4835 Tasting Notes
This has a really lovely flavor. The dry leaves are HUGE! The aroma is quite vegetative. The flavor is lightly sweet – it is a delicate sweetness that is quite refreshing! There is a citrus note in the finish too. And… even though the description from Drink T says only 1 infusion, the leaves look as though they can submit to at least 1 – if not more – additional infusion(s).
I bought this when it was a Steepster Select item – way… way… back when. I haven’t opened it until now, because, well, the box was just so pretty, and so was the tin. That’s my only excuse.
And I really NEED an excuse because I am pretty upset with myself for NOT having tried this sooner… it’s delightful! Smooth, rich, creamy, buttery, vegetative. Delicious. I like this a lot.
This tea is remarkably smooth and rich… and honestly, one thing comes to mind as I sip it … DAWN FROM THE SIMPLE LEAF! I don’t know how similar they are, really, because it’s been a while since I’ve had some Dawn… maybe one of these days I’ll do a side by side comparison.
It’s very good though. Wonderfully complex. Savory chocolate-y notes. I can even taste a hint of caramel. Lovely. Truly lovely.
I ordered the 1-ounce sampler package of this along with the last batch of brownies that I ordered (wanna see my review for the brownies? Check it out: http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/10/10/white-tea-brownies-from-sanctuary-t/ )
This is so good. Even though the description doesn’t indicate it, I can taste and see bits of coconut in this too. Sweet, pineapple-y, and delicious. A little woody from the rooibos, but it isn’t a bad or off-putting taste in the cup, and actually seems to work well with the coconut and pineapple flavors. It has a nice, tropical taste but it doesn’t taste like every other tropical tea that’s out there… know what I mean?
Just received this in the mail this afternoon. I have to admit that this was one that I wasn’t sure if I’d order or not. I mean, it sounded good, but, I wasn’t sure if it was necessarily one that I just had to try.
I am glad that I finally decided to order it because it’s outstanding!
I will have to write more later because this is too good right now for wordage.
But… I will take another moment to add this: Frank… you have a WAY with honeybush.
I’ve had an interesting experience with this tea. I actually tried it about a year to a year and a half ago, and I did not like it. Now, I don’t know if it is because the recipe for the blend has changed, or if my palate is just more accepting of yerba mate now… but, I’m actually enjoying it this evening. I kind of think it’s because I’m acquiring a taste for yerba mate, although the licorice note in this tea is stronger than I remember, and the earthiness from the mate is not as apparent as it was previously either… so… I don’t know.
What I do know is that this has a nice orange-y taste, and I love the licorice flavor and how it sits on my palate in the finish. This is lovely.