1067 Tasting Notes

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I’ve just done late night food shopping (or had it delivered anyway) and everything chore wise is done for the day. I am free to relax and prepare my schedule for tomorrows sales. It may be strange to make a schedule but remember that I am overseas and specific deals are only available for so long such as Della Terra, I would do well to make a note of the time differences. That’s where Google comes in handy :D

My husband chose this tea from the pack, I asked him which tea he would like and he said “The yellow one” which was this chamomile tea.

It smells sweet and fresh, not thick or stale as some chamomile teas can be (especially bagged).

Flavour is pleasant, sweet and floral, fresh and clean, light and buttery. All good qualities for a chamomile tea. In honesty I am not keen on chamomile and some I find undrinkable but this is very nice. Possibly one of the best chamomile teas that I have tried though in honesty I have not had many.

A little honey in this would be amazing, will need to note to self for next time. :)

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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I have been so rude, I apologize for not doing this sooner.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

I have just been told the amazing news….my husband received his £1000 bonus for working hard so I can splurge a little this Black Friday :D There was a chance it would be delayed a month and I would have had to keep my spending at a minimum.

My husband just got home so this Earl Grey should warm him up. Served with a little milk but no sugar.

It’s a medium strength Earl Grey or at least to my pallet. The black tea has some smokiness but is clean tasting ie no astringency. As for the bergamot it’s sweet and a little waxy but natural tasting. It’s a rather clean cut Earl Grey in the way that it’s non offensive, I think even non Earl Grey fans could manage to politely sip this down.

It’s nice enough but again I prefer a strong Earl Grey. This would be a nice teabag to travel with though to make a change from Twinings or Clipper.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
TeaKlutz

Happy Thanksgiving to you too!

TheTeaFairy

Happy thanksgiving and splurging! Yay for hubby bonus :-)

JustJames

happy thanksgiving one and all…. hope this is an excellent start to the holiday season for all. xoxo

MissB

Congrats on your early prosperity! I hope it continues through the holiday season.

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I forgot I received a tin containing 9 different The London Tea Company flavours. I came across the tin whilst I was sorting my tea cupboard out in preparation for Black Friday. I have no space left :( But I have a few days to clear some space and a further week or so for international post to arrive so I suppose that should be enough time.

Once steeped this tea is golden in colour and has a sweet citrus scent with an after-sniff kick of ginger. Rather fiery actually, cleared my sinus that’s for sure.

In the first few sips the lemongrass is nice and sweet with a gentle sourness which is followed by fiery and warm ginger before being lightened with more citrus in the after taste. The aftertaste citrus is different, it’s not lemongrass..waxier than that…perhaps lime? or orange?

It’s a pleasant enough blend and is definitely the sort of tea that I enjoy drinking in cold weather. I have a warm glow in my stomach now :)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey by Tazo
1067 tasting notes

I’m not minding teabags at the moment so I may as well take advantage and clear some of the sample bags I have. My kitten is semi interested in this tea, he likes the smell of it which is unusual considering it’s citrus and that is supposed to repel cats. There is something he likes about it though, maybe he is just curious?

Sampling this without milk or sugar.

The black tea is rich, dark and smoky with an element of malt. The bergamot is actually very subtle in comparison and is not noticeable at first. It’s just before the after taste that the sour and sweetness of the bergamot kicks in but as soon as you taste it it’s gone again. Much too mild an Earl Grey for my liking, also it’s rather unbalanced.

Sampling with one sugar and no milk.

The sugar has worked wonders and the black tea is less thick and full on. You also get a sense that the bergamot is present at the start now due to the extra sweetness that the sugar has given it. Still all in all it’s pretty mild.

To sum it up:
Would I drink this again? Yes
Would I buy this? No
Why? I personally prefer stronger Earl Grey in terms of bergamot and citrus

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaKlutz

Citrus is supposed to repel cats? Didn’t know that… interesting!

KittyLovesTea

A while ago one of my neighbours used to buy cat repellent for his garden and being not a very nice man he threatened my cats and said that if he caught them I would be sorry. I decided to keep them indoors needless to say but I felt I should read up on the cat repellent. It says the main ingredient is citrus oil because cats hate the smell. I didn’t know before then either. Same thing with deterrent furniture spray, contains citrus to stop cats clawing. Mine don’t mind citrus though lol.

Ozli

Yeah a lot of people but orange rinds in the garden to keep cats away. Supposedly. I don’t think they’d stand in the way of either of my outside cats & a dirt bath … ;)

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Thank you Scheherazade for this sample.

Once steeped this smells like blackcurrant cordial but sweeter, like hard boiled blackcurrant sweets. I couldn’t really smell the rhubarb but my husband said for him the rhubarb was the strongest element. Weird.

Flavour wise it’s fairly mild considering it’s thick scent. The rhubarb is noticeable now and is sweet yet a little tart though I must specify the word little. It still tastes like a hard boiled sweet, or some sort of cough syrup….it’s a little odd.

Definitely a winter tea but I can’t get over it’s medicinal flavour. This just is not my cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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Thank you Scheherazade for this sample. You included two tea bags which is enough for both me and my husband to try. :) He says “Thank You”.

Once steeped it has a strong mint scent with a creamy undertone. Strong yet sweet and rather fresh smelling (especially for a teabag). I did notice the teabag as to be expected contained finely chopped blend so I believe that this tea could be steeped for less time if you would prefer a light mint tea.

Flavour is strong and minty, enough to give a refreshing tingle upon my tongue. Immediately after I swallowed the vanilla came through to tone down the mint and leave a creamy, sweet after taste. It tastes like creamy mint caramel sweets I used to buy as a child. Only mildly so, really the vanilla is very subtle compared to the mint. Still it’s a very nice and simple blend, not sure it should be called butter though especially, mint cream would have been my suggestion.

I would buy this tea again to keep in my cupboard for stomach upsets.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
morebloodytea

I really liked this – it has a wonderful smell whilst brewing and tastes just like something out of a bag of boiled mint sweets!

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More Star Trek before bed and more Oolong. This was received with my recent Tealux order, the name inspired my purchase.

In raw form the Oolong is long and thin in the shape of random curls of dark brown colour. Also note there are some twigs/stems present too but not many.

It has a sweet, wooden yet sugary scent. Rather unlike any other Oolongs I have come across. I would say the sugary scent was very similar to raw sugar cane.

It’s steeped scent is much different now, strong and leathery with malt but still the sugar cane is present. Now it’s in-between a black tea and medium-high oxidized Oolong.

Flavour matches it’s new steeped aroma. It’s sweet and smooth with malt and wood tones. It’s not dissimilar from Dian Hong, only much sweeter. Also getting a subtle hint of smoke in the after taste along with some dark fermented fruit.

It’s just bizarre, it’s so similar to a black tea….I keep telling myself it’s an Oolong but the taste buds are refusing it. I love it, will have to definitely buy more of this for the future. Husband loves this one too which is rare for him.

If anyone else is sipping tea and is a Star Trek fan then here is a video for you to sip, watch and enjoy. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCARADb9asE

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Hahaha I remember that song :)

Ubacat

ha ha Now I hope I don’t always think of that song when I have this tea.

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I’m writing this review though it will most likely be short thanks to this bitch of a migraine that has been with me all day. I’ve only just began to think properly and the pain is minimal, still I am trying my best to write this review effectively.

The loose Oolong balls are small in size and have a dry, floral and light mineral scent.

My first steep is delicate with a sweet yet dry floral flavour pretty much matching it’s raw scent. There are also essences of mineral, butter, honeysuckle and grass.

Personally it’s a little too delicate for my usual Oolong mood, I will have to try it again when my mind is clearer but so far I am not impressed with this tea. Rating as top end of average for now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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This is a very delicate Darjeeling. It’s sweet, dry, musky and floral. Also very smooth and almost creamy. Also showing elements of wood, honey and misty.

A nice Darjeeling but it’s much too subtle for me, I prefer a darker Darjeeling. Though this did accompany my porridge well this morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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I’m 26 years old from Leicester, England named Kayleigh. I have a wonderful husband called Richard whom I am very lucky to have in my life.

I started off many years ago drinking herbal and fruit teas which over time peaked my interest in trying new types. Eventually I began to import and sample many different teas and cultures which I still do today. My life goal is to try as many teas and ways of having tea as possible.

Tea wise my cravings change constantly from pu erh one month to jasmine green to the next and so on.

I adore cats and have four of my own called Honey, Cassie, Mr Soots and Ivory.

I also have two fish tanks which thankfully my cats have no interest in. They house an array of tropical fish and shrimp.

I am a proud vegetarian and have been for the majority of my life. When I say vegetarian I mean just that as well, no fish or seafood, no chicken now and again, no animal products such as gelatine and cochineal.

I also enjoy watching Japanese Anime and horror films.

I am always up for tea swaps so if you see anything in my virtual cupboard then please contact me.

A short list to help swapping with me easier though honestly I am not fussy and am willing to try anything. Plus the notes below are usually, sometimes I love a tea that has an ingredient I tend to dislike and other times I hate a tea that I thought I would love.

Likes: Any fruit but especially melon and orange, vanilla, all tea types (black, green, white etc), nuts (any), flowers, ginger, chai.

Dislikes: Licorice, aniseed, clove, eucalyptus, lavender.

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