4847 Tasting Notes
Yummy! Mango and watermelon are two fruits that I wouldn’t normally think of putting together … not sure exactly why that is, but, the flavors work very well together in this tisane. It is sweet, and the watermelon flavors from 52Teas usually tend to taste a bit more like jolly rancher watermelon than true watermelon, but I like jolly rancher watermelon, so I’m OK with that.
The nutty notes of the honeybush cut through some of the sweeter fruit notes to create a very palate pleasing flavor that is not too cloying. It is sweet, to the point of tasting a bit like liquefied candy but I’m not finding it to be unpleasant. (That’s my sweet tooth talking there.) A really good tisane – it’s amazing iced!
Trying to get caught up again … it’s been a while since I’ve worked on my backlogs and the teas keep piling up! Ack!
This is a very finely chopped CTC from Upton. My tip for smaller cut tea like this one is to brew it for a shorter time. If you’d normally brew a black Ceylon for 2 1/2 minutes, go for just 2 minutes with a CTC like this.
This is a delightfully malty tea: rich and surprisingly hearty for a Ceylon. It is very reminiscent of an Assam. I wrote that this is like a Ceylon in Assam’s clothing, and I think that had I tasted this blindly, I would have thought it was an Assam rather than a Ceylon.
After a few sips, more Ceylon-esque qualities emerge, this is definitely more even tempered than an Assam, and it has that classic citrus-y finish. Woody and earthy … this has a very complex character. A really nice tea.
Yum! I’m having a cup of this yummy tea today. My oldest daughter is visiting and I like to prepare teas that I think she’ll enjoy when she comes over, because she is now getting in to tea. I think I’ve mentioned once or twice that she rebelled against tea for a long time since her mother has been something of a tea freak, but, she’s finally coming around and realizing that there’s a reason her mother likes this stuff!
So, this evening, I made some butterbeer. She’s a big fan of Harry Potter too, so I thought she’d dig this … and she does. Yummy!
I put off trying this a little while because I’m like that when it comes to pu-erh. It’s something that’s sort of a conditioned response for me. But I’m glad I finally got around to finally trying it.
Subdued earthy notes, sweet (like molasses) and smooth. A very nice, mellow tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/05/mengku-arbor-tree-ripened-puerh-cake-tea-zhenmu-lingya-2007-from-teavivre/
The white tea that looks like a fruit tisane! It has so many huge chunks of fruit in it. This blend is sweet and very fruity … so much so that it is difficult to discern the delicate white tea base. I can taste it … but it’s not as front and center as I’d like it to be, or as I thought it should be.
Tasty enough, but certainly not the best that I’ve had from David’s.
A really delightful tea. A very autumnal fragrance to it – I smell notes of apple and caramel, mmm … caramel apples! When I tasted it, at first I wished I tasted more of a caramel apple taste. But there wasn’t much of an apple like flavor … but there was plenty of caramel sweetness!
Rich and robust. Notes of spice. A wonderful Kenyan tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/04/royal-tea-of-kenya-tajiri-black-from-greys-teas/
This was really … a disappointing tisane for me. It was the first tisane from the Amoda box that I was truly disappointed by. It wasn’t terrible, but, there wasn’t anything that really stood out to me as spectacular either. It’s a light, thirst-quenching tisane, but it lacks something … something to make it special. In my tasting notes, I mentioned that it needed something like spearmint or peppermint or cinnamon or ginger. Just something to give it a little bit of zing. An extra dimension of flavor.
Alright … but nothing that I’d ever order again.