4459 Tasting Notes
I am glad that I have time to be able to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea before the craziness that is my Monday ensues!
I wanted something strong and comforting… and this is what I grabbed… And it is indeed strong and comforting! The black tea is not as stout as some other teas that I have in my stash, but, it works well for this particular Earl Grey. The bergamot is very pleasant. Not a hint of perfume. Just delicious fruity bergamot with a hint of flowery sharpness in the background. I love it.
I am very pleased with this blend. I have been looking for a grapefruit GREEN tea to replace the grapefruit tea I fell in love with in Tucson but have been unable to find since. This one comes pretty darned close, even if it’s a white tea.
The grapefruit aroma and taste is authentic. It doesn’t taste sweetened, it smells like fresh, juicy grapefruit. The flavors are well balanced – the white tea is not overwhelmed, and the grapefruit tastes true.
An excellent tea!
I LOVE this signature blend from Design a Tea. The blueberry flavor is sweet and juicy, the Oolong has that peach-y note – a nice complement to the blueberry. But what is really great about this blend is the NUTMEG. It doesn’t taste really strong at first, but as I continue to sip on the tea, I find the flavor becoming more intense.
This is not one of their “signature” blends. To get this tea, you have to “design” it. But, this one is a fairly simple design… passion fruit and Koslanda black tea.
It’s very good. The passion fruit is rich and sweet. The black tea is a pleasant, even-toned tea. Not particularly robust, but with the delicious passion fruit flavor it works.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea. It is one that I’m really excited to try, because I am so fond of both Houjicha and Genmaicha.
This is really good. Definitely different, but different in the best way possible. The roasting of the Bancha as well as the popped rice gives this a really interesting depth of flavor. I like it!
I’m off to write a review for the Tea Review Blog!
I am trying this today as a latte. The last time I tried it, I tried it sweetened but without the milk. This time, I went the whole 9 yards with it.
It’s very good. The steamed milk brings out the vanilla note nicely, and it is really creamy and delicious. Spices are well balanced with the other components in the blend and do not overwhelm the cup.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this my way!
My second infusion (or set of infusions, as I’m brewing this in my gaiwan) is even tastier than the first. The complexity of this tea really expands with the subsequent infusions. The flavor is much more fruit and flower like with mere wisps of smoky notes. Still delightfully roasty-toasty. Delicious.
I was kind of nervous about this tea, because, if you’ve read my bio you’d know that I don’t really care much for red robe Oolong teas, but I decided to break out of my comfort zone in a big way when I ordered this tea.
And I’m glad I ordered it! The flavor IS smoky, but, I found that a quick rinse to awaken the tea leaves did much to soften the smoky taste of this tea. Now it is pleasantly roasty with a mild smoky note. It has a nice sweetness and a distant floral note.
Now… I guess I should change my bio!