4637 Tasting Notes

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drank Apricot Fusion by 52teas
4637 tasting notes

This is one of the more unusual Apricot flavored teas that I’ve encountered, and I mean that in a good way.

The flavor is sweet. A hint of vegetation but not strong. A silky mouthfeel. The apricot is sweet and fruity but, it is also a delicate flavor which allows me to enjoy the other tea flavors that are going on. I like it… it is one that I want to play around with to find just the right steep time and temp, but, from what I’m tasting here, it will be worth the time and effort to get it just right.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
52teas

’This tea does have a really unique mouthfeel. I like “silky better than what I came up with—soft and mossy. But when I drank it I kept thinking of playing in the cascades at Fall Creeek Falls in Tennessee, the way the rocks made slippery little waterslides. If you ever get to go there, Fall Creek Falls is absolutely the most beautiful place on earth, in my opinion. I miss Tennessee. ”http://myfallcreekfalls.com/" rel=“nofollow” target="_blank">http://myfallcreekfalls.com/

LENA

When my husband and I were still dating we went to Fall Creek Falls as our 1st little road trip/vacation. It is quite nice!

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!

This is a very good white tea. The flavors have a nice balance. I can taste the crisp white tea, the blueberries and the kiwi. I don’t encounter a lot of kiwi flavored teas, and when I do, it is sometimes difficult to discern the kiwi taste. Not with this tea though – it’s yummy! Fruity delicious!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec
amandajo

This sounds awesome, but I am allergic to kiwi! I like but alas, cannot have it. I will just have to enjoy this tea vicariously. :)

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94
drank Chocolate Chai by Indonique
4637 tasting notes

Yum!

Of all the chocolate chai teas that I’ve tasted up until now, this one is by far the most chocolate-y. There is a smoothness to the tea and to the spices as a whole – it is very well rounded. It isn’t overwhelmingly spicy and in fact I could even call it somewhat mild in the spice department, but, the stronger cocoa presence more than makes up for that.

The tea is not bitter despite my longer than usual steep time. I’m really loving this…

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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OK… this tea scared me. I have not been a big fan of pu-erh.

The aroma of the dry leaf is very earthy. The brewed liquor also smells quite earthy.

Taste: yes, it’s earthy. There is also an underlying sweetness to it, almost a floral note and a faint vegetative note.

It’s not bad nor is it as disagreeable as I thought it would be.

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81

This is another of the teas that I ordered in the buy 3 get 1 free deal…

Minty… chocolate-y. Nice. This has more mint than chocolate, and, the chocoholic in me thinks it should be the other way around. Other than that though, it’s a pleasant enough tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I completely agree w/ you because peppermint, like cinnamon, can completely take over very easily.

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82

I am absolutely astonished at how quickly my order from 52Teas (aka ManTeas) has arrived. I couldn’t resist their buy 3 get 1 free offer, and I was very pleased that they happened to send me a tea that I hadn’t tried yet, wasn’t peanut butter flavored, and wasn’t pu-erh. Frank must love me!

I had to order this one because not only do I love chocolate covered bacon (way yummy), but, I also really did enjoy their maple bacon tea.

Very interesting! I can taste the chocolate (although it could use more) and I can taste the bacon (this is enhanced by adding just a pinch of salt to the brewed cup), the black tea is smooth. Quite tasty… a bit odd… but tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

HAH! Mine was the kitchen sink, which is also a good choice given that I’ve generally been very fond of the green and white fruity blends. I have a suspicion that these surprise bonus pouches in some cases (Steepsterites) aren’t entirely random. ;)

LiberTEAS

He’s good to us. :)

Cofftea

Since you like it w/ added salt… maybe blend it w/ some caramel tea? It would be sweet like maple sugar, a lot of people like salted caramels, and chocolate and caramel is a killer combo in my book. Just a thought:)

LiberTEAS

Oh… and my freebie was pomegranate black. I’ve tried the pomegranate honeybush which was fantastic, and I’ve been meaning to try the other pomegranate offerings but haven’t gotten around to ordering them yet. This is one less that I have to order in the future!

Angrboda

Yes, I’ve been eyeing the pomegranate ones too, but actually trying one is dragging out for me. I’m trying to decide whether I think I would like it best in white or green, see, and I don’t want both. At least not at the same time. Important dilemma, there!

I’ve had a white pomegranate once, but that was a really cheap brand, so probably not comparable at all.

Cofftea

Another thought- if you don’t want to add caramel tea, caramel creamer or caramel ice cream topping I bet would be good.

Jaime

Oh, I wonder if my order is in my mailbox!! I ordered this one, too! And did the buy 3, get one free count if you bought 4? I couldn’t decide on just 3…

LiberTEAS

Jaime: I am sure it did! This one is unusual… but I’m liking it.

Angrboda

I think it did too. I seem to recall it saying buy 3 or more…

Jaime

Woo-hoo!! My day just got better!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I got Apricot Fusion and let me just say… WOW!!!

LiberTEAS

I got that one too. My order was for the Apricot Fusion, Chocolate Bacon and Chocolate Mint … and I got the Pomegranate Black as my freebie. :) I was just thinking that I should try the Apricot Fusion next… but maybe I’ll have some Matcha first…

Meghann M

Mine wasn’t here yet, but I didn’t place this order until Friday. @rachanac glad to hear the wow. I got that one and am excited!

mpierce87

I haven’t received my order either and I ordered last Wednesday night ( I think…could have been Thursday) I’m crossing my fingers for tomorrow! The suspense of the mystery pouch is killing me.

TeaEqualsBliss

I believe Kristin said this was vegan but I don’t know if I would try this one or not…lol…kinda freaks me out…lol…

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87

This is my first experience with a tea from Imperial Tea Garden, and it’s all thanks to TeaEqualsBliss!

This is a ‘green’ Oolong, but it has a roasty-toasty flavor to it. There is a light vegetative note. It has a fresh taste, there are floral notes and a faint fruit note as well.

It’s really delicious!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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drank Matador's Kiss by La Vida Java
4637 tasting notes

Thank you Jaime for sending me a bit of this tea!

This one definitely has some kick. The black tea is a smooth base and I can taste a bit of a caramel-y sweetness to it that tastes delightful with the spice in this blend… I like the contrast of sweet and spice.

Very nice!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

I’m very glad you like!!

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90

I am glad that I have time to be able to sit down and enjoy a cup of tea before the craziness that is my Monday ensues!

I wanted something strong and comforting… and this is what I grabbed… And it is indeed strong and comforting! The black tea is not as stout as some other teas that I have in my stash, but, it works well for this particular Earl Grey. The bergamot is very pleasant. Not a hint of perfume. Just delicious fruity bergamot with a hint of flowery sharpness in the background. I love it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Grinnyguy

The way you describe it makes it sound fantastic

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95

I am very pleased with this blend. I have been looking for a grapefruit GREEN tea to replace the grapefruit tea I fell in love with in Tucson but have been unable to find since. This one comes pretty darned close, even if it’s a white tea.

The grapefruit aroma and taste is authentic. It doesn’t taste sweetened, it smells like fresh, juicy grapefruit. The flavors are well balanced – the white tea is not overwhelmed, and the grapefruit tastes true.

An excellent tea!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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