Reviews of Teas & Herbal Teas from Shandong, China
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Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China87 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Apr. 25th, 2016
I love when I find a tea that is unique and different, and this one certainly fits that description. My first impression is that of burnt sugar/caramel. The liquor is a beautiful light golden brown color. The aroma is like a huge wave of burnt caramel and chocolate hitting all of your senses. The taste is a more balanc...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China93 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 10/10
Jan. 14th, 2015
Throughout numerous steepings, this tea’s flavors shifted in a harmony of dark, earthy sweetness, and baked notes, cereal, and sweet potato. On the first steeping (10s), it had a robust richness: dark chocolate, cooked ripe fruits, malt syrup. The liquor had the kind of silky mouth-feel I have only experienced with c...Read Full Review
Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China90 / 100 Aroma: 10/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 9/10
Dec. 20th, 2014
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I am obviously falling in love with malty, chocolatey black teas. I can definitely see why this one is so popular! The dried leaves are small and curly, and smell like chocolate and bread. The chocolate aroma intensifies once the water hits it. Usually I set a timer and walk away to do something else while my tea i...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China70 / 100 Aroma: 7/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 4/5 Overall: 6/10
Jun. 19th, 2014
Method: 1.5 tsp in 8 oz at 205 degrees for 4 min, French PressRead Full Review
My boyfriend made this as our breakfast tea while I was getting ready for work. There are no instructions on the bag, but I think he did pretty well, considering.
I'm basing my review on his method, but I will try this again using the instructions...
Style: Green Tea – Region: Shandong, China60 / 100 Aroma: 5/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 6/10
May. 11th, 2014
Very light and delicate flavor. A bit nutty. Doesn't take to many steepings but good earthy flavor.Read Full Review
Style: Flavored Green Tea – Region: Shandong, China77 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 8/10
Mar. 19th, 2014
The blend of herbs is a blend of savory and faintly sweet with sharp notes of mint. The mint and basil are the most prominent notes with a finish of coriander and fennel.Read Full Review
The taste of this tea is pleasantly savory, blending strong herbaceous notes with cooked spinach. The herb bread analogy from earlier is holding ...
Style: Genmaicha – Region: Shandong, China80 / 100 Aroma: 8/10 Flavor: 4/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 9/10
Jan. 13th, 2014
The aroma is a lovely blend of nuttiness, vegetal and sweet. The brewed leaves have a toasted quality along with a blend of green beans and a hint of citrus. All the scents are subtle and balanced. Read Full Review
The taste is quite different from the traditional Japanese Genmaicha, more vegetal and herbaceous rather than grassy. ...
Style: Black Tea – Region: Shandong, China87 / 100 Aroma: 9/10 Flavor: 5/5 Value: 3/5 Overall: 9/10
Aug. 11th, 2013
An unusual artisan tea, smooth, creamy and flavorful. The aroma is out of this world, and you will be amazed that all the flavor comes only from the tea itself, and the careful way it was manipulated during the oxidizing and drying process. Best brewed Chinese Gong Fu style, and yet still amazing when just brewed in a ...Read Full Review
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