4461 Tasting Notes

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The subsequent infusions are just as lovely as the first, if not even more so – I am finding the flavor smoother and possibly even more refreshingly delicious. I am getting a little more of the fruity notes coming through with the second infusion. I will be brewing these leaves again (and probably again!)

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91

I purchased this tea some time ago, but, as I’ve often said – I have so many teas in my possession that I haven’t yet tried! No time like the present to give this one a try.

The leaves are beautifully golden… and they brew a deep gold/brown liquor that is absolutely delightful to the tongue. Everything I love about a Yunnan is in this tea – Sweet with a hint of peppery spice, smooth… and absolutely delicious.

Oh so pleasant.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Have any left!? LOL

LiberTEAS

Yep, I sure do… and will be sending some to you in the next package which should be ready soon!

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91

This Matcha is a bit sweeter than the Izu Matcha I tasted a couple of days ago. This one has a nice amount of froth, but not quite as frothy as the Izu.

Sweet, vegetative with a nice, full flavor. It coats the palate deliciously.

It also disappears from the chawan rather quickly.

Cofftea

“It also disappears from the chawan rather quickly.”… Awww! All matcha does that. That’s the only thing I don’t like about matcha- since it is traditionally served in small volumes, it disappears quickly… :(

TeaEqualsBliss

Would LOVE to try!

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drank Essence of Assam by 52teas
4461 tasting notes

Since my last cuppa was a darjeeling, I decided that I needed some GUSTO – and this tea definitely is full of IT (err… a GUSTO, I mean, of course).

Seriously, though, this is one very good Assam blend. It has everything that I look for in an Assam – it has a baked, malty, flavorful quality. Chewiness. Lots of depth. Very nice.

I am enjoying mine with a drop of milk – because it goes so well with the chewy – baked qualities… mmmmmm….

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

The bergamot is strong, but, I can also taste the Darjeeling tea here. I have usually always liked the Darjeeling Earl Grey teas, if for no other reason than they are a bit different from the usual blends… so I am also quite fond of this one.

The Darjeeling seems to glisten on the tongue – I can taste hints of muscatel as they mingle with the bergamot. A very pleasant blend.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91

I’m not sure why I reached for this tonight, but, I’m glad I did, because it’s so good. Even better than I’m remembering from the last time I had it. I guess if I were to change anything about it, I’d want more chocolate… perhaps? But then, I always want more chocolate. haha!

The cheesecake flavor offers a nice smoothness to the spice. Very high on the YUM factor tonight! I think I might even give it a couple more points on the rating!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

I DESPERATELY want to like this… but non of the flavors are strong (or really even evident) for me… even at a 5 min steep… :(

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75

I brewed up the last I have of this last night to enjoy today as iced tea – and I’m glad I did – it’s really warm outside. It’s nice to have air conditioning and THIS iced tea to cool down!

Yummy! This tea really is better iced, I think.

Lori

Defintely not a hot tea but great iced

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90
drank Organic Black Andean by Drink T
4461 tasting notes

This is wonderful. Lovely fruit notes! Pleasantly sweet but not overwhelmingly so. Smooth and delightful.

A deep flavor, I can even taste some chocolate-y (cocoa-like, not candy bar-ish) notes.

An extremely pleasant tea, indeed.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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68

The spearmint in this blend is strong but not overwhelming. The black tea holds its own. A brisk and lively tea for this morning (yes, it’s still morning, only a few minutes left in the morning, but it’s still morning for me)

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Caitlin

I am nervous to try this one as spearmint is not my favorite flavor

LiberTEAS

I prefer peppermint to spearmint… but, the spearmint in this blend is quite nice here because it doesn’t overwhelm the cup. I would recommend letting the cup cool down just a bit… I found that when I sipped it when it was quite hot the flavors were a bit harsher, but as it came to a slightly cooler temperature the flavors mellowed a little bit. The tea was still “hot” but it was a drinkable hot… know what I mean?

Caitlin

Yeah – thanks for the advice!

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97

Today, I am taking some “me” time and enjoying some Oolong – I even got out my gaiwan! This is an absolutely extraordinary Oolong. The flavor is sweet, the texture is smooth, the aroma is heavenly, everything is simply PERFECT.

There is only ONE other Oolong that comes close to this – and that is Ali Shan.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

This sounds delicious!

LiberTEAS

It. Is. Amazing!

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