4839 Tasting Notes
I had this tea a few days ago. I think I made it a tad too strong, because the flavor was very strong and astringent and concentrated. Like it needed to be diluted.
It was not a bad tea … but, Shanti has many other teas that I prefer over this one. Not bad, not great … and this one is not on Shanti’s website any longer, so either it’s sold out, or they agree with my thoughts on it.
But because I may have made the tea too strong, I’m not going to rate it numerically, as it may have been taster’s error and not the fault of the tea.
when I saw the ingredients to this one, I was like “why?” Why does there need to be hibiscus in an Oolong blend? Why???
Why ruin an Oolong with hibiscus?
This is alright. It would be better without hibiscus. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/23/peach-oolong-blend-from-rishi-tea/
I’m back with a bunch of backlogs! This Blueberry Wild Child is pretty good considering it’s a hibiscus tisane which I normally dislike. The hibiscus is not overdone though, and that’s what I like. There’s enough hibiscus to lend a nice body to the cup and some tartness to enhance the flavor of the blueberry without going overboard. It doesn’t taste too tart nor does it feel too thick or syrupy. (although I would recommend only steeping it for 5 – 6 minutes.)
Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/22/blueberry-wild-child-fruit-tisane-from-tiesta-tea/
There is only one other tasting note for this tea, and I actually enjoyed this tea … unlike the other taster. Ah, well, to each their own, right? I found the cinnamon to be really amazing in this … I loved the balance between cinnamon and tea.
Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/22/ceylon-cinnamon-tea-from-cinnamon-vogue/
Very earthy aroma which kind of made me hesitant to try it, but, I’m glad I got over it. This is a nice, ripened pu-erh. It doesn’t taste nearly as earthy as it smells. It certainly does have earthy notes, sort of mushroom-y, sweet notes that are a cross between molasses and caramel.
Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/21/fengqing-golden-buds-ripened-pu-erh-cake-tea-2005-from-teavivre/
A really fantastic Silver Needle. Sweet with a lovely delicate quality. Fresh tasting with mellow vegetative tones.
Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/21/silver-needle-white-tea-bai-hao-yinzhen-from-enjoying-tea/
A tasty honeybush blend … then again, Frank has a way with honeybush. I like the combination of the nutty, honey-sweet notes of the honeybush together with the strawberry and rhubarb. I love the way rhubarb accentuates the strawberry so that it just tastes more like strawberry to me. The flavors are sweet with notes of tart.
I can’t say that this tastes like strawberry rhubarb pie … because, well, I’ve never had strawberry rhubarb pie. But, I certainly do find this blend to be enjoyable. Sweet, juicy, and tasty. My youngest daughter also loves this one!
I enjoyed this lovely “nighttime” blend … which I call a nighttime blend only because of the chamomile and the lavender, which have very calming effects on me. It is a very calming tisane. The peppermint was very rejuvenating in its own way, though. Minty, citrus-y, and delightfully floral. A really nice, soothing blend.
A really delightful flavored Oolong. The Oolong is sweet, creamy and slightly vegetative, and this melds nicely with the notes of tropical fruit. Floral notes also complement these flavors. I tasted notes of peach, mango and papaya, with a distinct pineapple note.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/19/tropical-heaven-oolong-from-kally-tea/
A really enjoyable black (Red) tea from Shang Tea … thank you Azzrian for sending me a sampling of it! This is really good, hints of chocolate-y tones, lovely fruit notes with a honey-esque undertone. One of those teas that you just … want to keep drinking and start missing the moment you finish the last sip! A delight … a very memorable tea!