4823 Tasting Notes
I just attempted to visit the Grand Tea website so that I could obtain more information about this tea but it says that it is temporarily inaccessible.
Anyways… this is lovely. I am sitting here with a honey crisp apple and a cup of this tea, and the two compliment each other very nicely. The tea is earthy and slightly vegetative, with an interesting background of sweet and even a little note of savory/sour taste. Complex. Pleasant.
A while back, 52Teas had a special Buy 3 get 1 free offer… and this was my free tea that was “randomly” sent to me, although I do think that Frank made an excellent choice since this is one that I haven’t yet tried but have had on my mental list to purchase soon. I have tried his Pomegranate Honeybush, and it is one of the best flavored pomegranate teas that I’ve tried to date, so I have high hopes for this one too.
Nice! This is one that shouldn’t be judged on first sip. The flavors develop as I make my way down the cup, and now the pomegranate is delicious – sweet and tart, just like a real pomegranate. The black tea base is strong too, both flavors stand their own very well. I’m glad I decided to try this today!
I have one last Matcha Marshmallow and I put it in my Mayan Hot Cocoa. The combination of flavors – this is so good… creamy, chocolate-y, rich, sweet, hot, and even a little bitter, all in one cup. It’s so incredibly yum.
You can read my full review of the Matcha Marshmallows here:
Oh wow! This smells so delicious. I can smell the chai spices, but I can also smell the coconut and the pineapple.
The chai is more cinnamon than anything else. It’s kind of like a tropical red hot candy! Yummmmmmy! I love it!
I’m off to write a review of it for Tea Review Blog!
My sample of this arrived in today’s mail, and I couldn’t resist trying it right away. It looked so intriguing and it smells so good! It looks like a dry fruit medley/trail mix, and the smell made my mouth water… I almost reached in and started munching on it!
This tea became very thick and murky in my smart tea maker. It didn’t want to strain, it was so thick. The wet leaf that remains in my smart tea maker after straining isn’t very appetizing to look at, but, the flavor of the strained liquor is delicious, so it was worth the effort to encourage the tea to pass through the strainer.
Mmm… vanilla, dates, strawberries! It is sweet with a little tartness in the finish… and just plain GOOD. Yummy!
Edited to Add: I just noticed on the page for this tea on the Sanctuary T website, it suggests not to strain or use an infuser with this tea, but to enjoy the fruit bits while you sip. I personally am glad that I did strain it, though, because, I found the damp bits to be a bit muddy looking and not like something I’d want to eat.
Thank you to Rachel for sending me some of this tea!
It has a very strong but pleasant ginger scent to it, the lemongrass is a bit softer but it accents the ginger fragrance nicely.
This is really quite nice especially when considering its a bagged tea. The green tea flavor rests quietly in the background but is discernible. The ginger is not as strong tasting as the aroma would lead me to believe. The lemongrass offers a lightly sweet lemony flavor. Very nice to come home to after a brisk walk.
Yesterday, I received a lovely gift package as part of a swap and a tin of this was part of the gift. I was very happy to receive it, it is one that I haven’t yet tried but have wanted to.
The black tea base is pleasant – robust and solid. Strong enough to serve as the first cup of the day – which this happens to be for me. I love the cranberry and orange pairing. It gives it a sweet yet tart/tangy kind of taste that is very appealing, and yet the flavor does not overwhelm the black tea. A nice balance.