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Review: Green Terrace Teas Eastern Beauty Oolong

Green Terrace Tea  - Easter Beauty

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (just below boiling point)
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

I love the way this tea smells, when it’s dry and as it steeps. It has a wonderful roasty-toasty aroma that reminds me of delicious foods like chocolate and roasted nuts. Eastern Beauty from Green Terrace fits the bill for a traditional oolong in taste, but has its own uniqueness too. There’s enjoyable depth of flavor, dry at the front and ending with an earthy, slightly sweet floral, honey finish. A good oolong tea is great for the cold weather because it has a full body, hearty taste and a warming quality to it – almost like drinking this tea gives you the feeling of warming up by a wood-stove or fireplace.

If you are looking for something to warm up with this winter and you think that “pumpkin spices” things have jumped the shark, give this tasty oolong a try!

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 4 of 5 leaves — this tea requires very little effort.

 

 

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Review: Green Terrace Tea Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

Green Terrace Teas was kind enough to send us tea samples for us to review.* Thank you!

Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.

 

Abby says:

Tea Type: Loose leaf
Temperature: @195 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

At our most recent tea party, Katie, her mother, and I sampled this tea. We all like green tea, but Katie’s mom prefers herbal teas most of the time and Katie and I typically steer more toward strong black teas, though really we love them all!  Our individual preferences made this tea tasting even more interesting. We all had our own perspective and picked up on different things.

I, for example, picked up on the slightly bitter earthiness right away. This tea has a nice vegetal flavor, a light grassy taste to it that I noticed and really enjoyed. For me the lingering taste was asparagus, but no one else got that. Maybe I just really like asparagus! If you like green tea, you will likely like the Bi Luo Chun from Green Terrace teas – we found it both light and flavorful.

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.

 

Katie says:

Tea Type: Loose leaf
Temperature: @195 (below boiling point)
Steeped: 2 minutes
Served: Nothing added

 

Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 3 of 5 leaves — this tea is a bit delicate.

This green tea was very pale but had a nice light green tea flavor. I got a sort of grassy green taste. I could see this being that kind of tea you’d make up in a big batch and just sip (hot or iced) all day long. It’s mild enough to drink a lot of but has just enough flavor to not be boring.
 

*Please note that we are just as critical of free teas a we are of ones we purchase. If we receive a tea we can not rate at least 3 or better we sill simply not review it!

 

Katie’s Mom says: pretty good, more flavor than expected from the color.

Review: Green Terrace Teas Ali Shan Oolong

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Overall Rating:

Taste: 3.75 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make

Abby says:

Temperature: @200 (just below boiling point)
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Ali Shan Oolong from Green Terrace Teas is light with a fresh earthy smell.  Dry, this tea is just so pretty with the full-leaf leaves rolled tiny little pieces.  The flavor is traditional oolong with hints of flowers and a slight sweetness. The light sweetness and flowery touches made this tea fun to drink.

I later resteeped this tea for another 6 minutes. I think it tasted even better that second time around. On third steep (for 7 minutes) the tea still had nice flavor and held up well.

Taste: 4 of 5 leaves – Quite a good cuppa!
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!

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Katie says:

Temperature: @200 (just below boiling point)
Steeped: 5 minutes
Served: Nothing added

Tea parties are awesome. Sometimes Abby and I get together to taste new tea samples. Of the three Green Terrace Oolong teas Ali Shan was by far our favorite. This tea had a jasmine scent. It was light in color and had slightly earthy notes. There is a slight bitterness which made me prefer it with touch of sugar.

What stood out to me the most was how after steeping our tea we looked at the leaves and uncurled FULL leaves! Check it out 🙂

 

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Taste: 3.5 of 5 leaves – A decent tasty tea.
Steepability: 5 of 5 leaves — this tea is easy to make!