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4231 Tasting Notes


I brewed a big mug of this to enjoy this evening. So yummy.

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drank Love Game by Dragon Tea House
4231 tasting notes

This is very nice. I steeped this for 6 full minutes, and the blossom had not fully unfurled, but the flavor was very pleasant. Sweet, jasmine-y floral, with a hint of nutty flavor in the background. The mouthfeel is very soft and silky.

My second infusion was ten minutes, although it didn’t really need the 10 minutes to open fully (it only took another 90 seconds) but, I wanted to get full flavor from the second cup, and the 10 minutes delivered that. I think this second infusion was even tastier than the first. It focuses more on the nutty flavors that I tasted only hints of in the first infusion, with the jasmine notes somewhat softer. There are hints of a grassy-earthy flavor here too, but ever so subtle.

Very nice!

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Enjoying a cup of this as I mentally prepare myself to go into the kitchen and start fixing dinner. A very enjoyable cup of Earl Grey. Here is my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/01/18/organic-earl-grey-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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This morning, my hubby and I left EARLY (5:00 am) to take our soon to be son-in-law to Olympia. I brewed the last that I had of this tea to take with me on the journey. Still just as rich and full-flavored as I remember. I really enjoyed it while it lasted.


Yo Hubby…get hunny some more!

Dylan Oxford

Yay, Olympia!

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Winding down with this tea. I was a little worried about starting on a green tea tonight, but, then after I opened this package, I wondered if it really WAS a green tea. There are tons of fruit and herbal bits in this… it looks like a tisane. But it is a green tea. And, I can actually taste the green tea, although it is hidden a bit beneath the strong fruit flavors.

But … this DOES taste like watermelon and lime! While hot, the lime is the strongest flavor, and the watermelon comes in about mid-sip to soften the tartness of the lime. The watermelon really pops as the tea cools though … still not quite as strong as the lime but, stronger than it was while the tea was hot. This tea is MADE to serve as an iced tea. SO YUMMY!


Any tea with melon, lime, or coconut in the name seems to catch my interest. Onto the shopping list it goes!


mm sounds so refreshing!

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I like this Ceylon. It’s so rich and even a little malty, quite similar to what I’d expect from an Assam, only without the harsher tones of the Assam. Very smooth and quite pleasant, this would make a superb breakfast tea (even if you have your breakfast at 9:30 pm!)

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drank Red Chocolate by Shanti Tea
4231 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!

YUM! Chocolate-y yumminess. This is probably the most chocolate-y rooibos blend that I’ve tasted … at least in quite some time. It is rich on the chocolate-y Awesomeness!

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drank Peach Fuzz Chai by 52teas
4231 tasting notes

I like this one alright. Sweet and spicy, the peach tones seem to come in a while after I’ve started sipping, and then come in strong at the aftertaste. It’s not as peachy as I would have expected, but, I like the spices at the level that they are, so I don’t think I’d trade some spiciness for more peach. I think some star anise would be good though.

Anyway, this one is alright, not my fave, but, certainly a good one.

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This is a wonderful Oolong. I’m on my fifth and sixth infusions now. It started out quite creamy, almost like coconut, with some vanilla in there too. Hints of orchid in the beginning, but now with these final infusions, I notice the orchid much more and the fruit and creamy tones a little less.

Really nice, quite unexpected, I don’t think I’ve come across an Oolong that tasted naturally of coconut before. I’ve had coconut flavored Oolongs, but nothing quite like this!


Sounds very nice!


I got this one as a sample with my last order from CS. Sooooo good! Did you get the cherry notes, too?


I got some fruity notes, but, they didn’t come across as cherry, specifically, to me. More of like a mild fruit tone.

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Thank you to Ashmanra for sending some of this tea my way!

I was so excited to try this when I opened the package and smelled it – it smells WONDERFUL… Spicy, sweet and delicious, it makes me think of Thai food! YUM!

This is really good. It’s not REAL spicy, it has some kick to it, but, it’s not a “too-hot” kind of kick, it’s got the right amount of heat to offset the sweeter flavors, to make this a savory tea rather than something that’s sweet, or something that’s spicy. It’s very well balanced.

Like this one a lot!!!


Isn’t it just the BEST! I LOVE it! :) Want to buy a ton of it and bury it in a safe place.


I am so glad you both liked it! I have emailed the company to ask if they will make it available to us, and have texted my daughter to ask where they got it. She said they actually bought it at a tea shop in Dublin. I am planning to ask if he can pick up some of this and some more Madame Butterfly.


Wooo hooooo – so funny I emailed the company on the mango pepper too LOL maybe they will see the popularity resurgence! :)

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I am obsessed with tea!

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I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com


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.


I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.


Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.


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