3895 Tasting Notes
This was my first (recalled) experience with Mamaki. I may have tried it before but I don’t recollect.
I enjoyed this! It has a very smooth, pleasant flavor that is buttery and sweet and vegetative. It has a very enjoyable texture, like a thinned broth. Very nice to sip.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/18/hawaiian-mamaki-tea-mama-kii/
A nice aroma that reminds me of doublemint gum. It brought me back to my childhood when my father always seemed to have a pack of doublemint in his pocket.
The mint is subtle, as is the ginger. It’s surprising to me how gentle these two flavors are since they typically tend to be very aggressive types of tea additions. The flavor of these two ingredients is front and center, but not overly assertive. I taste the green tea, and overall, it’s a very soothing, enjoyable drink.
Really, really good. The more I try Kenyan teas, the more I like them, and this one from Justea is very robust … a solid black tea. Full-flavored and rich.
It has a distinct ‘bake-y’ sort of note to it that is sweet, chewy and caramel-y, but I like that it’s sweet but not overly so. A really enjoyable cup of tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/17/kenyan-black-tea-justea/
I loved the Cheesecake green matcha, and I’m not sure exactly why I chose to order it in the black tea Matcha, but I’m glad I did, because it’s a winner. I like it even better than the green tea version. The black tea is a perfect complement with the sweet, creamy cheesecake flavors.
Sweet, creamy, and decadent. The black tea seems to enhance the tangy flavors of the cream cheese. Really, really yum!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/16/cheesecake-flavored-black-tea-matcha-red-leaf-tea/
Yum! Very yum for a tisane! I’m usually less excited about tisanes versus teas with Camellia sinensis, but, I do manage to find quite a few tisanes that I enjoy. This one I definitely enjoyed!
Very minty, with a nice chocolate-y note and the marshmallow gives it a fluffy creaminess that really makes this taste a lot like the candy bar.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/16/peppermint-patty-herbal-tisane-butiki-teas/
A very fruity Oolong. I tasted more fruit than flower … and more fruit than Oolong tea with this cuppa.
I was a little disappointed by that, because generally speaking I prefer more tea flavor than flavoring … I do enjoy a flavored tea, but, when the flavoring overpowers the flavor of the tea, part of me has to ask, why bother? you know? Sometimes, the flavor is so amazing that I let it slide, but, this time, I was disappointed.
I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t love it either. It was alright.
I know I’ve probably said this before here, but I LOVE Blue Lotus Chai.
At first, I thought that this might end up tasting like the traditional “holiday orange” type of tea that almost every tea company out there offers. But it isn’t like that at all.
This is good prepared according to package directions, but I found that I preferred it without the milk and instead used all hot water for the preparation. (The directions call for 1/2 steamed milk and 1/2 hot water.) This allows for the orange-y and tangerine notes to emerge a little better, I think.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/15/mandarin-masala-chai-from-blue-lotus-chai/
NICE! I really enjoyed this tea. The delicate qualities of the white tea work well with the strawberry, mint and bourbon flavors. There is a really pleasing balance: the mint is the strongest flavor but it doesn’t overpower, and the strawberry is both sweet and tart.
I prefer this iced to hot, but it was tasty hot too.
A really delightful Kukicha. The flavor is not quite as vegetative as the aroma might suggest. It has a light, sweet, nutty flavor, with hints of vegetation. The vegatal notes are more savory than sweet, which offers a compelling contrast to the sweet nutty tones. Really nice texture.
Aiya is definitely one of my favorite tea companies because they consistently offer high quality products.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/13/kukicha-green-tea-from-aiya/
Another tasty tea from my Amoda Tea Tasting box (this one is from the August box, but I reviewed it in September. Yeah … I’m still behind.)
I like the combination of the green and black teas, and the sweet, fruity tones of the peach. I can also taste hints of mango. The ginger is very moderate … just enough to add some warmth to the cup without overpowering it with a peppery kick. It reminds me a bit of a warm peach dessert that’s been “kicked up a notch” with some mango.
The black tea is more noticeable than the green here, but I do notice that the green tea seems to lighten the flavor of the cup.