4823 Tasting Notes

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Having a cuppa this evening … a nice white tea … sweet, mild, smooth. Fruit notes. Crisp, airy notes mingling with a hay-like note. Pleasant, just what I needed this evening.

Rebecca Lynn

I like the name!

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drank Diamond Jubilee by Harney & Sons
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Thank you to Em for sending this to me in my holiday swap package! This is one that I’ve had on my shopping list and I’ve wanted to try! So happy that I finally get to do just that!

I really like this … I love that the black tea base tastes very rich and flavorful, and the crisp, vibrant flavor of the citrus lightens this richness just enough. It’s a lovely marriage of flavors. I’m almost surprised that I like this as much as I do, because this is a bit more tart than I usually like a tea to be, but, it all just works together so well.

Thanks again, Em!

Em

My pleasure :) I was excited that I had a tea on your shopping list!

gmathis

I have a couple swapped bags of this - don’t know what I’ve been waiting for, sounds like I need to get on with trying this!

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drank Orange Brulee by Della Terra Teas
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On the Fifth Day of Christmas … Della Terra Teas Sent me this tea!

http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/18/on-the-fifth-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/

This tea is oh so good! Sweet, creamy and decadent. Exactly what one would expect from a Creme Brulee dessert … in tea form. I was so very happy to discover this tea in my 12 Days of Christmas sampler box. I loved it!

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83

My second infusion of these leaves produced a stronger flavor than the first … still deliciously buttery, still a delicate vegetative taste although there is more to it this time around.

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83

Enjoying a cup of this tea thanks to Azzrian … thank you for sending me some of this!

This is really nice. It took me a few sips to sort of figure it out, because it is different from most green teas … from the dry leaf – these leaves are HUGE! – to the flavor, it is softly vegetal, mostly buttery, and smooth. It has a very delicate flavor. Think a Silver Needle delicateness with the taste of a green tea rather than a white tea. That’s what I taste. It’s very refreshing and light. I like!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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Thank you to DaisyChubb for making this your tea selection for Day 5 – it’s one I’ve wanted to try!

But before I get in to the tea, I wanted to express my adoration for the packaging – so lovely! I can totally understand why you chose this tea for 5 golden rings!

This is really nice. It reminds me a bit of the Cinnamon Crackle tea that was Day 2 in the Della Terra Teas box, except that this doesn’t have the pop rocks in it, but then, I didn’t even see any pop rocks in my sample of Cinnamon Crackle. The flavor is very similar though. Sweet and cinnamon-y, I like that the cinnamon here isn’t that red hot kind of cinnamon taste (although I do like that too). It has certain attributes of the red hot kind of cinnamon, but it doesn’t quite push it over the HOT level.

Yummy!

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89

On the Fourth Day of Christmas, Della Terra Teas sent me this tea!

Backlogging on this one a bit, because like the other 12 Days of Christmas teas from DTerra Teas – thanks Azzrian! :) – I wanted to write up the review in time to have it publish this morning. (or afternoon if you’re on the east coast).

I really like this tea. Delicious chocolate-y, raspberry-ish flavor. Sweet, tangy, and really yummy. Here is my full-length review of it: http://sororiteasisters.com/2012/12/17/on-the-fourth-day-of-christmas-della-terra-teas-sent-to-me/

Azzrian

Tee Hee

Amariel

Sounds yummy. I really want to try these teas from Della Terra.

Sil

heather – do the “custom try me packs” you get to pick the teas you want to try and you get a half ouch of each, so plenty of tea to experiment with to see if you like them. They also have free shipping to canada at reasonable thresholds (sometimes as low as 25$ which is only 3 try me packs)

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91
drank White Raisin by Shanti Tea
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Another tea that I’m tasting too late … Shanti appears to have discontinued this tea as well.

This is really quite a unique tea. I like the way the flavor of the raisin works with the flavor of the white tea. Delicate, sweet … like that sugary sweet raisin-y sweet, but, it isn’t too much … it’s a very delicate sweetness that is similar to the overall delicate flavor of the tea itself. Notes of flower sort of dance at the tip of my tongue.

A really lovely tea – I really like it for its uniqueness. It’s quite unlike any tea that I’ve tried.

Azzrian

Sounds interesting – too bad its gone!

LiberTEAS

Yeah, and I would have sent you some if I had enough to send you, I used the last of what I had this evening. :( Sorry!

TeaEqualsBliss

It saddens me that so many of them were for a limited time!!! Many of them were of my favorites! I just might have to have a heart-to-heart with Shanti soon! They are great people! Perhaps they will consider bringing some of them back!

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drank Black Currant by Harney & Sons
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First, a big thank you to BoxerMama for choosing this as day 4’s tea in the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. It’s really perfect for the day!

And it tastes amazing. I don’t think I’ve actually tried Harney’s Black Currant, although I know I’ve tried quite a few other currant teas … this one definitely belongs amongst the top Currant flavored teas. It tastes truly like black currant, tangy, tart and enough sweetness to keep me from feeling the urge to pucker when I sip it. It’s nicely round. A very nice tea, indeed.

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drank Cafe Vanilla by Della Terra Teas
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My third and final tea that I sent out to the participants of the 12 Days of Christmas Swap. Mmm… this is so deliciously rich and creamy. A really good representation of a vanilla tea … and I’m really glad I chose this as one of the three teas. For me, it was between this and the French Vanilla Assam from 52Teas, and ultimately, I chose this one because I had already tasted the French Vanilla Assam but not this, and I wanted the teas to be an adventure for me as well as the other participants … and since I was already definitely sure I wanted the maple tea, I wanted the other two to be teas I hadn’t yet tried.

And I’m really glad I’m trying this today. Sweet, creamy, decadent vanilla flavor. Rich, smooth, and yummy.

JoonSusanna

I love the French Vanilla Assam – I’m actually waiting on getting it custom blended! But I’ve also loved pretty much everything I’ve had from Della Terra as well.

Did you end up preferring this one over the 52teas?

LiberTEAS

The two are very different. The very first blending of the French Vanilla Assam … I preferred over this. However, the second blending of the French Vanilla Assam was not as good … so, I would say that those two (reblend vs. this) are about even.

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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.

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