4322 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Stephanie for sending me a sampling of this tea! I’m so happy I get to try it.
The dry leaf has a sweet aroma – sort of like a creamy caramel scent. YUM!
It doesn’t really look like there is much matcha in it, because I’m not seeing a lot of powdery green dust on the dry leaf. The brewed tea is slightly cloudy which indicates that there is possibly some matcha in it.
I can taste the matcha in the flavor from the slight bittersweet flavor that is in the cup. It’s faint, but it’s there.
This tea is a very interesting one. It has a sort of burnt sugar flavor to it that I’m liking… it is an interesting contrast to the sweet, fresh note from the green tea, and the bittersweet flavor from the matcha. I can also taste the soymilk-ish flavor that Stephanie described in her tasting note.
I like this.
This is a very finely ground rooibos and spice blend – so finely ground, in fact, that it clogged up my smart brewing device. (I’d recommend using T-Sacs or something similar to brew this tisane)
I like the level of spices in this blend. It is nice and spicy.
What I don’t really care for though, is the addition of stevia to this blend. I would have preferred sweetening this myself with some honey or agave rather than having the stevia in it – I guess I’m kind of “old school” when it comes to chai because I feel like it should be sweetened with honey… I just like the way honey works with the spices in a chai.
Good Morning Mr. Grey!
(yes its still morning here)
Today I must not have been paying too much attention to when I was measuring out the tea, because it’s quite strong. (Too sleepy when I prepped the teapot I suppose!)
Other than a somewhat stronger presence its still a nice way to wake up!
This is surprisingly good!
It has a bit of a spicy kick (ginger is strong in this blend) and it nearly mimics a chai tea – but not quite. I love the anise in this tisane… it tastes licorice-y and sweet.
I didn’t think I’d like this one at first, but, I’m really glad I decided to try it because it’s good!!!
Starting my day with this Earl Grey, today! (poetry!)
I want to thank Stephanie for so generously gifting me with the remainder of her tin of this outstanding Earl Grey. Thank you Stephanie!
Oh… delight! I do love this Earl Grey.
I think that I shall struggle with my splint today and finally finish the review of this tea that I started so long ago!
I am not crazy about hibiscus, and this blend has a bit more hibiscus than I’d like it to have. Some hibiscus in a herbal/fruit blend is good because it gives the tea a nice body, but, too much gives it a bit more tart than I care for.
So this is a bit more tart than I’d like it to be. that being said, it has a decent berry flavor.
Not one that I’d order again, but glad I had the opportunity to try it.
I am finishing up the last of a sample that I had of this tea. I visited their website and it doesn’t look like they sell this one any longer, and that’s a shame because it’s really good! Sweet and nutty – I am not getting a lot of that woodsy flavor from the rooibos nor am I getting that funky artificial sweetener aftertaste … just a really tasty nutty treat! The only thing that might make this tastier is chocolate!
I wish they were still carrying this – I would love trying it mixed with my favorite banana chocolate rooibos (52teas) and see how that tastes – I’m betting it would be too yum for words!
Nice! The flavor is sweet and very coconut!
There is a faint bitter note towards the end of the sip that rests in the back of the mouth. I’d rather it not be there, but it isn’t strong or off-putting, and otherwise, I’m really liking this tea.
Other than the faint bitterness, the black tea goes by pretty unnoticed in this blend as the coconut really dominates. The more I drink it the more I like it.