4366 Tasting Notes
I am not crazy about hibiscus, and this blend has a bit more hibiscus than I’d like it to have. Some hibiscus in a herbal/fruit blend is good because it gives the tea a nice body, but, too much gives it a bit more tart than I care for.
So this is a bit more tart than I’d like it to be. that being said, it has a decent berry flavor.
Not one that I’d order again, but glad I had the opportunity to try it.
I am finishing up the last of a sample that I had of this tea. I visited their website and it doesn’t look like they sell this one any longer, and that’s a shame because it’s really good! Sweet and nutty – I am not getting a lot of that woodsy flavor from the rooibos nor am I getting that funky artificial sweetener aftertaste … just a really tasty nutty treat! The only thing that might make this tastier is chocolate!
I wish they were still carrying this – I would love trying it mixed with my favorite banana chocolate rooibos (52teas) and see how that tastes – I’m betting it would be too yum for words!
Nice! The flavor is sweet and very coconut!
There is a faint bitter note towards the end of the sip that rests in the back of the mouth. I’d rather it not be there, but it isn’t strong or off-putting, and otherwise, I’m really liking this tea.
Other than the faint bitterness, the black tea goes by pretty unnoticed in this blend as the coconut really dominates. The more I drink it the more I like it.
Can anyone tell me a bit about naranquilla?
Anyways… this tasting note is made possible because Doulton was so wonderful and sent a sampling of this tea to me.
The black tea is very smooth tasting and does not interfere with the flavors. The vanilla is sweet and creamy, and the chocolate is so yummy in this blend, and although it isn’t strong, I think that for this particular blend, it’s just the right amount (because, ordinarily, more chocolate is better) I can taste a hint of the marachino, and there is also a fruitiness to this tea that I guess I must attribute to the naranquilla because I don’t know what that is!
A very nice tea – would be a delightful dessert tea (or even a substitution for dessert!)
It wasn’t until after I had opened the package and started brewing this tea that I had realized that this is a chamomile-lavender blend… sigh I really should read ingredients before I brew!
Oh well, I’ve had several strong black teas this morning, so I guess I’ve nothing to fear from a little chamomile and lavender.
Now that the tea has brewed I can smell the chamomile and lavender… and the hibiscus! After brewing the recommended 3 minutes, I tasted and it was a little weaker than I wanted so I increased the brew time for another 2 minutes.
It’s good – certainly not my favorite relaxation blend out there – but it’s alright. The hibiscus flavor is not overwhelming but does provide a nice body to the cup. The chamomile and lavender taste nice together. And the berry is sweet and tasty. Overall, a nice, relaxing cup… it would be better in the evening though!