4383 Tasting Notes

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drank Green Chai by Teany
4383 tasting notes

I am finishing off the very last of this – bye bye green chai!

I brewed this extra strong this time to experiment a little with it as a chai latte. I like it better this time around than I did the last time I drank this as a latte. I guess I needed to just brew it stronger to get the most out of it. Very lovely flavor.

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

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87
drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
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Since today is the last day to enter and win this tea on SororiTEA Sisters – for more information on how YOU could win (we’re drawing not one but TWO winners), check out this link: http://tinyurl.com/2ae4ob9 – I decided that was as good a reason as any to brew some of it. (Like I need a reason to brew tea)

My opinion hasn’t changed since my review – it’s still fruity and delicious. I like that I can taste the green tea here, one might think that with all these flavors going on that the green tea would be indistinguishable, but it isn’t. It is buttery and sweet and very lovely to sip.

In the contest announcement, I call this tea a ridiculously delicious tea – and it really is. I really wasn’t sure I’d like it (but I felt fairly confident I would because Frank knows his stuff) but I had to try it… and I’m really glad I did.

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

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89
drank French Breakfast by Octavia Tea
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A not so random selection of my Octavia samples… I wanted a black tea since it’s still my “morning” – yeah, yeah, I know it’s 1:42 pm, but, it’s still MY morning. :)

This is very nice. A very pleasant change up from the typical breakfast blend. I like the creamy vanilla and caramel notes… especially the caramel which is quite lovely… and is making me wonder how a pinch of salt might be in this cup. (I have a particular weakness for salted caramels).

Lovely and sweet… the black tea is very smooth and has very little astringency… it is just a very smooth, luxurious experience with this tea… kind of like you would want for breakfast in Paris.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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71

A random selection chosen out of the many, many teas I have from Zoomdweebies.

The apple flavor is a little less apparent than the sweet, candy-ish flavor… which is a little less apparent than the flavor of the black tea. But, I like the way they come together in the cup… it’s really delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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82
drank Immortalitea by Red Leaf Tea
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I have reviewed this previously:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10274

My opinion hasn’t changed much since I wrote that review … I like the rose flavor of this tea with the hint of lemon. It has a very pleasant aroma that wafts from my teacup and it’s very relaxing to just sit here and inhale the fragrance.

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

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93

Ohhhhh…Long!

The aroma presents a light citrus note, a little bit of flower, and a little bit of vegetal…

The flavor is softly vegetative, not grassy or an obvious vegetable flavor, just a little vegetative. A very nice citrus note to the flavor too, like an effortless squeeze of orange or tangerine into my cup… again… not strong or obvious – just a little note that sings on the palate.

I like this Oolong a lot.

Edited to add: I was so caught up with how delightful this tea was that I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss for sending it to me! Thank you my SororiTEA Sister!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

My blood pressure went down 15 points just reading the name of this tea=D

TeaEqualsBliss

Glad you like this one!!!

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89

A beautiful bergamot aroma filled the air when I opened this package. I just love bergamot!

I do wish that the brewed liquor were a little more fragrant, but the flavor is very nice. It is pungent and juicy with citrus flavor and a pleasant bergamot sharpness to it that I really like.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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88

A big thank you goes to Doulton for my opportunity to try this tea.

This tea smells beautiful. The dry leaf possesses a strong fruit and floral aroma with hints of fresh grass. When brewed, the liquor has a stronger grassy aroma but still has notes of flower and fruit.

The flavor is so wonderful. Delicate notes of fruit and flower united with a soft, smooth, buttery green tea. Lovely.

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

Sounds like a goodie!

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75

Thanks to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sampling of this to try!

This is a fairly decent Masala Chai. It has a delicious balance of spice. Not overly spicy, and it’s one that can be enjoyed with milk (I’m guessing here, because I’ve not tried it, but it does seem to me to be strong enough to withstand the addition of milk) or without (as I’m drinking it now). It has a slightly creamy note to it without the milk because of the vanilla in the blend.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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73

Yum! This is a delicious way to start my day. (Yes… my days usually start this late)

I didn’t actually have any particular flavor or tea in mind when I opened the drawer to my tea cabinet… I just knew I wanted a black tea with some substance so that I could shake off that sleepy feeling that sort of lingers when I first wake up. This was the tea that I grabbed.

I’m glad I did. It’s yummy. It reminds me a bit of the butter pecan flavored tea of 52Teas except that I’m not getting that creamy, buttery note… which I did love but, I also like this where the focus is on the pecan.

Deliciously nutty, sweet, and very pleasant. It would make a really good latte too, but, I’m quite enjoying it without the dairy.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’ve heard maple pecan ice cream is good… maybe mix it w/ some maple sugar black from Tea Guys if you have it:)

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I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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 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.

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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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