4833 Tasting Notes
The aroma is warm and spicy, it evoked thoughts of my gramma’s kitchen when she’d be baking. The spices are well-balanced. They have a pleasing, well-rounded flavor to them. It’s not too strongly spiced but it’s by no means what I’d call mild either. It reminds me a bit of a spice cookie. I can taste the spices but that’s not all I taste.
The black tea base is a blend of Assam and Ceylon and it’s a hearty background of flavor.
A rich and satisfying chai. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/05/9-spice-chai-black-tea-from-mks-tea-company/
Yummy and very summer-y tasting. I drank this hot and enjoyed it – I think it would also make a great iced tea but I couldn’t stop drinking it long enough to let it cool to find out.
As I say in my full-length review – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/03/pineapple-black-tea-from-culinary-teas/ – it has a marvelous pineapple flavor. Sweet, juicy and tastes of fresh pineapple. The black tea is rich and a wee bit malty. It has that even flavor of a Ceylon.
I enjoyed this.
As I said in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/02/white-chai-from-the-persimmon-tree/ – when it comes to this tea, you should throw out everything you’ve come to know about chai because this is deliciously different from any chai you might have had.
I like that this was blended with the white tea base in mind. I can taste the white tea – the flavors are strong but they don’t overpower the delicate qualities of the white tea. It’s subtle, but the other flavors are subtle too – and when they all come together, they create a really pleasant impact.
There is some kick to the chai: peppery, zesty spice. It’s a warm and cozy kind of chai. And I love the fruit in this: the pineapple, coconut, apple and the lemon-lime notes of the lemongrass. I like the sweet, fruity element that these fruit flavors bring to the cup.
Really good and very different – and very interesting!
Thank you to Ost for sending me a sampling of this tea!
This is a remarkable Ceylon – very rich and chocolate-y, with notes of caramel. This tastes more like a Fujian Black to me than a Ceylon! It even has that kind of ‘hefty’ quality that I would expect from an Assam or a Nilgiri or a Fujian Black … but not a Ceylon. This is a very surprising tea.
Another etsy tea shop. I really like the customer service from this shop as well. I loved the packaging! It’s a fun shop.
This blend was tasty: It’s a green Yerba Mate (unroasted) with black tea and two types of mint (Spearmint and Peppermint). The black tea is a bit difficult to discern in the early sips, but as I continued to sip, the flavor of the black tea developed. The yerba mate has a vegetal taste with notes of earth. The mint is very prominent, but even so, it’s not so minty that it tastes as though I’m drinking mouthwash.
Here’s my full-length review: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184602870/yerba-mate-tea-black-mint-mate?ref=shop_home_active_4
This was a limited edition blend that was released around Halloween. I actually ordered it a few days or so after Halloween, I think.
My full-length article outlines the story that expresses my appreciation for this company’s customer service: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/29/witchs-brew-black-tea-from-mks-tea-company/ I enjoy doing business with companies like this.
The black tea is a blend of Ceylon and Assam. They offer a solid background of flavor. The licorice root is strong. It’s a ‘honey roasted’ licorice root, so I also taste notes of honey. I’ve since tried some of this honey roasted licorice root in a chamomile blend and I think that the honey roasting is nice – it softens the sometimes sharp edge of licorice root.
Sweet toffee notes and a strong chamomile flavor. Floral. It’s good, but it’s a tad on the bitter side. I could have done without the bitterness, fortunately, some of that subsided as I continued to sip.
The Tea Spot has the right idea! Chocolate in a breakfast blend. Yeah. That’s the way a breakfast blend should be! And it’s been my experience that The Tea Spot understands my chocolate philosophy: more chocolate = better.
The black tea adds a note of malt and caramel undertones to the blend. The pu-erh adds a rich, earthy taste without tasting too much like earth. This isn’t harsh or bitter. It’s smooth and really pleasant. And the chocolate … well, it adds chocolate to the blend.
Here’s the full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/29/bolder-breakfast-blend-from-the-tea-spot/
For anyone who is familiar with my ‘favorite’ type of teas, you are aware that I love jasmine. I absolutely adore it. So long as it’s done right … unfortunately, this one wasn’t done right. Just no.
It’s way too floral and tastes perfume-y. It tastes like it was flavored with jasmine oil, not scented with jasmine blossoms.
The green tea – beneath the strong floral notes – is a soft, buttery, silky tea and I think it would be great if it hadn’t been done so wrong with the jasmine.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/28/jasmine-supreme-green-tea-from-red-leaf-tea/
I really liked this a lot more than I thought I would. When I opened the pouch, I was kind of surprised by the appearance of it. As I mentioned in a comment on another tasting note of this tea, it looks a lot like branches of sagebrush from the backyard of the house that I lived in as a kid. It doesn’t look like it could possibly be brewed and be something tasty but it actually is pretty good.
It’s herb-y tasting and lemon-y. Hints of honey. It also has a ‘warm’ sort of flavor, like it’s gently spiced and it tastes a little bit like sage to me.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/28/greek-mountain-tea-from-klio/