4303 Tasting Notes
This is really good. There is a strong citrus aroma and flavor to it, but not too strong. It’s more like the flavor of citrus but without the tart that usually accompanies it. Sweet and smooth.
The green tea has a buttery taste to it, and I’m not picking up much of a vegetal or grassy essence here.
I’m really liking this a lot, and am glad that I have a reasonable amount of it so that I can enjoy it again soon.
The aroma of the dry leaf is very enticing, it smells a lot like a fruity wine. Very grape-ish.
This is really good. I must admit I was a little afraid of this tea because the Lime Darjeeling was a big disappointment yesterday, but this I like. This is also something I probably wouldn’t have purchased, so I am glad that I had the sample to try, because I really like it.
A pleasant surprise.
This is an excellent Irish Breakfast blend – malty and robust with a pleasant chewiness to it. It’s a little smoother than some Irish Breakfast blends that I’ve tried, and I like that. There is a really nice caramel-y flavor at the finish.
Very good – and an excellent tea to wake up to!
Wow… OK… I was sitting at the computer when the timer went off to let me know that this tea was finished infusing. When I walked into the kitchen – PEACH scent filled the air! It smelled so good. YUM.
The combination if the woodsy rooibos and the peach flavor creates an interesting taste – the flavor of the rooibos actually seems to cut through some of the sweetness of the peach which is something I really didn’t expect. Sometimes when I encounter a peach flavored tea the sweetness of the peach is quite intense – not that its a bad thing, because I love peaches – but I like how this tastes more like the fresh fruit rather than a processed, syrupy peach pie filling.
This is a very delicious and surprising rooibos! NICE!
Ali Shan! My favorite Oolong!
I even purchased a Yixing mug from Jade Teapots (ebay seller 11sbaumann) JUST for my Ali Shan consumption! And I am christening my mug with THIS Ali Shan.
And THIS… IS… SO… GOOD! But then, I have yet to find an Ali Shan I did not like.
Now… I’m thinking… shall I get a NEW Yixing mug for Yellow Teas? Because… about the only tea that I like better than Ali Shan is Yellow Tea.
This is a remarkable black tea – very even tone to it. Pleasant chewiness, and even a hint of a malty note that is a bit uncharacteristic for a Ceylon tea! But the thing I’m enjoying most about it is that so delightful sweetness that is very honey-like. It is robust and brisk and yet smooth.
I am getting no bitterness to it at all, just a very pleasant, sweet flavor. There is only a slight astringency to it… it’s VERY VERY GOOD.