4323 Tasting Notes

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Another tea from TeaEqualsBlissTHANK YOU!

This has such a nice flavor. I can taste the raspberry, and it even seems to “sparkle” on the tongue much the same way that a champagne might. Sweet. The white tea base is distinguishable from the flavors – it is delicate and fresh.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
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I love Pouchong tea, and this is a fantastic Pouchong!

The flavor is sweet, mildly vegetative and smooth with a fruit-like aftertaste. I am getting a very nice creamy mouthfeel and only a hint of astringency. A nice nutty note to this too.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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85
drank English Teatime by Bigelow
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I am pleasantly surprised by this tea. It has a bold, malty character that I didn’t expect – I was expecting something fairly mild and “tea-baggish” – but I didn’t get that here… this is really very good… one that I think the English might consider “moreish”

ETA: another THANK YOU to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
CHAroma

I completely agree! It was a pleasant surprise.

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drank Earl Grey by Dreamweaver Shop
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This is a pleasant enough Earl Grey tea. The bergamot is not too strong or overwhelming, nor does it leave that kind of perfume-y taste on the tongue. The black tea is smooth and strong with a little astringency.

I like it.

ETA: Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this tea!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Ceylon Black by Drink The Leaf
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A very mild-mannered Ceylon. I can taste the notes of cocoa which is not something I often taste with an average, everyday Ceylon. Very smooth and I’m even getting a pleasant malty note (another something I don’t usually get from an average Ceylon)

Not as fruity as some Ceylons, but I do get a slightly fruity quality at the finish. Sweet and mellow. Nice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

Ok… so, I’ve got all these teas from Zoomdweebies… I might as well play with them, right?

I like this SO much better than the two teas separately. Yummy, sweet… and I added just a drop of milk to give it a little creaminess. Perfect.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Caitlin

I was planning on trying this out too – I am glad it comes out well! Can I ask how much of each tea you used?

LiberTEAS

Well, I brew in my smart tea maker, which makes about 18 ounces (this is the smart tea maker I use, from Enjoying Tea: http://enjoyingtea.com/smartteamaker.html )… I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of each tea.

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drank Chai by Tea Spree
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This is a fairly mild Chai, the black tea base is pleasantly smooth but not particularly strong. Not very astringent. The spices are not particularly strong either (which is why I say it’s a fairly mild chai) but I can taste the cardamom in particular, as well as notes from the ginger and cinnamon. In the aftertaste I can taste the black pepper, which I like.

This is a good chai but not a great chai… but I still enjoyed it and am glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
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Enjoying this iced this evening… it makes for a delicious glass of iced tea! Fruity and delicious, but still with the green tea flavor coming through.

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drank Breakfast Earl Grey by Lupicia
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This is a really good Earl Grey. I love the “Earl Grey” from Lupicia (with Keemun), but I really like this one too. The bergamot is a bit lighter here and it gives the cup a crisp taste. Very pleasant and smooth.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Scottish Blend by Simpson & Vail
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This is just what I expected with a Scottish Blend – HEARTY with an almost chewy kind of creaminess to it. It’s like freshly baked bread… like the chewy crisp crust of the bread. It’s awesome and it’s a great tea with which to start the day.

A nice sweetness to it too. Malty! Truly lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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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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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