4637 Tasting Notes

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drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
4637 tasting notes

The more I drink this one, the more I’m liking it. It has a very smooth flavor, the cranberry is not too tart, and there is a very pleasing sweetness to the overall cup. Fruity, but not too much. A very good balance between fruit flavor and tea.

And just because I am enjoying this more than before, I increased the ratings a bit.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

Enjoying one last cup of this before I send off what I have left to my SororiTEA Sister!

This one seriously starts off like a Darjeeling. Once it cools just a little bit, it demonstrates more Nilgiri characteristics… It has a nice, robust quality to it. Very pleasant. Notes of citrus. A very lovely tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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71

After a very indulgent dinner, this tea has been very helpful in calming the stomach. It has a pleasant, lightly minty flavor, and is very soothing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Spring Harvest by Sanctuary T
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This is really good. The tea tastes fresh and light, and the passion fruit essence is nicely balanced. Sweet! Delicious!

YUM!

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

I haven’t tried this one yet!!! Would LOVE to!

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83

This tea reminds me a lot of a Darjeeling, both in appearance and in flavor. In fact, had someone just sat this cup in front of me without telling me what type of tea it was, I would guess it was a Darjeeling.

But, according to the package it is a Nilgiri. It has a bright, brisk flavor. It is somewhat astringent which leaves the palate feeling clean but not overly dry. Very smooth and no bitterness. A light sweetness with a muscatel-ish note.

A very pleasant tea. The light sweetness makes it quite delicious without adding any sweetener or milk. I like it very much.

Edited to add: After this tea cooled slightly, this became more Nilgiri-like than Darjeeling-like. I’m getting less of a muscatel note now and more of a citrus-y note. A very interesting tea…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Another one I would LOVE to try!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sounds lovely and complex.

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95
drank April Showers by Element Tea
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This is absolutely yummy! I think it has to be my favorite fruit tea! I love it!

It tastes like fruit nectar! Sweet, juicy, yummy!!! Definitely going on my shopping list!

LOVE IT!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jillian

Looking at the ingredients in this tea it sounds identicle to SpecialTeas’ Cold Bamboo Passion. And since SpecialTeas does sell its tesa wholesale it makes me slightly suspicious…..

LiberTEAS

It probably is a SpecialTeas blend. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. I wonder what will happen after 2/1/10……

Meghann M

What’s 2/1/10?

teabird

SpecialTeas will be closing their wholesale business, though Auggy just confirmed that they’ll still make retail sales http://steepster.com/wombatgirl/posts/53651

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84
drank Wild Blueberry by Octavia Tea
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Yummy! Fresh blueberry taste with a light, white tea base that tastes sweet and refreshing.

I like this very much!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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86

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss For sending me some of this tea to try!

This is really good. Sweet, buttery, with a clean taste. I brewed it in my Kati tumbler, but, I think next time I’ll brew it in my gaiwan.

A lovely, lovely tea!

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

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94
drank An Irish Rum by Adagio Teas
4637 tasting notes

Thank you to Rachel for sending me a little more of this tea so that I could write a review. This is one of your best blends!

I love the smooth flavor of the rum, the tartness from the lime, and the sweet, crisp taste of the peppermint. Absolute Deliciousness!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A fantastic Yunnan. Peppery and brisk! Full-flavored.

Deliciously rich – I am enjoying this!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I would LOVE to try this as well!!! LOL -

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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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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