4366 Tasting Notes

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
4366 tasting notes
My daughter helped me measure out the tea. :)

It’s good … certainly not the best chocolate tea I’ve tried (OK I admit it – I’m biased when it comes to chocolate tea).

I do like the hazelnut flavor though. Overall it is very smooth and creamy tasting. Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

“My daughter helped me measure out the tea. :)” I love it!

LiberTEAS

I can’t hold a spoon at the moment… but… I can’t handle the bagged tea anymore… LOL

LENA

oh no, I hope your tea measuring hand is better soon!

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

so what is the best chocolate tea you’ve tried?

LiberTEAS

It used to be my blend (Chocolate Rose Romance) BUT Della Terra Teas has a Dubble Chocolade that is amazing, and is at least as good as my Chocolate Rose Romance was.

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73
drank Ti Kuan Yin Tea by Ten Ren
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sigh this tea just isn’t doing it for me this morning. I miss loose leaf already.

it’s not bad really, but let’s just say that after a full day of not having any loose leaf tea, I can really taste the difference now. I guess I am going to need to teach my daughters how to measure out my tea so that I can have some good stuff today.

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86
drank Orange Dulce by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I have limited use of my left hand today (I’m left handed) and so I find it difficult to do something as simple as measuring out loose leaf tea. Bagged tea to the rescue.

I am sure I’ve said it before, but this is my favorite Mighty Leaf blend. That being said, I’ve not tried much of their teas, so I’m making that statement on limited knowledge of their teas.

__Morgana__

Oh no, hand ok?

LiberTEAS

it will be. I fractured it.

__Morgana__

Yikes. Feel better!

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88

I received this tea as a sample with my 2010 Shin-Cha Select.

This sencha is finely coated with a dusting of Matcha, which gives the brewed tea a slightly brighter color (as well as a slightly less translucent appearance).

The flavor is very fresh and vibrant and vegetative! The matcha gives a sweetness to the cup that I’m really liking. Just a hint of bitterness cuts through the sweet. Very pleasant cup indeed!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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80

This is my first time trying this tea. I ordered this sample a while back but I’ve so much tea that I had forgotten about it (as well as a couple of others from Old Wilmington!)

The aroma is blueberry with a soft yet pleasant jasmine note.

The flavor is blueberry with a delicate vegetative backdrop, and jasmine flavor lingering throughout the sip. It is delicious – although the flavor is softer than I would like. It is almost like the flavoring of a white tea on a green tea, if that makes sense. Perhaps that could be remedied with a slightly longer brew time… I need to play with this one again to see if I can get the flavors to reveal themselves better.

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

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94
drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
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My Harney & Sons order arrived on Saturday (very prompt shipping!) – the only real disappointment was that there wasn’t a free sample. I know that I shouldn’t expect freebies or anything – however, in the past when I’ve ordered from H&S I’ve always gotten a free sample tea sachet. This time – not. Ah well… I’m still quite happy with the prompt service of my order, plus, I have some of my favorites from H&S on hand again!

One of the very first tea reviews I’ve ever written was for this tea:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=1025

It remains a favorite. Not too lemony, not too sweet, just right!

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

Would LOVE to try this!!! :P

gmathis

I think this is one of my all-time favorite H&S.

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88
drank Ginger Peach by jar of tea
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In reading through the ingredient list, I’m perplexed as to why there are apricot pieces in it instead of peach pieces. As a tea blender, I know that the fruit pieces have really very little impact (practically NO impact) on the flavor of the tea… so that isn’t the issue. I don’t think that peach pieces are in so short supply that they couldn’t have been used in this blend. So the only thing I can think of is that maybe it’s a bit more difficult to find organic peach pieces than it is to find organic apricot pieces.

Anyways, on to the tasting. The ginger and peach are balanced well in this cup. Neither one overwhelms the other – and the overall flavor is sweet yet spicy. It’s quite enjoyable.

I also like that I can taste the black tea but that it is mild enough that it doesn’t interfere with the peachy, ginger-y flavor that I love!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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90

Nice!

The flavor is vegetative with slight buttery notes. The buttery essence is not as strong as some teas that I’ve encountered – this is more like lightly buttered veggies. There is also a nice floral note toward the finish. Very nice, indeed.

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

The more I sip this, the more I like it. It has a smooth and rich and sweet flavor. SO good.

LiberTEAS

and… it goes well with egg rolls, too.

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79
drank Bengal Breakfast by Teatulia Teas
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Tasting this tea this morning – courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss ~ Thank you so much!

This is a pleasantly brisk tea but not as bold as I was expecting. This tea is quite smooth with hints of sweetness. Very little bitterness, although I do notice just a touch about mid-sip, but the tea recovers with a sweetness in the finish.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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70
drank Sheri's Blend by 52teas
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I’ve been drinking this iced all afternoon. It’s very refreshing! My daughters also love it.

This has a delicious fruity flavor. The cinnamon is a bit muted in the iced version vs. the hot cup that I enjoyed last night, but, the sweet apricot flavor really commands the palate’s attention. Juicy and yummy.

Not my favorite rooibos blend (you all know what that one is by now, right?) but, it is certainly tasty.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
52teas

I’m so glad to finally see a review for this tea on Steepster. This is probably one of our top five sellers in the shop, and HAS been for three years! We sell it as a hot tea, an iced tea, a hot tea latte, an iced tea latte, a tea soda a tea spritzer with sprite… it is just delicious IMHO. You should totally try it hot with a little cream and sugar.

LiberTEAS

I tried it hot last night… but without cream. I will have to try it that way sometime soon.

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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.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination.

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