4323 Tasting Notes
Enjoying the last of the sampling that TeaEqualsBliss sent to me… thanks!
I think I have found the secret for this tea – because this cup is so much better than yesterday’s cup. This tea does well with a rinsing (or awakening) of the leaves. It helps remove some of the astringency and tannic quality of the tea – not all of it, and I didn’t want to eliminate all of it, but, yesterday’s cup was just a bit too much for me. But a quick 10 second rinse of the leaves and the tea tastes so much better – all flavors are in check!
It is still a rather robust tea, but the vanilla softens it a bit and I can really taste the caramel this time around also. A little fruity and a little sweet, together with a very pungent black tea.
Since this one is so much better, I shall increase the rating just a bit.
I’m having a smoothie with my lunch today – Strawberry Matcha, frozen peaches, a banana and some vanilla kefir. I’m eating some spicy Mexican food so it’s a nice way to cool down after the heat of the spices!
Even with the other fruits and vanilla flavor, the strawberry flavor of the matcha is evident, as is the fresh, sweet taste of the Matcha. Yum!
I love the aroma of this tea. Mighty Leaf is one of the few teas that I really don’t mind getting bagged because their bags are so roomy, and I can see that the tea hasn’t been cut into teensy tiny pieces for “uniformity.”I’m increasing my numeric rating of this tea this morning, just because I feel like it!
A sampling that I received from TeaEqualsBliss – thanks my friend!
This smells yummy! Fruity and sweet!
I am getting a lot of sweetness – as well as quite a bit of astringency from this cup, which makes for a bit of a dry aftertaste. The vanilla notes are subtle yet present. The grenadine is the strongest flavor of the cup and it’s yummy, but I wish it lingered in the taste. It’s more like a quick wash of grenadine with notes of vanilla and then an astringent dryness.
YUM! This tastes so good!
I’m drinking it hot at the moment, but, I think that in a bit I’m going to brew up a pitcher full so that I can have it chilling in the fridge. This is going to be A-maz-ING iced!
The lemon is tart yet sweet. The honeybush is PERFECT for this blend because it doesn’t try to compete with the light, lemony flavor.
I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would. I bought it because I have really been impressed with Frank’s honeybush blends, so I wanted to give this one a try. I figured I’d like it, but I didn’t think I’d like it this much! It tastes like Lemon candy!
Trying a sample of this courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss! Thank you!
The dry leaf smells great.As far as rooibos chai blends go, this one is pretty good. It is much better with frothed milk and a little honey than without – I found that without the additions, I could taste too much of the rooibos (that icky “artificial” sweetener flavor again). But with the milk and honey, the masala spices really come to life.
While at Townshend’s the other day, I purchased several different teas from them, this is one that I purchased. It’s one that I’ve been meaning to try from them for a while, but, one that my local Whole Foods does not carry, so I had to wait until I could make my way to their tea shop.
This has a very pleasant vegetative flavor to it, not so much grassy, just vegetal. Very smooth and a very nice sweetness to it (it does NOT need sweetener – it would completely overwhelm an otherwise delightful tea!).
It will be good for at least one more infusion (if not more) because the leaves have not completely unfurled with the first.
A huge thank you to Jillian for your generosity – thank you for sharing this tea with me!
After having tried a couple of other Damn Fine Teas from Andrews & Dunham, I really wanted to try some of their earlier offerings. Jillian was so kind to send me a few! Thank you!
My reaction to most teas from Nepal is “golden” because that is the best possible descriptive term I can find to describe the flavor of it. It seemingly sparkles on the tongue, it tastes so clear and crisp and sweet and golden
This tea is no exception. A sweet, golden taste – delightful on the palate. Smooth. A nice malty taste to it.
This is a really good first flush Darjeeling. A very nice nutty tone to it, with pleasant honey-like notes, and a brisk astringency that feels clean and refreshing.
Currently working on my review for this tea on SororiTEA Sisters:
It will publish tomorrow evening! Watch for it!