4843 Tasting Notes
A delightful rose scented tea. The green tea tastes sweet and lush, with vegetative notes that are somewhere between grassy and vegetable, leaning a bit more toward grassy than vegetable.
The rose is very pleasant and floral. Not the right tea for someone who isn’t a fan of rose, but, if you like it … you should try this one!
This is one of the very best Genmaicha teas I’ve ever tasted.
It tastes exceptionally fresh and vibrant and sweet. A delightful roasty-toasty-ness to it. And something that’s a little different from other genmaicha – in addition to the Sencha tea and toasted/popped rice, this also has “rice cracker balls” in it, and this … just makes it taste better!
I love this stuff!
This one is really yummy. I’ve been wanting to try these teas for quite a while so when Harney offered free shipping a few months back, I grabbed a small tin of each of the Ambessa teas.
This one is deliciously chocolate-y and it’s a dark chocolate note. The nutty tones are sweet and accent the dark chocolate flavor very nicely. There are some caramel undertones and a hint of apricot in this blend. The apricot came around about mid-cup. A wonderfully complex and delicious blend.
The only thing I don’t like about this line from Harney is that it’s only available in sachets. I want loose leaf!
I enjoyed this tea. I was a bit apprehensive about it at first because there was hibiscus in it and I just don’t think hibiscus belongs in an Earl Grey tea, you know what I’m saying? But, the hibiscus contributes next to nothing to the flavor (thankfully!) and maybe only a hint of texture and color.
I tasted primarily black tea, bergamot and rose. And that’s what I wanted from this blend.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/15/crimson-rose-grey-black-tea-from-tea-for-all-reasons/
My last backlog for this evening. Hopefully, I’ll find some time tomorrow to add some more.
The dry leaf of this tea smells amazing. Definitely a worthy addition to the Cucumber “collection” that 52Teas has. (I still think about the Cucumber Strawberry.)
A very refreshing, delicious, unique blend. Those are words I use often when describing 52Teas blends … and for good reason. No, I don’t love everything they create, but, most of the blends, if nothing else, I really appreciate the uniqueness of them because you aren’t going to find teas like them anywhere.
This was an exceptionally memorable tea. I remember being so joyful about this tea that I even texted my daughter just to remind her that I love tea. She thought that maybe my younger daughter had gotten a hold of my phone and started sending out random texts. (My love of tea in this house tends to be a joke, because they don’t think anyone on earth loves tea as much.)
This tea is an example of WHY I love tea. It is amazing. Remember Dawn? From Simple Leaf? Yeah … this one reminds me of Dawn. I’m not saying it tastes exactly like that … but it is SO GOOD that it reminds me of Dawn which was also SO GOOD.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/14/high-mountain-red-tea-from-foxfire-teas/
You really, really should try this tea.
YUM! Chocolate Covered Strawberries. Did I already say YUM? Because this tea is YUM!
The chocolate … well, if you know me, you know I always want more chocolate flavor. And that is true here. I want more chocolate. But, it’s a nice representation of chocolate flavor in this blend.
The strawberry is sweet and has a hint of tartness. It is a flavorful strawberry flavor that tastes authentic.
Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/13/strawberry-seduction-black-tea-from-shanti-tea/
This is one that I ordered out of sheer curiosity. Pineapple and Cilantro? What a really … unusual and unique combination. And I like to consider myself unusual and unique … so, I had to try it.
Everything is very well-balanced in this blend. I taste the notes of cilantro, pineapple and cream pretty equally. The white tea is crisp and refreshing.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/13/pineapple-cilantro-cream-white-tea-blend-from-butiki-teas/
Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea. It was delicious.
It is a very flavorful, smooth tea. Not heavy … it has a medium body but even so, it is very flavorful. And there is a certain robustness to it, even though it’s not a particularly heavy tea. I like the balance.
A distant smoky note to this tea. Hints of wood and earth. No bitterness, and next to no astringency. A really enjoyable cuppa.
Different? Definitely! But different is good.
This Matcha froths up really nicely, it has a strong vegetative taste. What’s interesting about this Matcha is that it is actually blended with the powder of the cherry blossom leaf, so you get some authentic flavors there. This isn’t flavored via crystals or flavoring.
I really enjoyed it.
Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/07/12/sakura-komachi-green-tea-from-shi-zen/