714 Tasting Notes
Prepared by staff
Steeped Tea Smell: Sweet, vegetal, floral
Flavor: Silky, vegetal, sweet
Liquor: Translucent honey golden yellow green
The tea was well prepared, no astringency or bitterness.
The store itself was roomy, bright, full of people quietly talking or working on laptops. There was a nice large selection of teas. I ordered a butter cookie and the oolong tea and sat for a few hours while reading my book and waiting to go to dinner and then the airport.
I never felt rushed, and the staff was friendly and helpful.
I highly recommend you visit this location if you find yourself in Seattle. I would like to thank Prashanthi of Makeda Coffee for this fabulous recommendation.
Resteep: When I pour the last of the tea the waitress promptly asked if i would like a resteep, the resteep was just as flavorful as the first steep. I wish I had more time to try another steep of the leaves they were large and only partially unraveled.
White chocolate then a creamy spiced center – cinnamon, cardamom, clove…not sure I can pick the spices out of the melody of spices but I think this is delicious. The crunchy dark chocolate topper is delicious as well and I enjoyed the nice crunch. Not a strong tea flavor, but a strong spice flavor.
After the Jasmine I was hoping this would be my favorite, surprisingly the Lapsang Souchong won out as the best.
If you know anyone who loves chocolates, I recommend these as a unique and delicious gift (the entire set) – however they don’t carry a strong tea flavor so you might be disappointed if you want tea with chocolate favor instead of chocolate with tea flavor.
Amount: 1 teabag / silken pyramid infuser
Water: hot water spigot, 6-8 oz
Steep Time: a little over 5 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: cinnamon, clove, red tea, woody
Steeped Tea Smell: cinnamon, clove, woody
Flavor: cinnamon, woody
Liquor: deep reddish-brown
Last year’s winter chai review http://amazonv.blogspot.com/search/label/winter%20chai
Resteep: 6 minutes or more, not as strong but drinkable.
AmazonV: Pretty. Sweet white chocolate, mellow firm chocolate center. I think I get hints of grapefruit, I don’t get jasmine :(
I was hoping this would be the best as I adore jasmine.
MilitiaJim: Is this jasmine? White chocolate shell works well with the inside of this one. Jasmine is subtle and would have been overwhelmed by a different shell.
Very pretty swirl of glitter on top.
Dark chocolate, toasty, smoky, delicious interplay, smooth but not creamy.
A favorite thus far.
Very sweet, creamy, gritty matcha filling goes well with the chocolate shell.
Delicious, a little gritty, reminds me of a Starbucks green tea frappuccino but with chocolate, maybe I can get pumps of chocolate in my green tea frappuccino!
MilitiaJim: The matcha is creamy and sweet. The chocolate is smooth and well done. The two are not improved by their addition. 2 + 2 has come out to 3.
Water: 750ml 185°F
Tool: Breville One-Touch Tea Maker BTM800XL
Steep Time: 2 minutes
Dry Leaf Smell: vegetal, lightly sweet
Steeped Tea Smell: light, vegetal, sweet
Flavor: smooth, vegetal, sweet
Liquor: translucent green-brown
Meh, sweet light tea….not bad, not memorable.
This was a swap with LENA. Thanks LENA!
Steeped Tea Smell: sweet, fruity
Flavor: sweet, hibiscus, cinnamon, apple, berry
Liquor: translucent purple
Tart fruit juice. Not bad, but not something I think I’ll get again.
Steeped Tea Smell: black tea, sweet, lemon
Flavor: black tea hints of sweet and lemon, but not strong at all
Aftertaste: black tea and lemon linger
Liquor: translucent orange brown
Very good bottled tea. I would happily select this while out.
Sweet citrus (bergamot) dark sweet chocolate ganache that melts in your mouth, the milk chocolate shell gets lost with the stronger flavors.
The truffle melts away in your mouth, and the bergamot of the tea shines through.