4424 Tasting Notes
I’m finishing off the last of this sampling that TeaEqualsBliss sent me.
A very good Earl Grey. Nice bergamot scent and flavor. I’m getting less astringency this time than I seem to recall with my first tasting of this tea… still just a little astringency, but it isn’t strong. The black tea is bright and strong.
This is a pretty standard take on this classic. No bells or whistles… just good Earl Grey tea.
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this one (yes, I got the huge box! Thanks SororiTEA Sister)
This one… scares me. It’s smoky. I gave it a quick rinse before steeping (which I have found helps me enjoy smoky teas more). The aroma of the liquor still smells smoky but not too smoky.
This is not too bad… and I say it like that, because I was expecting it to be much worse than it actually is, but I can drink this. I’m not gagging, I’m not repulsed after taking a sip… it’s actually good. There… I said it. It’s good.
The smoky flavor is there, it’s strong, but it is not overwhelming. The smoky taste has a nice caramel-y back note that I find intriguing.
I’ve had this a few times, but after checking, I see that I’ve never logged my tasting notes!
This is a very strong blend – very bold and invigorating. I like the blend – it is like Earl Grey but it isn’t as Earl Grey as a typical Earl Grey. That is to say that rather than the bergamot being the bold flavor in the cup, here the boldness comes from the tea, and the bergamot becomes an accompaniment rather than a feature player.
Lots of flavor, very brisk. I like it.
This is a really delicious Mate blend. It does brew up very dark … and it has a very pleasant roasted taste to it that is quite like coffee, but I think it’s a little better. The carob in this blend gives a certain, deep, rich, savory chocolate-y-ness to it that I really love.
OK… so after reading mrawlins2 tasting note on this tea this morning, it inspired me to dig out my own pouch of this that I had purchased… oh… I don’t even remember when! I’ve had it a while, anyways… and it’s about time to give it a try.
This is really an interesting tea! I can taste the bananas, the strawberries, vanilla, pineapple, cherries and the chocolate. (Frank… more chocolate would be good… because, well, more chocolate = more chocolate. See how that works? I like it when math is simple like that)
My note to Frank aside, the chocolate in here is at a pleasant enough level, and quite honestly, if it were stronger it might overpower the other flavors. As it is, they are at a pretty harmonious level because I can taste each flavor in there, even if it is a very subtle taste.
And… apart from that, I can also taste black tea! Some astringency to this one, almost dry/starchy… not heavy on the drying, but it’s there.
Not my favorite from 52 teas but it’s still really good.
I love Darjeeling… so I usually like most Darjeeling teas that I encounter. However, sometimes I come across one that is really delightful… like this one.
The flavor is amazing. Sweet, light, a hint of nutty flavor and even a floral note. Very smooth. Golden! It seems to shimmer on the tongue, it tastes so good and light and lovely.