1453 Tasting Notes
I love the soft, curly, almost cotton-like, green-white leaves. The smell is very light green and musty. I steeped this in my 4oz clear glass pot and watched the leaves unfurl and rise to the top. I love this clear glass pot. I feel like I am at peace when I stare at the leaves dancing. The liquid was a very light yellow/gold. The taste was refreshing. It was light, slightly sweet and fruity and malty. The fresh green came out as well, but its not as fresh tasting as sencha or gyokuro. This one would make a great staple in my cupboard as a green. This tea is so incredibly smooth.
Nice, malty beverage for the morning. Assam is a staple in my cupboard. I had half a mugful of this Yorkshire Tea and about half with skim milk. I added a spoonful of sugar, and voila – delicious tea! It isn’t that strong, which is good. However, I can feel baby moving now as I’m typing this. :) Good tea!
In celebration of the end of snowstorm Nemo, I decided to try this out. I am glad it stopped snowing! We got about 10 inches of snow. Thank you Lady 0f Spaydes for this sample! I used up the whole bag for my husband and I. My sense of smell isn’t that strong this morning, so I couldn’t smell the dry leaf. But I saw bits of cacao perhaps or bits of brown in there. Maybe it was chocolate or some nut? Once steeped (Western style), I could smell the cacao very strongly, which I love so much! The scent reminded me of Tisano’s Cacao Tea (which is also a very delightful tisane!).
Anyhow, this brewed a nice dark amber brown liquid. I added a few spoons of sugar and a nice amount of milk to tame it a bit. I wish I tried it plain, but I’m sure it tastes great without any additives too. I tasted a hint of nuttiness to this, which could be part of the cacao’s inherent taste. I am not sure. I was yearning for creamy choco goodness, and this was perfect! I wanted to gulp this down because it was just so amazingly good, but I savored it instead… sipping slowing. This is a great tea for a wintry day. Overall, I would buy this tea for sure. I am adding this to my growing wishlist.
I found this tea sample stuck in my sample box! I decided to try it today. This is my caffeine for the day! I had no idea what it was when I opened it up as it was in Japanese and had 8222 on it. It smelled slightly fruity. I expected a plain sencha tea. After steeping, this smelled more like sencha. I could slightly smell something fruity, but it wasn’t very obvious. The taste is nice and light with a hint of grassiness in sencha. It has a mildly sweet aftertaste, which was nice. There is no astringency in this. This was smooth. Good tea overall, but this isn’t something I would purchase in the future.
I received this tea in the tea sampler I got from Lupicia. This is definitely a tea that I will buy and drink in the summertime as iced tea! I had this plain today without any additives. I steeped it for one minute but that was mostly to try and reduce the amount of caffeine I am taking in. It is sweet and tastes almost like kiwis and fresh apples! The more I took a sip, the more it reminded me of apples. This is so delicious and I bet it would taste great with some honey or sugar! There was astringency in the back of my throat, which left me feeling a little thirsty! Great tea overall! My tea shopping list is getting larger! I will wait to make any tea purchases until after June :)
A little goes a long way for this! I can’t believe I have so much left of this matcha. I drank this one a lot! This is such a great, versatile beverage. I mixed a small amount in my travel mug and added a lot of water and milk! Delicious!
Definitely craved this tea today even though it is a black tea. I lightly steeped it and added a lot of milk and some sugar. SO delicious! This is a perfect beverage for this morning as it snowed overnight! I love the spices and how creamy it was.
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I treated myself to black tea today! I saw there was enough of this tea left and then it was all done! This doesnt smell like lychee. Perhaps there is a subtle nuance of it. The brew was a nice golden brown and had a slightly nutty scent to it. It tasted great! It didnt need any additives. It was naturally sweet and the fruitiness was extremely subtle. Good tea overall! I cant say I will be purchasing this in the future. I love lychee and wished it had more of a presence in this tea.
Lady 0f Spaydes sent this to me as she was my secret santa! :) She is awesome!
Nothing sounds better than having dessert for breakfast! I kept going through my banana leaf sample box, which I had received from Golden Moon Tea a long time ago, and I decided upon this tea. There were bits of cookie in the black tea! Since I can only have one small cup of caffeinated beverage per day, this was it! My husband had the first steep so the strength was a little reduced for me. Mine was still delicious! The aroma was like freshly baked cookies! Perhaps there were some nuts in there! Yum! I love the sweetness to it. I definitely added some milk and brown sugar to it. This made it more delightful. Very good tea!
Looking at the rating, it seems I’ve tried this one before! But this is a great time. I may purchase this in the future! :)
It is snowing a lot out right now and I wanted something warm and sweet. I reached for this tisane. Delicious! I even added milk and sugar, which I almost NEVER do for tisanes, greens, whites, and oolongs. Anyhow, it was worth it. The creaminess and slightly tart apple taste was divine. The perfect blend.
I am so surprised! For some reason, I thought it would have hibiscus and bleed red. There was no hint of that at all. It was a purely white tea with some flavorings! Delicious! Nice and light with the hint of fruitiness from the pomegranate.
Happy I drank this today. I used the Western method and cut up fresh pieces of ginger and steeped my husband’s cup first so he gets the most caffeine (in my mind haha). Then I steeped my cup for a short time. Delicious with sugar!
My husband and I finished this sample up! This is a good basic Assam. I love Assam teas because they are blendable! Great tea. I love how it doesn’t get too bitter.
This tea is heavenly! I received this as a sample in the mail. Perhaps its also because I haven’t had black tea in ages, but this one is just mMmm delicious! I love the real scent of spices in this little bag. There is nothing artificial to the smell or taste! It was a nice, mild but spicy enough beverage. The black tea base is perfect. I added some sugar and milk to it, and it was wonderful. Such a great tea for a cold day.
I can’t believe I haven’t logged this yet. I have definitely drank this herbal beverage several times though. It has a very strong scent to it. Very apple, caramel and something pungent. Steeped, it was a nice auburn color. The scent and taste wasn’t pungent at all. It was a lovely, light caramel apple. I was surprised at how accurate it tasted! It almost got me craving an caramel covered apple! Delicious!