4837 Tasting Notes
I didn’t dislike this quite as much as some of the others who tried it. I liked the touch of spice. I’d rather there not be hibiscus in it, but, I’m glad that it isn’t a heavy amount of hibiscus in this blend. I like the blend of the fruits – I could taste the pomegranate, the orange and the cranberry. I found myself wishing I could taste more star anise.
Overall, it’s an interesting blend. Not my favorite, for sure, but I didn’t hate it.
A nice blend of white and green tea leaves (although, I admit that I was a little confused by the name of this tea, since it seems to imply that this could be a black tea blend … right? Right?!?) I do like the base though, because it’s soft, smooth and creamy. It melds beautifully with the sweet-tart fruit notes.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/23/black-raspberry-tea-blend-from-trail-lodge-tea/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of these pearls. I do love pearls. This is a really fine offering.
I love that it’s organic. I love the sweet scent and flavor of the jasmine. Here’s my full-length review of this lovely jasmine pearl tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/22/organic-jasmine-pearl-scented-green-tea-from-teahouse-kuan-yin/
Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this blend. I really enjoyed this. I don’t know that what I’m tasted was necessarily “Tea and Cookies” but, I liked the flavors of spice in this blend. A nice black tea base to this, a lot of delicious, warm spices … and what it evokes for me is the thought of holiday time when there’s a lot of baking happening in the kitchen … the smells and the tastes from the kitchen during that time of year. The idea of tea and cookies is not too far fetched here, it just doesn’t taste specifically of tea and cookies … it just sort of evokes those memories.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/21/tea-cookies-flavored-black-tea-from-caraway-tea-company/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try. I love Maple, and this is an AWESOME Maple tea. I’m used to maple black teas, and this might be the first one I’ve tried with a white tea base. I think that the white tea base is a brilliant base to use because it really allows the maple notes to come out fully … whereas a black tea base tends to obscure some of the more subtle tones of the maple. This is a great way to fully enjoy one’s love of maple … and I love me some maple!
This is really excellent.
I was actually a little surprised at how much I enjoyed this given that there is hibiscus in it … I’m not a fan of the hibiscus. But, it’s done lightly enough so that it doesn’t overpower the cup, and actually it accentuates the elderberries in a really favorable way.
Not bad, everything is nicely balanced. This tisane has a lot going “against” it for me … given that it’s not only a rooibos blend but also a hibiscus blend … but I still quite enjoyed it given all these components … I expected I’d hate it. But I didn’t. So, Kudos to Whispering Pines! Well Done!
Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/20/ancient-forest-rooibos-blend-from-whispering-pines-tea-co/
I love this! This may be my favorite Genmaicha blend that I’ve had from 52teas thus far. I love the way the natural toasty flavors of the genmaicha meld with the marshmallow notes to give it a roasted marshmellow taste. The hint of Lapsang Souchong really ties it all together very well.
I wouldn’t have complained if there was more chocolate flavor. Then again, I say something like that with just about every chocolate tea I try, right? More chocolate = better. Always. :)
The best part of this tea is definitely the marshmallow, though. I just love how this all comes together. A really, really good Genmaicha blend from 52Teas!