4788 Tasting Notes

83

I am getting the pumpkin essence that was described by TeaEqualsBliss (thank you, by the way, for sending me some of this!) … not only in the unbrewed tea, but also in the brewed liquor and just a hint of it in the taste. Not a bad thing – just a bit of a surprise. It’s not a strong essence, just a whisper of pumpkin.

I love the balance of spices in this blend. Right up front, I’m tasting the Star Anise which is a favorite spice of mine, and I’m glad to see it in this blend. I am not getting a lot of chili pepper taste, there is a vague, low note of chili and black peppers in the background but this is not a strong SPICY tea, rather, it is a pleasant level of spice.

Very nice!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

Having one more cup of this tea before I send it off to TeaEqualsBliss.

This is one of the best teas that I’ve tried with Goji Berry. I am generally hesistant with Goji Berry because I’m afraid it’s going to be too tart, but, this isn’t. It’s delicious, sweet with just a hint of agreeable tartness.

The green tea base is smooth and refreshing. There is a light buttery taste to it that does not go overboard and impart that buttery feel on the tongue. The berry flavor is delicious and in nice balance with the green tea.

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

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82

This is one that I hesitated trying until now… because, well, it’s Pu-Erh, and that’s my typical response to Pu-Erh. Hesitation. Apprehension. FEAR! Mostly because I am still “acquiring” my taste for it.

This one is actually quite good (for a Pu-Erh). The earthy aroma and flavor are not as strong as in many of the Pu-Erh teas that I’ve tried, and it has a very pleasant body and sweetness to it.

I’m off to write a review for this one.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 45 sec
Lori

I have a sample of this and been hesitating to try this one!

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81
drank Irish Breakfast by Compass Teas
4788 tasting notes

Delicious. Rich, smooth, malty with a lovely dark caramel-like undertone. I like this with just a drizzle of agave nectar to bring out those caramel undertones even more. I am contemplating adding some chocolate cream to this… not required for enjoyment of course, but, everything is better with a little chocolate!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Buttered Popcorn by 52teas
4788 tasting notes

I love this tea! I just wrote a full-length review for the Tea Review Blog which should publish soon.

Today, I added a pinch of salt (which I didn’t think of yesterday), and I found that this makes it taste even more like buttered popcorn. It tasted like it before, but what it needed was salt! The agave nectar makes this a sweet kettle-corn-y treat! I love this! LOVE THIS!!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Lori

Great idea about the salt. Yes sweetener would give it the kettle corn flavor!

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drank Buttered Popcorn by 52teas
4788 tasting notes

Okie dokie, well, given my penchant for unusual tea flavors (with the exception of peanut butter flavored teas… sorry, still not going for it), you know I had to order this one.

And … OMG it is so good. I added some agave nectar which make the popcorn taste more like kettle corn but that’s OK because I LOVE KETTLE CORN!

It tastes popcorn-y and buttery and the black tea is robust and a little astringent. I really like this one a lot!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

OooooooooO!

LissaMarie

oh man! this sounds incredible!

Kristen

This tea just screams MOVIE NIGHT!!!

Little Yellow Teapot

Oh, great, now my humans are thinking about getting some. I’ll never get any rest if they do. Movies and tea, that’s all it will be!

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90

This is really good. One of the best Chai teas that I’ve had. I love the spices. Very warming!

YUM! I am currently drinking it as a non-latte and am contemplating adding a splash of chocolate creme…….

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’m leaving for Seattle on Mon and want this NOW:) Especially w/ the chocolate creme.

TeaEqualsBliss

Would love to try this :)

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85

Having one last cup of this before I send the rest off to my SororiTea Sister!

I love the beautiful light color of the liquor. The flavor is really nice too – the cranberry and rose are in very pleasant harmony with one another – sweetness from the rose, a hint of tart from the cranberry, and the sweet, fresh taste of green tea. So lovely!

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77

Nice. Pleasantly sweet. Really good for a bagged tea. Nice berry flavor but doesn’t overwhelm the white tea base.

A nice tea to drink while I unwind!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

This is a very nice Oolong – much different than I’m used to, so it’s a rather nice change of pace. I can taste notes of spice and even a hint of bitter in the sip – not an offensive type of bitterness, but a savory one that adds a nice contrast to the sweet, nutty flavor. Roasty-toasty flavor is very pleasant. I’m not getting a strong vegetative taste, but there is a nice peach-like background to it.

A very good Oolong!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 30 sec
Ross Duff

must try… adds to shopping list

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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.

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