace of astringency.
Really solid, characterful tea. Could use a bit more smokiness but yeah, I’m a smokehead.
Flavors: Earth, Malt, Smoke, Spicy
It has been a long time since my last visit here on Steepster but I see that everything stays exactly the same. Too bad.
Anyway, I bought a cheap autumn warmer. The aroma is mainly apple with spices, only a bit of pear in the background and not too much cinnamon, despite of what the label says. The overall aroma seems artificial, oxidated and not very encouraging.
And the taste is way too acidic. The citric acid dominates, covering the fruit and spices character.
Yeah, no surprises here. Cheap mediocre tea.
Flavors: Apple, Cardboard, Fruity, Sour, Spices
Last tea from my Teekanne fruit variety box.
Distinct elderflower aroma with a bit of orange.
Very rich, complex taste, with apple in the front, elderflower more in the back and citrus peels complimenting the mix, with no sourness and only a bit of sweetness. Really decent fruit blend.
Flavors: Apple, Citrus, Elderflower, Orange
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Really yummy aroma of orange juice, a bit of essential oils from the peels and rich orange jam background. Everything seems fairly natural.
And the taste is also great. It has some very strong orange juice and orange jam qualities, distinctly sour, slightly tart, almost not sweet.
I like it. A lot. Nice to see something like that from a big company.
Flavors: Citrus, Jam, Orange, Pleasantly Sour, Tart
Fruit pie aroma. Strong, warming, sweet, natural, tempting.
Slightly sour and tart in taste, fortunately only barely sweet, fruity and natural. I like this one. It’s balanced and rich for a cheap bagged tea brand.
Flavors: Cake, Fruity, Pleasantly Sour, Sour, Tart