183 Tasting Notes
Nose: Scents that remind me of Indian teas, but there is also a smell that reminds me of that caramel and cinammon roll scent that one smells in mall coming from the cinnamon bun place.
Taste: Has a classic tea taste, but richer. Caramel and Honey-esque notes. Maybe a bit spicy, like cloves? Kind of lingers in the mouth after drinking. Great iced. I forgot to take some sips of it hot before adding ice, will try to update this when I do.
This is good. I just put in an order with Upton for some Indian tea, and I wish I would have waited before trying this sample…I would have ordered some more of this.
Smells spicy, sweet, and rich in the bag. Scents that remind me of earth, minerals, and gravevine while steeping. The scents of earthy minerals come through on my tasting notes as well…it kind of reminds me of dark oolongs in a way, except maybe a bit more mild? I’m not the biggest fan of other Darjeeling teas I’ve tried in the past for some reason, they often have this bizarre champagne like flavor to them, but this one is pretty good. Pretty easy drinking.
Smells like a high quality, rich honey while brewing.
Taste: wow, quite unique in a good way. Different from the batch of other Assams I got recently. I’m not sure how to describe it, kind of flowery tasting? Maybe faint hints of something that almost tastes like amaretto? It reminds me very slightly of a Darjeeling. Gets kind of fruity tasting when sugared. Interesting tea.
Smells rich in the bag. There seems to be two flavor profiles I personally usually experience with assam teas: one is a classic tea taste, like is found in most iced teas, and the second flavor profile has these subtle notes that remind me slightly of black olives and fresh linens, with a smooth velvety mouthfeel. Hot, this makes me think of the latter. Good tea iced or hot.
Iced and sugared changes things up and brings out rich, honey-esque notes that are relatively smooth and very pleasing to drink. It even makes me think of bourbon a little bit. The price is decent too, I’d keep this and the different TA20 around in the future for regular drinking, to compliment each other with their different notes.
Smells very honey like. It almost smells like theres some spice notes in there, like cloves. Taste is malty and kind of earthy/mineral-esque. Medium bodied I’d say. Price is pretty good, would get again. Good hot or iced. Speaking of iced, when I sugared and iced it I’m getting faint notes that almost remind me of something like mint. Quite refreshing, good for hot weather or drinking after a workout.
Smells robust and spicy in the bag. Taste is quite smooth and what i’d expect from a good assam, it is hard to describe as anything other than “good tea.” Great velvety mouthfeel. The description on the website says it has a “woody” character which I’d agree with. Not too strong, not too mild, just right. I’ve been drinking a ton of sweet iced tea the past couple years, and I think I actually prefer this hot with nothing added.
Smell before steeping surprisingly reminds me of Chinese Dian Hong/Yunnan type teas, with scents that make me think of fig cookies and molasses. When steeped it reminds me of a mix between Keemun and Yunnan varieties of tea. There are also hints that remind me of hot spring mineral water. Nice lingering aftertaste. Quite good. I tried it iced and sugared also, and it took on a nice flower-esque taste. This is the first Columbian tea I have tried, and it is a winner. This came in a sample; If they keep the price down I’d buy more in the future.