4837 Tasting Notes
I love Genmaicha so when I received this sample I was very happy to try it.
This is a slightly different tasting Genmaicha than some others that I’ve tried. The tea tastes different – but not in a bad way, in a very, very good way! I can definitely tell that I’m tasting a sencha rather than a bancha – I can taste the fresh, bittersweet flavor of the sencha. This tastes a little less “roasty-toasty” (bancha has a natural sort of toasted flavor to it, in my opinion) than a typical Genmaicha, and a little more … complex.
The delicate bitter notes add a unique interest to this tea – it isn’t a strong or distasteful bitterness. I would describe it more as a semi-sweet taste rather than a BITTER taste… if that makes sense.
I really like this Genmaicha… a LOT!
I felt like I needed the energy boost that I get from Yerba Mate today – so I reached for some Chai from Mate Factor.
I really like this Chai – the Mate makes for a deliciously different chai. I went latte today, and it’s rich, smooth, creamy, spiced just right – DELICIOUS!
I love this tea! It has the most beautiful honey-like tone to it. So sweet and delicious.
I just got done writing a full review of it and it will publish soon on the SororiTEA Sisters blog: http://sororiteasisters.com
This is one that I’ve been looking forward to tasting ever since I received the box from Zoomdweebies, but, I just haven’t tried until now…
There is an unusual almost “alcohol” taste to this one – sort of like the cheesecake were made with banana liqueur or something. It’s not a bad taste, just unexpected. A smooth, creaminess to it – yummy cheesecake…
It’s good – not as good as I had hoped for given that I swoon over most of Frank’s banana teas… but it is tasty.
Random selection from my vast assortment of teas from Zoomdweebies.
I like this one a lot more than I thought I would. I’m not crazy, particularly, about cranberries. I like them alright… and they’re a must around thanksgiving, and I even keep a large stash of dried cranberries on hand at all times because I prefer them to raisins in my hot cereal. So, I guess I like them more than I originally stated. But, what I’m driving at is that I probably wouldn’t CHOOSE this tea from Zoomdweebies vast array (or former vast array?) of teas – I probably wouldn’t choose it over some of the other intriguing flavors.
But, I’m glad that I have tried it because it’s really rather tasty. The cranberry and orange flavors are pleasant, not too tart and with a nice sweetness that sort of glides over the palate in the finish. Nice. Very nice.
I am going to be reviewing this one more in depth tomorrow… today, I just got home from a very long shopping and lunch excursion with my husband – we had a wonderful time, but, I had NO caffeine today until now and so I have a headache like you wouldn’t believe.
I need caffeine.
This is a really delightful tea. Chewy, sweet, delicious. I look forward to exploring it further.
I am enjoying this hot with my dessert right now, and it’s fantastic. Sweet and yummy… and this even has a bubbly sort of taste very similar to that I’d experience if I were drinking champagne.
So good. And glad I have more of this so that I can write more about it later… because right now I’m enjoying it too much to write.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this fabulous tea to try.
I love Gyokuro! I love the beautiful, vivid green leaves. I love the fresh, vegetative aroma, I love the flavor that is slightly nutty and sweet and vegetative. I love that it only takes 45 seconds to infuse the leaves. I love Gyokuro!
This is an excellent Gyokuro. The flavor is smooth and delicious. Delightful. YUM.
This is one I was very excited to try – I love grapefruit, and as some of you may have read from my past tasting notes and reviews, I’m in search of the perfect grapefruit flavored green tea – I tasted the most spectacular grapefruit green tea while vacationing in Tucson last year and I want more of it. Unfortunately, I’ve not had a lot of luck with the vendor who sold that tea to the tea house… they sell locally only and I haven’t been able to negotiate terms of shipping some of that delicious tea to me.
Anyways… so needless to say that I like grapefruit… so I was excited to try this… (by the way Frank – pretty please blend a grapefruit green tea)
The flavor is very nice – slightly tart grapefruit flavor, but not too tart. I did add a little sugar (I always eat my grapefruit with sugar too)… so I am sure that curbed some of the natural grapefruit tart, but, in a very good way, because this tastes yummy.