3907 Tasting Notes
YUM! This was one I was really looking forward to from the moment I had read the announcement of the flavor. I LOVED the gingerbread chai that 52Teas created once upon a time, and so I was really looking forward to trying this to see how it stacks up.
And I think that maybe … just maybe … this might be better than the gingerbread chai! Of course, it could be that it’s been a while since I’ve had some gingerbread chai and my memory has faded somewhat, although that was one of the more memorable chai memories that I’ve had.
I think what I love best about this is the green tea base. The lighter, crisper green tea allows for the flavors of gingerbread and sweet, cakey/bakey, buttery flavors to come through! YUM!
As I type this, a few months from when I wrote the original review of it (check it out here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/23/gingerbread-coffeecake-flavored-green-tea-from-52teas/ ) I am finding my mouth watering by the memory of this tea. I may have to find it in my stash and experience it again! YUM!
Delightful! I’m never disappointed by Verdant! They always live up to the very high expectations that I’ve placed on them, and more often than not, they exceed those expectations.
Sweet, creamy and very delicious. Beautiful floral notes contrast with the sweet vanilla tones. Berry. Woody, cooling, crisp … and just … delicious!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/23/eight-treasures-yabao-tea-from-verdant-tea/
I believe Azzrian sent me this sampling. I had this one hot summer night, even though I’m only just logging about it now. Yeah, I’m still behind. I will get caught up eventually. It will just take forever.
I’m amazed at how even though I’ve tried many different Bai Mu Dan teas by many different tea companies … with each new experience, I can taste subtle differences. With this Bai Mu Dan, I noticed hints of chocolate toward the finish!
A nice, sun-roasted type of taste to this cup, sweet and nutty.
A really nice Bai Mu Dan!
This is a really pretty blend, one of the prettier dry leaf tisanes I’ve seen. I like that there’s no hibiscus in it. Any tea company that chooses NOT to use hibiscus in their tisanes gets big bonus points from me.
But it does have chamomile. OH well… I’d rather drink chamomile than hibiscus any day of the week. I also like that this has tulsi, because I’ve grown fond of the herb.
I don’t know that I taste jujubes with this tisane, but that’s OK because I’m not a fan of jujubes anyway. I like that I taste floral notes, fruit notes, and minty/peppery/herbaceous notes.
It’s alright … not my favorite blend from Indie, but it’s certainly drinkable.
When Blue Lotus Chai contacted me to inform me of their two new flavors, well you know I just had to try them! This is one that I was REALLY EXCITED about because … well, I actually had recommended to them in my review of their Traditional Masala Chai that they add some Star Anise or Fennel to their Chai because I love the licorice-y taste. Well, they listened to me. (happy dance!) Here’s that review, in case you’re interested: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/07/traditional-marsala-chai-from-blue-lotus-chai/
And this chai lived up to my expectations of their traditional masala chai with star anise. This is seriously good stuff. If you like Star Anise in your chai, you really MUST try this.
The spices are strong and fragrant and delicious. It is spicy, sweet, and has the zesty, snappy taste of star anise. I love this stuff. Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/20/star-anise-masala-chai-from-blue-lotus-chai/
If I had to choose a favorite between the SBT Lime Cola and the SBT Pink Lemonade, I’d have a difficult time choosing … and I think that the lime cola would win out only narrowly because the Lime cola works well as first a cold-brewed tea, and then I can resteep (hot-brew) the pouch for a second half-gallon of tea. Unfortunately, I wasn’t very successful with the cold-brew of the Pink Lemonade, and so I have to hot brew the pouch, and the second infusion of the hot brew … just isn’t flavorful enough for me to go through the effort. HOWEVER … the Pink Lemonade is so tasty that it’s actually worth it to me to buy the pouch for just one half-gallon of tea.
So … perhaps taste wise, the Pink Lemonade wins out over the Lime Cola. But value wise, the Lime Cola wins.
This is really, really, really good. I love all the flavors in this and I can taste them all: the lemon, the raspberry, and the sweet cotton candy notes. This tastes like a trip to the county fair. It’s sweet, tart, tangy and just plain YUM!
A really spectacular iced tea. Amazingly good.
LOVED this! YUM! I love banana teas … and I think that Butiki does banana the best of all that I’ve tried thus far! I guess I shouldn’t be surprised, Stacy is a genius! Brilliant, I tell ya!
Anyway, the banana here doesn’t taste candy-ish. It tastes like true to the fruit banana. YAY! But the best part of this tea is the Keemun. A very rich and flavorful background of flavor.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/18/foxy-roxys-banana-walnut-treat-black-tea-blend-from-butiki-teas/
I really have enjoyed all the teas that I’ve tried from Bird’s Eye Tea, and I was actually surprised at how much I really enjoyed this one. I am not usually a big fan of chamomile but this is a really good night time tisane.
The spearmint is a subtle note, and the licorice-y tones are faint. I guess I’d like a little more licorice, really, because I do love licorice. But, it’s a really tasty tisane even with the mellow flavors!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/17/slumbering-slope-tisane-from-birds-eye-tea/
I really like this one from Ambessa. I actually enjoyed all of the Ambessa line.
This is a good, solid black tea with a lot of heft to it. It is a good breakfast blend because it will give you what you need to get going. (It’s really good with biscotti!)
Rich, invigorating, and it has that yummy bake-y kind of taste to it. A really good breakfast tea.
Yum! This is really good. I was kind of skeptical about trying it because I am sensitive about coffee products. But, since this is only coffee flavored and doesn’t actually have any coffee in it, I figured I’d be alright. I used to love coffee, especially creamy, delicious mochas … but, then I discovered that coffee is what was causing my sick at around 11 am feelings every day, so I switched to tea and I’ve never regretted that decision. But I do sometimes still miss a mocha … they’re good too. Not as good as tea, but this Mocha Matcha lets me enjoy both.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/08/15/mocha-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/