4231 Tasting Notes
This is very nice. I steeped this for 6 full minutes, and the blossom had not fully unfurled, but the flavor was very pleasant. Sweet, jasmine-y floral, with a hint of nutty flavor in the background. The mouthfeel is very soft and silky.
My second infusion was ten minutes, although it didn’t really need the 10 minutes to open fully (it only took another 90 seconds) but, I wanted to get full flavor from the second cup, and the 10 minutes delivered that. I think this second infusion was even tastier than the first. It focuses more on the nutty flavors that I tasted only hints of in the first infusion, with the jasmine notes somewhat softer. There are hints of a grassy-earthy flavor here too, but ever so subtle.
Enjoying a cup of this as I mentally prepare myself to go into the kitchen and start fixing dinner. A very enjoyable cup of Earl Grey. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/01/18/organic-earl-grey-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/
Winding down with this tea. I was a little worried about starting on a green tea tonight, but, then after I opened this package, I wondered if it really WAS a green tea. There are tons of fruit and herbal bits in this… it looks like a tisane. But it is a green tea. And, I can actually taste the green tea, although it is hidden a bit beneath the strong fruit flavors.
But … this DOES taste like watermelon and lime! While hot, the lime is the strongest flavor, and the watermelon comes in about mid-sip to soften the tartness of the lime. The watermelon really pops as the tea cools though … still not quite as strong as the lime but, stronger than it was while the tea was hot. This tea is MADE to serve as an iced tea. SO YUMMY!
I like this one alright. Sweet and spicy, the peach tones seem to come in a while after I’ve started sipping, and then come in strong at the aftertaste. It’s not as peachy as I would have expected, but, I like the spices at the level that they are, so I don’t think I’d trade some spiciness for more peach. I think some star anise would be good though.
Anyway, this one is alright, not my fave, but, certainly a good one.
This is a wonderful Oolong. I’m on my fifth and sixth infusions now. It started out quite creamy, almost like coconut, with some vanilla in there too. Hints of orchid in the beginning, but now with these final infusions, I notice the orchid much more and the fruit and creamy tones a little less.
Really nice, quite unexpected, I don’t think I’ve come across an Oolong that tasted naturally of coconut before. I’ve had coconut flavored Oolongs, but nothing quite like this!
Thank you to Ashmanra for sending some of this tea my way!
I was so excited to try this when I opened the package and smelled it – it smells WONDERFUL… Spicy, sweet and delicious, it makes me think of Thai food! YUM!
This is really good. It’s not REAL spicy, it has some kick to it, but, it’s not a “too-hot” kind of kick, it’s got the right amount of heat to offset the sweeter flavors, to make this a savory tea rather than something that’s sweet, or something that’s spicy. It’s very well balanced.
Like this one a lot!!!