3867 Tasting Notes
This is a really good silver needle: sweet and with a strong flavor, that is to say, stronger than I would have expected from a typical silver needle. The leaves were soft and fluffy. There are flavors of hay and of grass, these are soft flavors that mingle with the sweetness. A very lovely white tea.
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea. It is a delightful, restorative blend that is just perfect for today. It is a really nice pick-me-up. The flavors are very well balanced – not too much mint or lemon, and just the right amount of green tea to provide a good, solid base of freshness and flavor. It is crisp and sweet and it has just enough tangy flavor to it too, Just a really pleasant cup of tea – relaxing and invigorating in its own way.
I am quite enjoying this Oolong. It is sweet, with a lovely plum-peach kind of flavor that almost tastes as if it has been macerated in brandy or wine. It’s really tasty. There is also a nice malty tone to it and an earthiness that I did not expect. Rich and yet subtle, too. Very pleasant and surprising Oolong.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this exceptional Darjeeling! I am loving it.
This is one of the smoothest Darjeeling teas that I’ve tasted, and it is quite surprising, actually. It is more robust than I would typically expect from a Darjeeling – this is not really that light, sparkling kind of Darjeeling (although it does have some of those notes) as this has much more body and flavor than I might experience in a typical Darjeeling. This one has some gusto to it!
It is very flavorful, with not only the muscat grape-y kind of flavor, but also a deep black currant and even a hint of plum to it. Hints of wood throughout. The finish is slightly dry, with a sweet and tangy aftertaste.
A really delicious Darjeeling, I like this one a lot!
I have the 2011 pre-Qingming Semi-Wild, but, I decided to post this here rather than creating a whole new listing.
This is really refreshing. Sweet with notes of bean. Very fresh, vegetative flavor. There is a fair amount of astringency to this tea. Very nice.
So yummy! I just got finished writing a full-length review of this tea, which will publish in a few hours on SororiTea Sisters, so I hope you’ll watch for it!
It doesn’t surprise me in the least that I love this blend, since I absolutely flipped for Monkey Farts from My Sweet Honeybush. This might be even better, because the tartness in the raspberry evens the sweetness of the banana out just a bit… or maybe it’s the other way around, the tart of the raspberry gets mellowed out by the banana. Either way, it’s really a delicious combination.
A wonderful Moroccan Mint, crisp and vibrant flavor!
The gunpowder green is sweet, smooth, and it has a slight buttery taste to it, but there is also some earthy qualities to it too. It has a very calm flavor that is a nice contrast to the lively taste of the peppermint. Very nice!
I finished off the last that I had of this sample yesterday evening, it was a lovely tea with which to unwind as the day ended. Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/01/11/silver-jasmine-green-tea-mo-li-yin-hao-from-teavivre/
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea.
This is a very pleasant Yunnan, a bit on the mellow side as far as Yunnan teas go, but, no less enjoyable. It has a smoother flavor, not quite as peppery but there is a mild spicy undertone to it. A very pleasant malty tone to it too, along with a fruit-y wine-like flavor that melds nicely with the earthy notes. Sweet and delicious.
Finishing off what I have on hand of this tea … it’s been a “sipdown” kind of day for me.
A lovely Earl Grey cream. It almost makes me miss the days when I was blending tea, as I had a pretty awesome Earl Grey Creme myself. But, this is still pretty good. Sweet and creamy meets tangy bergamot and brisk black tea. A very lovely combination.