4366 Tasting Notes
This must be a new tea from Indonique, because I can’t even find it on the website.
It is one that I will be trying again before I include a numeric rating, because I want to play around with the steeping parameters of this tea. The cut is quite fine on the Assam leaves so a teaspoon of the leaves is probably equal to two or more teaspoons of another tea leaf… and because the cut is so fine there is more surface area exposed, and therefore it brews faster than a typical Assam would.
That is not to say that my current cuppa tastes off, because it is actually quite good. The flavor is rich and sweet … very honey-like! But, with my Assam I do like a little deeper flavor and I feel like I used too little leaf this time for fear of overdoing it. This tea is reminding me more of an outstanding Ceylon rather than an Assam. I am getting a little bit of a malty note, but, not as much as I’d expect from Assam.
So, as I say, I shall play with this one a bit before I rate it. It is good, but I think it could be even better.
This is one of the most unusual tasting chai teas that I’ve ever encountered… unusual but very tasty!
Before reading anything about it, I tasted it, and noticed a chocolate-y note, and something else… but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It tasted a bit like… cherry! But I thought that my taste buds must be off or something, because, I’ve never come across a cherry flavored chai before.
Then I went to the website and saw that this is … in fact, a chocolate cherry flavored chai. Weird! But GOOD!
The cherry is not an IN YOUR FACE kind of cherry flavor – it’s subtle and tastes a bit like a cross between a candied cherry and a bing cherry. The chocolate is smooth and rich tasting. And the chai is not a spicy chai – there aren’t any real strong ginger notes or spicy hot cinnamon… it’s a smoother, sweeter kind of chai, with notes of warmth to accent the mocha like flavors.
I like it!
Waking up to a cup of Earl Grey this morning. It’s been at least a couple of weeks since I’ve had A&D’s Earl Grey, and I could hear it calling out to me this morning. (Yes, it’s still morning – only officially 9 minutes left to the morning)
Lovely – I like the bergamot in this blend. Pleasantly citrus-y, only hints of floral. Smooth. Rich. Delicious.
Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this one. This is one that I’m sad to see has been discontinued… I like it. The almond flavor is a little “fake” – but it’s not really a bad fake – I guess the best way I can describe it is that it reminds me a bit of almond extract rather than actual almonds. But… I like almond extract, so I’m liking this.
I taste the “toasted” the “almonds” and the “creme” in this blend, and what I think I might like best about it is that I can’t really taste the funky black tea base. I can taste black tea, but not the Adagio black tea which tastes really off to me.
This is really quite yummy!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss, my SororiTEA Sister, for sending me this sampling.
The liquor is very fragrant – and smells delightful.
The taste: toasty and with spicy notes. I am getting the hints of vanilla that the description suggests right at the beginning of the sip, in the middle I get a toasty malty taste, and the tea finishes sweet. Nice and complex. Beautiful!
Having also tasted the apple pie a la mode from 52Teas, I can state that the 52Teas IS better… but this one is not bad. I can taste the apple and cinnamon, and the black tea base gives it a bit of a baked flavor, lending itself to the apple pie concept well. I do miss the crust though, but, I’m thinking I can remedy that myself with a couple of shortbread cookies.
Ahh… pecan shortbread cookies from McTavish (a local company that makes to-die-for cookies!) to the rescue.
Yep. That did the trick. Now, I’ve got my crust and my apple pie in a teacup. Yeah, I like this.