4550 Tasting Notes

89

This tea is so yum. The Darjeeling is beautifully light. The fig and blackberry blend together into a delicious fruit taste that is complimented nicely with the muscatel of the Darjeeling. And the lovely little note from the anise is a perfect finishing touch.

Delicious!

loupea

This sounds awesome. Gonna have to find that one…

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85
drank Beatles' Blend by Mighty Leaf Tea
4550 tasting notes

I’ve had this a few times, but after checking, I see that I’ve never logged my tasting notes!

This is a very strong blend – very bold and invigorating. I like the blend – it is like Earl Grey but it isn’t as Earl Grey as a typical Earl Grey. That is to say that rather than the bergamot being the bold flavor in the cup, here the boldness comes from the tea, and the bergamot becomes an accompaniment rather than a feature player.

Lots of flavor, very brisk. I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

This is a really delicious Mate blend. It does brew up very dark … and it has a very pleasant roasted taste to it that is quite like coffee, but I think it’s a little better. The carob in this blend gives a certain, deep, rich, savory chocolate-y-ness to it that I really love.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85

OK… so after reading mrawlins2 tasting note on this tea this morning, it inspired me to dig out my own pouch of this that I had purchased… oh… I don’t even remember when! I’ve had it a while, anyways… and it’s about time to give it a try.

This is really an interesting tea! I can taste the bananas, the strawberries, vanilla, pineapple, cherries and the chocolate. (Frank… more chocolate would be good… because, well, more chocolate = more chocolate. See how that works? I like it when math is simple like that)

My note to Frank aside, the chocolate in here is at a pleasant enough level, and quite honestly, if it were stronger it might overpower the other flavors. As it is, they are at a pretty harmonious level because I can taste each flavor in there, even if it is a very subtle taste.

And… apart from that, I can also taste black tea! Some astringency to this one, almost dry/starchy… not heavy on the drying, but it’s there.

Not my favorite from 52 teas but it’s still really good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
mpierce87

I noticed the astringency also but drinking this tea as a latte seems to counteract that a bit.

Cofftea

RE: “(Frank… more chocolate would be good… because, well, more chocolate = more chocolate. See how that works? I like it when math is simple like that)” Actually laughed out out- I LOVE IT!

This tea wouldn’t be for me, but I love that you can still taste the black tea in addition to the schtuff. Even as just a reader of this tea, you make me proud Frank!:)

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81
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
4550 tasting notes

Delicious. I am going to increase the rating on this one a little…

I love the hazelnut flavor in this tea. It really adds something to the chocolate. Nice.

Serendipitea

MmHm Indeed! I’m not even a fan of hazelnuts, but mixed with chocolate & tea it’s a winning combo ..

This was my favourite out of a bunch of H&S sample sachets, and I hope like mad my order of more arrives tomorrow as I really need another fix :D

LiberTEAS

I prefer my chocolate blend, but since I’m not actively blending anymore, I must admit that this one is pretty good.

TeaEqualsBliss

I miss my stash of Florence! It’s YUMMY!

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91

I love Darjeeling… so I usually like most Darjeeling teas that I encounter. However, sometimes I come across one that is really delightful… like this one.

The flavor is amazing. Sweet, light, a hint of nutty flavor and even a floral note. Very smooth. Golden! It seems to shimmer on the tongue, it tastes so good and light and lovely.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84

Yum. My first cup of the day… although it’s almost gone at this point.

The cranberry and orange is yummy… a little tart, a little sweet, and very juicy.

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80

I bought this sample months ago, but am just getting around to trying it tonight.

It’s very pleasant tasting. A sweet pineapple flavor that reminds me of the caramelized pineapple that I would taste on a pineapple upside down cake. I can also taste the rum flavor which is a nice complement to the other flavors. The green tea has a buttery taste which also lends itself well to the pineapple upside down cake idea.

A very tasty tea.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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80

I grabbed this one randomly from my Zoomdweebies stash. It’s really good. I think I might brew some of this for iced tea next time my pitcher is empty!

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90

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sample of this to try!

This is a very good Earl Grey. The dry leaf has a very strong bergamot aroma which is something that I always look for in an Earl Grey – I LOVE that fragrance! The brewed tea is not nearly as fragrant (that is to be expected) but I can still smell a very lovely citrus-y note.

The flavor here tastes fresh and lively. The black tea base is unassuming and unifies with the bergamot to create a nearly seamless flavor. I almost want to say I am tasting just a hint of lemon to this blend, because it tastes more citrus-y than most Earl Grey teas that I have tried. That is not to say it doesn’t taste like bergamot because it definitely does, but it almost tastes like there is a little something more…

It’s very good.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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