4458 Tasting Notes
Tasting this tea this morning – courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss ~ Thank you so much!
This is a pleasantly brisk tea but not as bold as I was expecting. This tea is quite smooth with hints of sweetness. Very little bitterness, although I do notice just a touch about mid-sip, but the tea recovers with a sweetness in the finish.
I’ve been drinking this iced all afternoon. It’s very refreshing! My daughters also love it.
This has a delicious fruity flavor. The cinnamon is a bit muted in the iced version vs. the hot cup that I enjoyed last night, but, the sweet apricot flavor really commands the palate’s attention. Juicy and yummy.
Not my favorite rooibos blend (you all know what that one is by now, right?) but, it is certainly tasty.
I’m not sure why I reached for this tea this morning, but it tastes pretty good.
Yesterday afternoon, I mowed the lawn and because of the rains we’ve been having over the past week or so, there was a lot of pollen in the grass. I didn’t really notice it while mowing the lawn, but I notice it today… my throat feels like it’s swollen shut! UGH.
So maybe that is why I chose this tea today. I think when I went into the kitchen I wanted something that would be strong enough to overcome the sort of dulled feeling that rests on the back of my mouth today. I suppose if this tea doesn’t do the trick, I shall have to resort to the heavy artillery and get out some of my allergi-TEA. (Which I probably will do at some point this morning anyways, I just needed some caffeine first)
Despite the dulled sensation in my mouth, I can taste the notes of caramel and cream this morning, which is nice. I do wish that Adagio’s black tea base was not as harsh as it is, because I am also really getting the — shall I call it astringency? Tannins? Heavy starchy texture? For those of you who are familiar with Adagio’s black teas you probably get what I’m referring to, right?
Anyways, I do wish there was less of that this morning, because I am tasting it stronger than I usually do this morning. Hopefully as I make my way down the mug I will notice it less so that I can finish the cup.
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!