1028 Tasting Notes
Thanks for including this in our trade, TeaEqualsBliss! This is exactly what I expect a toffee tea to smell and taste like. Wow. It’s definitely toffee! The rooibos is the perfect base for these flavors: buttery & sweet. Very silky smooth. It actually reminds me of the tea I had this morning. The red steep in my cup actually had a redder color to it than the usual rooibos. It’s so comforting I’m actually falling asleep right now…
Thanks so much to WillWorkForTea for sending this along! I REALLY appreciate it. This is one I’ve wanted to try. First, the color of the unsteeped leaves is very very dark. The flavor of the black tea isn’t too strong, which is good because it lets the other flavors stand out. It’s like a buttery pastry with blueberry/raspberry jam on it! So so good. Now I wish I had one, but this tea will have to do! Don’t let the ‘bergamot’ description scare you. I was worried too.. but the bergamot isn’t strong. It’s barely noticible and what is there probably enhances the pastry-like flavor. The second steep was just as tasty. There really wasn’t any flavor loss for me. I LOVE this tea and now I feel like I have to try everything from Harney & Sons! (Like I didn’t already want to…) One of my favorite teas is Hot Cinnamon Sunset from them! And these two are the only two I’ve tried, so I have work to do!
thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for including this in our trade! First, I must say the picture above that goes with this tea is so clear and well done. You ca see all the fuzziness to the white tea leaves. I actually don’t even like the fuzziness to white tea but that picture is impressive. I was worried about this one when I saw the name. White tea. Cucumber. Uh oh. I don’t love either of them. But luckily the flavor is mild… a mild dill pickle! But also is genuinely cucumber. It definitely tastes like cucumber. I usually associate white teas with drying my mouth, but this one didn’t! So it wins there anyway. I’m actually glad this one isn’t worse! But I don’t think any cucumber white tea could impress me too much. Not a bad blend but am I crazy to think it would have been better with a stronger flavor? More dill pickle?
Thanks to Darby for sending this as part of a trade! I figured this wasn’t JUST a chai as it is labeled since I saw a ton of black tea in it (more than spices anyway). It is also a black tea as the description above says. I have no idea why more chai isn’t mixed with black, since it seems it would make sense. But since it was mixed with black tea, the chai flavor wasn’t stronger. I couldn’t really taste the white chocolate though, and I definitely saw at least one chocolate chip go into my infuser. Not bad… I like it because it is probably the only chai/black blend I have right now!
Additional notes: How did I confuse this for a black tea before? Maybe it said that at the top of the description before someone changed it? It doesn’t taste like an oolong anyway. The other flavors stand out more. I could definitely taste the basil and a bit of lemon this time. The steep color was a darker yellow. And it still had a golden raisin flavor! Is that possibly the oolong? With my new oolong flavor rating where 1 is light and 5 has a stronger flavor, I’d give this a 1. Pretty tasty especially because my sample package isn’t too young now. It’s odd that the description calls this a dessert or after dinner tea though, since the name is ‘sunrise’!
I was drinking this lovely tea today, one of my absolute favorites. I just needed to write another note because Dhart1214 answered my call in the forums when I wished I had bought more of this before Element closed! It was last second that I ordered anyway. SO Dhart1214 sent me her package of Creme Earl Grey! I REALLY appreciate it! I could drink this every day so it helps to have more!
Thanks again to TeaEqualsBliss for the package of teas! I love jasmine! But seeing this as a green tea and thinking about it, I might have ZERO green teas in my stash! That is by accident, I think! I like green teas but I like the flavor of red, oolong and black teas better. This one isn’t bad. It definitely has that vegetal taste that the description above mentions. I can’t taste too much of a jasmine flavor or scent. I may have oversteeped. Even when it cooled I couldn’t taste it! But it’s nice to have a green tea in my stash for once!
Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this and so many other amazing teas! I’ll be writing tasting notes for a while for them! This one was odd to me, since it didn’t taste like a typical black tea. It had more of a vegetal flavor.. asparagus? Not in a bad way. The second steep somehow tasted more like the usual assam. Good stuff!
Thanks to Rumpus Parable for this one! This is a delicious assam. It is a bit stronger than I thought assams would be for the first cup. The flavor definitely lingers on the tongue! The second cup was more milder, like I thought assams would be… like a sweeter black tea. But I’m not complaining — the stronger the better for me!
Thanks to Nicole for her stash reduction! I’m thrilled to try some of these teas I know I will love… starting with this one. I love this one. I had it the other day without reviewing it and I already wanted to try it again. I’m eyeing the bag and wondering how many more cups I can get. I think rooibos, blueberry and creme are perfect together and a great blend idea for a tea. The scent and flavor to me is entirely blueberry muffin batter! Yum! It’s very silky smooth! I really like it!