4846 Tasting Notes

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I love Darjeeling! And my favorites tend to be the 2nd Flush.

This is a really nice 2nd flush darjeeling. Notes of fruit, earth and a woody undertone. Sweet but not overly so. Wine-like. A very enjoyable darjeeling from a company that offers some of the finest darjeeling teas I’ve ever encountered.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/27/jungpana-estate-2nd-flush-golden-tips-darjeeling-tea-from-darjeeling-tea-lovers/

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I liked this one quite a bit. I liked that it’s a green rooibos blend as I tend to prefer green over red rooibos. I find the green rooibos to have more notable fruity tones, and this taste blends very nicely with the flavor of peach, strawberry and citrus.

A very refreshing, light beverage … this one is good over ice!

Here’s my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/27/peach-picnic-green-rooibos-blend-from-the-persimmon-tree/

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this Nilgiri … a tasty tea! Malty, rich, nicely round taste. Sweet, smooth, and a little bit earthy.

Nice!

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Not quite Matcha … for one thing, it’s from Taiwan rather than Japan, for another, true matcha has a different flavor: It’s softer, sweeter, and a bit more on the “buttery” side. This has more of a sharpness to it, with a more pronounced bitter-sweet quality. It is slightly astringent, with an almost citrus-y finish.

But, I still quite enjoyed this. It is an invigorating “matcha” like drink, with a strong vegetative presence and a smooth, creamy texture. I like the revitalizing feeling I get from this … very reminiscent to Matcha!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/26/green-tea-powder-from-nuvola-tea/

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea.

I love that autumn has finally arrived. I love the chill in the air, I don’t even mind that up here in the Pacific NorthWET it rains more than it shines this time of year. I love it.

And this tea … seems the perfect way to welcome autumn. It is rich and warm with smoky tones and so inviting. I like that the smoky tones are there but they aren’t in my face. It’s smoky but not too much. It’s a rich, full-flavored cuppa with enjoyable caramel-y undertones.

A really nice tea. I’m glad I got the opportunity to try it.

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Not a bad version of Earl Grey. I liked this quite a bit. I like how this tea really focuses on the citrus-y notes of the bergamot (yes, I am aware that it is a citrus fruit, but its one of the more complex citrus fruits out there, wouldn’t you agree?) The combination of bergamot, lemongrass, and orange peel give this a sort of “citrus punch” kind of taste … so it softens the bergamot somewhat … it doesn’t have that same punch from the bergamot that I often want from an Earl Grey. But I did like this approach … it’s a tasty blend.

It’s a delicious, mellow, fruity, bergamot-y tea. Nice.

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A really, really good chai! The most surprising thing about that is that this is a sacheted chai! I didn’t expect a sachet chai to taste so good … but there you have it. (Note: while I didn’t prepare it stovetop method, the fact that this IS a sacheted chai would make the clean up that I HATE with the stovetop method – and therefore I seldom prepare chai this way – the sachet would make it so much easier to do!)

Anyway … this is a very flavorful chai. The black tea could be a little more on the assertive side, I think, but it does manage to stand well on its own, and it provides a really nice base for the spices. A lovely cinnamon flavor here. I love the creamy vanilla tones!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/25/bombay-masala-chai-from-chai-diaries/

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drank Red Velvet Cake Mate by 52teas
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I liked this one a lot. I was glad that the chocolate notes are more pronounced than in a typical red velvet cake (I like red velvet alright, but, I want more chocolate. More chocolate = better … this is the rule and I have yet to find an exception to this rule.) This has a nice, chocolate-y tone (although more = better) and Frank did a great job at getting the cream cheese flavor (tangy and creamy), and I like the way the earthy tones of the Mate complement the flavors of red velvet.

A really tasty blend!

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Not bad, not bad at all. I like this fruit “tea” blend better than the one I had reviewed just before this. I like the balance between the pomegranate and blueberry, I like the elderberry taste in there, I like that it’s not overrun with hibiscus.

This one is definitely better iced than served hot.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/24/pomegranate-blueberry-fruit-tisane-from-mahamosa/

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drank Winter Solstice by ESP Emporium
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I didn’t dislike this quite as much as some of the others who tried it. I liked the touch of spice. I’d rather there not be hibiscus in it, but, I’m glad that it isn’t a heavy amount of hibiscus in this blend. I like the blend of the fruits – I could taste the pomegranate, the orange and the cranberry. I found myself wishing I could taste more star anise.

Overall, it’s an interesting blend. Not my favorite, for sure, but I didn’t hate it.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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