3907 Tasting Notes
This is a really refreshing blend. The tea base is both green and black tea, so the flavor is rich and sweet without being too bold. This allows the flavors of mint and vanilla to really shine through. The flavor is crisp and sweet and very pleasant.
I didn’t realize I had yet another of the Morawaka estate Ceylon teas to try. It must have gotten misplaced in my stash… not a difficult thing to do, but as I have been sorting through my stash to get it under some semblance of order, I came across it the other day and decided it was high time to try it.
A very pleasant single estate Ceylon, mild and bright. A fair amount of astringency that imparts a tangy note that lingers in the aftertaste. Fairly smooth and quite enjoyable.
Backlog: I had this tea yesterday. This is one of the six new-to-me teas in the Box of Chocolate Sampler. Here is my full-length review:
I LOVE that this sampler had so many new tea selections in it! This one has been my favorite so far.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this rooibos.
I’m not a big fan of plain rooibos, but, this one is not bad. I like it because it’s organic, and as I have said, there is a difference in taste between the organic and the conventionally grown rooibos. The organic rooibos has less of that funky sweet aftertaste, and tends to be smoother. This has an agreeable nutty overtone, with hints of a woody undertone.
It’s a pleasant tisane, nice for later in the evening when I want less caffeine.
I’m LOVING this commemorative blend. I was a bit unsure about it at first, as it is a blend with both black and white teas and I sometimes find these to be a bit disagreeable because the white tea needs a lower temperature which doesn’t always do the black tea justice. However, I find that just enough of the black tea flavor comes through here and it’s lighter flavor helps the white tea to shine through.
The sharp, tangy flavor of the bergamot is softened by the sweet, creamy flavor of vanilla in the blend, and I find that the rose in the blend accentuates the bergamot, bringing the floral tones of this citrus fruit into focus.
A very pleasant blend, I like it very much.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea.
I’m quite enjoying it. I love the spice tones and how they contrast the sweet fruit notes and also complement the pumpkin. It’s a very unusual tea with a very odd set of flavors, but, somehow they manage to work together quite well.
In the description of this tea, Mandala Tea compares it to a LongJing. For me, though, I think I like this better than a typical LongJing! This is milder, sweeter and smoother. Don’t get me wrong, I love a good LongJing, but, there is just something special about this Ding Gu Da Fang. So sweet and light, it reminds me a bit of a Yellow Tea.
This is an excellent Gyokuro, perhaps the best I’ve tried yet. So sweet and young and fresh, quite like a dew drop on a young sprig of spring grass. Lightly creamy in the background – nothing heavy so it doesn’t weigh down the tea, but instead highlights the sweetness of the overall cup.
A very pleasant cup … I like this very much.
YUM! Of the three flavors that I’ve tried from Jaipur Avenue thus far, this one is my favorite. I love the heat of the ginger … it’s hot, but not too hot to the point where it’s overpowering. It toes that line between just right and too hot… and I’m loving every sip of it.
This is one seriously awesome chai!
This is the first tea that I tried from the Box of Chocolate sampler. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/02/14/white-chocolate-strawberry-from-52teas/