4366 Tasting Notes
I’m the first rating this tea?
I got my order today from 52Teas, and couldn’t wait to try this one. I too am a big fan of fruit cocktail – it was about the only dish that my stepmother could prepare properly, since all she had to do was open a can.
This tea is really very good. The cherry is a very prominent flavor and I like that – since the cherries were always my favorite part of the fruit cocktail! There is also a nice pear flavor to it that isn’t overwhelmed by the pineapple or peach. A very nice balance.
It is very sweet and fruity and I like that. But I can also taste the green tea. A great cup of YUM!
I look forward to trying this one chilled!
Oh wow! This is a really good Earl Grey!
When I first smelled the dry leaf, I was a little worried, because it smelled a bit perfume-y. But the flavor does not come off as perfume-y… floral, yes, a little, but not perfume-ish.
The citrus flavor is very nice here too. It blends well with the Oolong and Darjeeling teas… making this a smoother tasting Earl Grey. The vanilla might have a little to do with that too… although this definitely is not a typical Earl Grey with vanilla.
I’m liking this one a lot.
I do wish that I had read the description of this tea again, though, so that I could have brewed it the way I’d brew an Oolong (at a lower temp), rather than a black tea. Next time, I shall!
I indulged a little too much with my dinner (I made potato gratin the other night with smoked cheddar, gouda, swiss and gruyere, and it was even better as left overs! YUM) and I’m feeling a little over-stuffed! I figured this was a good time to break out this better belly blend!
It has a nice ginger and mint aroma, and I can smell the fennel and anise too (two spices I really love) so I figured this is something I will really enjoy.
Yep! Sweetness and a licorice-like sharpness, crisp, fresh mint… peppery ginger. The apple gives the flavor a smooth flavor – it doesn’t taste like a bunch of herbs and spices, it tastes like a delicious tisane.
I like it… especially after that last tea! And it’s nice and soothing for my tummy too!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this sampling. I haven’t tried it before!
This is a very unusual tasting tisane, and I’m not sure exactly yet what I really think about it… so I won’t rate it numerically until I am.
The wintergreen flavor makes this tea palatable, in my opinion. I am not particularly fond of hibiscus, and this blend is quite heavily laden with it, but the wintergreen with the hibiscus makes this a very unusual yet intriguing flavor. I can taste the woodsy note as well as the blueberry.
An interesting blend.
Edited to add: After the tea cooled to the point where I could drink it – I couldn’t. It really wasn’t very good… what demonstrated some promise in this tea was lost as the tea cooled off a bit. Not pleased with this one at all, and I couldn’t finish the cup.
After reading Auggy’s review of chocolate mate, it inspired me to brew a cup of mate (and hope that it would be a better tasting cuppa than what Auggy experienced). I ordered this sample some time ago, and haven’t tried it yet (I have a lot of teas in my possession at the moment that I’ve not tried yet!)
Yum! Chocolate-y smooth and yet earthy. I suspect that the flowers are here for appearance sake, because I’m not getting much in the way of flavor from them (although there is a very faint sharpness from the sunflower – very faint) I can taste a slight woodsy “rooibos” flavor but, it is also quite faint in the presence of the stronger roasted mate. The almonds and the chocolate are very tasty together.
I am not sure what the cactus adds to this flavor, although I can’t say that this blend would be quite the same without it, because this is different than other chocolate mate blends I’ve encountered – whether that be from the cactus, or the sunflower or even the rooibos … or more likely a combination of these three components.
Either way, I really like like it!