Enjoying a cup of this before switching to iced tea… didn’t do a latte though. I was just in the mood for something a little spicy and this one fits the bill. The cinnamon is the strongest flavor, I do wish that the almond flavor was a bit more pronounced though.
3557 Tasting Notes
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this one (yes, I got the huge box! Thanks SororiTEA Sister)
This one… scares me. It’s smoky. I gave it a quick rinse before steeping (which I have found helps me enjoy smoky teas more). The aroma of the liquor still smells smoky but not too smoky.
This is not too bad… and I say it like that, because I was expecting it to be much worse than it actually is, but I can drink this. I’m not gagging, I’m not repulsed after taking a sip… it’s actually good. There… I said it. It’s good.
The smoky flavor is there, it’s strong, but it is not overwhelming. The smoky taste has a nice caramel-y back note that I find intriguing.
We have a bunch of errands to run this morning, but I actually took a few moments to brew a cup of this to take with me in my travel mug. This doesn’t happen often.
Yummy… rich… this should (hopefully) wake me up and get me going!!!
This tea is so yum. The Darjeeling is beautifully light. The fig and blackberry blend together into a delicious fruit taste that is complimented nicely with the muscatel of the Darjeeling. And the lovely little note from the anise is a perfect finishing touch.
I’ve had this a few times, but after checking, I see that I’ve never logged my tasting notes!
This is a very strong blend – very bold and invigorating. I like the blend – it is like Earl Grey but it isn’t as Earl Grey as a typical Earl Grey. That is to say that rather than the bergamot being the bold flavor in the cup, here the boldness comes from the tea, and the bergamot becomes an accompaniment rather than a feature player.
Lots of flavor, very brisk. I like it.
This is a really delicious Mate blend. It does brew up very dark … and it has a very pleasant roasted taste to it that is quite like coffee, but I think it’s a little better. The carob in this blend gives a certain, deep, rich, savory chocolate-y-ness to it that I really love.
OK… so after reading mrawlins2 tasting note on this tea this morning, it inspired me to dig out my own pouch of this that I had purchased… oh… I don’t even remember when! I’ve had it a while, anyways… and it’s about time to give it a try.
This is really an interesting tea! I can taste the bananas, the strawberries, vanilla, pineapple, cherries and the chocolate. (Frank… more chocolate would be good… because, well, more chocolate = more chocolate. See how that works? I like it when math is simple like that)
My note to Frank aside, the chocolate in here is at a pleasant enough level, and quite honestly, if it were stronger it might overpower the other flavors. As it is, they are at a pretty harmonious level because I can taste each flavor in there, even if it is a very subtle taste.
And… apart from that, I can also taste black tea! Some astringency to this one, almost dry/starchy… not heavy on the drying, but it’s there.
Not my favorite from 52 teas but it’s still really good.
Delicious. I am going to increase the rating on this one a little…
I love the hazelnut flavor in this tea. It really adds something to the chocolate. Nice.
I love Darjeeling… so I usually like most Darjeeling teas that I encounter. However, sometimes I come across one that is really delightful… like this one.
The flavor is amazing. Sweet, light, a hint of nutty flavor and even a floral note. Very smooth. Golden! It seems to shimmer on the tongue, it tastes so good and light and lovely.
Yum. My first cup of the day… although it’s almost gone at this point.
The cranberry and orange is yummy… a little tart, a little sweet, and very juicy.
I bought this sample months ago, but am just getting around to trying it tonight.
It’s very pleasant tasting. A sweet pineapple flavor that reminds me of the caramelized pineapple that I would taste on a pineapple upside down cake. I can also taste the rum flavor which is a nice complement to the other flavors. The green tea has a buttery taste which also lends itself well to the pineapple upside down cake idea.
A very tasty tea.
I grabbed this one randomly from my Zoomdweebies stash. It’s really good. I think I might brew some of this for iced tea next time my pitcher is empty!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sample of this to try!
This is a very good Earl Grey. The dry leaf has a very strong bergamot aroma which is something that I always look for in an Earl Grey – I LOVE that fragrance! The brewed tea is not nearly as fragrant (that is to be expected) but I can still smell a very lovely citrus-y note.
The flavor here tastes fresh and lively. The black tea base is unassuming and unifies with the bergamot to create a nearly seamless flavor. I almost want to say I am tasting just a hint of lemon to this blend, because it tastes more citrus-y than most Earl Grey teas that I have tried. That is not to say it doesn’t taste like bergamot because it definitely does, but it almost tastes like there is a little something more…
It’s very good.
Starting my day with this tea…. getting a late start on the day because the morning was filled with errands and I didn’t have time to make tea before I got started.
Now, I can sit back and relax a little bit, and enjoy this chai!
I brewed it in water – strong – and added a splash of milk to the finished product. I didn’t want to froth the milk this time around because I wanted to taste it first without the milk (I’m finding that I like more and more chai teas without milk)… but I found that the chocolate and caramel notes are so much richer with the milk.
There is a pleasing balance of spice, chocolate and caramel… I like that I can taste chocolate, caramel and spice all at once, without having to really TRY to focus or think about what I’m tasting to see if it’s there… because, with this tea, the flavors are in there.
Even better, I can taste the tea too. This is a really good chai!
I received this sample in the mail a couple of weeks ago.
The aroma of this tea is amazing… so delicious that it made my mouth water just smelling the dry leaf. This fragrance softens a little with the brewed liquor, but, fortunately, it doesn’t soften a lot. I can still smell a delicious fruity scent that is unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before.
Delicious! The green tea is a little buttery, sweet, and lends itself well to the Durian fruit – something I’ve never actually tasted, but am enjoying the taste of it now! Sweet, juicy and delicious. Tropical-like. Very good.
I received this as a sample with one of my shipments from Maeda-en.
The smell is unmistakably Genmaicha. I love that toasted rice aroma.
Delicious roasted, nutty flavor of Genmaicha. Sweet tasting! The matcha adds a little bit of sweet to it as well.
I made a pitcher of this yesterday to enjoy iced today… YUM!
It’s even better iced than it is hot, and it’s quite good hot. YUMMY YUMMY!
I didn’t select this tea specifically for today, as I chose it randomly from the teas that I have from Dammann Freres (thank you Doulton!), but it is perfect for today, as it is cloudy/overcast, and may actually rain! It’s definitely telling me that autumn is on its way. YAY! (For autumn IS my favorite season)
The flavor here is apple – much like baked apples. Sweet! Delicious. I like this tea very much. The black tea base is smooth and rich but not particularly brisk. A very relaxing black tea.
This is a delicious tropical blend. The aroma is similar to the Mango Tango black tea I used to blend (several years ago!), but the taste is quite different. This has such a nice medley of fruit flavors. The mango is the strongest flavor, followed by the apricot. Having not tried a Jackfruit before, I can’t tell you definitively that I can taste “jackfruit” but I do taste a banana-y flavor along with an almost pineapple-ish taste in the background.
But the strongest flavor here is definitely the black tea. It is brisk and tastes really fresh and vibrant.
I am enjoying a cup of this with my breakfast, and my opinion hasn’t changed on it since the first time I tried it – it is a delightful Ceylon, nicely brisk (especially considering it’s a Ceylon) with a smooth, creamy chewiness that I am really liking.
There is a backdrop of a honey-like tone to it as well, it isn’t like an IN YOUR FACE honey taste, just a… just-barely-there hint of honey that combines with the other qualities of this tea quite well and make for a very interesting cup of tea.
This is a really good Oolong – the buttery flavor is intense with this one! Smooth, sweet, and creamy tasting.
Off to write a review for it! YUM!
Brewed some more of this as my last cup of black tea for the day.
It is rich and delicious. I add a little bit of half and half to it, and it seriously reminds me of Pralines and Cream ice cream from Baskin Robbins (something I’ve not had in a long time, especially now since my oldest daughter now works for Menchie’s).
I received this as a sample with my order from Mighty Leaf.
This is pretty good. The dry leaf aroma was sweet, chocolate-y with flowery notes (rose?) I can also smell a hint of fruit in there… almost like lychee.
The flavor is pretty tasty, although I must admit that I find myself wanting more of a chocolate flavor after the chocolate aroma. I can taste a faint chocolate note, but mostly what I’m tasting is a combination of rose and lychee. It’s an intriguing flavor though, one that I am enjoying.
Another tea that I ordered some time ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until just now (I have a LOT of teas like that… more than I care to mention).
OK… first off, this tea SMELLS incredible. The combination of papaya and black currant and green tea creates an amazingly delicious aroma.
I am tasting this right now as a hot tea, but, I am thinking that it’s going to be amazing iced, so I will probably be making more of this today to put in the fridge for tomorrow. YUMMY.
This really is good. The black currant flavor is prominent, and the papaya sweetens the sometimes tart note that accompanies the black currant… The green tea is sweet and buttery. I really like this… a whole lot more than I thought I would.