If you are a tea lover like myself you will enjoy this perfect blend of oolong tea. It has a wonderful taste and aroma! I love to brew it in the morning to kickstart my day! BEST part is that you can brew it more than once so it's worth the purchase!
Amazing milky taste and buttery smell!
I love the Royal Grade Matcha. It is amazing and I fully recommend spending the extra money for this grade especially if you plan are drinking it with nothing added. Its super smooth with no bitterness, so long you prepare it right. Check out the stores youtube channel if you want matcha making tips/instructions.
The best matcha I’ve ever had
I have never been a matcha fan until I tried the Royal Grade. So smooth and delicious. Worth it if you wanna want a special treat.
I drink this hot and whisked in the morning or chill it with milk and a bit of sugar. Smooth and mellow. Gives good energy without that drop off the caffeine cliff
Lovely smell. Tasty delicate flavor
The tea leaves are amazing here and there is so much variety, you'll be exploring different options! Customer service is amazing at the store and you'll always be leaving with a smile and definitely some spectacular tea!
Will purchase more soon, love this tea.
She loved it and says it’s yummy.
Love this stuff!
We ordered a sample 1oz bag of this Imperial Matcha. We’ve been using it to make matcha ice cream and it’s delicious! 😋 Just ordered a 4 oz coz it’s that good! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
Love this matcha rich green color a little goes a long way!
you cant go wrong with the matcha selection that tea and wisk has, its simply the best and only true tea shop.
this is coming from a a former employee of multiple tea shops in town of over 6 years.
Delicious, delicate, and smooth
This Oolong was definitely worth the purchase and I would definitely buy it again.
Personally I enjoy a more robust and stronger flavor tea. However not all of my friends or guest enjoy such strong teas. This one is a nice way for me to entertain company without overpowering their taste buds right away. As far me if I am wanting something stronger I just let my pour steep a little longer.
The flavor is smooth with a lingering finish that lightly trails off.
This is so awesome. I've brewed it at multiple temps in different pots and it has consistently tasted good. I've also cold brewed it and it was great to drink cool first thing in the morning. It's also forgiving water wise, I didn't use anything fancy and I could still enjoy complex flavors in this tea.
Really great flavor, clean and crisp and a hint of sweetness, one of my favorite teas.
I have had Duckshit before. It's a very relaxing oolong. This 80-year old bush Duckshit is amazing. It's my new favorite. Relaxing and enjoyable. So happy I bought it when I did.
I fell in love with this oolong. I usually go for the more earthy types but this oolong made me excited to wake up in the morning! A little floral but in the best way, super smooth too! Also, I like that I can brew it multiple times, for me around 8 brews.
I brewed this about 9 times. The first 8 in a small woodfired pot and the last in a glass container overnight. Each brew was delicious and flavorful. About 170-180° and for less than 40sec for the first 8. The overnight brew was with room temperature water and the flavor still came out in the morning. Would definitely recommend and I've bought 4oz.
This is an amazing tea! Very smooth texture, and a hint of honey after taste. My husband, (who's not really a fan of any tea) actually had a second and third cup , much to my astonishment. We had tried a sample size and immediately went back to the store to purchase the 4oz size because it was so good. A definite win!
the flavor was rich and buttery. the dark roast leaves the taste buds with subtle notes of popcorn.
I agree with the reviewer who said "for those coffee enthusiasts who want to try out tea and don't want to give up their coffee flavor". That's pretty much it. Stays strong through many, many steeps. The first steep/wash was a little weak, still worth drinking, but after that the color, flavor and aroma all exploded. Beautiful aftertaste, maybe fruit? Maybe some spruce tips? Something bright. I'm new to tea, still struggling to describe what I'm tasting, but whatever it is, in this case it's all good.
i really enjoy this tea.
You can watch Leo’s live review of the dark roast iron goddess oolong here: https://instagram.com/teaandwhisk/live/18091957252202203?igshid=xgd84hnhn143
A dark roasted iron goddess is definitely for those coffee enthusiasts who want to try out tea and don't want to give up their coffee flavor.
Old-Bush Xiao Zhong Black Tea
VERY easy-going tea with almost none of the punch the more usual black teas have. It's so easy-going, I accidentally brewed my second steep for about a minute (water temp was about 190) and it was still pretty mild! That comes from an old bush - if this had been a more conventional source, I would've been slapped in the face with tannins and bitterness. I've added a picture of my little brewing mistake to this review. Now there's photographic evidence. :) This tea also goes very nicely with pumpkin bread.
Oh I’m so in love with this tea. It’s sweet and full bodied, I never get tired of it.
I drink A LOT of tea and this one has become my go to when I don’t know what I am feeling for the day.
There’s something about this old bush that I’ve never tasted before.
Thanks for the recommend Leo!
Glad I located Tea and Whisk. I have been drinking good tea for a long time and this shop adds to my sources. Old-Bush is an exceptional brew even after two cups, it steeps well. I tend to brew a stronger cup, using a bit more in the pot... I have not been disappointed. Great mineral finish no bitterness. Front is full, round and slightly salty. A very good mid-day cup! Thank you Leo for exceptional sourcing! Comfort is needed in this new disconcerting age; this tea brings just that to the cup!
Very mellow, a great tea to just sit and sip on
Leo recommended it for the Father's Day sale so I bought 4oz. Very smooth and mellow. A bit tea drunky but slowly. Like it creeps in on you instead of knocking you out right away.
Honey Jin Jun Mei
I was confident when I got the aroma to open the package for the first time. And it was true. Honey Jin Jun Mei just blew my mind. The color was gorgeous, sweet and strong aroma brought me back to my childhood memory with nostalgia. Some people may think it's chocolate but it was "Ishiyakiimo (sweet potatoes roasted on hot pebbles)" to me. I enjoyed it over and over like 8 brews, could be 10! It's never got bitter. I felt so good and relaxed with it.
This is a great everyday tea. A perfect starter tea as well as a crowd pleaser. This is perfect for morning, mid morning or early afternoon. It has a pleasing scent and sweet aftertaste. You can’t go wrong with oolong and this is no exception!
It's hard to believe that there is nothing added to this tea because it is so complex and chocolaty. Tea and Whisk had the best selection of whole leaf tea and the owner Leo is a pro at finding just the tea you'll love.
Honestly the only reason why this doesn't have 5 stars is because I'm hoping to find something I like more, but it is sooooooooo good.
Not a beginner type of tea. Very earthy, which can taste like licking rocks and I know that doesn't sound like a pleasant taste. I brewed this in my mineral rich pot and nearly knocked myself out because the mineral taste was so enhanced. So I tried it in a porcelain gaiwan, which brought out those floral notes. I think you have to be careful with your teapot and brewing method with this.
While purchasing other tea, I got a sample of da hong pao. This particular oolong is a yancha. "Yancha" translates to "rock tea," and the Wuyi region is famous for them. These teas are known as rock teas because of the high mineral content in the soil which gets pulled into the tea plants. It results in a very distinctive flavor, and that flavor is why da hong pao and other yanchas are so prized.
I was eager to try it out so I did at work by bowl-brewing it (basically, you get a large bowl like a matcha bowl, put the tea in there and drink it as it brews). That was a mistake - it was floating around in the bowl and it was hard to drink - a rolled oolong is better with bowl brewing. Chalk one up to experience! I next tried a porcelain gaiwan. This was much better - a nice tea to enjoy at the office. Really chill. I got home after work and used my clay pot dedicated to brewing Wuyi teas. MAGIC. A woodsy, almost pleasant leathery, slightly floral smell. A spicy, mineral taste fading to what I can only describe as a mellow pretzel. Very complex, and even more relaxing.
Definitely not for those who are used to flavored teas - if you are, and you want to try more traditional Chinese or Japanese teas, I suggest you work your way up to yanchas. This is something you want dedicated brewing tools for, and time to savor.
I don’t really care for the first waft of the scent after the brew...noticed the mineral notes that I don’t really care for....almost like a rock/earth scent. After awhile it develops to a more floral scent.
I drink a lot of tea and this particular strain of tea is the absolute best I’ve ever had - I infused it several times and each infusion was as good as the first. I will definitely be purchasing this tea again…. and again!
I'm new to tea, been ordering samples left and right to try to figure out what I like. One of my favorites so far has been a charcoal-roasted iron goddess, could almost say it blew my mind, and during the first steep I got some hints that this one was going to be similar. Second steep, the aroma was incredible, and I still felt as though it might really open up on the third steep. Kept going, and although the aroma was consistently incredible, the flavor I was hoping for never materialized -- the mere suggestion of warm spices, a bit of roasted flavor, maybe a little bit of fruit early on, but nowhere near what you'd expect given the strong aroma. I tried both ends of the temperature spectrum, tried short and long steeping times, nothing worked. Out of all the samples I've tried, this is the only one I want to describe as "watery". I don't even know if that will make sense, but there it is.