4458 Tasting Notes
The photo for this tea … really is how this tea looks. The leaves are large and whole like that. Not crumbled or broken or in a sachet or teabag. Loose.
Sweet with a flavor that’s reminiscent of a light green tea. It’s a little lighter in flavor and texture and a little sweeter than most green teas, but it’s similar to that kind of taste. This is what I’d recommend to someone who loves green tea but needs to cut back on the caffeine. Drinking this will help you not miss the green tea so much.
Sweet, notes of savory (and be sure to check out the recipe link on the full-length review for this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/17/english-olive-leaf-tea-from-rare-tea-co/ – it sounds so yummy!)
A very enjoyable tisane.
This is a really good Assam. I love it. It’s not only a very flavorful, rich Assam, but I love that it’s organic and that it’s fair trade. Bonus points!
Bold, malty, full-flavored. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/17/just-awesome-assam-black-tea-from-just-organic-tea/
When it comes to Darjeeling teas, seriously, I’d be hard pressed to find a purveyor that is better than Darjeeling Tea Lovers. The teas that they send me are top-notch. Some of the very finest I’ve found anywhere at any price.
The aroma of the dry leaf is sweet, floral with notes of fruit. There is a slight herbaceous note to the tea as well – reminiscent of basil.
The fruit and flower meld beautifully. Beautiful muscatel! The floral notes are softer than the fruit, the muscatel notes are profound. I like the way the basil-y notes in the aroma translate to the flavor too, they offer a slight minty note when I draw a breath over my palate after I finish a sip. Cooling and crisp!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/16/castleton-autumnal-wonder-2013-from-darjeeling-tea-lovers/
Having never tasted a pumpkin brownie before, I went into this tasting with my thoughts on what I thought a pumpkin brownie should taste like. I had my ideas … but how close they are to truth … I don’t know. Anyone who bakes pumpkin brownies should remedy this situation for me and send me at least a dozen of said brownies.
I do enjoy Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. These are one of my bakery favorites, actually, and when autumn comes ‘round – it’s here now, yay! – I’m always looking at my grocery bakery for pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Because … yum.
In the meantime, I did enjoy this blend. The naturally sweet, nutty flavor of the honeybush works well with the brownie flavors and the earthy pumpkin notes. It’s sweet, a little chocolate-y, a little pumpkin-y … and well, it’s yummy. I like it.
A really good Earl Grey. I’ve tried a lot of different Earl Grey teas, so I don’t know that this is the best that I’ve ever had, but it is a really good one, and I’d recommend it enthusiastically to any Earl Grey lover.
A strong scent of Bergamot – not overwhelmingly strong, but it’s a good, strong essence – and a divine flavor. A rich, full-flavored black tea with a fair amount of astringency. Earthy, bold and slightly sweet and this complements the tangy-sweet notes of the Italian citrus.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/15/organic-earl-grey-tea-from-delicious-sip/
These flowers are beautiful. As I mentioned in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/14/snow-chrysanthemum-flower-tea-xue-ju-hua-cha-from-teasenz/ – I’ve had a few chrysanthemum teas in the past, but I don’t think I’ve ever encountered a red blossomed tea like this one. It’s lovely!
I may have oversteeped the flowers when I brewed them (I steeped them for 5 minutes) but it was forgiving, and I enjoyed the tea. A delightful honeyed caramel flavor. Mild, not bitter, sweet, with an aftertaste that reminds me of wildflower honey.
A really wonderful, soothing tea.
A lovely first flush from Happy Earth! I was very happy with the many different first flush Darjeeling teas that I’ve tried this year. So good.
Sweet notes of fruit and flower. Light and crisp. The fruit is something between apple and peach. A very smooth tasting tea with a mild, dry astringency toward the tail. After a few sips, I started to pick up on hints of vanilla. These tones added a nice, silky experience to the cup.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/13/organic-2014-risheehat-darjeeling-first-flush-from-happy-earth-tea/
The chocolate rooibos tisanes from Tea of Life have been very satisfying for this chocoholic. They are very chocolate-y! And it’s a rich, dark chocolate. I’m a happy camper when it comes to these teas.
The chocolate is rich and a dark, bittersweet type of chocolate. The coconut is a bit softer than the chocolate (and not the other way around, yay!) and I like the smooth, creamy sweetness it adds to the cup. Not a strong, overpowering flavor of rooibos to this and I’m quite alright with that.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/06/12/rooibos-chocolate-coconut-from-tea-of-life/
A strong orange aroma in the dry leaf, but the flavor isn’t as strong as the fragrance would suggest. That’s not to say that the orange is absent in the flavor, it isn’t, it just isn’t as strong as the scent led me to believe it would be.
And I’m glad it’s not as strong, because it would have overpowered the Shou Mei white tea. The white tea and the orange flavors meld well together. Sweet, juicy, flavorful, and refreshing! This makes a stunning iced tea!