139 Tasting Notes
Wow, It’s been a while since I’ve been blown away by a tea, and a bagged tea, at that.
On opening the package I immediately got a strong smell of chocolate liqueur (although there is no actual liqueur in it). I do believe i could get happily intoxicated just by smelling this tea.
I made it with a little touch of milk, and it does really taste just like a truffle, a caramel liqueur filled chocolate truffle, intensely chocolaty sweet and very creamy. The smell mellows a bit after brewing, but is still very strong and enticing.
The blending of Assam with Rooibos seemed a little odd to me at the beginning, but the overall taste is outstanding.
There are a lot of really good teas, but every so often I drink a tea, and think “WOW, that is GOOD tea”. That hasn’t happened to me since I first drank 52teas Sheri’s Blend.
When I first opened the pouch, the smell of freshly baked brownies was so strong that I had to resist the urge to take out a spoon and taste the leaves as is.
The brewed tea has a very walnuty taste. It lacks just a little bit more chocolate, but it is still sweet and delicious and smells fantastic.
I thought it was ok the first time I made it, but I must have over-steeped it because it was a bit bitter. The second time I made it I paid more attention to the time. I also added a touch of milk. The result: WOW. Simply perfect. The milk makes it so creamy, and really brings out the coconut. It tastes as if it should be chock-full of calories (like a real pie), but it isn’t.
It was a sad, sad day when my Cinnamon Raisin Toast tea ran out. Happily, I did get more in the recent reblending.
What can i say? This is, without a doubt, one of the smoothest, most well balanced flavored teas I have ever had. I only wish I could keep on drinking it without dreading the day it will run out again.
Pretty good. Green base is good, although i’m not tasting enough of neither the ginseng or the apricot. The packaging says to use 1 tsp per cup and steep for 2 minutes. I think next time I will use more tea, see if I can strengthen this up a little.
The first two times I drank this, I did not like it at all. Nothing particular that I could put my finger on, just an overall “not for me” feeling. I am new to pu-erh an. The rest of the sample sat in my cupboard for about 6 months, until recently I decided to give it one more chance.
The firs two infusions were, again, not to my taste (yes, I rinsed the leaves twice). I either put too much leaf, or else I am doing something else wrong with this tea. It was way to strong, too astringent. (both were 15 sec infusions)
HOWEVER, I somehow pushed through to the third infusion and bam! the tea became something else altogether. It’s fresh and energizing. I can’t stop drinking. I am on my seventh or eight infusion and it just gets better. I’m not good with the flavor descriptions, but this tea is good!
Now I’m still wondering what it is that i did wrong with the first 2 infusions. Anyone?
But I am sure going to be ordering some more of this. And I am going to increase my previous rating.
I adore rooibos, but I’m not too fond of apricots, so i was a little skeptic about this tea. I was pleasantly surprised to find such a robust, slightly spicy brew. Not too spicy and not too fruity. I would never have considered putting apricots and cinnamon together, but it works well. I made a huge pot this morning at work, and the sweet smell from the hot tea has hung around all day. Makes me want to drink more tea.