4366 Tasting Notes

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drank Raspberries & Cream by Urban Tea
4366 tasting notes

This is a delightful raspberry tea. I like that the black tea base is an Assam rather than a Ceylon – this gives the tea a stronger presence and more depth of flavor. A very rich flavor.

The raspberry flavor is fruity, sweet, and finishes with a berry tartness that tickles the tongue. The creamy flavor is just right – not cloying or overdone. Pleasant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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51
drank Misty Morning by Good 4 You Teas
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Well, this tea is certainly appropriate for the kind of morning we’ve had (and it has made it’s way on to the afternoon too) – it’s chilly and there is definitely a “mist” in the air.

OK… to start out with – I REALLY wish that tea blenders/artists would NOT put stevia in tea blends. I am not wild about stevia – sometimes it’s ok, but, mostly, I find it to give off a somewhat funky aftertaste that I don’t like. Also, I like to determine whether or not I want my tea to be sweetened, and then if I do decide to sweeten it, I like to decide what kind of sweetener to add.

Other than the stevia, this is a interesting enough blend. It is earthy and herbal in taste. There is a light lemony note that lingers – it’s nice.

Not my favorite blend out there, but, it’s alright.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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96

I am finishing off the last I have of this tea – looks like I’m going to need to place an order with Steven Smith soon as I can’t be without this tea for very long. I do have a lot of teas at the moment, enough to keep me busy and my mind off this one, but, I’m sure there will be a time soon when I want more…

It’s beautiful, as always! Smooth, rich, and delicious. A lovely way to wake up.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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90

Another backlog from this afternoon…

Still just as yummy as the first time I tried it… Delicious!

Tabby

Ok, I’m sold! I’m putting this on my shopping list. :D I love anything watermelon or raspberry, so this is exciting.

LiberTEAS

Tabby: you should get it! It’s really delicious!

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93

Backlogging from this afternoon…

I was very nervous to try this blend because of the “Decaf” – I’ve had some really good Decaf teas and some REALLY BAD decaf teas so I didn’t know how this one would rate.

But, you know what, I TRIED to see if I could taste the “decaf” – but the truth was, I couldn’t! This was actually BETTER than the regular Chocolate cheesecake chai because the flavors of the spice, chocolate AND cheesecake emerged stronger in the decaf than they did in the regular.

And so I am here, pleasantly surprised by this tea. It is especially yummy as a latte.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
teabird

Good to know! I’m always on the lookout for strong, tasty decaf teas…

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81

I really like this – I was a little worried after reading my SororiTEA Sister’s tasting note on this tea, but, it is good.

This tea is very light in flavor, but everything is in good balance. The ginger is not overpowering, it is warm and gentle. The Mango is soft and sweet. The green tea tastes light and refreshing. These flavors come together in one cup in a very subtle way, all notes well represented while none overwhelming the others.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Magic Moon by Drink T
4366 tasting notes

This tea surprised me with how good it tastes!

As the description from Drink T suggests, it is mildly tart and it sort of tickles the tip of the tongue in the finish. The flavor is sweet. Tropical. Very pleasant! I bet this one rocks it iced!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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90
drank Soho Earl by Talbott Teas
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sachet of this tea!

I could not find this tea on the website.

The aroma of the dry leaf is BERGAMOT, a perfume-y bergamot… the aroma of the liquor is considerably softer and not at all perfume-ish though. The flavor is very crisp and clean. Smooth! A very nice citrus note, very little of the flowery notes that accompanies Earl Grey sometimes. A very good Earl Grey.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

More playing around with my tea from Zoomdweebies… this time, I took my blend of Praline’d Pecan tea (half Praline & half Pecan) and combined that with the apple pie black tea, also from Zoomdweebies. Combined these at a ratio of 1:1.

Delicious. Makes me want a slice of apple pie topped with Pralines & Cream ice cream. This I think is better than the apple pie tea on it’s own. The flavor is somehow smoother. Yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

I’m drooling now.

Caitlin

I am waiting for class to start and starving and this post is killing me! Haha!

Meghann M

Wow this sounds so tasty!

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67
drank Rooibos Chocolate Rum by Chado
4366 tasting notes

In my sample pouch, I didn’t see any chocolate chips at all. I realize that the chocolate chips don’t really add all that much flavor to the overall cup, but I am just mentioning this because the tisane that I measured into my smart brewer didn’t look at all like the photo… it looked like plain rooibos.

The flavor is very delicate here. Rum is the most prominent flavor, and fortunately, it does mask some of the woodsy flavor of the rooibos. I was a little worried about that because when I first strained the tea into my mug I could smell that very distinct rooibos smell and I worried that this would taste strongly of rooibos, but it does not.

The chocolate is softer than I’d like it to be, but I think it’s very well balanced with the rum flavor… neither is really overwhelming the other. I do get a nice chocolatey taste in the finish.

Eh…. It’s pretty good.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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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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