3878 Tasting Notes
A really nice cream Earl Grey. Sweet, and I like how the creamy notes meld with the fruity tones of the bergamot. The aroma is a bit softer than I would expect from an Earl Grey type tea, but once it brews the fragrance emerges … and so does the flavor.
The vanilla is a little stronger than the bergamot, which mellows out the sometimes sharp citrus. A really tasty tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/21/dorian-grey-tea-from-luhse-tea/
I’m finishing off another half-gallon of this tea … I love this stuff. This and the Pink Lemonade were the two best offerings from SBT this year. Going to have to put more of these in my cart when I pay for my subscription in a couple of days. Love this tea.
I really was blown away by how strong this smells. I’ve had a few Mai Tai cocktails in my time … you know how they say there’s a time and place for everything and that time and place is college? Yeah … so, I found Mai Tai cocktails to be a very refreshing beverage in college. And this … when I opened the pouch, it brought me back to those college days.
The brewed tea has a subdued fragrance, it is not quite as overpowering as the dry leaf. The flavor is really nice – the green tea is buttery and sweet, and it’s a really interesting dimension of flavor to this once familiar cocktail. Tangy, sweet, and delicious … and even better iced than it is hot.
My last entry for this evening as my husband has been bugging me to watch TV with him. A wonderful Dragon Well from Teavivre. As if I expected anything less? Teavivre Rocks!
Delicious, nutty – like chestnuts! Creamy, sweet, vegetative … a delight to sip.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/20/organic-superfine-dragon-well-long-jing-green-tea-from-teavivre/
I was so thrilled when I saw this tea in the Amoda box back in May. (Yes, that’s how far behind I am. Yes, I hear Sil saying “she’s never going to get caught up” and laughing about it. It’s not funny Sil. I’ll get caught up. Just … quit laughing at me, Sil.)
Anyway … I love this tea. I love it. One of the very best black tea blends I’ve ever tried. This is like top-notch awesome. Like the awesome-est of the awesome awesomeness.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/19/lord-petersham-black-tea-blend-from-the-devotea/
I love Aiya’s products because they always live up to the quality that I expect from this company … always top-notch.
This was such a fresh … delightful Sencha! I could smell the freshness when I opened the tin. Sweet, luscious, slight kelp-y note, nice vegetative taste.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/18/premium-sencha-green-tea-from-aiya/
A tasty bowl of Matcha, although it’s a bit underwhelming. Not as impressive as I was hoping it would be. I mean, I guess with it being a Kiwi Matcha, I had my hopes pretty high. But the flavor here tastes less like kiwi fruit and more like a candied kiwi. Kind of like the dried, sugar coated kiwi slices you’ll find in the dried fruit section of the grocery store.
Don’t mistake that as me saying I dislike it … I’m enjoying it, but, I guess I was just hoping for a more true-to-the-fruit taste because there are so few Kiwi teas out there … and I was hopeful about this one.
Nice balance between flavor and Matcha – the matcha is sweet, creamy and smooth, and the fruit flavor is sweet and fruity. My specs for this tea were the classic grade of Matcha and the Distinctive level of flavoring.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/17/kiwi-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/
Rich and a delicious, powerful kind of flavor. This is one of those kinds of teas to keep on hand when you need that extra kick to wake up in the morning, but even though it’s got a certain rugged appeal to it, it’s got a lot of subtle nuances that make it an excellent cup for relaxing with on a contemplative afternoon, too. (This tea does double duty!)
Fruity, caramel-y, with notes of earth and leather and smoke and hints of flower all within one sip … layers and layers of flavors waiting to be discovered with this tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/17/china-keemun-dahlia-black-tea-from-greys-teas/
Yum! A really nice vanilla tea. Most of my vanilla flavored teas have been black tea bases, but I like the way the natural creamy tones of the green tea work with the sweet, creamy vanilla flavor.
A really pleasant, mellow cuppa. Light buttery tones, sweet vanilla, and the green tea has a hint of lima bean taste to it. It doesn’t sound like it should work, but it does, and does so splendidly. A really nice tea.
A decent rooibos chai. Nice and well-spiced. I like that this is an organic rooibos. Woodsy notes from the rooibos, but I like the way this earthiness melds with the earth tones of the spices.
Peppery, warm, and a nice warm-up kind of tisane. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/16/organic-redbush-chai-from-steenbergs-organic/