4449 Tasting Notes

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Just received this in the mail this afternoon. I have to admit that this was one that I wasn’t sure if I’d order or not. I mean, it sounded good, but, I wasn’t sure if it was necessarily one that I just had to try.

I am glad that I finally decided to order it because it’s outstanding!

I will have to write more later because this is too good right now for wordage.

But… I will take another moment to add this: Frank… you have a WAY with honeybush.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
52teas

That’s what she said.

52teas

I’m sorry, that was very, very bad. I just couldn’t resist.

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL @ Frank! I sooooo want to try this!!!!

amandajo

Oh I agree with that last statement! Anything that I see honeybush by him I know I am going to wind up buying! Just too good!

Kristen

All these reviews are making me so glad I ordered and now I absolutely can NOT wait to get my order!!! :) I saw Amandajo’s post earlier and now this one!!!

Meghann M

Glad to read that this is so amazing. Agree with everyone that Frank has a way with honeybush!

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84
drank Sweet Orange by ESP Emporium
4449 tasting notes

I’ve had an interesting experience with this tea. I actually tried it about a year to a year and a half ago, and I did not like it. Now, I don’t know if it is because the recipe for the blend has changed, or if my palate is just more accepting of yerba mate now… but, I’m actually enjoying it this evening. I kind of think it’s because I’m acquiring a taste for yerba mate, although the licorice note in this tea is stronger than I remember, and the earthiness from the mate is not as apparent as it was previously either… so… I don’t know.

What I do know is that this has a nice orange-y taste, and I love the licorice flavor and how it sits on my palate in the finish. This is lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Princess Tea Party by Adagio Teas
4449 tasting notes

Thank you to Rachel for sending me a bit of this to try!

This is yummy. Fruity and not overwhelmingly “rooibos-ish.” It has a lovely strawberry and cream flavor to it. It would be PERFECT for a little girls (Princess) tea party!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Kristen

I will have to get this for my little “princesses”

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90

Enjoying a cup of this with dinner… and I’m increasing my rating on it because tonight, it tastes absolutely amazing… Incredible! I love this!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Cranberry Matcha by 52teas
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Just before giving this a final whisk, I added a sprinkle of cinnamon to it. This really punched up the flavor nicely. Not that it needed it, but, I like the little extra that the cinnamon added.

YUM… smooth, sweet, tart, delicious.

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85
drank You Put The... by 52teas
4449 tasting notes

I am putting together a swap package or two so while rummaging through my tea stash I came across this – I haven’t tried it yet, so I figured now was as good a time as any!

Nice! A nice balanced flavor of lemon, lime, coconut and yerba mate. Nothing too overwhelming. I love the sweet-tart finish at the end, it reminds me of a freshly squeezed lemon limeade… very juicy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jaime

I’ve been debating getting this one…looks like I may need to on my next order.

AmazonV

oo limeade

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84

Yerba Mate tends to do a better job at waking me up than black tea, and that is what I needed this morning, so I grabbed this.

I really like this. It is bold and robust, takes honey and milk well. Warm and comforting.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Jasmine by Saharas Supplies
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The pouchong base is a nice change from the typical green tea base. Don’t get me wrong, I love a jasmine green… but, it’s nice to have something just a little different now and again.

The jasmine is light but not lacking – if that makes sense. It is not so strong that the jasmine tastes sharp, soapy or overly floral, but, it isn’t so light that it isn’t distinguishable. The pouchong tastes smooth and has a nice mouthfeel. No grassy flavor, just a smooth rich taste.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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89

I bought this some time ago but am just getting around to trying it now! I don’t know what took me so long to actually try it – it is SO GOOD.

The sip starts with a nutty taste, and finishes with a light, fresh almost buttery taste with a note of tartness. It’s a very interesting contrast of flavors. Very nice.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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80

This is delicious! The green yerba maté is a refreshingly different base for the lemon & ginger – I’m really enjoying it. The flavor is bright and sunny, with a warm heat from the ginger (but not overwhelming), and a fresh taste from the yerba maté – it is earthy but it isn’t a strong earthy quality. It’s very light and melds well with the lightness of the lemon.

A very well balanced cup. I bet this is fabulous iced too!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Tabby

This sounds really good! I bet yerba mate would be great with lemon and ginger!

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