4624 Tasting Notes

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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
4624 tasting notes

I have Paul Tracy to thank for sending me some of this tea. I had tried it when it was released as a 52Teas tea of the week. But I really liked it so I didn’t mind receiving it again.

Paul had mentioned to me that he didn’t know why he wasn’t getting the same flavors out of this tea that others have been so excited about, so first, I shall post the URL to my full-length review of this tea:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=8262

My first tasting of this tea, I thought it was ok, but, I didn’t get a lot of maple flavoring (but then, when I eat maple bacon, I don’t get a LOT of maple in that either, it is more of an enhancement than a pronounced flavor). But what I really wasn’t getting was BACON. Frank had commented on that review and said that one of his regular customers had suggested adding just a pinch of salt to the cup. (I use Kosher salt, in case you’re wondering)

This does the trick. It really brings out the bacon flavor. I also add just a drizzle of agave nectar, or if you really want to enhance the maple-y flavor, add a little bit of real maple syrup. The sweetener highlights the overall flavors to the cup while the salt brings out the bacon flavor.

This is actually really good. It represents the first of many purchases I’ve made from 52Teas/zoomdweebies/mysweethoneybush/manteas, so there are some fond memories attached to this one. In fact, I am sure that if we were to combine the purchases that I’ve made with them since that time, I’ve probably made a mortgage payment or two for Frank. :)

Paul… I hope this helps you find more enjoyment from this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LauraR

Intrigued….yet still scared of this one.

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84
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
4624 tasting notes

This is very nice to wake up to this morning… normally about this time, I’m headed back to bed for an “after I get the little one on the school bus” nap, but, I wasn’t up as late last night as I usually am, so I feel well rested at the moment… hopefully this tea will help me shake the last remnants of sleep.

It tastes so good. So much better than I ever anticipated. This is one that I would never have purchased for myself but I am so glad that a friend gave me a tin because it really is delightful.

Pleasant cranberry flavor that isn’t too tart, sweet orange notes. Very autumn-ish and delish!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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wow… this is TART!

But, as it cools down a little, the tartness seems to subside just a little. I love the coconut and pineapple here. It tastes smooth and creamy and a little sweet.

I did have to add a nice dollop of honey, though, to curb some of the tartness… tart is just not my thing. Other than that, though, I quite like this, and it probably would have been better if I hadn’t left it to steep quite so long.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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83

The aroma of the dry leaf is very prominently ginger, as it brews, more of the lemongrass comes through, but the ginger remains dominant.

This is really nice to sip on a chilly evening such as this. It really warms me up! I also like how the lemongrass curbs some of the more peppery notes of the ginger – it’s not too gingery, but not too much lemongrass either. It’s very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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76
drank Spearmint Rooibos by Design a Tea
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Very nice! I like this one chilled… I think that it somewhat subdues the flavor of the rooibos without completely masking it, and somehow that nutty, woody flavor of the rooibos really works with the spearmint flavor.

It’s cool and crisp. I like it… it is especially nice for nighttime!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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86
drank Coco Truffle by Tea Forte
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YUM! Chocolate goodness!

I love the spices in the background, they do not attempt to overpower the chocolate, rather they enhance the chocolate and give it a somewhat savory taste. Delicious!!!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85

The dry leaf is really beautiful. Smells amazing too!

Delicious and light, the cranberry is sweet yet tart (but not too tart). I can also taste the raspberry flavor which adds a little more sweetness, perhaps to off-set the cranberry flavor just a little? The rose is very subtle but adds a nice contrast. YUMMY!

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

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This is a really interesting tea. I don’t think I’ve ever tasted anything quite like it. It is earthy, woodsy, and slightly smoky. It is malty and a little bake-y… and even a little buttery. I can taste distant notes that have hints of flower and fruit to them. There is a deep sweetness to this.

I really like this. I REALLY like this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Great another to add to the shopping list.

vanilla_bookworm

Wow, this sounds really interesting, I’m going to add it to my “teas to try” list as well! :-)

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80

I had a difficult time getting up this morning… and after I got my little one on the school bus, I headed back to bed for a nap. I still feel a little groggy and like I don’t really want to get up and GO… so I decided I needed some invigorating Green Yerba Mate!

This is a very good Green Yerba Mate. I don’t know if it’s been aged or not, but, it has a very fresh taste since it is green. It is a little earthy but it isn’t as overwhelming as in some of the green Yerba Mates that I’ve encountered… not all Yerba Mates are the same!

Nice with a drizzle of honey!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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96
drank Gong Fu by Zhi Tea
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This really could be a suitable substitution for Dawn! Yes, really! I want to do a side by side one of these days to compare… but not today. Today, I want to just explore the features of this tea.

Chocolate-y, rich, robust. It has a bit of astringency, but, it isn’t overly drying. Very pleasant. Delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

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