4825 Tasting Notes

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drank Rooibos Garden by Urban Tea
4825 tasting notes

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2n1faZ2toPQ

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.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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97
drank Indigo Dreams by Mad Pots of Tea
4825 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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80
drank Lime Darjeeling by Lupicia
4825 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!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 2 min, 30 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

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

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87
drank Earl Grey by Samovar
4825 tasting notes

This is a very good Earl Grey, although I don’t know if I’d agree with Samovar in saying that this is the best Earl Grey in the world. I like that this one lacks that floral aspect. This one has a very lemon-y taste to it, much more so than a typical Earl Grey. It is very citrus-y and not so flowery.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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94

OK, I’ve never had a Whiskey Sour before, but I still had to order this tea. I haven’t figured out why though. Maybe it’s the Yunnan.

I like this. I can taste the whiskey. I can taste the lemon. I can even taste a touch of cherry in there.

I think I need to spend some more time with this one before I rate it though.

TeaEqualsBliss

Whiskey Sour??? I’m in!!! Would LOVE to try! OH!! Also…just sent you an email!

Jaime

You’ve never had a Whiskey Sour?! You’ve got to get that fixed.

LiberTEAS

@Jaime – no I never have. I’m not much on drinking alcohol – I drink maybe a bottle of wine (maybe 2) per year! Seriously. Besides I am too busy drinking tea to try to drink anything else! haha! I do have a couple of sample bottles of tea flavored vodka… which I’ve had for months now and haven’t tried. LOL

Jaime

Oh, the sweet tea vodka is rather nice mixed with lemonade. Had that at a conference last year. I actually don’t drink alcohol all that much, but I really enjoy the flavor and am very excited that tea blenders are combining them now!

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83
drank English Breakfast by Drink T
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I do love this English Breakfast blend from Drink T. It has a lovely sweetness in the background, along with a hint of smokiness, a pleasant baked-bread kind of essence and a nice malty flavor. Very well-rounded taste.

I just wrote a review for it to be published on the Tea Review Blog soon!

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I received some of this tea from Jaime – thanks Jaime!

Because I am currently drinking this in bagged form, I don’t want to give it a rating. It has been my experience with Harney & Sons tea that their bagged teas are just not as good as their loose leaf.

That being said, tasting this HAS inspired me to order a sample of the loose leaf tea. Because for a bagged Earl Grey, this is good.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jaime

Oh, I can’t wait to hear how the loose compares.

LiberTEAS

Well I haven’t ordered it just yet. I will probably wait to place the order for a week or two, just for my own sanity, given how much tea I have in my possession at the moment. But, it is next on the list. Maybe I’ll get lucky and Harney will do another free shipping sale by the time I’m ready to order.

ashmanra

I have it loose leaf, and it is my favorite Earl! It is also a very pretty tea with the Ceylon Silver tips mixed in.

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woo hoo! My package from 52Teas arrived today also… the problem with receiving so many teas is that I don’t know which to try first… but somehow the aroma of this one captivated me and the decision was made. (All of them smell amazing, though)

The same HUGE blueberries that are in the blueberry cheese danish tea are in this… they’re enormous!

The brewed tea smells so good. It smells like warm, yummy blueberry pie or something.
Oh yum… this is so good. If you happened to miss out on the strawberry zabaglione I highly recommend this one. This one might even be better! And I love the strawberry zabaglione (plus I generally prefer strawberries over blueberries).

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’d love to try this one!

Stephanie

This is tempting me out of my self-imposed tea buying embargo! :)

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90
drank Superior Pouchong by Drink T
4825 tasting notes

Delightful. I love the buttery taste as it mingles with the slightly sharp floral tones of this tea. It is smooth and rich and delicious.

And it does have a nice mouthfeel (sorry TeaEqualsBliss!) that lingers long after the finish.

I absolutely love this!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I don’t know what it is about ‘mouthfeel’ that freaks me out! LOL

Stephanie

lol! I feel the same way about “vegetative”—reminds me of hospitals.

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92

YUM!

This truffle tastes creamy and rich. If I allow the truffle to melt upon my tongue, I experience the green tea flavor, as well as the pineapple and passion fruit. The chocolate is strong though, so in order to experience all the flavors this truffle has to offer, it should be savored slowly, allowing each flavor to reach the palate.

Like I said: YUM!

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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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