4837 Tasting Notes
I didn’t select this tea specifically for today, as I chose it randomly from the teas that I have from Dammann Freres (thank you Doulton!), but it is perfect for today, as it is cloudy/overcast, and may actually rain! It’s definitely telling me that autumn is on its way. YAY! (For autumn IS my favorite season)
The flavor here is apple – much like baked apples. Sweet! Delicious. I like this tea very much. The black tea base is smooth and rich but not particularly brisk. A very relaxing black tea.
This is a delicious tropical blend. The aroma is similar to the Mango Tango black tea I used to blend (several years ago!), but the taste is quite different. This has such a nice medley of fruit flavors. The mango is the strongest flavor, followed by the apricot. Having not tried a Jackfruit before, I can’t tell you definitively that I can taste “jackfruit” but I do taste a banana-y flavor along with an almost pineapple-ish taste in the background.
But the strongest flavor here is definitely the black tea. It is brisk and tastes really fresh and vibrant.
I am enjoying a cup of this with my breakfast, and my opinion hasn’t changed on it since the first time I tried it – it is a delightful Ceylon, nicely brisk (especially considering it’s a Ceylon) with a smooth, creamy chewiness that I am really liking.
There is a backdrop of a honey-like tone to it as well, it isn’t like an IN YOUR FACE honey taste, just a… just-barely-there hint of honey that combines with the other qualities of this tea quite well and make for a very interesting cup of tea.
Brewed some more of this as my last cup of black tea for the day.
It is rich and delicious. I add a little bit of half and half to it, and it seriously reminds me of Pralines and Cream ice cream from Baskin Robbins (something I’ve not had in a long time, especially now since my oldest daughter now works for Menchie’s).
I received this as a sample with my order from Mighty Leaf.
This is pretty good. The dry leaf aroma was sweet, chocolate-y with flowery notes (rose?) I can also smell a hint of fruit in there… almost like lychee.
The flavor is pretty tasty, although I must admit that I find myself wanting more of a chocolate flavor after the chocolate aroma. I can taste a faint chocolate note, but mostly what I’m tasting is a combination of rose and lychee. It’s an intriguing flavor though, one that I am enjoying.
Another tea that I ordered some time ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until just now (I have a LOT of teas like that… more than I care to mention).
OK… first off, this tea SMELLS incredible. The combination of papaya and black currant and green tea creates an amazingly delicious aroma.
I am tasting this right now as a hot tea, but, I am thinking that it’s going to be amazing iced, so I will probably be making more of this today to put in the fridge for tomorrow. YUMMY.
This really is good. The black currant flavor is prominent, and the papaya sweetens the sometimes tart note that accompanies the black currant… The green tea is sweet and buttery. I really like this… a whole lot more than I thought I would.
At the request of another Steepster, I am trying this blend for the first time. I ordered it a while ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until now.
I tried it first without any milk but I think maybe I used a little too much leaf when I steeped it because it was quite strong and needed the milk addition. With the milk, it is delicious. Creamy and smooth.
But before I rate it numerically, I’ll try it with a little less leaf and without addition to see how it fairs.
I have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss about this one, it does remind me of the powder-dry gum that used to be packaged with baseball cards (well, in my case, I collected the Wacky Packages instead of baseball cards, but you still got a stick of that dry gum inside).
It doesn’t really possess any notes that taste distinctively like “tropical” to me. It’s not bad tasting though… it’s just a bit different than I was expecting… and once I get past that, I find that it’s an enjoyable cup.