4423 Tasting Notes
I have to be honest, when it comes to “bedtime” blends, I’m rather partial to my Meadow Nocturne. However, since I’ve stopped making my blends, it’s nice when I come across a blend that I like almost as well. This is one of those blends.
I love the flavor of this one. It’s very light and gently sweet. There are soft notes of peppermint, citrus, ginger and licorice… and an overtone of honey that is not overwhelming.
I can already feel myself starting to relax….
OK … so I brewed another cup.
This is good… I can taste the walnut and the chocolate and it’s a nice combination with the black tea. It’s yummy and rich.
That being said, I think this blend would be better with a little bit of Assam in it (like the base for the blueberry cream cheese danish). It would offer a more substantial base and give it more of a bake-y, chewy kind of taste.
It would also be better with more chocolate. :) But… you probably already knew that suggestion was coming. Right?
Despite those thoughts, I really like this… and I’m off to write a review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog.
Aroma of the dry leaf – yep… smells like brownies. The liquor doesn’t carry as strong a scent though. I can still smell the chocolate and the walnut though, and it smells yummy.
This is a tea that I feel like I’m going to need to spend a bit more time with before I can write a review though. So… that’s all you’re getting from me at this point.
I think that this tea tastes even better than when I first tasted it! The blueberry flavor is very much like the blueberry filling taste I would get if I had a blueberry Danish in front of me! Sweet and juicy and yummy!
And I can taste more of the cream cheese taste today too. A very nice cream cheese sweet and tangy taste comes through. Deeeee-lish!
A very pleasing Assam – it doesn’t have quite the body or texture of a typical Assam, but, perhaps that is one of the things I find pleasing about it. Not that i don’t like the “typical” Assam, but it’s also quite nice to find something a bit different too!
The flavor is very smooth with a pleasant malty note and a very well-rounded presence on the palate. There are intriguing notes of spice. It has a nice undertone of sweetness so it doesn’t require sweetener, however, it does take milk and honey nicely too. A good breakfast tea or early afternoon tea.
This is a really good apple tea. I don’t find many apple teas that really impress me – and I realize that this is because I’m a bit biased when it comes to apple tea, because I had a stunning green apple tea when I was blending tea. But… it is time to move on from that place.
This has a really nice Sencha base that is light and buttery – it is a bit lighter in the buttery flavor than some Sencha teas that I’ve tasted – but it is still delicious and sweet with a creamy note. A light vegetative quality.
The apple is sweet and juicy – not very tart. It reminds me a bit of a golden delicious apple. I can also taste a bit of pear to it, but, it is very light and really complements the apple well.
This has a strong dark chocolate aroma that is almost on the savory side. It is very yummy and makes me hungry for chocolate. Of course, that isn’t difficult to do.
The flavor is definitely dark chocolate. I am getting a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate taste but it is not unpleasant, it just tastes like … a slightly bitter dark chocolate. There is plenty of sweetness to it too, so it is a nice contrast.
The black tea base is smooth, well rounded. This is a good chocolate flavored black tea. Not the best that I’ve ever had (but I’m biased) but it’s good and I’m glad that I ordered it.
This is a really lovely Oolong. The liquor infuses to a lovely amber color. The aroma is somewhat woodsy and vegetative to me. The flavor has a beautiful underlying sweetness to it, I can taste an apple-ish quality to the tea. It has a deep woodsy undertone to it. Some earthiness and just a hint of vegetative quality to the taste – the fragrance of the tea is more vegetative than the actual taste.
A very nice Oolong!
This is a very nice, well-rounded Earl Grey. The black tea is very robust. The bergamot is not super-strong in the cup, but it is citrusy and delicious and has a nice almost-tart aftertaste. Very smooth taste.
This is an Earl Grey that I want to spend a little more time with before I include a numeric rating for it.