4641 Tasting Notes

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drank Da Hong Pao by Harney & Sons
4641 tasting notes

My second infusion (or set of infusions, as I’m brewing this in my gaiwan) is even tastier than the first. The complexity of this tea really expands with the subsequent infusions. The flavor is much more fruit and flower like with mere wisps of smoky notes. Still delightfully roasty-toasty. Delicious.

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79
drank Da Hong Pao by Harney & Sons
4641 tasting notes

I was kind of nervous about this tea, because, if you’ve read my bio you’d know that I don’t really care much for red robe Oolong teas, but I decided to break out of my comfort zone in a big way when I ordered this tea.

And I’m glad I ordered it! The flavor IS smoky, but, I found that a quick rinse to awaken the tea leaves did much to soften the smoky taste of this tea. Now it is pleasantly roasty with a mild smoky note. It has a nice sweetness and a distant floral note.

Now… I guess I should change my bio!

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80
drank Summer Breeze by Drink T
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I am drinking this one iced. I drank about half a cup of it hot, but I think that this one is really better iced.

The flavor is crisp, light and delicious. I love the combination of peach and elderberry. It is sweet yet pleasantly tart.

YUM!

Preparation
4 min, 0 sec

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92

This is deliciously roasty. I love the buttery-caramel taste to it. Silky yet rustic.

One of the best Houjicha teas I’ve come across yet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Darn just ordered the regular roast and was contemplated the dark. Ahh, well next time.

LiberTEAS

I haven’t tried the regular roast… but I look forward to hearing about it from you. I really like the dark roast though!

LENA

Mmmm, I’m a fan of pretty much anything dark roasted.

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85

This is a lovely Keemun! It is very bold, with undertones of smoke and a caramel-y sweetness. Pleasantly complex, I’m detecting notes of raw earthiness and fruity wine-like characteristics. It has the tannic quality of a wine as well. It isn’t bitter, but it does have a fine, dry wine-like astringency.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81

Finishing off the last that I have of this tea this morning. I do wish that the two flavors were better represented in this, but, it is still pretty tasty. I can taste the sweet-tartness of the strawberry, I can taste a creamy, rich note of chocolate… but both are light. The flavors do develop as I continue to sip though, which is nice.

It is a very tasty “wake up” tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
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I received my order from Art of Tea a few days ago! I love the way they package the samples in the pillow boxes.

This tea is absolutely delicious. And you can’t oversteep it because it’s rooibos so it doesn’t get bitter, the flavor just gets more intense. However, my cup IS almost finished now, I was going to write a review about it on Tea Review Blog, so if I want to do that, I better get over there!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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95
drank Pouchong by Canton Tea Co
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The flavor of this is so delightful. Smooth and sweet. I love the fruit undertones. I just love this tea. It’s so wonderful to sip this tea and listen to the rain falling outside. This is comforting to the mind, body and spirit. Love it.

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74

I have to say that this is one of the most unusual tea flavor combinations I’ve come across that I’ve actually been willing to taste. (I still won’t try peanut butter tea, sorry Frank)

I ordered it because of the word Chocolate in the name. That should come as no surprise to anyone who is at all familiar with my likes and dislikes when it comes to tea. But I felt.. somewhat confident that I might like it… I mean… I like chocolate. I like coconut. I like lime. I like lime and coconut together, and I like chocolate and coconut together. I don’t know if I have ever tasted chocolate and lime together… and I know I haven’t tasted all three together.

It’s a little weird… a little outside of my comfort zone… but I’ll give it a try.

OK… the first flavor I’m noticing is the lime. I wish the lime flavor was a better lime flavor because it is a little off. Not a lot off, but it is a little… I don’t know. It’s not so off that it’s putting me off on the tea all together, I’m thinking it might grow on me.

The coconut and chocolate together are quite a nice pairing and they hit right at mid-sip… it’s like… ok, you’ve just tasted that weird lime taste so now here is your treat, coconut and chocolate. I wish there was more chocolate… in fact, I think that this particular blend if mixed with the Tisano’s cacao tea would be astonishingly good.

This IS growing on me, and now that I’m about midway through my cup the lime doesn’t taste quite as weird now as it did at the start. It’s decent.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

LOL I thought your 1st sentence even before I read it:)

Jaime

Want this tea. Need this tea.

LauraR

I used to drink this one everyday. It still takes a turn in my cup now and then. I still like it, but I think she has changed something with the lime. Overall, I still like it though. Oddly, this one is best with milk…make that chocolate milk if you have it.

LiberTEAS

Laura: I made a second cup of it, and gave it a splash of half & half and it really IS better with the addition. It’s good both ways… but I like it better with the dairy.

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85
drank California Chai by Drink T
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I am just finishing up a cup of this now. This time around I remembered not to go latte with it, and I’m glad I didn’t – as good as it was as a latte, it’s so much better without it. There is still that sort of spiced creamsicle-y taste to it, but it is less pronounced without the steamed milk.

It is beautifully spiced. I really like this! I am going to increase the numeric rating just a bit because it IS better this time!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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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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