341 Tasting Notes
This is from the TTTTB 2.0. I’ve had a lot of caffeine this a.m. and decided I needed to back off a little. This is an oolong so there is some caffeine but not as much as Chocolate Rocket and My Morning Mate (This mornings caffeine of choice). I’ve got most of my ‘chores’ and exercising done ( walked 4.5 miles).
The tea has a mild orange and almond flavor. It’s quite soothing. It’s not one I personally would buy but I certainly would enjoy a cup of this occasionally. I’m enjoying drinking it while the kitchen floor dries and watching the most recent Doctor Who episode.
Interesting. I added the tea but never wrote the tasting note. Oh well.
I haven’t had much experience with genmaicha. I know that it’s a brown rice and green tea blend. What I’ve had before may have been old because I didn’t get much flavor.
This is a whole different things. It’s truly a wonderful drink.
There was a nice roasted brown rice scent. When looking at the leaves you could see the brown rice as well as little bits of popped popcorn in with the sencha.
When brewed the liquid was light yellow and there was a light brown rice scent. I taste the brown rice and a little bit of the popcorn. When taking a drink there is a light after taste with kind of an astringent lingering flavor. More of a crisp astringency not an annoying astringency.
It is very calm and refreshing. I think I will have to delve into genmaicha a bit more.
Flavors: Toasted Rice
Isn’t it funny how different the tasting notes are on the same tea? People seem to love it or hate it.I was sort of reluctant to try it but I am really glad I did. I am really enjoying this tea. :-) I do tend to like sweet and flavored blacks. I was all set to have to add maple syrup but I didn’t need to.
Flavors: Maple Syrup
Thank you The Cookie Lady!
I love the H&S teas. Rarely am I disappointed. This is one of the few tea companies that make sachets that I like. They really seem like loose-leaf.
Dry has a light bergamot scent. I am not a white tea drinker in general so I certainly can’t pick out specific white tea flavors.
Brewed I am enjoying the gentle white tea blended with the bergamot.It’s not a strong bergamot. I love bergamot and Double Bergamot tea is a favorite. However, this lighter level of bergamot works well in this tea. This is a relaxing light tea that would be enjoyable while sitting reading or watching a favorite TV show.
Flavors: Bergamot, Citrusy
When I had this before i rated it pretty high. Well, I don’t fell the need to change that rating. I added a bit of unsweetened almond milk. I don’t usually add any milk/or substitute but this was quite tasty.
I’m going to miss this one :-(
This is from the TTTTB.
Flavors: Burnt Sugar
As far as the chai, nice medium spices. I’ve been having too many overly spiced chaos lately. The chocolate, not bad. I taste it… enjoy it, am glad to have it. I really like chocolate teas lately. Not that it really needed it but I added a couple drops of chocolate stevia. Yum, yum!
I was surprised to see that 2 tsp. were recommended for 8 oz. Really quite a nice cup. I’m glad that the Teeny Tiny TTB had a large sample. Definitely a tea I will be keeping from the box!
Flavors: Chocolate, Cinnamon, Ginger
Can I get this by the pound without breaking the bank? What lovely flavors of chocolate and vanilla. There is also a melange of other flavors but I can’t really pick out the individual flavors. The dry scent is lovely, almost better than the flavor but the flavor is awesome. I can picture this in a daily rotation of favorite teas. Unfortunately, I don’t have more :-(
Thanks to The Cookie Lady!
Flavors: Chocolate, Vanilla