4826 Tasting Notes

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drank Christmas Cookie by Compass Teas
4826 tasting notes

Finishing off the last that I have on hand of this lovely tea. As much as I love this tea without any addition (it is really yummy straight), I have discovered that it is EVEN better with a splash of dark chocolate breve creme… OMG. It’s like chocolate-gasm. YUM….

Mmmmmmm!

PS: just noticed that my full length review of this published this morning:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15899

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93
drank Gingerbread Chai by 52teas
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Merry Christmas everyone! I hope everyone has lots of whatever it is that makes you happy on this special day (and every day).

On to the tea that sits before me!

Um… YUM!

This is delightful. You can read my full-length review of it here:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/12/25/on-the-12th-day-of-christmas-from-52teas/

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

And the same to you! I just made a 52 teas order, but it looks like I have to do another – I love gingerbread and this sounds so good.

LiberTEAS

Second Infusion – even BETTER than the first. More of the gingerBREAD cake-y taste. YUM! Love this one!

TeaEqualsBliss

Another one I haven’t tried! :P

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85

Yum! A really nice strawberry and vanilla green tea. The Sencha is very smooth and rich.

Such a delicious tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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87

Yay! New Teas!

The pear flavor is sweet and strong, and the buttery sencha melds beautifully with the pear. I can even taste a very faint note of mint to this tea. Very faint, but it is there. I thought that my taste buds might be off a little bit when I first tasted it, but then I checked the info on partridgeberry and I found that its flavor vaguely resembles that of wintergreen.

Delicious! I just wrote a review for this tea to be published on the Tea Review Blog soon!

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

I think this one actually improves as an iced tea. The partridgeberry kind of rounds out the pear. I can’t really describe it, but it’s good.

TeaEqualsBliss

would like to try this one too! LOL

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81

Finishing off the last I have of this tea. Interestingly enough, it would seem that the last cuppa is the best one! It’s perfectly chocolate-y and mint-y. YUM!

And I highly recommend a splash of dark chocolate breve creme in this! It turns the simple YUM into SUPER-DUPER-NUMMY-YUMMY!

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78

This is very nice. I was a little nervous to try it as herbals tend to make me a little nervous, but it doesn’t taste medicinal. It has a pleasant, calm flavor that will hopefully help me rest, since tomorrow is going to be a very busy day!

Soothing – tranquil. A very nice cup.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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56

This is one that needs a little sweetening for me… otherwise I find the flavors are a bit too harsh (overwhelmingly so) and it is a little off-putting to me. But I find that a drizzle of honey helps to soften the edge and it is pretty good like that.

A sweet cup with a strong licorice flavor and a nice minty aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Another note: I had a bit of heart burn before I started drinking this tisane, and that is gone now. This tisane is better than antacids!

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85

This is completely YUM! I like that it is honeybush/rooibos rather than just rooibos, because the honeybush cancels out the rooibos taste and just leaves a pleasant honey sweetness and slight nutty undertone.

The apples and caramel are very strong in this blend – it is sweet, juicy and delicious. A very yummy dessert.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t think I have ever tried any of their teas!

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77
drank Piccolo by Lupicia
4826 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
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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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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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