4366 Tasting Notes

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drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
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I didn’t select this tea specifically for today, as I chose it randomly from the teas that I have from Dammann Freres (thank you Doulton!), but it is perfect for today, as it is cloudy/overcast, and may actually rain! It’s definitely telling me that autumn is on its way. YAY! (For autumn IS my favorite season)

The flavor here is apple – much like baked apples. Sweet! Delicious. I like this tea very much. The black tea base is smooth and rich but not particularly brisk. A very relaxing black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LauraR

This sounds scrumptious!

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84
drank Blue Mist by Simpson & Vail
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This is a delicious tropical blend. The aroma is similar to the Mango Tango black tea I used to blend (several years ago!), but the taste is quite different. This has such a nice medley of fruit flavors. The mango is the strongest flavor, followed by the apricot. Having not tried a Jackfruit before, I can’t tell you definitively that I can taste “jackfruit” but I do taste a banana-y flavor along with an almost pineapple-ish taste in the background.

But the strongest flavor here is definitely the black tea. It is brisk and tastes really fresh and vibrant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Ceylon High Mountain by Drink T
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I am enjoying a cup of this with my breakfast, and my opinion hasn’t changed on it since the first time I tried it – it is a delightful Ceylon, nicely brisk (especially considering it’s a Ceylon) with a smooth, creamy chewiness that I am really liking.

There is a backdrop of a honey-like tone to it as well, it isn’t like an IN YOUR FACE honey taste, just a… just-barely-there hint of honey that combines with the other qualities of this tea quite well and make for a very interesting cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

This is a really good Oolong – the buttery flavor is intense with this one! Smooth, sweet, and creamy tasting.

Off to write a review for it! YUM!

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92

Brewed some more of this as my last cup of black tea for the day.

It is rich and delicious. I add a little bit of half and half to it, and it seriously reminds me of Pralines and Cream ice cream from Baskin Robbins (something I’ve not had in a long time, especially now since my oldest daughter now works for Menchie’s).

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75
drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I received this as a sample with my order from Mighty Leaf.

This is pretty good. The dry leaf aroma was sweet, chocolate-y with flowery notes (rose?) I can also smell a hint of fruit in there… almost like lychee.

The flavor is pretty tasty, although I must admit that I find myself wanting more of a chocolate flavor after the chocolate aroma. I can taste a faint chocolate note, but mostly what I’m tasting is a combination of rose and lychee. It’s an intriguing flavor though, one that I am enjoying.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
LiberTEAS

Now that I’ve read the description from Mighty Leaf, I see that the fruit I’m tasting is Longan – which is a fruit with which I’m unfamiliar, so I did a little research (very little) and found that longan is similar to lychee in flavor… so I guess that’s why I’m tasting lychee.

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92

Another tea that I ordered some time ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until just now (I have a LOT of teas like that… more than I care to mention).

OK… first off, this tea SMELLS incredible. The combination of papaya and black currant and green tea creates an amazingly delicious aroma.

I am tasting this right now as a hot tea, but, I am thinking that it’s going to be amazing iced, so I will probably be making more of this today to put in the fridge for tomorrow. YUMMY.

This really is good. The black currant flavor is prominent, and the papaya sweetens the sometimes tart note that accompanies the black currant… The green tea is sweet and buttery. I really like this… a whole lot more than I thought I would.

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

That one does sound like it’d be amazing iced.

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drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
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At the request of another Steepster, I am trying this blend for the first time. I ordered it a while ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until now.

I tried it first without any milk but I think maybe I used a little too much leaf when I steeped it because it was quite strong and needed the milk addition. With the milk, it is delicious. Creamy and smooth.

But before I rate it numerically, I’ll try it with a little less leaf and without addition to see how it fairs.

TeaEqualsBliss

Interesting…

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79

I have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss about this one, it does remind me of the powder-dry gum that used to be packaged with baseball cards (well, in my case, I collected the Wacky Packages instead of baseball cards, but you still got a stick of that dry gum inside).

It doesn’t really possess any notes that taste distinctively like “tropical” to me. It’s not bad tasting though… it’s just a bit different than I was expecting… and once I get past that, I find that it’s an enjoyable cup.

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We’re having a late lunch (I made stir fry) and I decided to brew some of this to enjoy with my lunch… delightful as always! I love this tea. The flavor is rich and buttery (almost creamy) and smooth. Sweet!!! The floral notes are enchanting. Very nice – I like how well it is pairing with my lunch today.

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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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