4550 Tasting Notes
I have to admit that my very first sip of this tea was a little scary, because I could taste that funky Adagio black tea dry-starchy taste that I’m not terribly fond of. But, as the tea cools just enough to sip it comfortably, the flavors begin to come through very nicely.
I LOVE chestnuts, and I can taste them here, together with the cinnamon and the light touch of caramel – and it’s a very pleasing combination of flavors. The black tea flavor is still there, but it’s less pronounced and it isn’t quite as dry/starchy/aggressive as it was in the first sip.
I am liking this one a lot.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this to me!
This is one that I hadn’t tried before from Tea Forte. It has a nice mango flavor – although it isn’t incredibly strong. The green tea is smooth and mellow and really pleasant as an after dinner cuppa. A nice buttery finish.
I brewed some of this yesterday for iced tea today.
This is A-MAZ-ING iced! So much so that I think I will even increase my numeric rating for it. The fruit flavors really come into their own when it’s chilled, it is refreshing, and fruity, but not so much that it becomes like a tropical fruit punch.
Light and lovely. I love it!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this my way!
I recently learned that Teahouse Kuan Yin is in Seattle – I think I may just have to go there and check them out someday soon!
This is very lovely. A very nice buttery flavor to it. Smooth and rich. SWEET! Oh-so-pleasant.
I’m just going to sit here and not say anything more… it might ruin the moment!
This is unexpectedly really good. But then, it shouldn’t BE unexpected because I’m rarely disappointed with teas from Two Leaves and a Bud. My apprehension is because of the goji berry. I’ve had a few blends that were just too tart for my personal taste, and since that time it’s left me with apprehension when it comes to the goji.
This is a very different tropical blend – the flavor is much smoother and more berry-like than a typical tropical blend… the combination of the berry and the tropical flavors creates a silky sweet flavor that is fruity and yummy. Really nice iced!
OK… as most of you probably already know, I am a tea artist… or I used to be. That is, it was my occupation (self-employed) to flavor teas. I don’t do this on a regular basis anymore, so that is why I say “used to be”…
Anyways… amongst my collection of successful flavors was a flavored yerba mate. It was one that I created to taste a lot like my favorite mocha – because, well, I can’t drink mocha coffee drinks anymore. They’re just too harsh on my stomach. The flavor was a chocolate almond toffee blend… or what I called almond mocha mate… basically, it was a mocha version of Almond Roca – one of my favorite candies.
And it was yummy.
All of this really has very little to do with the mate drink I’m consuming at the moment, except that they have this in common – over the top yummy-nummy-ness. Well… that and a rich chocolate-y flavor.
The green yerba mate is earthy and deep in flavor. The roasted carob gives this a chocolate flavor, but not so much a sweet, chocolate-bar kind of flavor, but more of a rich savory cocoa (or mocha) kind of flavor. The mint is balanced well with the other ingredients and does not overwhelm the flavors… I am getting a nice mint-chocolate-y flavor that is absolutely delightful.
I’m loving this!