4633 Tasting Notes

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drank China Lichee by SpecialTeas
4633 tasting notes

A friend of mine who has her own tea business wanted to find out which Lichee Congou tea that one of her favorite tea rooms uses … so I did a side by side yesterday with this one and the tea she wants to match. This one does not match the Lichee tea that she wants matched, but it is still pretty good.

I mention this only because before I started doing this taste comparison… I thought that all Lichee (Lychee) Congou’s were the same. But they aren’t. There are very subtle differences. And… something else that I’ve learned (but with a different side-by-side that did not involve lichee tea) is that even the SAME tea from the SAME company can taste different depending upon the batch. There are even subtle differences there.

OK… I digress. Back to the tea in front of me now. Before I move on in my taste comparison, I wanted to review this tea in depth, which I am now doing for the Tea Review Blog.

It’s actually quite nice. I have really gained an appreciation for Lichee, even though I have yet to taste the actual fruit… I guess I should say that I have really gained an appreciation for lichee tea. It seems to me to be a fruit that is perfectly paired with tea, as it has such a unique flavor profile that is sweet, floral and fruity.

And this one possesses all three of those characteristics. The black tea is very pleasant, bold and bright in flavor. There is a nice balance of flavor. A very nice tea with which to start the day.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Pure Lemongrass by Teapigs
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending this my way!

Tonight… at 11:30 pm… I’m indulging in a late night snack that I really shouldn’t be indulging in – fried green beans with wasabi ranch sauce. So to offset the side effects of the wasabi (ie: heart burn) I am enjoying a cup of Lemongrass to tame the tummy!

And it is a delightful pairing. I like the contrast of flavors.

This lemongrass is deliciously smooth, sweet, and has a very pleasant citrus tone. YUMMY!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Michelle Butler Hallett

I started to salivate, reading this.

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50
drank Rooibos Jasmine by Adagio Teas
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I am having some of this tonight, mostly because I started writing a tea review for it months ago, and have had the partial review sitting in my files for a while now, and I need to finish it! But, I can’t finish a review for a tea that I haven’t had for many months… my memory isn’t that good!

I remember really liking this when I first tasted it… now I am not loving it quite as much as I once did. It is still alright… but it isn’t as good as I once thought it was. Losing points… It just doesn’t do jasmine flavor justice…

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Eeew. My face screwed up just at the title. I can’t imagine this blend working well. Green rooibos, maybe.

Jaime

I almost want to try it…the name’s like a train wreck you just can’t take your eyes off of.

Grinnyguy

Same, that tea sounds like a disaster waiting to happen. Rooibos, jasmine, two words that I would associate with tea. But probably not together. Still, I’d love to try it once just to see whether I’m right!

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84

This is a deliciously pure Pai Mu Tan with a crisp, clean flavor. It is remarkably delicate and yet flavorful at the same time. Pleasing notes of flower and fruit come through. It is sweet and relaxing.

I will be writing a more in-depth review of this for the Tea Review Blog very soon!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89

A very pleasing jasmine aroma and flavor. While it is not overly “floral” it does possess that certain jasmine sharpness that cuts through some of the sweeter notes nicely. The green tea is lightly vegetative and smooth.

A very good jasmine offering!

I’m off to write a more in-depth review for the Tea Review Blog.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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94

This is definitely one of Lupicia’s best… and while I like so many of their teas that it would be difficult for me to choose a favorite, this would definitely make the top 5 list!

Deliciously peachy, rich and smooth flavor. Very nectar-like. The Oolong has a creamy back note with a hint of vegetation. Sweet and absolutely lovely!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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86

This is the tea that was calling out to me today. I wanted something bold and brisk… this one certainly is!

Very rich, brisk, and malty! It is enough to get me to shake the sleepy and that overwhelming desire for me to crawl back into my warm bed and even powerful enough to get me to compose a review for it – which I just submitted to the Tea Review Blog. It should publish within the next day or two!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec

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82
drank Immortalitea by Red Leaf Tea
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I really enjoy this tea. It has a wonderful, restorative quality to it… after a long walk around the neighborhood taking my daughter out to trick-or-treat, this tea is my TREAT!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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84

Well, I’m about to head out with my little one to go trick-or-treating, but I thought I’d warm up with a cup of this first.

The more I drink this, the more I’m liking it.

I wrote a review of it for the Tea Review Blog… wanna read it?

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15093

PS: I increased the numeric rating on this because I’m enjoying it so much this evening.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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88
drank Anji Bai Cha by Canton Tea Co
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Another tea from TeaEqualsBliss Thank you!!!

A lovely sweet flavor, pleasantly vegetative without being too grassy. Very light and delicious.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 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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