4822 Tasting Notes


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.

205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Mintastic by 52teas
4822 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!

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

Wintergreen rocks. Ever tried the Wintermint blend from Stash?


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.


I’d love to try this someday!~

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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.


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drank Matcha by Zhi Tea
4822 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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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!

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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drank Blackberry by Bentley's
4822 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.

Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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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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!”


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


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


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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drank Rooibos Garden by Urban Tea
4822 tasting notes

OK, so while I’m sipping this, I can’t help but hum this tune:


Why? I don’t know. Rooibos and Octopus don’t even sound the same. But, yeah, maybe it’s just late and I should go to bed. But, I still need to watch FRINGE! So no bedtime for me just yet.

I LOVE this blend. It is SO GOOD. I think this is my last of the samplings that I had from Urban Tea, but I do believe it is my favorite of the bunch. Delicious! I love the combination of coconut and lavender. It’s absolutely brilliant.

Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Indigo Dreams by Mad Pots of Tea
4822 tasting notes

Absolutely lovely!

The jasmine and lavender are the strongest components in this blend, but they don’t really compete… rather, they seem to work together harmoniously to create one of the most beautiful flavors that ever graced a teacup!

The green tea tastes lightly sweet with very little (meaning, barely any at all) vegetative flavor. Just smooth, sweet deliciousness.

I don’t like this one better than my own blend by Madam Potts – because, well, that one was for me – but, this one comes in pretty close. I do love this!

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drank Lime Darjeeling by Lupicia
4822 tasting notes

This is a very temperamental tea – do not overbrew it, use water that’s too hot, or use too much leaf – but when all parameters are in check, you’ll brew a pretty good cup! The last time I brewed this, it wasn’t very good at all. But, this time around, it doesn’t taste anything like that last cup.

The crisp flavor of the Darjeeling is a nice base for the lime essence – it really brings out the muscatel notes nicely.

I am glad that I revisited this tea, because I was worried that it just wasn’t good!

195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec

I’d try nearly any Lupicia tea if you would want to send any my way! LOL

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I am obsessed with tea!

I’m currently trying to take over 52Teas – please help make my dream a reality: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/497705217/the-great-52teas-take-over

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:


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. I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. 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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