4840 Tasting Notes

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The first couple of sips, I could taste the strawberry but not so much on the cheesecake, but by about mid-cup, the cheesecake flavor really developed nicely.

It has a very lovely flavor. It tastes fresh and slightly buttery and berry delicious! YUM!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

I haven’t tried this one yet. I’ve had their Strawberry Daiquiri, though. It was “delish”.

LauraR

I’ve had it and need to order some…delish!

TeaEqualsBliss

I would love to try this one too! Anne – you’re killing me! LOL jk

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Having never tasted Sweet Potato Pie, I can’t tell you how close to the real thing this tea actually is, but, I can say that this is quite good. I’ve also tried the Sweet Potato Pie from Adagio, and I think that this one is better. I am not getting the same starchy quality that I got from Adagio’s, although there is some drying astringency… it might be a little starchy but not as strong as Adagio’s starchy taste.

It has a very pleasant sweetness, it tastes like sweet potato. Very Thanksgiving-ish!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

I agree this is more sweet, adagio’s is more potato. I wish this would be more starchy in mouth feel though… but then again maybe sweet potatoes aren’t and that’s why I don’t like sweet potato fries.

LiberTEAS

sweet potatoes aren’t as starchy as regular (or “white”) potatoes… and I love sweet potato fries and would choose them over regular fries any day!

Caitlin

Yeah sweet potatoes are a much different texture which is why I love them haha and now I want sweet potato fries!

TeaEqualsBliss

Sounds VERY interesting!

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I didn’t order this one when it was initially introduced, mostly because I thought it was rather ordinary… but after reading a few reviews of it, I was a bit saddened when it sold out before I could order some. When it was reblended, I quickly ordered some of it… and I’m glad I did.

I really like this. I just submitted a review for it for Tea Review Blog, which should publish soon.

I guess if I were to change anything about it, I would add some Assam to the blend because I’m wanting a baked kind of background to it. It is good without the Assam, but I think it would be really good with it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I thought it sounded (good but) ordinary as well.

TeaEqualsBliss

Another one I would like to try at some point!

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85
drank Sweet Orange Spice by Tea Forte
4840 tasting notes

I was just starting to consider which tea with which I’d like to start my day, when the doorbell rang… it was UPS delivering my package from Tea Forté! This is part of the winter collection from Tea Forte.

After reading the tasting notes on here about this tea, I’m a bit taken back, because I really am enjoying this.

It is really quite tasty. The flavor is sweet yet it has just enough heat from the spice to it to keep it from being too sweet. The black tea base is mild enough to not overpower the delicious orange, cinnamon and clove flavors, but it is still smooth and provides a nice backdrop to the flavors.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Vermont Maple by Teavana
4840 tasting notes

Thank you to Rachel for sending me a bit of this tea! I really appreciate it! I have never tried this tea and probably would have never had this opportunity, otherwise! Thanks!!!

This is good. It has a nice cinnamon and maple taste to it. I can also taste the almond flavor, although it is quite delicate.

Delicious!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more
Geoffrey Norman

I’ve had this. Never thought I would use the word “chunks” to describe a tea…but it applies.

Kristin

I’m still sad that I cannot get this tea anymore! I haven’t seen it for a few years. How old is that sample? :P

LiberTEAS

I have no idea… Rachel sent it to me.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I got it last year when they were discontinuing it but has been stored very well, hence the reason why it still tastes so good. :-)

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85
drank Pearl of Fruits by ESP Emporium
4840 tasting notes

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

This is a really nice tea. I don’t know that I’m getting a “creamy” kind of taste from it as the description implies, but I can definitely taste the nutty quality. Fruity and delicious! I was a little skeptical at first because of the blend of black and green teas but, it works well here. It gives just the right amount of body and backdrop for the flavors.

Nice… really glad I tried this today!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Oriental Treasure by Bentley's
4840 tasting notes

This is very good. I like the nutty flavor of it. It is a light nutty taste that goes along with the light-bodied liquor, and it is a nice complement to the vegetative tone in the background. I’m enjoying this very much.

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

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85
drank 2009 Nan Nuo Shan by Grand Tea
4840 tasting notes

I just attempted to visit the Grand Tea website so that I could obtain more information about this tea but it says that it is temporarily inaccessible.

Anyways… this is lovely. I am sitting here with a honey crisp apple and a cup of this tea, and the two compliment each other very nicely. The tea is earthy and slightly vegetative, with an interesting background of sweet and even a little note of savory/sour taste. Complex. Pleasant.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Geoffrey Norman

A very good puer. Smokier than I thought it would be, but still decent. Only flaw? A little lacking on the wine-ish notes.

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drank Pomegranate Black Tea by 52teas
4840 tasting notes

A while back, 52Teas had a special Buy 3 get 1 free offer… and this was my free tea that was “randomly” sent to me, although I do think that Frank made an excellent choice since this is one that I haven’t yet tried but have had on my mental list to purchase soon. I have tried his Pomegranate Honeybush, and it is one of the best flavored pomegranate teas that I’ve tried to date, so I have high hopes for this one too.

Nice! This is one that shouldn’t be judged on first sip. The flavors develop as I make my way down the cup, and now the pomegranate is delicious – sweet and tart, just like a real pomegranate. The black tea base is strong too, both flavors stand their own very well. I’m glad I decided to try this today!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I have one last Matcha Marshmallow and I put it in my Mayan Hot Cocoa. The combination of flavors – this is so good… creamy, chocolate-y, rich, sweet, hot, and even a little bitter, all in one cup. It’s so incredibly yum.

You can read my full review of the Matcha Marshmallows here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14913

Jillian

Please excuse me while I die of envy. ;P

Cofftea

HAHA! I agree w/ Jillian. Although not sure if even I can fathom “mayan” w/ matcha.

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