4405 Tasting Notes

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This is a lovely Yunnan. The taste is smooth and there is an underlying creamy, caramel-y sweetness that is very nicely played against the other notes in this tea. I am tasting notes of spice – almost peppery. Beautifully autumnal.

I’m off to write a review for this for the SororiTEA Sisters blog!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
T.C.

Cool! Comment back with the link to the blog post?

LiberTEAS

Of course… it will publish this Thursday at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time). :)

LiberTEAS

Hey Taylor: Just to let you know that the review just published! Link:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/30/organic-golden-yunnan-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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76

I’ve previously reviewed this tea, you can read it here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10292

The dry leaf smells really lovely, and I love the way the licorice root melds with the tropical fruit. It’s light and in balance. Really delicious.

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

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83

Having another cup of this before I send the rest off to TeaEqualsBliss.

I really like this blend a lot. It’s sweet, fruity and tart with a pleasant spicy note to it. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87
drank Yaffa Rooibos by Sanctuary T
4405 tasting notes

This is really YUMMY!

It tastes like one of those chocolate oranges. Sweet, juicy, deliciousness!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

I didn’t get this one…sounds good tho!

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79
drank Indian Chai by TeaGschwendner
4405 tasting notes

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

I have not yet tried any teas from TeaGschwendner but it is a company that I’ve been planning a purchase from for some time now. It is nice to be able to try a tea from them before placing an order.

I tried it first without steamed, frothed milk or sweetener, and I found that after brewing 4 minutes, there was a hint of bitterness to the tea. When I added the milk and honey, the bitterness disappeared.

But what didn’t disappear is the bold, strong presence of the tea and the warm and peppery spices. It is a pleasantly spiced chai. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

This is a very good blueberry flavored white tea – the tea has a nice amount of blueberry flavor but it doesn’t overwhelm the white tea. The white tea tastes light, crisp and clean. The blueberry tastes fresh and authentic – it isn’t overly sweet, but does possess a nice amount of sweetness.

I like it, and I’m off to write a review for it on Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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92

My first cup of the day…

It’s really good. Please read my previous tasting notes on this one for more details!

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85

This is one of the newer tea blends from Metropolitan Tea. It has a lovely aroma – it smells like my gramma’s pecan pie! YUM!

It has a delicious nutty flavor that is very pecan pie-ish… the buttery note of the Sencha lends itself well to the overall “pecan pastry” taste.

Off to write a review of it for Tea Review Blog!

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

Oooh, a pecan pie green tea? Sounds great…must check out Metropolitan Tea!

LiberTEAS

Meghann: Unless you’ve a business license, you probably won’t be able to order from Metropolitan Teas directly, as they only sell wholesale. However, it is likely that you’ve tried Metro teas without even realizing it, because they are one of the largest wholesale distributors of tea in the US…

Stephanie

I wonder which companies resell this? Probably any one who offers a pecan pie flavored green tea?

Meghann M

Liberteas, thanks for the info. I looked around the site and saw they only accepted wholesale customers. Oh well!

TeaEqualsBliss

I would like to try this some day – If I can find it!

Dorothy

If anyone is having a hard time finding Metropolitan Teas, try checking some local “tea rooms” or cafe. Places that don’t necessarily produce and make their own stuff. I’m in a small-ish city (100k pop.) and there are two such places that exclusively sell this company’s tea.

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73

This is a very interesting chai blend – one of the more unique ones I’ve ever tried.

The licorice, together with the cinnamon, ginger and coconut creates a very strong flavor that is a little overwhelming, but I am enjoying it. I have a hard time distinguishing the black tea here, though.

Even though it is a very pungent tea, I found it to be soothing and relaxing to sip.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Temple d'Angkor by Dammann Freres
4405 tasting notes

Thank you to Doulton for allowing me to sample this tea!

Wow! This is REALLY good. I don’t know why I should be surprised, though. Every single Dammann Frères tea that I’ve tried has been good, most have been beyond good! This is one of those beyond good ones.

The flavor of the green tea is prominent – it has a rich buttery taste with a smooth mouthfeel and a vegetative quality that is a bit like steamed and buttered green vegetables – spinach maybe? It isn’t a strong vegetative essence but it is there in the background and I like how it plays with the very juicy tasting fruit flavors in this blend.

I taste strawberry, even though the description from Dammann Frères does not indicate that there are strawberries in this blend. Perhaps it is the melon that I’m tasting. The lemon is distinct, especially in the finish. The fruit has a nice balance of sweet and tart.

It’s YUMMY!

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

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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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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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