4550 Tasting Notes

88
drank Vanilla Rooibos by TeaSpree
4550 tasting notes

Backlogging from Last Night: This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. I love it!

I wrote a review of it previously, you can read it here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/08/12/vanilla-rooibos-from-teaspree/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74
drank Burgundy Blast by Simpson & Vail
4550 tasting notes

I was a little scared this tea would be too sour, but, I think that the key is to not steep it too long. I steeped it for just 5 minutes and I have a cup that is tart, but not too sour, and pleasantly fruity. I like this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

“Mallow blossoms” sound interesting. I wonder what they’re like on their own. (Surely not marshmallow tea … but that does sound rather tasty …)

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88
drank Lychee Tea by Sanctuary T
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This is the best lychee tea that I’ve tasted. Absolutely the best… the difference is the grapefruit! It really rounds out the flavor well… the lychee is not too pungent or sweet, the grapefruit is not too tart. It’s just divine!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

This is a YUMMY Earl Grey. I like the well-rounded flavor of the black tea base.

The bergamot is fruity, and has less of that sharpness that is often associated with Earl Grey. It is a very pleasing Earl Grey!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

This is an incredibly light Gen Mai Cha. Much lighter than other Gen Mai Cha teas that I’ve tasted. It has a wonderful nutty quality. Sweet and delicious.

I’m submitting a review for it to Tea Review Blog as I type this!

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

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91

This is a lovely Yunnan. The taste is smooth and there is an underlying creamy, caramel-y sweetness that is very nicely played against the other notes in this tea. I am tasting notes of spice – almost peppery. Beautifully autumnal.

I’m off to write a review for this for the SororiTEA Sisters blog!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
T.C.

Cool! Comment back with the link to the blog post?

LiberTEAS

Of course… it will publish this Thursday at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time). :)

LiberTEAS

Hey Taylor: Just to let you know that the review just published! Link:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/30/organic-golden-yunnan-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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76

I’ve previously reviewed this tea, you can read it here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10292

The dry leaf smells really lovely, and I love the way the licorice root melds with the tropical fruit. It’s light and in balance. Really delicious.

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

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83

Having another cup of this before I send the rest off to TeaEqualsBliss.

I really like this blend a lot. It’s sweet, fruity and tart with a pleasant spicy note to it. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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87
drank Yaffa Rooibos by Sanctuary T
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This is really YUMMY!

It tastes like one of those chocolate oranges. Sweet, juicy, deliciousness!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

I didn’t get this one…sounds good tho!

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79
drank Indian Chai by TeaGschwendner
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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a bit of this to try!

I have not yet tried any teas from TeaGschwendner but it is a company that I’ve been planning a purchase from for some time now. It is nice to be able to try a tea from them before placing an order.

I tried it first without steamed, frothed milk or sweetener, and I found that after brewing 4 minutes, there was a hint of bitterness to the tea. When I added the milk and honey, the bitterness disappeared.

But what didn’t disappear is the bold, strong presence of the tea and the warm and peppery spices. It is a pleasantly spiced chai. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 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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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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