4788 Tasting Notes

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This is yum!

I don’t have a lot of time to write about it at the moment, because I’m sipping and then it’s off to my daughter’s dance class.

One of the smoother chai teas that I’ve encountered… delicious!

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Very nice, indeed. Deep, rich and delicious.

I found the aroma of the dry leaf to be most intriguing, there were notes of cocoa along with a faint hint of black licorice. I’m not sure exactly why I got that note, but, I liked it. Alas, the licorice does not translate into the flavor, but that’s alright because I quite like the flavor the way it is.

This is one with which I shall enjoy spending some time.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Pommier by Lupicia
4788 tasting notes

I think this tea was very recently blended, because when I opened the pouch, I could smell the alcohol. The alcohol is so strong that I thought that it might have been a rum flavored tisane until after I tasted it, and could taste no alcohol essence. Just tasting apple, maple, rooibos and honeybush!

I really like this combination. I prefer honeybush/rooibos blends to strictly rooibos blends because I like the way the two work together. I can taste the honey-esque tones of the honeybush without tasting that funky sweetness from the rooibos. There is also a slight nut/wood like note but not overwhelming.

The apple and maple also work well together… very autumn-ish! Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
pinky

Hi LiberTeas, I was just wondering, is alcohol routinely used as the vehicle for flavouring in teas?

LiberTEAS

@Pinky – yes. Teas are flavored with a flavoring oil, and those oils have an alcohol base. Generally, the alcohol evaporates shortly after the oils are applied to the teas, however, if the tea is packaged immediately after flavoring, the alcohol doesn’t have time to evaporate, which is why sometimes when you open a new package of tea, you experience an alcohol odor. The alcohol evaporates when the tea is brewed, and does not affect the flavor of the tea.

Even when you find flavored teas with large chunks of fruit mixed in, more often than not, the tea has also been flavored with oils, because the fruit chunks (or chocolate chunks, or whatever), really do not influence the flavor of the tea.

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drank Orange Pomegranate by Tea Forte
4788 tasting notes

I like this ok… I brew it for only 5 minutes and I find that this is just right for me, it doesn’t give the hibiscus enough time to get overly tart and thick.

A very nice pomegranate flavor in this one. Not bad, but not my favorite tisane either.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Just Peachy by Compass Teas
4788 tasting notes

Yum!

This is an interesting blend of black, Oolong and white teas with Yerba Mate. The base works well (although, I do recommend a low brewing temp) even though there are so many different types of tea. It has a very unique flavor, and it is one that I want to spend a little more time with before I rate it…….

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

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drank White Christmas by Harney & Sons
4788 tasting notes

Yep… I caved and bought the White Christmas gift box. Haha! Since my family is either a little intimidated to buy me tea (or thinks that I have enough tea) for a present, I have started buying my own tea presents! This year, I got myself this gift package as well as the 12 days (which I’m eagerly waiting to start!) box from 52Teas.

On to this tea. It is YUMMY… I like this very much – and I’m a little surprised because I tend to be a little disappointed with Harney’s sachets, but this one is good.

The almond and vanilla are very well pronounced, and I like the flavor of the cardamom. So good. Not too spicy, just warm and inviting. Cozy! Delish!!!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

I treat myself to tea presents as well. As the hubby believes I already have too many teas. This tea sounds so good. I’ll have to order.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

It is good is very unique need to be appreciated sorta way tea. They have the set with the holiday black at Barnes and Noble at a reasonable price.

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drank Christmas Cookie by Compass Teas
4788 tasting notes

Yum! Almonds and cinnamon.

This is nice and comforting on this cold and misty day.

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drank Rose Marzipan by Sands Of Thyme
4788 tasting notes

Finishing off the last of this sample that was sent to me with my order. I really like this blend.

Today I am getting more of the cardamom flavor, and I am getting a cinnamon note as well, although the ingredients do not list cinnamon as an ingredient.

This is yum!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Auggy

Any chance that you know if this is similar to the discontinued Teavana Rose Marzipan?

LiberTEAS

I cannot remember if I’ve had the Rose Marzipan from Teavana. Based on the description of it here on Steepster, I would say no, this one is not the same.

TeaEqualsBliss

No…this isn’t the same…the main difference is that Teavana’s has those crystallized sugar cubes…this one doesn’t…but it’s still lovely! :) Minus the sugar that is…

TeaEqualsBliss

Actually…it’s the “sweet candied violet pieces” I was thinking of – see above…

Auggy

Ah yes, I forgot about the violet. Darn!

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drank Shizuoka Black Tea by Den's Tea
4788 tasting notes

This is awesome!

I do hope that Den’s will consider offering this tea because it is really outstanding.

The flavor is rich with notes of fruit and malt. There is a creamy sweetness to it as well. It has an appealing sweetness to it – not overly sweet, but it is so delicious that it keeps me sipping to experience the sweetness.

I do like this!!!

Delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Shinobi_cha

I agree, I was thinking too that if Den’s starts offering it eventually, I would have to be a black tea drinker every now and then. :-)

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drank Fleur de Grey by Mad Pots of Tea
4788 tasting notes

This is really nice. I love the lavender in this cup, it not only offers such a pleasing scent but the flavor of the lavender is strong as it intermingles with the bergamot. I like the combination of flavors here very much.

I just wrote a review about this one for the Tea Review Blog – it should publish soon!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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