4405 Tasting Notes
My Order arrived today! I was shocked at how quickly it arrived… I hadn’t expected to receive this until sometime next week, because I figured his orders from Memorial Day were probably CRAZY…But then, Frank is always surprising me – and this Chocolate Cheesecake Chai is surprisingly GOOD!
I was about to get the frother out and go latte with this, but I tried it first, and found that I really like it the way it is! It has a nice, creamy flavor going on with the cheesecake essence. The chocolate adds some sweetness to it – yummy, rich chocolate! Together with the cheesecake, this chai becomes seriously indulgent.
But it IS a chai. The peppery kick from the ginger stands out most to me. The spices really give this a delightful depth of flavor. YUM!
I ordered this tea at the same time I ordered the Lemon Drop Cooler because Frank suggested it (since I do love the chocolate banana tea so much). This tea is awesome!
It really does taste like a smoothie in tea form. And as good as it is as a hot tea, it’s even better iced!
I think I’m going to go over to 52 Teas now so that I can buy the last package of this before someone gets any wise ideas.
Enjoying the last of the sampling that TeaEqualsBliss sent to me… thanks!
I think I have found the secret for this tea – because this cup is so much better than yesterday’s cup. This tea does well with a rinsing (or awakening) of the leaves. It helps remove some of the astringency and tannic quality of the tea – not all of it, and I didn’t want to eliminate all of it, but, yesterday’s cup was just a bit too much for me. But a quick 10 second rinse of the leaves and the tea tastes so much better – all flavors are in check!
It is still a rather robust tea, but the vanilla softens it a bit and I can really taste the caramel this time around also. A little fruity and a little sweet, together with a very pungent black tea.
Since this one is so much better, I shall increase the rating just a bit.
I’m having a smoothie with my lunch today – Strawberry Matcha, frozen peaches, a banana and some vanilla kefir. I’m eating some spicy Mexican food so it’s a nice way to cool down after the heat of the spices!
Even with the other fruits and vanilla flavor, the strawberry flavor of the matcha is evident, as is the fresh, sweet taste of the Matcha. Yum!
I love the aroma of this tea. Mighty Leaf is one of the few teas that I really don’t mind getting bagged because their bags are so roomy, and I can see that the tea hasn’t been cut into teensy tiny pieces for “uniformity.”I’m increasing my numeric rating of this tea this morning, just because I feel like it!
A sampling that I received from TeaEqualsBliss – thanks my friend!
This smells yummy! Fruity and sweet!
I am getting a lot of sweetness – as well as quite a bit of astringency from this cup, which makes for a bit of a dry aftertaste. The vanilla notes are subtle yet present. The grenadine is the strongest flavor of the cup and it’s yummy, but I wish it lingered in the taste. It’s more like a quick wash of grenadine with notes of vanilla and then an astringent dryness.
YUM! This tastes so good!
I’m drinking it hot at the moment, but, I think that in a bit I’m going to brew up a pitcher full so that I can have it chilling in the fridge. This is going to be A-maz-ING iced!
The lemon is tart yet sweet. The honeybush is PERFECT for this blend because it doesn’t try to compete with the light, lemony flavor.
I like this a whole lot more than I thought I would. I bought it because I have really been impressed with Frank’s honeybush blends, so I wanted to give this one a try. I figured I’d like it, but I didn’t think I’d like it this much! It tastes like Lemon candy!
Trying a sample of this courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss! Thank you!
The dry leaf smells great.As far as rooibos chai blends go, this one is pretty good. It is much better with frothed milk and a little honey than without – I found that without the additions, I could taste too much of the rooibos (that icky “artificial” sweetener flavor again). But with the milk and honey, the masala spices really come to life.
While at Townshend’s the other day, I purchased several different teas from them, this is one that I purchased. It’s one that I’ve been meaning to try from them for a while, but, one that my local Whole Foods does not carry, so I had to wait until I could make my way to their tea shop.
This has a very pleasant vegetative flavor to it, not so much grassy, just vegetal. Very smooth and a very nice sweetness to it (it does NOT need sweetener – it would completely overwhelm an otherwise delightful tea!).
It will be good for at least one more infusion (if not more) because the leaves have not completely unfurled with the first.