4846 Tasting Notes
Trying to get caught up again … it’s been a while since I’ve worked on my backlogs and the teas keep piling up! Ack!
This is a very finely chopped CTC from Upton. My tip for smaller cut tea like this one is to brew it for a shorter time. If you’d normally brew a black Ceylon for 2 1/2 minutes, go for just 2 minutes with a CTC like this.
This is a delightfully malty tea: rich and surprisingly hearty for a Ceylon. It is very reminiscent of an Assam. I wrote that this is like a Ceylon in Assam’s clothing, and I think that had I tasted this blindly, I would have thought it was an Assam rather than a Ceylon.
After a few sips, more Ceylon-esque qualities emerge, this is definitely more even tempered than an Assam, and it has that classic citrus-y finish. Woody and earthy … this has a very complex character. A really nice tea.
Yum! I’m having a cup of this yummy tea today. My oldest daughter is visiting and I like to prepare teas that I think she’ll enjoy when she comes over, because she is now getting in to tea. I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that she rebelled against tea for a long time since her mother has been something of a tea freak, but, she’s finally coming around and realizing that there’s a reason her mother likes this stuff!
So, this evening, I made some butterbeer. She’s a big fan of Harry Potter too, so I thought she’d dig this … and she does. Yummy!
I put off trying this a little while because I’m like that when it comes to pu-erh. It’s something that’s sort of a conditioned response for me. But I’m glad I finally got around to finally trying it.
Subdued earthy notes, sweet (like molasses) and smooth. A very nice, mellow tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/05/mengku-arbor-tree-ripened-puerh-cake-tea-zhenmu-lingya-2007-from-teavivre/
The white tea that looks like a fruit tisane! It has so many huge chunks of fruit in it. This blend is sweet and very fruity … so much so that it is difficult to discern the delicate white tea base. I can taste it … but it’s not as front and center as I’d like it to be, or as I thought it should be.
Tasty enough, but certainly not the best that I’ve had from David’s.
A really delightful tea. A very autumnal fragrance to it – I smell notes of apple and caramel, mmm … caramel apples! When I tasted it, at first I wished I tasted more of a caramel apple taste. But there wasn’t much of an apple like flavor … but there was plenty of caramel sweetness!
Rich and robust. Notes of spice. A wonderful Kenyan tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/04/royal-tea-of-kenya-tajiri-black-from-greys-teas/
This was really … a disappointing tisane for me. It was the first tisane from the Amoda box that I was truly disappointed by. It wasn’t terrible, but, there wasn’t anything that really stood out to me as spectacular either. It’s a light, thirst-quenching tisane, but it lacks something … something to make it special. In my tasting notes, I mentioned that it needed something like spearmint or peppermint or cinnamon or ginger. Just something to give it a little bit of zing. An extra dimension of flavor.
Alright … but nothing that I’d ever order again.
I received a sampling of this tisane from someone … and found it in my stash tonight. I don’t know how old it is … but judging from the existing tasting notes on this, it would seem it’s probably at least a year old. It’s still flavorful. I taste honeybush … nutty, sweet, honey-like. I taste caramel … sweet and the caramel adds a creamy element to the cup. The chocolate is weak. I don’t know if that’s because of the age of the sample or because the chocolate just wasn’t strong enough for my chocoholic tendencies. The flavor does build though, and now that I’m midway through the cup, I notice more chocolate than I did at the start.
Overall, it’s decent. Because it is an older sample … I’m not going to rate this.