4843 Tasting Notes
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this Darjeeling.
A really interesting Darjeeling in that it has a more substantial body than I normally would associate with a Darjeeling. This tea has some substance to it. It’s a heartier Darjeeling (and hearty isn’t usually a word I’d use to describe Darjeeling, you know?) It’s not as bold as say, an Assam, but it’s not as light and crisp as a typical Darjeeling.
There is a nice fruity tone to this, and even notes of Muscatel. I noticed more muscatel notes in the dry leaf aroma than I do in the brewed tea. It’s sweet, with earthy tones and a strong floral quality to it.
A very unique 2nd Flush Darjeeling, nice … but I find myself wanting a little less floral and a little more muscatel from a 2nd Flush … but I do like this for what it is. It’s different!
OK, this is the last of my backlog entries for this evening … unless I get to a point sometime this evening where I can’t sleep. (It’s been known to happen.)
I really like this Passion Fruit Matcha. Sweet, fruity, tart, and unlike the Kiwi Matcha that I previously reviewed, I didn’t find this to be a “candied” fruit taste and I’m happy about that. The sweet-tart taste of the passion fruit pairs nicely with the sweet, buttery, smooth taste of the matcha.
Really good in smoothies too!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/26/passion-fruit-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/
One of the best coconut teas I’ve ever tasted!
The Chinese Sencha is buttery and sweet and marries well with the creamy sweet notes of the coconut. Slightly vegetative, somewhere between vegetable and seaweed. The coconut is the real star of this tea though – and it is so delicious … if you love coconut, you’ve got to try this tea!
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/24/island-coconut-green-tea-blend-from-spire-tea/
A really wonderful, flowery Pu-erh! A visually stunning blend too with lots of rose buds, jasmine, and lavender tossed in with the leaves of Pu-erh. I found myself enjoying the way the earthy notes of the pu-erh meld with the sweet, exotic notes of the flowers.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/24/natures-bloom-puerh-tea-blend-from-natures-tea-leaf/
A really, really nice Oriental Beauty Oolong. Sweet, deliciously fruity and a delightfully complex cuppa. I notice notes of plum (complete with a sweet and sour note), earthy, woody, and a hint of smokiness.
The flavors develop here as I continue to steep the leaves, so put this tea through its paces. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/23/hsin-chu-oriental-beauty-oolong-3-from-t-oolong-tea/
A really tasty strawberry tea … different from other strawberry black teas because this is a darjeeling base which offers a lighter, crisper background note, as well as the 2nd Flush muscatel, which gives it the “Sham-pag-nee” like taste.
Very enjoyable. I like this one.
Thanks Azzrian for sending me some of it!
A really nice cream Earl Grey. Sweet, and I like how the creamy notes meld with the fruity tones of the bergamot. The aroma is a bit softer than I would expect from an Earl Grey type tea, but once it brews the fragrance emerges … and so does the flavor.
The vanilla is a little stronger than the bergamot, which mellows out the sometimes sharp citrus. A really tasty tea.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/21/dorian-grey-tea-from-luhse-tea/
I really was blown away by how strong this smells. I’ve had a few Mai Tai cocktails in my time … you know how they say there’s a time and place for everything and that time and place is college? Yeah … so, I found Mai Tai cocktails to be a very refreshing beverage in college. And this … when I opened the pouch, it brought me back to those college days.
The brewed tea has a subdued fragrance, it is not quite as overpowering as the dry leaf. The flavor is really nice – the green tea is buttery and sweet, and it’s a really interesting dimension of flavor to this once familiar cocktail. Tangy, sweet, and delicious … and even better iced than it is hot.
My last entry for this evening as my husband has been bugging me to watch TV with him. A wonderful Dragon Well from Teavivre. As if I expected anything less? Teavivre Rocks!
Delicious, nutty – like chestnuts! Creamy, sweet, vegetative … a delight to sip.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/05/20/organic-superfine-dragon-well-long-jing-green-tea-from-teavivre/