4846 Tasting Notes
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.
I visited the website of Strand Tea Company this past weekend, because I was looking for a new Yixing mug, and I discovered this blend, so I had to try it. Portland is just minutes away. (Another nice thing about Portland being so close, my order arrived so quickly)
This is a delicious breakfast blend. A lovely malty flavor. Smooth, rich and delicious. Warm and cozy on this very rainy Northwestern morning, but also has some strength and heft to it.
I noticed one or two rose petals in the blend too, which is appropriate… I actually expected more rose petals since Portland is the city of roses, but, that’s alright. A very good breakfast blend!
My very last pyramid from my winter collection package. I really like this one too. I think of the five different flavors in the package, this and the hazelnut truffle were definitely my favorites.
You can read my full-length review of this tea here:
The dry leaf is GORGEOUS! Big slices of dried orange and rose buds and petals tossed with large Dragon Well leaves and tiny lavender buds. It smells gorgeous too. I especially love the aroma of the brewed liquor, the lavender and rose and citrus meld together and the fragrance is intoxicating.
It tastes rather amazing too. I am happy that they used Dragon Well in this blend, so often in blends like these Sencha is the choice, and not that I have anything against a good Sencha, but with these light floral notes, the Dragon Well seems a better choice than a buttery Sencha.
Light, sweet, floral with just a hint of citrus in the background. Delightful!
My first experience with this tea company and it’s a good one. This is a pleasant chai blend that is strong and boldly spiced, but not overly spicy. The black tea base has a good strength that stands up well to the addition of milk (this one is definitely better as a latte!) Smooth and rich, this has a really nice flavor to it.
This is a good puerh. It has a strong earthy quality to it and the taste is stronger than the aroma. But just underneath the earthy flavor is a delightful sweetness that is caramel-y and delicious and keeping me sipping. The liquor is quite thick and imparts a mouthfeel that is similar to that of a green Oolong. No bitterness, no astringency.