4822 Tasting Notes
My first attempt with this Matcha … when prepared with hot water, I tasted a slight artificial taste to it, and I was a little disappointed. I had high hopes for a Matcha called Raspberry Truffle. The second time I prepared it, I prepared it as a latte, using half water and half whole milk, and this proved to be much tastier. The milk sort of cancels out the artificial taste and it also gives the matcha a creaminess that accentuates the truffle-ness of it very nicely.
Awesome as a latte … not so awesome as a traditionally prepared matcha. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/10/raspberry-truffle-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It’s really good. I was surprised to find that it’s no longer on the Compass Teas Website … I guess it’s either out of stock or it’s been discontinued. It’s a tasty tea, though.
It has a really nice Hazelnut flavor, and the black tea base is rich and bold! It would be a great first thing in the morning tea to help shake the sleepeez but, it is also nice as an afternoon pick me up. I’ve become quite a night owl lately, so, this is … my afternoon. Yes. 11:06 pm. Hey … it’s still AFTER noon.
A really tasty tea. I hope they bring this one back.
I enjoyed this chai tisane … it was spicy and sweet, and I loved the way the basil notes of the tulsi came through and highlighted the spices. Hints of mint gave this a very refreshing taste. The best part for me was the licorice tones from the fennel. A really nice chai with which to unwind.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/10/tulsi-india-chai-from-shanti-tea-2/
A really delicious black tea from Butiki Teas … but that should come as no surprise for anyone who has tasted Butiki’s teas … their teas are always amazing.
A delicious warm, slightly nutty tone, with fruity overtones. Very, very good.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/09/royal-golden-safari-black-tea-from-butiki-teas/
I brewed this as a black tea rather than as a pu-erh, but fortunately it did not come out too earthy. The aroma is more earthy than the flavor. Allow the tea to cool slightly to get the chocolate, cherry and chili notes to emerge. It’s really an interesting and tasty blend. Nice.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/09/mad-tea-party-from-indie-tea/
A really yummy blend. I like the combination of the black tea and Oolong tea base, I like that I don’t taste the rooibos much here. The apple and fig flavors meld together in a really tasty way. The spice is warm and I love the light licorice note. Really good.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/08/berkshire-apple-fig-blend-from-inspired-leaf/
A really delicious flavored Kukicha. The Yuzu really brightens the flavor, a pleasant citrus flavor that is somewhere between tangerine and grapefruit. Definitely a memorable tea.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/08/yuzu-kukicha-tea-blend-from-chado-tea-house/
Yeah, I have a huge bunch of teas to be backlogging, I haven’t been on steepster much.
I almost want to start this tasting note off by saying “for a chamomile tisane this is pretty tasty” but that’s kind of dissing it and I don’t really want to do that … because it’s actually really tasty. I usually shy away from chamomile but the truth is I don’t hate chamomile as much as I seem to think I do. This is really nice with the lemon-y tones. It’s also very relaxing.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/07/lemon-dreams-tisane-from-52teas/
It looks like Peter Asher’s website is down … or perhaps they’re no longer maintaining an online presence … because their website is gone.
This is a really tasty chai though. Sweet, spicy, and with a nice balance. My first few sips – before I added the “latte” to my cup – I noticed that there was something “missing” in the chai … but it was not a bad “missing” if that makes sense. I liked the difference I was tasting, and it definitely tasted different. Then I realized … there’s no cinnamon in this chai! I love cinnamon, but, it’s kind of neat to have a chai that focuses on the other spices in a masala chai. It’s smoother without the cinnamon … I can really taste the clove and cardamom.
A really tasty chai … delicious as a latte. YUM!