90

I haven’t had this tea in a while so I thought I’d have some for breakfast this morning. I really enjoy this tea and I also wanted to find out how my taste buds were doing. I figured with some of the more delicate flavors in this tea – I might be able to see if my taste buds were getting somewhere back to normal (what is normal?) so that I might be able to start trying some of the newer teas that I’ve recently received.

Unfortunately, my taste buds are not completely in check, but, they’re getting there. The smoky quality of the tea stands out in the first couple of sips, but it is not too smoky. I can taste the smooth buttery characteristic as well, and that makes me smile, as it is one of the aspects of this tea that I have always found so delightfully unusual. The raisin is quite delicate, as is the cinnamon. However, I do note a sweet cinnamon note in the finish that sort of rests upon the palate.

So, my palate isn’t quite up to par just yet, but it’s MUCH better than it was say two weeks ago. I won’t rate this tea numerically just yet, perhaps with the next cup (which, by the looks of it, just may be my last cup of this outstanding tea!)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

As I finish the cup, I notice that the flavors have really come together quite nicely, and it tastes a lot like I remember… that is to say, it tastes like buttered cinnamon raisin toast. The raisin flavor is still a bit more delicate than I remember it being, as is the cinnamon, and I attribute this to my taste buds’ current predicament rather than any fault of the tea, which even without my palate’s full abilities, is still quite enjoyable this morning.

Ricky

This was such a difficult cup for me to comprehend. All the flavors are there but like you said it’s so delicate!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

LiberTEAS

As I finish the cup, I notice that the flavors have really come together quite nicely, and it tastes a lot like I remember… that is to say, it tastes like buttered cinnamon raisin toast. The raisin flavor is still a bit more delicate than I remember it being, as is the cinnamon, and I attribute this to my taste buds’ current predicament rather than any fault of the tea, which even without my palate’s full abilities, is still quite enjoyable this morning.

Ricky

This was such a difficult cup for me to comprehend. All the flavors are there but like you said it’s so delicate!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
http://www.teareviewblog.com

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

*

My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

*

I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

*

Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

Location

Vancouver, WA

Website

http://SororiTeaSisters.com

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer