4139 Tasting Notes
Visually, a pretty tisane, but just from the looks of it, there’s a whole lot going on here. It looks more like a fruit/herbal tisane than it does a yerba mate tisane. I can see some yerba mate leaves, but, mostly what I see is huge chunks of dried fruit, which is OK I guess, but, it left me wondering where the mate was.
It’s not too bad though. Lots of fruit flavor. I’d like it better if there was no hibiscus in it. This ends up tasting a lot more like a fruit drink than a yerba mate.
I recommend using just a little extra leaf with this Keemun. The first time I brewed it, I found the flavor to be just a little bit in the “wanting” department, but the second time I brewed it, I used a little extra leaf and it was much more satisfying.
Sweet, full-flavored, smoky, with notes of cocoa. This tea delivers just what I wanted: A really lovely Keemun.
Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/08/keemun-black-tea-teasenz/
this tisane exceeded my expectations. I thought I’d like it (I mean, I do enjoy most of Frank’s blends, and he seems to really bring it when it comes to honeybush), but I didn’t think I’d like it quite as much as I did.
I thought that the ginger would be stronger in this blend than it is, given the name of it. The ginger does stand out, but it’s not all about the ginger, nor does the ginger overpower the other flavor profiles. There is just enough ginger to give the cup some zing without it going overboard.
Cinnamon is tasted, and so is pumpkin and the creamy notes of cream cheese. The tangy notes of the cream cheese also come through. I didn’t get a lot of “buttery” pastry like flavors, but I found that the nutty tones of the honeybush seemed to give it a little bit of crust flavor that I was wanting.
A really good blend.
A top notch Oolong. Sweet and creamy! my first cup was so smooth and light, and subsequent infusions became more intensely flavored. Notes of flower, but not an overly floral tea.
The texture is silky and milky. The flavor is so delightful. This tea yielded lots of infusions, so take it through its paces!
here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/07/jin-xuan-oolong-tea-yezi-tea/
A lovely blend. I enjoyed that I could taste each of the components of this blend but none was too overpowering.
The rose is the first flavor I noticed. Sweet and distinctly rose, and it complements the flavors of jasmine and lavender quite well. Floral, yes, but not soapy or perfume-y.
A nice white tea base. It is light and airy, with notes of earth and vegetation. The peppermint is not overdone here, and I really appreciated that as peppermint can sometimes easily take over in blends like this. It is more of an accent flavor here, not a dominating force.
A nice tea.
Energizing Yerba Mate – I like the fresh, invigorating flavor of this green Organic Yerba Mate. I appreciate that it’s organic. Sweet, vegetative and earthy. It has a smooth flavor … not too earthy or vegetative.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/06/organic-yerba-mate-kally-tea/
I picked up this tea while grocery shopping, and thought I’d give it a try. It is VERY sweet. I was glad that the bottle didn’t have a lot of settled sediment at the bottom. It tastes strongly of peach with notes of apple. There is too much juice and not enough tea, in my opinion.
I tasted next to no tea flavor. Disappointment.
A really good version of Earl Grey utilizing an Assam base rather than the standard go-to Ceylon base. I like it when I find an Earl Grey where something other than Ceylon has been used. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against Ceylon … but, I like to see how the bergamot mingles with other types of tea’s characteristics.
For example, I like how the malty notes of the Assam interact with the bergamot, and because I found this to be more of a wine-y Assam than a malty one … the black currant notes made for an interesting combination with the citrus notes.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/05/earl-grey-assam-black-tea-simple-loose-leaf/
To my knowledge, this Konacha from Aiya is the first Konacha that I’ve tried. The dry leaf is very finely chopped (not surprising, the description tells me to expect dust). It brews up light yet bright green.
It tastes a bit like a gyokuro, again, not surprising, since this is made from gyokuro dust. Sweet, brothy, and enjoyable. A nice tea to have around if you’re big on gyokuro but can’t afford to drink it everyday.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/04/konacha-green-tea-from-aiya/
Really good. I’m really glad that I ordered this one. The crisp, earthy notes of the white tea meld nicely with the bright, juicy orange notes. There is just enough vanilla flavor to give the cup a sort of “creamsicle” sort of flavor. Sweet, deliciously smooth and creamy. Yum.
This tea offers multiple infusions of yumminess too.