3715 Tasting Notes
This is an interesting chai. I’m not sure it’s how i’d prefer to drink my chai and with milk, the balance might be a little better. What i’m enjoying about this one is that it’s caffeine free AND it’s not overly – clove-y. I do like cloves and cinnamon in my chai but i like that this one is different than the other chais that i’ve tasted in that regard. There is a bit of something in it that tickles my nose a bit as a drink it, but over all it’s neat.
So I’m having a bit of a weird moment here. The aroma of this tea before it’s steeped is divine! it’s sweet and reminds me of candy? When i sip on this, my first response is… buttered popcorn??
As i continue to sip it starts to become sweet like candy while still having this taste of buttered popcorn. It’s the most bizarre taste that i’ve had. I’m looking forward to having multiple steepings of this one to try out. I know Indigobloom has mentioned her love of this one. This might be the first green oolong that i like…except it’s truly a weird flavour profile for me. I’m going to go through a few steeps as well as try it again to see if i continue to get this buttered popcorn taste :) CREAMY buttered popcorn heh
Resteeps on this one become sweeter as I go
So i’m not sure if it’s just my taste buds but this actually reminds me of zen tea’s strawberry cream, only much smoother. It’s not quite a strawberry or cherry tea, rather it’s a really smooth black tea with a hint of “red fruit flavour”
I actually rather quite like one since it’s not quite a fruity tea, but it’s also not a black tea. I’ll have to try this again with a bit of milk added to it.
Sipdown!trying to do a bit of clean up and a bit of trying everything that’s never been opened in my cupboard before “the girls” come over this weekend. mostly so that if there’s anything that needs a better home than mine, they can have a go at them. :)
This is one of my samples from Nicole that i am ever so sorry to see finished. What it has done for me though, is encourage me to look to more yellow teas as I think i would quite enjoy them.
i do love this tea.
The Persimmon Tree recommends brewing this at 185 so I’m glad that I did a quick check on their website before brewing this. Otherwise it would have been an over brewed cup of tea!
What I have instead is a very pleasant cup of black tea that has a strength to it, without being bitter or astringent. There’s a hint of sweetness in the aroma that isn’t present in the cup, which I’m ok with as I love my blacks to be bold! This is the kind of black tea that you could have both morning and afternoon that doesn’t need sugar or milk to satisfy. I can see wanting to reorder this when I manage to get my cupboard down to a more manageable size!
Yeah…not going to see that much anymore from now on haha. Made a cup of this for this afternoons series of ongoing issues. After having this a few times, i think i’ve grown less fond of it. It’s not a bad cup of tea but i find the flavouring isn’t quite as much as i’d hoped in the longer run.
mmmmm another christmas blend – this one from a local tea shop that doesn’t really sell online. this one has a bit more of the cinnamon and clove that i enjoy. Less of the orange/citrus flavour than the other which is a little disappointing. funnily enough…i might actually really enjoy missing the two that i have for the ultimate blend. :)
I have a couple of “christmas blend teas” so I figured today would be a good time for me to try and compare the two of them. There are a few that pop up every year at christmas that i’m always tempted by – one of them being the blend from Murchie’s. I haven’t picked that one up yet but i did pick up a sample of this one and one from a local tea shop.
This one smells like cinnamon however once it’s steeped there is the taste of cloves, that doesn’t overpower and blends nicely with the black base. the hint of citrus is in the background, and weaves its way through the sip, trailing off in the end. Overall a nice cup of tea.
This is a really smooth black. I can’t say as it’s my favourite kind of taste from a black but this could easily be a staple in my cupboard for those of my friends who like black tea to be straight and “boring” without any flavour nuances. I like the boldness of this one and the lack of stringency on the tongue.