4833 Tasting Notes

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drank Ocean of Wisdom by Samovar
4833 tasting notes

Wow! I really like this rooibos blend! One of the best rooibos chai blends that I’ve tasted in a long time. Very comforting and warming.

I am imagining that it would be very good as a latte, but to be honest, I am so enjoying it without the milk or cream that I don’t see the need to try it that way. Everything comes together very well. I noticed one of the tasting notes on this tisane said that it tasted like spice cake, and I can really see that comparison. The nutty flavor of the rooibos ties in well with the spice cake comparison, too.

This is sweet, warm, and yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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82
drank Ginger Fresh by Herbal Republic
4833 tasting notes

Just finishing up a cup of this now. I am finding this tea to be particularly comforting and soothing after a spicy meal at dinner time. Tummy was starting to feel a little upset, but this tisane calmed it right down… Because of that, I have to give it a few more points!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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94

Yes, this is my first cup of the day. I was up very late last night, so as soon as I got my little one off to school, I crashed!

Anyway… what a lovely, beautiful Assam! The tips are indeed golden and remind me a bit of a golden tip Yunnan, but it doesn’t taste like it. The flavor is so rich with an underlying tone of honey-caramel. Malty. Smooth. SO smooth. Absolutely delicious and just what I needed to get myself going today.

I really love this Assam!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Batrachoid

Awesome. Is it very astringant?

LiberTEAS

You know, I didn’t really focus much on the astringency… I will have some tomorrow morning and be sure to mention it on my tasting note then.

Geoffrey Norman

This was the creamiest Assam I’ve ever had. Very similar to a Yunnan in its nectariness. And I didn’t notice much astringency except a little bit on the foretaste.

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97

Finishing the last that I have of this lovely Oolong… this one will be missed. It is truly delightful. So many wonderful layers of flavor to intrigue and delight the palate.

YUM!

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75

Another TeaEqualsBliss sampling – thank you!

I really like this. It is very flavorful – a lot more flavorful than I had imagined it would be given that it is a white tea. It is sweet and fruity and delicious. YUM!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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88

Delicious! I love this Darjeeling. It tastes clean and sweet with a light astringency. Hints of flower in the background and a very pleasing muscatel! Lovely!

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80
drank Hazelnut Truffle by Tea Forte
4833 tasting notes

I quickly polished off that Coconut Chai, and now I am going to enjoy a cup of Hazelnut Truffle (my last pyramid of this! Bummer… it will be missed!) and watch a little bit of television while the kids are busy doing other things…

You can read my full-length review of this tea here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/12/12/hazelnut-truffle-from-tea-forte/

Geoffrey Norman

I REALLY liked this stuff. My only regret – as with a lot of chocolate teas – is that I didn’t latte it.

LiberTEAS

I liked this one a lot… probably the best Tea Forte tea that I’ve tasted yet. Yeah… I sometimes don’t go latte, and regret it later.

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87
drank Coconut Chai by Zhena's Gypsy Tea
4833 tasting notes

This is probably one of my favorites from Zhena’s, and I just noticed that they have a new green coconut chai… may have to look for it the next time I’m in Whole Foods!

This is yummy. I like that it has a latte feel to it without adding milk – the coconut makes it creamy and rich tasting. Delicious, warm, spicy… and warming me up on this cold afternoon!

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70

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!

I tend to have my doubts when I encounter an herbal breakfast blend/morning blend, because, well, there’s no caffeine in them herbs! How is it going to wake me up?

But this nice. If you don’t like mint, though, this isn’t going to be the morning herbal for you, because it is a strong spearmint flavor. The citrus is a nice flavor and rounds out the mint nicely, but the mint is still quite strong. Fortunately, I don’t have a problem with that. I’m just happy there’s no hibiscus in this!

A nice mint/citrus blend, tastes minty but not medicinal. Decent.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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82

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea.

A nice, even-tempered tea. Pleasant way to start my sipping for the day. Smooth and rich. A very nice Ceylon!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Good to know … I constantly carp at the lack of variety at local stores, but my favorite local health food hole-in-the-wall carries Frontier Co-op stuff, and it’s inexpensive. Will have to look now!

Batrachoid

Frontier is good cheap daily tea/blending fodder. Their gunpowder and nilgiri are great but their “special” se chung oolong is gag inducing. Just a heads up. =D

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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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, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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