4401 Tasting Notes
I am pleasantly surprised by this tea. It has a bold, malty character that I didn’t expect – I was expecting something fairly mild and “tea-baggish” – but I didn’t get that here… this is really very good… one that I think the English might consider “moreish”
ETA: another THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!
This is a pleasant enough Earl Grey tea. The bergamot is not too strong or overwhelming, nor does it leave that kind of perfume-y taste on the tongue. The black tea is smooth and strong with a little astringency.
I like it.
ETA: Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!
A very mild-mannered Ceylon. I can taste the notes of cocoa which is not something I often taste with an average, everyday Ceylon. Very smooth and I’m even getting a pleasant malty note (another something I don’t usually get from an average Ceylon)
Not as fruity as some Ceylons, but I do get a slightly fruity quality at the finish. Sweet and mellow. Nice.
This is a fairly mild Chai, the black tea base is pleasantly smooth but not particularly strong. Not very astringent. The spices are not particularly strong either (which is why I say it’s a fairly mild chai) but I can taste the cardamom in particular, as well as notes from the ginger and cinnamon. In the aftertaste I can taste the black pepper, which I like.
This is a good chai but not a great chai… but I still enjoyed it and am glad I had the opportunity to try it.
This is just what I expected with a Scottish Blend – HEARTY with an almost chewy kind of creaminess to it. It’s like freshly baked bread… like the chewy crisp crust of the bread. It’s awesome and it’s a great tea with which to start the day.
A nice sweetness to it too. Malty! Truly lovely.
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.