47 Tasting Notes
I usually drink my Earl Grey with a splash of milk and vanilla syrup or brown sugar cubes to make myself a london fog latte. The strong aroma of EG stands out even after the addition of milk. So I’m not literally an Earl Grey enthusiast, though I always have several different EGs on my cupboard. It was my first time trying H&S EG Supreme, thanks to Janefan, and I have to say this is pretty good! The bergamot scent isn’t as strong once you steep it, but there is enough. Overall, a light EG that I don’t mind drinking straight.
Courtesy of Janefan! I love sachet tea bags- they’re convenient while retaining all the goodness of loose leaf tea. I had this for my morning tea, and it was a very smooth Keemun with a pleasant sweet aftertaste. Not a sugary flavor, but just natural slight sweetness of tea. It would be also good other times of the day as it is not very strong.
Disclaimer: this is my first time trying any sort of genmaicha.
I was watching a hockey game and Michigan was on a power play, so I ended up steeping this a little too long, for three whole minutes. I suggest about half of that time, but for being oversteeped, it wasn’t too bitter. Because Lupicia listed this as one of the tea latte possibilities, I was expecting something somewhat sweet esp. with matcha, but it was more like a comforting food type of drink. Reminds me of asian snacks and sesame oil. Not my favorite, but would be a good mealtime tea. So, I wonder how it stands up to milk and sugar?
Added: Now I see that Lupicia suggests mere thirty seconds. No wonder I’m tasting some bitterness. Since I have a whole 2oz bag, I will try it properly next time. Keeping the rating rather neutral for now…
This smells amazing. I give extra points for being caffeine free, because I was looking for a night time tea that is not rooibos or chamomile. I used to drink plain chilled orzo like water when I was young (though it was slightly different being an Asian variety), but I came to like flavored versions. It reminds me of light to medium coffee, but not in a way that’s offensive to those who don’t like coffee. People have suggested that it goes well with milk too, so even better. It’s a very comforting cup.
I received this from SoccerMom, who found out she wasn’t so fond of earl grey. I am always open to trying different EGs, so I was very happy to receive the package. I loved the smell, which didn’t smell like a typical earl grey because of the addition of vanilla and cream flavors. So far so good. I used 10oz water instead of the standard 8oz and steeped 2 minutes and 30 seconds, which is what I usually do when I drink my earl greys straight.
The result? I have to say, thank you, SoccerMom! I like this. As an earl grey, it is on the lighter side, more floral notes than bergamot. I am not a big fan of vanilla by itself but the sweetness made the floral scent less perfumy for me. I like it. I also like the blue cornflower that makes the blend look quite pretty.
I ordered this because it was on 35% sale on Amazon until the end of February (I think). I was a little worried because my friend described it as having a “cherry-like” flavor. I had it straight this morning and now I know what she was talking about- it’s the stronger, slightly bitter taste of raw almond rather than the sweet nutty flavor of roasted almond. Like almond or amaretto syrup, if you have tried them. Pretty good.
I had couple cups hot and straight this morning, and while I like it, I wasn’t blown away. I like this with milk because it’s round yet refreshing. The flavor remains strong when chilled, so I would love to make a shake out of this, except that my dingy student apartment is kinda cold, reflecting the usual Michigan weather. For now, I think I’ll try some more straight before making my final decision. But even if I don’t “love” this tea straight, I’d buy this again to drink with milk… Will be great in summer, too.
I was hesitant to try 52 Teas because I’m rather conservative when it comes to flavored tea and their blends sounded too complicated or exotic. So it’s rather strange that I ordered this, especially considering that I’ve never had mate before. But chocolate and malt, those two can’t go bad, I thought, so I gave it a try.
And I’m happy I did. I opened the pouch and immediately smelled rich chocolate with a hint of malt, mixed with the mint (not exactly mint, but a distinct refreshing scent that I think comes from the mate). I’m sure this is great straight, which I will try perhaps tomorrow, but today I enjoyed it with milk and sugar. It has a lot of flavor but doesn’t get too heavy because of the mate base. I made a big mug-full so I left a bit to chill to see how it’d taste iced, and it’s very good. I can see myself making iced tea latte or shake with this one.
This is my favorite tea at the moment, but I’ll see how I like it straight and if it’s still as good as the first time after several more tries. As of right now, I would love it added to the permanent collection, esp. 52 Teas has yet to add a yerba mate!
Smells malty, not enough depth. It was okay but not fabulous. Slight bitterness towards the end; perhaps I should decrease the steeping time a little (I steeped five minutes as suggested) or try it with milk. I think Irish Breakfasts are best with milk, so I will try it again next time with milk; I just felt like drinking my tea straight this morning.
Valentines was yesterday, but it happened to be on Sunday so I had to wait till the next day for my Adagio package. I am just starting to try flavored teas, and I have to say, at first I was intimidated by the strong scent. It did smell like chocolate covered strawberries, sweet with a slight sour tang, it smelled like. It was screaming dessert, so I added milk and a sugar cube. With the additions you can taste the flavors pretty well, and it makes a nice dessert cup. I don’t know if I’ll try this straight, because I liked how milk rounded things out… and to drink this straight wasn’t my original intention.