4839 Tasting Notes
This is really nice. I love the lavender in this cup, it not only offers such a pleasing scent but the flavor of the lavender is strong as it intermingles with the bergamot. I like the combination of flavors here very much.
I just wrote a review about this one for the Tea Review Blog – it should publish soon!
Yum! This morning I decided to add a splash of milk to it and make it a latte… I like it fine like this, but, I think it’s better without the milk.
Here’s my full-length review on this tea:
Oh this is YUM! Like YUMMMMMMM!
The pear flavor is not particularly strong here, but, I don’t think I’d want it to be more pronounced, because as it is, it is just perfect. The toasty notes of the Houjicha are the strongest flavor of the cup, and I can taste lovely pear and honey flavors coming through.
So very nice. Yummy!!!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a pyramid of this tea to try!
This is an excellent Oolong, but I can’t help but think it would be even better if it were not in the pyramid. The leaves just don’t have much room to expand in there!
It has a very pleasant, buttery/creamy taste to it. Smooth. Yummy!
I really love the aroma of this tea. The combination of the rose and the cranberry is enchanting!
Here is my full-length review of this tea:
I love fennel – especially in tea. I love that bit of black licorice taste it imparts.
So I was very happy to see how much fennel is in this particular chai. Yum!
This is a very good chai. The Assam tea base is strong and sturdy. It provides some heft to the cup without getting too aggressive and overthrowing the spices. Even though there is a lot of fennel in this blend, it is not TOO much – the spices are in delightful balance.
I am increasing the rating on this tea today, because, I realize that it’s better now than it was when I first got it in the mail. I think this is because the tea needed time to “develop.” It tastes amazing now… much MUCH better than it did a few months ago!
The cheesecake and bergamot are in good balance. The black tea base is remarkable here, it is the right blend of teas – not quite as aggressive as other black teas from 52Teas … it is more refined and elegant and works good with these particular flavors.
Yum yum yum!
Well, I’m having an interesting morning. I had planned on heading back to bed after getting my youngest on the school bus, but, then I visited the discussion board and well, I got a little worked up. Anyways…
That has nothing to do with this tea, except that I hadn’t planned on drinking tea yet. But I needed something to calm me and I am turning to Earl Grey to do just that.
It’s been a little while since I’ve had this tea, and as I taste it now, I am more convinced than ever that this is the best Earl Grey ever. Smooth, rich, delicious. Awesome. Amazing. Every other good adjective. Yes, this is my Earl Grey.
You can read my full review of this tea here: