4835 Tasting Notes
I received my order from Art of Tea a few days ago! I love the way they package the samples in the pillow boxes.
This tea is absolutely delicious. And you can’t oversteep it because it’s rooibos so it doesn’t get bitter, the flavor just gets more intense. However, my cup IS almost finished now, I was going to write a review about it on Tea Review Blog, so if I want to do that, I better get over there!
I have to say that this is one of the most unusual tea flavor combinations I’ve come across that I’ve actually been willing to taste. (I still won’t try peanut butter tea, sorry Frank)
I ordered it because of the word Chocolate in the name. That should come as no surprise to anyone who is at all familiar with my likes and dislikes when it comes to tea. But I felt.. somewhat confident that I might like it… I mean… I like chocolate. I like coconut. I like lime. I like lime and coconut together, and I like chocolate and coconut together. I don’t know if I have ever tasted chocolate and lime together… and I know I haven’t tasted all three together.
It’s a little weird… a little outside of my comfort zone… but I’ll give it a try.
OK… the first flavor I’m noticing is the lime. I wish the lime flavor was a better lime flavor because it is a little off. Not a lot off, but it is a little… I don’t know. It’s not so off that it’s putting me off on the tea all together, I’m thinking it might grow on me.
The coconut and chocolate together are quite a nice pairing and they hit right at mid-sip… it’s like… ok, you’ve just tasted that weird lime taste so now here is your treat, coconut and chocolate. I wish there was more chocolate… in fact, I think that this particular blend if mixed with the Tisano’s cacao tea would be astonishingly good.
This IS growing on me, and now that I’m about midway through my cup the lime doesn’t taste quite as weird now as it did at the start. It’s decent.
I am just finishing up a cup of this now. This time around I remembered not to go latte with it, and I’m glad I didn’t – as good as it was as a latte, it’s so much better without it. There is still that sort of spiced creamsicle-y taste to it, but it is less pronounced without the steamed milk.
It is beautifully spiced. I really like this! I am going to increase the numeric rating just a bit because it IS better this time!
Wow … this is really REALLY good.
I’m on my second infusion of this now. The first infusion was very strongly flavored, but, not in a bad way… it was a beautiful fusion of flavors and texture. The buttery smoothness of the oolong and the orange flavor work so well together. The jasmine offers very little in the way of flavor but I can taste a hint of that distictive jasmine taste.
The second infusion is a bit lighter in orange flavor, which allows more of the Oolong as well as the jasmine tastes to come through. The texture is a little lighter too – it’s not quite as buttery.
I enjoyed both infusions very much.
This mate blend is so yummy. The carob is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. The mate has an earthy quality to it, but it isn’t too much. The mint provides a pleasing, crisp note that shines through, but doesn’t overwhelm. It’s a very nice balance of flavors. YUM!
I’ve been awake for a few hours and just feeling kind of blah… when it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken the time to make myself a cup of tea. You see, my youngest is a bit under the weather and when one of my kids is sick my mind pretty much is occupied with that and I’m not into my normal routine.
Anyway, I am not sure why I reached for this tea. I knew I wanted a black tea and I wanted something I hadn’t had in a while (or perhaps something new) and this is what I chose.
It’s good. It is almost startling my taste buds awake! I wish the chocolate was stronger here, though.