4833 Tasting Notes

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drank Rogue Wave by White August
4833 tasting notes

Thank you to Paul M Tracy for sending me a sampling of this tea!

This is really good! The sencha is lightly grassy but not bitter. The coconut brings out some of the smoother qualities of the sencha, I think, and there is a nice balance of spice and sweet.

The aroma that wafts from the cup is delightful. A deep sweetness from the coconut, a fresh quality from the Sencha and the distinct scent of ginger combine to create a very unique scent that is absolutely wonderful.

Thanks again Paul! I can see why this is one of your favorite green teas!

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

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Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

I am really enjoying this. It is delicious and comforting. Smooth and sweet, with just the right amount of tart (that is… not too much!) It tastes fresh and inviting! Nice!!!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I held off on trying this for a while now. Pu-erh teas scare me. But, I had such a nice experience earlier today with a Yunnan Tuocha that I thought I’d be adventurous and try another Pu-erh today.

This is a pleasant Pu-Erh. Sweet with a rugged earthiness. Smooth mouthfeel.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank White Christmas by Lupicia
4833 tasting notes

Yum yum yum! I am tasting distinct nutty tones to this tea, even though the ingredients do not mention any nut flavoring to this blend. But I don’t care, because I love the way the toasty, nutty flavor plays with the apricot and white chocolate.

This is a really good tea. Don’t oversteep it though… I steeped this 4 minutes, and I really wish I had steeped only 3 1/2. It’s still good, but I do think it would be better with a shorter steep time.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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The aroma is earthy. The flavor is also earthy, but not quite as strong as the aroma might suggest. There is a profound sweetness to this tea – it is deep and pleasant. A very smooth taste to this tea. By the smell I would have thought that this would taste much more “rugged” or rough but it has a very smooth, sweet taste.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea…

This is an awesome Oolong. Beautiful flavor – sweet, honey-esque with a lovely fruit undertone. Beautiful.

I love Oolong, and my favorite is Ali Shan, but, Formosa Oolong teas hold a very dear place in my heart. This is an excellent Oolong.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

Currently on the 3/4 infusion from my gaiwan. The flavor of these combined infusions is even better than 1/2. So lovely! Very very lovely!

LiberTEAS

5/6 infusion… still very delicious! I love this Oolong.

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A bit of a backlog here – I mixed up some of this before I took off to pick up my daughter after choir. I drank it hot instead of cold this time, and with this flavor, it’s really good that way.

These are really power packed and energizing!

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Backlogging on this one… I finished up a cup of this just a while ago. A nice flavor, stronger black tea flavor than that of the berry, which is just fine! The black tea has a pleasant, even flavor, nothing too overwhelming, a bit of astringency, a wee bit dry. Nice and comforting.

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84

I am still feeling just a little “off” – a little sluggish, so I need some Yerba Mate. Some mornings, black tea is enough for me, other mornings, I really need the power of the Mate!

You can read my full review of this tea here:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/29/organic-fresh-green-yerba-mate-from-mate-factor/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
~lauren.

First – feel better! I know that we have sniffles & coughs in the house – my daughter brings it home from school where everybody is sick…

Second – Is it the passing of time that makes a change in the way we feel about certain teas that we didn’t like but now do? Or is it experience? Or a developing tea palate? Like, e.g., I tried a Long Jing before and I said – “not my thing” but after going through different teas for many months, recently, I tried a different Long Jing, and said “WOW – so good”. Maybe a combination of passing time, better quality tea leaf, more experience in different teas, developing a tea palate & opening of my mind to different tastes?

LiberTEAS

Thank you very much… I’m feeling better now, I was just feeling a bit tired, and black tea wasn’t waking me up the way I needed it to!

I think that the change in how we feel about a tea can be any number of the factors you mentioned. I do think that our palates develop over time, as does our experience and knowledge of how to brew teas properly. The first time I tried a Dragonwell, I did not like it at all, but, now I really love Dragonwell. I think this has something to do with my palate’s development as well as a better understanding of how to brew green tea… as well as a better quality tea.

I think that the Yerba Mate example has a bit more to do with the quality of leaf than other factors – although my palate becoming more accepting of earthy flavors cannot be overlooked as a factor either.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way!

It’s actually really good. I like the way the ingredients meld together to create a very unified flavor. It tastes very complete. Everything is smooth and in its place, and the taste isn’t lacking. It feels very good on the tongue and tastes rich and a little sweet (not too much) – it’s just a very pleasant tasting tea that I really like!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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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, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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