4550 Tasting Notes
I ordered the 1-ounce sampler package of this along with the last batch of brownies that I ordered (wanna see my review for the brownies? Check it out: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/10/10/white-tea-brownies-from-sanctuary-t/ )
This is so good. Even though the description doesn’t indicate it, I can taste and see bits of coconut in this too. Sweet, pineapple-y, and delicious. A little woody from the rooibos, but it isn’t a bad or off-putting taste in the cup, and actually seems to work well with the coconut and pineapple flavors. It has a nice, tropical taste but it doesn’t taste like every other tropical tea that’s out there… know what I mean?
Just received this in the mail this afternoon. I have to admit that this was one that I wasn’t sure if I’d order or not. I mean, it sounded good, but, I wasn’t sure if it was necessarily one that I just had to try.
I am glad that I finally decided to order it because it’s outstanding!
I will have to write more later because this is too good right now for wordage.
But… I will take another moment to add this: Frank… you have a WAY with honeybush.
I’ve had an interesting experience with this tea. I actually tried it about a year to a year and a half ago, and I did not like it. Now, I don’t know if it is because the recipe for the blend has changed, or if my palate is just more accepting of yerba mate now… but, I’m actually enjoying it this evening. I kind of think it’s because I’m acquiring a taste for yerba mate, although the licorice note in this tea is stronger than I remember, and the earthiness from the mate is not as apparent as it was previously either… so… I don’t know.
What I do know is that this has a nice orange-y taste, and I love the licorice flavor and how it sits on my palate in the finish. This is lovely.
I am putting together a swap package or two so while rummaging through my tea stash I came across this – I haven’t tried it yet, so I figured now was as good a time as any!
Nice! A nice balanced flavor of lemon, lime, coconut and yerba mate. Nothing too overwhelming. I love the sweet-tart finish at the end, it reminds me of a freshly squeezed lemon limeade… very juicy!
The pouchong base is a nice change from the typical green tea base. Don’t get me wrong, I love a jasmine green… but, it’s nice to have something just a little different now and again.
The jasmine is light but not lacking – if that makes sense. It is not so strong that the jasmine tastes sharp, soapy or overly floral, but, it isn’t so light that it isn’t distinguishable. The pouchong tastes smooth and has a nice mouthfeel. No grassy flavor, just a smooth rich taste.
I bought this some time ago but am just getting around to trying it now! I don’t know what took me so long to actually try it – it is SO GOOD.
The sip starts with a nutty taste, and finishes with a light, fresh almost buttery taste with a note of tartness. It’s a very interesting contrast of flavors. Very nice.