4834 Tasting Notes
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!
I received a sachet of this as a free sample with my most recent order.
It is DELIGHTFUL. The toasted nut flavor is intense for a lighter bodied tea. It has a very pleasing mouthfeel, soft and not too thick. A very nice caramel-y backdrop to it.
Very pleasant… I’m off to write a review for it which will appear later this month on the SororiTEA Sisters blog!
I’ve had a sample of this tea for some time, but I put off trying it. Not because I didn’t think I’d like it – because I was sure that I would. But because it didn’t sound all that exciting… until I read the ingredients! Bergamot? This tea all the sudden has become VERY EXCITING!
This is one of the very best flavored Oolong teas that I’ve come across.
Strong earthy scent that reminds me of a walk through an old growth forest – earthy, damp, woody, and even a little mossy.
The flavor is earthy, sweet (a deep, caramel-y note in this tea that I quite enjoy!) Soothing and contemplative, this tea.
I think I may be acquiring a taste for this…
OK… I think I’m finally ready to rate this numerically.
The blend here is very well-rounded. It is robust and very bright in flavor. The bergamot is not as strong in this blend as I’ve experienced it in other blends, but, it seems to be “just right” for this tea base. Nothing too overwhelming, just a very smooth, seamless tasting tea. Beautiful.
This is really good. It has cooled to a drinkable temperature and the citrus flavors really pop as it cools.
I like the orange and lemon flavors in this… sweet, but not too sweet… with a nice edge of tartness. A very pleasant tasting tea!
I’m off to write a review for the Tea Review Blog!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!
This is quite possibly the best Paris Breakfast/French Breakfast tea that I’ve tried – it isn’t flavored like some of the French Breakfast teas that I’ve had in the past. (usually they’re flavored with vanilla and/or caramel, and they’re good like this, but I kind of like that this one is unflavored)
The Assam is rich and malty. It has a strong baked note. Very full flavored and full bodied. NICE!
My first “real” cup of tea of the day… this afternoon, hubby took me out to lunch and I did drink their iced tea, but it was nothing spectacular. At least I did get some caffeine though and am not suffering now from caffeine withdrawal.
Anyway… this tea is fantastic. It has a very lovely finish – it isn’t as astringent as some Assam teas, it has more of a coppery like finish that melds well with the slightly acidic/citrus-y note that I am getting from the tea. It is lovely, full-bodied and flavored, with a nice, robust malty note and a very pleasant baked quality to it. Everything that I want from an Assam and even more!