993 Tasting Notes
YUM! This is the last of my untasted samples from my most recent Verdant purchase. “Rich” is the first word that comes to mind. I’ve never tried Big Red Robe straight, but now I am curious about that one. The dark roasty teas and cacao nibs are nicely balanced by the cooling chamomile and mint. Man, I think this would be an excellent fall/winter blend. I could see craving it in the winter! Really quite good. I’m enjoying it without sweetener, but I bet a little bit would really kick it up a notch :)
It is unfortunate that I am the first one to review this tea. I really do not like rooibos! I did try it anyway, and I can appreciate the black tea in this blend, and the vanilla/orange flavor, but that is about it. I think a rooibos lover might really dig this tea.
Sorry Laurent! Thanks for the samples though :)
This is a pretty decent as a flavored iced tea. Your basic “tropical” fruit flavor with a decent enough generic green base tea. I bought it because the proprietor told me it was her most popular selection. I actually preferred the Mystic Dragon! But both are fine. These flavored greens are the kind of thing I prefer iced, which is perfect for summertime! :)
This tea smells AMAZING. I’m a big genmaicha fan. I’ve tried a few flavored genmaicha blends from 52Teas, including marshmallow treat and s’mores. I think I prefer this one from Nina’s! The addition of black tea seems to make the blend richer, and I love the toasty caramel flavor! This is the kind of tea I tend to prefer with a little sweetener. Do be careful not to over brew this one, I think I did and it is a tad bit astringent!
Thanks again for the samples, Laurent :)
Another sample tea from Nina’s! Yay, thanks Laurent :)
This is an extremely clean tasting spearmint gunpowder green. Just enough mint to be cooling and satisfying but not overwhelming. I’m not normally a big fan of spearmint (I tend to prefer peppermint) but this tastes so clean and natural. The spearmint is really good in it! This is perfect after the spicy Indian food I had for lunch. I imagine it would be wonderful iced, too. I didn’t add sugar or anything but this tea tastes nice and sweet. It re-steeped really well too, and was even sweeter the 2nd time around!
Thank you Laurent for sending me samples to try!
This is a SOLID earl grey if you are looking for a good one. The black base is bold, but smooth and not astringent. The bergamot is adequately citrusy but not bitter. I am drinking it straight but I imagine it would take cream and sugar very well. Another well balanced blend from Nina’s!