4366 Tasting Notes

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Finishing off the last that I have of this tea this morning. I do wish that the two flavors were better represented in this, but, it is still pretty tasty. I can taste the sweet-tartness of the strawberry, I can taste a creamy, rich note of chocolate… but both are light. The flavors do develop as I continue to sip though, which is nice.

It is a very tasty “wake up” tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
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I received my order from Art of Tea a few days ago! I love the way they package the samples in the pillow boxes.

This tea is absolutely delicious. And you can’t oversteep it because it’s rooibos so it doesn’t get bitter, the flavor just gets more intense. However, my cup IS almost finished now, I was going to write a review about it on Tea Review Blog, so if I want to do that, I better get over there!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
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The flavor of this is so delightful. Smooth and sweet. I love the fruit undertones. I just love this tea. It’s so wonderful to sip this tea and listen to the rain falling outside. This is comforting to the mind, body and spirit. Love it.

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I have to say that this is one of the most unusual tea flavor combinations I’ve come across that I’ve actually been willing to taste. (I still won’t try peanut butter tea, sorry Frank)

I ordered it because of the word Chocolate in the name. That should come as no surprise to anyone who is at all familiar with my likes and dislikes when it comes to tea. But I felt.. somewhat confident that I might like it… I mean… I like chocolate. I like coconut. I like lime. I like lime and coconut together, and I like chocolate and coconut together. I don’t know if I have ever tasted chocolate and lime together… and I know I haven’t tasted all three together.

It’s a little weird… a little outside of my comfort zone… but I’ll give it a try.

OK… the first flavor I’m noticing is the lime. I wish the lime flavor was a better lime flavor because it is a little off. Not a lot off, but it is a little… I don’t know. It’s not so off that it’s putting me off on the tea all together, I’m thinking it might grow on me.

The coconut and chocolate together are quite a nice pairing and they hit right at mid-sip… it’s like… ok, you’ve just tasted that weird lime taste so now here is your treat, coconut and chocolate. I wish there was more chocolate… in fact, I think that this particular blend if mixed with the Tisano’s cacao tea would be astonishingly good.

This IS growing on me, and now that I’m about midway through my cup the lime doesn’t taste quite as weird now as it did at the start. It’s decent.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

LOL I thought your 1st sentence even before I read it:)

Jaime

Want this tea. Need this tea.

LauraR

I used to drink this one everyday. It still takes a turn in my cup now and then. I still like it, but I think she has changed something with the lime. Overall, I still like it though. Oddly, this one is best with milk…make that chocolate milk if you have it.

LiberTEAS

Laura: I made a second cup of it, and gave it a splash of half & half and it really IS better with the addition. It’s good both ways… but I like it better with the dairy.

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85
drank California Chai by Drink T
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I am just finishing up a cup of this now. This time around I remembered not to go latte with it, and I’m glad I didn’t – as good as it was as a latte, it’s so much better without it. There is still that sort of spiced creamsicle-y taste to it, but it is less pronounced without the steamed milk.

It is beautifully spiced. I really like this! I am going to increase the numeric rating just a bit because it IS better this time!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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89

Wow … this is really REALLY good.

I’m on my second infusion of this now. The first infusion was very strongly flavored, but, not in a bad way… it was a beautiful fusion of flavors and texture. The buttery smoothness of the oolong and the orange flavor work so well together. The jasmine offers very little in the way of flavor but I can taste a hint of that distictive jasmine taste.

The second infusion is a bit lighter in orange flavor, which allows more of the Oolong as well as the jasmine tastes to come through. The texture is a little lighter too – it’s not quite as buttery.

I enjoyed both infusions very much.

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92

This mate blend is so yummy. The carob is rich and chocolate-y, but not too sweet. The mate has an earthy quality to it, but it isn’t too much. The mint provides a pleasing, crisp note that shines through, but doesn’t overwhelm. It’s a very nice balance of flavors. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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70
drank English Caramel by Lupicia
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The flavor is rich and sweet. This is not the best Caramel tea I’ve had, but it’s pretty good.

I think that this is a tea that definitely benefits from the addition of milk or cream, it enhances the creamy caramel flavor just a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Perry the Platypus by Adagio Teas
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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this to try!

This is really good!

I think I will go write a review of this for The Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Cool, thanks so much and I am so happy you liked it. Can’t wait to read all about it. :-)

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drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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I’ve been awake for a few hours and just feeling kind of blah… when it occurred to me that I hadn’t taken the time to make myself a cup of tea. You see, my youngest is a bit under the weather and when one of my kids is sick my mind pretty much is occupied with that and I’m not into my normal routine.

Anyway, I am not sure why I reached for this tea. I knew I wanted a black tea and I wanted something I hadn’t had in a while (or perhaps something new) and this is what I chose.

It’s good. It is almost startling my taste buds awake! I wish the chocolate was stronger here, though.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

That’s really sad that yours doesn’t have enough chocolate. Would it possibly benefit from an extra 30 sec or so of steeping?

LiberTEAS

Cofftea – I’m a chocoholic, so when it comes to chocolate in my chocolate teas, I’m a little hard to please.

Cofftea

I know you said you don’t buy coffee creamers, but seriously you should buy this one- it’s almost too chocolatey for me and I’m also a chocoholic lol.

http://www.internationaldelight.com/Coffeehouse/Dark-Chocolate-Cream

LiberTEAS

I might give that one a try. I’m usually hesistant with creamers just because I don’t like the non-dairy stuff, but because this has milk and cream in it, that might win me over.

Cofftea

Most creamers, regardless of flavor, are pretty white… this looks exactly like whole chocolate milk. Which is funny since on the bottle they show it pouring white into the cup.

LauraR

Mmmm…I started putting flavored creamer into tea not too long ago…yum

Cofftea

I’ve been doing it for a while now LauraR- I’m not normally a milk/creamer in tea kinda woman, but I do often add it in addition or instead of creamer to my chai or to dessert teas (which I never add milk to).

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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.

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