4423 Tasting Notes

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This is another of the teas that I ordered in the buy 3 get 1 free deal…

Minty… chocolate-y. Nice. This has more mint than chocolate, and, the chocoholic in me thinks it should be the other way around. Other than that though, it’s a pleasant enough tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I completely agree w/ you because peppermint, like cinnamon, can completely take over very easily.

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I am absolutely astonished at how quickly my order from 52Teas (aka ManTeas) has arrived. I couldn’t resist their buy 3 get 1 free offer, and I was very pleased that they happened to send me a tea that I hadn’t tried yet, wasn’t peanut butter flavored, and wasn’t pu-erh. Frank must love me!

I had to order this one because not only do I love chocolate covered bacon (way yummy), but, I also really did enjoy their maple bacon tea.

Very interesting! I can taste the chocolate (although it could use more) and I can taste the bacon (this is enhanced by adding just a pinch of salt to the brewed cup), the black tea is smooth. Quite tasty… a bit odd… but tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

HAH! Mine was the kitchen sink, which is also a good choice given that I’ve generally been very fond of the green and white fruity blends. I have a suspicion that these surprise bonus pouches in some cases (Steepsterites) aren’t entirely random. ;)

LiberTEAS

He’s good to us. :)

Cofftea

Since you like it w/ added salt… maybe blend it w/ some caramel tea? It would be sweet like maple sugar, a lot of people like salted caramels, and chocolate and caramel is a killer combo in my book. Just a thought:)

LiberTEAS

Oh… and my freebie was pomegranate black. I’ve tried the pomegranate honeybush which was fantastic, and I’ve been meaning to try the other pomegranate offerings but haven’t gotten around to ordering them yet. This is one less that I have to order in the future!

Angrboda

Yes, I’ve been eyeing the pomegranate ones too, but actually trying one is dragging out for me. I’m trying to decide whether I think I would like it best in white or green, see, and I don’t want both. At least not at the same time. Important dilemma, there!

I’ve had a white pomegranate once, but that was a really cheap brand, so probably not comparable at all.

Cofftea

Another thought- if you don’t want to add caramel tea, caramel creamer or caramel ice cream topping I bet would be good.

Jaime

Oh, I wonder if my order is in my mailbox!! I ordered this one, too! And did the buy 3, get one free count if you bought 4? I couldn’t decide on just 3…

LiberTEAS

Jaime: I am sure it did! This one is unusual… but I’m liking it.

Angrboda

I think it did too. I seem to recall it saying buy 3 or more…

Jaime

Woo-hoo!! My day just got better!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I got Apricot Fusion and let me just say… WOW!!!

LiberTEAS

I got that one too. My order was for the Apricot Fusion, Chocolate Bacon and Chocolate Mint … and I got the Pomegranate Black as my freebie. :) I was just thinking that I should try the Apricot Fusion next… but maybe I’ll have some Matcha first…

Meghann M

Mine wasn’t here yet, but I didn’t place this order until Friday. @rachanac glad to hear the wow. I got that one and am excited!

mpierce87

I haven’t received my order either and I ordered last Wednesday night ( I think…could have been Thursday) I’m crossing my fingers for tomorrow! The suspense of the mystery pouch is killing me.

TeaEqualsBliss

I believe Kristin said this was vegan but I don’t know if I would try this one or not…lol…kinda freaks me out…lol…

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This is my first experience with a tea from Imperial Tea Garden, and it’s all thanks to TeaEqualsBliss!

This is a ‘green’ Oolong, but it has a roasty-toasty flavor to it. There is a light vegetative note. It has a fresh taste, there are floral notes and a faint fruit note as well.

It’s really delicious!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Matador's Kiss by La Vida Java
4423 tasting notes

Thank you Jaime for sending me a bit of this tea!

This one definitely has some kick. The black tea is a smooth base and I can taste a bit of a caramel-y sweetness to it that tastes delightful with the spice in this blend… I like the contrast of sweet and spice.

Very nice!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

I’m very glad you like!!

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I am glad that I have time to be able to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea before the craziness that is my Monday ensues!

I wanted something strong and comforting… and this is what I grabbed… And it is indeed strong and comforting! The black tea is not as stout as some other teas that I have in my stash, but, it works well for this particular Earl Grey. The bergamot is very pleasant. Not a hint of perfume. Just delicious fruity bergamot with a hint of flowery sharpness in the background. I love it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Grinnyguy

The way you describe it makes it sound fantastic

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I am very pleased with this blend. I have been looking for a grapefruit GREEN tea to replace the grapefruit tea I fell in love with in Tucson but have been unable to find since. This one comes pretty darned close, even if it’s a white tea.

The grapefruit aroma and taste is authentic. It doesn’t taste sweetened, it smells like fresh, juicy grapefruit. The flavors are well balanced – the white tea is not overwhelmed, and the grapefruit tastes true.

An excellent tea!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I LOVE this signature blend from Design a Tea. The blueberry flavor is sweet and juicy, the Oolong has that peach-y note – a nice complement to the blueberry. But what is really great about this blend is the NUTMEG. It doesn’t taste really strong at first, but as I continue to sip on the tea, I find the flavor becoming more intense.

YUMMY!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec
wombatgirl

Ooo.. this sounds lovely!

Stephanie

What a yummy flavor combo! I love nutmeg!

LiberTEAS

Stephanie: me too, it is one of my favorite spices. I have to say, though, that I never really gave it much thought until I started grinding it fresh when I needed it. It tastes so much better!

amandajo

mmm…I think I will have to check this one out!

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This is not one of their “signature” blends. To get this tea, you have to “design” it. But, this one is a fairly simple design… passion fruit and Koslanda black tea.

It’s very good. The passion fruit is rich and sweet. The black tea is a pleasant, even-toned tea. Not particularly robust, but with the delicious passion fruit flavor it works.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Banana Matcha by 52teas
4423 tasting notes

Since I don’t generally eat runts, I can’t offer the same comparison to the Banana runts as others have. I do like this Matcha though. It’s sweet, banana-y and YUMMY.

Smooth.

And how quickly it disappears.

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drank Houji-Genmaicha by Den's Tea
4423 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea. It is one that I’m really excited to try, because I am so fond of both Houjicha and Genmaicha.

This is really good. Definitely different, but different in the best way possible. The roasting of the Bancha as well as the popped rice gives this a really interesting depth of flavor. I like it!

I’m off to write a review for the Tea Review Blog!

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

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