4449 Tasting Notes
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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.
Another sampling from TeaEqualsBliss – thank you!
This is one that I’ve been most interested to try. I’ve read a few very positive reviews on Steepster for it and it peaked my curiosity.
The aroma is delicious – I do love caramel! A sweet, browned sugar scent.
The tea base is strong and I’m getting a little bitterness from it, but not so much that it’s unpleasant. Not as sweet tasting as the aroma lead me to believe but it is tasty (although, I must admit that I do prefer my own caramel blend)
I’m tasting this courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss! Thanks!
The orange and vanilla combination is usually a winner in my book – and it works well with the rooibos in this blend. I can still taste the woodsy flavor of the rooibos, but I’m not getting that “artificial sweetener” taste from the rooibos and that’s a real big PLUS!
The citrus is sweet with just the right amount of tart, and the vanilla tastes smooth.
I’m enjoying a Matcha smoothie at the moment – Kefir, frozen peaches, banana and Mandarin Matcha. This time, I am using coconut milk kefir, which adds a very interesting dimension to the flavor – it has a bit more tropical flair that I’m really liking.
It appears that I only have enough of this Matcha left for one more serving… perhaps I will finish that off with a chawan of Matcha in a bit.
I’ve only had one other tea with “yumberry” flavor – and I really liked it, so I was pretty sure I’d like this one too. And I was right.
The fruity flavor is strong but I can taste the white tea too – it is a gentle, sweet white tea flavor – very fresh with a slight hint of vegetal taste. The fruit flavor is also a bit sweet – a nice, refreshing afternoon treat!
YUMberry is right!