4846 Tasting Notes
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/
This is a really interesting tea. It starts out smooth and sweet, but by mid-sip, you get that sharp bite! Interesting contrast! It really enlivens the palate.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/04/green-elephant-tea-from-shanti-tea/
A really unique sort of Yunnan tea with lovely grape notes. The kind of grapes that my grandparents grew in their backyard when I was young. They were seeded grapes, and they had a really delicious flavor … a lot more flavor than those seedless types of grapes you find in the grocery store these days. I didn’t really appreciate that flavor when I was a kid, but I find myself missing it now that I’m an adult.
A sweet, molasses-y kind of flavor too. This is a “thinner” Yunnan than I’m used to … that’s not to say that it’s not a very flavorful tea, but, just that it’s not quite as rugged and hefty as most Yunnan black teas.
Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/03/master-hans-wild-picked-yunnan-black-tea-from-verdant-tea/
This is a rich, delicious, malty Assam … and I loved it!
It’s got a good morning kind of GUSTO to it … you know, that extra kick in the butt that we need in the morning sometimes to get our rear in gear? Yeah, this one has that!
It’s a very finely chopped CTC but don’t let that dissuade you … but do let it persuade you to watch how you brew it! The smaller the leaf, the less time it needs to brew because there’s more surface area and the smaller cut to the leaf, the faster it will brew strong to the point of bitterness!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/03/beesakopie-estate-assam-black-tea-from-simpson-vail/
It took a little while for me to come around to this tea. I think this is better after it’s had a few moments to cool … and it’s even better when it’s iced, in my opinion. When it’s hot, there is a slight “Off” taste to it that I can’t quite describe adequately except to say it’s off for me. But when it cools, that off taste sort of disappears. I suspect it’s the tartness of the cranberry that makes it “off” for me … once it cools, some of the sweeter notes from the Ti Kwan Yin shine through and meld in a really nice way to contrast with the tartness.
This is an enjoyable enough cuppa … not my favorite VIT from 52Teas but given some of the negative reviews on this one, I was worried that I’d really dislike it … and I don’t. I like it … not LOVE … but like, and I’d be willing to drink it anytime. (Just please serve it iced for me!)
this one is best served as an iced tea. The black tea base is somewhat astringent. Tasty mango and passion fruit notes. An enjoyable cuppa – like I said … I like this one way better iced!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/02/gold-rush-black-tea-blend-from-monterey-bay-spice-company/