4835 Tasting Notes
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try!
It smells yummy! My first sip – before any additions are made – it was a little weak in taste. But I found that a tiny drizzle of agave nectar really perked the flavor right up. The strawberry and orange make a delightful combination. I can even taste notes of jasmine in there. Delightful. One of the nicest strawberry teas I’ve encountered! I like this one very much!
I ordered this sample, I had heard some good things about this chai so I needed to find out for myself!
I split the brewed tea into two different cups so that I could have one for tasting without any additions and one for tasting as a latte.
Without Additions: Well, as most of you probably know, I’m pretty biased when it comes to chai, as I do believe that my own chai is the best ever. That being said, this chai lacks something. I was reading the label on the sample (which, may I say, I do have a tremendous appreciation for – the labels on these samples are very comprehensive), and it suggests adding a tbsp. of “your favorite black tea” – which suggests to me that this tea lacks a certain “umph” – and it does. The body of this tea – the base – seems relatively thin.
The spices, on the other hand, are delightful. Not too spicy, with a certain sweetness to it that I’m quite enjoying. This would really be an excellent masala chai if it had a stronger black tea base.
With honey and steamed milk: It is quite good as a latte, although, again, it suffers from a thin tea taste. The milk and honey do give it a little more consistency and a nice texture on the palate, as well as bring out some of the delicious spices. But the tea is still dreadfully thin on taste.
Enjoying another cup of this before I send it off to my SororiTEA Sister.
Rich, chocolate-y goodness. Delightful for my first cup of the day.
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Delightful! Today has been a fantastic mail day – I got two packages of tea (and these orders arrived SO fast!) and a package of art goodies, as well as good news from my bank… and NO BILLS!
This is one of the teas I received today… and it’s delightful. It is a lighter version of Earl Grey, in my opinion, because the bergamot is a bit lighter. But along with that, it has a crisper, cleaner taste than some Earl Grey teas I’ve encountered. It doesn’t taste heavy or oily or soapy… just beautifully bergamot-y!
I have Rachel to thank for sending me a sampling of this tea – and boy, am I glad she did! This is FANTASTIC!
I can see why everyone has rated this one so high. It delivers exactly as the name suggests, delicious honey and vanilla flavors on a light, white tea base.
So delicious! I just wrote a review for this one for the SororiTEA Sisters blog… it will publish soon!
This is the best Pu-Erh I’ve tasted yet. The aroma is not that strong, earthy aroma that sometimes gives me pause and a slight cringe, in fact, the aroma is quite subtle compared to other Pu-erh teas that I’ve encountered. It’s there, but it’s different and quite light.
The flavor is also quite light, and has a delicate flowery note. I am also experiencing the minty sensation as described by Grand Tea. If I were going to purchase a pu-erh, this would be the one I’d buy! That being said, I am sure that one of the things that the pu-erh lovers out there like best is that same thing that I do not, which is the strong, earthy essence. This tea does not have that. It is smooth and well-rounded, but not earthy… it reminds me more of an Oolong than a typical Pu-erh.
My day always seems to be a bit better when I have some Oolong! This has a lovely floral note to it that cuts through some of the buttery tones – I love the buttery tones, but sometimes, it’s nice for them to be a bit lighter, because I’ve had a few Oolongs where the buttery notes were quite heavy. Here, they are light.
A very pleasant Oolong. Smooth, a bit lighter in flavor than some Oolongs. Lovely!