4788 Tasting Notes

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drank Assam by Urban Tea
4788 tasting notes

A very pleasing Assam – it doesn’t have quite the body or texture of a typical Assam, but, perhaps that is one of the things I find pleasing about it. Not that i don’t like the “typical” Assam, but it’s also quite nice to find something a bit different too!

The flavor is very smooth with a pleasant malty note and a very well-rounded presence on the palate. There are intriguing notes of spice. It has a nice undertone of sweetness so it doesn’t require sweetener, however, it does take milk and honey nicely too. A good breakfast tea or early afternoon tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha Apple by Urban Tea
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This is a really good apple tea. I don’t find many apple teas that really impress me – and I realize that this is because I’m a bit biased when it comes to apple tea, because I had a stunning green apple tea when I was blending tea. But… it is time to move on from that place.

This has a really nice Sencha base that is light and buttery – it is a bit lighter in the buttery flavor than some Sencha teas that I’ve tasted – but it is still delicious and sweet with a creamy note. A light vegetative quality.

The apple is sweet and juicy – not very tart. It reminds me a bit of a golden delicious apple. I can also taste a bit of pear to it, but, it is very light and really complements the apple well.

NICE!

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

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85
drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
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This has a strong dark chocolate aroma that is almost on the savory side. It is very yummy and makes me hungry for chocolate. Of course, that isn’t difficult to do.

The flavor is definitely dark chocolate. I am getting a slight bitterness from the dark chocolate taste but it is not unpleasant, it just tastes like … a slightly bitter dark chocolate. There is plenty of sweetness to it too, so it is a nice contrast.

The black tea base is smooth, well rounded. This is a good chocolate flavored black tea. Not the best that I’ve ever had (but I’m biased) but it’s good and I’m glad that I ordered it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Meghann M

Dark chocolate tea? Swoon :) Sounds delish!

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85

This is a really lovely Oolong. The liquor infuses to a lovely amber color. The aroma is somewhat woodsy and vegetative to me. The flavor has a beautiful underlying sweetness to it, I can taste an apple-ish quality to the tea. It has a deep woodsy undertone to it. Some earthiness and just a hint of vegetative quality to the taste – the fragrance of the tea is more vegetative than the actual taste.

A very nice Oolong!

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

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85

This is a very nice, well-rounded Earl Grey. The black tea is very robust. The bergamot is not super-strong in the cup, but it is citrusy and delicious and has a nice almost-tart aftertaste. Very smooth taste.

This is an Earl Grey that I want to spend a little more time with before I include a numeric rating for it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Matcha Lychee by Teaopia
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I am having a fruit smoothie that I added a bit of Matcha Lychee to when I blended it up. It adds a nice dimension of flavor to the smoothie but doesn’t overpower the fruit.

Yummy!

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85
drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by Drink T
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A beautiful liquor in every way – to the eye, to the nose and to the palate! It has a lovely fragrance that is fruity and spicy and even a bit woodsy. It is a very good, complex Ceylon. Invigorating with a clean aftertaste.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Earl Grey Creme by Art of Tea
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Finishing off the last of the sampling that Jaime sent to me (thank you!)

Today, it doesn’t taste so much like licorice. Not that I didn’t like the licorice note because I did, and in fact, it got my mind racing… an Licorice Earl Grey… hmmm… Yummy? Could be.

Anyways… I like this Earl Grey Creme. I like the amount of vanilla in it. It is very rich and creamy. YUMMY!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

Licorice Earl Grey? That does sound good. Glad you liked this one. Have you had their Green Earl Grey? It’s pretty darn good, too.

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88
drank Vanilla Rooibos by TeaSpree
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Backlogging from Last Night: This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. I love it!

I wrote a review of it previously, you can read it here:
http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/08/12/vanilla-rooibos-from-teaspree/

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74
drank Burgundy Blast by Simpson & Vail
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I was a little scared this tea would be too sour, but, I think that the key is to not steep it too long. I steeped it for just 5 minutes and I have a cup that is tart, but not too sour, and pleasantly fruity. I like this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
gmathis

“Mallow blossoms” sound interesting. I wonder what they’re like on their own. (Surely not marshmallow tea … but that does sound rather tasty …)

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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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