4139 Tasting Notes
I finally decided to create a couple of samples from Design a Tea. This is a green tea flavored with apple and hazelnut essences, and it is really good. The apple is like a green apple taste, a little tart, but also sweet and juicy. The hazelnut is a bit subtle but I think it would have gotten stronger had I allowed the tea to mingle a while, I was just so excited to try it that I forgot to allow it time to cure.
It’s yummy as it is though!
Mmm! I’ve been reading tasting notes on this tea and they never fail to make my mouth water when I read them … chocolate and coconut. YUM YUM YUM! So, when I placed an order with Harney, this was one of the samples I included in that order. Had to try it!
And it is every bit as tasty as expected it to be. Sweet and chocolate-y with a delicious creamy coconut flavor. The black tea base a good, solid base, robust but not so strong that it overwhelms the chocolate and coconut… these flavors really stand out.
I like this one a lot!
I really like this one. Sweet and YUMMY! The blueberry tastes authentic, and it is sweet with just a little tartness. It tastes like sweet, juicy blueberries! The yogurt is a nice touch, giving it a little bit of creaminess and a delicious tangy note. I like that the rooibos isn’t an overwhelmingly strong flavor here, I taste just a little bit of earthiness to the cup from the rooibos, but none of those sometimes funky rooibos flavors.
Sweet and delicious!
Wow, this is really good! I normally don’t care for the natural flavors of rooibos, but in this case, the natural nutty/woody tones of the rooibos work in this tisane’s favor. That natural nutty flavor melds well with the almond notes, giving it a deep, nutty flavor.
Overall, the cup is sweet, nutty, and has a pleasant creaminess to it. Very enjoyable.
This is absolutely lovely. The milk tones are subtle compared to a manipulated (flavored) milk Oolong, but, I like that. It allows the natural tones of flower and nut to come forward, and gives it a subtle “warm milk” kind of flavor in the background that is remarkably soothing.
Truly a delicious Oolong. I’m on the combination of infusions three and four as I type this, and I think I’ll take it for a couple more.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is a fantastic silver needle. The leaves are soft and fluffy, like one would expect a silver needle to be, and the flavor is quite rich! Surprisingly rich and full! Normally, I might expect a bit more of a subtle approach from a Silver Needle, but, this tea is delicate in its nuances and the way they present themselves to the palate, but not so much in the overall flavor. Sweet … juicy even! With a lovely savory spice tone toward the tail.
Having another cup of this tea today so that I can finish my full-length review of it (the review will publish tomorrow evening on the SororiTea Sisters blog). I like that the tea flavor is the most prominent taste, followed by the cherry, then the coconut and almond. The result is a flavor that is robust and malty and flavorful first, and after the first couple of sips, the cherry emerges and it tastes sweet and juicy. By mid-cup, the coconut comes alive, tasting creamy and smooth, and a hint of nutty almond flavor sits in the background. A nice dimension of flavor.
I really like this one more with every sip!
Another less than exciting selection from this month’s Steepster Select box. I like guayusa just fine, and I have been very impressed with everything I’ve tried from Runa, but, really? Unflavored Guayusa? It’s not exactly the most exciting tisane I’ve had in the last few months, you know?
Much like the honey bush from last night, this tastes very much the way I expected it to. It tastes like Guayusa. Rich and flavorful, almost coffee-like, but without the bitterness. Very smooth. Enjoyable, sure … but I think that it lacks imagination, much like the Steepster box from this month. Sorry, Jason.
Decided to start tasting my teas from my steepster select box, starting with this one (mostly because it’s 10:30 pm right now, and I think if I were to brew a cup of guayusa, I’d be up all night).
It’s tasty enough. But, it’s a plain, unflavored, rather boring honeybush. I’m glad it’s organic, as I find that organic tastes better than conventionally grown when it comes to rooibos and honeybush. And it’s … alright. But, I’d have been a much happier camper if it were a flavored honeybush. On it’s own, it’s got basically what I expect from honeybush. I light sweetness, nutty tones and woody notes. Tasty, but nothing all that exciting.