4835 Tasting Notes
This is a very good variety of Earl Grey. The black tea is strong here, robust and tastes very rich and smooth.
The bergamot is subtle… and a bit different than some other Earl Grey/bergamot flavored teas I’ve encountered. I’m not getting a strong “flowery” essence from the bergamot, instead I’m getting a very juicy citrus-y note possessing an interesting complexity. It is sweet, fruity, and instead of the “sharp” note that I usually get from bergamot, I am getting a tart citrusness – yes it’s a word, I just made it up – from this bergamot.
I like it very much. I don’t know that I like it as much as I like Lupicia’s… or even Stephen Smith’s… but it’s right up there.
Another tea from TeaEqualsBliss – THANK YOU!
This has such a nice flavor. I can taste the raspberry, and it even seems to “sparkle” on the tongue much the same way that a champagne might. Sweet. The white tea base is distinguishable from the flavors – it is delicate and fresh.
I am pleasantly surprised by this tea. It has a bold, malty character that I didn’t expect – I was expecting something fairly mild and “tea-baggish” – but I didn’t get that here… this is really very good… one that I think the English might consider “moreish”
ETA: another THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!
This is a pleasant enough Earl Grey tea. The bergamot is not too strong or overwhelming, nor does it leave that kind of perfume-y taste on the tongue. The black tea is smooth and strong with a little astringency.
I like it.
ETA: Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!
A very mild-mannered Ceylon. I can taste the notes of cocoa which is not something I often taste with an average, everyday Ceylon. Very smooth and I’m even getting a pleasant malty note (another something I don’t usually get from an average Ceylon)
Not as fruity as some Ceylons, but I do get a slightly fruity quality at the finish. Sweet and mellow. Nice.
This is a fairly mild Chai, the black tea base is pleasantly smooth but not particularly strong. Not very astringent. The spices are not particularly strong either (which is why I say it’s a fairly mild chai) but I can taste the cardamom in particular, as well as notes from the ginger and cinnamon. In the aftertaste I can taste the black pepper, which I like.
This is a good chai but not a great chai… but I still enjoyed it and am glad I had the opportunity to try it.