4826 Tasting Notes

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drank Mintastic by 52teas
4826 tasting notes

Good Morning! This really is a nice way to start the day!

I wrote a full-length review for this tea, you can read it here:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15583

The aroma of the brewed tea is so nice – very crisp and minty. The wintergreen scent is what catches my attention most, I think.

Minty, delightful deliciousness!

TeaEqualsBliss

I need some this – hard something garlicky for lunch!

TeaEqualsBliss

hard-had LOL sorry!

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85

I am surprised by this decaf! It doesn’t taste like decaf! It has a rich, malty, baked taste that is so delicious, and had I not known it was decaf (because, well, I brewed it), I wouldn’t have guessed it. It does not have that somewhat thinner body and taste that is sometimes a characteristic of decaf teas.

This is rich and flavorful. Very nice flavor.

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Good to know. Thanks so much for posting this.

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82
drank Health Juice by Shui Tea
4826 tasting notes

Thanks to Paul M Tracy for sending me a bit of this tea to try!

I had originally set my timer for 5 minutes but when it hit 4 minutes, I saw how dark red it had become and I feared that I would have an overly hibiscus-y tea, so I stopped the infusion at 4 minutes. I am glad I did. I taste a very fruity tisane now, but if it had steeped longer, I think I would have tasted more of the hibiscus and as it is, I am only getting faint hibiscus notes.

The aroma is primarily eucalyptus which I happen to like but I can see it coming off as medicinal to some.

I am getting a very pleasant backdrop of apple and carrot which provides a very smooth, lightly sweet, even “surface” for the bright citrus notes of this tea. Every once in a while, the flavor of the eucalyptus will reveal itself. I am getting very little from the hibiscus – just an occasional note of tart. The beetroot gives a nice sweetness.

I actually like this quite a bit. Much better than I thought I would!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I’m sorry, but I had to laugh at the name of this tea! XD

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96

Oh wow! This is probably the best white tea that I’ve ever had! It’s amazing!

Sweet with floral sharpness that comes off with just a little bitter bite. It amazes me how much this white tea fills the palate with it’s complex flavors.

Delightful. So good. I want more.

PS: Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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84

I love this tea! I previously reviewed it here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=11228

Sweet, lovely, and light. Yummy caramel with pear… reminiscent of baked pears, but without the spice. Personally, I might like this even more with a little spice, but it’s really good as is!

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

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87
drank Joyeux Noël by Lupicia
4826 tasting notes

Yum! This tea tastes JUST like roasted chestnuts. There is a light bitter nuttiness that is followed by a rich, creamy sweetness…

This is so good! A great tea for those of us who aren’t very good at roasting our own chestnuts!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

ooooo…ahhhhhhh

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94

OK… I’m having that second cup now.

I really like this. The banana is sweet, a subtle nutty flavor from the walnut, and a nice bakey taste to it too. Creamy smooth buttery finish. Yum yum yum yum yum!

Now, I’m off to write a review for the Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

OK… so the 12 Days of Christmas box is just sitting here, and it keeps calling me.

I am so not good with waiting when I’ve got something like this so within reach. Especially when it comes to tea.

Frank… why you do this to me? Why?

TeaEqualsBliss

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Jillian

Doooo eeeet! You know you want to! ;P

LiberTEAS

Stop it Jillian… I already have my youngest daughter giving me “double dog dares” to start in on the box! I don’t need additional “encouragement.”

Jaime

LiberTEAS, stay strong! Mine is sitting on the counter underneath the tea cabinet, so the temptation is great!! We can stay strong until the 14th! Yes, we can!!

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94

Today was a great mail day! I not only got this tea but also my 12 days sampler. The sampler is adorable, and I am just itching to get started on it… I’m even trying to make the time go faster … today while at the store, I tried writing the check for the 9th rather than the 8th!

Anyways… the smell of the tea is AMAZING… it smells like fresh, hot banana bread. Yummmmmmmmm

Oh wow! This is yum. Since I am enjoying this with my lunch, I am going to hold off on the review, because I’ve got a lot of different flavors going on right now. I guess I’ll just have to brew myself a second cup later. Oh, the torture!

TeaEqualsBliss

This is one I would prob try! LOL – I hate bananas but like Banana Bread! :P

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92

I think I’ve tried this one before, but I hadn’t logged it. Having some more this morning (yes, I know it’s not morning, but it is for me).

I am a little surprised by the other tasting notes for this tea, because I can taste the peaches and cream. They meld together quite nicely. I don’t taste the black tea quite as much as I do the peaches and cream… it’s a very nice tea though… perhaps one of my favorites from the mystery boxes I purchased.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83

Finishing off the last I have of this … and it is one that I will miss. It’s a very good white tea.

Here is a link to my full-length review:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/12/06/glendale-estate-white-tea-from-octavia-tea/

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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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