4613 Tasting Notes

86
drank Grand Pouchong by Tavalon Tea
4613 tasting notes

I received a sachet of this as a free sample with my most recent order.

It is DELIGHTFUL. The toasted nut flavor is intense for a lighter bodied tea. It has a very pleasing mouthfeel, soft and not too thick. A very nice caramel-y backdrop to it.

Very pleasant… I’m off to write a review for it which will appear later this month on the SororiTEA Sisters blog!

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Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Lemongrass Oolong by Octavia Tea
4613 tasting notes

I’ve had a sample of this tea for some time, but I put off trying it. Not because I didn’t think I’d like it – because I was sure that I would. But because it didn’t sound all that exciting… until I read the ingredients! Bergamot? This tea all the sudden has become VERY EXCITING!

This is one of the very best flavored Oolong teas that I’ve come across.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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77
drank 2003 Qing Yun Hao by Grand Tea
4613 tasting notes

Strong earthy scent that reminds me of a walk through an old growth forest – earthy, damp, woody, and even a little mossy.

The flavor is earthy, sweet (a deep, caramel-y note in this tea that I quite enjoy!) Soothing and contemplative, this tea.

I think I may be acquiring a taste for this…

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Wow, how delicious-sounding! You’re actually liking “earthy”? This must be really good! :)

LiberTEAS

I am slowly developing a taste for it. It still isn’t my favorite tea, but, it isn’t as bad as the first time I tried it either… you know what I mean?

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85

OK… I think I’m finally ready to rate this numerically.

The blend here is very well-rounded. It is robust and very bright in flavor. The bergamot is not as strong in this blend as I’ve experienced it in other blends, but, it seems to be “just right” for this tea base. Nothing too overwhelming, just a very smooth, seamless tasting tea. Beautiful.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75

This is really good. It has cooled to a drinkable temperature and the citrus flavors really pop as it cools.

I like the orange and lemon flavors in this… sweet, but not too sweet… with a nice edge of tartness. A very pleasant tasting tea!

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

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Paris Breakfast by Talbott Teas
4613 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!

This is quite possibly the best Paris Breakfast/French Breakfast tea that I’ve tried – it isn’t flavored like some of the French Breakfast teas that I’ve had in the past. (usually they’re flavored with vanilla and/or caramel, and they’re good like this, but I kind of like that this one is unflavored)

The Assam is rich and malty. It has a strong baked note. Very full flavored and full bodied. NICE!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Geisha Beauty by Sanctuary T
4613 tasting notes

Yum! This is a delightful blend. The peach flavor is sweet and authentic tasting. There is a very light floral taste. The black and green teas are very harmonious here.

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

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

I didn’t get this one either! :P

LiberTEAS

@TeaEqualsBliss – I purchased the Sanctuary Sampler, and this was part of it. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Ahhhhh! I see! :) Cool!

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90
drank Apricot Oolong by Octavia Tea
4613 tasting notes

YUM! I really like this Oolong. The apricot flavor is a perfect flavor for Oolong, it brings out some of the natural peach-like tones of the Oolong flavor. Delicious!

The flavor is rich, smooth, and sweet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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92

My first “real” cup of tea of the day… this afternoon, hubby took me out to lunch and I did drink their iced tea, but it was nothing spectacular. At least I did get some caffeine though and am not suffering now from caffeine withdrawal.

Anyway… this tea is fantastic. It has a very lovely finish – it isn’t as astringent as some Assam teas, it has more of a coppery like finish that melds well with the slightly acidic/citrus-y note that I am getting from the tea. It is lovely, full-bodied and flavored, with a nice, robust malty note and a very pleasant baked quality to it. Everything that I want from an Assam and even more!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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97

Enjoying a cup of my favorite Rooibos! I love this blend!

You can read my full-length review of it here:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=11408

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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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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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes. I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. If you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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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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