4788 Tasting Notes

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drank Paris Breakfast by Talbott Teas
4788 tasting notes

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea to try!

This is quite possibly the best Paris Breakfast/French Breakfast tea that I’ve tried – it isn’t flavored like some of the French Breakfast teas that I’ve had in the past. (usually they’re flavored with vanilla and/or caramel, and they’re good like this, but I kind of like that this one is unflavored)

The Assam is rich and malty. It has a strong baked note. Very full flavored and full bodied. NICE!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Geisha Beauty by Sanctuary T
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Yum! This is a delightful blend. The peach flavor is sweet and authentic tasting. There is a very light floral taste. The black and green teas are very harmonious here.

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

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

I didn’t get this one either! :P

LiberTEAS

@TeaEqualsBliss – I purchased the Sanctuary Sampler, and this was part of it. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Ahhhhh! I see! :) Cool!

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90
drank Apricot Oolong by Octavia Tea
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YUM! I really like this Oolong. The apricot flavor is a perfect flavor for Oolong, it brings out some of the natural peach-like tones of the Oolong flavor. Delicious!

The flavor is rich, smooth, and sweet.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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My first “real” cup of tea of the day… this afternoon, hubby took me out to lunch and I did drink their iced tea, but it was nothing spectacular. At least I did get some caffeine though and am not suffering now from caffeine withdrawal.

Anyway… this tea is fantastic. It has a very lovely finish – it isn’t as astringent as some Assam teas, it has more of a coppery like finish that melds well with the slightly acidic/citrus-y note that I am getting from the tea. It is lovely, full-bodied and flavored, with a nice, robust malty note and a very pleasant baked quality to it. Everything that I want from an Assam and even more!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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97

Enjoying a cup of my favorite Rooibos! I love this blend!

You can read my full-length review of it here:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=11408

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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67
drank Lemonade by jar of tea
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This is pretty good. This company is one that I’ve ordered from in the past, before it called itself “jar of tea” – it used to be called AuraZen on Etsy.

I just finished submitting a review for this tea on the Tea Review Blog.

It is light and refreshing, with a beautiful lemony taste. Sweet, but not too sweet. Nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a bit of this tea!

This is a very lovely black tea. There are notes of smoke (but I like it!) and an earthy quality. Neither of these two attributes are off-putting to me though. It has a very deep, almost Assam-like quality to this tea – malty and somewhat chewy. Very nice!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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83
drank English Tea No. 1 by Ahmad Tea
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My first cup of the day – this is really a good tea, which is especially surprising to me since it’s a bagged tea. I like it a lot.

It is bold and the bergamot is light. Smooth and delicious.

K S

Try their Darjeeling. Equally good.

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90
drank Winter Mint by Octavia Tea
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This is really yummy. The mint does not overpower the other ingredients, there is a nice balance of chocolate, peppermint and vanilla. Nicely sweet. A really good dessert tea or just for a late-night “snack” that won’t take up residence on the hips.

It has an invigorating taste but is also quite soothing. A very nice rooibos blend that reminds me a bit of a blend that I created years ago – mint chocolate chip!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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71
drank Mountain Berry by SpecialTEA Brew
4788 tasting notes

The dry leaf of this tea is really beautiful. So colorful! Lovely! The aroma is berry-like… but I have to admit that I’m a little worried about the hibiscus… I have my fingers crossed that it won’t be too overwhelming…

Wow… this is TART. I tried brewing it for a shorter than usual brew time (normally I brew fruit blends like this for 8 minutes, but I steeped it for just 5), but I still got that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup when I started to strain the tea. After some sweetener and some ice cubes, I find that it is much better – this tea should be iced. It is still on the tart side, but it’s much better this way.

Fortunately the hibiscus is not the only taste in this cup, I can taste the berries… in fact, it tastes like a tart berry… and it is tasty. Not something I would drink on a regular basis though… I think it would be better blended with honeybush, or maybe green or white tea like it was suggested on TeaEqualsBliss’s tasting note of this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Jaime

“…that sort of thick hibiscus-y syrup…”

I realize I’m strange, but that phrase right there makes me want to try this tea. I love that in hibiscus blends.

LauraR

Have you ever tried Hibisca?

Jaime

No…what is it?

Meghann M

The line about the Hibiscus-y syrup caught my attention too. Will definitely have to look for this tea.

Meghann M

Jaime-I googled Hibisca and it looks like it is a drink mixer, here’s the website: http://www.tryhibisca.com/recipes/

Jaime

I need to find a friend from NC. Becuase I have got to get some of that!!

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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.

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