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4219 Tasting Notes

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As this tea brews, it has a very blueberry scent … it filled my kitchen with the aroma of blueberries. It was so deliciously fragrant that my youngest daughter came into the kitchen and asked me what I was making because it smelled good. So, I told her I was making tea and she asked for a cup for herself.

We both loved this!

It’s got a strong blueberry taste, although it’s a tad sweeter than the actual berry. It does have some tart notes to it too, but this reminds me a bit of a blueberry pie filling more than it does a fresh, true to the fruit blueberry. However, since I’m not a big fan of tart flavors … that’s not to be read as a complaint. I like the sweeter taste here.

The green tea is very smooth and has a silky, buttery texture. A mellow vegetative taste – not really grassy. More like freshly steamed, mild tasting vegetables.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/05/organic-blueberry-green-tea-from-brew-la-la-tea/

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drank Coconut Chai by Zhi Tea
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I ordered some of this chai for a friend as a Christmas gift, so I decided that I needed to get some for myself too. It’s a yummy chai.

The Assam base is malty and rich. I like how the malty notes of the Assam meld with the creamy sweetness from the coconut. The coconut adds just the right creamy touch to this for me, I don’t need to add milk or cream to have a latte-ish type of chai experience with this chai.

This is not an overly spicy chai: sweet cinnamon, warm cardamom and a kick of ginger. It’s warm and cozy tasting, but not really spicy … but still very enjoyable.

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drank Vanilla Cacao by Herbal Infusions
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Yum, yum, yum! I love cacao shells. They produce such a delicious chocolate-y tea/tisane. I think that they do a better job at chocolate-i-gasmness than cacao nibs or chocolate chips or even chocolate flavoring.

I think that Herbal Infusions should choose another name for this particular cacao tisane, though. The cinnamon and vanilla notes in this give it more of a Mexican hot chocolate type of flavor to me and I think that perhaps Cinnamon Hot Cocoa might be a better name for this.

Incredibly yummy. I love this!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/04/vanilla-cacao-tea-herbal-infusions/

MissB

I agree with you wholeheartedly on everything you’ve said here, and have emailed them to share my thoughts as well.

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Sweet and lush with a very satisfying, soft and silky mouthfeel. Exotic floral notes and hints of fruit. I can taste notes of peach as well as a creamy note. A slight grassy tone in the background.

Another must try from Teavivre!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/03/superfine-taiwan-qing-xiang-dong-ding-oolong-tea-teavivre/

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The more teas that I try from Kenya … the more I am falling in love with Kenyan teas! This one is very rich and flavorful.

Bold, malty, robust … this is the kind of tea that I like to wake up to in the morning. It’s got some GUSTO. It’s invigorating, but it’s also quite smooth, so it would be more like a gentle nudge awake rather than an abrupt kick in the butt. And that’s the way I like to be woken up in the morning.

Distant notes of fruit and flower. Sweetness that resembles burnt sugar caramel. This is vaguely reminiscent of an Assam but without the bitterness that can be sometimes associated with Assam. A really good tea.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/03/kaporet-kenya-black-tea-single-origin-teas/

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OK, folks, I feel like I’m slowly getting caught up. I’m only like two months behind at this point. It’s happening … I’ll get caught up. No matter what Sil says! hahaha!

A gentle, earthy aroma to the dry leaf of this tea. Not an off-putting earthiness. It’s a subtle and even a sweet earthy kind of scent.

The flavor is gently earthy, sweet, woodsy … with even … a slight “wild” sort of taste to it. Notes of fruit. A pleasant, mellow Sheng.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/02/2005-lao-lin-cang-ancient-arbor-sheng-pu-erh-tea-from-life-in-teacup/

Sil

:) I’d hate for you to catch up and not post as much lol

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I ordered this tea because it says “cocoa cream” … what does that communicate to you? To me, it means CHOCOLATE and cream. It doesn’t speak of coffee to me. But when I opened the pouch, I smelled coffee. Ack!

I was pretty disappointed with this tea.

BUT … I am very happy with how Simple Loose Leaf handled the situation! They got in touch with me immediately and offered me my choice: a replacement tea, or several samples to replace it. As I am more of a tea taster than I am a dedicated drinker to one type of tea, I chose the samples. They sent me three different samples to try in place of this tea. And I’m very happy with that.

They really didn’t need to do that, because my disappointment with this tea was not Simple Loose Leaf’s fault. It was mine for not reading the description thoroughly. Had I read the description, I would have seen that it is a tea that has coffee in it. I wouldn’t have ordered it if I had read the description … but i didn’t, and that’s my fault.

So, I am extraordinarily pleased with this company’s customer service! Therefore, I’m not going to rate this tea.

Ze_Teamaker

hmmm…. maybe a name change is in order. I was thinking that it was chocolate and cream too.

LiberTEAS

There are chocolate-y notes in there too … but mostly it smells and tastes of coffee. I think that the name should reflect that … like Mocha or something.

Ze_Teamaker

Si, that would be better.

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drank Organic White Monkey by Kally Tea
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An amazing white monkey from Kally Teas. I love that it’s organic!

The aroma is lovely, it reminded me of a sunny spring morning with its vegetative notes, along with a crisp sweetness and a beautiful floral note.

The first flavor I noticed was a sweet, nutty flavor. Not a strong vegetative note – not as strong as the aroma would suggest! Those who tend to shy away from green teas because they don’t like the overly vegetal or grassy taste … would probably like this one.

This is sweet and buttery. I don’t get a strong floral taste, although there are hints of flower there. I can even taste notes of cacao when I slurp the sip!

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/12/01/organic-white-monkey-green-tea-kally-tea/

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drank Witches' Brew Chai by 52teas
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I had a cup of this earlier this afternoon. This is my favorite Chai that 52Teas has ever created, and it’s not just because he made it based on my suggestions. It’s because it turned out just the way I wanted it to turn out!

It’s amazing! I love this chai!

Ze_Teamaker

Oh cool. I didn’t know you came up with it. Nice.

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I love LiShan Oolong tea, and T-Oolong Tea has always been impressive with its quality Oolong teas. This one is spectacular!

Sweet, exotic tasting flower with hints of fruit in the background. The floral notes of this tea are profound. A buttery tone to this as well. Vegetative notes with a creamy element.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2013/11/30/lishan-tian-fu-oolong-tea-t-oolong-tea/

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
http://www.teareviewblog.com

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

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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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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.

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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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