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4227 Tasting Notes

89

A beautiful bergamot aroma filled the air when I opened this package. I just love bergamot!

I do wish that the brewed liquor were a little more fragrant, but the flavor is very nice. It is pungent and juicy with citrus flavor and a pleasant bergamot sharpness to it that I really like.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A big thank you goes to Doulton for my opportunity to try this tea.

This tea smells beautiful. The dry leaf possesses a strong fruit and floral aroma with hints of fresh grass. When brewed, the liquor has a stronger grassy aroma but still has notes of flower and fruit.

The flavor is so wonderful. Delicate notes of fruit and flower united with a soft, smooth, buttery green tea. Lovely.

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

Sounds like a goodie!

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75

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this to try!

This is a fairly decent Masala Chai. It has a delicious balance of spice. Not overly spicy, and it’s one that can be enjoyed with milk (I’m guessing here, because I’ve not tried it, but it does seem to me to be strong enough to withstand the addition of milk) or without (as I’m drinking it now). It has a slightly creamy note to it without the milk because of the vanilla in the blend.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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73

Yum! This is a delicious way to start my day. (Yes… my days usually start this late)

I didn’t actually have any particular flavor or tea in mind when I opened the drawer to my tea cabinet… I just knew I wanted a black tea with some substance so that I could shake off that sleepy feeling that sort of lingers when I first wake up. This was the tea that I grabbed.

I’m glad I did. It’s yummy. It reminds me a bit of the butter pecan flavored tea of 52Teas except that I’m not getting that creamy, buttery note… which I did love but, I also like this where the focus is on the pecan.

Deliciously nutty, sweet, and very pleasant. It would make a really good latte too, but, I’m quite enjoying it without the dairy.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’ve heard maple pecan ice cream is good… maybe mix it w/ some maple sugar black from Tea Guys if you have it:)

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94
drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
4227 tasting notes

Despite my misgivings about the name – I decided to buy this one. I have loved the previous banana flavored teas that I’ve tasted from Frank, and I was certain I’d love this one too.

And I was not disappointed. The banana flavor is very a-peal-ing (pardon the pun). Sweet and fruity. I really like the honeybush/banana combination… perhaps even better than the rooibos/banana combination – hey Frank – maybe you should rework the Chocolate Banana Rooibos and make it chocolate banana honeybush – but DO NOT call it chocolate monkey fart, please.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
52teas

I wouldn’t name it after Chelsea either. =)

TeaEqualsBliss

I wish I liked Bananas…just can’t do ‘em. It’s the ONLY fruit I don’t like!!!! LOVE the name…there is a candle with the same name too! Cracks me up everytime!

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85
drank Black Currant by Saharas Supplies
4227 tasting notes

I’m finishing up the last of the sample I had of this – it really is good.

It has a really beautiful black currant flavor – almost like wine but sweeter and fruitier. I am not getting a lot of tannic quality from this tea either… just a very smooth, even, lovely flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Ginger Peach by Octavia Tea
4227 tasting notes

Delicious!

The peach is sweet and juicy and the ginger has a pleasant peppery kick to it. The white tea is a little on the soft side – although I expected that with a white tea. There is a delicious honey-like sweetness to it that contrasts with the warmth of the ginger very nicely.

Smooth, sweet and delicious!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Did we get the same ones???

LiberTEAS

I don’t know?

TeaEqualsBliss

Remind me to look for this one in my TO BE TRIED Pile on Monday! LOL

silvermage2000

What a good review I love peach and white tea. This sounds good.

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84

I have had this for a little while but just got around to trying it today. Yerba Mate always causes a sense of apprehension for me… and I don’t know why. I think it’s because the very first Yerba Mate I tasted was just not very good… it may have been my own fault because I didn’t brew it right, I don’t know.

But that is certainly not Mate Factor’s fault because the Yerba Mate that I tried was from one of my vendors.

Anyways… I hesitated trying this one because of that apprehension… and it was all for naught because this is REALLY good.

A very rich, deep flavor. Earthy but not as earthy as I thought it would be (this is the primary cause behind my apprehension… I’m not always too fond of the earthy quality of Yerba Mate. Fortunately here the earthy quality is not as dominate as I feared it would be) It tastes a bit like freshly ground coffee. It has that deep richness that I associate with coffee.

There is also a savory chocolate note that is absolutely delicious.

I really am digging this!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85

I grabbed this one randomly today out of the stash of Zoomdweebies teas that I’ve acquired from the clearance box mania!

YUM! This has a very nice lemon flavor that isn’t too tart, but fresh tasting, vibrant, and even sweet. The spices are not overwhelming, they seem to be just enough to accent the lemon without this becoming a spiced tea blend.

I like this very much.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

This sounds really interesting! A honey lemon spice would be interesting.

TeaEqualsBliss

Did we get the Brandied Apricot that Cofftea just posted!? LOL I’m intrigued!

LiberTEAS

I don’t know. We got 40something teas… I have portioned them all out for you, but won’t be sending it off until Monday. I think we have it… I seem to remember it… but I’m not completely 100% sure.

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83

I must admit that this one scared me after I brewed it. It brewed to the deep, ruby color of heavily hibiscus-laden tisanes. I fretted that this would be a STRONG hibiscus tasting tisane.

Fortunately, it just LOOKS like hibiscus – but doesn’t taste like it. Well… yes I can taste the hibiscus, but, it isn’t as strong as the appearance might suggest.

It has a sweet tropical flavor. I can taste berry, tangerine, passion fruit and mango notes. I can taste a hint of the spices as well as just a whisper of the licorice. It’s really an intriguing, tasty blend. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

I’ve had Rishi’s Jamaica Rooibos…have I sent you any of that yet???

LiberTEAS

I don’t know! I haven’t tried it yet, if you’ve sent it. LOL I have SO MUCH that I’ve not tried yet that I have in my possession.

TeaEqualsBliss

LOL I know what you mean! I have a “TO BE TRIED PILE”…

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
http://www.teareviewblog.com

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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