4458 Tasting Notes


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
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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.

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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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This is actually the Ali Shan Spring 09, but, since there wasn’t an entry for the Spring offering, and Norbu no longer has the Spring available, I decided to just use the fall.

Delicious. In my opinion, Norbu offers the best Ali Shan. And I love drinking it out of my new Yixing mug. It makes Ali Shan even more special by distinguishing it with it’s own mug.

The flavor is only slightly nutty, pleasantly floral, buttery, rich, absolutely SUPERB!

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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.


I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.


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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