4139 Tasting Notes
I’m having a cup of this tea right now. I really love the toasty notes of this tea. It has a coffee-like flavor to it. It is one of those robust, wake-you-up sort of teas and I needed it this afternoon.
A lot of complexity too: sweet, caramel, smoke, nut, and earth. A really pleasant cuppa.
Loved this one! I was really happy with how this one turned out. I love the sweet, creamy ice-creamy taste of it, the notes of sweet raisin and the notes of rum and how everything comes together. It’s really sweet and decadent, but not so sweet that I would feel guilty drinking it at breakfast (nor does it taste so boozy that I’d feel guilty starting my day like this.)
The robust, malty notes of the black tea work perfectly for this particular blend, and the black tea nicely accentuates the sweetness of the raisin and marries well with the rum notes. The sweet, vanilla-y notes weave their way in and out.
A really tasty rooibos blend. I like the way the orange and spices meld with the earthy/nutty flavors of the rooibos. A nice contrast between sweet and spicy, although this isn’t overly spicy. It’s more like a gently warm spice.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/29/spicy-orange-rooibos-blend-tea-life/
A yummy, invigorating chai, although I disagree with the word ‘chai’ for this particular tea, because even though I know that ‘chai’ means ‘tea’ … to me, ‘chai’ means a spiced tea, and usually one with at least three of the four usual suspects: ginger, cinnamon, cloves and cardamom. This only has cardamom.
OK, so it also has other spices/herbs: dandelion root, long pepper, and vanilla. Plus it has cacao nibs. So, even though this isn’t a chai in my own definition of the word chai, I will not be angry with this tea as it has cacao nibs. This is one of those ingredients that when added to a tea, I’m likely to forgive many things. What can I say, I’m a hopeless chocoholic.
I like the way the earthiness of the pu-erh and yerba mate accentuates the earthy qualities of the chocolate here.
A very enjoyable blend. I like the way the coconut, vanilla and chocolate play together here, it’s really yummy.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/28/organic-chocolate-chai-tea-blend-rishi-tea/
A really good Oolong. My first couple of infusions were sweet and buttery, with a velvety soft texture. Some floral notes, some fruit tones and a nice honey undertone.
Subsequent infusions began to lose their buttery taste, but it is here where the floral tones begin to develop. Beautifully honeyed. Fruit notes are in the distance.
A really nice tea adventure.
This one is yummy. It has a lot of spice to it, but it’s not TOO spicy. It has just the right level of spices for my palate. Zesty and warming. I could taste the chipotle, garlic, tomato, and onion flavor, and everything is represented nicely here.
Similarly to the other sipping broth teas that I’ve tried, I don’t taste the green tea a lot here. All of these green tea infused sipping broths are supposed to have green tea in them but I haven’t really tasted it. I think that this would be even better with the green tea as a prominent profile in the taste of this soup.
But, it is a tasty broth … something that would be nice to have on hand to sip on when feeling under the weather. Not a bad broth … but not really a tea.
A tasty flavored green tea. The pomegranate flavor is subtle but in keeping with the delicate quality of the sweet green tea. A nice, silky texture to the cup, and I enjoyed the balance of flavor of fruit flavor and tea. Really good as an iced tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/27/pomegranate-green-tea-sarabeths/
This tea is one of those “long lost” teas that was in my stash that I just came across. It’s probably been in there a while. I thought it might have gone stale by now, but it still tastes quite good.
I’m impressed with the pear flavoring here, it’s a strong pear taste. Sweet and maybe even a little on the “candy” side. The black tea is rich and smooth. It’s a really nice tea.
This is a tea that Element no longer carries, and that’s a shame, because it’s a tasty one. I love pear teas, although it’s not always easy to find one that has a good “pear” representation, and this one does.
Since this is a tea that is no longer sold, I won’t be rating it.
The aroma of this tea reminds me of the smell of the air here in the Pacific Northwest on an early evening in autumn. You step outside and there is a crisp edge to the air and it is scented with the fragrance of smoke rising out of chimneys … it smells rustic: like wood and smoke and crisp, cool air. Not overly smoky … just like this tea.
In my first cup (infusions 1 and 2), I got that burnt hazelnut caramel sort of flavor that Steepster suggests in the tasting notes. There is a deep, nutty note. A lovely caramel-y flavor to this. There is some smoke to the flavor too, but not an overpowering presence of smoke. This Da Hong Pao has a pleasing, clean finish.
Subsequent infusions offer more flavors. I still taste the smoke and woodsy tones, but they are softer now. A sweet-tart fruit note in the distance that begins to emerge and come closer in later infusions. Those fruit notes later reveal themselves to be a bit like a cross between a nectarine and a plum … there are some tart notes but mostly sweet.
A really nice Red Robe.
As far as bagged/sacheted teas go, I have to say that these from Eden Grove are some of the better ones that I’ve tried.
This particular blend has a robust black tea flavor with a light, lemon-y/lime-y sort of flavor that perks up the flavor just a bit. The lemongrass isn’t a strong essence, although the flavors do continue to develop as I continue to sip.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/26/ivy-hills-estate-black-tea-essence-of-lemongrass-from-eden-grove/