4139 Tasting Notes
Nice! This has such a delicious, natural flavor. The black tea is robust but does not overwhelm, the bergamot tastes fresh and it has a pleasing contrast between sweet and tangy. The bergamot here seems sweeter than in Earl Grey teas… it’s not a heavy bergamot note, the bergamot and black tea meld together seamlessly. A bit of astringency toward the tail that cleanses the palate, imparting a floral aftertaste.
So good! Delicious malty tone but not quite as heavy as an Assam, I’d say it was somewhere in between Darjeeling and Assam – with flavors that match. There is a woody tone to it that reminds me of a Darjeeling. It is rich and earthy without being too strong. There is a fair amount of astringency, perhaps more than might be expected from a lighter bodied tea. But it is a crisp, tangy astringency, leaving the palate feeling clean and slightly dry. The aftertaste is earthy and a little sweet.
A very pleasant afternoon cuppa.
Backlog: This afternoon, my daughter and I went to the Lan Su Chinese Gardens in Portland. They have a Tao of Tea teahouse there, and we of course had to stop for a tea and some snacks. My daughter had the peppermint tisane while I had the Dragonwell. Quite nice – and a lovely way to spend the afternoon. The food was yummy too!
Thank you to DaisyChubb who sent some of this to me!
It would seem that this one is a hit or miss here, I happen to like it. It tastes very much like Butter Truffle from ESP Emporium. Nutty, sweet, and nicely spiced. I don’t really get a pastry taste from this, but, I do get a buttery note which kind of plays toward a pastry taste … not quite the bread-y part of a pastry but definitely the buttery, rich part. As I continue to sip, though, I notice the bread-like flavor develop.
I like this.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bottle of this tea.
It’s tasty. The first couple of sips were slightly off-putting because I could taste the stevia, but, after those initial sips, the rest of the flavors emerged and sort of washed over that funky stevia taste, so I didn’t taste it any more.
This is half lemonade-half tea, so the tea is having to share center stage with the lemonade, and it is therefore a lighter taste. But overall, I’m enjoying this, and the mellow mood part works, because, I am really feeling drowsy now … and I wasn’t before I opened the bottle. This stuff works better than a cup of chamomile tea. I’d like to keep it on hand for the relaxation properties, because I often have trouble falling asleep. I don’t think that will be an issue tonight.
Good night, Steepster!
Yum! Milk Oolong! So deliciously creamy and smooth. Sweet!
There is a lightness to this, it isn’t too heavy or creamy or cloying. It tastes like a natural milk Oolong rather than one of those artificially flavored ones. It has a delicious hint of vegetation that melds with the milk creaminess to give it an almost “creamed vegetable” kind of taste. It is sweet and very pleasant to sip.
Another winner from The Rabbit Hole. I’ve enjoyed everything I’ve tried from them.
Brewing the last little bit that I have of this tea … I do love this one, and I was inspired to brew some after finding some soap on etsy that was inspired by this tea: http://www.etsy.com/listing/68514508/spice-market-tea-soap-cinnamon-orange
I must get some of this soap!
Wow! This tea is good and strong! Definitely a good tea to get one going in the morning (and even though it’s 2:56 pm, it’s morning for me). Robust and deliciously malty. There is some bitterness to this (I steeped it for 2 1/2 minutes in boiling water), but I’m not finding it to be off-putting or undrinkable because of it. Rather, I think I find it just jolting enough to kind of help invigorate me.
There are some wonderful smoky tones to this, not a strong smokiness, but, in the background, somewhere beyond the malty tones, the hint of sweetness and the bitter mid-point. It all works together quite nicely, and forms a decent breakfast blend. Not the best breakfast blend I’ve tried (the best breakfast blend I’ve tried would be my own breakfast blend, aka LiberTeas Breakfast Blend, if you’re wondering), but it is enjoyable enough, and it would be a good tea to reach for on those days when I didn’t want to wake up but needed to.