3953 Tasting Notes
It took me a long time to finally get around to trying this. I tend to get really scared of tisanes named HIBISCUS. But, this one surprised me. Yes, I can taste the hibiscus, but if you do not oversteep it it doesn’t get out-of-control, too thick or too sour. I do recommend some sweetener in it though to soften the tartness a bit.
With a little pinch of sugar, the berry flavors emerge as does the citrus. The hibiscus is there too but it tastes alright. Not my favorite from Tea Forte but I don’t hate it the way I thought I would.
This is really quite pleasant. The chicory gives it a delicious toasty flavor and I love the gentle spiced flavor of it. It isn’t heavily spiced, but it is nice and warm. Cozy and comforting. Really nice.
I am loving this Silver Needle. It is so fresh and fragrant, and I love the delicate complexity. Layers of flavor: floral, hay, grass, fruit, and a hint of sweetness. So wonderful, I find myself just wanting to sit and contemplate the joy it brings me to sip it.
This is why I love tea.
I LOVE this jasmine tea. It has a nice balance between white tea/green tea and jasmine flavor. Capital Teas calls this a green tea, but, it is a silver needle tea which I consider to be a white tea, but, whatever.
Anyway, the jasmine is strong, but it doesn’t overwhelm the flavor of the tea. It is smooth and sweet and not artificial tasting or soapy tasting. Just floral and delicious. I love it.
What a wonderful Matcha. So bright and vibrant! The color is such a bright, vivid green! And it froths up well and stays frothed up long after I’m finished whisking.
This is a ceremonial grade Matcha so it is thick, rich and creamy. Very smooth – VERY smooth – no grit at all, not even when I reach the bottom of the chawan. it is buttery and vegetal and sweet. Very energizing too.
This is a really good Assam. I am especially impressed by it as it is a bagged tea. It is very strong, lovely amount of malt. So very good and rich and just what I needed to help me shake off the residual sleepeeeeee feeling that I have. Yes, I know it’s 12:40 in the afternoon, but, I am a night owl, so this is still quite early for me.
Fortunately, this helps!
I have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss this IS total comfort. As I wrote in my full-length review of this tea (which will publish next week) – this is like comfort food in liquid form. So rich and creamy and decadent. It is like a liquified vanilla spiced custard.
The vanilla dominates, the spices are mild as is the flavor of the tea. In most cases, I would probably say that is not a good thing, but in this case… it is definitely GOOD.
So very very very good.
This is really tasty. The apple and pear come through nicely, but the green tea is the strongest note. It is a little grassy, sweet and very pleasant. I took a few sips while it was hot, then I decided this would be best iced, so I let it chill. And this tea is SO good, so refreshing iced!
I shared some of this with some friends, and am now enjoying the last of this tea. I have enjoyed it while it lasted! It was very yummy!
I am in love … with this tea!
Oh my goodness. Steven Smith never fails to exceed my expectations. I’m actually all giddy about how good this tea is.
The black tea base is brisk and moderately astringent, well-rounded but not too aggressive. Mellow. Medium-bodied and delicious. The rose adds only a barely-there hint of flavor to the cup: I can taste rose, but it is ever so subtle. The chamomile doesn’t add a lot of flavor to the cup either, but I don’t think that the blend would be quite the same without it. The citrus is the strongest flavor just after the flavor of the black tea itself, but it still has a light crispness to it. It is bright and gently sweet and so delightful.
I am in love.