3907 Tasting Notes
A really delightful Kukicha. The flavor is not quite as vegetative as the aroma might suggest. It has a light, sweet, nutty flavor, with hints of vegetation. The vegatal notes are more savory than sweet, which offers a compelling contrast to the sweet nutty tones. Really nice texture.
Aiya is definitely one of my favorite tea companies because they consistently offer high quality products.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/13/kukicha-green-tea-from-aiya/
Another tasty tea from my Amoda Tea Tasting box (this one is from the August box, but I reviewed it in September. Yeah … I’m still behind.)
I like the combination of the green and black teas, and the sweet, fruity tones of the peach. I can also taste hints of mango. The ginger is very moderate … just enough to add some warmth to the cup without overpowering it with a peppery kick. It reminds me a bit of a warm peach dessert that’s been “kicked up a notch” with some mango.
The black tea is more noticeable than the green here, but I do notice that the green tea seems to lighten the flavor of the cup.
A really wonderful Jasmine pearl, one of the best Jasmine Pearl teas that I’ve tried. Very aromatic, but without tasting perfume-y. Delicious, exotic, and soothing.
No sharpness from the tea or the jasmine, just a soft, luxurious flavor. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/12/jasmine-pearls-mo-li-hua-green-tea-from-yezi-tea/
This is a very interesting tea. I like the combination of Darjeeling and Yunnan, because they are quite different in taste and body but they work well together.
Notes of fermented grape, honey, caramel and flower. A complex cuppa with a very enjoyable texture.
AWESOME! I tried this chai concentrate a few different ways since I had a quart of it. I tried it as a blended ice drink which was amazing!
I also had it as a hot latte, and it is so good. The ladies at Chico Chai know what they’re doing! A nice spicy-sweet blend of tea and spices. It’s been sweetened, but it’s not overly sweet which is important to me when it comes to chai concentrates, because most of what you’ll find in the markets are more sweetener than they are tea and spices and quite frankly … that’s off-putting to me. This is lightly sweetened … and my taste buds thought it was just perfect!
My full-length review can be read here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/10/product-review-chico-chai-strong-brew-chai-concentrate-from-chico-chai/
I have tried the Rootbeer Float honeybush, and I enjoyed that quite a bit, and I also liked the rootbeer iced tea from 52Teas too … and I liked that. But this is a whole different level of awesome because of the marshmallow root. It adds such a yummy fluffy taste to it that really enhances the “float” part of this treat in a teacup.
A really awesome tea. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is one of the teas that is included in the 12 days box. Since I subscribe, I didn’t order the box … but I do look forward to reading everyone’s posts!
A really lovely charcoal-y aroma that is less evident in the flavor than it is in the fragrance.
The flavor is honey-like and floral. And … there are cacao notes to this Oolong! Sweet and nutty. A really delightful Oolong that is worth taking the time to steep again and again!
Here’s my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/09/09/organic-gui-fei-oolong-honey-tea-driftwood-tea/
A very finely chopped CTC. It’s a really good breakfast blend though. Sweet and richly flavored. Malty. Not as earthy in the flavor as the aroma might suggest. This has that wonderful bakey-cakey kind of taste to it, the kind of flavor that you want in a breakfast blend.
One of the yummiest rooibos chai blends I’ve tasted … ever. It’s a very cinnamon-y chai, but I also note peppery flavors as well as clove.
But what makes this chai unique is the coconut, banana and chocolate! I love that the coconut and banana are in there, and they are strong flavors. I wish that the chocolate was stronger than it is (because more chocolate always = better.)
The nutty flavor of the rooibos works well with this tisane too, it all comes together in a very flavorful way. Really much better than I would have expected given how much is going on with this chai.
I changed the info on this tea a bit to show that it can be acquired from Yunomi, since that’s where I got it, as well as where the original poster got hers from.
Anyway … a really good, vibrant tea. Very fresh tasting. Sweet with a sharp bitter tone that added contrast. A good balance between sweet and savory.
Light, brothy character, very comforting to sip.