4449 Tasting Notes
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this fabulous tea to try.
I love Gyokuro! I love the beautiful, vivid green leaves. I love the fresh, vegetative aroma, I love the flavor that is slightly nutty and sweet and vegetative. I love that it only takes 45 seconds to infuse the leaves. I love Gyokuro!
This is an excellent Gyokuro. The flavor is smooth and delicious. Delightful. YUM.
This is one I was very excited to try – I love grapefruit, and as some of you may have read from my past tasting notes and reviews, I’m in search of the perfect grapefruit flavored green tea – I tasted the most spectacular grapefruit green tea while vacationing in Tucson last year and I want more of it. Unfortunately, I’ve not had a lot of luck with the vendor who sold that tea to the tea house… they sell locally only and I haven’t been able to negotiate terms of shipping some of that delicious tea to me.
Anyways… so needless to say that I like grapefruit… so I was excited to try this… (by the way Frank – pretty please blend a grapefruit green tea)
The flavor is very nice – slightly tart grapefruit flavor, but not too tart. I did add a little sugar (I always eat my grapefruit with sugar too)… so I am sure that curbed some of the natural grapefruit tart, but, in a very good way, because this tastes yummy.
Starting my day with Earl Grey this morning.
Having previously reviewed this tea on SororiTEA Sisters:
There is not really a lot more for me to say about it… I really like it.
Delicious and a delightful way to get going!
I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss in my last tasting note. She sent me the Earl Grey from Bigelow, and she sent me this Lemongrass from Teatulia – THANK YOU TeaEqualsBliss
This is very nice. It has a buttery sweet smoothness to it, it isn’t overpoweringly LEMON – like a puckery/sour lemony flavor – but a sweet, lemon-curd-y kind of lemon. I like it very much.
This is a decent enough Earl Grey Blend – not my favorite, but certainly not the worst I’ve tasted either. It has a pleasant bergamot aroma – the dry leaf is a little strong which worried me at first, but the brewing evens it out a bit.
The bergamot flavor is crisp and juicy, not as floral as some bergamot flavorings I’ve encountered, not perfume-y or soapy. Nice and this one is one that I could see adding milk to – it has a smooth enough flavor to it that it would work well.
Definitely good for a bagged tea – one of the better bagged varieties I’ve tried, and one I wouldn’t mind enjoying now and again… I like to have a good black bagged tea on hand for those mornings when I NEED tea but I don’t have time to fiddle with all the accessories.
Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this to try.
Yum! This is really, really good. I can taste strawberries and I can taste creamy sweetness. The black tea is a bit astringent, but I’ve come to expect it from Adagio’s black tea base so I’m not put off by it.
A pleasant berry flavor with a touch of cream. Another great Rachel blend!
I am finishing off the very last of this – bye bye green chai!
I brewed this extra strong this time to experiment a little with it as a chai latte. I like it better this time around than I did the last time I drank this as a latte. I guess I needed to just brew it stronger to get the most out of it. Very lovely flavor.
Since today is the last day to enter and win this tea on SororiTEA Sisters – for more information on how YOU could win (we’re drawing not one but TWO winners), check out this link: http://tinyurl.com/2ae4ob9 – I decided that was as good a reason as any to brew some of it. (Like I need a reason to brew tea)
My opinion hasn’t changed since my review – it’s still fruity and delicious. I like that I can taste the green tea here, one might think that with all these flavors going on that the green tea would be indistinguishable, but it isn’t. It is buttery and sweet and very lovely to sip.
In the contest announcement, I call this tea a ridiculously delicious tea – and it really is. I really wasn’t sure I’d like it (but I felt fairly confident I would because Frank knows his stuff) but I had to try it… and I’m really glad I did.
A not so random selection of my Octavia samples… I wanted a black tea since it’s still my “morning” – yeah, yeah, I know it’s 1:42 pm, but, it’s still MY morning. :)
This is very nice. A very pleasant change up from the typical breakfast blend. I like the creamy vanilla and caramel notes… especially the caramel which is quite lovely… and is making me wonder how a pinch of salt might be in this cup. (I have a particular weakness for salted caramels).
Lovely and sweet… the black tea is very smooth and has very little astringency… it is just a very smooth, luxurious experience with this tea… kind of like you would want for breakfast in Paris.
A random selection chosen out of the many, many teas I have from Zoomdweebies.
The apple flavor is a little less apparent than the sweet, candy-ish flavor… which is a little less apparent than the flavor of the black tea. But, I like the way they come together in the cup… it’s really delicious.