4322 Tasting Notes
An absolutely LOVELY oolong! The aroma of the dry leaf is herbal with floral tones, the brewed tea is more delicate with a vegetal note and hints of flower.
Delicate and light but still full-flavored. Sweet and very creamy. Floral with light vegetal notes. Later infusions develop the vegetative notes, and the creamy notes begin to subside, but it is still very delicious and well worth the effort to resteep.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/27/da-yu-ling-high-mountain-oolong-tea-eco-cha/
This is a pretty good green tea. The Acai is quite tart, and I’m not usually a fan of tart flavors, but, since Acai is a tart berry, I guess I anticipated that this would be tart. There is a good balance between green tea and berry taste, and the buttery notes of the green tea soften the tart notes of the Acai just a bit to make it more palatable to my tart-sensitive palate.
I liked it … my daughter really liked it. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/26/acai-green-tea-from-sarabeths/
I really, really liked this. I didn’t know quite what to expect from it … I mean, I love Jasmine as some of you are probably aware, and I LOVE chocolate (I’ve never really made any secret of my chocoholicism have I?) But these were two flavors that I wasn’t too sure about combining.
But it works! And I think it works because of the Hojicha base. The roasty-toasty, nutty flavors of the hojicha meld beautifully with both the jasmine and the chocolate notes. The jasmine here is subtle, it is more of a background note, but it does add some interest and dimension to the cup.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/25/organic-jasmine-cacao-green-tea-from-spicely-organics/ This one is so interesting and different … if you’re one who appreciates those kinds of teas – you really should try this one!
Slowly, slowly getting there. Sil … I’m going to get there. Just you wait and see!
A really delicious green tea. I love the roasted notes to this, it’s kind of unexpected, even though the name of the tea is “Mountain Roasted Green Tea” … the roasted notes are still something I don’t usually prepare myself for when I drink a green tea. This reminds me of a Roasted Oolong.
Sweet, velvety, smooth, roasty-toasty, with a nice nutty flavor. Yum!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/24/mountain-roasted-green-tea-shan-valley/
I can get the teas from Jasmine Pearl Tea Merchants bulk at my local Chuck’s Produce, so, occasionally, I’ll wander over to the bulk section and see if anything catches my eye. This is the tea that caught my eye most recently. I love licorice.
This has a powerful licorice flavor not just from licorice root but also from fennel and anise. It is reminiscent of a strong, black licorice candy. It is snappy, warm and zesty, but with a nice sweetness too.
I love the licorice-i-ness of this tea but, I feel like the Gunpowder Green tea is a bit overwhelmed in this blend. There’s a bit too much licorice and not enough green tea flavor. It’s difficult for me to say that, because I do love licorice, but, when I drink tea, I do want some tea flavor too.
That said, I did enjoy this cuppa because as I say, I love licorice. It is yummy and it is something that I’m likely to buy again in the future.
An excellent Milk Oolong. Sweet, creamy, and delectable – just like you expect from a Milk Oolong. One of the better Milk Oolong teas that I’ve tasted.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/23/lishan-hong-xiang-milk-oolong-tea-t-oolong-tea/
As I write in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/22/organic-long-jing-03-steepster/ – this is a Long Jing that stands out among the many different Long Jing offerings that are out there. This is a really good Dragon Well.
Please click on the link above to read the review I wrote … it will tell you what you need to know about this tea.