4139 Tasting Notes
Notes of roasted nut, charcoal, and hints of sweet fruit come through in the first infusions. The flavor intensifies with subsequent infusions, and it becomes very deliciously roasty-toasty. I also notice creamy/buttery notes, and because of the toasty flavors, it almost tastes of browned butter. Sweet stone fruit notes.
Later infusions bring out a mineral-y sort of flavor, but it doesn’t really overwhelm the cup, there are just those notes off in the background. Mostly this tea is sweet with it’s fruity flavors, and delicious roasted nut flavors. Nice.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/02/muzha-tikuanyin-oolong-tea-from-t-oolong-tea/
I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected to given my usual negative reaction to ginseng. But in truth, I have had more positive experiences with ginseng than I’ve had negative … but the fact still remains that I tend to think “eww” when I encounter a ginseng blend.
But this is good. If I have to have ginseng … this is the way to do it.
The berry flavor is strong in this, I tasted currants, strawberries and notes of blackberry. Yum! The green tea flavor is slightly obscured by the other ingredients, and that would be my only big complaint about this tea. But I enjoyed it nevertheless.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/01/energy-green-tea-blend-byron-bay-tea-company/
A really good chocolate chai. There is finely ground cacao in the blend, so the chai brews up kind of cloudy, but don’t let that deter you … that’s chocolate in there!
Milk really isn’t needed with this chai (I usually brew my chai in water, not stovetop with milk/water combo) because there is a pleasant creaminess from the vanilla notes and the cacao. Milk wouldn’t hurt it, I’m sure, I just didn’t add milk to mine because I didn’t want to mess up the chocolate. It probably wouldn’t have … but we’re talking chocolate, and I wasn’t willing to take a chance on that. Chocolate is too important!
Rich with chocolate, nice spice level, this chocolate chai gets two enthusiastic thumbs up from me.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/10/31/chocolate-chai-blend-chico-chai/
A very unusual looking tea. The appearance of the tea is what lead me to order it. The liquid brews up quite light – I expected a darker brew but this is very light. Not a bad thing, just different than I was expecting.
Sweet with notes of fruit. Each subsequent infusion proved to be sweeter than the prior infusion. Sweet, mellow, and nectar-like. A really nice pu-erh!
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, SBT sent me this tea!
And this tea made the wait worth it! This is seriously awesome iced tea. I hope that SBT releases this one as a permanent part of the line, because I like this one a lot. Definitely the best one of the 12 teas of Christmas.
Crisp, cool and minty. There is a sweet, creaminess to it too that gives it a candy-ish taste rather than a strong, minty-toothpaste-y taste. This iced tea tastes like christmas, and it is awesomeness!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/05/twelfth-day-christmas-southern-boy-teas-edition/
On the eleventh day of Christmas, SBT sent me this tea!
I liked this one. A good strawberry flavor, I think it could have a slightly stronger creamy/custard-y note, though. A nice strawberry aftertaste. I do prefer the 52Teas version of the Strawberry Zabaglione (and I can’t wait to try the strawberry zabaglione green tea!)
It’s yummy though. Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/04/eleventh-day-christmas-southern-boy-teas-edition/
On the Tenth Day of Christmas, SBT sent me this tea!
Of all the newly introduced teas from SBT, this may just be the one I was least interested in trying. What can I say? Grape is just one of those flavors that … just doesn’t do it for me. I don’t like grape candy, I don’t like grape ice pops, I don’t like grape soda. But I must say that I do like most of the grape flavored teas that I’ve tried. (I can’t think of one that I didn’t like.)
This isn’t bad. Opening the package, it smells strongly of grape, in a candy-ish sort of way. Sort of like the powdered grape sugar that is in pixie stix. It tastes sweet, sort of like sweet grape, but the black tea helps to even out the flavor so that I’m not tasting the aforementioned grape soda or grape ice pops or grape candy.
Overall, not a bad iced tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/03/tenth-day-christmas-southern-boy-teas-edition/
On the Ninth Day of Christmas, SBT sent me this tea!
Yum, yum, yum! This is one of the best teas of this christmas countdown. And I’ve loved quite a few of the teas that I’ve received … but this one might just be right there at that top spot.
A good rendition of a vanilla cola. Frank really nails the cola flavors that he creates, and this one is no exception. Nice notes of vanilla, the cola comes through and I can almost taste the carbonation of it. The black tea is not just a background flavor, either.
Really, really good. Almost as good as the lime cola. Almost!
On the Eighth Day of Christmas, SBT sent me this tea!
And I love this one. This one delivers the coconut cream pie! Creamy, coconut-y, and decadent, like someone liquefied a slice of coconut cream pie and mixed it with black iced tea. YUM!
The black tea is well-balanced with the flavoring. It is creamy, vanilla-y and coconut-y. Notes of butter give off a sort of “pastry” like flavor. Really yum.
Here’s my full-length article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/01/eighth-day-christmas-southern-boy-teas-edition/