4391 Tasting Notes
Wow … this is really REALLY good.
I’m on my second infusion of this now. The first infusion was very strongly flavored, but, not in a bad way… it was a beautiful fusion of flavors and texture. The buttery smoothness of the oolong and the orange flavor work so well together. The jasmine offers very little in the way of flavor but I can taste a hint of that distictive jasmine taste.
The second infusion is a bit lighter in orange flavor, which allows more of the Oolong as well as the jasmine tastes to come through. The texture is a little lighter too – it’s not quite as buttery.
I enjoyed both infusions very much.
This mate blend is so yummy. The carob is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. The mate has an earthy quality to it, but it isn’t too much. The mint provides a pleasing, crisp note that shines through, but doesn’t overwhelm. It’s a very nice balance of flavors. YUM!
I’ve been awake for a few hours and just feeling kind of blah… when it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken the time to make myself a cup of tea. You see, my youngest is a bit under the weather and when one of my kids is sick my mind pretty much is occupied with that and I’m not into my normal routine.
Anyway, I am not sure why I reached for this tea. I knew I wanted a black tea and I wanted something I hadn’t had in a while (or perhaps something new) and this is what I chose.
It’s good. It is almost startling my taste buds awake! I wish the chocolate was stronger here, though.
IT’S HERE! Today finally got here!
OMG I’m so excited.
And yes, I’m drinking another cup of this to celebrate!
Wanna see what I’m going to be doing? Check this out:
Tomorrow is the big day! I could use something to help me wind down! Chamomile to the rescue!
The pyramid sachet was mostly whole leaves with a little bit of dust. Not enough to result in sediment resting at the bottom of my cup.
I’m not usually a big fan of Chamomile all by itself. In blends, its ok, but, by itself, it’s usually pretty lackluster. But, this one is pretty good. I can taste a distinct apple-y note. Sweet and pleasant.
I’ve decided not to rate this one numerically, though. I like it for what it is. But I don’t generally like what it is… if that makes sense.
It’s been a little while since I brewed some of this. This is one hefty tea.
Malty and robust and just – plain – delicious! A nice caramely backdrop to it that melds nicely with the malty flavor.
I’m off to write a review about it for the Tea Review Blog!
Yes… again this morning!
Tomorrow is my class and I’m all excited about it, and drinking this tea in honor of my visit to Alberta Street to meet my favorite artist.
So, I brewed this one up slightly stronger than I did previously. Mostly just because I need to shake off the desire to go back to bed and curl up under the covers. The flavor is rich and delicious and it surprises me just how much I like this tea, given its ingredients.
I guess it just goes to show that just because I didn’t like one Lapsang Souchong, doesn’t mean I’ll dislike them all.