4139 Tasting Notes
It always surprises me when I say this about decaffeinated tea, but I’m LOVING this! I have had more than my share of decaffeinated teas that are thin and chemical tasting, but this is NOT one of those. This has such a beautiful, unified flavor … the spices and tea are so well-rounded. Spicy and very comforting! If I had brewed this “blindly” without the knowledge that it is decaffeinated, I would not have been able to tell. It is really, REALLY good.
LOVE! This is the second tea from Kally that I’ve tried, and I love it! I’m really loving this company.
This is a beautiful twist on the classic Earl Grey. The bergamot is subtle, and mingles well with the hint of apple and caramel in this blend. The floral tones stand out at the start, but subside as I continue to sip, with the caramel and apple tones becoming more apparent as I make my way toward the bottom of the cup… sigh this cup disappeared way too fast!
This one goes on my shopping list, because I need MORE!
This is a decent black tea. It is fairly mild, not what I would call bold but it does have a certain strength to it. It has some lovely fruit notes to it. It is sweet and pleasant, with an agreeable astringency at the tail … it is quite a gentle astringency that allows for the sweetness to continue through to the aftertaste.
Backlog: I enjoyed the last that I had on hand of this tea a little earlier this afternoon. Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/27/laoshan-northern-black-from-verdant-tea-2/
As I have been sorting through my tea stash (it’s quite an undertaking, let me tell you), I have been coming across some teas that I stashed away because I knew I wouldn’t have the opportunity to order them again, among them was this … which is one of my favorite teas from 52Teas (in the top three… probably the top 2, second only to the French Vanilla Assam) It’s so yummy. Savory and wonderful, like a nourishing bowl of homemade tomato soup (not that nasty stuff that comes in a can) … only better, because it is also tea. It’s like combining two of my favorite comfort foods in one. Now… if somehow chocolate would go well with this, then I’d be in tea heaven.
And even though it has been a while since I’ve had this, it still tastes wonderful. I do need to try this with the bacon flavored tea, which means I’m probably going to have to buy more of the bacon flavored tea… and I think that I should also try it with the jalapeno tea just for fun.
This one is still not on their website. It’s quite enjoyable. Very rich and flavorful. It has hints of malt to it and a robust quality that reminds me a bit of an Assam, but the overall flavor is much smoother than a typical Assam, and it doesn’t have the astringency of an Assam.
A very enjoyable black tea!