4788 Tasting Notes
A very pleasing Assam – it doesn’t have quite the body or texture of a typical Assam, but, perhaps that is one of the things I find pleasing about it. Not that i don’t like the “typical” Assam, but it’s also quite nice to find something a bit different too!
The flavor is very smooth with a pleasant malty note and a very well-rounded presence on the palate. There are intriguing notes of spice. It has a nice undertone of sweetness so it doesn’t require sweetener, however, it does take milk and honey nicely too. A good breakfast tea or early afternoon tea.
This is a really good apple tea. I don’t find many apple teas that really impress me – and I realize that this is because I’m a bit biased when it comes to apple tea, because I had a stunning green apple tea when I was blending tea. But… it is time to move on from that place.
This has a really nice Sencha base that is light and buttery – it is a bit lighter in the buttery flavor than some Sencha teas that I’ve tasted – but it is still delicious and sweet with a creamy note. A light vegetative quality.
The apple is sweet and juicy – not very tart. It reminds me a bit of a golden delicious apple. I can also taste a bit of pear to it, but, it is very light and really complements the apple well.
This has a strong dark chocolate aroma that is almost on the savory side. It is very yummy and makes me hungry for chocolate. Of course, that isn’t difficult to do.
The flavor is definitely dark chocolate. I am getting a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate taste but it is not unpleasant, it just tastes like … a slightly bitter dark chocolate. There is plenty of sweetness to it too, so it is a nice contrast.
The black tea base is smooth, well rounded. This is a good chocolate flavored black tea. Not the best that I’ve ever had (but I’m biased) but it’s good and I’m glad that I ordered it.
This is a really lovely Oolong. The liquor infuses to a lovely amber color. The aroma is somewhat woodsy and vegetative to me. The flavor has a beautiful underlying sweetness to it, I can taste an apple-ish quality to the tea. It has a deep woodsy undertone to it. Some earthiness and just a hint of vegetative quality to the taste – the fragrance of the tea is more vegetative than the actual taste.
A very nice Oolong!
This is a very nice, well-rounded Earl Grey. The black tea is very robust. The bergamot is not super-strong in the cup, but it is citrusy and delicious and has a nice almost-tart aftertaste. Very smooth taste.
This is an Earl Grey that I want to spend a little more time with before I include a numeric rating for it.
Finishing off the last of the sampling that Jaime sent to me (thank you!)
Today, it doesn’t taste so much like licorice. Not that I didn’t like the licorice note because I did, and in fact, it got my mind racing… an Licorice Earl Grey… hmmm… Yummy? Could be.
Anyways… I like this Earl Grey Creme. I like the amount of vanilla in it. It is very rich and creamy. YUMMY!
Backlogging from Last Night: This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. I love it!
I wrote a review of it previously, you can read it here: