4366 Tasting Notes

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This is very nice – it tastes, well… like a black tea blend with a drizzle of honey in it.

A pleasant tea with which to start the day.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Does it have a thick honey mouth feel to it as well?

LiberTEAS

No. But then, I don’t get a thick honey mouth feel when I add a drizzle of honey in my tea. It dissolves and becomes part of the tea and doesn’t alter the texture enough to be very noticeable unless I’m actually focused on trying to detect it. This is simply flavored with honey flavoring, which is most likely an oil based flavoring (like most tea flavorings are), and so it wouldn’t affect the texture of the tea, just the flavor.

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80
drank Paradise by Octavia Tea
4366 tasting notes

This has a nice balance of flavors. The hibiscus is tart, but, the sweetness of the peach, mango and passion fruit offset that tartness very well. Yes, the cup is still tart, but there is a very pleasant sweetness – almost like nectar!

The strong flavors of this cup have also offset the sometimes unpleasant woodsy and weird sweetness of the rooibos. I can taste subtle hints of a woodsy quality, but it’s not strong, and rather than being off-putting, it’s nice and adds some depth and interest to the flavor. I can also taste a honey-esque note from the honeybush.

This is one of the most flavorful honeybush/rooibos blends I’ve had in a long time. Very fruity and delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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89
drank Silver Needle by Eteaket
4366 tasting notes

Delish!

The needles are so soft and fuzzy. They have a very soft fragrance that smells fresh – with hints of grass and flowers.

I can taste the citrus and melon notes as noted in the description. The flavor is very delicate. It has a very smooth, appealing sweetness. Very good.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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86
drank Gyokuro Asahina by Drink The Leaf
4366 tasting notes

Delightful. Smooth, vegetative and sweet. Delicious.

Preparation
145 °F / 62 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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72
drank Sweet Velvet Fog by iHeartTeas
4366 tasting notes

Thank you to Rachel for sending me this sample.

This tastes a lot like the ButterBeer blend that I have from Adagio… although that isn’t surprising to me in the least, since the same three teas were used in this as in the ButterBeer… just in different ratios.

This one seems a little creamier… or sweeter, perhaps? I’m not sure… I contemplated doing a side by side, but I’m just not up for brewing another cup of black tea at the moment.

This is good. It isn’t my favorite Rachel blend – but then, they can’t all be my favorite Rachel blends, can they? It’s got a delicious caramel taste to it, sweet and creamy. I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
sophistre

This sounds good. I must admit, I did a double-take because I thought the name was Sweet Velvet Frog.

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90
drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
4366 tasting notes

I haven’t had this for a while, and when I was rummaging through some of my green teas, I happened across it and decided it sounded good. This is one green tea that I like with a little steamed, frothed milk… it really brings out the creaminess to the tea and gives it more of a milkshake kind of flavor.

Smooth, sweet, minty and creamy! YUMMY!

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

One of my faves!

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86
drank Cranberry Matcha by 52teas
4366 tasting notes

Of the three flavored Matchas that 52Teas released recently, this was the one that I was least eager to try… I don’t know why I’ve got this predisposition to immediately dismiss cranberry flavored teas. I actually like cranberries… I just sometimes think I don’t.

This has a very nice cranberry aroma when I opened the pouch. The flavor of the cranberry is much softer, which is alright with me because I like how the cranberry and matcha unite. This is smooth and sweet, not too tart (although a nice cranberry tartness comes through at the finish and tickles my tongue) and just… YUM!

Cofftea

What was your ratio (or best estimated if you winged it)? I tried it this morning and got virtually nothing but thick, almost chalky matcha. It was only in the after taste. I really want to love this- please help:)

LiberTEAS

Three scoops with my chashaku, then I add a little hot water to do a pre-whisk (I found that this one was a bit lumpier than the other two). After I’m satisfied with my pre-whisk, I add a bit more water… filling my chawan to about the halfway mark. I don’t measure so I don’t know how much water this actually is, and I don’t know the capacity of my chawan.

Cofftea

Hmmm… That’s what I did. I used 8oz water. I’ll tinker w/ it on Mon after I get thru the other 2.

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90
drank Chocolate Mate Chai by Rishi Tea
4366 tasting notes

This is a tea that I was skeptical about – ok, ok, I admit it, I was afraid of this tea.

I am not crazy about pu-erh. That being said, I have tried a couple of pu-erh teas that I’ve liked alright – but, for the most part… I have a hard time getting past that distinctive earthy quality that pu-erh possesses. In a blend with mate which is also quite earthy… yeah, I was afraid to try it.

But… I’ll give it a chance.

Wow! This is actually really good. The chocolate is smooth and rich. The chai is not over-the-top spicy but I like how the masala spices come across in this blend. It doesn’t taste earthy at all. I love the coconut and the chocolate in this blend – they are the strongest flavors here. A different but tasty chai.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

A delicious Yunnan tea. The leaf is beautiful with golden tips, and it smells of wood and spice.

I really like this. It has a hint of pepper, and a roasted wood quality to it… the peppery note seems to be slightly more mellow than some of the Yunnan teas I’ve tasted.

Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Just choosing something from my Zoomdweebies stash that I’ve not tried yet… this one is the first one that I grabbed.

This is a bit different than I expected. I guess I expected more of a tropical pineapple kind of taste. This is a bit sweeter, more like candied pineapple? And now… taking a moment to read TeaEqualsBliss tasting note on this tea, I can see that she experienced the same kind of flavor…

It’s good though. I like it a lot. Just different.

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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