3907 Tasting Notes
A very unique sort of tisane, at least for me. I think it was a first for me … the first time I’ve had a tisane comprised of just mulberry leaves. It’s nice though.
Sweet fruity tones with leafy/grassy notes. Vaguely reminiscent of a sencha, actually. A very surprising tisane.
Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try. A really decent Ceylon. Very flavorful. Sweet fruit notes, faint hints of earth, moderately astringent, and an aftertaste that is like citrus. A pleasing, medium-bodied cuppa.
Yes I know that there is also an “organic” Japanese green tea powder from ShiZen, but they are different products.
I really like these green tea powder packets from Shi Zen. It makes tea on the go so easy. I don’t really care much for RTD teas … I mean, there are some that are alright, but, they are generally too sweet for my liking. These are just right. Just the right amount of natural sweetness, and I like that I’m tasting green tea and not the sugar, syrup and flavoring that is in most of the “to go” kind of tea drinks.
Tasty, sweet, vegetative … and after a good, vigorous shake, the tea powder stays incorporated in the water. No gritty sediment.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/27/pesticide-free-japanese-green-tea-powder-packets-from-shi-zen/
A really nice summer-y cuppa. The strawberry notes are sweet and very much like a fresh, ripe berry. A little bit of rum-like flavor. A hint of lemon and lime.
A tasty, well-rounded honeybush. The honeybush notes are not overpowering – just a touch of nutty, sweet flavor to it … but nothing that really overwhelms the strawberry daiquiri thing that’s going on with this one.
It’s delicious served hot … but even better iced.
Very nice. Slightly sweet, slightly earthy and slightly astringent from the black tea base, and a delightful fruity tone from the strawberry and lemon. These two fruits work remarkably well together. The strawberry is sweet, and the lemon adds a nice tart contrast.
A really pleasant afternoon tea – works awesomely for an iced tea too.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/26/lady-londonderry-tea-culinary-teas/
I ordered this tea out of pure curiosity. I’m glad this tea doesn’t smell the way I thought it might smell, it has an earthy scent and I note a minty undertone. The brewed tea smells vegetative and earthy.
This isn’t so bad. It has an earthy taste (from the Yerba Mate) but it’s not overly earthy. There is some sweetness to it and a warmth that tastes like a cross between ginger and cinnamon. Peppery like ginger, sweet/spiced tone of cinnamon. Pleasant.
The Kava gives it a hint of grassiness, and while I’m not usually particularly crazy about Kava, I’m not minding it here.
Not bad. Better served hot than chilled.
This is another tea that I received from my Monthly Mystery Tea Sampler’s Club from Yunomi. (I highly recommend this club. If you’re in to Japanese green teas … this is a great club to be a part of.)
This is my first experience with Gyokucha. It looks like a Chinese Gunpowder (although the color is brighter with the Gyokucha) and it tastes more like a Gyokuro, but it’s a bit crisper than a typical Gyokuro.
Nutty, sweet, and ends on a savory tone. A really interesting and delightful tea experience. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/25/yunomi-monthly-mystery-tea-samplers-club-ureshino-gyokucha-ochatama/
I bought this during the summer. I am not always a big fan of Republic of Tea’s tea bags because they tend to go a little too light handed on the tea in their smaller tea bags (I usually need 2 teabags for a decent tasting cup of tea), but, I had some success with the watermelon mint flavored iced tea sachets from Republic of Tea so I figured these would work out well too. I like them because two of them makes a great cold-brewed 1/2 gallon of tea.
The resteep of the bags (hot brewed) isn’t nearly as flavorful as the first cold-brewed infusion. But it still tastes good.
It’s a very citrus-y black tea … I think I’d like it better if the citrus was not quite as abundant and there was more black tea flavor. It’s alright, tasty … but I probably won’t buy this particular flavor again.
A really good Earl Grey variation. There is a good balance between raspberry and bergamot flavors. The raspberry is very distinct and strong but it doesn’t attempt to overpower the bergamot, which is also distinct.
Really good iced!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/24/raspberry-earl-grey-black-tea-from-shanti-tea/
How is it that I’m the first to be reviewing this chai?
For those of you out there that love a good, spicy chai … you MUST try this! It’s a little bit smoky, but not too much, it’s warm and spicy and there’s a lovely licorice snap to it. It’s got a solid background of tea flavor that is rich and malty and the smoky notes of the Lapsang come out to play … and the smoke accentuates the cumin in a really nice way.
I LOVE this chai. It’s better than the gingerbread chai, Frank! Your best chai yet!