4823 Tasting Notes
At the beginning of the cup, I got a lot of mint taste, but, as I make my way to about mid cup, the chocolate flavor comes through. I don’t know if this is because the tea has cooled a bit or if it’s because the flavor takes some time to develop on the palate.
It’s good, but, I still contend that it would be better with more chocolate!
Thank you to Jaime for sending me a bit of this tea!
This is a interesting tea. I don’t know if it’s because I’m following up with a strong, robust tea like the Keemun from Enjoying Tea, or if it is THIS tea… but I’m tasting a licorice note this evening, so I think that I will save the writing of my review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog for another day.
The bergamot is strong here, but I like how the vanilla softens some of the sharp notes of the bergamot. It’s a harmonious blend… and even though the licorice is kind of a weird note to be tasting in this tea… I actually quite like it.
I am enjoying this tea this evening. Since I have to stay up late tonight, I figured I better get some caffeine to help me stay awake! (Tonight is the season premiere of my favorite TV show – FRINGE – and hubby works late and I want to watch it with him!)
This tea is really good. Smooth and rich. A nice, well-rounded flavor.
Here is a link to the review I wrote of this tea:
I steeped it 4 minutes this time instead of 3. Still not bitter. Just delicious!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!
I have tried this one before, please read my review of it here:
Steeps up strong and has a pleasant enough flavor. Not the best English Breakfast that I’ve tried, but not the worst either.
This is one of the more unusual Apricot flavored teas that I’ve encountered, and I mean that in a good way.
The flavor is sweet. A hint of vegetation but not strong. A silky mouthfeel. The apricot is sweet and fruity but, it is also a delicate flavor which allows me to enjoy the other tea flavors that are going on. I like it… it is one that I want to play around with to find just the right steep time and temp, but, from what I’m tasting here, it will be worth the time and effort to get it just right.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!
This is a very good white tea. The flavors have a nice balance. I can taste the crisp white tea, the blueberries and the kiwi. I don’t encounter a lot of kiwi flavored teas, and when I do, it is sometimes difficult to discern the kiwi taste. Not with this tea though – it’s yummy! Fruity delicious!
Of all the chocolate chai teas that I’ve tasted up until now, this one is by far the most chocolate-y. There is a smoothness to the tea and to the spices as a whole – it is very well rounded. It isn’t overwhelmingly spicy and in fact I could even call it somewhat mild in the spice department, but, the stronger cocoa presence more than makes up for that.
The tea is not bitter despite my longer than usual steep time. I’m really loving this…
OK… this tea scared me. I have not been a big fan of pu-erh.
The aroma of the dry leaf is very earthy. The brewed liquor also smells quite earthy.
Taste: yes, it’s earthy. There is also an underlying sweetness to it, almost a floral note and a faint vegetative note.
It’s not bad nor is it as disagreeable as I thought it would be.