1014 Tasting Notes
For some reason I was extremely tired today and fell asleep around 5pm…and didn’t wake up until around midnight. I definitely wanted some tea but didn’t necessarily want to stay up for the rest of the night so I pulled out the Vanilla Comoro. This tea is so smooth and flavorful, I almost can’t believe that it is a decaf tea. I’ve had so many poorly done decaf options, but this is so good!
This is yet another tea from the awesome JacquelineM! Thanks again!!
I’ve tried this sample previously, but didn’t pay enough attention to it as I took it as my work tea (it can be tough paying attention to anything when teaching 6 year olds). I am revisiting this tonight because I’ve wanted to try it and would like to know if it is worth the somewhat hefty (in my opinion) price tag that this tea carries.
While I’m sure this tea is amazing on it’s own, I am really enjoying it with a pinch of sugar and a splash of milk this evening. The first infusion had a definite malty earthiness which reminded me quite a bit of the Golden Bi Luo from Chicago Tea Garden. I was hesitant to try a second infusion because the first one was for such a long time, but I went ahead and gave it a shot.
I am glad that I tried this second infusion! The earthiness is not very noticeable now, but there is a honey sweetness that has taken over. I definitely think that my pinch of sugar has something to do with it, but I can tell there is a natural sweetness lurking below my additions. I am really loving this tea and it will be on my shopping list for sure!
After spending my day sipping on the lovely Organic Black with Coconut, I didn’t want to end my day of fine, delicious tea. I decided to pull this out because I feel that it is a very sophisticated tea. It is definitely not a “wake up” tea but more of a “quiet night with a good book” tea. I made this as a tea latte, which I didn’t think would work, and it is just so good and welcome tonight.
I took this as my tea of the day to work this morning and it was absolutely delicious!! I love the toasted coconut flavor and aroma of this tea. I am quite fond of the tea base used also, it is very smooth which blends well with the coconut. I really think this smells like GM’s Coconut Pouchong, but I like this WAY better!
A big thank you to JacquelineM for sending me a sample of this tea! It will now have to go on my shopping list.
I needed a tea to help me get through the remainder of my homework today so I reached for one of my new favorites – courtesy of the amazing JacquelineM! I have to admit I was a bit surprised that she decided to share a bit of her main man with me, but I am sure glad that she did. I am taking this pot without additions and Thomas is strong, yet smooth. I am enjoying the rich, honey covered biscuit flavor of Thomas today and I am still not finding any astringency. I wish I had got on board with Thomas earlier when I could have secured an entire tin for myself. But since that was not meant to be, I’ll be cherishing what is left of my sample on special occasions.
The only tea that I could think of tonight was Vanilla Comoro. I finally drank enough out of my very firmly packed pound bag to be able to shake up the leaves a bit. I was looking for the mysterious specks that JacquelineM has been raving about. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what she was talking about, until I saw the specks!! I made sure to include a good amount of specks in my measuring spoon and I was rewarded handsomely for my efforts. The tea seems to have even more vanilla and is even richer than before. The specks really do make a big difference – I would never have guessed that!
There is just so much vanilla in this tonight! I even added a small amount of my favorite dark chocolate creamer for fun – fully expecting the chocolate to take over. However, the vanilla is definitely overpowering the chocolate! I am in vanilla heaven! Okay, I need to attend to this delicious pot of tea now!
I needed a nice, interesting tea to help me finish up my homework for the week. Fortunately, this tea sounded like just the thing – and I’m fortunate to have received a sample of this from the wonderful JacquelineM! I honestly did not think this tea would be so nicely flavored, but I guess that I should have expected nothing less from 52teas. The brewed tea is a very murky brown which I’m assuming stems from the melted white chocolate chips. I added a small amount of sugar to help bring out the flavor of the white chocolate, but I think the tea would have been just fine without that addition. The flavor of the cashews is the most prominent taste with the white chocolate following through the aftertaste. There is also a slight astringency which reminds me of the dryness associated with eating nuts. Overall, I’m very happy with this tea and glad to have the chance to try yet another winner from 52teas.