3878 Tasting Notes
YUM! Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Did I already say YUM? Because this tea is YUM!
The chocolate … well, if you know me, you know I always want more chocolate flavor. And that is true here. I want more chocolate. But, it’s a nice representation of chocolate flavor in this blend.
The strawberry is sweet and has a hint of tartness. It is a flavorful strawberry flavor that tastes authentic.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/13/strawberry-seduction-black-tea-from-shanti-tea/
This is one that I ordered out of sheer curiosity. Pineapple and Cilantro? What a really … unusual and unique combination. And I like to consider myself unusual and unique … so, I had to try it.
Everything is very well-balanced in this blend. I taste the notes of cilantro, pineapple and cream pretty equally. The white tea is crisp and refreshing.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/13/pineapple-cilantro-cream-white-tea-blend-from-butiki-teas/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It was delicious.
It is a very flavorful, smooth tea. Not heavy … it has a medium body but even so, it is very flavorful. And there is a certain robustness to it, even though it’s not a particularly heavy tea. I like the balance.
A distant smoky note to this tea. Hints of wood and earth. No bitterness, and next to no astringency. A really enjoyable cuppa.
Different? Definitely! But different is good.
This Matcha froths up really nicely, it has a strong vegetative taste. What’s interesting about this Matcha is that it is actually blended with the powder of the cherry blossom leaf, so you get some authentic flavors there. This isn’t flavored via crystals or flavoring.
I really enjoyed it.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/12/sakura-komachi-green-tea-from-shi-zen/
With most of the SBT Iced Tea pouches from 52Teas, I’ve been first cold brewing the pouch, then stashing the pouch in a covered container in the fridge, and then resteeping the pouch in boiling water so that I can get a full gallon out of the pouch. This worked out for me very well, and I got a very flavorful gallon of tea from each of the teas that they offered this summer (exception: Pink Lemonade tea, this one just … didn’t work for me as a cold-brew. The flavor was too muddled. I hot brewed it instead, and I loved it so much that I didn’t mind that I was only getting a half gallon out of the pouch … it was worth it to me because that flavor is a total WINNER!)
but I digress!
This was the first of the new teas introduced this year from SBT that I tried. (Yeah, I’m really behind. I know. And I will get caught up even though Sil has cursed me not to. ha!)
This was delicious. Fruity and juicy tasting. Not my favorite SBT tea, but I was certainly happy to drink it and I enjoyed every glass of it. The mango and peach notes were a bit “united” … they weren’t really distinct on their own. But it was a tasty glass of refreshing iced tea.
I was pretty confident that I’d enjoy this tea, and I ended up liking it a lot more than I thought I would! It starts out sweet with hints of burnt sugar, then a slight saltiness, and then I taste the smooth, rich flavor of the black tea. The yerba mate gives it a nice earthy flavor and the barley gives it a grainy taste.
There is some malt to the tea, which complements the caramel tones. There is rooibos in this blend too, I didn’t really notice much contribution of flavor from the rooibos, but I’m OK with that since rooibos isn’t exactly my favorite thing anyway.
A really yummy blend. I gave it two thumbs up.
According to the Hari Tea/Shoti Maa Tea website, hibiscus is supposed to be a aphrodisiac. Not something I knew about the herb, it doesn’t make me like it any better.
There is a lot of hibiscus in this blend, and that is immediately off-putting for me. This wasn’t a horrible blend, but, it certainly wasn’t my favorite and not one I’d select for myself. I wish there was more of a licorice-y taste to this and less hibiscus.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/09/in-the-mood-herbal-tisane-from-hari-tea-shoti-maa/
This is really refreshing served as an iced latte. It’s also alright hot, but I really prefer this one chilled, and it’s also good non-latte, but, I think that the milk adds a really nice component to give it a sort of “berries and cream” kind of taste that I really enjoyed.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/08/berry-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/
A really nice Oolong. I like the charcoal-y taste to it. A nice, roasted taste with notes of mineral and hints of wood. One of the more masculine Oolong teas that I’ve encountered. It’s earthy, sweet, with notes of peach and very, very faint notes of flower.
I enjoyed it.
OK, you know I loved this one right from the start, right? Chocolate? Earl Grey? Um … YES PLEASE!
Of all the variations on Earl Grey that I’ve tried to date, the chocolate Earl Grey teas have been my favorites. I guess that should come as no surprise to those who know that I’m a chocoholic … and that’s something I’ve never attempted to hide.
This is an excellent chocolate Earl Grey. A nice balance between bergamot fruit and chocolate. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/07/chocolate-earl-grey-tea-from-tea-for-all-reasons/