4550 Tasting Notes
This tasting note comes courtesy of Jillian – thank you so much for sharing Thomas with me!
A very nice Assam. I didn’t follow the steeping suggestions by A&D – it’s been my experience with Assam that any longer than 2 1/2 minutes and I get bitterness. But contrary to the suggestions – I don’t feel that this tea is “pale and gutless” – just very pleasant! Brisk and malty. And no bitterness! Definitely one of the better Assam teas I’ve encountered.
I hope all this caffeine doesn’t keep me up all night. Usually caffeine doesn’t affect me in that way, but, I don’t usually like to chance it and I do usually switch to some sort of tisane by this time of night. But, I received this sample today from TeaFrog and I really wanted to try it!
Yum! Lemon! The tartness of the lemon lingers on the palate, but it isn’t a sour lemon-y taste – tart but not sour
I like it!
Another delightful Dammann Frères tea – courtesy of Doulton – thank you!
Yum! I love cherry sencha. This one isn’t as good as Den’s but then, it’s different. Den’s has a stronger vegetative quality to it, and the sencha tea is of slightly better quality. This tea still has a very good quality sencha though. The cherry flavor is rich and sweet – and very abundant! YUM!
My Order arrived today! I was shocked at how quickly it arrived… I hadn’t expected to receive this until sometime next week, because I figured his orders from Memorial Day were probably CRAZY…But then, Frank is always surprising me – and this Chocolate Cheesecake Chai is surprisingly GOOD!
I was about to get the frother out and go latte with this, but I tried it first, and found that I really like it the way it is! It has a nice, creamy flavor going on with the cheesecake essence. The chocolate adds some sweetness to it – yummy, rich chocolate! Together with the cheesecake, this chai becomes seriously indulgent.
But it IS a chai. The peppery kick from the ginger stands out most to me. The spices really give this a delightful depth of flavor. YUM!
I ordered this tea at the same time I ordered the Lemon Drop Cooler because Frank suggested it (since I do love the chocolate banana tea so much). This tea is awesome!
It really does taste like a smoothie in tea form. And as good as it is as a hot tea, it’s even better iced!
I think I’m going to go over to 52 Teas now so that I can buy the last package of this before someone gets any wise ideas.
Enjoying the last of the sampling that TeaEqualsBliss sent to me… thanks!
I think I have found the secret for this tea – because this cup is so much better than yesterday’s cup. This tea does well with a rinsing (or awakening) of the leaves. It helps remove some of the astringency and tannic quality of the tea – not all of it, and I didn’t want to eliminate all of it, but, yesterday’s cup was just a bit too much for me. But a quick 10 second rinse of the leaves and the tea tastes so much better – all flavors are in check!
It is still a rather robust tea, but the vanilla softens it a bit and I can really taste the caramel this time around also. A little fruity and a little sweet, together with a very pungent black tea.
Since this one is so much better, I shall increase the rating just a bit.
I’m having a smoothie with my lunch today – Strawberry Matcha, frozen peaches, a banana and some vanilla kefir. I’m eating some spicy Mexican food so it’s a nice way to cool down after the heat of the spices!
Even with the other fruits and vanilla flavor, the strawberry flavor of the matcha is evident, as is the fresh, sweet taste of the Matcha. Yum!
I love the aroma of this tea. Mighty Leaf is one of the few teas that I really don’t mind getting bagged because their bags are so roomy, and I can see that the tea hasn’t been cut into teensy tiny pieces for “uniformity.”I’m increasing my numeric rating of this tea this morning, just because I feel like it!