4139 Tasting Notes
I like this one very much! With my first couple of sips, I thought, hmm… this is pretty good, but, where is the chilli? But, after those first couple of sips, the heat began to develop on the back of the tongue and into the throat, providing a gentle burn. It isn’t TOO spicy, not so spicy that I find it overwhelming the other flavors of the chai. I especially like that I can taste the vanilla tones to this, which really adds a delicious contrast to the spicy heat of the chilli.
Very nicely done.
Ever since Foodzie announced that there’d be chai cola in their “Movie Night” tasting box in February, I have been on a mission to find chai cola and try some (since I did not order the movie night box, I just had to go for the chocolate in the Valentine’s box instead).
Yesterday, I found some chai cola at our local New Seasons grocery store, and so it took less than a moment’s thought about putting it in my cart … I had to have some! And it is so good! I gave some to my oldest daughter yesterday and she says it tastes a lot like an old fashioned root beer … and I get that. It has that less refined, less commercial tasting taste to it, and I suspect it has a lot to do with the fact that it was micro-brewed.
Anyway… it’s really good. It doesn’t really taste of sarsaparilla like root beer does, instead it tastes sweet with lovely spice undertones, and a nice black tea flavor too. I was surprised to read that it’s a decaffeinated tea that they use for this … but it really is good and doesn’t taste decaffeinated to me. Not something I’d drink all the time as I’m not big on colas or sodas of any sort, but, I am glad that I made the purchase, if for no other reason than to calm my curiosity for it.
Enjoying a cup of this today, and loving it. The bergamot is light and melds nicely with the hints of jasmine. A very pleasant cup … a very good afternoon tea.
I increased my rating slightly as I don’t feel I was fair last time to compare it to the Earl Grey Excelsior. That one is phenomenal, of course, but, they are two different teas and deserve to be treated as such.
This is a really good caffeine free chai. I love the Star Anise in this, it gives it a lovely licorice-y sweet yet snappy flavor, and it has a STRONG anise tone, so it gives it a very different flavor from most rooibos and/or honeybush chai blends that I’ve tried.
But, even though the anise is strong, it still allows room for the other spices to come into focus, which is what truly makes it unique. I can taste each of the components, and it has a zesty, spicy flavor that is sweet with some heat.
I like this one a lot.
I really like this pu-erh. It tastes amazing! It has these delicious cake-y kind of flavors, complete with notes of vanilla, sugar, caramel and cinnamon … even some wheat-like tones in there! So good!
Definitely a pu-erh I’d recommend to anyone, even someone who doesn’t think they like pu-erh. This is incredible!
Today’s cup is much better than my first cup. I did a little tweaking with the brew time and found that with this particular tea, it came out better with 3 minutes steep time instead of my customary 2 1/2 minutes in my Breville.
This really does taste like black tea and Maple & Brown Sugar Oatmeal. I can’t say that I’m surprised, because Frank is the “Willy Wonka of Teas” but it is still rather impressive. I can’t say that I was very excited to try an oatmeal flavored tea, but, it’s actually quite tasty.
I was going to hold off on trying this today, since it’s getting late and I think I’ve had enough black tea for the day, but, in honor of 52Teas and their newly announced tea of the week, I decided to go ahead and brew this one.
This is really quite tasty. The maple is strong and I like that! The brown sugar adds a deep, molasses-y kind of taste to it that accents the maple well. The oat flavor takes a little getting used to for me, for no other reason than I’m not used to having oatmeal flavored tea. But, somehow, this all works.
I’m going to hold off on my rating until tomorrow, as I want to try it again to collect my thoughts. Today’s been a bit weird.
This is pretty darned tasty. The first couple of sips – while it was still very hot – tasted a little off, but now that it has cooled slightly, I find it to be much tastier. The chocolate is prominent, and by mid-cup, the maple becomes just as prominent as the chocolate. The honey sort of pops in and out of the sip, and the cream is more of a background note. The black tea seems a little overwhelmed by what’s going on with the flavors, but, it is still quite enjoyable. Might be even better with an Assam base.
Started my day with this. It is very invigorating. I was a little worried because Ginseng is not my favorite thing, but, I could hardly taste it at all. I didn’t taste much from the yerba mate either… really, what this tastes like is a sweet coffee. Quite pleasant, and I like that I can enjoy the flavor of coffee without the aftereffects of it. (coffee makes me nauseous)
LOVE! The flavor is very floral, intensely floral! With the first cup, I noticed strong honeysuckle-like flavors … with the second cup (infusions number three and four), I found it to be more like honeysuckle and Orchid, and with the third cup, the floral notes became more like a mellow medley with fewer distinct notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Lovely sweetness to this tea, and hints of peach and citrus.