4458 Tasting Notes

88

This tea has a very nice strawberry flavor: sweet and just slightly tart. YUM! Very much like a fresh strawberry.

The black tea base is smooth and mellow.

This tea hosts no real surprises, it is what it is – Strawberry and Black Tea. And it’s very good!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

This is a very smooth Ceylon tea. Not quite as bold as some breakfast blends I’ve encountered, but where it lacks in robust gusto it makes up for in delightful layers of flavor. Lovely fruity notes, a hint of floral… very nice.

My first cup of this tea I tried first without sweetener, and it was nice. Mellow and smooth. A little sweetener brings the aforementioned fruity tones into focus. The second cup (which I’m enjoying now) I decided to add a little milk and honey to see how it would fair as a “traditional” breakfast tea – and it’s so so so good like this. Creamy. Pleasant. A very good breakfast blend, indeed.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85

I started the day with breakfast (hubby made breakfast this morning!) and my cup of Earl Grey… I grabbed this one from the cupboard today.

Nice… please read my previous notes for my thoughts on this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank White Summer Rain by Art of Tea
4458 tasting notes

This is going to be the next tea that I chill for iced tea – but I thought I’d try it again as a hot tea since it’s been a while.

I wish that the jasmine was a little stronger, but, overall, I do like the flavor of this tea.

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

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88

I’m the first rating this tea?

I got my order today from 52Teas, and couldn’t wait to try this one. I too am a big fan of fruit cocktail – it was about the only dish that my stepmother could prepare properly, since all she had to do was open a can.

This tea is really very good. The cherry is a very prominent flavor and I like that – since the cherries were always my favorite part of the fruit cocktail! There is also a nice pear flavor to it that isn’t overwhelmed by the pineapple or peach. A very nice balance.

It is very sweet and fruity and I like that. But I can also taste the green tea. A great cup of YUM!

I look forward to trying this one chilled!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Bit leary of this one since it has everything but the kitchen sink. Glad it was good though!:)

52teas

I liked the cherry best too, so I was a little heavy handed with it. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

Angrboda

Have you tied the white tropical one? How is it as compared to that? Something similar?

TeaEqualsBliss

This sounds neat!

LiberTEAS

Angroboda – yes, I’ve tried the white tropical one… hmmm… I would need to try it again though to be able to fairly compare them… I shall do so a little later.

TeaEqualsBliss: I’ve already got some portioned out for you!

TeaEqualsBliss

Thanks girlie!
I’m glad it doesn’t have bananas in it!

LiberTEAS

This one is pretty spot on when it comes to the “old fashioned” canned fruit cocktail. No bananas in that! :)

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94
drank Earl Grey Windamere by Chado
4458 tasting notes

Oh wow! This is a really good Earl Grey!

When I first smelled the dry leaf, I was a little worried, because it smelled a bit perfume-y. But the flavor does not come off as perfume-y… floral, yes, a little, but not perfume-ish.

The citrus flavor is very nice here too. It blends well with the Oolong and Darjeeling teas… making this a smoother tasting Earl Grey. The vanilla might have a little to do with that too… although this definitely is not a typical Earl Grey with vanilla.

I’m liking this one a lot.

I do wish that I had read the description of this tea again, though, so that I could have brewed it the way I’d brew an Oolong (at a lower temp), rather than a black tea. Next time, I shall!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I’ve never tried anything from Chado before!

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75

I brewed some of this last night so that I could try it iced today – it is SO good iced.

Fresh, fruity, but I can also taste the white tea, this is so refreshing. YUM!

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96

Time for my Earl Grey!

This morning, I decided to find one of my favorites! Even though I’ve been drinking and enjoying other Earl Grey teas lately, this one stands out above the rest. Smooth, rich, and delicious.

Absolutely delightful.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

This intrigues me

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94
drank Bamboo Shoots by TeaFrog
4458 tasting notes

Finishing off the last of my sample package of this delightful tea.

It smells delicious as it’s brewing – I can smell the toasty aroma of the genmaicha. YUMMY!

I will miss this tea now that it’s gone!

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

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85

I indulged a little too much with my dinner (I made potato gratin the other night with smoked cheddar, gouda, swiss and gruyere, and it was even better as left overs! YUM) and I’m feeling a little over-stuffed! I figured this was a good time to break out this better belly blend!

It has a nice ginger and mint aroma, and I can smell the fennel and anise too (two spices I really love) so I figured this is something I will really enjoy.

Yep! Sweetness and a licorice-like sharpness, crisp, fresh mint… peppery ginger. The apple gives the flavor a smooth flavor – it doesn’t taste like a bunch of herbs and spices, it tastes like a delicious tisane.

I like it… especially after that last tea! And it’s nice and soothing for my tummy too!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Angrboda

Your introduction nearly made me dribble there…

JacquelineM

I would have overindulged too!!!

LENA

Mmmm! The potato gratin sounds wonderful!!!

SoccerMom

Who wouldn’t have over indulged I think I gained 3 pounds just reading the ingredients! LOL

TeaEqualsBliss

I have this one on tap and haven’t tried it yet…perhaps I should…nice review

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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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