4911 Tasting Notes
Thank you teakruthi for this sample. The plan was to write a Sororitea Sisters review for this but then my sister asked me to do something with her so that didn’t really happen. However, I sipped on this while talking with her and it was really good. I wasn’t paying it much attention but it made for easy drinking and went down real smooth. I hope to revisit it soon as clearly I enjoyed it.
Earl greys are not my favorite, though sometimes I am in the mood for them. However, adding lavender is adding insult to injury since that is another flavor I don’t really enjoy. So I am not the target for this tea and ultimately I found it soapy and astringent. Perhaps if this is your thing, you’d enjoy it though.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/04/19/lavender-cream-tea-sparrow/
Coconut can be a scary ingredient, especially if you never tried a tea from a company before. While sometimes it can be awesome, other times it can taste like lotion. Happy to report that this tea falls into the former category. It ended up being a lovely coconut macaroon tea that peaked my interest in the Love Some Tea company.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/04/16/dark-coconut-love-some-tea/
For the first time in almost a year, I decided to write a Sororitea Sisters review. I mean, with exams done, what else am I doing with my time? Writing the review had me opening my Sororitea Sisters spreadsheet which led me to realize there was a bunch of reviews I have not shared on steepster from the Sororitea website. That got me organizing the spreadsheet which led to me realizing I had multiple copies of it on my computer. Then that led me to realize my folders were a mess which led me to organizing my computer folders and one drive.
After a couple hours of organizing, I have circled back to the Sororitea website. This was the oldest tea review of the ones I haven’t shared on steepster. It is from April 2019 which isn’t terrible but it’s also on the 4th page of reviews under my name so I have a bunch posted since then.
This review is about the first time I tried this tea. I won an instagram giveaway for some NecessiTeas blends and I sent them to my Dad in California. He brought the teas with him when he came for my brother’s graduation back in 2018 (that’s how long it takes for reviews to be posted to the Sororitea site and then how long it takes for me to post them here). I pulled this out and made it as a teapop, which fascinated my Dad. He believes that tea is for the sick so when he tried this, he was like “I thought you were making tea?” because he thought I handed him soda. He was so fascinated in fact that he drank two cups of this.
So obviously this tea makes for a nice tea pop.
Check out my full review here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2019/04/14/strawberry-rose-champagne-the-necessiteas/
I have to say I was afraid of this one in comparison to the gold roast since I thought it would be more roasty and more akin to coffee. However, trying them side by side, I think this is actually smoother than the gold roast somehow. I think because the overall sip is that roasty, smokey, vegetal quality vs. the gold roast where the roastiness comes in more to the end of the sip and lingers in the aftertaste.
This, to me, is less umami and more nutty and the consistency of the flavor makes it seem like I am drinking a liquid version of roasted nuts. Of the two Roswell Strange so kindly shared with me, this is surprisingly the one I like a lot more. In fact, this mug is done and I am still working on the gold roast. Thank you Roswell Strange for the chance to carry out this fun experiment!
Roswell Strange is awesome and shares all the teas with me so when she exploded my cupboard in December, this was among the tea explosion. In addition, she also gave me the Hojicha Dark Roast from the same company to try so today I am trying them side by side.
I steeped them according to Hojicha Co’s instructions: 8 g/250 mL in 80C water for this one and 90C water for the Dark Roast for 30 seconds.
Hojicha is not my favorite but as far as they go, this one is quite nice. It’s got the classic hojicha roastiness of course but it is very smooth. It is sort of two note in the sense that the front of the sip is a sweeter/umami flavor and the back end of the sip is when the roast pops up and lingers in the aftertaste. I think that makes the roastiness stand out a bit more so if that’s the quality that you want in a hojicha, this has it in spades.
The website boasts caramel sweetness for this one but I am not really getting that. Unless it is umami caramel, that is a little burnt.
Thank you Roswell Strange for sharing both teas. Of the two, I thought for sure this would be my preference but while I can tell it is a good quality hojicha, I much prefer the dark roast.