1015 Tasting Notes
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.
I have been wanting to make chai for the past couple of weeks so I went ahead and ordered a pouch of this since it is one of the most balanced chai blends I’ve tried. This morning I made a big stovetop batch of this and wow!! It is super spicy, but super good! The chocolate is stronger than I expected, but still not as strong as the spices. I bet adding a bit of my favorite dark chocolate creamer would be awesome with this tea! The cayenne kick is just what I needed to help me wake up today!
This tea smells awesome from the pouch, very juicy and tart. I was pleasantly surprised by this tea! Even though it is a white tea and therefore on the lighter side of the tea spectrum, the tea is quite flavorful and delicious. I am enjoying a big mug of this hot with just a tad of sweetener to bring out the fruity sweetness. I really think this tea would be AMAZING iced though! I don’t know if the tea will ever make it to cold temps though, it is so good as is hot! Another winner from 52teas!
I am so glad to see this tea on the Permanent Collection! I tried this tea a little over a year ago from the generous Doulton but at the time it was still a long sold out limited edition tea! The best part? Not only does it taste better than I remember, but I also received 2 other teas from 52teas in the mail today!
I added just a bit of sugar and a small splash of Dark Chocolate Breve Cream and this tea is crazy good tonight!
I fell in love with this decaf tea after trying one of Harney’s sachets. However, I wanted the loose leaf form so I sprung for a pound of this beauty. From what I remember, the loose leaf has a much stronger caramel scent, seriously yummy. I almost took a spoon and ate the leaves before steeping. I also remember this having significantly less vanilla in the sachet form. This tea is just so awesome! Don’t get me wrong, I love honeybush, rooibos, and herbals, but sometimes I want a REAL, fortifying tea in the evenings. This tea nicely fits the bill while allowing me to sleep easily.
I love Earl Grey and my purchase of this Earl was a great decision! I’ve noticed that Harney’s teas (at last the ones I’ve tried) have an air of sophistication to them that I haven’t come across often in my tea adventures. This Earl is not heavy on the bergamot and the bergamot is not like perfume. It is a nice, light citrus flavor that is paired with a delicious tea base. This is one of the best tea bases I’ve had, especially for an Earl Grey since it seems many versions pair extreme amounts of bergamot with a tea base that has much to be desired.
This tea is very relaxing and smooth. I am noticing very little, if any, astringency and I am so glad that this tea arrived at my door today.
This is another tea from the lovely JacquelineM! Thanks again!
This tea was one that I was a bit afraid to try. I am just beginning to appreciate smoky notes in tea, but I am always worried that the next smoky tea will be the one with too much smoke going on. This tea is strong, slightly smoked, and has a smooth dark cocoa aftertaste that lingers after the sip is long gone. This tea helped me get a lot of work done today – Catherine does not allow you to sit around and wallow about being tired. She demands that you get over it and get to work – which is exactly what I needed today.
I really do like and perhaps am growing to even love this tea. Queen Catherine will definitely stay on my shopping list!
2nd infusion: Perhaps a bit less malty, but taste is more caramel and honey than before. There is a note of astringency that I didn’t notice earlier, but I also added a bit of milk to the previous cup. I am still really enjoying this tea.
Thomas is also really great with cookies! Perhaps it is a good thing that I don’t have a whole tin of this lying around….
For the last year that I’ve spent on Steepster, I have read numerous posts raving about Thomas Sampson. Unfortunately, I never got the opportunity to give him a try…until now! Many thanks to JacquelineM for sending me a generous package full of teas that I’ve been eying!
This tea has a gorgeous aroma and the taste is completely full-bodied and malty! This is definitely a tea worth waiting for. There is caramel, malt and honey all mixed with a hearty, balanced black tea. This has truly turned my day around. I love when tea packages come on days that you need them the most!