4366 Tasting Notes

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I am not crazy about hibiscus, and this blend has a bit more hibiscus than I’d like it to have. Some hibiscus in a herbal/fruit blend is good because it gives the tea a nice body, but, too much gives it a bit more tart than I care for.

So this is a bit more tart than I’d like it to be. that being said, it has a decent berry flavor.

Not one that I’d order again, but glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

The more I taste it, the more I am enjoying it. It’s still rather tart, but, there is a sweetness to it too that is interesting. A smoothness to it. Not my favorite herbal by any means, but, it isn’t bad either.

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80

This has a very smooth, sweet flavor. Light bodied, delicate, and refreshing. A nice way to enjoy the later evening.

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

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85
drank Rooibos Macadamia by SpecialTeas
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I am finishing up the last of a sample that I had of this tea. I visited their website and it doesn’t look like they sell this one any longer, and that’s a shame because it’s really good! Sweet and nutty – I am not getting a lot of that woodsy flavor from the rooibos nor am I getting that funky artificial sweetener aftertaste … just a really tasty nutty treat! The only thing that might make this tastier is chocolate!

I wish they were still carrying this – I would love trying it mixed with my favorite banana chocolate rooibos (52teas) and see how that tastes – I’m betting it would be too yum for words!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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80

Nice! The flavor is sweet and very coconut!

There is a faint bitter note towards the end of the sip that rests in the back of the mouth. I’d rather it not be there, but it isn’t strong or off-putting, and otherwise, I’m really liking this tea.

Other than the faint bitterness, the black tea goes by pretty unnoticed in this blend as the coconut really dominates. The more I drink it the more I like it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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93

I’m really liking this Jasmine. The flavor of the jasmine is soft, but very nicely balanced with the green tea. Sweet and floral.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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90

Enjoying my first tea of the day. This morning was my youngest daughter’s ballet recital and I didn’t take the time to brew some tea before we headed out. But this was really nice to come home to.

This is lovely.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75

Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for giving me the opportunity to try this tea!

A nice lemon-y flavored rooibos blend. I can taste a bit of creaminess to it too which gives it a meringue-like flavor. All that’s missing now is a bit of crust!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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76

Brewed the last of the sampling I had of this tea. Bright and flavorful – like a fresh, juicy apricot. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
gmathis

I’ve enjoyed reading your summer line-up today. It’s a sticky 94 here; apricots on ice would be the order of the day.

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86
drank Easter Tea by Dammann Freres
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Can anyone tell me a bit about naranquilla?

Anyways… this tasting note is made possible because Doulton was so wonderful and sent a sampling of this tea to me.

The black tea is very smooth tasting and does not interfere with the flavors. The vanilla is sweet and creamy, and the chocolate is so yummy in this blend, and although it isn’t strong, I think that for this particular blend, it’s just the right amount (because, ordinarily, more chocolate is better) I can taste a hint of the marachino, and there is also a fruitiness to this tea that I guess I must attribute to the naranquilla because I don’t know what that is!

A very nice tea – would be a delightful dessert tea (or even a substitution for dessert!)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
JacquelineM

I think it’s supposed to be a peachy flavor. I am curious too because I have a generous Doulton sample of this as well, but haven’t tried it yet. :)

May I ask – did you have this one with any additions? From your tasting do you think it might be good with milk? I ask because I have it sitting in my at work tea drawer which are all teas that I have without milk, but I’m thinking maybe it should go home where I have teas with milk…

LiberTEAS

It would be nice with milk but, I am drinking it without milk. I added a small amount of agave nectar to it to help bring out some of the flavors, just a tiny drizzle though, because it has a very nice sweetness on its own.

LiberTEAS

And… yeah, I can kind of taste like a peach-note. It’s sort of like candied peaches though. Like a peaches with almonds type of flavor, but sweeter.

JacquelineM

Thanks! I think I’m going to take it home and have it with a little milk and maybe a touch of sugar :)

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68

It wasn’t until after I had opened the package and started brewing this tea that I had realized that this is a chamomile-lavender blend… sigh I really should read ingredients before I brew!

Oh well, I’ve had several strong black teas this morning, so I guess I’ve nothing to fear from a little chamomile and lavender.

Now that the tea has brewed I can smell the chamomile and lavender… and the hibiscus! After brewing the recommended 3 minutes, I tasted and it was a little weaker than I wanted so I increased the brew time for another 2 minutes.

It’s good – certainly not my favorite relaxation blend out there – but it’s alright. The hibiscus flavor is not overwhelming but does provide a nice body to the cup. The chamomile and lavender taste nice together. And the berry is sweet and tasty. Overall, a nice, relaxing cup… it would be better in the evening though!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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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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