4840 Tasting Notes

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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
4840 tasting notes

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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92

I knew this would be good when I opened the pouch and smelled the chocolate and could see all the chocolate-y goodness inside.

Rich and chocolate-y. Very pleasing. I can see why they refer to this as their PMS blend! Ha!

Seriously though, this is really YUM! A must try for all chocolate lovers out there.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Jaime

That’s going on my next order!

Meghann M

Yum…sounds delightful!

silvermage2000

Nice review. This sounds good I like chocolate teas. And the name Is amusing.

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84
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
4840 tasting notes

The more I drink this one, the more I’m liking it. It has a very smooth flavor, the cranberry is not too tart, and there is a very pleasing sweetness to the overall cup. Fruity, but not too much. A very good balance between fruit flavor and tea.

And just because I am enjoying this more than before, I increased the ratings a bit.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

Enjoying one last cup of this before I send off what I have left to my SororiTEA Sister!

This one seriously starts off like a Darjeeling. Once it cools just a little bit, it demonstrates more Nilgiri characteristics… It has a nice, robust quality to it. Very pleasant. Notes of citrus. A very lovely tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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71

After a very indulgent dinner, this tea has been very helpful in calming the stomach. It has a pleasant, lightly minty flavor, and is very soothing.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Spring Harvest by Sanctuary T
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This is really good. The tea tastes fresh and light, and the passion fruit essence is nicely balanced. Sweet! Delicious!

YUM!

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

I haven’t tried this one yet!!! Would LOVE to!

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83

This tea reminds me a lot of a Darjeeling, both in appearance and in flavor. In fact, had someone just sat this cup in front of me without telling me what type of tea it was, I would guess it was a Darjeeling.

But, according to the package it is a Nilgiri. It has a bright, brisk flavor. It is somewhat astringent which leaves the palate feeling clean but not overly dry. Very smooth and no bitterness. A light sweetness with a muscatel-ish note.

A very pleasant tea. The light sweetness makes it quite delicious without adding any sweetener or milk. I like it very much.

Edited to add: After this tea cooled slightly, this became more Nilgiri-like than Darjeeling-like. I’m getting less of a muscatel note now and more of a citrus-y note. A very interesting tea…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Another one I would LOVE to try!

Michelle Butler Hallett

Sounds lovely and complex.

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drank April Showers by Element Tea
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This is absolutely yummy! I think it has to be my favorite fruit tea! I love it!

It tastes like fruit nectar! Sweet, juicy, yummy!!! Definitely going on my shopping list!

LOVE IT!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Jillian

Looking at the ingredients in this tea it sounds identicle to SpecialTeas’ Cold Bamboo Passion. And since SpecialTeas does sell its tesa wholesale it makes me slightly suspicious…..

LiberTEAS

It probably is a SpecialTeas blend. I wouldn’t be surprised at all. I wonder what will happen after 2/1/10……

Meghann M

What’s 2/1/10?

teabird

SpecialTeas will be closing their wholesale business, though Auggy just confirmed that they’ll still make retail sales http://steepster.com/wombatgirl/posts/53651

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84
drank Wild Blueberry by Octavia Tea
4840 tasting notes

Yummy! Fresh blueberry taste with a light, white tea base that tastes sweet and refreshing.

I like this very much!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

http://52teas.com

I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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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, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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