4840 Tasting Notes
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tisane to try.
this is a very minty cuppa – so minty that it nearly overpowers the rooibos flavor which, in my opinion, is not a bad thing because I prefer the taste of mint over the taste of rooibos. There is a hint of “something” in the background … slightly nutty and sweet, but, not a strong, distinguished flavor.
A really nice tisane, here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/10/dragon-mint-rooibos-blend-from-shanti-tea/
Thank you Azzrian for sending me some of this tea. This is a surprisingly strong white tea – stronger in flavor than the typical delicate white tea. While I do enjoy those delicate white tea too, it’s nice when I come across something a little different.
Sweet, vegetative (reminiscent of freshly cut hay) … it’s a very fresh tasting tea. Tasty nutty tones. This is one of those teas that keeps me sipping because each sip is a new adventure. I liked this one a lot.
I was quite happy that there was no hibiscus in this blend. Sweet, floral, lovely lavender notes! The chamomile adds a light, apple-y flavor. Hints of rose, and the bilberry adds a nice hint of tart.
A very enjoyable tisane to relax with. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/09/bilberry-chamomile-bliss-from-the-whistling-kettle/
Yum! This is a tea that benefits from a few moments cooling time … to allow the flavors to develop. The coconut flavors are prominent, with a nice nutty undertone that doesn’t necessarily scream out to me that it’s a macadamia nut flavor but, it’s still quite a nice, warm, nutty flavor. The bake-y quality of the black tea lends a cookie-ish note to the cup and ties it all together. It’s really tasty.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/08/coconut-macaroon-black-tea-blend-from-compass-teas/
I miss Fringe. I miss Walter Bishop. I think if it was not for his character on that show, I probably would have stopped watching it … I mean, I still liked the story line (although I do agree with Frank that it did not live up to it’s potential), but, I didn’t like it enough to tune in every week. I tuned in every week to see what Walter would call Astrid … or what crazy yet brilliant thing he’d say or do. In my opinion, he is one of the greatest television characters ever.
I was very happy that Frank created a tribute tea for him … and this is really a fitting tribute for Walter Bishop. My only complaint is that I taste too much honeybush here … I wanted more strawberry and creamy vanilla tones and less honeybush, but it all worked together quite well anyway.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/07/walter-bishop-honeybush-tisane-from-52teas/
PS: It gets 100 rating for no other reason than because it’s Walter Bishop’s tea.
An amazing green tea … sweet, vegetative, remarkably smooth … smoother than many other Japanese Sencha teas I’ve experienced. It’s sweeter than other sencha teas too, with less of that bitter intonation. A delightful creaminess to the cup as well. One of the nicest Japanese Sencha teas that I’ve had the opportunity to try.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/07/sencha-tea-chashi-meijin-imperial-gold-from-chado-tea-house/
Thanks to Em for sending me some of this tea. This is a delicious white tea – quite beautiful. Sweet, hay-like, with delightful nutty tones. It’s warm and toasty.
Here’s my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/06/white-leaf-and-bud-single-estate-white-tea-from-teajo-teas/
A really good blend that has just the right level of smokiness for me. I don’t generally like a heavy smoky tone … I have come around to enjoying an occasional Lapsang Souchong now and then but I don’t really consider them a favorite, and I find that I prefer it when I find a tea like this one, that utilizes Lapsang Souchong as part of a blend so that the smokiness is subdued.
This is flavorful and satisfying … a nice cup for first thing in the morning. Brightly flavored with nice caramel undertones and that lovely wisp of smoke.