1036 Tasting Notes
I’m a big fan of both Earl Grey and lemon, and this tea combines the two in a unique and delicious way. The bergamot is present but it’s not super strong which allows the lemon flavor really sparkle and shine. Then, there is the vanilla note which isn’t a flavor as much as a creaminess added to the tea. The result is a lemon custard-y Earl Grey, and I throughly enjoy it.
In fact, I enjoy it enough that I purchased 250g of it over the holidays. Yeah. If you’ve ever been curious about this tea let me know. I have enough to share. :)
Also, bumping my rating up. The previous rating was 82
I only make this as a cold brew these days because I find it the tastiest way to have this tea. The mint and green tea are well balanced, and, although it’s not my favorite Moroccan Mint, it is a decent one. In fact, I’ll probably pick up some more of this once I use the last my stash. This is a good cold brew to keep around, and I’m sure I’ll drink even more of it come summer.
I used my last bit of this earlier this evening and have been resteeping it all night while switching between watching old Friends episodes and reading . Yes, my life is that exciting. Back to the tea… the combination of floral and mint is so relaxing, and the tea has a natural honey-like sweetness that I really enjoy. There’s also a smoothness and an almost creamy texture which plays well with the honey note. Some steeps (I did five or six, I’m not sure) were almost entirely floral with the honey only becoming noticeable as the tea cooled, but most of the steeps were consistent with the mint, floral, and honey flavors throughout the sip.
I feel like this is a running theme for me and Whispering Pines teas, but I need more of this. Must have all the teas. :)
Backlogging from last night.
I don’t drink a lot of floral herbals, but I need to reconsider because this was nice and a pleasant way to wind down at the end of the day. I could pick out the elder-flower, lavender, chamomile, and rose but I enjoyed the tea more when I quit thinking about it and let the flavors blend together. The licorice root gave small notes of sweetness, but thankfully it didn’t dominate the tea. All in all a nice little cup.
It’s a cold, rainy day here, so I thought I’d break out the green teas in an effort to lighten things up a bit. Green teas always remind me of spring and sunshine.
This. This tea. There is a wonderful chestnut flavor followed by a vegetal note that is reminiscent of sugar snap peas. Yum. The finish has a mineral note that is clean and every so slightly drying. I find this pleasing since it allows me to taste the chestnut note fresh with each sip. I also pick up a very slight buttery note as the tea cools. Very, very nice.
Thank you Angel and Teavivre for allowing me to sample this!
Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!
This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.
Tea of the morning. What else can I say about one of my favorite teas that I haven’t said before? This tea is just a joy from beginning to end. The layers of flavor are wonderful, but I have to say that the salted caramel note at the end of the sip gets me every time. It’s delightful.
Another sample from the kind Naylynn. Thank you!
Helloooooo, ginger! This chai is missing the “bread” part of gingerbread, but it has the ginger part down pat. The heat settles in the back of my throat which is nice. There is also a woody note from the rooibos, and I must admit that I like it with the spice. The combination is earthy and comforting.
So apparently I’m in a mint mood tonight. Fortunately I have some of this left which makes me happy because this is such a good tea. Love the dark chocolate note from the tea and the amount of mint in the blend. It’s near perfect and absolutely delicious. I have enough leaf left for one more cup and then this one will be gone.