4788 Tasting Notes

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drank Banana Green Tea by The Tea Farm
4788 tasting notes

I love this tea! The banana flavor is quite delicate, and in fact, I think it tastes a bit more like a plantain than banana, because it doesn’t have that distinctive sweetness of a banana.

But the green tea is what really is awesome in this blend – it tastes so good. Vegetative and sweet. EXCELLENT!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Gina Amaretta by TeaGschwendner
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I have to thank Rachel for sending me a bit of this tea. I really love this tea!

bittersweet, robust, and delicious!

I’m off to write a review for this tea on the Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Gee, Rachel sure has some awesome teas I have never tried before! :P

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

You ain’t seen the half of it TeaEqualsBliss. LOL :-)

TeaEqualsBliss

Well…it may be a few weeks – but if you are interested in another swap!? LOL Let me know!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

We will have to wait and see I am working on one now plus with the holidays I am sure things will get crazy. I am sure we can work it out for some time though. Just send me PM’s or E-Mail me a list of what you would like so I can keep a list going for you if that works.

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95
drank Sambucca/Licorice Spice by Chado
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This just may be my favorite tea that I’ve tried from Chado so far!

AWESOME licorice flavor. Sweet, lightly spiced, robust.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’d LOVE to try this one!

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89
drank Cherry Cola by 52teas
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YUM! I really love this blend. Sweet and delicious – and so much like cherry cola!

I just noticed that My Sweet Honeybush has this available again! If you haven’t tried it yet, you SHOULD!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Kristen

thanks for the heads up, I think I will order some!

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85

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending some of this tea my way!

This is so good! The strawberry flavor strong for a white tea – but it doesn’t overpower the white tea. It is a nice balance. Sweet and fresh. Reminds me of the early days of summer when strawberries are in season and makes me long for strawberry shortcake!

Delicious!

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

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65
drank Tiramisu by TeaFrog
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea to try!

I just wrote a longer review of this that should publish soon on the Tea Review Blog, but here are some quick notes about this tea. It DOES get better with every sip, but, I am not getting much in the way of nutty flavor as described by TeaFrog, except from the rooibos.

The chocolate flavor is faint, but pleasant. I can taste a bit of the rum, but it isn’t strong either. But what is strong is a sense of creaminess in this tea which is very in keeping with the tiramisu idea. It doesn’t really taste much like mascarpone cheese, but it does have a very creamy, custard-y like taste to it. I am also not getting a strong coffee essence of the tiramisu.

Overall, though, it’s pretty tasty…

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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86

Thank you TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea.

This is a wonderful Oolong. Strongly floral. Light buttery taste. Slightly astringent. Very pleasant!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Completion by Praise Tea Company
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This is really delicious. The peach flavor is just right – not overpowering but not so subtle that it’s difficult to detect, either. The combination of black and green teas is smooth. Light and crisp!

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

I’d love to try this too! LOL

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This is very interesting. I had put off trying it because I was scared it would be too bitter, but it is “bitter in a good way!” It is a savory kind of bitter, kind of like dandelion greens. It has a very pleasant – almost sweet! – taste to it. Crisp, herbal, and I’m really enjoying this so much more than I thought I would.

Definitely use a little less leaf than you normally would, a lighter infusion is better here. A short steep time is also recommended.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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71
drank Mate Honey by Drink T
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The honey flavor is very pleasant… I like the way it melds with the vegetative taste of the mate. It is a very nice cuppa!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

Oh wow! This sounds like an interesting combo. Never thought to pair honey with mate.

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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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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.

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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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