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4227 Tasting Notes

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drank Jardin Bleu by Dammann Freres
4227 tasting notes

Thank you Doulton for allowing me to sample this tea!

This is smooth, rich, fruity, sweet-tart and delicious. It isn’t my favorite Dammann Freres tea that I’ve tried, and that is actually kind of weird for me to declare, because, it seems that with every Dammann Freres tea that I do try, I have a “new” favorite.

That doesn’t mean I dislike this, I am enjoying it very much. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Masala Chai by Drink T
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I was in the mood for latte so I grabbed this Chai today – it is rich and spicy. The Assam is of good quality – no bitterness, malty and toothsome. The spices are delicious here and are nicely balanced: cardamom, cinnamon, cloves and ginger… the spices are warm and comforting on this overcast day and there is a very nice peppery kick at the finish!

This latte is smooth, rich, creamy and YUMMY!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This is a very good variety of Earl Grey. The black tea is strong here, robust and tastes very rich and smooth.

The bergamot is subtle… and a bit different than some other Earl Grey/bergamot flavored teas I’ve encountered. I’m not getting a strong “flowery” essence from the bergamot, instead I’m getting a very juicy citrus-y note possessing an interesting complexity. It is sweet, fruity, and instead of the “sharp” note that I usually get from bergamot, I am getting a tart citrusness – yes it’s a word, I just made it up – from this bergamot.

I like it very much. I don’t know that I like it as much as I like Lupicia’s… or even Stephen Smith’s… but it’s right up there.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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82

My first cup of the day and chose this one by random selection from the many zoomdweebies teas I have.

This is good. The black tea is strong and smooth and the berries have a sweet yet pleasantly tart flavor. Juicy! A nice tea with which to start the day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Another tea from TeaEqualsBlissTHANK YOU!

This has such a nice flavor. I can taste the raspberry, and it even seems to “sparkle” on the tongue much the same way that a champagne might. Sweet. The white tea base is distinguishable from the flavors – it is delicate and fresh.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
4227 tasting notes

I love Pouchong tea, and this is a fantastic Pouchong!

The flavor is sweet, mildly vegetative and smooth with a fruit-like aftertaste. I am getting a very nice creamy mouthfeel and only a hint of astringency. A nice nutty note to this too.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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85
drank English Teatime by Bigelow
4227 tasting notes

I am pleasantly surprised by this tea. It has a bold, malty character that I didn’t expect – I was expecting something fairly mild and “tea-baggish” – but I didn’t get that here… this is really very good… one that I think the English might consider “moreish”

ETA: another THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

I completely agree! It was a pleasant surprise.

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drank Earl Grey by Dreamweaver Shop
4227 tasting notes

This is a pleasant enough Earl Grey tea. The bergamot is not too strong or overwhelming, nor does it leave that kind of perfume-y taste on the tongue. The black tea is smooth and strong with a little astringency.

I like it.

ETA: Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Ceylon Black by Drink The Leaf
4227 tasting notes

A very mild-mannered Ceylon. I can taste the notes of cocoa which is not something I often taste with an average, everyday Ceylon. Very smooth and I’m even getting a pleasant malty note (another something I don’t usually get from an average Ceylon)

Not as fruity as some Ceylons, but I do get a slightly fruity quality at the finish. Sweet and mellow. Nice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Ok… so, I’ve got all these teas from Zoomdweebies… I might as well play with them, right?

I like this SO much better than the two teas separately. Yummy, sweet… and I added just a drop of milk to give it a little creaminess. Perfect.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Caitlin

I was planning on trying this out too – I am glad it comes out well! Can I ask how much of each tea you used?

LiberTEAS

Well, I brew in my smart tea maker, which makes about 18 ounces (this is the smart tea maker I use, from Enjoying Tea: http://enjoyingtea.com/smartteamaker.html )… I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of each 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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