4840 Tasting Notes
The dry leaf is cute and whimsical with the shamrock candy sprinkles … although this is certainly not a buying point for me, because I’d just as soon the candy sprinkles not be part of a tea. I understand the philosophy behind it though, because a tea vendor wants the tea to be visually appealing. So this tea definitely has that.
However, this tea also has GREAT flavor. The black tea base is rich and malty and strong … vaguely resembling a good Irish Breakfast tea. But then there’s more to this … because there is a delightful Irish Cream flavor to it … sweet, creamy and just a hint of that liqueur flavor. I like that this is creamy enough to serve non-latte (without dairy) because I prefer not to add milk to my teas. This had a really lovely “latte” taste without the latte.
A really yummy tea – a great way to start the day! http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/25/connemara-morning-black-tea-blend-from-trail-lodge-tea/
Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this Matcha to try. It is YUM! I had mine as a latte … I found that the creaminess of the latte was a nice match for the sweet, luscious butterscotch flavor.
This was a “robust” flavored, classic grade of matcha, and I think that if I were to order it again, I’d go with the robust flavoring as well, because there was a really nice balance between flavor of Matcha and butterscotch flavoring.
A really delicious Matcha – thanks again Azzrian!
An outstanding Oolong! Ali Shan Oolong teas are my favorite, but, if I had to choose a second, this one would certainly be a contender. In fact, if I spent more time with this tea, it could even be a contender to replace my beloved Ali Shan – this stuff ROCKS!
Delightfully fruity with notes of citrus and stone fruit. Woodsy tones and a sweet honey-esque note. One of the sweetest, most enjoyable Oolong teas I’ve ever enjoyed!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/24/fenghuang-guifei-oolong-tea-from-mountain-tea/
A really tasty blend. Mellow is definitely the key word in the name of this tea … the black tea base is mild and not an overly aggressive nor would I describe it as particularly invigorating … it does have caffeine though … it’s just not one of those teas that I’d drink for a caffeine PUSH that sometimes I need. Instead, this is a tea that I’d drink when I want something relaxing but not put me to sleep. This is nice and mellow.
I love the flavor combination of mango and peach. Sweet, juicy and fruity. Great iced!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/23/mellow-mango-peach-black-tea-from-della-terra-teas/
This is a tasty tisane … although I have to admit that I was a little surprised by it. By the name of it, I expected there to be some warming sort of ingredient in it like chili pepper or ginger … but no. It is smooth and sweet and not at all peppery or spicy.
There is a nice balance between tart and sweet here … not so tart that I puckered, but, enough tart to keep it from tasting too overwhelmingly sweet.
Enjoyable … makes a really great iced tea! Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/23/fireberry-tisane-from-tiesta-tea/
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/