4825 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Chai by Indonique
4825 tasting notes

I enjoyed a latte that I made using this chai while eating a white tea brownie (yum).

This chai has a lovely Nilgiri base that is strong and stout, and the spices are warm and I love the vanilla in this. It adds a really smooth, sweet taste to it.

I’ve reviewed this tea previously for the Tea Review Blog, please check it out here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=7369

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

The only place I could find this Assam on the Drink T website was in the Tea Lover’s Root Basket…

This is a unique Assam in that I can taste strong spice notes that I don’t typically experience with other Assam teas. It has a nice, baked quality as well as the malty characteristic that I expect from an Assam… but this one has something more to it that reminds me slightly of a Keemun tea – a spice note and a wine-like note. It has a full-bodied flavor but it is a bit lighter than a typical Assam.

It’s very intriguing.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81

At the beginning of the cup, I got a lot of mint taste, but, as I make my way to about mid cup, the chocolate flavor comes through. I don’t know if this is because the tea has cooled a bit or if it’s because the flavor takes some time to develop on the palate.

It’s good, but, I still contend that it would be better with more chocolate!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Earl Grey Creme by Art of Tea
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Thank you to Jaime for sending me a bit of this tea!

This is a interesting tea. I don’t know if it’s because I’m following up with a strong, robust tea like the Keemun from Enjoying Tea, or if it is THIS tea… but I’m tasting a licorice note this evening, so I think that I will save the writing of my review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog for another day.

The bergamot is strong here, but I like how the vanilla softens some of the sharp notes of the bergamot. It’s a harmonious blend… and even though the licorice is kind of a weird note to be tasting in this tea… I actually quite like it.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

I am enjoying this tea this evening. Since I have to stay up late tonight, I figured I better get some caffeine to help me stay awake! (Tonight is the season premiere of my favorite TV show – FRINGE – and hubby works late and I want to watch it with him!)

This tea is really good. Smooth and rich. A nice, well-rounded flavor.

Here is a link to the review I wrote of this tea:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14346

I steeped it 4 minutes this time instead of 3. Still not bitter. Just delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Ahhhh Fringe started today? Darn hope my DVR is recording it.

LiberTEAS

YES! I love Fringe. I love Walter.

And… if for some reason your DVR isn’t recording it, you can always catch the episode on Fox.com

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Good point and thanks :-)

Caitlin

I love fringe!!!! I had some roobios tea and cookies while watching it – haha. And yeah you can also watch it on hulu.

teabird

Thanks for reminding me of this! I got a bag of it once before I joined Steepster, and liked it a lot, especially for the price! Guess it’s going back on the Shopping List ;)

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75
drank English Breakfast by Tea Forte
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me this tea!

I have tried this one before, please read my review of it here:
http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=5744

Steeps up strong and has a pleasant enough flavor. Not the best English Breakfast that I’ve tried, but not the worst either.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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85

This is a really delicious blend – I like how the strawberry flavor and the white tea work together. It tastes fresh and sweet with just a hint of tartness from the strawberry. Lovely!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Orchid Vanilla by Tea Forte
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A bit of a backlog here, as I was enjoying this tea while teaching my daughter’s art class.

This is a really good tea – it might just be my favorite from Tea Forte – I love the balance of coconut and vanilla with this tea.

Really delicious!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Apricot Fusion by 52teas
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This is one of the more unusual Apricot flavored teas that I’ve encountered, and I mean that in a good way.

The flavor is sweet. A hint of vegetation but not strong. A silky mouthfeel. The apricot is sweet and fruity but, it is also a delicate flavor which allows me to enjoy the other tea flavors that are going on. I like it… it is one that I want to play around with to find just the right steep time and temp, but, from what I’m tasting here, it will be worth the time and effort to get it just right.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
52teas

’This tea does have a really unique mouthfeel. I like “silky better than what I came up with—soft and mossy. But when I drank it I kept thinking of playing in the cascades at Fall Creeek Falls in Tennessee, the way the rocks made slippery little waterslides. If you ever get to go there, Fall Creek Falls is absolutely the most beautiful place on earth, in my opinion. I miss Tennessee. ”_blank" rel=“nofollow” href=“http://myfallcreekfalls.com/”>http://myfallcreekfalls.com/

LENA

When my husband and I were still dating we went to Fall Creek Falls as our 1st little road trip/vacation. It is quite nice!

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85

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

This is a very good white tea. The flavors have a nice balance. I can taste the crisp white tea, the blueberries and the kiwi. I don’t encounter a lot of kiwi flavored teas, and when I do, it is sometimes difficult to discern the kiwi taste. Not with this tea though – it’s yummy! Fruity delicious!

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

This sounds awesome, but I am allergic to kiwi! I like but alas, cannot have it. I will just have to enjoy this tea vicariously. :)

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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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