73 Tasting Notes
I received a sample of this from a lady I met at my prenatal aqua class. She is from Russia and says they drink a lot of tea there. She and her husband are big tea-drinkers, and she was excited to discover a little English pub here in town that sells some of the same teas she had in Russia. She gave me a sample of this, and I was surprised by how good it was (I don’t usually care for bagged tea). But this was delicious! It’s a lovely, lovely tasting black tea (I think on the Ahmad website it says it is a Kenyan black) with a refreshing sparkle of lemon and lime flavor. I want more! I wish this came in loose-leaf!
This was a perfect treat for me this morning. My stomach is not always reliable these days, with pregnancy food aversions and queasiness coming and going constantly…but I still need my daily cup of tea and this was quite a soothing choice. I’ve been enjoying several ginger teas the last few months, including ginger rooibos and ginger pu-erh, my go-to tummy helpers, but I’m glad to try something new and fruity!
This has all the elements I could ask for right now: nice dark black tea to get me going, combined with a lovely light peach flavor and warm ginger. I like how the ginger isn’t too spicy or strong in this tea. It works really well with the sweet peach. Smooth, soothing, warm, mellow and bright—this is very good! I am glad I have enough to last until my baby is born!
This tea has been on my wishlist for a while, and I was happily surprised to find it in my stocking for Christmas! It was wonderful. The dry leaves are long and beautiful and have the aroma of soft hay and honey. The taste of the tea is excellent—it’s a nice “lighter” black tea that tastes slightly of plums and honey. (Despite the name, I was surprised by the plum flavor. I just figured it was a cute name they came up with because the tea goes with sweets and is a reddish color. But it really does have a lovely plummy aspect to it!) Yet, it’s not what I would consider a “fruity” tea. It’s a nice solid black tea with just the slightest, pleasantest hint of plum and sweet honey, and it’s perfect. I will definitely purchase this again.
Flavors: Honey, Plum
I haven’t done any reviews in a while—not because I haven’t been enjoying tea, but mainly due to the limited amount and limited variety I have been drinking. I pretty much have only one or two cups of either Assam, English Breakfast, or a Yunnan black tea per day, all of which I have already created tasting notes on. That, and as my taste buds are rather goofy sometimes so I don’t quite trust myself to write a thorough review! So that at least partially explains my absence from Steepster of late.
After a random bout of morning sickness today, I could only really keep down (at least as far as beverages are concerned) a cup of Assam with a little milk added, and this ginger rooibos. The ginger rooibos was a great tummy-soother! Warm, rich, with a slight sweetness, it was a very good choice for me today. Thanks TeaTiff for the sample!!!
After reading reviews about this oolong, I knew I had to try it. Thanks to TeaTiff who sent me a sample, I finally was able to partake of this yummy tea! I haven’t much experience with dark or roasty oolongs so I don’t have a lot to compare this to, but I have to say this was quite an enjoyable cup. Perfect for fall! It tasted of cocoa, wood, and French Roast coffee, with some subtle hints of burnt caramel in there as well. As I slowly sipped, I couldn’t help thinking that the only thing better than this tea would be if it was accompanied by a nice piece of dark chocolate—85% cocoa. Mmmmm those flavors would mingle perfectly together! I checked my chocolate stash and to my horror realized I was completely out of dark chocolate (no surprise there…being a serious chocoholic, AND a pregnant one, means that I am perpetually out of the stuff. Bummer!)
Anyway, I did a second steep and it smelled and tasted like watery burnt coffee, so I definitely preferred my first cup.
I like this flavored rooibos, but it’s not my favorite. The raspberry and vanilla are there, but very subtle. I first taste rooibos, and then it leaves a pleasant aftertaste of berries and cream. Maybe it would be richer if I steeped it longer. Oh well, I’m still enjoying it. Thanks TeaTiff for providing me with a sample!
After drinking a lovely energizing Yunnan black tea to get me going in the morning, I decided for something a little lighter in caffeine and flavor, yet something comforting, warming, and tasty for a cool fall day. This kukicha was just the thing! Sweet, smooth, roasty, and delicious. It has been a while since I’ve had it, but I welcome its return to my cupboard. I have a feeling I will be drinking a lot of it this winter!