4833 Tasting Notes
The pouchong base is a nice change from the typical green tea base. Don’t get me wrong, I love a jasmine green… but, it’s nice to have something just a little different now and again.
The jasmine is light but not lacking – if that makes sense. It is not so strong that the jasmine tastes sharp, soapy or overly floral, but, it isn’t so light that it isn’t distinguishable. The pouchong tastes smooth and has a nice mouthfeel. No grassy flavor, just a smooth rich taste.
I bought this some time ago but am just getting around to trying it now! I don’t know what took me so long to actually try it – it is SO GOOD.
The sip starts with a nutty taste, and finishes with a light, fresh almost buttery taste with a note of tartness. It’s a very interesting contrast of flavors. Very nice.
This is delicious! The green yerba maté is a refreshingly different base for the lemon & ginger – I’m really enjoying it. The flavor is bright and sunny, with a warm heat from the ginger (but not overwhelming), and a fresh taste from the yerba maté – it is earthy but it isn’t a strong earthy quality. It’s very light and melds well with the lightness of the lemon.
A very well balanced cup. I bet this is fabulous iced too!
I just tried the Ultimate Citrus Spice tea from 52Teas the other day, and I have to say that I actually like this one better!
The flavor is sweeter and smoother. Nice with a dollop of honey… It would be very good without the sweetener too, but, I like the way orange and honey taste together. Maybe I’ll have to locate the honey flavored black and combine it with this!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea to try!
I brewed my cup pretty strong, using a little extra leaf, and I’m very happy with the result. It produced a very hefty cup of tea! Very robust and flavorful. I usually add milk to breakfast blends but this one is quite flavorful without the milk so I decided to not add it.
I’m off to write a review of this tea for the SororiTEA Sisters Blog!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this to try.
My husband came home the other night with flu-like symptoms, and I am starting to feel similar symptoms. (Fortunately, my taste buds haven’t been affected yet!) So, I thought that this was a good tea to try today… hopefully, it will help with some of the aches and pains I’m experiencing.
Wow! This is really good. It’s like … tasty enough to drink even when I’m not feeling under the weather kind of good!
The flavors are gentle and smooth. Nothing overwhelming. Delicious!
Finishing up the last of the sampling of this that TeaEqualsBliss sent me.
It’s weirding me out just how much I LOVE this tea! I am not huge on Yerba Mate nor on Pu-erh – although I am acquiring a taste for both – so who would have thought that I’d come to really LOVE a tea with a yerba mate and pu-erh base? But this is so good. One of the best non-LiberTEAS-created chai teas that I’ve ever tasted. (although, that being said, this isn’t very spicy or really very “chai” like… but it is deliciously chocolate and coconutty!)
And for that, I am increasing the numeric rating on it… because it deserves more points!