4846 Tasting Notes
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.
Oh YUM! I’ve tried several of the cheesecake flavored teas from 52Teas, but this one may just be the best one!
The apricot is sweet and juicy, the cheesecake flavor is tangy. The black tea base is brisk and delicious. A very nicely balanced cup of tea that I am really loving. YUMMMMM!
This tea was sent to me by my Secret Santa (Jaime!) and is another of the “mystery” teas that she individually wrapped. I’m having so much fun with the package she sent me!
This smells really nice. It has a nice fruity aroma but the ginger makes sure that it’s not too fruity.
Delicious. The combination of guava and ginger is a deliciously different one. The guava is sweet and smooth and the ginger is not terribly hot or peppery, but adds a nice, underlying tone of warmth throughout the sip. The white tea is fresh and sweet. Yummy!
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!
This is a very nicely balanced pomegranate black tea. The pomegranate tastes authentic, it doesn’t taste fake nor does it taste over-done. The black tea is strong and brisk, no bitterness and very little astringency to it, although I am finding that the astringency does develop as I make my way down the cup. The first few sips had very little astringency to them, but now there is a little more. Still not overpowering though.
A really nice cuppa!