4835 Tasting Notes
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!
Enjoying a cup of my favorite Rooibos! I love this blend!
You can read my full-length review of it here:
This is pretty good. This company is one that I’ve ordered from in the past, before it called itself “jar of tea” – it used to be called AuraZen on Etsy.
I just finished submitting a review for this tea on the Tea Review Blog.
It is light and refreshing, with a beautiful lemony taste. Sweet, but not too sweet. Nice.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!
This is a very lovely black tea. There are notes of smoke (but I like it!) and an earthy quality. Neither of these two attributes are off-putting to me though. It has a very deep, almost Assam-like quality to this tea – malty and somewhat chewy. Very nice!
This is really yummy. The mint does not overpower the other ingredients, there is a nice balance of chocolate, peppermint and vanilla. Nicely sweet. A really good dessert tea or just for a late-night “snack” that won’t take up residence on the hips.
It has an invigorating taste but is also quite soothing. A very nice rooibos blend that reminds me a bit of a blend that I created years ago – mint chocolate chip!
The dry leaf of this tea is really beautiful. So colorful! Lovely! The aroma is berry-like… but I have to admit that I’m a little worried about the hibiscus… I have my fingers crossed that it won’t be too overwhelming…
Wow… this is TART. I tried brewing it for a shorter than usual brew time (normally I brew fruit blends like this for 8 minutes, but I steeped it for just 5), but I still got that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup when I started to strain the tea. After some sweetener and some ice cubes, I find that it is much better – this tea should be iced. It is still on the tart side, but it’s much better this way.
Fortunately the hibiscus is not the only taste in this cup, I can taste the berries… in fact, it tastes like a tart berry… and it is tasty. Not something I would drink on a regular basis though… I think it would be better blended with honeybush, or maybe green or white tea like it was suggested on TeaEqualsBliss’s tasting note of this tea.
I ordered this sample months ago but have put off trying it because the “decaf” part scared me. I have had a lot of really good decaf teas lately, so I don’t know why I continue to fear the decaf, but, I do. It’s a deeply seeded fear that needs to be uprooted, but I haven’t been successful with that yet.
The aroma is lovely – it has a maple-y vanilla-y sweet scent. Delicious. And I can SEE the vanilla beans!
Wow, this is really good. REALLY good. Smooth and sweet and so very YUM.
Are you sure this is decaf?
I’ve only enough of this tea for another cup – actually closer to a half a cup! It is really good… one of the best Mango flavored green teas I’ve yet to taste. It has a very beautiful fragrance – a very STRONG aroma! Lovely.
The flavor is very much like a fresh, ripe mango. Sweet with no tartness to it at all. The green tea falls somewhere between “grassy” and “vegetable” in taste, and it melds very well with the mango taste.
This is just the ticket for this evening – I wanted something lightly sweet with a hint of spiciness, but just a hint… I wasn’t looking for an in your face kind of taste, and this tea delivered that.
The ginger is gentle, and the honey is sweet but not overly so. The green tea has a soft quality to it, it is light and fresh tasting with a very light mouthfeel and very little grassy/vegetative quality to it.
A very good tea!