4788 Tasting Notes
I just got finished writing a full-length review for this one that will be published soon on the Tea Review Blog. I really like the addition of the apricot to the classic flavor combination of ginger and peach. It adds a very pleasing depth of flavor to the fruit.
Nicely balanced. Lovely, comforting, delicious!
OK, so while I’m sipping this, I can’t help but hum this tune:
Why? I don’t know. Rooibos and Octopus don’t even sound the same. But, yeah, maybe it’s just late and I should go to bed. But, I still need to watch FRINGE! So no bedtime for me just yet.
I LOVE this blend. It is SO GOOD. I think this is my last of the samplings that I had from Urban Tea, but I do believe it is my favorite of the bunch. Delicious! I love the combination of coconut and lavender. It’s absolutely brilliant.
The jasmine and lavender are the strongest components in this blend, but they don’t really compete… rather, they seem to work together harmoniously to create one of the most beautiful flavors that ever graced a teacup!
The green tea tastes lightly sweet with very little (meaning, barely any at all) vegetative flavor. Just smooth, sweet deliciousness.
I don’t like this one better than my own blend by Madam Potts – because, well, that one was for me – but, this one comes in pretty close. I do love this!
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.