4839 Tasting Notes

drank Champion Black by Shanti Tea
4839 tasting notes

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I had this tea a few days ago. I think I made it a tad too strong, because the flavor was very strong and astringent and concentrated. Like it needed to be diluted.

It was not a bad tea … but, Shanti has many other teas that I prefer over this one. Not bad, not great … and this one is not on Shanti’s website any longer, so either it’s sold out, or they agree with my thoughts on it.

But because I may have made the tea too strong, I’m not going to rate it numerically, as it may have been taster’s error and not the fault of the tea.

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drank Peach Oolong by Rishi Tea
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when I saw the ingredients to this one, I was like “why?” Why does there need to be hibiscus in an Oolong blend? Why???

Why ruin an Oolong with hibiscus?

This is alright. It would be better without hibiscus. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/23/peach-oolong-blend-from-rishi-tea/

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I’m back with a bunch of backlogs! This Blueberry Wild Child is pretty good considering it’s a hibiscus tisane which I normally dislike. The hibiscus is not overdone though, and that’s what I like. There’s enough hibiscus to lend a nice body to the cup and some tartness to enhance the flavor of the blueberry without going overboard. It doesn’t taste too tart nor does it feel too thick or syrupy. (although I would recommend only steeping it for 5 – 6 minutes.)

Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/22/blueberry-wild-child-fruit-tisane-from-tiesta-tea/

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There is only one other tasting note for this tea, and I actually enjoyed this tea … unlike the other taster. Ah, well, to each their own, right? I found the cinnamon to be really amazing in this … I loved the balance between cinnamon and tea.

Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/22/ceylon-cinnamon-tea-from-cinnamon-vogue/

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Very earthy aroma which kind of made me hesitant to try it, but, I’m glad I got over it. This is a nice, ripened pu-erh. It doesn’t taste nearly as earthy as it smells. It certainly does have earthy notes, sort of mushroom-y, sweet notes that are a cross between molasses and caramel.

Here is my full-length review of this one: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/21/fengqing-golden-buds-ripened-pu-erh-cake-tea-2005-from-teavivre/

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A really fantastic Silver Needle. Sweet with a lovely delicate quality. Fresh tasting with mellow vegetative tones.

Here is my full-length review of this tea: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/21/silver-needle-white-tea-bai-hao-yinzhen-from-enjoying-tea/

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A tasty honeybush blend … then again, Frank has a way with honeybush. I like the combination of the nutty, honey-sweet notes of the honeybush together with the strawberry and rhubarb. I love the way rhubarb accentuates the strawberry so that it just tastes more like strawberry to me. The flavors are sweet with notes of tart.

I can’t say that this tastes like strawberry rhubarb pie … because, well, I’ve never had strawberry rhubarb pie. But, I certainly do find this blend to be enjoyable. Sweet, juicy, and tasty. My youngest daughter also loves this one!

Sil

Never had strawberry rhubarb pie! Man oh man….

CrowKettle

Strawberry rhubarb pie is one of my favourite kinds of pies. I’ll have to keep my eyes out for this one.

Sil

uh crowkettle…. cough i have this one in my cupboard AND the even better caffeinated version that stacy created ;)

CrowKettle

I want both of those things… :/

Sil

crow – send me a pm with your details, i’ll send some out your way.

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drank Serenity by Sanctuary T
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I enjoyed this lovely “nighttime” blend … which I call a nighttime blend only because of the chamomile and the lavender, which have very calming effects on me. It is a very calming tisane. The peppermint was very rejuvenating in its own way, though. Minty, citrus-y, and delightfully floral. A really nice, soothing blend.

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A really delightful flavored Oolong. The Oolong is sweet, creamy and slightly vegetative, and this melds nicely with the notes of tropical fruit. Floral notes also complement these flavors. I tasted notes of peach, mango and papaya, with a distinct pineapple note.

Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/02/19/tropical-heaven-oolong-from-kally-tea/

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drank Bai Lin Kung Fu by Shang Tea
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A really enjoyable black (Red) tea from Shang Tea … thank you Azzrian for sending me a sampling of it! This is really good, hints of chocolate-y tones, lovely fruit notes with a honey-esque undertone. One of those teas that you just … want to keep drinking and start missing the moment you finish the last sip! A delight … a very memorable tea!

Azzrian

SO glad you enjoy it! :)

LiberTEAS

I can’t think of a tea I’ve not enjoyed from Sheng. They are one of those top-notch companies.

Azzrian

indeed they are and they are one of the only tea companies semi close to my home.

LiberTEAS

Ah … in that respect, I am indeed lucky … I live just minutes away from Steven Smith’s Tea Shop. ((LOVE))

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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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