4419 Tasting Notes
This reminds me a lot of drinking the toasted rice part of Genmaicha. It’s got that yummy roasty-toasty flavor of the genmaicha toasted rice, but it has a tasty malty note to it too. Like Barley … the flavor reminds me of a freshly baked loaf of multi-grain bread.
Sweet with notes of honey and nut and caramel. It tastes very breakfast-y, like a piece of toasted multi-grain bread with a pat of melted butter and a drizzle of honey.
This was my first experience with an Olive Leaf tea, and I was pleasantly surprised by what I tasted. There are other ingredients to this tisane (it’s not a straight up Olive Leaf only tisane) so there was a lovely pineapple-y, apple-y flavor along with a soft vegetative flavor that is similar to that of green tea. Not exactly green tea, but, not so different from it.
I quite enjoyed this. As I said, I didn’t know what to expect from it, and it surprised me by tasting quite nice.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/31/organic-corsican-olive-leaf-tea-wise-owl-tea/
Sipping on a cup of this now. Really smooth with vanilla notes. The maple is a little less discernible and I found that I needed to add a pinch of sugar to bring the maple forward. The cinnamon is subtle but I like that, because cinnamon can be sometimes aggressive and I like that I can enjoy the three flavors – vanilla, maple and cinnamon – rather than an overpowering cinnamon note.
A really tasty cuppa.
In reading back over my review of this tea (found here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/30/cucumber-melon-flavored-iced-tea-from-southern-boy-teas/ ) I noticed there that I mention to Frank that he should consider adding green teas to his SBT line, and what do you know? That’s his next project! I don’t know if my suggestion had anything to do with that. But, I’m glad that he is going to add green teas to the line, as well as other tea types.
I really liked the green tea version of the Cucumber Melon better than this black tea version. I like this alright, but the black tea notes seem to mask some of the subtler notes of cucumber and melon a bit more than I’d like.
It’s a tasty tea, but, not quite as cucumber-y or melon-y as I wanted it to be.
I have to admit that I was a little afraid of this tea. I like spicy flavors, but, habanero? The spiciest pepper that I generally deal with, culinarily speaking, is the Jalapeno, although on a rare occasion, I might pick up a habanero, roast it, and then dice it fine and mix it with crushed pineapple to make a syrup to top ice cream. Quite a yummy ice cream topping, but, I’m still just a wee bit afraid of habanero because while it can be quite good when handled correctly, it can also be way too hot when it’s overdone.
And this quote from the Pelican Tea website: “Exceptionally Spicy, Habanero Infused” didn’t do a whole lot to assuage my fears.
But I decided to be bold and daring and try it.
Yes … spicy. Yes. Yes it is. And it burns … but in a very good way.
Read more about my thoughts of this tea here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/30/firewater-black-tea-blend-pelican-tea/
A lovely Ti Kuan Yin. Sweet apple notes! Earliest infusions offered notes of apple, vanilla, orchid and creamy butter. Later infusions brought forth notes of vegetation and softened the floral tones. The apple notes come forward with subsequent infusions.
Really nice and deliciously creamy. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/29/ti-kuan-yin-oolong-tea-simple-loose-leaf/
I just noticed that this says 2012 … I don’t think that this is a 2012 though. But the other stuff – the estate and the FTGFOP stuff … that’s correct.
I’ve been pretty impressed with the Darjeeling teas that I’ve tried from Lochan. I generally prefer a second flush to a first, but, this is a mighty fine first flush.
Sweet, crisp, with a clean taste. Notes of flower and woodsy tones. Refreshing. This might be a tad more astringent than some of the Darjeeling teas I’ve had, but it’s still quite good.
here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/29/dooteriah-sftgfop-1-first-flush-darjeeling-tea-lochan-tea-limited/
Yay! Alishan! I love Alishan Oolong! There are few teas that make me happier than AliShan Oolongs.
Sweet, floral scent with hints of fruit. A sweet, creamy, luscious flavor. I infused this five times and combined all five infusions in my Yi Xing mug that is designated for AliShan Oolong teas. The flavor is sweet and honey-esque with roasted nut tones in the background. Crisp floral notes, fruity, buttery.
A really awesome AliShan! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/05/03/taiwan-alishan-high-mountain-oolong-tea-competition-grade-from-cameron-tea/
I was really happy to find this tea in the Steepster Select box for March. I love Ya Bao teas, but, they are seldom a tea that I put in my “cart” when I’m shopping for tea. It seems that there are just so many great teas out there, you know?
So I looked forward to sampling this tea.
The early infusions were delicate, sweet, slightly grassy, and faintly reminiscent of honeydew melon. I also noted a very faint whisper of spice. Perhaps nutmeg with a hint of white pepper. Very subtle notes of spice, but enough to get the taste buds to perk up and say, hey, what was that?
In later infusions, I tasted notes of peaches and cream. Hay-like notes. The tea became sweeter with each infusion.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/28/silver-bud-ya-bao-white-tea-tea-source/
A really nice vanilla flavor complete with a creamy texture which took me by surprise, I don’t usually expect a lot of texture or mouthfeel from rooibos but this is soft and creamy.
The natural sweet, nutty notes of the rooibos meld well with the sweet, smooth vanilla notes. Yummy, cozy, comforting! Mmm!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/03/28/vanilla-rooibos-herbal-tisane-tea-people/