4139 Tasting Notes
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is yummy! I love that I taste the pumpkin and the spices, as well as a touch of the creme. Smooth and deliciously creamy, sweet and just YUM!
Definitely an autumnal feel to this tea, but, as we are still having some rather chilly spring days here in the Pacific Northwest, I find this to be perfectly enjoyable right now! I love that this tea is available year round, too, because even though it is an autumnal celebration in a teacup, I happen to LOVE autumn and love celebrating its splendor year round!
I picked up a bottle of this while shopping at New Seasons the other day. As Dragonfly Chai is a local company, I’ve tried some of their chai when it has been served to me at restaurants or coffee shops, but, I’m glad to experiment a little with it on my own. For this first cup, I made it according to instructions, using 1 part milk to 2 parts chai concentrate. Next time, I think I’ll substitute some of my coconut milk for the milk to see how it turns out.
This cup is amazingly good. SPICY! Ahchicha! And even though the pepper and and ginger are prominent to make this a spicy chai, the other flavors are tasted as well, and I like that. I don’t tend to go for chai concentrates, as I usually find them to be either too sweet, but I have managed to find a few that I like, and this is one of them. And I like that it’s local too!
This is tasty. A little different as I hadn’t read the description of this tea before I steeped and took the first couple of sips, so I didn’t realize it was actually a twist on the classic Earl Grey and had other ingredients (vanilla and licorice root, most specifically). But I like these change-ups and am always interested in trying a new Earl Grey variation.
The licorice root was probably the most unusual ingredient I noticed in the description, as I can’t recall having tried an Earl Grey with licorice root in it before. That doesn’t mean that I haven’t, just means I can’t recall at the moment. But these two ingredients seem very well suited for one another. This doesn’t taste overwhelmingly licorice-y, it doesn’t really taste licorice-y at all. Instead, the licorice root seems to fill in the gaps and smooth the sharp tones of the bergamot just enough to create a very seamless taste.
Quite good, actually!
This is absolutely perfect. I wasn’t sure that I was going to actually brew anything else this evening, but, I decided that I really wanted to try this, and I’m glad I made that decision. This is REALLY very good. A perfect tisane for those who love lavender. The lavender is strong, but it isn’t too strong to the point of tasting soapy. Lovely citrus-y notes to this as well as hints of mango and rose. These flavors complement the lavender so nicely.
Good night everyone!
This is a really REALLY good Oolong. The flavor is truly unique. I can indeed taste the tropical notes here. It is sweet and fruity (but not overly fruity), with a nice buttery smoothness to it. I’m on my third/fourth infusion now (the third and fourth infusion combined into one cup), and the mouthfeel is lighter than it was at first. It was very silky at the start. The woodsy tones are delightful the way they mingle with the floral and fruit notes.
A lovely Oolong experience.
I’ve wanted to try teas from Le Palais des Thes for a while now, and their offer on SneekPeeq was the perfect opportunity for me to try some of their offerings. My only complaint is that it takes a LONG time for the order to finally ship after it’s been placed (like almost 2 weeks!) but once I received shipping confirmation the package arrived quickly. And I guess with the savings that I received using sneekpeeq it was worth the wait.
This is a really tasty green tea. The flavor is so refreshing! I like that the green tea is prominent and stands out amongst the flavors of peach, kiwi and watermelon. I can taste each of these flavors but, they do not dominate and overwhelm the flavor of the delicate green tea. It’s really soft and soothing to sip. Very nice.
These little shaped leaves are so cool! They look like they have been braided into a wheat shape. The leaves look more like white tea than green tea, as they are a very pale color, almost silvery.
I infused these in my gaiwan, and after the first two infusions, the leaves have retained their braid, so I am going to infuse again and see if these open up.
The flavor is so lovely. The tea brews to a very light golden color and it is sweet with hints of hay-like flavor and slight wheat tones. There is an ever-so-slight hint of malt in there as well. So very, very good … definitely not a typical green tea… an excellent tea to try if you think green teas are too grassy … this is more wheat-like and not so much the green-grassy taste.
I recently placed an order with Townshend’s Tea which just arrived yesterday, and this is actually the tea that made me want to place that order. That is unusual only because I don’t think that there’s ever been a time when a Lapsang Souchong tea is what made me want to place an order. I’m just not a fan – typically – of Lapsang Souchong as I don’t like that heavily smoked flavor.
But it was the UNSMOKED that captured my attention, as you probably can guess.
And I LOVE this tea. I love that I can taste the complexity of this tea grown in the same region of the smoked Lapsang Souchong, but without the heavy smoking process to alter the flavors. There are some smoky tones to this, but they are considerably lighter than that heavy pine-smoked flavor and aroma of most Lapsang Souchong teas. This tea has delicious fruit tones – almost plum-like, sweet and luscious! Some floral tones too! It doesn’t have that same caramel-y note in a smoked Lapsang Souchong, but the sweetness from the fruit tones is so pleasant that I don’t find myself wishing this had that caramel note.
I love this. LOVE this!
This is very nice. The overall taste is very minty and crisp, but I also taste a hint of peppery warmth … not super spicy or anything, but just a hint of kick toward the tail. The sage gives a nice earthy tone to the cup. Very nice to curl up to as I am preparing to head to bed … it’s SO late! What am I doing up?