4846 Tasting Notes
Yeah… ummm… this one… not so much.
As a hot tea, this has too much hibiscus in it and it is really too tart for me. I then tried it iced. As it cools it’s a little bit better… but not a lot better.
I can taste the hibiscus – it’s tart. I can taste the fruit flavors of orange and lemon, they are sweet but a lot of that is masked by the tart of the hibiscus (the hibiscus also makes this kind of syrupy). I can also taste an underlying note of peppermint, and that is – in my opinion – the best part about this particular blend is the mint and the way it kind of peeks its way through the other flavors. Unfortunately, this is too funky for my taste buds… it’s just not for me.
I really like this Earl Grey – I like the combination of the citrus with the bergamot citrus… it makes the flavor lighter and more fruity, while curbing some of the purfume-y notes from the bergamot. Nice.
The Assam is lighter than a typical Assam too, and I am attributing that to the citrus… it seems to give the overall cup a nice lighter flavor. The Assam is still malty, astringent, and bold… just not quite as strong as an unflavored Assam would be.
The aroma of fruit (apricot!) and a hint of spice greeted me when I opened the package. I don’t know that there is actually any spices in this blend, but, my nose detected a faint note of spice.
This is a very nice combination of apricot and passion fruit. Pleasantly sweet, only faintly tart (which is quite alright with me). I’m not getting any significant amount of spice flavor so I will attribute the spice note that I’m getting to be part of the black tea base. There is some astringency – not a heavily drying astringency, but it does seem to cleanse the palate because there is very little aftertaste.
I am finishing off the last I have of this tea – thanks again to TeaEqualsBliss for sending it out to me.
This tea has a lovely floral essence. It is beautifully delicate, it is like a light, spirited dance on the palate. The cabernet wine is prominent, and when combined with the light floral taste it is really quite delightful. Sweet – but not too sweet. Hints of currants.
As I finish the last of this – I am realizing just how much I am going to miss it. This is – quite possibly – the best “wine infused” tea I’ve tasted to date.
And because I am liking this so much tonight, I’m going to increase my numeric rating just a tad!
OK… so you know I had to order this one – I mean, Earl Grey? Cheesecake? YUM!
The aroma reminds me a bit of an Earl Grey creme.
Nice! The flavor has a nice bergamot taste and I like how it pairs with the cheesecake. Of the several cheesecake flavors that I’ve tried from 52Teas/Zoomdweebies, I think that this is the strongest distinct cheesecake flavor.
The tea base is also quite nice… I like the touch of Darjeeling in there, it adds some interest in the flavor – it seems a little lighter and a little more complex. I like it… and really glad I ordered it so that I can spend a little more time with it!
This is a very good Keemun. Very bold. Malty! Undertones of spice and fruit. And a distant smoky note that adds a sort of caramel sweet note to cut through a little bit of the edge of it.
Since I’m up rather early this morning and not going to go back to bed… I need THIS!
It’s been a while since I’ve last had an unflavored Honeybush, and I’ve forgotten just how good it is unflavored!
I don’t really care for unflavored rooibos, but I do enjoy unflavored honeybush. The flavor is not quite as woody, it’s a little lighter and brighter and I love the sweetness of it.
A very pleasant cup!
Oh. My. Goodness.
This is freaking AWESOME.
Because Teagasm doesn’t adequately describe what I’m experiencing at the moment, I’m going to say ChocolaTeaGASM.
So good. So very very good. I am sad that I only got a sample packet of this from Tea Review Blog (going to write my review of this tea for the blog in a few moments) because I could drink this every day. I will have to hunt this down and buy some.
Rich. Chocolate. Sweet. Chocolate. Delicious. CHOCOLATE. This is better than any sipping chocolate or any hot chocolate. Oh… yum yum yum yum yum.
In honor of today’s Steepster Select, I decided to try this tea. And thank you very much to wombatgirl for sending it to me!
This is really good. I mean… really good! The pear flavor is very distinct. Sweet. This is probably the best pear flavored tea and/or tisane that I’ve ever tasted. I’ve tasted quite a few, and I even flavored one myself (and it was pretty darned good)… and I’ve liked quite a few of them… but as far as PEAR flavored tea goes… this is the closest to pear taste that I’ve ever experienced.
As a result of this tasting, I’m actually purchasing some of it… I’m glad it’s a steepster select item!