4825 Tasting Notes

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this tea to try!

It smells yummy! My first sip – before any additions are made – it was a little weak in taste. But I found that a tiny drizzle of agave nectar really perked the flavor right up. The strawberry and orange make a delightful combination. I can even taste notes of jasmine in there. Delightful. One of the nicest strawberry teas I’ve encountered! I like this one very much!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jillian

I’ll have to remember about the agave nectar. :)

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Testing out my latest batch (and probably my last batch). Yummy – if I do say so myself. The caramel is sweet but not too sweet – the Assam malty.

I’ve really missed this blend!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Tabby

Would that batch be for sale?

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68
drank Masala Chai by Samovar
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I ordered this sample, I had heard some good things about this chai so I needed to find out for myself!

I split the brewed tea into two different cups so that I could have one for tasting without any additions and one for tasting as a latte.

Without Additions: Well, as most of you probably know, I’m pretty biased when it comes to chai, as I do believe that my own chai is the best ever. That being said, this chai lacks something. I was reading the label on the sample (which, may I say, I do have a tremendous appreciation for – the labels on these samples are very comprehensive), and it suggests adding a tbsp. of “your favorite black tea” – which suggests to me that this tea lacks a certain “umph” – and it does. The body of this tea – the base – seems relatively thin.

The spices, on the other hand, are delightful. Not too spicy, with a certain sweetness to it that I’m quite enjoying. This would really be an excellent masala chai if it had a stronger black tea base.

With honey and steamed milk: It is quite good as a latte, although, again, it suffers from a thin tea taste. The milk and honey do give it a little more consistency and a nice texture on the palate, as well as bring out some of the delicious spices. But the tea is still dreadfully thin on taste.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
wombatgirl

I like yours much better than this one.

CHAroma

Oooh, please share! I have no idea how to make chai.

LiberTEAS

@CHAroma, I no longer sell my teas. Sorry.

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92

Enjoying another cup of this before I send it off to my SororiTEA Sister.

Rich, chocolate-y goodness. Delightful for my first cup of the day.

For my full-length review of this tea, click on this link:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15400

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88

Delightful! Today has been a fantastic mail day – I got two packages of tea (and these orders arrived SO fast!) and a package of art goodies, as well as good news from my bank… and NO BILLS!

This is one of the teas I received today… and it’s delightful. It is a lighter version of Earl Grey, in my opinion, because the bergamot is a bit lighter. But along with that, it has a crisper, cleaner taste than some Earl Grey teas I’ve encountered. It doesn’t taste heavy or oily or soapy… just beautifully bergamot-y!

YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Yay for good mail days! (I was a rural mail carrier’s daughter; the need for real letters goes deep in the DNA :)

LiberTEAS

My dad is a retired postmaster. So yeah, I get where you’re coming from there.

Stephanie

Yay for no bills!! :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Orders??? From which companies?

LiberTEAS

I ordered from Teatulia and Samovar.

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98
drank Hawaii-Grown Black by Samovar
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Oh yum! Now I can see why everyone loves this tea. It’s amazing! Sweet, rich and flavorful! LOVE this!

Happy Happy Joy Joy!

gmathis

Gotta get this on the wish list: I don’t think I’ve read anything but rave reviews!

LiberTEAS

It is so good… it is teagasmically amazing.

Lori

YES on the list!!

Lori

Bur I wish I could get that 25% off code from Samovar to work! Darn! Maybe I am just too late..

LiberTEAS

I think you’re too late… it was through yesterday, if I understand correctly.

Geoffrey Norman

Man…it’s pricy.

Lori

oh well!

LauraR

I soooooo want some of this. Need to get drinking on my current stash though :(

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95

I have Rachel to thank for sending me a sampling of this tea – and boy, am I glad she did! This is FANTASTIC!

I can see why everyone has rated this one so high. It delivers exactly as the name suggests, delicious honey and vanilla flavors on a light, white tea base.

So delicious! I just wrote a review for this one for the SororiTEA Sisters blog… it will publish soon!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Do you have any of this left!?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know if I do or not! If I come across it, I’ll be sure to put it in the box for you.

Geoffrey Norman

Gaaaah! This sounds wonderful. And I love LeafSpa’s stuff.

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87

This is the best Pu-Erh I’ve tasted yet. The aroma is not that strong, earthy aroma that sometimes gives me pause and a slight cringe, in fact, the aroma is quite subtle compared to other Pu-erh teas that I’ve encountered. It’s there, but it’s different and quite light.

The flavor is also quite light, and has a delicate flowery note. I am also experiencing the minty sensation as described by Grand Tea. If I were going to purchase a pu-erh, this would be the one I’d buy! That being said, I am sure that one of the things that the pu-erh lovers out there like best is that same thing that I do not, which is the strong, earthy essence. This tea does not have that. It is smooth and well-rounded, but not earthy… it reminds me more of an Oolong than a typical Pu-erh.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Oolong by Byron Bay Tea Company
4825 tasting notes

Currently on infusions # 3/4 and the flavor becomes even more unique – the floral flavor becomes more intense, but, at the same time, so does the buttery note, and they seem to become one seamless note. Delightful!

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85
drank Oolong by Byron Bay Tea Company
4825 tasting notes

My day always seems to be a bit better when I have some Oolong! This has a lovely floral note to it that cuts through some of the buttery tones – I love the buttery tones, but sometimes, it’s nice for them to be a bit lighter, because I’ve had a few Oolongs where the buttery notes were quite heavy. Here, they are light.

A very pleasant Oolong. Smooth, a bit lighter in flavor than some Oolongs. Lovely!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 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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