3858 Tasting Notes
Just got back from some errands and I’m turning to this tea to re-energize! Yum. I just realized that i didn’t write a review of this tea, so I guess I have something to add to my to-do list for this week.
Delicious, malty, with a deep cocoa note. I am also getting the apricot-peach finish that lingers a bit in the aftertaste. Quite delicious.
Having a cup of this today … I can really taste the pancake aspect today. The butter, the cake-y flavor. The maple is in the background, the pumpkin is a bit stronger than the maple … but what is really standing out is the pancake flavor. Quite yummy. I had forgotten that I should steep this in my breville for just two minutes, and went with my standard 2 1/2 and it is still delicious, but, I need to remember just 2 minutes with this tea next time, as it’s even better like that.
It might be a bit too late for caffeine but I found myself actually craving some Bai Mu Dan, so I reached for this. Such a delightful white tea. Sweet and absolutely lovely.
Backlog: I had this earlier today while hanging out with my youngest daughter. Like the Desert Blend from Zhi, I steeped this a long time (10 minutes) and I got a really yummy spice flavor from it. Warm and zesty. YUM! Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/18/winter-chai-from-tea-forte/
Backlog: I like this best when it has had plenty of time to steep (I steeped it for 10 minutes this time) and when I add just a pinch of sugar it helps offset the weird aftertaste from the stevia. I am not a fan of stevia … I’d rather not have sweetener at all than have the stevia, but because it’s in there, I wanted something to alter that aftertaste a bit.
Tasty, but certainly not my favorite from Zhi Tea.
Backlog: I had some of this earlier today, It’s nice. It is an unusual kind of taste, because the lack of camellia sinensis makes the flavor of bergamot taste different. Not bad, though, just different. I like the way the Guayusa and the Bergamot work together.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/07/13/earl-grey-guayusa-from-52teas/
I finished off the last of what I had of this. I didn’t quite have enough for one steeping, so I also added a bit of the Maple Bacon Tea from Man Teas, and it turned out pretty good. This was something I had been meaning to try for a while (the combination of the two) because I wanted to see what would happen with more bacon flavor.
Yummy, but this is one that I won’t need to reorder, which is good, since most of my tea budget goes to 52Teas as it is!
I am starting my day and my New Year with this blend. The cup started with a strong cocoa note – like powdered cocoa – and now I taste more rose notes. Rose and chocolate. Very little of the bergamot notes today … although that could change as the tea cools a bit. A very enjoyable cup either way.
Backlog: I had some of this a little earlier today. It was nice. A delicious accompaniment with chocolate. (but then, everything goes better with chocolate, doesn’t it?) Here’s my full-length review on this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/12/vienna-cinnamon-from-tea-forte/
I recently sold my Earl Grey Sampler on Tea Trade, and after portioning that sampler out, I had just enough for one more pot of this tea, so I decided to start my day with this. Yummy!
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/08/21/blueberry-earl-grey-from-ovation-teas/