4822 Tasting Notes
This is one of the most unusual tisanes I’ve ever encountered. It tastes like coffee!
The dandelion in the blend seems to lend a somewhat bitter tone to the background that is very coffee-ish, and the wattleseed is malty and nutty and adds a rich flavor that is also very coffee-ish. The cinnamon is distinctive and delicious.
It is very good! Surprisingly good.
Very minty! Probably the most minty tea that wasn’t an herbal tea.
I think what I like best about this blend is the wintergreen. I mean, I’ve had blends with spearmint and peppermint, but not so many with wintergreen. The wintergreen gives it that crisp scent and flavor that reminds me of Beechnut Wintergreen gum (something that is very difficult to find these days).
Delicious. I like this much better than I thought I would, and I knew I’d like it!
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!