4826 Tasting Notes

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drank Cola Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
4826 tasting notes

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As I said in my full-length review of this Matcha – http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/01/cola-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/ – I’m not sure exactly why I decided to order this except that I was curious.

I’m glad that I was curious enough to try it though because it’s really quite a tasty flavored Matcha. I like the way the two flavors meld. The matcha has a buttery quality to it, and this combines nicely with the cola flavor. I think I might have to get some soda water and give this a try with that. It might also be really good in a vanilla milkshake … sort of a creamy soda matcha tasting treat!

Not bad at all.

Fjellrev

This is one combination that I’m finding very hard to imagine who they’d even be. But you’re making a fantastic sales pitch here. :)

momo

Too funny, I made myself some champagne matcha before settling in to read 2 days worth of tasting notes…I put it in club soda! Your note might have been some kind of subliminal message as I was scrolling all the way down to the bottom first.

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drank Matcha Infused Genmaicha by Aiya
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Having previously tried their Organic Matcha Infused Genmaicha, I was pretty sure I’d enjoy this conventionally grown Matcha Infused Genmaicha from Aiya. Since it’s been about a year since I last had the Organic variety, I don’t know that I could adequately provide an accurate comparison between the two teas. But I enjoyed this one … and I enjoyed the Organic as well.

To tell the truth, I enjoy everything I taste from Aiya because they’re synonymous with high quality Japanese teas. I’ve not found anything that I’ve been less than impressed with from them.

Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/04/01/matcha-infused-genmaicha-green-tea-from-aiya/

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drank Yunnan Beauty by Mandala Tea
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Thank you for sending me some of this tea, Azzrian!

I like! This is a very forgiving tea. I accidentally brewed it at too high a temperature (boiling!) because I mistook it for a black tea rather than an Oolong.

But even with the higher temp … the flavor is remarkable. Sweet, rich, and with a lovely earthy, woodsy tone to it. Toasty notes, with a nutty sweetness.

This is a remarkably complex tea (most Oolong is complex, of course!) and I also noted some muscatel notes with a sweet, dry fruity tone. Hints of molasses. A silky-smooth mouthfeel. This is one of those teas that you just want to keep sipping and sipping … so brew a big pot of it and enjoy it all day long!

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Awesome! Rich, delicious, smooth, chocolate-y, caramel-y … just pure, black tea goodness!

For me, this tea falls somewhere between a rich, malty Assam and a smooth, even-tempered Ceylon, with notes that are familiar to a top-notch Fujian Black tea.

Love this! Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/31/superfine-tan-yang-gong-fu-black-tea-from-teavivre-2/

Fjellrev

So apparently I need this. :)

ashmanra

Dang it! I was trying to keep y next order small. Oh well, it’s only money…

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drank Kiwi Cherry Bonanza by Tiesta Tea
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This one isn’t too bad! I’m always skeptical when I brew a tisane, because I’m never too sure what I’m in for with it, because usually … let’s face it … fruit tisanes like this usually mean way too much hibiscus. I’m not a big fan of the stuff, so, I tend to be hesitant when it comes time to try out a new fruit tisane.

But this one – NO HIBISCUS! Let me say that again: NO HIBISCUS! Yay!

Happy Dance!

And the flavor is really nice. The cherry does not taste like cough syrup, it has a nice, sweet, fruity taste to it. I can taste the kiwi. The overall cup is a little bit sweet and a little bit tart … with more sweet than tart and that’s quite alright by me.

Amoda did good by adding this one to March’s tea box!

Sil

ooh this one sounds tasty!

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A lovely, smooth Darjeeling. Sweet and not overly astringent. Nice fruity note, crisp and pleasant.

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drank Dragon Well by Far Leaves Tea
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A delicious, buttery Dragon Well. Really nice! It tastes pure and refreshing. This is really good … sweet, vegetative, and buttery … like freshly steamed vegetables that have been lightly buttered. YUM!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/30/dragon-well-green-tea-from-far-leaves/

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drank Pineapple Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Really good! I absolutely love this Pineapple Matcha. The sweetness and slight tangy note of the pineapple melds really well with the sweet, slightly vegetal note of the matcha.

For this Matcha, I chose the classic grade of Matcha with the distinctive level of flavoring and I’m really satisfied with this combination. The matcha froths up a little. I might be happier with some more froth, but, flavor wise, this is really good. And there is a really good balance of the two flavors. I can taste the pineapple, and I can taste the matcha.

There is a faint chemical/artificial note to this … that gives the pineapple a sort of “candy” like taste as opposed to being something more true to the fruit. I don’t notice it so much when I’m casually sipping, but when I’m really focusing on the flavors, I notice just a bit of artificial-ness to this.

Overall, though, it’s really quite tasty.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/29/pineapple-flavored-matcha-from-red-leaf-tea/

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Yum! sweet, creamy chocolate with raspberry … and the white tea is creamy and slightly earthy and complements the white chocolate very well. The coconut adds more to the overall “creaminess” of the cup rather than adding a really distinct coconut flavor.

Delicate – as most white teas are. But even with it’s delicate overall quality, there is a lot of flavor to enjoy here.

A really good tea. Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/03/29/organic-white-delight-from-the-rabbit-hole/

TassieTeaGirl

I love it when people try this one, its so unbelievably good. I’m glad you like it, and we’re getting some Rabbit Hole love out there beyond my national borders!

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This is a really good Earl Grey. I like that it has a Yunnan Base. The bergamot is a bit more subdued than in a typical Earl Grey, I like the subtle approach here, and I like that this is different. And I like that the bergamot allows for enjoyment of the Yunnan. But there is also a part of me that still wants the BERGAMOT.

For that reason, I gave it a slightly lower rating … it’s a really good tea, but not what I’d call exceptional. A little more bergamot might have pushed it over the 90 mark.

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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.

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