3907 Tasting Notes
I received my order from Kaleisia a week or so ago, but, I haven’t really had a chance to try the tea that I ordered until now. Here is my review of the ordering experience: http://steepster.com/places/3067-kaleisia-tea-lounge-online-tampa-florida
As for the tea, it’s really tasty. A nice caramel-y taste. The black tea is pleasant, a good, strong black tea. Overall, a delicious cup.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this rooibos… it is really quite nice. I agree though, it does take a little patience. The first couple of sips were very rooibos and nothing else, but, after the second or third sip, I noticed the flavors of chocolate and pineapple emerging.
The chocolate becomes stronger as I continue to sip. Never really a STRONG chocolate note, but it adds a nice, chocolate-y creaminess to the cup and melds nicely with the nutty tones of the rooibos, which is now not quite as strong as it was in the first couple of sips. The pineapple could be a stronger flavor as well, but, it does brighten the overall cup.
A very pleasant cup.
Pleasant. Se Chung is not my favorite Oolong, but, I do enjoy it. It makes a nice accompaniment to a meal because it has a fairly mellow flavor – nothing that will interfere or overpower the food. It also is delicious iced, one of my favorite Oolong teas to serve iced because it goes so well with other things … like a thin slice of lemon or lime, or even some mint. It has a very agreeable, amenable kind of flavor.
I’ve wanted to try this blend for a while, so while placing my most recent order (can’t resist that free shipping deal!) I made sure to include a sample of this tea.
I like this. The bancha has a buttery creaminess to it, slightly vegetal and sweet, and these notes harmonize quite well with the sweet caramel notes and the toasted nutty flavor of the sesame seeds.
Very enjoyable. A soothing, tea that is sweet, but not too sweet.
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It is astounding!
What a deliciously complex cup of tea. I will probably be echoing some of the other tasting notes here, because I do taste the sweet-potato/yam-like flavors, as well as the caramel-y undertones. I also taste a bit of spice to this, like a hint of nutmeg and pepper.
A remarkably good set of flavors to this tea… I’m so enjoying it! YUM!
I received a bit of this tea from a recent swap with DaisyChubb – thank you very much, DaisyChubb!
I really like this. I couldn’t find it on the Butiki Teas website, nor did I have any luck finding it anywhere here on Steepster. This is really quite tasty. The apple is a nice pairing with the flavor of the guayusa, and the spices weave their way in and out throughout the sip. It’s quite enjoyable. Sweet and delicious!
A lovely Oolong. I have tried the Fo Shou Superior Grade Oolong, which I also enjoyed. the charcoal notes were not particularly strong in the first couple of infusions, but, revealed themselves in later infusions. Nutty and sweet. Smoke note in the distance. The bergamot-like flavor was very faint in the first two infusions, but in the third and fourth infusions, it seemed to really brighten the cup. Not really a strong flavor, but just a hint of citrus-like flavor.
This ROCKS as an iced tea. Sweet and pineapple-y … like real pineapple juice. The blueberry is strong at first but softens toward the end. Sweet and fruity and refreshing, but not a sugar sweet kind of taste … a delicious fruit sweet taste.
I received a can of this in my Foodzie tasting box for April, but, I didn’t try it until now… mostly because I was a little afraid. My first tastes of Guayaki products were not positive ones, and I worried that this would be more of the same… but this is REALLY quite good. The lime and tamarind offer nice hints of tartness to offset the sweetness (it’s a sweetened beverage), and there is just a hint of ginger in there too. I like how these flavors keep the tisane from being too cloyingly sweet. This is much better tasting – less sweet – than a typical can of soda.
And it is energizing, too, which I needed! I taste the yerba mate, but, it is not as strong as the flavors of lime and tamarind. There is an earthy vegetal note in the background, but nothing too strong and it all works together very nicely.
This is probably not something I’d stock the fridge with, but, it is something that if I found it while I was out and about and in need of something to drink, I’d reach for before I’d choose a soda or the average bottled ready to drink tea, which do tend to be too sweet for my liking.
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I visited Mint Tea in Vancouver for lunch, and this is the tea that I had with lunch… while checking out, I noticed that they had some available to purchase, so I bought some to take home.
This is really yummy, even better at home when I can control the brewing conditions. Overall, this is a very mellow cup of tea, the black tea is almost overwhelmed by the other ingredients, but, I still taste it in the background. The cinnamon and cloves are the strongest flavors, but they aren’t spicy or too powerful. The orange comes in next, making this almost an orange spice tea, but, it’s still quite different, too, because it is milder than a typical orange spice.
The almond comes in just after the orange, and the apple and currant are the softest flavors here, sometimes almost missed, but I doubt this tea would taste the same without them. It’s a fruity, sweet, and warmly spiced tea, quite enjoyable. Not a good tea to start the day with, though, because it doesn’t have that get-up-and-go that one might need … and since this IS my first cup of the day, I think today is the day that I drink my can of iced yerba mate in the fridge … because I do need some get-up-and-go!