4139 Tasting Notes
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this.
Not bad, it tastes like … well … it tastes like Guayusa. No big surprises here, but it is invigorating and that’s what I need. Vegetal, but also rich and earthy, reminding me a bit more like a thinned coffee today – more so than usual. Who needs coffee when we have Guayusa?
Hmm… this is interesting. I’ve never had the cocktail before, as I’ve said before, I’m not a big drinker, I was at one time a bit more of a “party animal” than I am now, but back then my cocktail of choice was usually a fuzzy navel.
But, I’m liking this combination. I wasn’t really sure about it at first, because my thought was … cranberry + grapefruit = very sour and maybe even bitter. And yes, there certainly is some sour notes to this, but, not sour in a pucker-y kind of way… it has a smoothness to it, and the tartest part of it is the finish and aftertaste where I am getting that tangy grapefruit acidity, as well as the tingly berry tartness. But even that isn’t disagreeable, it has a pleasantness to it all.
The Sencha gives it a nice sweetness… and I think that while the zesty character of the fruit flavors tends to infringe upon the buttery aspects of the Sencha … it does so in a good way. It doesn’t really eliminate the buttery notes, it actually draws attention to it by cutting short its presence, if that makes sense.
These flavors work really well together, and I’m very pleasantly surprised by how much I’m enjoying this. It’s going to make a stunning iced tea!
This is FABULOUS! I actually do taste the minty connection with this tea. It’s not a strong, in-your-face minty kind of presence, but it is a crisp, cooling sensation that you might experience when sipping on a mint tea. It also has those lovely dried apricot notes as mentioned in the description, along with a smooth, almost creamy note that melds beautifully with the apricot tones.
A really lovely Darjeeling. Not nearly as astringent as some Darjeelings out there, the finish is sweet and dry, allowing for the enjoyment of the crisp aftertaste.
I have tried a couple of different Sun Moon Lake Black teas now, and I’m really enjoying them. They are certainly unique!
I love the aroma – rich and delicious with hints of fruit, and a little earthy, with notes of wood in the distance. It has a warm, comforting kind of fragrance.
Delicious. Sweet fruit notes, hints of sour, bold and invigorating while at the same time soothing. Hints of chocolate and an earthiness to it that reminds me of mushrooms. It has a woody/vegetative kind of taste too. It’s nice and complex… it has enough interest to it that it keeps me sipping.
WOW! This blend has a whole lot going on, but, somehow the immense combination of ingredients works together. It is hard to pin-point any one particular ingredient in this blend – but at the same time, I can’t imagine that this would taste quite the same without the blend the way it is.
I taste vegetative earthiness that I associate with the Yerba Maté as well as the Pu-erh, I taste the rich background that I would associate with black tea, but at the same time, I taste a light airy/sweet/creamy kind of taste and texture that I associate with the presence of white and green teas.
And the melangé of spices are quite nice, giving this an almost chai-like taste that is warm, cinnamon-y and peppery. I am loving the notes of licorice here, as well as the subtle hint of mint.
Yes, there is a lot going on, but, I really like this. I don’t know if I’d go so far as to say it’s a favorite of mine, but, it isn’t something I’d turn down, and if I were to go to a tea bar, and saw this on the menu and I was in need of a big caffeine boost, I’d definitely order it.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this rooibos.
This is seriously yummy. If you like Tiramisu but don’t want to indulge in all the calories, this is a tasty substitute. Sure, I’d rather eat the Tiramisu too, but, it’s not something I could eat everyday… this tisane, though … I think I could drink this every day. It’s yummy. Chocolate-y, caramel-y, sweet, and creamy. Hints of coffee. Rich and warm and really very good.
This is an amazing Shou Mei, delivering a lot more flavor than I expected. I taste the vanilla-y tones, and the spice notes as described, and I also taste a sweet dried fruit note that is almost like golden raisin… and just when I think I’ve got it pin-pointed to raisin, it tastes almost like apricot. It’s really quite amazing, how much flavor I’m getting from this white tea.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. I steeped it on the light side to avoid the effects of hibiscus, and it worked, all I’m really getting from the hibiscus here is color… I don’t even taste much from it, maybe just a hint of tart, which could just as easily be part of the berry as it could the hibiscus.
It is lightly sweet, a little tart, and pleasant to drink.
Thank you Russel Allyn for sending me some of this Oolong – it is delightful!
The aroma wafting from my cup at the moment is captivating, smelling sweet with hints of fruit, flower and honey. The early infusions also offered a very creamy element to the flavor and texture, with the creaminess waning by about the fourth infusion.
A really delicious Oolong – I love it.
The aroma of the dry leaf is sweet. I agree with TeaEqualsBliss – I smell the sweetness of dates here. Even the brewed tea has a hint of the date-like fragrance, and this translates to the flavor. Sweet, with hints of earth and leather, fruit undertones, and even hints of chocolate.
An really delightful Dian Hong. This is one I could drink every day.