4661 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Mel for sending me a bit of this tea to try.
The aroma has a nice berry essence to it, although I must agree with Mel in that it doesn’t translate into the flavor quite as well as the fragrance would suggest.
It’s still quite good though. A pleasant enough black tea base with a bit of currant flavor lingering throughout the sip and finishing off with a hint of tartness. Not very much astringency. Nice cup.
OK… I was so excited to receive this tea… not because of the tea, per se, but because of the location of the tea room! It is in Portland on 23rd Ave! YAY! My two favorite areas of Portland are 23rd Ave and Alberta Street. These two streets have a charm all their own… they haven’t been Wal-Mart-ed or Target-ed. They have a very cool vibe about them.
But lately what has made Alberta Street stand out for me is that they have Townshend’s Tea Shop… but now, I’ve learned of Tea Chai Te on 23rd Ave! So… now, when I go to Portland… which street to choose??? Sure… Alberta has Collage (my favorite art supply store), but, 23rd has Paper Source (an awesome paper store). Plus, 23rd St. has Moonstruck Chocolate (OMG)… but then, Alberta has the Radio Room and an awesome vegan bakery.
But… for now, I will get back to this tea.
This is a really delicious chai blend – Spicy deliciousness, but with a nice sweetness from the citrus and the star anise. I like the little bit of licorice-like taste in the finish. This is so warm and comforting on a cold day like this. Vigorous and wonderful!
A very good Earl Grey. The flavor is smooth and strong – a solid black tea base with a pleasing level of bergamot. The jasmine notes are subtle but enhance the sweeter floral qualities of the bergamot. This is one of the sweeter Earl Grey teas that I’ve encountered.
When I received this package in the mail, it was abundantly fragrant! I could smell the teas before I even opened the package.
The flavor is very nice – the chocolate has more of a savory flavor than a sweet one – which I am sure has just as much to do with the spices (especially the chicory) as it does the chocolate.
Not my favorite rooibos blend but I’m still enjoying it.
A very pleasant Earl Grey. I wrote a full-length review of this tea earlier this month, you can check it out here:
This is very nice! I had my doubts (the fear of the Goji Berry strikes again!) but it is really pleasant tasting.
The berry flavor is sweet with a little bit of tart… and with this particular blend, I do get more of the goji berry tartness in the finish – and that tartness is what I typically shy away from when it comes to the goji berry, but in this blend it is done so well that I don’t find it off-putting. I love the little touch of pomegranate in this, as well as the lemongrass notes.
Another hit from Praise Tea!
One of the things that I absolutely adore about this tea (aside from it’s amazing flavor) is the aroma! As it brews (and now, as the cup sits here in front of me) the scent takes on the most delightful honey-esque scent. Delightful!
I wrote a full-length review for this tea which will publish this Friday on the SororiTea Sisters blog. In the meantime, please feel free to consult my previous tasting notes about this tea.
Thank you Rachel for sending me a bit of this to try!
This is really good. Apricot and pineapple are two flavors I wouldn’t have thought of combining, but they work really well together. It is sweet and nectar-like, but not so much that it doesn’t taste like tea either. A nice balance.
Yum! Thanks Rachel!