2236 Tasting Notes
My daughter’s boyfriend sent a number of teas to me from Ireland, some of which are available here in the US, and some I am not so sure about! I have not seen this in stores here, but it may be available in larger cities.
The steeped tea smells like Twinings Earl Grey tea with a bit of jasmine added. It is actually orange blossom, but I am not familiar with that scent so I just compare this to what I know! The first sip, though, remedies any confusion about what is in this tea! Mixed with the bergamot, which is prominent but not overbearing, there is a delicious juicy orange taste. Nice blend, Twinings!
Boiling water, steeped four minutes, no additions.
When I saw teawing’s review of this, I knew I had seen this tin before. We have a fairly large Asian market and I go there every now and then. Today I had a good excuse to go and there it was! This was only $2.39 for the small tin which is 120 grams.
Upon opening, there is a nice, strong jasmine aroma. It is strong, but it doesn’t accost you like the jasmine black I bought at A Southern Season.
I prepared it as I would any green, and not as the tin recommends.
Steeped, the aroma is really lovely. The tea is smooth with a little astringent edge, but quite good, and pretty unbelievable for the price. I could happily sip away on this regularly.
Thank you, teawing, for alerting us to this little treasure! There is another listing for it under Jasmine tea by Sunflower, and I think Fujian is just the distributor, but the tin is unmistakeable!
Over 100 degrees outside today without heat index, and it is laundry day. Three trips already to the clothesline. Then I let the 18 year old pick the playlist for our exercise time. Three versions of the Numa Numa song later, I am hot and tired. Mango Black iced tea to the rescue. Nothing carbonated could refresh you the way this juicy tasting tea does! I went to the website and it appears to be no longer available. SOB! Perhaps I shall try one of the remaining types.
Thank you, Quiltguppy, for the best iced blend I have tried so far!
It is insufferably hot and humid. This tea was so refreshing with lunch today. Even hubby likes it and said it is the “best of the iced concoctions” he has tried. He likes plain old Southern sweet tea, extra sweet please! Even son’s girlfriend likes it! This tea is fresh and juicy tasting! Very yummy!
I just received this in a package frm QUILTGUPPY today! Thank you!
It has been miserably hot here. I venture out by day as little as possible. Last night when out with hubby after dark shopping for tea shelves, the wind was blowing rather vigorously…but instead of feeling refreshing it was like standing in front of a blast furnace. Yes, even the breeze was hot!
How delighted I was to find this fruity black tea in the package! I made a pitcher within a minute of opening the package. I did sweeten this, as it is something I think the whole family will be drinking and they like sweet tea. It is delicious! This is my first tea from 52teas, but I expect it will not be my last.
I served this one today to a friend. We had it with a Cadbury Dairy Milk Whole Nut bar that my daughter brought from Ireland. This tea is so delicious with cheese and chocolate, and probably much more that I haven’t tried yet! My friend is very put out with me today because I have given her two new teas that she loves and now she wants them. I told her that thanks to Doulton’s generosity, I have enough to share! Smells like chocolate, and a rich vanilla rises to the forefront as it begins to cool. I used a shorter steep time today, but I think the longer one may be better. Love it! Thank you, again, DOULTON!
Wow. This is another that was sent to me by DOULTON, and it is another fabulous tea! Though the name is chocolate delight, the ingredient list gives away how complex the flavor of this tea is going to be. Black tea, green tea, cocoa beans, vanilla, barley, apple, toasted rice, and yogurt, all combined in one lovely cup. This does not taste at all like Harney and Sons Chocolate Tea or Florence. I think I am tasting the toasted rice and barley, two ingredients i have never had in tea before. There is a depth of flavor to this tea, and though it is chocolate and rich, this is a grown up tea, not a kid’s treat. The tea is very smooth, the aroma is strongly of chocolate, but the flavor is far more complex than tea and chocolate!
No additions. This tea is perfect just the way it is. It needs neither milk nor sugar to be enjoyed. For some reason I feel like putting on high heels and a long strand of pearls, looking aloof and bored and waving people about to fetch me things.
This tea is added to my cupboard courtesy of DOULTON! Hooray for another great tea!
Today’s tea party included freshly baked bread with butter, honey, jam, or apple butter, a cheese platter, and cookies. This was the first tea we tried today.
The dry tea is lovely with the delicate flower petals mixed in. The aroma of the dry leaves is floral/citrus.
The steeped tea really smells like wonderful jasmine. My first jasmine tea was from Southern Season and was not very good. I really can’t drink it! But this is delicious! I am sure this is exactly how jasmine is meant to be! Jasmine is the primary flavoring note I get, followed quickly by a deeper rosy note, warm and sweet. The tea is a tiny bit astringent and gets more so as it cools, so I would drink this quickly or add milk if I would be taking a while to drink it. I didn’t realize there was green tea in this until after it was made. Knowing that, I would change my parameters next time. We used boiling water and the longest recommended steep. I think I wll back off the water temp and steep time a little and see if that takes a bit of the dryness out. We used no sugar. The jasmine was delightfully sweet as it was.
Everyone loved this, and I know I am delighted with it! Thank you, Doulton!