4837 Tasting Notes

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Enjoying some Raspberry Earl Grey this morning. This is one that I’ve not had in a while… I quite enjoy it.

I wrote a review for this some time ago:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=4739

I will say that this time around, I can smell more of the raspberry in the dry leaf, and the bergamot and raspberry are somewhat united to create their own unique scent. It’s quite nice. I wish that this aroma was as strong in the liquor.

Still delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Grinnyguy

Just tried making my own raspberry earl grey. I will write a review soon, it didn’t turn out as I expected! Nice to hear what you make of it

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drank Smooth Earl by Compass Teas
4837 tasting notes

I really like this one. I’m quite picky when it comes to cream Earl Grey teas because I had a blend that I considered the best. But since I am not doing that anymore, this one would certainly substitute fine for it. It is smooth, creamy and delicious, but has enough bergamot in it so that I know I’m drinking an Earl Grey.

Very nice!

Oh! I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss for this! Thanks!!!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I am drinking this iced this evening… even though it’s a little chilly outside, I am finding it so refreshing as an iced tea.

The flavor is smooth and sweet. I like the overall lightness of this. The mandarin orange flavor makes the natural taste of the rooibos go down so smooth. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Decaf Carol by Lupicia
4837 tasting notes

This is part of the “Low Caffeine” Holiday Tea collection from Lupicia.

Having tried both the Carol and now the Decaf Carol, I find them to be very similar but there are some differences that stand out to me. First of all, the black tea base here is a bit thinner than that of the caffeinated version. However, the flavorings are more intense with the decaf… the strawberry and vanilla really POP and the coconut is much more distinct here!

Both are very good!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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drank Jasmine by Byron Bay Tea Company
4837 tasting notes

Amazing! This has to be one of the best Jasmine teas I’ve yet to taste!

Smells incredible… tastes even better. Smooth and SOFT (not as in no flavor, but a soft texture that somehow translates to the flavor so effortlessly). So so so good!

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

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87

Another black friday purchase! This is yummy. The blueberry has a sweet yet tart flavor, and it gets along well with the chai spices and the Bai Mu Dan.

Very enjoyable.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 6 min, 30 sec
Jaime

This sounds so good!!

LiberTEAS

It really is! I love all of Yogic Chai’s blends though (at least, all that I’ve tried up until now!) They are probably the best chai blenders (after ME of course. LOL)

Jaime

That is some high praise indeed!! I’ll definitely be checking them out!

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83

This is a lot better than I thought it would be. I was worried with hibiscus as the first ingredient listed that I was in for a very strong, hibiscus-y tisane, but, the hibiscus is not so bad here. It provides a bit of body to the cup, and a hint of tartness… but it isn’t a defining ingredient here. The real stars are the citrus-y notes and the cinnamon!

Very nice!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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87

Lovely! This is deliciously light and citrus-y.

The Oolong has a nut and butter note to it, the green tea is light and fresh tasting, as is the green rooibos. Together these three ingredients create a very full flavor that is quite satisfying. The lemony tones and the bergamot are bright but do not overwhelm the cup.

Absolutely delicious!

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!

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

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drank Dragonwell by Narien Teas
4837 tasting notes

Backlog: I finished off the last of what I had in my stash. A very good Dragonwell. Here is a link to the full review I wrote of this tea:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=11524

Everyday_Teaist

Delightful blog post.

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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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