Reviews for Temple Coffee and Tea
Price: $40.00/8 ounces
Massively rich and intricate. Minty dark chocolate, sandalwood, vanilla, narcissus-like flowers, a pungent hint of ripe mango in aroma and cup. Sweetly brisk acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. Flowers, chocolate and mango ring on in a resonant, richly drying finish.
Gently pungent, quietly intricate. Complex floral notes (lavender, rose), bittersweet fruit (orange marmalade), roasted cacao nib, fragrant sandalwood in aroma and cup. Brisk, vibrant acidity; full, velvety mouthfeel. Flowers and cacoa nib carry into a richly drying finish.
Price: $19.00/12 ounces
Brisk yet juicy; complex. Honey, hazelnut, roasted cacao nib, peach, wisteria-like flowers in aroma and cup. Crisp, balanced acidity; lightly smooth, satiny mouthfeel. Peach, honey and cacao nib in particular carry into a flavor-saturated finish.
Rich, intricate. Roasted cacao nib, tangelo, black cherry, narcissus-like flowers in aroma and cup. Round, deep acidity; plush, syrupy mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the tangelo and cherry in a slightly drying though quite resonant finish.
Sweet, balanced. Peach, rye whisky, redwood, brown sugar in aroma and cup. Gently crisp acidity; very lightly syrupy mouthfeel. Peach and redwood in particular carry into a sweet though drying finish.
Monumental yet elegant. Explosive aromatics: Papaya and orange, baker’s chocolate, sweet layered flowers (lilac, honeysuckle), pungent hints of juniper and myrrh carry intact into the cup. Brisk but juicy acidity; full, syrupy mouthfeel. A dry chocolate hint in particular carries into a deep, long finish.
Deeply complex, resonant. Lavender-like flowers, perique-like fermented tobacco, white truffle, pink grapefruit, and supporting it all a fudgy chocolate. Richly balanced acidity, lightly syrupy and lively mouthfeel. Chocolate, tobacco and flowers all carry with impressive continuity into a long finish.
High-toned, sweet complexity. Vanilla, tangerine jam, honeysuckle, loquat, walnut-butter in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity, very smooth and plump mouthfeel. Quietly resonant finish.
Immensely and deeply rich. Red currant, chocolate fudge, narcissus, sandalwood in aroma and cup. Full, vivacious acidity; satiny mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates but persists in a straightforward finish.
Evaluated as espresso. Both co-taster Ethan Hill (92) and Ken (92) remarked on distinct chocolate, sweetly tart berry and fresh-cut cedar notes. Ken found lavender as well. “Sweet, chocolate-covered cherry” added Ethan. Rather crisply bright for both tasters, with a smooth (“syrupy,” “plush”) mouthfeel and a fine floral and cocoa finish. Filled out three parts milk with tart berry and a balancing sweet chocolate.
Sweet, slightly savory, unique. Black currant, sugary sweet potato, dark chocolate, pistachio, rhododendron-like flowers in aroma and cup. Deep, pungent acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. Balanced, quietly flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $62.00/8 ounces
Intricately rich, delicately bittersweet. Honey, peach, kumquat, orange blossom, hazelnut, a suggestion of angostura bitters in aroma and cup. Delicately brisk, spice-toned acidity; lightly satiny mouthfeel. Resonant, flavor-saturated finish.
Opulently and vibrantly pungent. Deep florals (lilac and passion-flower), fudgy chocolate, complex fruit (loquat, raspberry, jackfruit), musk in aroma and cup. Rich, sweetly tart acidity. Silky mouthfeel. A dry chocolate carries into a long, ringing finish.
Price: $17.50/12 ounces
Evaluated as espresso. Exhilarating and richly complex. Chocolate fudge, deeply sweet fruit (black cherry, pineapple, mango), narcissus-like flowers, vanilla and myrrh in aroma and small-cup. Soft and silky-smooth mouthfeel. Sweet chocolate, pungent florals and intensely rich aromatic wood tones carry into a deeply resonant finish. Flavor maintains balance and intricacy in three parts milk, with rich chocolate and ripe fruit predominating.
Rich, deep, pungent. Fresh-cut cedar, dark chocolate, grapefruit, raisin, a hint of thyme-like herb in aroma and cup. Crisply sweet acidity; light but very silky mouthfeel. The finish is flavor-saturated, sweet but richly drying.
Gently opulent, complex. Tangerine, roasted cacao nib, a hint of rum, complex floral notes (from sweet honeysuckle to crisp lavender) in aroma and cup. Gently tart acidity; syrupy, lively mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates around the chocolaty cacao nib and the tangerine in a rich, lasting finish.
Delicate but rich; fine, layered complexity. Lilac, honey, apricot, raspberry, sandalwood, much more in aroma and cup. Gently bright, lively, almost effervescent acidity; lightly syrupy, buoyant mouthfeel. Flavor consolidates, though the floral note in particular persists in a long, resonant finish.
Complex, deep, original. Halvah-like honey and nut, coconut, narcissus-like flowers, a hint of rye whisky in aroma and cup. Rich, rounded acidity; light but syrupy mouthfeel. Deeply flavor-saturated finish coasts on and on.
Balanced, subtle, layered. Hazelnut, honeydew melon, tamarind, fresh-cut oak in aroma and cup. Crisp, gently lively acidity; light, buoyant mouthfeel. Resonant, gently flavor-saturated finish.
Price: $19.00/12 ounces
Sweetly bright, lyric, exhilarating. Honey, peach, tangerine, night-blooming flowers, a hint of roasted cacao nib in aroma and cup. Deeply sweet, resonantly tart acidity; syrupy mouthfeel. The dry chocolate of the cacao nib note moves forward in a flavor-saturated finish.