4840 Tasting Notes

89

A very nice Darjeeling with a very distinct Muscatel note. Sweet and wine-like. Somewhat astringent, slightly dry, reminding me of a sweet, dry wine.

Very enjoyable.

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51

I’m not really jumping for joy with this blend. The mango is very mild. The black tea is astringent. It’s just kinda … eh. There are much better teas out there.

Sil

booooooo

CrowKettle

disappointing…

Terri HarpLady

At least it has a decent name :)

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82

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea. I can’t find this on Upton’s website anymore so I’m guessing it’s sold out.

I disagree with my Sister on one point regarding this tea … it doesn’t look like fannings to me, but it is a very finely cut CTC. It is a very rich and flavorful tea, nice amount of malt and a wine-y quality to it as well. A nice Assam … it definitely does have a harsh side to it and I think if it was left to steep too long it would have been bitter (I steeped it for 2 minutes and that produced a really flavorful cup with minimal bite)

A good Assam … I’ve tasted better, but, this one certainly would work as a good jump start in the morning when you need one.

Kashyap

try it like a Ceylon pour over….I bet its amazing and bright

TeaEqualsBliss

After seeing their actual fannings I did see the difference :) I agree with you they are very fine…after comparing it to some of their others, for sure! :)

Glad you got the package ok! HUGS!

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85

Just finishing up a cup of this now. It’s pretty darned good. Sweet, chocolate-y, warmly spiced … with just a hint of orange. The Pu-erh brings out the earthy notes in the spices … I like how well this blend works together … it’s not overly energizing (I don’t feel really caffeinated after drinking it) so it’s nice to drink later in the day. It’s good as a latte, but I like it even better without the dairy.

Kashyap

curious….is the chocolate a ‘flavoring’ or is it chips in the mix? Cocoa nibs? Chocolate powder?

Bonnie

I think they had flavoring and mini chips.

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drank Exotic Pear by Butiki Teas
4840 tasting notes

A lovely pear tea … I was surprised to see that it has been retired. It’s really nice. A really unique approach to the flavor of pear … it is sweet and the pear tastes authentic, and I love the touch of anise. The floral notes are nice too. But the anise really is what makes this tea just … amazing for me. I am glad I got to order some before it was retired.

Ysaurella

oh I didn’t know Butiki was doing a pear blend…too late :)

Kittenna

I think she’s attempting a new pear blend at the moment to replace this one :)

Donna A

Look forward to the new pear blend then, since I’ve never had a pear tea.

Butiki Teas

I’m currently failing at the new blend. Started getting into testing new flavors. Ended up not being a fan of my tea poached pear in caramel sauce idea. Then I dropped the flavoring on the floor and shattered the bottle. Now every time I put my sneakers on, I smell like pear. Will be testing out a pear vanilla caramel white tea though.

Kittenna

That’s tragic!!!! Pear vanilla caramel white sounds good though!

Butiki Teas

It was sad. I’ve never broken a bottle of flavoring before and it was an expensive one. I’m looking forward to testing the new blend.

Indigobloom

Eeep, pear sneakers sound interesting though. Sorry your bottle broke! :/

TheTeaFairy

Hahaha! love the pear sneakers, could be an innovative idea for Nike! I still have a tiny little bit of this tea, I also like it lot, it’s very different from other pear blends I have tried.

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89

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This tea took me by surprise … first in learning that it wasn’t just a rooibos blend, but a black tea and rooibos blend. The combination of these two leaves makes for a lighter base, and I think that this allows for a richer chocolate flavor to come through. I also love the coconut and vanilla additions to this … it gives the cup a smooth, creamy, sweet profile. It’s a bit like a latte without dairy. Nice!

I liked it a whole lot!

PS: I can’t say enough about how awesome the packaging is from Fashionista too! It is REALLY fun to receive a package from them.

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drank White Peony by thepuriTea
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this is a really lovely White Peony, which is no big surprise, because I’ve really enjoyed everything I’ve ever tried from thepuriTea … (Earl Grey Fans … try their Earl Grey!) this is a lovely, fruity, deliciously delicate – but not too delicate – bai mu dan. By that, I mean, that this has a fuller flavor than most Bai Mu Dan teas that I’ve tried, it really blew me away!

Really good!

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94

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I really REALLY like this one. The combination of the strawberry green tea and the genmaicha is a delightful one. The tea is soft and smooth, the strawberry sort of creeps up on you, with the first few sips tasting very little strawberry, but by mid-cup there is a delightful amount of strawberry taste. So sweet and just a little tart. The genmaicha is toasty and deliciously nutty.

Really brilliant blend from my SororiTea Sister, Azzrian! Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/01/29/nutty-sweet-sororitea-green-tea-from-uniqteas/

Sil

mmm may have to steal this from one of you ladies someday :)

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drank Winter Warmer by Grey's Teas
4840 tasting notes

Enjoying this tea this evening. It is lovely … a nice alternative from the typical orange spice teas … the orange isn’t over the top and neither is the spice. The clove is gentle and warm, the orange is bright … but the black tea stands out as the strongest flavor. Pleasant and delicious, something that’s cozy and comforting … not quite strong enough as a first cup of the day perhaps, but makes a nice evening pick me up that is also warming me up.

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90

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I really liked this Oolong. I enjoyed three cups (six infusions) of this tea and it is so sweet and creamy and delicious. Each cup was a little different.

The first cup (infusions 1 & 2) was so creamy that it really was a little difficult to discern any other flavors … but I wasn’t complaining because it was so delightful to experience the sweet, buttery, creamy taste.

The second cup (infusions 3 & 4) was still creamy but maybe not quite as creamy … I noticed more flavors here because the creaminess had diminished a little bit. I noticed a pleasing floral note, as well as notes of fruit.

The third cup (infusions 5 & 6) was crisp and lighter in flavor, but still very enjoyable. Slightly minty! Interesting note to taste in an Oolong such as this.

I like this Oolong quite a bit.

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