4366 Tasting Notes

75
drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
4366 tasting notes

Drinking the last that I have of this tea… it’s a decent Earl Grey. I found that by brewing it less time, the flavor is a bit smoother, it’s less astringent, and there is an interesting citrusy tart note in the finish that I don’t remember previously.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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94
drank Pi Lo Chun by Drink T
4366 tasting notes

The dry leaf has a strong vegetative scent with a subtle hint of flower. The brewed liquor is much softer.

Very light in flavor – fruit-like, sweet, and very yummy. Even though it smells strongly of vegetable, there is very little suggestion of it in the flavor… it’s there… but it hits just at the start of the sip and is quickly washed away by the sweet fruity notes. Astringency is faint but the palate feels very fresh and clean in the finish.

I like this one a lot.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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67
drank Aztec Sweet Chili by Yogi Tea
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me an envelope of this tea.

This is a very interesting spice blend – The chili offers some spice but the chocolate and anise counteract it just enough to make it not spicy – it is actually SWEET. A nice, licorice-y flavor to it, but I think that the licorice flavor sort of overwhelms the cup just a little bit, making this a licorice tasting tea, not a chocolate-y spice flavored tea that I anticipated it to be… not that it’s bad, just not quite what I expected it to be, and I am a little disappointed there.

But I am really glad I got to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Lemon Drop Cooler by 52teas
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I used the last that I had of this to make iced tea last night, and it is so refreshing! Light and bright in flavor.

YUM! Just right to enjoy with supper.

Suzi

I love that we posted about this at almost the exact same time :) I was using the sample you sent me, of course!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I bought out the rest of this tea from Frank the other day I love it, my husband loves it, and 3 year old loves it the most.

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87

This is one that I’ve really looked forward to trying since I got my box from Zoomdweebies… and I couldn’t stand it any longer – I just had to try it (even though it is a little late for me to be drinking black teas, I usually stop by around 5 pm and start drinking green, whites and Oolongs instead).

The smell is YUM. It reminds me a bit of the watermelon bubble gum I used to buy when I was young for the sole purpose of annoying my step-mom (who hated the smell of it) – well, it was ALMOST the only reason I would buy it… I also quite enjoyed the gum. :)

The flavor is surprisingly good – I say surprisingly (although I shouldn’t be surprised as Frank knows his stuff) because I just don’t picture watermelon and black tea working well together … I’d have imagined watermelon to be a bit on the delicate side and would be overwhelmed by the strength of the black tea base. But it didn’t happen here.

I can taste the watermelon! I can taste the black tea. I guess my only complaint would be that the watermelon tastes a bit more like watermelon candy (or gum) than it does the watermelon fruit – it is sweet – candy-ish rather than sweet – fruity-ish. But, that’s not really a valid complaint because I love watermelon candy/gum.

Yummy. I think I will use what I have left of this and make iced tea for tomorrow!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Suzi

I hope this one is in the box I ordered :) It sounds delish!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Would you mind sharing some of this one with me? I love to try some. Please!

LiberTEAS

Rachel: I’m really sorry… but I just finished brewing the last of this that I had for iced tea – I have sent off the rest of it to TeaEqualsBliss – but maybe she can share some with you? :( Sorry.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No problem, I will ask her. Hopefully she will have a little to spare. Thanks :-)

LiberTEAS

I hope so!

52teas

Working on some NEW watermelon blends (The Zoomdweebie’s blend DID use some artificial flavors, and it WAS good, but the 52teas blends are going to be AMAZING)

LiberTEAS

AWESOME. I can’t wait to try it. I think that it would be spectacular as a green tea blend. Another great green tea blend would be GRAPEFRUIT. :) (please)

TeaEqualsBliss

Can’t wait to try this!!!!

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91

The subsequent infusions are just as lovely as the first, if not even more so – I am finding the flavor smoother and possibly even more refreshingly delicious. I am getting a little more of the fruity notes coming through with the second infusion. I will be brewing these leaves again (and probably again!)

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91

I purchased this tea some time ago, but, as I’ve often said – I have so many teas in my possession that I haven’t yet tried! No time like the present to give this one a try.

The leaves are beautifully golden… and they brew a deep gold/brown liquor that is absolutely delightful to the tongue. Everything I love about a Yunnan is in this tea – Sweet with a hint of peppery spice, smooth… and absolutely delicious.

Oh so pleasant.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Have any left!? LOL

LiberTEAS

Yep, I sure do… and will be sending some to you in the next package which should be ready soon!

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91

This Matcha is a bit sweeter than the Izu Matcha I tasted a couple of days ago. This one has a nice amount of froth, but not quite as frothy as the Izu.

Sweet, vegetative with a nice, full flavor. It coats the palate deliciously.

It also disappears from the chawan rather quickly.

Cofftea

“It also disappears from the chawan rather quickly.”… Awww! All matcha does that. That’s the only thing I don’t like about matcha- since it is traditionally served in small volumes, it disappears quickly… :(

TeaEqualsBliss

Would LOVE to try!

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86
drank Essence of Assam by 52teas
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Since my last cuppa was a darjeeling, I decided that I needed some GUSTO – and this tea definitely is full of IT (err… a GUSTO, I mean, of course).

Seriously, though, this is one very good Assam blend. It has everything that I look for in an Assam – it has a baked, malty, flavorful quality. Chewiness. Lots of depth. Very nice.

I am enjoying mine with a drop of milk – because it goes so well with the chewy – baked qualities… mmmmmm….

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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The bergamot is strong, but, I can also taste the Darjeeling tea here. I have usually always liked the Darjeeling Earl Grey teas, if for no other reason than they are a bit different from the usual blends… so I am also quite fond of this one.

The Darjeeling seems to glisten on the tongue – I can taste hints of muscatel as they mingle with the bergamot. A very pleasant blend.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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