4424 Tasting Notes

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drank Scottish Blend by Simpson & Vail
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This is just what I expected with a Scottish Blend – HEARTY with an almost chewy kind of creaminess to it. It’s like freshly baked bread… like the chewy crisp crust of the bread. It’s awesome and it’s a great tea with which to start the day.

A nice sweetness to it too. Malty! Truly lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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This is really good. There is a strong citrus aroma and flavor to it, but not too strong. It’s more like the flavor of citrus but without the tart that usually accompanies it. Sweet and smooth.

The green tea has a buttery taste to it, and I’m not picking up much of a vegetal or grassy essence here.

I’m really liking this a lot, and am glad that I have a reasonable amount of it so that I can enjoy it again soon.

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

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86
drank Muscat by Lupicia
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The aroma of the dry leaf is very enticing, it smells a lot like a fruity wine. Very grape-ish.

This is really good. I must admit I was a little afraid of this tea because the Lime Darjeeling was a big disappointment yesterday, but this I like. This is also something I probably wouldn’t have purchased, so I am glad that I had the sample to try, because I really like it.

A pleasant surprise.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

This one is alright… nice apple-y flavor that brings a smile to my face because it reminds me that FALL is coming! I’m ready for it!

This makes a very nice iced tea. The flavor is sweet and juicy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

Nooooo, not Fall! * clings to what’s left of summer with all her might*
:O

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86

This is an excellent Irish Breakfast blend – malty and robust with a pleasant chewiness to it. It’s a little smoother than some Irish Breakfast blends that I’ve tried, and I like that. There is a really nice caramel-y flavor at the finish.

Very good – and an excellent tea to wake up to!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
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Yum! Banana!

The banana and honeybush taste so good together… Next time I might have to try a little milk in this… one of my favorite breakfasts is bananas in milk with honey drizzled over the whole thing… and this reminds me a bit of that.

Very very YUM

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drank Citrus Mint by Tea Forte
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!

YUM!

I steeped my cup for 8 minutes, which results in a very strong and pleasant cup, the two ingredients (lemon peel and peppermint) taste very vibrant. A very nice night-time cup!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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drank Rooibos Peach by Drink T
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Wow… OK… I was sitting at the computer when the timer went off to let me know that this tea was finished infusing. When I walked into the kitchen – PEACH scent filled the air! It smelled so good. YUM.

The combination if the woodsy rooibos and the peach flavor creates an interesting taste – the flavor of the rooibos actually seems to cut through some of the sweetness of the peach which is something I really didn’t expect. Sometimes when I encounter a peach flavored tea the sweetness of the peach is quite intense – not that its a bad thing, because I love peaches – but I like how this tastes more like the fresh fruit rather than a processed, syrupy peach pie filling.

This is a very delicious and surprising rooibos! NICE!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Ali Shan! My favorite Oolong!

I even purchased a Yixing mug from Jade Teapots (ebay seller 11sbaumann) JUST for my Ali Shan consumption! And I am christening my mug with THIS Ali Shan.

And THIS… IS… SO… GOOD! But then, I have yet to find an Ali Shan I did not like.

Now… I’m thinking… shall I get a NEW Yixing mug for Yellow Teas? Because… about the only tea that I like better than Ali Shan is Yellow Tea.

Jillian

Do Yixing mugs take on the flavour of the tea drunk from them like the teapots will take on the taste of the teas brewed in them?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know…

T.C.

^ Yes, they do. Any unglazed clay surface will take on the taste.

LiberTEAS

coolness… thank you for the information… then I guess I should get another one for my yellow teas… one for each of my two favorite teas.

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drank Lime Darjeeling by Lupicia
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I am not too sure about this tea right now. I am tasting it, but it tastes pretty – strange – and I’m not sure if I’m liking it. I think I need to spend a little more time with it before I rate it numerically.

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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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