4825 Tasting Notes
Finishing up the last of a sample that I had of this tea.
I started out not being too crazy about this tea, but, as I continue to sip it, and as it cools, I am finding it a bit more enjoyable. The black tea base is rather tannic and I feel like that interferes a bit with the blackberry flavor coming through… but the flavor develops as I continue to make my way down the cup.
It’s pleasant enough… but certainly not my favorite offering from Specialteas.
I bought this sample some time ago, but just getting around to trying it tonight.
It smells delightful – fruity notes along with a fresh vegetative scent and a hint of floral – honeysuckles!
The flavor is nice. I am definitely getting a honeysuckle flavor from this cup – nice and sweet and floral. Very smooth, slightly nutty, with a peach-y like flavor.
Mmmmmmm…. very relaxing, soothing, dreamy!
The almond and vanilla flavors are in good balance, with just the right amounts of sweet, creamy, nutty and smooth. The Oolong tea is a darker (more oxidation) Oolong, and this I think further enhances the roasted nuttiness and sweet flavor. It has a pleasant mouthfeel… kind of like velvet! YUM! YUMMY! YUM!
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sample of this tea!
It smells yummy! LOTS of huge cardamom pods in this blend.
Wow! All I can say right now is it’s a really good thing that I love licorice because this tea has a strong licorice flavor and it is YUM. There is a lot of complexity and depth to this tea.
A very pleasing chai tea.
My second infusion of this rosette. Still very flavorful, it is a little smoother in flavor this time around. That might also have something to do with the fact that the pastry-esque flavor inspired me to reach for the last of my cuccidata. Eating the cookie with the tea brought out some of the smoky qualities (although they weren’t strong) in the flavor with the first infusion, and is bringing out some of the baked-sweetness in this infusion. The smoky qualities are softer in this infusion – still there, just softer.
I’m liking this a lot… and I am thinking maybe I should order more cuccidata to go with the other rosettes! haha!
This is one that I’ve had for quite a while but haven’t tried yet. The aroma is a little smoky, not lapsang souchong smoky (pine-ish), but, still somewhat smoky.
Sweet with a baked quality to it – I definitely am getting the biscuity essence as described in the company description of this tea. But, its more like a somewhat sweet baked pastry essence. I’m not getting a lot of smoky flavor from it which I appreciate.
There is a faint caramel-y note as well. This is really quite good.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!
This is good. The cranberry flavor is there, tart but not verging on sour, because the lovely peach flavor comes through and cuts through the tartness just enough. I am not getting the cinnamon flavor that the description suggests, perhaps that is an error?
The black tea base is a little more astringent that I’d like it to be, but other than that, this is quite good.