4788 Tasting Notes
Doulton – I love you. Thank you for sending me this tea. It is truly amazing.
This is a yellow tea. Of course, it doesn’t look like a yellow tea… or at least, not like the yellow teas that I’ve experienced before. This is my first experience with a Meng Ding Huang Ya like this – the leaves are quite a bit darker than other Meng Ding Huang Ya teas that I’ve tried.
But I’m not complaining at all, because this tea is sublime. Delicious, rich, nutty, sweet. No astringency, no bitterness… just deliciousness. I can taste only a subtle hint of vegetative quality at the finish.
Put simply, this is an amazing tea. I want more.
This is one of the samples that I ordered way back when it was on Steepster Select.
The bergamot here is pleasant, and is nicely complemented by the lemon peel and lemongrass. It really adds emphasis on the citrus flavor of the bergamot. The jasmine flowers do not contribute an immense amount of flavor to the cup, but there is a subtle whisper of jasmine to the taste.
Astringent but not bitter, somewhat dry though. The combination of the bergamot and lemon-y qualities makes for a different flavor than I’m accustomed to when it comes to Earl Grey. That’s not a bad thing… it just is different.
This has a nice balance of flavors. The hibiscus is tart, but, the sweetness of the peach, mango and passion fruit offset that tartness very well. Yes, the cup is still tart, but there is a very pleasant sweetness – almost like nectar!
The strong flavors of this cup have also offset the sometimes unpleasant woodsy and weird sweetness of the rooibos. I can taste subtle hints of a woodsy quality, but it’s not strong, and rather than being off-putting, it’s nice and adds some depth and interest to the flavor. I can also taste a honey-esque note from the honeybush.
This is one of the most flavorful honeybush/rooibos blends I’ve had in a long time. Very fruity and delicious.
The needles are so soft and fuzzy. They have a very soft fragrance that smells fresh – with hints of grass and flowers.
I can taste the citrus and melon notes as noted in the description. The flavor is very delicate. It has a very smooth, appealing sweetness. Very good.
Thank you to Rachel for sending me this sample.
This tastes a lot like the ButterBeer blend that I have from Adagio… although that isn’t surprising to me in the least, since the same three teas were used in this as in the ButterBeer… just in different ratios.
This one seems a little creamier… or sweeter, perhaps? I’m not sure… I contemplated doing a side by side, but I’m just not up for brewing another cup of black tea at the moment.
This is good. It isn’t my favorite Rachel blend – but then, they can’t all be my favorite Rachel blends, can they? It’s got a delicious caramel taste to it, sweet and creamy. I like it.
I haven’t had this for a while, and when I was rummaging through some of my green teas, I happened across it and decided it sounded good. This is one green tea that I like with a little steamed, frothed milk… it really brings out the creaminess to the tea and gives it more of a milkshake kind of flavor.
Smooth, sweet, minty and creamy! YUMMY!
Of the three flavored Matchas that 52Teas released recently, this was the one that I was least eager to try… I don’t know why I’ve got this predisposition to immediately dismiss cranberry flavored teas. I actually like cranberries… I just sometimes think I don’t.
This has a very nice cranberry aroma when I opened the pouch. The flavor of the cranberry is much softer, which is alright with me because I like how the cranberry and matcha unite. This is smooth and sweet, not too tart (although a nice cranberry tartness comes through at the finish and tickles my tongue) and just… YUM!
This is a tea that I was skeptical about – ok, ok, I admit it, I was afraid of this tea.
I am not crazy about pu-erh. That being said, I have tried a couple of pu-erh teas that I’ve liked alright – but, for the most part… I have a hard time getting past that distinctive earthy quality that pu-erh possesses. In a blend with mate which is also quite earthy… yeah, I was afraid to try it.
But… I’ll give it a chance.
Wow! This is actually really good. The chocolate is smooth and rich. The chai is not over-the-top spicy but I like how the masala spices come across in this blend. It doesn’t taste earthy at all. I love the coconut and the chocolate in this blend – they are the strongest flavors here. A different but tasty chai.