Reviews for Willoughby's Coffee & Tea
Bizarre, beautiful, shocking, intricate. Tropical fruit (lychee, passionfruit), sweet herb (clove, cilantro, dill, spearmint), dark chocolate, musk, yogurt. In structure quite sweet, roundly tart (think unsweetened yogurt), deeply savory. Lightly syrupy in mouthfeel. Passionfruit, chocolate, dill all make distinct appearances in the drying but sweetly and richly complex finish.
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Nuanced, ethereal, yet exceptionally lush. Aprium, star jasmine, pistachio butter, cocoa, pink peppercorn, almond brittle in aroma and cup. High-toned, sweetly tart in structure with a juicy, vibrant acidity; levitating, nectar-like mouthfeel. The finish is rich-toned and resonant with all of the aromatics and flavors of the cup, star jasmine and cocoa, in particular.
Briskly sweet-savory, rounded by a cherry-like juiciness. Black cherry, lavender, baker’s chocolate, pistachio, artichoke blossom in aroma and cup. Bittersweet and savory in structure lifted by a cushiony fruit; full and plump in mouthfeel. The richly drying finish consolidates around chocolate, nut and a hint of flowers.
Crisply sweet-tart. Apricot, cacao nib, lime zest, hibiscus, almond in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with pert, lively acidity; velvety-smooth mouthfeel. The sweet-toned finish consolidates to cocoa-toned apricot with a little kick from lime zest.
Price: $19.99/16 ounces
Balanced, fruit-toned, deeply sweet. Mulberry, wine barrel, dark chocolate, sandalwood, freesia in aroma and cup. Sweet-tart structure with wine-like acidity; satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The finish leads with mulberry and dark chocolate, supported by spice-toned aromatic wood and freesia-like flowers.
Cleanly fruit-toned, delicately rich. Rum cordial, orange zest, coconut, plum, cedar in aroma and cup. Sweet-toned structure with gentle, round acidity; plump, satiny-smooth mouthfeel. The inviting finish leads with coconut and plum in the short, with notes of cedar and rum cordial returning in the long.
Crisp yet very sweet, delicately intricate. Lavender, lemon zest, apple, walnut, fresh pipe tobacco in aroma and cup. In structure massively sweet, gently tart; light, velvety, lively mouthfeel. Apple, lemon and fresh tobacco notes saturate a quiet, lightly drying finish.
Price: $39.99/12 ounces
Big, round, deeply and pungently layered. Fragrant cedar, lavender, baker’s chocolate, Concord grape, a hint of mace in aroma and cup. Bittersweet and rich in structure; fat and plush in mouthfeel with a drying edge. Concord grape and cedar dominate in a continuing pungent but quite sweet finish.
Price: $39.99/12 ounces
Crisp, delicately but intricately floral- and spice-toned. Jasmine, walnut, pipe tobacco, sandalwood, ripe peach, a hint of lime zest in aroma and cup. Brisk and vivacious in structure; light, silky mouthfeel. Flavor layers but rings on in a jasmine-toned, gently drying finish.
Price: $15.99/16 ounces
Balanced, sweetly savory. Lime zest, toffee, fresh-cut fir, cashew, lilac-like flowers in aroma and cup. Quietly sweet-tart structure; full, velvety mouthfeel. Lime zest and toffee carry the finish.
Price: $55.00/12 ounces
Complex, uniquely sweet, tropical. Plumeria, roasted cacao nib, mango, sandalwood, nougat in aroma and cup. Sweetly tart structure with bright, juicy acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The finish carries through on the promise of the cup, with rich florals in the short and deep fruit notes in the long, where a new element, a soft fruit tone suggesting coconut, surfaces.
Richly sweet/tart, crisply complex. Dark chocolate, roasted cashew, pink grapefruit, sandalwood, Chinese five-spice in aroma and cup. Structure is drying but sweetly juicy; buoyant and plump in mouthfeel. Nut-toned chocolate with a hint of sandalwood and spice saturate a sweet, richly dry finish.
Price: $17.99/16 ounces
High-toned, floral. Dried apricot, magnolia, almond butter, maple syrup, cherry brandy in aroma and cup. Crisp, sweetly-tart in structure; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Notes of magnolia and dried apricot dominate in the flavor-laden short finish, with hints of almond butter and fruit brandy in the long.
Richly layered, sweet-savory; narcissus, dark chocolate, tomato jam, sage, oak in aroma and cup. Savory-sweet structure; buoyant, velvety mouthfeel. The crisp, flavor-saturated finish centers on a throughline of floral-toned chocolate in the short, with notes of sweetly savory tomato jam and aromatic wood in the long.
Price: $65.00/12 ounces
Subtle; balanced; classic. Roasted cashew, sweet apple, clover flowers, brown sugar, fresh-cut cedar in aroma and cup. Softly and sweetly tart in structure; plush and velvety in mouthfeel. Apple, brown sugar, cashew and clover all carry into a quietly complete finish.
Deeply sweet, richly savory. Butterscotch, lavender, tamarind, roasted cacao nib, mango in aroma and cup. Big, juicy acidity; viscous, velvety mouthfeel. In addition to resonant butterscotch and lavender tones in the short finish, the long introduces an appealing coconut note.
Price: $22.99/16 ounces
Delicately rich, with a hint of sweet ferment. Dried blueberry, rum cordial, tamarind, elderflower, a hint of cumin in aroma and cup. Brisk, sweet-tart acidity; buoyant, satiny mouthfeel. The crisp, gently drying finish is carried by notes of elderflower and tamarind.
Price: $18.99/16 ounces
Delicate, rich, deeply sweet. White peach, honeysuckle, roasted cacao nib, myrrh, pink peppercorn in aroma and cup. Lyric, luxurious acidity; velvety mouthfeel. The richly drying finish leads with spice-toned cocoa in the short; the myrrh and pink peppercorn linger in the long.
Price: $13.99/16 ounces
Deeply sweet, layered complexity. Dried papaya, gardenia, baker’s chocolate, fine musk, almond in aroma and cup. Juicy, balanced acidity; creamy, nectar-like mouthfeel. The seemingly infinitely long cocoa-toned finish is resonant and deep, with lingering hints of dried papaya, gardenia and almond.
Price: $50.00/8 ounces
Delicately sweet, intricate, rich. Honey, grapefruit zest, roasted cacao nib, rose-like flowers in aroma and cup. Balanced, gently bright acidity; buoyant, lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Resonantly flavor-saturated finish.