3907 Tasting Notes
I love this tea. LOVE it. For those of you who loved and are missing Dawn from the Simple Leaf, try this.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this. This is really quite lovely. I enjoyed some last evening while watching television, very smooth, delicious and relaxing.
Yum! It’s probably a bit late in the evening to be having an Assam, but, oh well. I just baked some cookies (peanut butter blossoms) and I thought it would go well with them. It does. This is my kind of christmas dessert.
Finishing off the last that I have of this Earl Grey. It will be missed.
This is the 12th day of Christmas Tea … I hope that Frank will update the tea information here on Steepster… in the meantime, here is my review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/25/on-the-twelfth-day-of-christmas-52teas-sent-to-me/
This is a very rich, thick Matcha, as is to be expected from a Ceremonial grade. I agree with TeaEqualsBliss (thanks for sending me some of this, by the way!), this does have a buttery aspect to it that I don’t often experience with other Matcha.
Bittersweet and delicious. I wish it was a little less chalky, which is noticeable in the first couple of sips particularly but after those first couple of sips, it becomes quite smooth and very enjoyable.
Looking for a boost (gotta go make cookies!) and I’m thinking that this is just what I needed!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
A FANTASTIC Assam. Bold and sweet. Very malty. There are some cocoa notes in there too. It has a baked-bread-y kind of taste and texture to it, very hearty. I love this. YUM!
Well it’s time for the eleventh tea of Christmas, and this is that tea! Another excellent choice from Frank, and I really enjoyed this last evening as I wrote this article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/24/on-the-eleventh-day-of-christmas-52teas-sent-to-me/
Backlogging this as I am now finishing up my final cup after six infusions.
The flavor of this is so interesting. It starts out rather intense with a sweet and sour fruit note, and the sour dissipates with each subsequent infusion, and the sweetness that is quite honey-like emerges stronger. It starts with a resinous pine note, and this eventually subsides and becomes more of a woodier kind of flavor. With the sixth cup, I recognize a papaya-like flavor that becomes clearer as I near the bottom of the cup.
A really intriguing Oolong. I enjoyed it very much.
The flavor is crisp and clean, with an astringency that develops. The first couple of sips were so smooth and sweet and then the astringency kicks in right when you need it, to cleanse the palate so that the sweetness does not become overwhelming. I taste notes of hay and sweet grass, reminding me a bit of the air in the small town where I grew up on the days of the hay harvest and bailing.
A very pleasant cuppa.