3907 Tasting Notes
LOVE! This is the second tea from Kally that I’ve tried, and I love it! I’m really loving this company.
This is a beautiful twist on the classic Earl Grey. The bergamot is subtle, and mingles well with the hint of apple and caramel in this blend. The floral tones stand out at the start, but subside as I continue to sip, with the caramel and apple tones becoming more apparent as I make my way toward the bottom of the cup… sigh this cup disappeared way too fast!
This one goes on my shopping list, because I need MORE!
This is a decent black tea. It is fairly mild, not what I would call bold but it does have a certain strength to it. It has some lovely fruit notes to it. It is sweet and pleasant, with an agreeable astringency at the tail … it is quite a gentle astringency that allows for the sweetness to continue through to the aftertaste.
A very nice Chun Mee. Pleasant fruity tones to this and a smooth, thick texture. Very soothing to sip on a cold, rainy evening.
Backlog: I enjoyed the last that I had on hand of this tea a little earlier this afternoon. Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/27/laoshan-northern-black-from-verdant-tea-2/
I brewed this last night to serve as iced tea today… and it is SO good iced.
I will miss this one…
Backlog: I made apple pear sauce this evening for dinner, and I steeped some of this to use as the liquid to cook down the fruit… And I steeped enough to enjoy a chai latte as well. YUM! It was delicious as a chai … and it made a delicious fruit sauce to go with pork chops.
As I have been sorting through my tea stash (it’s quite an undertaking, let me tell you), I have been coming across some teas that I stashed away because I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to order them again, among them was this … which is one of my favorite teas from 52Teas (in the top three… probably the top 2, second only to the French Vanilla Assam) It’s so yummy. Savory and wonderful, like a nourishing bowl of homemade tomato soup (not that nasty stuff that comes in a can) … only better, because it is also tea. It’s like combining two of my favorite comfort foods in one. Now… if somehow chocolate would go well with this, then I’d be in tea heaven.
And even though it has been a while since I’ve had this, it still tastes wonderful. I do need to try this with the bacon flavored tea, which means I’m probably going to have to buy more of the bacon flavored tea… and I think that I should also try it with the jalapeno tea just for fun.
This one is still not on their website. It’s quite enjoyable. Very rich and flavorful. It has hints of malt to it and a robust quality that reminds me a bit of an Assam, but the overall flavor is much smoother than a typical Assam, and it doesn’t have the astringency of an Assam.
A very enjoyable black tea!
The aroma of the dry leaf smells just like cherry cheesecake to me. I can even smell the graham cracker crust! The brewed tea offers very little fragrance, only hints of what I smelled before steeping.
I like this, but, it is a bit different than what I expected. This doesn’t really taste like cherry cheesecake. I mean, I taste the elements: I taste the cherry, I taste the tangy cheese, I even taste a buttery note that unifies with the toasty rice flavor of the genmaicha to form a crust-like flavor. And, then, of course, I taste the fresh, light notes of the green tea. But, somehow, these flavors don’t come together in a way that my palate identifies it as cherry cheesecake.
It is a very enjoyable tea – delicious even. But, just a little different than I’d thought it would be.
This one yields two infusions, with the second one tasting just as good as (if not better than) the first.
Hmm… this one is OK. It is not quite as chocolate-y as I hoped it would be. The orange is bright and flavorful, but the chocolate is almost like a background flavor. The Assam has a nice bold flavor with a hint of malt. Overall, an enjoyable tea, but, not as good as I thought it would be.