4139 Tasting Notes
A really unique tasting tea. It has some similarities to a really good genmaicha, although there are differences between the two. Most specifically, this doesn’t have the same ‘roasty-toasty’ taste that genmaicha usually does. This is more of a softer, sweeter kind of rice taste.
Subtle vegetative notes and distant jasmine notes. A really pleasant, unique tea. I loved it. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/10/rice-fragrance-santikhiri-green-tea-tea-mania/
I Loved this tea! I was thrilled that Amoda rubbed elbows with Stacy at Butiki Teas and managed to get not just one but THREE exclusive blends for Amoda subscribers. I was so excited by this box!
I love nutmeg, it’s one of my very favorite spices, and I love how it’s the prominent focus of this tea blend. It’s warm but not spicy, with delicious nutty and earthy flavors. This truly tastes like Christmas.
Thank you Amoda! I loved this box!
Here’s my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/09/nutmeg-cream-butiki-teas/
A really good Oolong. It has a strong fruit essence … I can taste distinct peach notes. The roasted notes are gentle and don’t slap you upside the head. The flavor is toasted, slightly mineral-y, peach, with some wood tones. And a delicious honey undertone.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/09/roasted-oriental-beauty-oolong-tea-from-spire-tea/
I am enjoying a cup of this tea now. I’ve had these teadrops a couple of times now, and overall, they’re pretty good. I also want to say that I love the company. They are very nice. That is always a big plus in my book.
The aroma is amazing. I love the smell of cardamom, and I have to say that Teadrops did the cardamom well. There’s a delicious, spicy flavor to it, but there isn’t too much cardamom to this. I can even taste that hint of citrus to the cardamom. Nice.
The tea itself is a satisfying black tea. It has a good flavor to it. It doesn’t taste like a dust/fannings sort of nasty tea that you’d find in the supermarket. It tastes like a good quality tea that has been turned into a teadrop.
I do have a couple of issues (as I point out in my full-length review of this tea, you can check that out here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/01/24/product-review-cardamom-spice-teadrops/ ) :
1. I’m not crazy about the fact that it’s pre-sweetened. I like to decide if I want sweetener or not. Typically with a spiced tea like this one, I would add a little bit of raw sugar to it because I think that the spices need a little bit of sugar to really pop. But I guess I like to decide how much sugar goes into the cup and not have that decided for me.
2. There is some undissolved sediment at the bottom of the cup when you get there. I resolve this by stopping when I’m down to the last 1/2 inch of tea at the bottom. I don’t get any sediment in the sip before that point, and so, the tea above the approximate 1/2 inch to the bottom is good stuff.
It’s pretty good, and goes nicely with breakfast. Yes … I’m having breakfast now. I just woke up a couple of hours ago. I find that if I stay up late, then I sleep through morning. And since I’m not a morning person … this works well for me.
Now, having tried the original Caravan and not being too crazy about it (smoky teas just don’t usually do it for me), I wasn’t going to order this resurrected version however, it came as part of the Damn Fine three-pack which was introduced before the adventure pack. And I figured at 48. it was a pretty good deal and since I’ve learned a better way to brew smoky teas so that I can drink them … I decided I’d go for it.
And I’m glad I did because now with my “new” brewing method (which isn’t all that big a secret, I simply “rinse” the leaves with hot water – brewing them for 15 seconds and then discard the liquid and then steep them as I would normally), I really enjoyed this tea.
Smoky … yes, it still is quite smoky, but I can also enjoy the other flavors tucked within this tea. Sweet and caramel-y. Deep fruity notes. A moderate astringency.
An enjoyable cuppa.
I wasn’t sure exactly what to categorize this as when I added the tea to the database … it’s not exactly an herb, is it? It’s not a camellia sinensis tea. So, I put “flowering” even though that’s not exactly right either. Oh well … if someone decides they don’t like it … they can change it.
I like this. I have had fewer than a handful of teas/tisanes that are solely chrysanthemum flowers like this, but, I like the soft, pollen-y, floral taste of a flower tea like this one.
It is sweet and almost honey-like. There are some “herbaceous” flavors to this. This tastes more like … say a chamomile tea than it does a rosebud tea. However, I’d much prefer to sip on a Chrysanthemum tea like this than a chamomile tea!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/08/white-chrysanthemum-tea-from-teasenz/
With a name like this, I expected this to be a bit more tart than it was. I’m glad it wasn’t though, because I’m not particularly fond of tart. This … however, I like!
I definitely prefer the green teas to the black teas from Adagio. The green tea here is light, with notes of butter, vegetation and the sweetness accentuates the fruit notes quite nicely.
Delicious raspberry and cherry notes, while the pomegranate is very subtle. It’s a little more tart than sweet, but I expected that. I am glad though that it’s not a puckery kind of tartness.
A tasty blend.
This is the third tea that I’ve tried from this company, and I love it too. I have been very impressed with everything that I’ve tried from them.
The leaves are gorgeous (I love that the the beauty of the leaves is important to Joseph Wesley. Of course, the true test of a tea is in the flavor, but, when someone takes as much care as this company has in selecting the highest quality, artistically crafted tea leaves, it turns the cup of tea into a true artistic experience – as it should be!) and the aroma of the brewed tea is rich and rewarding.
Chocolate-y notes with caramel-y undertones. Notes of malt. That freshly baked bread kind of taste. Hints of fresh plum and flower in the distance.
A delightful first-thing-in-the-morning tea … but also perfect for any time of the day. I just love this tea! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/07/3-classic-chinese-black-tea-joseph-wesley-black-tea/
The catching up thing is going to happen.
This is one of the very best pear flavored teas that I’ve ever tried. It’s sweet and juicy … just like the fruit.
Pears are one of those more delicate tasting fruits that are often difficult to capture in a tea. I think that the white tea was the ideal base here, because the delicate qualities of the white tea allows for the gentle nuances of the fruit to shine through.
The tea tastes gentle, sweet, and slightly earthy. The pear is true to the fruit. Sweet and flavorful.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/06/fujian-pear-white-tea-blend-shanti-tea/
This is quite possibly the best “milk oolong” type Oolong teas that I’ve ever tasted. It is amazing.
It is remarkably creamy and has a fresh, exhilarating flavor. Notes of cream, notes of fruit, honeyed flavors, and you know that milky, smooth consistency and flavor that those of us who love milk Oolongs … well that consistency and flavor is why we love milk Oolongs isn’t it? This tea … has got it in spades.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/06/jin-xuan-oolong-tea-from-eco-cha/