4833 Tasting Notes

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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
4833 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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drank Top Leaf by Mellow Monk
4833 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
4833 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
4833 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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