4826 Tasting Notes
Thank you to Doulton for allowing me to sample this tea!
Wow! This is REALLY good. I don’t know why I should be surprised, though. Every single Dammann Frères tea that I’ve tried has been good, most have been beyond good! This is one of those beyond good ones.
The flavor of the green tea is prominent – it has a rich buttery taste with a smooth mouthfeel and a vegetative quality that is a bit like steamed and buttered green vegetables – spinach maybe? It isn’t a strong vegetative essence but it is there in the background and I like how it plays with the very juicy tasting fruit flavors in this blend.
I taste strawberry, even though the description from Dammann Frères does not indicate that there are strawberries in this blend. Perhaps it is the melon that I’m tasting. The lemon is distinct, especially in the finish. The fruit has a nice balance of sweet and tart.
I enjoyed a latte that I made using this chai while eating a white tea brownie (yum).
This chai has a lovely Nilgiri base that is strong and stout, and the spices are warm and I love the vanilla in this. It adds a really smooth, sweet taste to it.
I’ve reviewed this tea previously for the Tea Review Blog, please check it out here:
The only place I could find this Assam on the Drink T website was in the Tea Lover’s Root Basket…
This is a unique Assam in that I can taste strong spice notes that I don’t typically experience with other Assam teas. It has a nice, baked quality as well as the malty characteristic that I expect from an Assam… but this one has something more to it that reminds me slightly of a Keemun tea – a spice note and a wine-like note. It has a full-bodied flavor but it is a bit lighter than a typical Assam.
It’s very intriguing.
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.