4842 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Jaime (my secret santa!) for sending me a bit of this tea… it’s my mystery tea for today!
When I first opened this package, I couldn’t believe it wasn’t a fruit flavored tea, because it had such a strong, fruity aroma. This is something that subsides once brewed, though, as the liquor is much softer in fragrance.
Softly sweet, smooth, and robust. This is really delicious. I like it very much! It has a nice undertone of sweetness that falls somewhere between honey and caramel. It is an invigorating tea. Delicious, slightly malty, but with a pleasant, wine-like finish that is fruity and slightly dry. Nice!
This is a very pleasing balance of peppermint and gunpowder green tea. No one flavor overwhelming the others. The peppermint is strong, but so is the green tea, and I’m not getting the overwhelmingly vegetative taste that I sometimes get from a gunpowder green. A very nice blend, indeed.
I love this tea. Robust and rich and delicious. A nice way to start the day!
I noticed that my full-length review of this tea will be published tonight on the Tea Review Blog! http://www.teareviewblog.com
Backlog: I finished off the last I had of this in my stash this evening with my Dim Sum. Yum! A really delicious Oolong.
Here is my full-length review for this tea:
I am enjoying a mug of this, brewed in my new Libre Mug! The flavor of the tea is sweet and delicious. Light-bodied, with a clean finish. It has a fresh, vegetative taste – a little grassy but not overwhelming… and reminds me more of vegetables than it does of grass, but there is a little bit of the grass taste in there too. As it cools a little, I am noticing a little bit of hay-like flavor to it too.
Nice. I like this very much. And I LOVE my libre mug!
Wonderful! This is delicious and fragrant and tastes absolutely exquisite. Smooth, sweet, and beautiful. The white tea is light and fresh, with hints of a peppery quality. The rose is distinctive and flavorful… but doesn’t taste perfume-y. It is really quite wonderful.
I’m the first to log this? OK…
I got this in my package that arrived on Christmas Eve (along with a few others from 52Teas that I just had to try!) and this is the last of them that I’m trying out… I have to admit I was a little scared of Guayusa. I’m not sure why, except that it is something new to me.
But this is REALLY good. I shouldn’t be surprised by now, because Frank knows his stuff. Lemon-y deliciousness, slightly sweet, not very tart at all. I am trying to pick out the guayusa “flavor” but I guess I’m at a disadvantage simply because I haven’t tried it by itself. There is a smooth, rich earthiness in the background that I would describe as a flavor that sits somewhere between pu-erh and yerba mate, but leaning more toward the yerba mate.
It is definitely worth more exploration, and I think I may have to order the plain Guayusa the next time I place an order.
This tea perplexes me. In reading the bit of information on the sample package, it would be easy to think that this is a white tea, but it is not. I brewed it according to package directions, using boiling water that has cooled for 1 minute, and then steeping for 2 minutes.
The flavor is excellent. The tangerine is strong here, but there is a nice balance between tea and fruit. It tastes sweet, juicy and citrus-y but not overwhelming. I like this very much.
I am enjoying this tea this evening, and pairing it with a new cheese that I discovered at my local grocer … Wasabi Cheddar! Oh YUM! This is the perfect pairing. The HOT wasabi with the sweet, smooth Sencha … delightful.
My full-length review of this tea will publish on SororiTea Sisters soon!
This is a good Earl Grey. Not the best I’ve had, but certainly no where near the worst. It has a pleasant black tea base, and the bergamot is strong and flavorful. The aroma is strong in the dry leaf, but it is considerably softer in the brewed tea, although it still smells delicious.
A good, basic Earl Grey. One of the better bagged Earl Grey teas that I’ve encountered.