4550 Tasting Notes
This is a very good Keemun. Very bold. Malty! Undertones of spice and fruit. And a distant smoky note that adds a sort of caramel sweet note to cut through a little bit of the edge of it.
Since I’m up rather early this morning and not going to go back to bed… I need THIS!
It’s been a while since I’ve last had an unflavored Honeybush, and I’ve forgotten just how good it is unflavored!
I don’t really care for unflavored rooibos, but I do enjoy unflavored honeybush. The flavor is not quite as woody, it’s a little lighter and brighter and I love the sweetness of it.
A very pleasant cup!
Oh. My. Goodness.
This is freaking AWESOME.
Because Teagasm doesn’t adequately describe what I’m experiencing at the moment, I’m going to say ChocolaTeaGASM.
So good. So very very good. I am sad that I only got a sample packet of this from Tea Review Blog (going to write my review of this tea for the blog in a few moments) because I could drink this every day. I will have to hunt this down and buy some.
Rich. Chocolate. Sweet. Chocolate. Delicious. CHOCOLATE. This is better than any sipping chocolate or any hot chocolate. Oh… yum yum yum yum yum.
In honor of today’s Steepster Select, I decided to try this tea. And thank you very much to wombatgirl for sending it to me!
This is really good. I mean… really good! The pear flavor is very distinct. Sweet. This is probably the best pear flavored tea and/or tisane that I’ve ever tasted. I’ve tasted quite a few, and I even flavored one myself (and it was pretty darned good)… and I’ve liked quite a few of them… but as far as PEAR flavored tea goes… this is the closest to pear taste that I’ve ever experienced.
As a result of this tasting, I’m actually purchasing some of it… I’m glad it’s a steepster select item!
Thank you to Doulton for sending me a sampling of this tea!
I LOVE this Oolong. It’s absolutely delightful. Normally, I might think that this blending of flavors with a green Oolong is a bit of overkill because Oolongs are so flavorful without adding anything to them… but, this is really a pleasant change from Oolong without a complete departure from it.
The medley of fruit is very pleasant and almost seamless. I wish that there was a stronger bergamot note here. The ginger is very soft but there is a distinguished hit of spice there… not strong but it’s there.
I really like this… and am looking forward to the multiple infusions that will follow!
Finishing off the last of this tea this morning…
This is a very good and bold Ceylon. More briskness than in a typical Ceylon, but there is still that underlying smoothness to it. A pleasant malty character. Toothsome. A very enjoyable honey note.
A very good Ceylon!
The Sencha tea is rich tasting and buttery – it coats the palate with that creamy smooth texture. This is enhanced further with the vanilla in the blend. Sweet!
The flowers do not add a LOT of flavor to the cup, but, I can taste pleasantly delicate notes of sunflower and rose. Then there is the sweet-tart taste of berry … strawberry! YUMMY!
I received a sampling of this tea as a reviewer for the Tea Review Blog.
The dry leaf is very pebble-y – like grains of sand in size, and dark, chocolate-y brown in color. It possesses a vibrant aroma – with deep earthy notes and a baked bread smell and even a distant flowery note. It smells… well, like Assam tea!
The flavor is malty – perhaps one of the maltiest Assam teas that I’ve encountered, with a strong astringency that has a clean, drying effect on the mouth. I steeped it for just 3 minutes but I’m tasting no bitterness. It has a deep baked flavor and a chewy texture. This tea has got some tooth! There is a honey-caramel sweetness to it too. It’s really delicious.
An excellent way to wake up!
A very nice twist on the classic Earl Grey.
More citrus really amplifies the citrus-y notes of the bergamot and seem to smooth out some of the sharper-flowery notes. The Assam in this blend is really nice too, the tea is very brisk and I like the malty note together with the citrus.
This is one that I’m going to enjoy revisiting!