807 Tasting Notes
This one is not for me. I am not a fan of the Anise unless only slight but this is far too much for me. I am sending back to the lovely LiberTeas because she sent it to me, she adores it and they may not make more of it. Thank you LiberTeas for sharing some with me!
No rating as it would be unfair since I really do not like anise.
This is a nice tea.
I get some apple fruit notes in it along with the honeyed sweetness.
Some malt, and some smoke but not overly smokey.
I am far too tired to do a full review on this one so I am just going to enjoy it.
Passing the rest of this sample along to Yssah – working on her box this weekend to send out Monday.
While I could see this being worthwhile to have in a daily rotation due to a good flavor I don’t think that I will as I just have already have a good supply of excellent black teas already.
I may add this to the shopping list though just in case I ever make an upton’s order. Its worth getting again.
The sweetness is light but present. I like that.
The fruit notes are lovely.
The mouthfeel is full and just ever so slightly creamy.
Would be an excellent iced tea as well.
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on Feb 10th but here are the snippits:
When I opened the bag and put the leaves into my steeping basket I could smell a faint aroma of vanilla, although this is not listed as an ingredient I felt it had to be a natural aroma in the tea. I also was able to taste a light vanilla flavor as well but as the tea cooled more the vanilla aroma dissipated. The flavor mellowed into a simply smooth delicious black tea.
Mahamosa contributes 50% of their profits to charity which gets my approval as well!The smokiness is light, and in a strange way far less in the flavor than in the feel of the tea. I don’t know if that makes sense or not. It does have a very light campfire side aroma but there is this light sweetness to it that makes me think more of a lightly roasted marshmallow than the campfire smokiness itself.
One of THE smoothest morning blends I have tried. Its not very smoky at all so don’t fear if you usually do not care for smokey teas. I swear I am getting a very light vanilla flavor here too and especially in the aroma! Nice tea! I will be doing a full review for SororiTea Sisters later today after I get some work done.
So after reading the review KS just did I had to go look to see if I had a sample of this from my last order with Teavivre and lo and behold I DID! Yay!
Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on Feb 9th but here are my snippits:
Superfine Tan Yang Gong Fu Black Tea from Teavivre offers quite a different experience. It has a lot of the same flavor notes that one gets from a Fujian black tea such as sweet potato, malt, and cocoa but Superfine Tan Gong Fu is much lighter both in flavor and mouthfeel.
As I sipped on this tea I found myself so relaxed, and spaced out that I checked my blood sugar (I’m type 1 diabetic) just to be sure I was not running too high. High blood sugars often mimic a spaced out state of dizziness and being sleepy. My blood sugar was perfectly fine. Outside of aliens having zapped my brain I am pretty sure it was the tea. I have had tea highs before, generally with pu’erh but now and then I get it in other leaf types. This is one of those times.
I think TeaEqualsBliss sent me this. Thank you :)
I like this one. Its not “mind blowing” but then I rarely have had a white tea blow my mind.
Its lovely though!
A full review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on Feb 8th but here are a couple snippits:
2009 Shou Mei from Life in Teacup is a light, juicy, white tea that has a lovely buttered vegetal after taste and an almost earthy note in the sip.
There is also a light and lovely toasted marshmallow flavor that just touches your taste buds gently on the initial sip but does not stick around long.
This is a very forgiving tea! My first steep I spaced out preparing to write this review and over steeped it by far too much. I was certain I was going to have to dump the cup, but alas it tasted lovely!
I love the look of the dry leaf! Its so wild and natural looking! It appears as if someone scooped up fallen leaves from the forest floor!
Full review will be up on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 7th of Feb but here are the snippits for now:
Medium Roast Dong Ding from The Mountain Tea Company is Mmmmmmm delightful! Dong Ding Oolong is my all time favorite tea. This tea brings me back to everything I first loved about loose leaf tea.
I really love the lingering floral taste the tea leaves behind. Yes, even beneath all the roasting, the caramel notes, brown sugar notes, sweet barley, and woods, this lovely little spring of floral note comes out just barely gracing your palate. Its lovely!