444 Tasting Notes

90

My second darjeeling of today. First off, it pairs nicely with apple pie. There is a lovely scent of blueberries, and bergamot. The flavour is more on the earl grey side, but with nice blueberry taste as well. Having it with the pie was a bit like really good fruit salad.

Flavors: Bergamot, Blueberry

Veronica

I have this sitting in my waiting-to-be-tried basket. I’ll have to open it later today. It sounds great!

Starfevre

Glad you like it. Happy Birthday!

Lariel of Lórien

Everyone should try this with apple pie.

Anlina

I love bergamot and berry flavour but for some reason, every time I’ve looked on 52teas at this, it just didn’t register in my brain that this is bergamot with berry flavour. :P So I think I need to try it.

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84

So, on Sunday, I went to the Lupicia store. This tea was one of the samples they offered me. It smelled very much like herbal pumpkins, and the sweet potato. The flavour was like having a warm pumpkin pie. Would have preferred more sweet potato though.

Flavors: Pumpkin, Sweet Potatoes

Tealizzy

I really want some of this. Going to try and stop in to the store at lunch today!

Lariel of Lórien

They’ll probably still have it as a sample.

TeaBrat

I think they only have it until the end of October, fyi

Tealizzy

I went today! The sample was the ginger one they advertised, but I picked some of this one up anyway. I like it! :)

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91

One of my Steepster friends told me about this company. I wanted this tea because it sounded interesting. It smells different, like a darker green or dark oolong. The flavour is on the sweet side, with some smoky taste. There is mostly a smooth and mellow cup, and the smoky taste is subtle enough to be present and not overpowering.

Overall, it is very plesant and kinda makes me think of the forest of Mirkwood.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cheri

Sounds yummy!

KiwiDelight

But Mirkwood is scary…Greenwood?

TeaBrat

their green teas are really good

Lariel of Lórien

Yes, I meant when it was still the Greenwood.

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93

A birthday chocolate from a couple years ago. Having an orange colour hot cocoa is really pretty cool. I’d forgotten the flavour was not orange as well. However, it is a nice and creamy white chocolate. The sachet is very cute, and Autumn appropriate.

Flavors: Creamy, White Chocolate

Tealizzy

Happy Birthday, Lariel! That sounds like a fun hot chocolate! :)

carol who

Have a great day!

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87

My birthday and lunar eclipse tea. I brewed this and went outside to watch end of the total lunar eclipse. The smells sweet and herbal. There is some vanilla cake frosting taste. Mainly this tea is like herbal cake frosting. Interesting, and goes with my lunar event.

Flavors: Cake, Frosting, Herbs, Vanilla

Veronica

Happy Birthday! I watched the end of the eclipse, too. It was really pretty.

Stephanie

Happy birthday Lariel!! Hope you have a good one :)

caile

Happy Birthday!

KittyLovesTea

Happy Birthday!

KiwiDelight

Happy Birthday, Lariel!

Anlina

Happy birthday!

Cheri

Happy birthday my friend!

Butiki Teas

I hope you have a wonderful birthday! Sounds like it was a great start. :)

Inkling

Happy birthday, Lariel! Hope it’s a great day. :)

mrmopar

Happy Birthday!

Ost

Happy Birthday!! Hope you’re having a fantastic day!!

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86

Oh, I get to be first! My evening cup while I watch Sleepy Hollow (the series). The scent is nicely creamy and floral. There is a kinda strong rose flavour, and the vanilla gets a little lost. As it cools, there is more creamy vanilla taste.

It’s interesting, and I want rose ice cream now.

Flavors: Creamy, Floral, Rose, Vanilla

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89

When I went to make this, my first thought was that it smells like a Yunnan tea. There is certainly a baked bread scent, along with the citrus. The flavour is like if I was fresh baked wheat bread with orange zest. Very good, wish I had more.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Bergamot, Citrus, Orange

tantonino

So you’re saying this pretty much tastes like….lembas bread??

Lariel of Lórien

Hmm…perhaps. More testing is needed.

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47

This was my box of samples from Star. At first, it smelled nicely minty. When I brewed it, the licorice root flavour came out. There is way too much of that root for my taste.

Flavors: Licorice

Starfevre

I haven’t tried it yet and I will keep that in mind.

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89
drank Yuzu by Lupicia
444 tasting notes

I tried this at the store today. It was so good iced. There was a nice citrus scent, similar to lemon. The flavour was bright and citrus. Now I want to try more Yuzu things.

Flavors: Citrus

Cameron B.

Yum! Did you get to try Kumquat?

Lariel of Lórien

It was not a sample there, I asked.

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87

I wanted to try this because it sounded so fruity, and there was no hibiscus. It smells like these fruit snacks I liked as a kid. They came in either cherry or kiwi, and with rolled coconut. The flavour is on the apple side. Reminds me of fruit punch, which I’m having warm for some reason. There isn’t much kiwi flavour though.

Praise be to the Giver of Fruits!

Flavors: Apple, Cherry, Coconut, Fruit Punch

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Assam, Nilgiri, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh (Shou), Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai, Honeybush/ Rooibos, Ceylon
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Exploring- Sheng Pu’erh, White Tea, Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha
Fruity Flavours- Lychee, Muscat, White Peach, Fig, Apple

Ratings-
95- 100: By Yavanna, it’s amazing!
89- 94: my favourite
85- 88: it’s fantastic
81- 84: really like
75- 80: like
70- 74: it’s okay
69 and below: meh
unrated: still unsure

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