514 Tasting Notes
Thank you again, Tea Forte, for offering these samples for tasting notes!
This should be an interesting experience…I have had pretty bad run-ins with flavored and non-flavored whites in the past. But alas! Such a tempting mix of flavors. Lychee is one of my favorite treats ever. My husband hates them so I’m glad I get all of these kinds of concoctions to myself! evil smile It has been a long day of Biological Anthropology study so I’m glad I get to relax!
I’m noting here that this is the only white tea in the collection.
The smell while steeping is almost 100% coconut. The color is much, much darker than what I expected. My first impression is….great! I don’t particularly taste the lychee. All I’m getting is coconut. Which really isn’t a bad thing; it’s just not what I was expecting. I think there is a very, very faint hint of the very distinct clear notes that lychee has. Overall, this has to be my 1st successfully brewed white tea and the taste was pretty nice!
I have to say thanks again to Tea Forte for sending me these samples! This will be my second tasting from this line.
The very first thing that hit me when I opened this package is the fact that it smells a bit like cherry pop tarts. What a surprising flavor! The cherry is really there and the marzipan is light, but also present. I can taste the green tea in the forefront as well, but in a very nice way. A+ for a bagged tea!
I have to thank Tea Forte for this sample!
I am sitting here with my piping hot cup and recovering from a three day down time from the newest school-stress induced cold. I’ve been waiting for this to arrive and it couldn’t have come at a better time! I saw this product when it was first released on the Tea Forte site and I was really excited when I saw the flavor combinations. I was even more excited when I found out I was going to be able to sample them!
This is a pretty good tea! I like the more subtle cinnamon in this mix and I think I can taste some of the chocolate that the description talks about. I think that this would be very nice on a cold, autumn day. The added bonus for me with this particular tea in the set is it is the only rooibos tea; so it is a good anytime tea. I think that some rooibos blends lack flavor and this one wasn’t skimping!
Serious backlog here! I am sipping on this at this very moment! So, incredibly, perfect. This was my very first purchase from 52 teas and it won’t be my last! The buttery flavor really came through on this blend. It tastes sweet enough for me to not add anything and it has so many layers of flavor! I could drink this every morning, forever! A++ flavor!
I have to say that I’ve been steeping my tea a little differently and I just did this one today and its flavor is always a knock-out. I think that this is something that I should have ordered 2+ of!
I just received this yesterday. This is my first steeping and it is amazing! I have never had genmaicha before so the whole thing was an adventure. The smell of the leaves is very nice and the brewed tea is very much a toasted brew! I knocked off a few points for being less marshmallow-y than what I expected, but I will continue to play with the temperature and amount of tea.
I got this tea as a sampler in my Teavana order. It had the added rock sugar, which added quite a punch of sweetness. The only annoying thing about this bag was that it only had instructions for the whole sample and not individual cups of tea. I had to guess and my cup may have been weaker than most people drink it.
On to the flavor! This smells like cinnamon candies. But when I brewed it, the flavor was not overwhelming at all. It was sweet, spicy, cinnamon and just all over the best tea I’ve tried from them. It’s such a great blend! If the price was lower on this, I would order it next time!
What an enigma! I got this as a sampler from a Teachat member. It smells amazing in the pouch! I don’t know about the flavor. Lemon? Perhaps. The actual nuance escapes me every time I drink it. It’s not very lemony at all. Maybe in smell but I can’t quite get my self to figure out what it is it does taste like! It’s not something I would have picked out for myself, so to keep coming back in pretty interesting.
Alas! This is my last sample from the lovely Butiki teas. This is one dark brew! It smells strongly of cinnamon. The flavor is quite nice. It reminds me vaguely of cinnamon and apple sauce. In a very nice, spicy way. I really enjoyed this sample and wish I had more! I drank this without milk and I think that it would make a great latte type drink.
Thanks to Butiki for sending me these amazing samples! This tea is so beautiful. I’m not a prime source on white teas, but these leaves are covered in downy, soft, white fluffs. Which is just amazing. The brew reminds me of green veggies and almost like hay. The flavor is very soft and relaxing. It’s much more vegetal than most teas that I drink. But as I’m eating watermelon with it, it stands out beautifully. I didn’t plan on this pairing of drink/food but it’s surprising how well they match flavor wise! The only reason I’m lowering the score on this one is I don’t think it would be a good everyday tea for me personally.