4841 Tasting Notes
Of the many teas that I’ve tried from Hampstead … this one was the one big disappointment. I love Jasmine tea … but the ingredient list not only suggested that this tea was flavored with jasmine oil (rather than naturally scented with jasmine blossoms) but it TASTED like it was flavored with jasmine oil rather than naturally scented with jasmine blossoms too. And when it tastes like that … I’d rather not taste it at all, if you know what I mean.
Just horrible. Tasted like perfume.
A forgiving tea! I had brewed it as I would a black, not realizing it was a blend of green and black teas. The green did not end up bitter being subjected to the boiling water and extended brew time. No bitterness, no scorched leaf taste, nothing foul. Just tasty.
I noticed the green tea and the guava right away, and then the black tea came through in the background. I found this to be unusual given that this is a black and green tea blend – and it has been my experience that the two teas together tend to produce a more “black tea” tasting cup than a “green tea” tasting cup … but the green comes through very nicely here.
A really lovely cuppa.
Yummy! I like that the base here is a combination of rooibos AND honeybush, because I like the way the two interact with one another. The honeybush seems to soften the sometimes harsher notes of the rooibos, and the result is a sweet, nutty tasting tisane that melds quite deliciously with the notes of chocolate and chili.
It’s got some fire to it, but, the heat builds gradually, and I never felt myself running for the faucet to extinguish the flames, you know? It’s warm, but not overpoweringly HOT. It’s yum!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/08/mexican-cocoa-rooibos-blend-from-trail-lodge-tea/
A really lovely Oolong! Delightful!
Sweet, lush, floral aroma and taste. Creamy notes to follow and that linger in the aftertaste. The first cup was very light and crisp, the second was more brothy with a sweeter, creamier note to it, and the third cup I found to be more of a melded kind of taste … very seamless.
A lovely Li Shan! Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/07/pear-mountain-li-shan-oolong-tea-from-boutique-teas/
thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. You know how I adore Earl Grey!
This a very citrus-y Earl Grey, beautifully aromatic, it seems to have a stronger note of lemon than of bergamot.
Overall, this is not my favorite Earl Grey, I feel that the Ceylon base was somewhat overpowered by the strong citrus tones, and while it was a good citrus-y tea … I found myself wanting more distinct bergamot (and not just generic citrus) notes.
Good, but not great.
I love Nuvola Tea! The teas that I receive from them are always top notch! This one is no exception.
Sweet – almost candy like in sweetness! Beautifully delicate and crisp. The second infusion of the leaves brought a stronger flavor, more vegetal and brothy. (this is a tea you definitely want to brew at least twice! It’s a different tea from one infusion to the next!)
A beautifully pure, delightful green. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/06/taiwan-green-tea-from-nuvola-tea/
I really liked this one from Tiesta Tea. A lovely fruity tone, but, not so fruity that it overpowers the bold Assam tea. Very flavorful. The fruit notes do not taste fake or artificial. A very fun tea, one of my favorites from Tiesta thus far.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/05/passion-berry-jolt-black-tea-blend-from-tiesta-tea/
Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this tea. This is a deliciously bold tea. Pleasant and invigorating! Just what I needed to get going!
Nice Irish cream flavor to this, and I like the way the malty tones of the tea mingle with the sweet, creamy notes of the Irish Cream. This is a really yummy cuppa!
A remarkably fresh Silver Needle, I loved how fluffy and soft the needles were. Sweet, delicate, vegetative … notes of hay. Crisp and really pleasant to sip. A very impressive Silver Needle.
Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/04/organic-silver-needle-white-tea-from-natures-tea-leaf/