3878 Tasting Notes
This is a really good Assam. I am especially impressed by it as it is a bagged tea. It is very strong, lovely amount of malt. So very good and rich and just what I needed to help me shake off the residual sleepeeeeee feeling that I have. Yes, I know it’s 12:40 in the afternoon, but, I am a night owl, so this is still quite early for me.
Fortunately, this helps!
I have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss this IS total comfort. As I wrote in my full-length review of this tea (which will publish next week) – this is like comfort food in liquid form. So rich and creamy and decadent. It is like a liquified vanilla spiced custard.
The vanilla dominates, the spices are mild as is the flavor of the tea. In most cases, I would probably say that is not a good thing, but in this case… it is definitely GOOD.
So very very very good.
This is really tasty. The apple and pear come through nicely, but the green tea is the strongest note. It is a little grassy, sweet and very pleasant. I took a few sips while it was hot, then I decided this would be best iced, so I let it chill. And this tea is SO good, so refreshing iced!
I shared some of this with some friends, and am now enjoying the last of this tea. I have enjoyed it while it lasted! It was very yummy!
I am in love … with this tea!
Oh my goodness. Steven Smith never fails to exceed my expectations. I’m actually all giddy about how good this tea is.
The black tea base is brisk and moderately astringent, well-rounded but not too aggressive. Mellow. Medium-bodied and delicious. The rose adds only a barely-there hint of flavor to the cup: I can taste rose, but it is ever so subtle. The chamomile doesn’t add a lot of flavor to the cup either, but I don’t think that the blend would be quite the same without it. The citrus is the strongest flavor just after the flavor of the black tea itself, but it still has a light crispness to it. It is bright and gently sweet and so delightful.
I am in love.
What a lovely chocolate and rose flavored tea. No, it isn’t as good as Chocolate Rose Romance, but, then, I do think I’m a little biased there. But it is good. The rose and the chocolate are pretty evenly matched. Both are strong components, but I like that I can still taste black tea there too.
This is very, very good!
Wow! I am really surprised by this Pu-erh. I was very hesitant to try it, I was worried that Pu-erh was going to ruin my beloved bergamot. But they balance each other out very well. The Pu-erh is strong and earthy, and the bergamot is equally as strong, and the bright, citrus-y notes really shine through.
I can’t say that this is my favorite Earl Grey, but it is definitely one of my favorite Pu-erh teas.
PS: Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of her custom blend!
An interesting blend. The orange is the strongest note, and the apple softens it a little bit, giving it a tangy citrus and sweet apple-y kind of front note. The nutty tones of the honeybush and rooibos are complimented by the almond. The cinnamon isn’t very prominent, but it does give a little depth to the cup.
I enjoyed this.
An AWESOME Oolong. Very flavorful. Delightful fruit tones of apricot and peach, and the osmanthus tones accentuate the peach-y flavors very nicely. I don’t know that I taste the individual nutty tones as mentioned in the description, but I definitely do taste a toasted nut flavor. I also taste the firewood … in fact, before having read the description, after my first sip, thoughts of firewood filled my head, and I didn’t know why until after reading the description and I realized that the tea had inspired those thoughts because of the warm, lightly smoky wood notes within the cup.
Very flavorful – this is the Oolong to suggest to someone who thinks that the flavor of Oolong is too delicate. This brew is definitely NOT delicate … a very rich flavor!
This time around, I brewed at a lower temperature, and this allowed the jasmine and green tea notes to emerge. I think I prefer this prepared with boiling water, actually, because as much as I love jasmine, I also love Earl Grey and I think that this tea should be a rose and earl grey blend rather than a jasmine blend with bergamot and rose background notes.
Still delicious either way, though.