4449 Tasting Notes

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My first cup of the day…

It’s really good. Please read my previous tasting notes on this one for more details!

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This is one of the newer tea blends from Metropolitan Tea. It has a lovely aroma – it smells like my gramma’s pecan pie! YUM!

It has a delicious nutty flavor that is very pecan pie-ish… the buttery note of the Sencha lends itself well to the overall “pecan pastry” taste.

Off to write a review of it for Tea Review Blog!

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

Oooh, a pecan pie green tea? Sounds great…must check out Metropolitan Tea!

LiberTEAS

Meghann: Unless you’ve a business license, you probably won’t be able to order from Metropolitan Teas directly, as they only sell wholesale. However, it is likely that you’ve tried Metro teas without even realizing it, because they are one of the largest wholesale distributors of tea in the US…

Stephanie

I wonder which companies resell this? Probably any one who offers a pecan pie flavored green tea?

Meghann M

Liberteas, thanks for the info. I looked around the site and saw they only accepted wholesale customers. Oh well!

TeaEqualsBliss

I would like to try this some day – If I can find it!

Dorothy

If anyone is having a hard time finding Metropolitan Teas, try checking some local “tea rooms” or cafe. Places that don’t necessarily produce and make their own stuff. I’m in a small-ish city (100k pop.) and there are two such places that exclusively sell this company’s tea.

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This is a very interesting chai blend – one of the more unique ones I’ve ever tried.

The licorice, together with the cinnamon, ginger and coconut creates a very strong flavor that is a little overwhelming, but I am enjoying it. I have a hard time distinguishing the black tea here, though.

Even though it is a very pungent tea, I found it to be soothing and relaxing to sip.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Temple d'Angkor by Dammann Freres
4449 tasting notes

Thank you to Doulton for allowing me to sample this tea!

Wow! This is REALLY good. I don’t know why I should be surprised, though. Every single Dammann Frères tea that I’ve tried has been good, most have been beyond good! This is one of those beyond good ones.

The flavor of the green tea is prominent – it has a rich buttery taste with a smooth mouthfeel and a vegetative quality that is a bit like steamed and buttered green vegetables – spinach maybe? It isn’t a strong vegetative essence but it is there in the background and I like how it plays with the very juicy tasting fruit flavors in this blend.

I taste strawberry, even though the description from Dammann Frères does not indicate that there are strawberries in this blend. Perhaps it is the melon that I’m tasting. The lemon is distinct, especially in the finish. The fruit has a nice balance of sweet and tart.

It’s YUMMY!

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

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drank Vanilla Chai by Indonique
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I enjoyed a latte that I made using this chai while eating a white tea brownie (yum).

This chai has a lovely Nilgiri base that is strong and stout, and the spices are warm and I love the vanilla in this. It adds a really smooth, sweet taste to it.

I’ve reviewed this tea previously for the Tea Review Blog, please check it out here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=7369

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

The only place I could find this Assam on the Drink T website was in the Tea Lover’s Root Basket…

This is a unique Assam in that I can taste strong spice notes that I don’t typically experience with other Assam teas. It has a nice, baked quality as well as the malty characteristic that I expect from an Assam… but this one has something more to it that reminds me slightly of a Keemun tea – a spice note and a wine-like note. It has a full-bodied flavor but it is a bit lighter than a typical Assam.

It’s very intriguing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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At the beginning of the cup, I got a lot of mint taste, but, as I make my way to about mid cup, the chocolate flavor comes through. I don’t know if this is because the tea has cooled a bit or if it’s because the flavor takes some time to develop on the palate.

It’s good, but, I still contend that it would be better with more chocolate!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Art of Tea
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Thank you to Jaime for sending me a bit of this tea!

This is a interesting tea. I don’t know if it’s because I’m following up with a strong, robust tea like the Keemun from Enjoying Tea, or if it is THIS tea… but I’m tasting a licorice note this evening, so I think that I will save the writing of my review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog for another day.

The bergamot is strong here, but I like how the vanilla softens some of the sharp notes of the bergamot. It’s a harmonious blend… and even though the licorice is kind of a weird note to be tasting in this tea… I actually quite like it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I am enjoying this tea this evening. Since I have to stay up late tonight, I figured I better get some caffeine to help me stay awake! (Tonight is the season premiere of my favorite TV show – FRINGE – and hubby works late and I want to watch it with him!)

This tea is really good. Smooth and rich. A nice, well-rounded flavor.

Here is a link to the review I wrote of this tea:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14346

I steeped it 4 minutes this time instead of 3. Still not bitter. Just delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ahhhh Fringe started today? Darn hope my DVR is recording it.

LiberTEAS

YES! I love Fringe. I love Walter.

And… if for some reason your DVR isn’t recording it, you can always catch the episode on Fox.com

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Good point and thanks :-)

Caitlin

I love fringe!!!! I had some roobios tea and cookies while watching it – haha. And yeah you can also watch it on hulu.

teabird

Thanks for reminding me of this! I got a bag of it once before I joined Steepster, and liked it a lot, especially for the price! Guess it’s going back on the Shopping List ;)

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drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
4449 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!

I have tried this one before, please read my review of it here:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=5744

Steeps up strong and has a pleasant enough flavor. Not the best English Breakfast that I’ve tried, but not the worst either.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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