4405 Tasting Notes
I ordered this along with the Strawberry Zabaglione which arrived yesterday, thinking it would make a really yummy iced tea. But I decided to try it hot first…
The apricot flavor works really well with rooibos. I can taste only slight hints of the woodsy tones usually associated with rooibos – and none of the funky artificial-sweetener taste that I get with rooibos. The flavor is just very smooth and sweet – like an apricot.
The cinnamon is a sweeter cinnamon taste, not real spicy or hot.
This really tastes like “summer” to me… and I definitely look forward to enjoying it iced! In fact, I think I’ll brew some up tonight so that it will be nice and chilled tomorrow.
Yum! Starting my day with my favorite Earl Grey!
Now that I’m moving away from being a tea vendor into tea customer status, I find myself drinking less and less breakfast blend teas. I think I really prefer to start my day with Earl Grey – it just has a way with it that is so comforting but at the same time invigorating.
And this one is my favorite! I love the blend of bold Keemun and bergamot. A splendid way to start my weekend!
This is one of the teas that I selected in the sampler that was featured in the Steepster Select back in May.
I can taste the genmaicha right away. Since genmaicha is one of my favorite green varieties, that’s a good thing! It’s quite fruity, but there is a little bit of warmth to it too. I’m really liking this one a lot!
This is one that I’m definitely considering placing an order for a full-sized package!
Hmm… interesting! I bought this sample because the combination of mint and bergamot intrigued me and I had to try it. I wasn’t sure how I would like it (I’m not always crazy about green Earl Grey teas)… but I figured it was worth trying.
I like the way the flavors of the mint and bergamot complement each other. It has a very zesty flavor from the mint and a pleasant citrus-y flavor from the bergamot. I’m really liking this a lot more than I thought I would!
I’ve only taken a few sips so far, so I’m not yet getting much from the green tea, I can taste it, but, the other flavors are quite strong so it has a hard time expressing itself.
I’m really liking it though.
This one came with my order today too! It was hard to decide which to try first, the Dreamsicle or the Strawberry, but my love for Darjeeling won out.
OK… so I’ve never had zabaglione… but I have had custard… and this has a very creamy, custard-ish flavor to it. The strawberry flavor is softer in the beginning, but at the end of the sip you can really taste it.
YUM! It is very good.
Frank… if you’re reading this (and I know that you are… yep… I can see you) next week make something that I will not be interested in. Please. I should not be buying any more tea for at least a couple of weeks. So make a pu-erh or a Lapsang Souchong blend. OK? Or even a Salvadorian Dung Beetle flavored tea. Something that I’ll have no interest in purchasing. OK? Thanks.
This tea is awesome!
Yay! My order arrived today! 52Teas has the fastest FREE shipping ever! Woot!
OK when I first heard about this tea (Thanks Stephanie for alerting me to it!) I knew I had to try it. I LOVE Darjeeling… and there really aren’t a lot of flavored Darjeelings out there (yeah – they don’t really NEED flavoring because they’re so complex and flavorful without the flavoring, but, I’m always interested in trying something a little bit out of the ordinary … in case you haven’t noticed from my tasting note archives).
Mmm… creamy… mmm… sweet and orange-y … mmm… Darjeeling! This is really good!
It tastes like someone dropped a Dreamsicle into my cup of Darjeeling! YUM!
I love Earl Grey in the morning – it really invigorates! The aroma, the flavor – it really gets me going!
I really like this blend a lot. The lavender is nice. Smooth and very delicious.
By the way – we (the SororiTEA Sisters) will be giving away a tin of this next week! Details coming soon!
I didn’t steep this for the full 8 minutes as suggested by Upton because it’s been my experience with teas containing hibiscus that they become way too thick and syrupy (not to mention TART) when left to brew that long.
I really like the way this tisane smells. Strong with cinnamon but I can also smell the fruity notes from the plum too.
This is not a terrible tisane – The cinnamon is the strongest element in the blend, but there is a nice enough fruity flavor to it too. The hibiscus is a bit tart, and I think I’d have liked it better if there was less hibiscus in this blend, but it isn’t too sour, just a little bit more tart than I would like. A little agave nectar helps to curb that – but it would be nice not to have to add it for that purpose.
Not the worst tasting tisane I’ve ever tried, but certainly not the best either. I’m glad I tried the sample of this, but it’s not one of which I’ll purchase a full-sized package.