3907 Tasting Notes
Wow! This tea sure packed a punch of surprising flavor. I really was not expecting to like this as much as I do. I was less than enthused by the thought of a cinnamon and lemon flavored tea. Especially from 52Teas, especially from Frank, the man who brought us the amazing Tomato, Basil and Black Pepper tea, the outrageous Maple Bacon Tea, and the unbelievably good Buttered Cinnamon Raisin Toast tea. Where’s the wow factor in a Cinnamon Lemon Bai Mu Dan?
The wow factor is in the flavor! This tastes amazing. The lemon is sweet not pucker-y or sour (although there are some tart notes there, especially noticeable in the aftertaste), and it is a complex lemon flavor. Not just like a squeeze-of-lemon-juice-in-my-tea lemon, but also a zesty-zest-from-the-lemon lemon, and a sweet-and-creamy-lemon-curd lemon all in one.
The cinnamon is perfectly balanced with the lemon, and they complement and contrast each other so well. The spice of the cinnamon curbs the sourest lemon-y notes so that I’m not puckering when I sip, and the lemon flavor softens the spiciest tones of the cinnamon so that it doesn’t taste hot or spicy, but warm and gentle.
And the bai mu dan is a perfect base for this too, it is light, creamy and sweet.
So VERY good.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is alright. Not the best Uji Genmaicha that I’ve tried, but, it’s not bad either. Unlike other Uji Genmaicha, I can hardly taste the Matcha in this. It is very toasty and delicious, but considerably lighter in composition than what I expected. Good, but not great.
YUM! I do love me some Oolong! This is a remarkable Tie Guan Yin. Very rich and flavorful – brothy even! Sweet, floral and buttery.
An exceptional Tie Guan Yin … Norbu is one of the very best when it comes to Oolong!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this very unique tea!
At first, I thought that there was some kind of mistake when I opened the package – there’s a mini tuocha in there! The tuocha adds a little earthiness to the cup, but what I like is how the other teas work together to soften the earthiness of it, making for a very smooth and palatable cup. Sweet and remarkably well balanced given the number of teas that are in this blend! The strawberry and pineapple are more of an accent to the primary flavors of the teas, and I like that!
Really very nice!
This is a fabulous tea! The flavor of the peach is very rich and sweet and juicy! It tastes very authentic, like a fresh, ripe peach. YUM!
I like also that I can taste both the black and the green teas in this blend, the green tea tastes light and slightly vegetative, while the black tea adds an earthiness and gives it a very well-rounded sort of taste.
A very pleasant tea to sip. I started sipping on this when it was hot, and I went back to refill my cup and let it cool, and it is awesome cooled too – it would be a great iced tea.
Backlog: I finished a cup of this about an hour or so ago, and I absolutely loved it. My full-length review of it will be publishing in a few hours on SororiTea Sisters.
Sweet strawberry flavor with a tingly, tart aftertaste, and a smooth chocolate overtone. Very, very good.
I think I’m in love! Having tried a few chai mixes in the past, and not enjoying all the ones that I’ve tried, I was a little skeptical, but let me tell you, this is a delicious chai. Sweet – yes – but I don’t find it cloying. I can taste ginger and cloves and cinnamon here – there may be other spices as well, but these are the most prominent, with ginger leading the way. It is very creamy due to the addition of milk to the mix, but, I like that it still tastes like black tea and spices more than it tastes like a milky hot beverage.
I like this one a whole lot!
This is an excellent Dragonwell, one of the best I’ve tried. It has a light buttery quality to it, smooth and rich but at the same time, very light and soothing. I am loving this oh so much.
I always fret before placing an order with Andrews & Dunham because their products are a little pricy, but, after I’ve tried the tea, I’ve yet to think “wow, I feel ripped off” – I always feel that I’ve definitely gotten my moneys worth with the tea I order from them, and this time is no exception. It’s superb!
I’ve been wanting to try this tea for quite some time now, so when I placed my last order with Teas Etc, I finally broke down and purchased some. I’m glad I did, it is really delightful. I didn’t notice that there is also jasmine green tea in this blend, so I brewed it as I would normally brew a black Earl Grey (boiling water) and it still tastes amazing… I’m wondering if I should try and tweak it by lowering the temperature for the jasmine… I probably will do that, just to see how the flavors develop with a lower temperature. As it is though, I’m enjoying this cup immensely. Very delicious.
I haven’t had the opportunity to try many Tai Ping teas, so, my experience with them is somewhat limited. However, of the very few that I’ve tried, I can say that this one is the best of them.
The leaves are beautiful (but then, the long, flat, deep green leaves are characteristic of a Tai Ping. If I recall correctly, the others were more of a light green … almost a dusty green, these are a much deeper shade of green)
Sweet, vegetative (reminds me a bit of lima beans!) and very smooth. Very fragrant, with notes of vegetation and flowers in the aroma. What a lovely cup!