3878 Tasting Notes
With my first sip, I say “this is a Dragon Well?” Then I read the label again, and see that it is Dragon Well Style… not Dragon Well. And yes, it does look like Dragon Well, especially the dry leaves which are flat but a bit brighter green than most Dragon Well teas that I’ve tried.
But the flavor is different to me than a typical Dragon Well. While I love a good Dragon Well, I’m REALLY loving this too. There is an intense sweetness – like sugar! – and yes, I do taste a caramelized banana flavor too (the description suggests a bananas foster taste … and I get that, sans the cinnamon).
This is my tasting note for the first two infusions, more to come!
This is a warm, comforting blend. It would seem that my body has not yet adjusted to the change in climate, and is expecting it to warm up soon, and since that probably isn’t going to happen, tea has been helping.
This is sweet and warmly spiced, the rooibos aren’t too funky and I’m enjoying it. The lemongrass really brightens the whole thing up nicely.
This is an exquisite Sencha, a lot of beautiful flavor to it. It has a light brothy-esque quality to it, not as heavy as some of the brothy teas I’ve tried, but, it has a savory tone to it that lends a brothy-like quality to it. A strong vegetative scent leads to a strong vegetative taste, but, I think that the sweetness of the tea balances out the grassy tones very nicely, making it neither too sweet nor too savory… it is just right.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.
This is a delicious CTC Assam. It is quite bold and invigorating, and it is helping me stay warm too! Nice malty taste to it. I only steeped this 2 minutes in my Breville, so there is no bitterness to it – not even a hint! – but I suspect it, like other Assam teas, would become bitter if it were over-steeped.
As it is though, it is a very comforting and deliciously rich cup. Just what I needed!
YUM! This is so good. It is warm and inviting. I haven’t had a real Sugar Plum before (as described on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sugar_plum) but this does remind me quite a bit of a sugar plum candy I discovered a few years ago that was a bit like a plum flavored jelly candy that had been dredged in sugar. It was really yummy, and I think I must have stopped in to that little old time candy shop at least three times that year to buy more of them.
Anyway… The cinnamon here makes this tea just a little different from that confection, the cinnamon is warm and sweet, and reminds me a bit of the flavor of cinnamon-sugar that you’d sprinkle on toast… warm, but not too spicy, and pleasantly sweet.
This is really good. Certainly getting me in the holiday spirit!
On the 1st day of Christmas… 52Teas sent to me Buttered Popcorn tea! Yay! This was definitely one of my favorites over the past year or so.
Here is a link to my article: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/12/14/on-the-1st-day-of-christmas-52teas-sent-to-me/
I’m really enjoying this. It is so light and fresh tasting. The ginger isn’t an overwhelming flavor, but, I like it like this. (Of course, I do like my ginger good and strong too). I like that it tastes soft enough so that I can taste the sweet, tender white tea.
Overall, a very gentle, sweet yet spiced cup. Nice.
This chai + Gingerbread Marshmallows = serious YUM!
It’s seriously yummy without the marshmallows too. :) I don’t even usually buy commercial marshmallows, when I get them I usually buy homemade ones, but, when I saw these in the shape of gingerbread men, I had to get them. Too cute.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!
It is awesome! Definitely one of the very best black teas I’ve ever tasted. I think this may even be better than Dawn from Simple Leaf! It has some of the cocoa tones of Dawn, and it is incredibly rich. Sweet and bold. Malty. Incredible. YUM!
I agree with AmazonV – this reminds me very much of the cinnamon tea from Harney. Not a bad thing, though, because I love the cinnamon tea from Harney.
Delicious, sweet cinnamon flavor. Hint of cloves. Nice black tea flavor to support it all.
YUM! Totally YUM!