4624 Tasting Notes

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This is a very nice, well-rounded Earl Grey. The black tea is very robust. The bergamot is not super-strong in the cup, but it is citrusy and delicious and has a nice almost-tart aftertaste. Very smooth taste.

This is an Earl Grey that I want to spend a little more time with before I include a numeric rating for it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Matcha Lychee by Teaopia
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I am having a fruit smoothie that I added a bit of Matcha Lychee to when I blended it up. It adds a nice dimension of flavor to the smoothie but doesn’t overpower the fruit.

Yummy!

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85
drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by Drink T
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A beautiful liquor in every way – to the eye, to the nose and to the palate! It has a lovely fragrance that is fruity and spicy and even a bit woodsy. It is a very good, complex Ceylon. Invigorating with a clean aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey Creme by Art of Tea
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Finishing off the last of the sampling that Jaime sent to me (thank you!)

Today, it doesn’t taste so much like licorice. Not that I didn’t like the licorice note because I did, and in fact, it got my mind racing… an Licorice Earl Grey… hmmm… Yummy? Could be.

Anyways… I like this Earl Grey Creme. I like the amount of vanilla in it. It is very rich and creamy. YUMMY!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

Licorice Earl Grey? That does sound good. Glad you liked this one. Have you had their Green Earl Grey? It’s pretty darn good, too.

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88
drank Vanilla Rooibos by TeaSpree
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Backlogging from Last Night: This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. I love it!

I wrote a review of it previously, you can read it here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/08/12/vanilla-rooibos-from-teaspree/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74
drank Burgundy Blast by Simpson & Vail
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I was a little scared this tea would be too sour, but, I think that the key is to not steep it too long. I steeped it for just 5 minutes and I have a cup that is tart, but not too sour, and pleasantly fruity. I like this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

“Mallow blossoms” sound interesting. I wonder what they’re like on their own. (Surely not marshmallow tea … but that does sound rather tasty …)

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drank Lychee Tea by Sanctuary T
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This is the best lychee tea that I’ve tasted. Absolutely the best… the difference is the grapefruit! It really rounds out the flavor well… the lychee is not too pungent or sweet, the grapefruit is not too tart. It’s just divine!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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86

This is a YUMMY Earl Grey. I like the well-rounded flavor of the black tea base.

The bergamot is fruity, and has less of that sharpness that is often associated with Earl Grey. It is a very pleasing Earl Grey!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

This is an incredibly light Gen Mai Cha. Much lighter than other Gen Mai Cha teas that I’ve tasted. It has a wonderful nutty quality. Sweet and delicious.

I’m submitting a review for it to Tea Review Blog as I type this!

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

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91

This is a lovely Yunnan. The taste is smooth and there is an underlying creamy, caramel-y sweetness that is very nicely played against the other notes in this tea. I am tasting notes of spice – almost peppery. Beautifully autumnal.

I’m off to write a review for this for the SororiTEA Sisters blog!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
T.C.

Cool! Comment back with the link to the blog post?

LiberTEAS

Of course… it will publish this Thursday at 6:00 pm (Eastern Time). :)

LiberTEAS

Hey Taylor: Just to let you know that the review just published! Link:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/09/30/organic-golden-yunnan-black-tea-from-arbor-teas/

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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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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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