4823 Tasting Notes
A really nice twist on the classic Earl Grey. You know me, I love me some Earl Grey. I’m not always fond of smoky teas though, so this was a questionable tea for me to order, I guess I was feeling adventurous when I did order it.
I’m glad that the smokiness is not overwhelming. It IS smoky, but, the smoked notes do not interfere with the tangy citrus notes of bergamot. In fact, I really liked how these two flavors mingled together to create a very unique and lovely kind of flavor that was kind of new to my palate, but at the same time, familiar. I like!
A memorable tea.
A delightful flavored green tea where the green tea comes out first and foremost. That is to say that this is a green tea that’s been flavored, not an overly flavored green tea. I can taste the green tea here!
Lovely vegetative tones that are not sharp, Smooth, sweet, grassy note, with a hint of rose and hint of citrus. Overall, a very nice cuppa.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/21/midnight-magic-green-tea-from-shanti-tea/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
A really nice Golden Yunnan. Delicious, caramel-y yumminess!
I love that every leaf is fully golden … not just the tips. The full leaf is gold. Well, actually, these truly are BUDS … not so much leaves, but the leaf bud. And they aren’t just tipped in gold, but they are fully golden and bursting with flavor.
A rich and smooth tea. Very satisfying. One of those teas that I could drink everyday! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/20/golden-buds-black-tea-from-spire-tea/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this chai … when I first saw you write a tasting note on it, I wanted to try it … I mean … Spiced Doughnut Chai? UM … YUMMMMMM!
Unfortunately, I just didn’t get a “spiced doughnut chai” taste out of it … at least, not the way I was expecting it. I expected more of a sweet, dessert-y kind of taste … you know, some, sweet, cake-y, doughnut-y kind of flavor there … but it just wasn’t there the way I had anticipated.
It is STILL yummy chai. VERY yummy! It just doesn’t live up to the Spiced Doughnut as promised in the name of the Chai. You know? So, I’ll still rate it fairly high because I liked what I tasted, I just didn’t get what I thought I would … or what I hoped for with a name like Spiced Doughnut Chai.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/20/spiced-doughnut-chai-black-tea-blend-from-compass-teas/
Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of her custom tea. This is tasty!
The words of description for this tea – Rainforest, Autumn, Rich spice scents, Costa Rica, Full-Bodied, Meditative Toasty, Aromatic, Fruity, Spicy, Exotic, Intense, Earth Tones – match this cuppa to a TEA!
A really delicious chai-like blend. Spicy … but nicely contrasted with notes of Sarsaparilla. I really like this tea a lot! When I re-order my personal blend (which I need to do soon!) I will have to inquire about getting some of this one too!
I love Life in Teacup. I can’t recall a time when I’ve been disappointed in a tea that I’ve had from them. I’m not saying it hasn’t happened, just saying that I can’t recall it … so either it hasn’t happened or it wasn’t a very memorable, “stand out” disappointment. Life In Teacup is always quality.
This is a lovely silver needle. The leaves are so fluffy and soft. The flavor is sweet, delicate and delightful. I taste sweet floral notes and hints of hay.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/19/bai-hao-silver-needle-yin-zhen-from-life-in-teacup/
YUM! I’ve had at least one or two different chai blends made with Genmaicha as the base, but I think that this one is the best that I’ve had. I like the level of spice here, it’s spicy, but not so spicy that it overwhelms the gentler base of green tea and toasty rice.
It has a nice, peppery taste – again, not overly peppered – and it’s just … really nicely flavored. Just the right amount of spice. Sweet, toasty, lush and “green” with warm spice.
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! I love watermelon so I was confident I’d like this.
This tea greatly benefits from a few minutes of cool time after it’s been brewed. When served piping hot from the teapot hot … the watermelon flavor is a bit muted, but, once it cools slightly (still hot, just not piping hot), the flavor shines through nicely. This makes an EXCELLENT iced tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/18/watermelon-black-tea-from-compass-teas/
I love Aiya. They’re really a great company – and they provide some of the finest Japanese teas available. I have never been disappointed by a tea from them. They’re always fresh, always amazing.
This Japanese Sencha is no exception – fresh, vegetative, and so lovely to sip.
Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/17/organic-sencha-green-tea-from-aiya/