4788 Tasting Notes

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drank Piccolo by Lupicia
4788 tasting notes

This smells awesome – very strong berry aroma with faint notes of honey. It has a very sweet smell, almost like a berry candy. As it brews, it smells a bit like wine.

When it is hot, I can taste berry, faint notes of honey and very faint nutty flavor from the rooibos. As it begins to cool, the honey flavor intensifies and more of that woody taste from the rooibos comes out. I can also taste a bit of apple in the background.

Overall, a decent tasting rooibos. Not my favorite blend, but certainly not the worst I’ve ever tried either. Nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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98
drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
4788 tasting notes

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! It’s A-MAZ-ING and I’m glad that I had this opportunity to try it.

This is so good. I love the light grapefruit notes of this tea. The flavor is something like a Gyokuro and a Sencha, but I like it better than either of them. It is so completely delightful.

And, now, if you don’t mind, I’d like to be alone with this tea.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Your thoughts echo my own regarding this. It is a perfect sencha.

Shinobi_cha

Anyone interested in a swap? I’d love to try a cup of this now. Just check anything in my cupboard if you’ve got extra and would like to. Merry Christmas!

Geoffrey Norman

@Shinobicha – Alas, mine was only a small-ish sample for review, and it is long since gone.

LiberTEAS

@Shinobicha – me too! I don’t have a lot of this left, but, I can send you enough for at least a cup or two. Please feel free to shoot me a PM with your address and I’ll send it off to you. :)

Shinobi_cha

Cool! Just did.

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85
drank Opal of Norway by Adagio Teas
4788 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!

A pleasant fruity flavor to this. Sweet and not too tart, but a nice berry tingle in the finish. I like it better as it cools, because I find it a little more tart when it is hot. The cherry flavor really seems to come alive as it cools.

A really nice blend. I am off to write a review for the Tea Review Blog now…

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I like this better as an iced or cold drink too! Thanks for the nice review! :)

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92

This is an AWESOME Darjeeling.

The flavor is so clean and crisp. I agree with TeaEqualsBliss on this one, there is a malty note to this, which I find to be rather unique for a Darjeeling. Malty overtone with a crisp, sparkling medium body. Not much astringency for a Darjeeling. A nice fruity undertone.

Delicious!

PS: Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea! I’m loving it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

The second infusion is very flavorful – the malty flavor is not present as it was in the first, but I am getting a stronger sweetness and fruit flavor – I can taste hints of apple, grape and currant. Lovely!!!

Geoffrey Norman

I concur! I even gave it to my mother for Christmas…who – by sheer coincidence – is named “Margaret”.

LiberTEAS

@Geoffrey – what a lovely gift!

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92
drank Sally's Secret by Harney & Sons
4788 tasting notes

Trying this blend for the first time. It is so good. A remarkable blending of flavors – the rose and the bergamot compliment each other very well.

The black tea is delicious – brisk, not bitter, and very little astringency. The rose and the bergamot are in lovely harmony here, with the sweetness of the rose softening the bergamot just so, and the bergamot enhancing the qualities of the rose. I like this very much.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Brian

is the flavor too strong? I’ve found a lot of Harney’s flavored teas that I mix with regular ceylon because they are too heavily flavor…..y :P

LiberTEAS

Brian: I am finding the flavor to be just right for me… but, we all have different palates. I really like this one though. My favorite from Harney will probably always be the Indian Nimbu, but, this one is right up there in the top 5!

Brian

yea, I have a ton from them I need to try, although they are sometimes strong, they are the best flavored teas I’ve had!

TeaEqualsBliss

WOW! Sounds great! I haven’t tried this one yet!

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89

This is really good! I like it cold or hot – the mango is the strongest flavor, with a bit of chili that hits at the end. It isn’t hot, but just enough spice to keep it from being too sweet.

A very nice contrast of flavor!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87
drank Yerba Mate Chai by Tea Chai Te
4788 tasting notes

Finishing off the last that I have of this chai blend – it will be missed! I am going to have to make it a point to visit the Tea Chai Té tea shop someday soon!

I divided the brewed tea into two cups, and the first I simply sweetened with a little honey, and the second, I added a little bit of warmed milk. I like this both ways. Without the milk, the star anise becomes a little muted, but with the milk, it becomes really decadent!

Yummy chai!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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86
drank White Rose by Shanti Tea
4788 tasting notes

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!

This is really delicious. The rose and the white tea unite deliciously in this cup – creating a very luxurious and relaxing beverage. The rose is sweet and the white tea is soft and fresh. A wonderful combination.

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

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87
drank CinnaZing by SpecialTeas
4788 tasting notes

Delicious! I do love this… it’s been a while since I’ve had it, and I’ve missed it… just came across it as I’m attempting to go through my tea stash to restore some semblance of order to it.

Sweet, spicy and delicious. If I could change anything, I guess I’d want a little more flavor from the cocao kernels. Too bad this one appears to be no longer available.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! I have never tried this one…

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89
drank Wise Man's Caravan by Indie Tea
4788 tasting notes

Yum! Chai!

This is a very good chai. A very good blend of spices – it tastes even with no one spice overwhelming the blend. Just a delicious, warm spicy cup! The black tea base is solid and delicious.

I’m liking this the more I sip on it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 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.

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