4366 Tasting Notes
I am currently enjoying a cup of this, now that I have a chance to sit down and relax after a very busy morning. As I sip this, I am thinking that it might make a pretty good iced tea.
One of the strangest teas that I’ve tasted… Although I am glad that I did. It has a slight tang to it – definitely a vinegar note, but it’s not overly sour… I would call it a tangy, savory quality instead. I think that the next time I try it, I might just add a tiny pinch of salt to it, and see how that tastes.
A bit of a backlog: I finished off the last of my stash of this one this morning. Since I had an early morning appointment, I didn’t have time for breakfast, so I wanted something that could be like my tea and breakfast all in one tea cup. :)
I will miss this tea. I say that about a lot of teas lately as I have been focusing on emptying my stash to make room for new teas. But it’s true. I really have enjoyed it. That being said, since I do have more teas on their way over the next couple of weeks, I can’t spend too much time or effort mourning the absence of these others… I’ve been hoarding too long! What matters is not that I do not have these teas any longer, but that I enjoyed them while I did have them. And this one I did enjoy!
I haven’t had this tea in a while, because, well, I hid it from myself so I wouldn’t be tempted. This is quite possibly the best black tea (at least, unflavored/non-chai/non-earl grey black tea) that I’ve ever tasted. It’s simply awesome.
Roast-y, toasty flavor, with a pleasant earthy quality to it. A savory cocoa note that I’ve not found in any other tea the way it is in this one. This tea stands alone! Amazing, delicious! Delightful!
Here is the review that I wrote for it on The Tea Review Blog:
Decided to go with this tea this morning… I’m drinking it as a latte – heavy on the froth!
This tea actually benefits from the milk addition, I think. The black tea base is such a strong presence, the milk seems to soften that a bit, but it doesn’t mute the caramel-y, creamy flavors in the cup.
A pleasant way to start the day.
This is a blend that I sort of threw together into my teapot this evening… red rooibos together with my special recipe of masala spice. I wasn’t really in the mood for my caffeinated version of chai… I feel like I am in need of a good night’s sleep so I want to do whatever I can to help facilitate that.
This is good. Rooibos has never been my favorite, but, I like rooibos with masala spice, because it offers a pleasant offset to the traditional rooibos funky taste that I’m not particularly fond of.
I purchased this as a sample at the same time that I submitted my personaliTEA profile for my own customized blend by Mad Pots of Tea. This is a blend that was created for Steph, who is the Tea Guru of The Tea Review Blog.
I really like the combination of Earl Grey and licorice root. Very unique and unexpected kind of taste. The lavender is also prominent in the blend (a big plus in my opinion). One down side for me is the addition of stevia to this blend. I am not a big fan of stevia, and I personally think that this blend would be so much better without it.
But, then, this blend wasn’t created for me. I do like it, but I so prefer my custom blend from Mad Pots of Tea!!!
I started my day with this tea – and I only have enough for one more pot of it! It is one that will definitely be missed, I loved the buttery flavor of this tea, as well as how the other flavors came together… sweet cinnamon (not spicy), slightly toasty black tea, raisin, and butter, I can taste them all. YUM!
But, I suppose all good things must come to an end (something I am learning this week as I watched the final episodes of both Lost and 24 – two of my favorite shows) :(