4366 Tasting Notes

87

A very good blend. The peppermint is fresh and exhilarating and the black tea base is smooth and unassuming, but neither one overpowers the other.

This is a great tea to drink in the afternoon – a lovely pick-me-up. I’m liking it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Thank you to my SororiTEA Sister TeaEqualsBliss for sending this tea my way.

This is a very mild, pleasantly smooth Ceylon. I love the aroma of this tea – I keep finding myself holding my cup up to my nose and just inhaling the fragrance as the steam wafts from the cup.

While it is mild, it has a lot of flavor – and I am enjoying its complex layers of flavor. I taste a rich, fruity flavor – almost peach/plum -ish. I can also taste piquant floral notes and even a honey-esque note which tastes quite indulgent.

A very nice afternoon tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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89
drank Cherry Cola by 52teas
4366 tasting notes

My order from My Sweet Honeybush arrived just a short time ago, I had to immediately brew some… this is one that I was really looking forward to trying because I really loved the Cherry Vanilla Cola from 52Teas and I’m hoping that Frank blended this one with similar finesse.

The aroma is very much like the fragrance (as I remember it) from the Cherry Vanilla Cola.

And yummmmmm! It tastes SO GOOD. It tastes very much like Cherry Coke. I don’t drink a lot of soda except when I happen to be eating out, and if the restaurant has Cherry Coke that is what I’ll choose.

This has a nice sweetness to it (although the flavor is greatly enhanced with a little bit of raw sugar) and the cherry and cola flavors work well with the honeybush. I don’t get a lot of the woodsy flavor that sometimes comes with honeybush – just a nice, sweet flavor.

I like this one… I like it a lot. And I’m betting this is going to be amazing iced!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I think I need this one. I too prefer Cherry Coke if I happen to drink pop.

LiberTEAS

This is really good. I had my youngest daughter try it too, she really liked it also, although she did say that it didn’t really taste like cherry coke to her, it tasted like cherries and honey.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

That’s good too. :-)

Janefan

sounds great! glad to hear it lives up to the name.

Kristin

You beat me to it. I’m hoping mine is at the Post Office and will come home with my husband Mike this evening!

TeaEqualsBliss

I will have to try this at some point! :) You and Kristin have me sold!

LiberTEAS

You’ll try it the next time I send you a box. LOL!

TeaEqualsBliss

YAY!!!!
:)
Woooot!

Kristin

@LiberTeas Ha, you are so nice. The 52teas bags look small to me and I have a hard time parting with any of the ones that I truly love. shifty eyes

LiberTEAS

Kristen: yes, but, even though I love these teas, I have so much tea that the truth is that there really is no way that I can consume all that I have all by myself before they’d expire. So, why not share a little with a friend? :)

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87
drank Assam by two leaves and a bud
4366 tasting notes

I really like this Assam. It has a very pleasant malty tone to it. Sweet notes and very rich in taste. NICE!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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90

I’ve missed starting my day with Earl Grey yesterday, so I grabbed this as my first tea of the day. (I slept in even longer than usual today!)

Robust and pleasantly floral. I think that what I like best about this particular blend is the subtle use of lavender essence. I like how lavender and bergamot play together. It seems to instill a sense of calm which is just what I need for the start of the day!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Butterfly Tea by Design a Tea
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I really like the combination of chamomile and lavender. While rooibos isn’t my favorite “tea” – it works pretty well in this blend. The woodsy flavor lends a nice depth of flavor to what would otherwise be a somewhat thin tasting tisane.

There is a nice floral flavor to this blend (I guess that’s not surprising). Sweet and very pleasant to sip, especially later in the evening. (like it is right now!)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more
__Morgana__

Have you tried Yellow and Blue by Harney?

LiberTEAS

Morgana: No, I haven’t. Good?

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84

I need to brew some more tea for iced tea – and when I received this tea it screamed “ICED TEA!” to me. Since I hadn’t tried it at all, I thought I’d try a hot cuppa first, and then work on filling up my iced tea pitcher.

This has a very nice tropical flavor with a highlight on the citrus-y notes, and I can really taste the white tea here. Smooth, sweet, and fruity. YUMMY! The flavor is not so delicate that it will be lost when it chills either – it’s going to be amazing iced!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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66

Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sample of this to try… I love chocolate, and double chocolate is even better, so I looked forward to trying it.

I have not yet tried Adagio’s Masala Chai tea – so I don’t know how it compares to some of the other chai teas I’ve had. And since this is a blend with the Masala Chai, I realize this is not a true representation of what the Masala Chai would be like. But, I’m kind of sad that the chai spice isn’t very strong in this blend… nor is the chocolate.

I can taste the spices (mostly the ginger followed by a bit of cinnamon), and I can taste the chocolate… but I feel like both are a bit subtle for something called double chocolate spicy chai. Perhaps my expectations were too high, after having tried several of Rachel’s blends and being very impressed? I don’t know.

This is a nice blend though. The spices and the chocolate are strong enough to detract from the Adagio black tea base which is a very good thing – which makes the blend a bit smoother and definitely more tasty than some of the other black teas from Adagio that I’ve tried.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

LOL I am so happy that you have been impressed by my blends. This a blend I purchased that an Adagio buddy of mine created that I just had to try.

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90
drank Mate Carnival by Chado
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This is the last that I have of this because I’m sending the rest of it to a friend.

Today I’m enjoying it latte style with a splash of milk. This really gives the chocolate a nice creamy taste. This is one of the better yerba mate blends I’ve encountered. It’s tasty!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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84

This is a robust tea… one that would be perfect for a morning tea, especially on one of those days that you’d rather stay in bed but you can’t because you’ve got places to go and things to do. That is to say, this tea has that get up and go factor.

It is very full-bodied and well-rounded. A nice malty note from the Assam.

Wow, I really needed this today, too, I didn’t sleep too well last night and there’s a part of me that really wanted to stay in bed. I think I’m feeling much more awake now!

Preparation
Boiling 3 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.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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