Not too shabby. I was a bit hesitant to try this one from Rishi because it smelled so fruity and had golden leaves like so many Yunnan teas do, and I’m definitely an assam lover at heart. But I had to at least TRY it since they claim it to be their ‘best’ black. I added milk and sugar to it and my first smell and taste of the brew was like orange-cream…yummy! Wonderful fruit flavor that definitely is as close to a dreamsicle in a tea that I’ve ever tried! Niiiice. Definitely not a ‘wake me up’ black but a nice smooth mellow orange cream tea for any time of day for me. Thumbs up just not waaaaay up.
36 Tasting Notes
And the Queen can do no wrong! Nice medium bold, smooth tasting tea gives a nice round cup. I added milk and sugar to it and it’s even better. I drink all my blacks with milk and sugar and for me its the only way to go. Another good mixture of black teas from Sri Lanka, Kenya, and India…can’t go wrong. Great for a second mug in the morning to get my a** movin! Guess this means it time to do something like shower and get dressed and get on outta here! Ah, well, did it have to come so quickly? I can’t help but practically gulp down my black teas in the morning its like my body went thru withdrawal while I slept..well thats one thing I can be all too happy to indulge in. Til later steepsterites ;)
Ahhhh the boldness and richness I need in my morning cup! A very light astringency that is knocked out with a lil milk. This tea blends not only assam, but also yunnan, kiambu and nilgiri teas. Very nice…very “wake ur a** up in a mug” tea. Looove it!
Man do I love these assams! Barbara threw this in as a sample with my last order and is it goooooood! Definitely on the list for next time. I’ve read sooo many conflicting views on black teas vs green for example and just want to know if I’m getting the polyphenols and the theanine etc. from the blacks. Anyone know? I love the pick me up and just savor the maltiness that pours out-yum! Very very good. I’m not one to double steep blacks but I do for all my greens oolongs and whites; I just feel that blacks can only put out one good one…anyone else feel this way?
Wow I’m back from my hiatus and I feel so steepsterite deprived right now!! Good to be back to the best tea site around:) I am currently indulging on a remarkably better Golden Spring now that I’m adding almost twice the leaf amount to my mug. It wasn’t comparing to the taste of some of the bold blacks I was getting from metropolitan and something had to change if only for the sole reason that I had bought a pound of it from Adagio before my intro to Metro Teas. I soooooo love this tea now again just as much if not more than before! Its so yummy and malty and assamy and just my kinda tea! Yum! Glad to be back! :)
So I just returned from the gym and a hard core workout that was fueled by some dark Yorkshire Harrogate which I am so in love with. But I needed a green soft tea for my palette and I chose this one because I’m running out of greens and its only 1 of 2 I have left. Genuis I know. I’m very pleased…I let the brew cool more which is what I’ve been working on lately after continuous attempts at sipping it hot and not getting a burnt tongue. Well my attempts were futile to say the least! So now I’m detecting so many different notes with this tea that I’m finally letting roll around my mouth and REALLY taste for a change. WOW! DUH. I thought I just liked everything hot hot hot, but I’ll leave that to The Cure for now. There is such sweetness apparent now! I taste a sugar cookie like taste with this tea and its really good! Subtle and sweet and just plain good. I’ve taken it thru 2 steeps already with great results and am hoping for a 3rd. Yum…just a delicate sweetness of a biscuit and honey…good times. Third times a charm right? Let me go see..
well……a tea I don’t like from Metropolitan…yes THIS IS IT and I’m not talking about MJ! I think it boils down to the fact that I just dont get much from flavored tea. I think the true delicacies of the tea notes are masked by an artificial flavoring…maybe its cuz my palette is changing, because I do remember one of my first teas from Adagio 3 yrs ago was Valentines Tea and it was good back then. I think I just can’t enjoy the ceylon base with artificial flavorings… I don’t know …I also tried ceylon sonata on its own and was not a fan…hmm. So 2 strikes against this tea and I think I’ll stop trying out flavored teas..yeah. I just might have to surrender to that and stop thinking they’ll produce something they can’t. Anyone want a bunch of flavored teas?
This is a very nice smooth tasting assam…mmmm. I added milk and sugar and its a perfect blend. I taste absolutely no astringency or bitterness to it which is good because I hate those two characteristics!! I love assams but some of them can have too much of a bite for me. Doesn’t even compare to the assam harmony and assam melody I’ve had from Adagio. Another win for Metro Tea! I’m happy. :)
Mmmmm, yum. Haven’t had more of this tea in the last week until now….I forgot how good she is!! Hail to the Queen!!! Nice blend of blacks giving me my ideal malty and fruitful notes. Added a little milk and sugar and voila – Niiiice! Really delivers a wonderful tasty mugfull. I bumped my original rating up a bit to where it should be! :)
I’ve been living on this tea in the mornings now and it is stronger than I first thought. Maybe I’m putting more leaf in I dunno but it is a very strong yet still smooth black. It has replaced my Adagio’s golden spring for the last 5 days and yesterday I had some golden spring in the afternoon and it just didn’t seem up to snuff. Oh no this can’t happen because I have a HUGE 1lb. unopened bag of this from Adagio! Yikes! I hate when that happens. I’m just getting used to the strength and robustness of this Yorkshire Harrogate and I just can’t stop!! Well, there’s definitely been worse things in life I’ve been addicted to!:) I love how this tea wakes me up with one nice mugful too- gets me groovin in the morning…this is a good thing too because my gf gets up at 5 am for work and our dogs deem this a very good time to wake their other mommy up to feed them!! I’m one of those peeps too that once I’m awake in the am its very hard to get any more zzzz’s cuz my head just starts runnin at full speed and of course its first obsession is “Yay! It’s tea time again” Thank God for small pleasures.
Well I needed a little something warm and caffeine free since I’ve been drinking blacks all day. Its snowing outside and is perfect tea weather. Unfortunately I did not like this at all- not the smell nor the taste..way to sweet and just not right on my tongue I guess. I was surprised so I opened up my only other rooibos sample (thank God) and the result was…YUCK! This one was worse than the caramel! I guess this girl ain’t doing anymore of those rooibos teas!!! Oh well u can’t blame a girl for trying.
Another high score for MTC! This is a very nice smooth black with some malty notes and a sort of oak like taste. It is very good, but yet another one I would only steep once.(I guess all my blacks have come to that)Definitely a competitor in my cupboard of new black teas! Yea!
Well more astonishing things have happened but I dont know, this tea just made it to be my second but equal #1 favorite daily morning top blacks I’ve ever had!! Its sooooo delicious! The brew comes out darker and stronger looking than it is in taste. It has none of that bite or bitterness you sometimes find in blacks. It is a medium robust mouthful that goes down so sensually and smooth. There’s a definite sweetness and lingering fruit taste that stays with you til your next sip. This one’s gonna be a hard one to top for me even by my beloved golden spring that Ive been drinking and loving daily for over a year now! WOAH Nelly! I know!! Who the hell is Nelly anyway? I can’t find anything wrong with this tea aside from the fact that I don’t grow it in my backyard, but my dogs would probably pee on it so that would not be cool. What can I say but I AM IN LOVE!
I think I’m definitely having a black tea fetish today! :) These pearls are not earth shattering at all but defintely earthy tasting. I can taste the cocoa notes for sure but the dirty earthiness flavors kind of overpowers it for me. Glad I only have a sample of this. Not a very high rating from me on this one. I knew I didnt have an affinity for BALLS!! ;) haha. My gf is happy about this.
Wow! This tea just hit the spot. Another new one from Metropolitan Tea Co. and I love it!!! Nooooo astringency or bitterness at all! So nice and smooth -this tea might just give my fave Golden Spring a run for its money!! One of the best black teas Ive ever had…I put milk and sugar in it and it did the rest on its own. Ohhh my new love. FAB!
Very nice blend of black teas. This is my first time trying it and its a win! Next time I need to use a little more leaf so its a bit stronger but the taste is nice with a little sweetner and milk its gonna be another one of my morning wake me ups I have a feeling. Nice medium robustness and elegant in its own way too. Thanks AmyB! :)
OMG! I did not expect to like this as much as I do! YUMMMMM! This is my first time with an herbal and man is this a winner!!! It smells so delicious and honey-like and really gives me a nice sense of calm. Great stress buster tea for sure! What can I say? I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE this tea!!
WOW! Holy Cinnamon smell! This tea smells just like those red disc candies that I used to like. I got this as a sample thank God, cuz Im not too impressed with it. I mixed it with some of my Cream tea sample from Adagio as well to try and tone it down a bit. I topped it off with reddi whip cuz it just seemed appropriate on these flavor teas. Verdict is out whether I will have this again mixed with perhaps a few other flavors. Its not so much like the spice of cinnamon rather it has that candied flavor pretty well matched. It tastes a bit artificial to me but maybe all of my new lil samples of flavors will..I don’t know yet but I’m thinking so. Just glad theyre small samples!! Definitely would not order this tea again. :(
Mmmmmm…niiiiice. This tea is hitting the spot! Its very visually appealing when u first put it in cup- it is like lil friggin monkey claws! Too cute! The taste is very smooth, with a nice malty touch and a hint of chocolate notes for sure. Its very satisfying and filling while I snuggle here in my sweats on a cold day . Yes I did actually get to the gym earlier but that was hours ago and now I’m satisfying my craving for warmth. When I was working out I was trying to distract myself from the pain by thinking of the blueberry white tea I would have iced when we got home..well, that never happened and I’m now chilled enough that iced anything makes me shiver. I suppose I could turn the heat up but I kinda like the briskness in the house- keeps me going. That and keeps me wanting more and more tea and thats never a bad thing!!
Currently watching the first snowflakes of the season come down and sipping on my fave fave fave black of all time with some milk and sugar— YUM!! I imbibe in this fabulous black tea every day at least twice..first thing in the morning and then a nice rev me up afternoon cup. Loooooooooooove it!!! Very content right now. :)
I’m really getting to like this green from Adagio. I just finished my third steep and was pleasantly surprised at how much I’m liking it. The aftertaste is awesome- tastes like a good warm biscuit in your mouth fresh from the oven…The general (well there is nothing general about tea), but the taste of the tea was different for each steep starting out a little sweet with not much else happening but in second steep notes come whistling through and its sweetly delicious. The 3rd steep is just as good as the second but I noticed the biscuity aftertaste the most after this one. I think this is gonna be my favorite new green from them! Dang it! I just put in an order for them 2 days ago and I didnt get any more of this…YET!
Well, I’m FINALLY making myself try this tea that I got from Adagio last month on my birthday- isn’t that sweet? How come every time I make a flavored black it comes out so much stronger than other leaves. I mean I don’t even know if you can call these pellets leaves but boy do they bring on the bold! I topped it off with some reddi whip and I’m all ready to party now lemme tell ya! WoooHoooo! Yes, it’s stronger than I like but a more refined version of this may taste just right for a dessert tea. The more sips I take the more bland I taste the flavors – definitely one dimensional and no notes coming from these teas! But its sweet and hot and possibly in need of a splash of milk. Yeah thats what it needs.. Are these blacks strangely stronger than breakfast teas and assams?
well, been a really busy morning today and this is my first time to sit and chill-ax. Ah the comfort of a good cozy chair…well I had this tea yesterday and I just can’t seem to get enough of its playful leaves and buttery fruit like taste. One of my fave oolongs I think but I don’t know everything I’ve tried is just sooooo good! This steep (the first ) I let brew a little longer than yesterday and I put a little more tea in the infuser- wham bam thank u maam!! I’m ready for my 2nd steep now…
Mmmmm, very nice. Just the smell of it pulls me in. There is a nice sweetness that comes with it. The first infusion is remarkable, complex, lovely, I can’t wait for the 2nd steep which to me, is always better and has more pronounced flavor. Great aftertaste still lingers at the back of the throat, almost floral- like.