4143 Tasting Notes
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It is astounding!
What a deliciously complex cup of tea. I will probably be echoing some of the other tasting notes here, because I do taste the sweet-potato/yam-like flavors, as well as the caramel-y undertones. I also taste a bit of spice to this, like a hint of nutmeg and pepper.
A remarkably good set of flavors to this tea… I’m so enjoying it! YUM!
I received a bit of this tea from a recent swap with DaisyChubb – thank you very much, DaisyChubb!
I really like this. I couldn’t find it on the Butiki Teas website, nor did I have any luck finding it anywhere here on Steepster. This is really quite tasty. The apple is a nice pairing with the flavor of the guayusa, and the spices weave their way in and out throughout the sip. It’s quite enjoyable. Sweet and delicious!
A lovely Oolong. I have tried the Fo Shou Superior Grade Oolong, which I also enjoyed. the charcoal notes were not particularly strong in the first couple of infusions, but, revealed themselves in later infusions. Nutty and sweet. Smoke note in the distance. The bergamot-like flavor was very faint in the first two infusions, but in the third and fourth infusions, it seemed to really brighten the cup. Not really a strong flavor, but just a hint of citrus-like flavor.
I received a can of this in my Foodzie tasting box for April, but, I didn’t try it until now… mostly because I was a little afraid. My first tastes of Guayaki products were not positive ones, and I worried that this would be more of the same… but this is REALLY quite good. The lime and tamarind offer nice hints of tartness to offset the sweetness (it’s a sweetened beverage), and there is just a hint of ginger in there too. I like how these flavors keep the tisane from being too cloyingly sweet. This is much better tasting – less sweet – than a typical can of soda.
And it is energizing, too, which I needed! I taste the yerba mate, but, it is not as strong as the flavors of lime and tamarind. There is an earthy vegetal note in the background, but nothing too strong and it all works together very nicely.
This is probably not something I’d stock the fridge with, but, it is something that if I found it while I was out and about and in need of something to drink, I’d reach for before I’d choose a soda or the average bottled ready to drink tea, which do tend to be too sweet for my liking.
A couple of weeks ago, my daughter and I visited Mint Tea in Vancouver for lunch, and this is the tea that I had with lunch… while checking out, I noticed that they had some available to purchase, so I bought some to take home.
This is really yummy, even better at home when I can control the brewing conditions. Overall, this is a very mellow cup of tea, the black tea is almost overwhelmed by the other ingredients, but, I still taste it in the background. The cinnamon and cloves are the strongest flavors, but they aren’t spicy or too powerful. The orange comes in next, making this almost an orange spice tea, but, it’s still quite different, too, because it is milder than a typical orange spice.
The almond comes in just after the orange, and the apple and currant are the softest flavors here, sometimes almost missed, but I doubt this tea would taste the same without them. It’s a fruity, sweet, and warmly spiced tea, quite enjoyable. Not a good tea to start the day with, though, because it doesn’t have that get-up-and-go that one might need … and since this IS my first cup of the day, I think today is the day that I drink my can of iced yerba mate in the fridge … because I do need some get-up-and-go!
I purchased this tea because it sounded like it would be AWESOME iced, and with the warm weather on its way (I think its on its way, although based on the weather of the last couple of days, you’d think it’s still autumn), I wanted to have a few teas in my stash for iced tea brewing.
And this seems made for iced tea. The flavors are a bit less distinct when its hot, but as it cools they really come to life. The pineapple and blueberry are pretty evenly paired here. The pineapple stays throughout the entire sip, and lingers into the aftertaste, but it is lighter than the burst of blueberry flavor that I taste just after the start but slowly subsides toward the end of the sip. It is sweet and tart, but, not too tart.
A very nice tea. Good hot, even better cold.
Thank you to DaisyChubb for sending me this … this is a tea I’ve wanted to try for a while now, so thank you so much for giving me this opportunity!
This is so yummy! Berry sweet, chocolate-y rich and it has a satisfying baked cake kind of taste to it too. Very smooth, not overly astringent, very rich and delicious. Decadent even.
This is one to add to the shopping list when the holiday season arrives.
Thanks DaisyChubb for sending me a bit of this tea.
It would appear that this tea has had mixed reviews, some like it and some really do not. I’m really enjoying it! The sweet, buttery tones of the Oolong meld quite well with the rich flavor of caramel.
It has an overall, lighter flavor and texture than most caramel teas that I’ve tried, but, I kind of like that. I do think I’d prefer a caramel flavored black tea over this Oolong, but I wouldn’t turn my nose up at a cup of this if it were offered.
Not a bad cuppa, quite enjoyable.
Oh wow! This is so lovely! Just as the description suggests, I can really taste a crisp minty note. There is no mint in this tea, and it is not a flavored tea, this is just a natural characteristic of this tea. Amazing. It is sweet, no bitterness, with a rich, smooth, malty quality. A very comforting tea – the kind you want to drink hot and with which you want to curl up under a cozy blanket in front of a fireplace. Which is kind of nice because we have been experiencing a rather chilly spring day today.
I really like this one… I hope that T-Oolong gets it in stock again.