4825 Tasting Notes

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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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89
drank White Peony King by Shang Tea
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This is a fantastic white tea. Sweet and creamy and smooth. One of the best White Peony teas I’ve ever had the opportunity to taste!

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84

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea!

A lovely, crisp Darjeeling with a delicious fruit overtone.

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

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try!

I LOVE Bolivian Black teas. They have a flavor that is very similar to Dawn (from the Simple Leaf) to me… sweet, savory and very delicious. So when I got this tea from a recent package from TeaEqualsBliss, I was very happy!

The flavor is indeed sweet and savory, with hints of savory cocoa and a sweet caramel-y undertone. It is rich and soothing. Delicious. Something about this tea makes me want to just curl up with it and be alone! I love it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Second infusion: not quite as dark but still very delicious. The flavor is a little thinner but I can still taste the wonderful caramel tones and chocolate notes. YUM!

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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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