4449 Tasting Notes

drank Rum Raisin by Lupicia
4449 tasting notes

At the request of another Steepster, I am trying this blend for the first time. I ordered it a while ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until now.

I tried it first without any milk but I think maybe I used a little too much leaf when I steeped it because it was quite strong and needed the milk addition. With the milk, it is delicious. Creamy and smooth.

But before I rate it numerically, I’ll try it with a little less leaf and without addition to see how it fairs.



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I have to agree with TeaEqualsBliss about this one, it does remind me of the powder-dry gum that used to be packaged with baseball cards (well, in my case, I collected the Wacky Packages instead of baseball cards, but you still got a stick of that dry gum inside).

It doesn’t really possess any notes that taste distinctively like “tropical” to me. It’s not bad tasting though… it’s just a bit different than I was expecting… and once I get past that, I find that it’s an enjoyable cup.

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We’re having a late lunch (I made stir fry) and I decided to brew some of this to enjoy with my lunch… delightful as always! I love this tea. The flavor is rich and buttery (almost creamy) and smooth. Sweet!!! The floral notes are enchanting. Very nice – I like how well it is pairing with my lunch today.

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drank Green Walnut by Tea Guys
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Backlogging from earlier today – I had some of this iced. It makes a very good iced tea, but I think I prefer this one hot.

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Backlogging from this morning – this was my first cuppa… while I do wish that the chocolate notes were a bit stronger (more chocolate = more yum), this is a very tasty tea.

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I enjoyed a cup of this with the birthday cookies I made for the birthday party (my daughter requested cookies – her favorite peanut butter blossoms – instead of a cake for her party)… and it is so good with dessert! Then again, it’s good instead of dessert.

Still my favorite… although I think that the chocolate malt honeybush may give it a run for it’s money.

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My first cup of the day! Today has been a really busy day… My youngest daughter is having her birthday party (sleep over!) tonight, and I’ve been busily preparing, decorating, baking,


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drank Shamrock Tea by 52teas
4449 tasting notes

I’ve been drinking this all afternoon – iced – and it’s been delicious. It’s even better iced than it is as a latte! YUMMY!

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The flavor here is sweet and tasty. The black tea base is good, and the Lychee adds a delicious taste to this cup.

Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Two Oolongs in one day? Yay!

OK… this is totally yum. Like YUMMMMMM!

This has a very lovely honey-esque note to it, sweet, with a roasty nutty taste too. A very light buttery touch, and a very pleasant floral note.

This is why I love Oolongs!

No other teas can match their complexity, in my opinion… such a unique depth of flavor, rich mouthfeel, it’s like drinking liquid gold.


Is this a lighter or darker oolong?


It’s a light roast. So it’s not quite as green as a light Oolong, but it certainly is not as dark as a dark Oolong… I would consider it more of a medium-light Oolong.

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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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