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Recent Tasting Notes
This is a really lovely Darjeeling. It is very smooth with notes of peach, honey, and cashew with just a hint of a malty-assam sort-of taste. It is light and smooth and tastes good with or without some sweetening.
It is a great afternoon pick-me up at that time of day around 3:30 when I just want to take a nap.
I purchased this as a sample because I was interested in it as it was described as new and it is very popular in Japan. I think it tastes great. It smells sweet and nutty. It has a wonderful light taste with notes of fruit, cashews, and honey. I really like this tea and will be buying more.
As far as the claims that it has a high GABA content which has a calming effect. I am not sure yet if I feel calmer after drinking it. I’ll have to drink more before making a determination.
I feel so accomplished when I correctly guess which teas are in a blend! I knew there was Keemun in this one from the scent of the dry leaf, and the smell of the brewed tea has that honey note you get from Assam sometimes and the pure “black tea” flavor I get from Ceylon.
This isn’t quite smooth enough to drink plain, but it makes a very full-flavored classic English Breakfast with a bit of milk (sugar would go well too, I’m sure). I like it, but I think I’ve been spoiled by the complexity of my recent morning staple, Rishi’s China Breakfast. This is a more straightforward black tea blend, but nice and strong.
This is another from the SororiTEA Sisters’ Prize Package! Thanks ladies! You should see the little tins they came in, too _
2g, 8oz, steeps at 3:15, 4:30 (a little weak)
This has a really lovely flavor. The dry leaves are HUGE! The aroma is quite vegetative. The flavor is lightly sweet – it is a delicate sweetness that is quite refreshing! There is a citrus note in the finish too. And… even though the description from Drink T says only 1 infusion, the leaves look as though they can submit to at least 1 – if not more – additional infusion(s).
Apparently I’m in a chai mood. Since most of the ones I’ve tried today have been great, I’m going to keep trying them (and I have quite a few tucked into my box o’ samples). This is another one from LiberTEAS. If I didn’t know better, I’d say she was trying to convert me into a chai fanatic!
This one is very mild on the spices. They’re still there and are in the fore of the flavors, but are not overpowering or intimidating at all. The vanilla and the citrus are great, making it a smooth cuppa. I really like the thought of having vanilla in chai…makes me want to experiment with making my own!
If someone had a fear of chais (like I do? used to?), this would be a perfect gateway chai to introduce to them. I’d highly recommend this one to any tea drinker, and even a few non-tea drinkers.
Today after I steeped this cup, I smelled the aroma of cocoa! This tea is full of surprises. Here is my full-length review of it: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14581