333 Tasting Notes
This is a fantastic tea – it’s very gentle, floral and sweet, not exactly what I would expect from a Darjeeling but in very good way.
It tastes even better because I’m drinking it from my new cup: http://www.anthropologie.com/anthro/product/home-glassware/26729111.jsp
(I have the blue and white one). I also have a small scone from a local bakery with my tea.
About 85% of teas I drink are unflavored. However, I’m always on the look out for a good rose tea as it is probably my favorite.
My recent purchases:
English Rose by Davids tea
Rose Scented by Harney & Sons
Summer Rose by Adagio teas
I have to say I prefer Adagio’s version. The rose flavor is not too overwhelming, it’s not too oily and it also has a lovely lemony undertone that reminds me of a Hybrid Tea Rose.
My least favorite was Rose Scented by Harney & Sons which was quite surprising because their flavored teas are usually great. Just did not care for this particular one.
Phew, just cleaned one part of my kitchen. I hate cleaning! So now I feel I’m entitled to something nice: like Assam + french apple tart. The tea is sweet and fruity which goes so well with the sour notes of the apple tart.
I’m a huge fan of darker oolongs as I like the toasty flavor. This one, however, feels, much greener and lighter. I quite like it because it’s full-bodied and has smooth sweetness to it. Next time I’ll try the darker version.
Every time I visit Mandala Tea or Butiki or other smaller vendor websites I have all this new vision for their brands. And yes, in my imagination it all looks fantastic, I just can’t help myself :)
This tea was a surprise as it exceeded my expectations. It’s absolutely awesome: deep, malty, sweet, no bitterness with caramel undertones. Highly recommended!
The tiny rose bud that was on the top of the tuocha was super cute plus this tea was on sale so how could I resist? I’m a big fan of tuocha format because it’s so convenient and I like to watch the nest shape to unfold.
The taste is sweet and smooth. The rose flavor is very faint, it’s rather floral notes in general that I can detect.
This is such an interesting and even unusual tea. I have never tried anything quite like this.
It very light, sparkly, sweet and creamy and tastes exactly like cantaloupe. I was thinking of making this into a tea popsicle when it gets warmer.
Today on Moods and Appetites: Cherry Blossom Pink: http://moodsandappetites.com/cherry-blossom-pink/
Sakura recipes are really cool and ceramic container with hand-drawn cherry blossom branches would be amazing gift with some Sakura Sencha in it of course.
Thank you Stacy for this sample: I like it enough to purchase in the future for sure.
It’s buttery and smooth, absolutely no musty/funky taste. I detect some notes of roasted rice and slight fruitiness. Vey nice indeed!
I love teas that are malty so it’s hardly surprising that I often choose Assam.
This one is a bit different from the ones I have tried before: more subtle with hints of citrus and honey and nice malty finish that lingers in your mouth. I had it with a pecan covered in premium dark chocolate. What else a person needs?
I have to admit that pistachio ice cream is my favorite so I was really looking forward to trying out this tea and it did not disappoint. It’s decadent, creamy and does indeed taste like a pistachio ice cream.
Also Butiki Teas and Verdant Tea featured today on Moods and Appetites: