4231 Tasting Notes
I love the aroma of this tea. Mighty Leaf is one of the few teas that I really don’t mind getting bagged because their bags are so roomy, and I can see that the tea hasn’t been cut into teensy tiny pieces for “uniformity.”I’m increasing my numeric rating of this tea this morning, just because I feel like it!
A sampling that I received from TeaEqualsBliss – thanks my friend!
This smells yummy! Fruity and sweet!
I am getting a lot of sweetness – as well as quite a bit of astringency from this cup, which makes for a bit of a dry aftertaste. The vanilla notes are subtle yet present. The grenadine is the strongest flavor of the cup and it’s yummy, but I wish it lingered in the taste. It’s more like a quick wash of grenadine with notes of vanilla and then an astringent dryness.
YUM! This tastes so good!
I’m drinking it hot at the moment, but, I think that in a bit I’m going to brew up a pitcher full so that I can have it chilling in the fridge. This is going to be A-maz-ING iced!
The lemon is tart yet sweet. The honeybush is PERFECT for this blend because it doesn’t try to compete with the light, lemony flavor.
I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would. I bought it because I have really been impressed with Frank’s honeybush blends, so I wanted to give this one a try. I figured I’d like it, but I didn’t think I’d like it this much! It tastes like Lemon candy!
Trying a sample of this courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss! Thank you!
The dry leaf smells great.As far as rooibos chai blends go, this one is pretty good. It is much better with frothed milk and a little honey than without – I found that without the additions, I could taste too much of the rooibos (that icky “artificial” sweetener flavor again). But with the milk and honey, the masala spices really come to life.
While at Townshend’s the other day, I purchased several different teas from them, this is one that I purchased. It’s one that I’ve been meaning to try from them for a while, but, one that my local Whole Foods does not carry, so I had to wait until I could make my way to their tea shop.
This has a very pleasant vegetative flavor to it, not so much grassy, just vegetal. Very smooth and a very nice sweetness to it (it does NOT need sweetener – it would completely overwhelm an otherwise delightful tea!).
It will be good for at least one more infusion (if not more) because the leaves have not completely unfurled with the first.
A huge thank you to Jillian for your generosity – thank you for sharing this tea with me!
After having tried a couple of other Damn Fine Teas from Andrews & Dunham, I really wanted to try some of their earlier offerings. Jillian was so kind to send me a few! Thank you!
My reaction to most teas from Nepal is “golden” because that is the best possible descriptive term I can find to describe the flavor of it. It seemingly sparkles on the tongue, it tastes so clear and crisp and sweet and golden
This tea is no exception. A sweet, golden taste – delightful on the palate. Smooth. A nice malty taste to it.
This is a really good first flush Darjeeling. A very nice nutty tone to it, with pleasant honey-like notes, and a brisk astringency that feels clean and refreshing.
Currently working on my review for this tea on SororiTEA Sisters:
It will publish tomorrow evening! Watch for it!
The second infusion of this tea is even better. The spices are somewhat smoother (still quite lively, just not as powerful as they were in the first) and the white tea is very soft and … I want to say “warm and fuzzy” tasting. Not that it tastes fuzzy exactly, but that is the way I feel very often when I drink a white tea – the delicate nature of the white tea is just so luxurious – it’s like curling up in a warm, fuzzy blanket. Something sumptuously silky and soft.
The spices seem to enhance this feeling because they taste so comforting. The sun is not quite shining – it’s been kind of a drizzly day, so this cuppa is just perfect!
Finishing up the last of this in my cupboard.
This tea really surprised me. I wasn’t expecting much from a white chai, because white tea is so delicate, I figured the spices would completely overwhelm the flavor of the white tea. But I think that Yogic Chai did a really good balancing act here. The spices are very lively, but do not overwhelm the fresh, light taste of the white tea.
Here is a link to my full review of this tea on The Tea Review Blog: