83

I had planned on trying this tea today … and as it turns out it was the last tea of last month’s shipment … err, that is, teas blended in September but were shipped all at once to me in October as part of the monthly subscription plan. I finally decided that I had to start subscribing, because I ended up ordering every week anyway. This way, my paypal account has time to breathe in between payments … so long as Frank behaves himself and doesn’t make any of those surprise mid-week VIT blends (or 12 days of xmas sampler boxes)

So, anyway, this is the last of my September teas to try from Frank, and wouldn’t you know that the mail arrived a very short time ago and brought my October package. Yay! More tea!

This is pretty tasty, but I really expected to like it more than I do. I love Frank’s banana blends (and I’m very happy he is on a banana kick lately). Don’t get me wrong, I like this a lot and it definitely delivers what it promises … it tastes like coconut and banana, and these two are pretty evenly balanced. I think I need to let it cool a few more minutes to see if I can taste more of the creamy pie taste, which is what I think I’m missing.

Until then, I’ll hold off on rating it.

Edited about 10 minutes later: Ahh… there it is. I can now taste the cream pie flavors. The hōjicha is light and toasty. This is really good.

seule771

Nice review. I have had Hojicha in the past and they are a lightly toasty tea. Thanks for reminder. Drink up.

I like to think of Hojicha as steam in a cup. Just a thought.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

People who liked this

Comments

seule771

Nice review. I have had Hojicha in the past and they are a lightly toasty tea. Thanks for reminder. Drink up.

I like to think of Hojicha as steam in a cup. Just a thought.

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