4788 Tasting Notes

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea…

This is an awesome Oolong. Beautiful flavor – sweet, honey-esque with a lovely fruit undertone. Beautiful.

I love Oolong, and my favorite is Ali Shan, but, Formosa Oolong teas hold a very dear place in my heart. This is an excellent Oolong.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Currently on the 3/4 infusion from my gaiwan. The flavor of these combined infusions is even better than 1/2. So lovely! Very very lovely!

LiberTEAS

5/6 infusion… still very delicious! I love this Oolong.

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A bit of a backlog here – I mixed up some of this before I took off to pick up my daughter after choir. I drank it hot instead of cold this time, and with this flavor, it’s really good that way.

These are really power packed and energizing!

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Backlogging on this one… I finished up a cup of this just a while ago. A nice flavor, stronger black tea flavor than that of the berry, which is just fine! The black tea has a pleasant, even flavor, nothing too overwhelming, a bit of astringency, a wee bit dry. Nice and comforting.

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

I am still feeling just a little “off” – a little sluggish, so I need some Yerba Mate. Some mornings, black tea is enough for me, other mornings, I really need the power of the Mate!

You can read my full review of this tea here:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/29/organic-fresh-green-yerba-mate-from-mate-factor/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
~lauren.

First – feel better! I know that we have sniffles & coughs in the house – my daughter brings it home from school where everybody is sick…

Second – Is it the passing of time that makes a change in the way we feel about certain teas that we didn’t like but now do? Or is it experience? Or a developing tea palate? Like, e.g., I tried a Long Jing before and I said – “not my thing” but after going through different teas for many months, recently, I tried a different Long Jing, and said “WOW – so good”. Maybe a combination of passing time, better quality tea leaf, more experience in different teas, developing a tea palate & opening of my mind to different tastes?

LiberTEAS

Thank you very much… I’m feeling better now, I was just feeling a bit tired, and black tea wasn’t waking me up the way I needed it to!

I think that the change in how we feel about a tea can be any number of the factors you mentioned. I do think that our palates develop over time, as does our experience and knowledge of how to brew teas properly. The first time I tried a Dragonwell, I did not like it at all, but, now I really love Dragonwell. I think this has something to do with my palate’s development as well as a better understanding of how to brew green tea… as well as a better quality tea.

I think that the Yerba Mate example has a bit more to do with the quality of leaf than other factors – although my palate becoming more accepting of earthy flavors cannot be overlooked as a factor either.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

It’s actually really good. I like the way the ingredients meld together to create a very unified flavor. It tastes very complete. Everything is smooth and in its place, and the taste isn’t lacking. It feels very good on the tongue and tastes rich and a little sweet (not too much) – it’s just a very pleasant tasting tea that I really like!

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

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drank Pi Lo Chun by Drink T
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I really like this tea a lot.

Here is my full-length review of it:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14807

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drank Tokio by Lupicia
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I love the aroma of the dry leaf. It is very sweet… and reminds me of a candy shop. Perhaps not necessarily the smell you want to experience when you open a package of tea, BUT my sweet tooth and I don’t mind! I can see why this tea was chosen to be part of the Flavored Holiday sampler collection from Lupicia.

The flavor is quite yummy. Sweet and fruity but not overly so. I can still taste the fresh, leafy taste of the green tea. I suspect this would be even more delightful as an iced tea…

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

ooooooo sounds nice!

Mad_Alyss_14

It’s awesome as iced tea! i’d recommend you try it XD

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Enjoying another cup of this today and writing a review for it (which will publish in a few days).

I am getting the most enchanting cocoa notes as well as a nice, caramel-y sweetness and a note of bitter that cuts through the sweetness to prevent it from being too cloying. A very nice tea. This could make a very nice substitution for Dawn!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Pumpkin Pie by Suffuse Tea
4788 tasting notes

The fragrance wafting from my tea cup right now is so pumpkin-y!

This is really delicious! The pumpkin is a very authentic flavoring, it tastes like pumpkin! Just a hint of spice, not much pie flavor, but, it doesn’t really need it. I like this!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Smooth Earl by Compass Teas
4788 tasting notes

Yummy deliciousness. Smooth and creamy and still bergamot-y!

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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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