69 Tasting Notes
I love lime, ginger and green rooibos so what is not to love? The citrus flavor isn’t super distinctly lime. I did find it tasted more lime at hotter temps and a little more lemony as it cooled. The ginger packs some HEAT! I happen to love the nice spicy bite of ginger so I really enjoyed this blend. It is also excellent iced and can handle a splash of dairy if so inclined.
As far as chocolate rooibos goes, this is as good as it gets! The cacao husks give off a rich chocolate flavor akin to dark chocolate and the vanilla beans give a delicious back drop that makes this positively delicious. I will be making an order for several ounces soon. YUM!
I really enjoyed this cup tonight. The silver needle is of a nice quality. It is sweet and velvety and seemed to have a few honeydew melon notes. The jasmine was more delicate and did in fact have touches of citrus and vanilla. This is not one that I would reach for everyday, but when you want something soothing or a cup to contemplate, this one is an excellent choice.
I’ve reviewed this blend on Teaviews and ran through the 1 oz sample they sent me for review purposes in record time. The cup brews up very dark…almost coffee dark in color. The puerh is almost a non issue in this blend, but it does offer a rich earthy tea base (though not too earthy). The licorice (a flavor I don’t normally care for) blends spectacularly with the puerh, vanilla, and mint flavors. I found myself playing peek-a-boo with cinnamon and chocolate notes. Also, the mint in this is very fresh. Rishi seems to have a great source for fresh mint to use in their blends. I have already re-purchased this item——and I can’t help but wonder if this would be good when blended with a bit of Rishi’s Ginger Puerh?? I might have to try that.
I reviewed this one on Teaviews and the Sencha used in the blend is really top notch for a flavored tea blend. It leaves behind a very creamy mouthfeel that I found quite impressive. Add a pinch of German rock cane sugar for a delicous creamy, peachy treat. I added some of this one to my personal stash.
Red Leaf Tea uses such a great tea base on all of their white tea blends. This has a delicious grapey flavor profile, some notes of white wine and a floral finish. I prefer the Pink Sonoma because I like the rose and jasmine as floral notes over the osmanthus and chrysanthemum floral notes. Very unique.
Caribbean Blue lady is strawberry kiwi blend as you take the sip and turns into a delicious coconut on the finish/aftertaste. The tea base is very mild so I think this one is best used as an afternoon pick-me-up. Blend is very naturally sweet so I would skip the sweetener until you’ve tasted it.
This oolong is fragrance-infused and does actually have any pieces of fresh mint amongst the oolong fists. Yet it somehow offers a nice fresh mint taste. I loved the way the intense mint flavor combined with the creamy mouthfeel of the Alishan to remind of the creamy center of a peppermint patty.
This is one of the best dessert teas on the market. It is one that I truly cannot live without. It really does taste like the spice that you experience when nibbling on carrot cake. Delicious! Further, if you want to make it really decadent, then add a splash of cream. Or, better, a splash of sweetened condensed milk…YUM!