4663 Tasting Notes
This is a very temperamental tea – do not overbrew it, use water that’s too hot, or use too much leaf – but when all parameters are in check, you’ll brew a pretty good cup! The last time I brewed this, it wasn’t very good at all. But, this time around, it doesn’t taste anything like that last cup.
The crisp flavor of the Darjeeling is a nice base for the lime essence – it really brings out the muscatel notes nicely.
I am glad that I revisited this tea, because I was worried that it just wasn’t good!
This is a very good Earl Grey, although I don’t know if I’d agree with Samovar in saying that this is the best Earl Grey in the world. I like that this one lacks that floral aspect. This one has a very lemon-y taste to it, much more so than a typical Earl Grey. It is very citrus-y and not so flowery.
OK, I’ve never had a Whiskey Sour before, but I still had to order this tea. I haven’t figured out why though. Maybe it’s the Yunnan.
I like this. I can taste the whiskey. I can taste the lemon. I can even taste a touch of cherry in there.
I think I need to spend some more time with this one before I rate it though.
I received some of this tea from Jaime – thanks Jaime!
Because I am currently drinking this in bagged form, I don’t want to give it a rating. It has been my experience with Harney & Sons tea that their bagged teas are just not as good as their loose leaf.
That being said, tasting this HAS inspired me to order a sample of the loose leaf tea. Because for a bagged Earl Grey, this is good.
woo hoo! My package from 52Teas arrived today also… the problem with receiving so many teas is that I don’t know which to try first… but somehow the aroma of this one captivated me and the decision was made. (All of them smell amazing, though)
The same HUGE blueberries that are in the blueberry cheese danish tea are in this… they’re enormous!
The brewed tea smells so good. It smells like warm, yummy blueberry pie or something.
Oh yum… this is so good. If you happened to miss out on the strawberry zabaglione I highly recommend this one. This one might even be better! And I love the strawberry zabaglione (plus I generally prefer strawberries over blueberries).
This truffle tastes creamy and rich. If I allow the truffle to melt upon my tongue, I experience the green tea flavor, as well as the pineapple and passion fruit. The chocolate is strong though, so in order to experience all the flavors this truffle has to offer, it should be savored slowly, allowing each flavor to reach the palate.
Like I said: YUM!