4834 Tasting Notes
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/
I like the Irish Cream flavor here, At first I thought this might be another Irish Breakfast with a vanilla cream note (I love those as well) but I was happily surprised to find that this has delightful, subtle Irish Cream Liqueur notes. Very nice.
Strong, malty, and delicious tea base (don’t oversteep it as it may result in a bitter cup). Very enjoyable.
I think that TeaEqualsBliss sent me a bit of this tea too. Thanks!
I really like this one. I don’t recall offhand if I’ve had another vanilla Oolong, I very well may have … but, none come to mind immediately. I love the way vanilla and Oolong work together. A really stunning combination.
Sweet, creamy, notes of vegetation (but only slight notes) … the vanilla is really luxurious and decadent in this! So sweet and smooth and creamy! YUM!
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! It’s really a beautifully crafted tea – the leaves scrolled up in little rings. So lovely! It’s fun to watch them brew too!
Delightfully vegetative with notes of fruit, overall, I’m finding the flavor to be mellow yet invigorating. A really lovely cuppa.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/16/daughter-rings-green-tea-from-natures-tea-leaf/
I’m glad that the hibiscus here is added with a light hand. I didn’t even really notice the hibiscus except for the pale pink-ish hue to the brew. It didn’t impart a strong tart-y flavor, nor did it leave the liquid feeling thick or syrupy. Just pink. I like that. Thank you Fusion, for getting hibiscus right.
The green tea base is sweet, slightly creamy and earthy. The raspberry is sweet yet tart, and I guess the hibiscus does help to accentuate the tart in the raspberry, but it doesn’t hit me over the head with the obvious hibiscus flavor. It tastes more like … well, like raspberry.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/15/raspberry-sunburst-green-tea-from-fusion-teas/
This tea has a nice floral tone to it, reminiscent to honeysuckle. Notes of slightly underripe plum (sweet and sour), as well as hints of citrus. There is a nice earthy undertone to this cup, with notes of wood and leather.
Overall, a refreshing cup. I enjoyed it. Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some!
A pleasantly spiced chai … it has a nice sweet-yet-spicy appeal to it. I like the balance between the spicy and sweet here … this blend is really nicely crafted. The spices are strong but not overpowering. The black tea base is a strong, malty Assam and it adds a nice richness to the cup.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/14/organic-masala-chai-blend-from-fashionista-tea/
Sweet, juicy and delicious! This tea really delivers on the blood orange flavor. The black tea base is mild and allows the flavors of the blood orange to really shine through. It’s a very bright, refreshing tea. A nice one to serve iced!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/13/blood-orange-flavored-black-tea-from-mahamosa/
I brewed this tea without reading the website prior to brewing … so I brewed it the way I would brew a black tea … without making accommodations for the green tea (a genmaicha). Fortunately, the boiling water did not produce a bitter tasting cup.
This is a deliciously chocolate-y tea. It lacks any real green tea notes to speak of. If I slurp the tea to aerate, I notice barely there hints, but really, they are very difficult to discern. Mostly what I taste is chocolate and black tea, and I’m not complaining about tasting a lot of chocolate!
Mid-cup, some of the toasty nut flavors of the genmaicha start to emerge and I like the way these meld with the chocolate notes and add depth to the cup. This is a really pleasant cuppa from Just Add Honey.