4842 Tasting Notes
I think this tea was actually calling out to me. I hope it helps!
Here is the full-length review I wrote of this one (back when my taste buds were operating at normal capacity):
Well, despite my attempts to fight it, I have come down with the cold that my youngest daughter brought home with her over the holiday. So, this is going to be the last of “new” (err… that is, new to me!) teas that I will be drinking until I feel better, because my taste buds just aren’t up to it.
This is probably much better than it tastes to me right now, so I am not going to rate it until I can taste it with healthy taste buds.
Delicious! I want to slow down on the caffeine so I am having a cup of this tonight.
You can read my full-length review here:
My stomach feels a bit uneasy so I decided to try this and see if it helps.
The flavor is quite nice. The ginger is a little spicy, but not overpowering. I can’t really taste much from the rooibos, perhaps a little bit of the woody/nutty taste in the background but it is certainly not a dominant presence. There is a sweet taste to this too that really makes this very yummy. It’s a lot sweeter than I thought it would be.
It’s really quite pleasant and as far as my stomach goes, I think it’s doing the job!
Oh… so lovely! I do love a good Oolong, and this one is good! It has done a remarkable job at tempering my palate after eating a very spicy Caribbean jerk chicken too. (extra bonus points since I don’t need to break out the kefir)
This is one that I plan on spending a little more time with before I write a full-length review. I hadn’t originally planned on it, but, after tasting it, I find that I just wish to enjoy it right now, and not write so much. Good Oolongs tend to have that effect on me.
And this is a good Oolong! (Did I mention that already?)
This is really good. Liquid Silk! So smooth and imparts a soft mouthfeel. But unlike some greens where I would describe this soft, smooth sensation as buttery – it doesn’t have that buttery taste. Not a bad thing … at all … just different. I like the buttery, but I really like this too.
Slightly vegetative, but more like a fresh vegetable. It isn’t grassy, nor does it remind me of steamed vegetables, it reminds me more of a crisp salad type of vegetative taste. It has a floral note in the background too. Orchid?
I like this very much…
ETA: As I continue to sip, a buttery flavor develops. It is still not nearly as “buttery” tasting as a Sencha, but it definitely has that buttery, silky smooth texture.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!
This is a REALLY good Earl Grey. So much so, that it may just give Lupicia and Steven Smith a run for their money.
The flavor is crisp. The bergamot tastes like fruit – not like perfume, not like soap. This has a really fruity essence that many Earl Grey teas lack. A brisk black tea base.
Really, really delicious! This one is going on my shopping list because I MUST have more!
After that horrible, horrible Sweet Yerba Mate (Samovar), I decided to brew something that I knew I would like, and this was what I grabbed.
Yes! I am getting more strawberry this time than in previous infusions, and it’s quite lovely. I did steep it a little longer than usual, although I am not sure how long, because I forgot to set the timer… perhaps that’s why this turned out more strawberry? I don’t know.
Anyways, even though I did steep it longer, there is no sign of bitterness or off taste. It is just… blooming marvellous!
Finishing off the last of this tea that TeaEqualsBliss sent to me – thank you!
Bright and delicious. The pomegranate is sweet and tart, but not too tart. It tastes like … well… pomegranate! This tea starts out with very little astringency, but it develops as I continue to sip. Not a bad thing though, as long as you don’t mind astringency (I don’t mind it at all, as long as it’s not overwhelming)
I like that I can taste tea and pomegranate. The black tea is brisk and bright, and the fruity flavor of the pomegranate doesn’t taste artificial. It’s a good cuppa.