4458 Tasting Notes
This is a very smooth Ceylon tea. Not quite as bold as some breakfast blends I’ve encountered, but where it lacks in robust gusto it makes up for in delightful layers of flavor. Lovely fruity notes, a hint of floral… very nice.
My first cup of this tea I tried first without sweetener, and it was nice. Mellow and smooth. A little sweetener brings the aforementioned fruity tones into focus. The second cup (which I’m enjoying now) I decided to add a little milk and honey to see how it would fair as a “traditional” breakfast tea – and it’s so so so good like this. Creamy. Pleasant. A very good breakfast blend, indeed.
I’m the first rating this tea?
I got my order today from 52Teas, and couldn’t wait to try this one. I too am a big fan of fruit cocktail – it was about the only dish that my stepmother could prepare properly, since all she had to do was open a can.
This tea is really very good. The cherry is a very prominent flavor and I like that – since the cherries were always my favorite part of the fruit cocktail! There is also a nice pear flavor to it that isn’t overwhelmed by the pineapple or peach. A very nice balance.
It is very sweet and fruity and I like that. But I can also taste the green tea. A great cup of YUM!
I look forward to trying this one chilled!
Oh wow! This is a really good Earl Grey!
When I first smelled the dry leaf, I was a little worried, because it smelled a bit perfume-y. But the flavor does not come off as perfume-y… floral, yes, a little, but not perfume-ish.
The citrus flavor is very nice here too. It blends well with the Oolong and Darjeeling teas… making this a smoother tasting Earl Grey. The vanilla might have a little to do with that too… although this definitely is not a typical Earl Grey with vanilla.
I’m liking this one a lot.
I do wish that I had read the description of this tea again, though, so that I could have brewed it the way I’d brew an Oolong (at a lower temp), rather than a black tea. Next time, I shall!
I indulged a little too much with my dinner (I made potato gratin the other night with smoked cheddar, gouda, swiss and gruyere, and it was even better as left overs! YUM) and I’m feeling a little over-stuffed! I figured this was a good time to break out this better belly blend!
It has a nice ginger and mint aroma, and I can smell the fennel and anise too (two spices I really love) so I figured this is something I will really enjoy.
Yep! Sweetness and a licorice-like sharpness, crisp, fresh mint… peppery ginger. The apple gives the flavor a smooth flavor – it doesn’t taste like a bunch of herbs and spices, it tastes like a delicious tisane.
I like it… especially after that last tea! And it’s nice and soothing for my tummy too!