4834 Tasting Notes
A LOVELY tea from Verdant … of course, that seems a little redundant, since nearly every tea I’ve ever had from Verdant has been absolutely amazing. I can’t recall one that I’ve really disliked … I can always order in confidence from them because I know I can trust them to deliver awesomeness.
This tea was indeed awesome. It has an Oolong-ish sort of fragrance to it. Being a California girl, I sort of disagree with the suggestion that there are flavors like avocado in this tea – but, I can see how the comparison can be made. That said, I think an avocado tea would be awesome.
Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/01/31/mi-lan-dancong-black-tea-from-verdant-tea/
Sorry about the number of backlogs … I’m trying to get caught up.
This is a delightful Earl Grey offering from Lu-Lin Teas. I’ve tried a few Lu-Lin teas now (watch for more reviews coming soon) and I have been very impressed with their teas. And it’s a really nice company too, having had a few email conversations with Hannah from Lu-Lin. She is really pleasant, and I appreciate her dedication to fine teas.
This is a very silky tasting tea. Very smooth … with a nice balance between tea flavor and bergamot. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/01/30/posh-earl-grey-from-lu-lin-teas/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
I don’t hate this as much as some other people did. But, it wasn’t the greatest cup of tea I’ve had either. I do like the representation of fig in this cup, it has a decent fig flavor. I tasted hints of citrus. Overall, it was just ok. Not something I’d order again (which is a good thing since it doesn’t appear to be available any longer) but if I were offered it, I wouldn’t mind drinking it again.
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea. It’s a nice Golden Nepal … it has a very bright flavor … nice wine-like finish. Sweet. I didn’t get the chocolate notes that my Sister experienced, but, I’m enjoying it nonetheless. This tastes more like a Darjeeling to me than a tea that would offer chocolate-y notes, although it has a richer taste and a thicker body than I’m used to from a Darjeeling.
Overall, a pleasant cuppa, but probably not one I’d stock up on.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea. I can’t find this on Upton’s website anymore so I’m guessing it’s sold out.
I disagree with my Sister on one point regarding this tea … it doesn’t look like fannings to me, but it is a very finely cut CTC. It is a very rich and flavorful tea, nice amount of malt and a wine-y quality to it as well. A nice Assam … it definitely does have a harsh side to it and I think if it was left to steep too long it would have been bitter (I steeped it for 2 minutes and that produced a really flavorful cup with minimal bite)
A good Assam … I’ve tasted better, but, this one certainly would work as a good jump start in the morning when you need one.
Just finishing up a cup of this now. It’s pretty darned good. Sweet, chocolate-y, warmly spiced … with just a hint of orange. The Pu-erh brings out the earthy notes in the spices … I like how well this blend works together … it’s not overly energizing (I don’t feel really caffeinated after drinking it) so it’s nice to drink later in the day. It’s good as a latte, but I like it even better without the dairy.
A lovely pear tea … I was surprised to see that it has been retired. It’s really nice. A really unique approach to the flavor of pear … it is sweet and the pear tastes authentic, and I love the touch of anise. The floral notes are nice too. But the anise really is what makes this tea just … amazing for me. I am glad I got to order some before it was retired.
This tea took me by surprise … first in learning that it wasn’t just a rooibos blend, but a black tea and rooibos blend. The combination of these two leaves makes for a lighter base, and I think that this allows for a richer chocolate flavor to come through. I also love the coconut and vanilla additions to this … it gives the cup a smooth, creamy, sweet profile. It’s a bit like a latte without dairy. Nice!
I liked it a whole lot!
PS: I can’t say enough about how awesome the packaging is from Fashionista too! It is REALLY fun to receive a package from them.