3907 Tasting Notes
As I mentioned last night, I wanted to revisit this tea today. Today, when I steeped this, I used a little bit more leaf, and the results are still quite pleasing. A stronger flavor, of course, but, still nicely balanced. A very fine jasmine offering, I’d recommend this to all jasmine lovers out there, it’s really delightful.
I was a little unsure about this one after reading some mixed reviews in the tasting notes, but I’m happy to say that it’s pretty good. There is a nice balance between Marsala wine and cinnamon flavor, and the black tea doesn’t get lost in the shuffle. It’s a tasty blend.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for making this tasting note possible!
This is an amazing jasmine, there is such a remarkable balance between the flavors of green tea and jasmine. It doesn’t taste overly flowery or perfume-y at all. The flavor is light and sweet and delightful. I was about to write a full-length review of this for SororiTea Sisters (to be published next week), but, I think I shall hold off on the writing for just a little while, because I wish to just sit and enjoy this tea for a while. I think I will have it again tomorrow so that I can write then.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. This is a really unusual Assam – it has a wine-like note in it that I found quite startling at first … it made me do a double check with the label to make sure I was tasting an Assam. I did not expect a strong wine-like character to this. It’s quite delightful though!
There are also the characteristics you’d expect from an Assam: malty and a deep, baked bread kind of taste with a sweet, caramel undertone, but, the wine-ish kind of fruit flavor gives the cup a sort of lightness … it’s not quite as heavy or harsh as some Assam teas might be. It is remarkably smooth and has a nice, wine-like finish that lingers into the aftertaste… it tastes like black currants! YUM!
My song that would go with this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXt56MB-3vc
This is a delightful white tea – the melon is so sweet without being too sweet, and it is a delicate melon taste to match the gentle flavor of the white tea. My first couple of sips, I noticed a wine-ish kind of note right at the start.
This is a fantastic Shincha. Sweet and delicious. The aroma of the dry leaf is – surprisingly – not at all vegetative, but, instead, it is sweet and nutty, with hints of flower. The flavor is quite the same, with only hints of a vegetative flavor, while the sweet nutty flavor prevails. Really delicious.
Enjoying another cup of this tea as I finish up the full-length review for it (it’s scheduled for later this week, watch for it on the SororiTea Sisters blog: http://sororiteasisters.com )
Today, I taste less of the chocolate-y tones that I mentioned in earlier tasting notes, and more of a fruity taste that is quite reminiscent of mid-to-late summer when fresh peaches and apricots are ripe and delicious. The chocolate-y undertone still is there, and there is also a pleasant baked-bread kind of flavor, accompanied by a delicious malty tone. A very good tea, indeed.
Having a cup of chai before I need to head out the door to take my youngest to dance class. As I was measuring this tea out, I found a huge cacao nib (Or is it a cacao shell?) which made me happy!
I made this latte, but instead of using the normal amount of milk that I would use, I added just a tiny bit of milk and then I added marshmallow cream to up the marshmallow factor. All I can say is YUM! YUM YUM YUM! So very good. This one is definitely my favorite chai of 52Teas 2011 chai teas. (Still love Gingerbread best, but that one was 2010.)
I do love Tai Ping. This is incredibly smooth, the vegetative taste is very slight, and it has a lovely nutty sweetness to it. Very pleasant, light, and soothing. Very nice.
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.