4221 Tasting Notes
Yay! Earl Grey!
I love Earl Grey tea. I love bergamot … and this is a really good Earl Grey!
The bergamot is strong but not soapy. It tastes bright and tangy, and there is a nice floral note that works its way through the sip. The black tea base is present, it doesn’t get overpowered by the bergamot, there is a nice balance between black tea flavor and bergamot. The black tea has notes of earth and even wisps of smoke in the distance. It’s a very flavorful black tea base.
I really like this Earl Grey. I love that it’s organic. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/16/organic-earl-grey-tea-from-spicely-organics/
This tea tastes like spring to me. From the color of the beautifully bright, light green liquor to the invigorating taste that is light, crisp and reminiscent of fresh baby vegetables. Lightly brothy with notes that fall somewhere between vegetable and seaweed.
A really enjoyable balance between sweet and savory. A very satisfying flavor, as if I’m sipping on a nourishing broth. As I said in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/15/obukucha-green-tea-steepster/ – it reminds me of a well-balanced meal.
I’m currently sipping on this pu-erh. It has a very strong fishy scent that I don’t really care for. The rose is in there too, so it kind of smells like fish and roses which is kind of a weird scent. I’m trying to not allow the aroma to prematurely affect my opinion of the tea.
I did a quick rinse and then 45 seconds for the first infusion.
This is alright. It definitely tastes better than it smells, because I’m not getting that fishy or brine-y taste that I expected since I experienced such a strong fishy scent. It has an earthy flavor, but, not fishy. It reminds me of the deep, earthy flavor of a mushroom.
The rose comes through nicely too … not a strong rose essence, but it compliments the deep earthy flavor of the pu-erh. Overall, an enjoyable pu-erh. I’m glad that I didn’t let the aroma stop me from tasting.
I really like the Teadrops that I’ve tried from My Teadrops.
This is one of the strongest white teas that I’ve tasted, and I’m sure that’s because I’m drinking the whole leaf here that’s been finely ground into a powder. The vanilla notes are soft and creamy. There’s a nice balance between tea and vanilla with this cup.
I wish it wasn’t sweetened, but, I didn’t find it to be overly sweet. There is some sediment at the bottom of the cup when you reach it, so I recommend to stop consuming the beverage once you reach about 1/2 to 1/4 inch to the bottom of the cup. Once you get to that point, stop drinking as I did … and I didn’t get any sediment in my mouth. (I prefer to drink the liquid, not eat the leaf.)
I love this company though, they are very nice and offer excellent customer service and they really believe in their product. It’s the kind of company I like to deal with. I also love that they considered my advice to them and they are now offering their teas in refill sizes in addition to their beautifully crafted wooden box, so that returning customers can get better pricing on their follow-up purchases. I love it when companies listen.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/15/product-review-golden-amber-teadrops/
A rich and satisfying Ceylon. Those are two words that I don’t usually think of immediately when I think of Ceylon (Brisk, crisp, mild tasting are words that I associate with Ceylon.) But this Ceylon even has some maltiness to it. It’s a good one.
I taste notes of fruit and flower in every sip. Distant notes of earth and leather. It’s a pleasant cup of tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/14/lovers-leap-estate-indigo-black-tea-from-eden-grove/
I’ve had this chai a few times since I’ve written my original review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/13/bourbon-chai-blend-vintage-teaworks/ and I really enjoy this chai.
The “dry” leaf looks wet – as though it has been marinated in honey. The tea smells like bourbon to me (even though there’s no actual bourbon in the tea), perhaps the combination of ingredients evokes thoughts of bourbon.
Sweet and warmly spiced. It’s “spicy” but it’s not a hot type of spice. It’s more like a sweet-spicy kind of spice. The spices are very harmonious in this blend.
A very satisfying chai!
Having tried the Lipton jasmine orange tea (and this one from Lipton still being the only tea from Lipton I like), I wondered how this might compare to it.
I was satisfied with this tea. It has a light grassy taste, with notes of jasmine and a bright citrus splash of orange. It’s light, invigorating and sweet. Enjoyable.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/13/green-tea-jasmine-orange-tea-life/
I was really excited to try this tea. When I saw what 52Teas created for their Christmas week, I was really happy. I love sugar plums. I’m talking about the jelly belly sort of sugar plum here, not the real sugar plum thing … I’m not really sure what that it is … I tried looking it up online and I got a few confused ideas of what it is … so when I think “sugar plum” I’m thinking of the sugar coated tart plum looking gummy/jelly thing that you can buy in the candy store in the mall.
There is a nice plum flavor to this tea and I found that it complemented the natural notes of the Shou Mei quite nicely. Then I noticed hits of lavender emerging.
This is a good tea. I don’t know if it’s quite what I hoped for or expected with a name like Sugar Plum and all the thoughts that “sugar plum” evokes … but it’s a tasty cuppa.
At the time that I enjoyed this particular cup of tea, it was snowing outside. We had quite a snowstorm some time ago … and this was lovely to enjoy while it was so blustery outside. I loved the warm, tropical flair of this tea.
The black tea is the strongest note, and that’s just what I want from a tea – I want to taste the tea! This is a medium-bodied, mild-tempered Ceylon with a nice flavor.
Then I notice the tart lime. It is tart, sweet and there is even a hint of bitter to the lime. It’s a nice contrast to the sweet, creamy taste of coconut. The bitterness reminds me somewhat of grapefruit … but it doesn’t taste like grapefruit. Just evokes thoughts of the bitter fruit.
This is yummy. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/12/key-lime-coconut-black-tea-blend-herbal-infusions/
This is from my fifth installment of the customized subscription service that I had from Simple Loose Leaf. I have since switched it up to the New Selection Club … and I LOVE this new club. It’s awesome.
I really like this tea too. Creme Brulee is my favorite dessert, and so when I see a tea that is creme brulee, I want to try it. Not all teas manage to capture the thing that makes a custard creme brulee though – that yummy caramelized sugar topping. This one DOES.
It has a sweet, custard-y, vanilla flavor that melds nicely with the robust black tea, and then the flavor of the caramelized sugar sort of weaves its way in and out of the sip.
Strong, malty, and yummy!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/02/11/creme-brulee-black-tea-simple-loose-leaf/