4825 Tasting Notes

86

I have to admit that I had my doubts about this blend – an herbal blend for morning? Those of you who are addicted to caffeine like I am probably can understand what I’m talking about. (I have a feeling that most of us are addicted to caffeine here)

But this is actually quite good, and it’s invigorating! It has a very pleasing scent to it, light, fresh, and citrusy with hints of mint. Nice.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Black Tea by TeaSpree
4825 tasting notes

An awesome cup of tea for first thing in the morning (well, it’s first thing in the morning for me). Bold and brisk and full of flavor. Malty! Pleasant sweetness to it too. This is the last of this tea in my stash, I’m going to miss it!

Nice! I’m increasing the numeric rating on this one because I don’t think I realized just how good it was last time!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Sarah Ruthven

hmmm, malty sounds interesting. I am trying to think if I have had a tea that I would describe as malty?

LiberTEAS

Any Assam in your stash? Assam tends to have that malty flavor.

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94
drank Tulsi Harmony by TeaFrog
4825 tasting notes

This is one of the samples I purchased with the Steepster Select way, way, way back when!

I haven’t tried it until now – but I wish I had! It’s really GOOD! Yummy! Delicious!

It is very harmonious – lightly spicy, lightly sweet. I love this!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more

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74

This is one of the most unusual tisanes I’ve ever encountered. It tastes like coffee!

The dandelion in the blend seems to lend a somewhat bitter tone to the background that is very coffee-ish, and the wattleseed is malty and nutty and adds a rich flavor that is also very coffee-ish. The cinnamon is distinctive and delicious.

It is very good! Surprisingly good.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Mintastic by 52teas
4825 tasting notes

Very minty! Probably the most minty tea that wasn’t an herbal tea.

I think what I like best about this blend is the wintergreen. I mean, I’ve had blends with spearmint and peppermint, but not so many with wintergreen. The wintergreen gives it that crisp scent and flavor that reminds me of Beechnut Wintergreen gum (something that is very difficult to find these days).

Delicious. I like this much better than I thought I would, and I knew I’d like it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Michelle Butler Hallett

Wintergreen rocks. Ever tried the Wintermint blend from Stash?

Kristen

I was debating on ordering this one or the Shamrock tea from 52Teas, ordered the Shamrock… I will have to try this one with the next order.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’d love to try this someday!~

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94

This is a really good Earl Grey. Not overly bergamot-y, no perfume-y aftertaste, just delicious bergamot flavor that is sweet yet tart with a hint of sharpness. Lovely!

The black tea base is strong and solid without getting in the way of the bergamot.

Delightful!

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88
drank Matcha by Zhi Tea
4825 tasting notes

Ah… it’s been a while since I’ve had some Matcha. This is really good.

Rich, sweet, creamy. Vegetative with only a little bitterness in the background. Smooth.

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84

Delicious!

I just got finished writing a full-length review for this one that will be published soon on the Tea Review Blog. I really like the addition of the apricot to the classic flavor combination of ginger and peach. It adds a very pleasing depth of flavor to the fruit.

Nicely balanced. Lovely, comforting, delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sarah Ruthven

that does sound like an exciting flavor combination…I really have to get on this Matcha wave :)

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83
drank Blackberry by Bentley's
4825 tasting notes

This has a pleasant blackberry scent and delicious blackberry taste. A nice balance between tea and berry. It’s sweet with a little bit of tart. Not a lot of astringency with this cup.

A very pleasant tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I am noticing with this tea that the astringency develops as you continue to sip… starting out as barely there, and now as I am at mid-cup, the astringency is still mild but stronger than it was at the start.

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82

I think I’m enjoying this cup better than the previous attempts that I’ve had with this tea. I can taste the chocolate and bacon much better today.

Quite yummy.

Geoffrey Norman

Oh, dear. This is a “WANT!”

TeaEqualsBliss

Seriously no actual bacon in this!? LOL – Last I knew it was soy…might have to double check with Frank…

52teas

No actual bacon. In fact it is completely vegan and Kosher, even, which kind of cracks me up.

TeaEqualsBliss

Excellent! :) Thanks!!!

Michelle Butler Hallett

The idea of chocolate and bacon tea cracks me up — in a good way. Go, Frank, go!

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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.

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