4788 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
4788 tasting notes

I ordered this sample months ago but have put off trying it because the “decaf” part scared me. I have had a lot of really good decaf teas lately, so I don’t know why I continue to fear the decaf, but, I do. It’s a deeply seeded fear that needs to be uprooted, but I haven’t been successful with that yet.

The aroma is lovely – it has a maple-y vanilla-y sweet scent. Delicious. And I can SEE the vanilla beans!

Wow, this is really good. REALLY good. Smooth and sweet and so very YUM.

Are you sure this is decaf?

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

@amandajo that’s it exactly! Herbals and other naturally caffeine free teas are ok, but, I have had some really nasty decaf teas in the past that when I see “decaffeinated” – I cringe.

amandajo

lol, I know, me too! Cringe is exactly the right word, it’s a physical reaction!

amandajo

I too fear the word decaf! Now I have no problem with herbal teas, red teas, etc. But I think there are so many bad decaffeinated teas out there that it’s guilt by association!

Jaime

I’m looking for this the next time I go to Jungle Jim’s (the only place near me that I know carries this brand). I’m always on the hunt for good decafs!

LauraR

I wish I could find this one the shelves somewhere.

Jaime

If I find it, I’d be happy to pick up a tin for you. I probably won’t be able to go until next month; every weekend in October is now booked for me.

teabird

I’ve been planning to make an order from Harney pretty much just to get a tin of this – it seems to be the best decaf tea out there. (Though, I’m happy to be corrected if someone has a better suggestion!)

Stephanie

Yay! I’m glad you liked it! The flavor totally makes up for the decaf-ness.

amandajo

Of course other decaffeinated items have proliferated the “nasty” connotation as well, sodas and coffee come to mind. Was this tea available in a particular store or did you order it online? It is tempting me. :)

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I’ve only enough of this tea for another cup – actually closer to a half a cup! It is really good… one of the best Mango flavored green teas I’ve yet to taste. It has a very beautiful fragrance – a very STRONG aroma! Lovely.

The flavor is very much like a fresh, ripe mango. Sweet with no tartness to it at all. The green tea falls somewhere between “grassy” and “vegetable” in taste, and it melds very well with the mango taste.

YUMMY!

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

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85
drank Honey-Kissed Green by Element Tea
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This is just the ticket for this evening – I wanted something lightly sweet with a hint of spiciness, but just a hint… I wasn’t looking for an in your face kind of taste, and this tea delivered that.

The ginger is gentle, and the honey is sweet but not overly so. The green tea has a soft quality to it, it is light and fresh tasting with a very light mouthfeel and very little grassy/vegetative quality to it.

A very good tea!

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

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89
drank Jasmine by TeaSpree
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The aroma is so delicate but it is very alluring… this tea smells a lot softer than many Jasmine teas, but the scent is so beautiful!

The flavor is fantastic. The jasmine note is so light and refreshing, and the green tea tastes very fresh with very little vegetative note. It just tastes sweet and light and luxurious! I love it!

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

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drank Orchid by Lahloo Tea
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I love this Oolong and I’m sad that I’ve only enough of it for one more gaiwan of it. It has such a lovely fruit/flower/earthy/musk flavor to it that I don’t think I’ve ever really experienced in an Oolong before. It’s very nice!

I have increased the numeric rating on this because … well… I can!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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86

I have to be honest, when it comes to “bedtime” blends, I’m rather partial to my Meadow Nocturne. However, since I’ve stopped making my blends, it’s nice when I come across a blend that I like almost as well. This is one of those blends.

I love the flavor of this one. It’s very light and gently sweet. There are soft notes of peppermint, citrus, ginger and licorice… and an overtone of honey that is not overwhelming.

I can already feel myself starting to relax….

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Orchid Oolong by Mighty Leaf Tea
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The dry leaf of this tea smells absolutely incredible.

The flavor is yum – I love the melding of the green Oolong with its floral flavors with the sweet, creamy coconut taste. It is so good.

I am off to submit a review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Walnut Fudge Brownie by 52teas
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OK … so I brewed another cup.

This is good… I can taste the walnut and the chocolate and it’s a nice combination with the black tea. It’s yummy and rich.

That being said, I think this blend would be better with a little bit of Assam in it (like the base for the blueberry cream cheese danish). It would offer a more substantial base and give it more of a bake-y, chewy kind of taste.

It would also be better with more chocolate. :) But… you probably already knew that suggestion was coming. Right?

Despite those thoughts, I really like this… and I’m off to write a review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I suspect that this will be better in a couple of weeks. I think that the flavors need a little time to develop with the tea leaf.

TeaEqualsBliss

Hope to try this some day!

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85
drank Walnut Fudge Brownie by 52teas
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Aroma of the dry leaf – yep… smells like brownies. The liquor doesn’t carry as strong a scent though. I can still smell the chocolate and the walnut though, and it smells yummy.

This is a tea that I feel like I’m going to need to spend a bit more time with before I can write a review though. So… that’s all you’re getting from me at this point.

Jaime

Tease.

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I think that this tea tastes even better than when I first tasted it! The blueberry flavor is very much like the blueberry filling taste I would get if I had a blueberry Danish in front of me! Sweet and juicy and yummy!

And I can taste more of the cream cheese taste today too. A very nice cream cheese sweet and tangy taste comes through. Deeeee-lish!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

And it’s all gone now…I was gonna get some with my next order. Sounds so yummy.

Meghann M

Did you get to try any Jaime? If not, I can send some your way with the Adagio teas.

chana

I also missed out on this one. Sounds scrumptious too. Frank keeps doing this to me – as soon as I make a big order, he comes up with something else yummy. lol

Jaime

Nope, haven’t gotten to try yet, have only read the reviews (which just keep sounding tastier and tastier). I’d love to have a smidge!

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