4641 Tasting Notes

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Waking up to a cup of Earl Grey this morning. It’s been at least a couple of weeks since I’ve had A&D’s Earl Grey, and I could hear it calling out to me this morning. (Yes, it’s still morning – only officially 9 minutes left to the morning)

Lovely – I like the bergamot in this blend. Pleasantly citrus-y, only hints of floral. Smooth. Rich. Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this one. This is one that I’m sad to see has been discontinued… I like it. The almond flavor is a little “fake” – but it’s not really a bad fake – I guess the best way I can describe it is that it reminds me a bit of almond extract rather than actual almonds. But… I like almond extract, so I’m liking this.

I taste the “toasted” the “almonds” and the “creme” in this blend, and what I think I might like best about it is that I can’t really taste the funky black tea base. I can taste black tea, but not the Adagio black tea which tastes really off to me.

This is really quite yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I have never seen this on their website and I’ve been a customer of Adagio for 2 years. That must be some insanely old tea.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Actually this is a signature blend I created and it isn’t nearly that old. Maybe about 6 months from the time I ordered it and not since I created it. Not to mention i started creating blends back in July 2009. Nevertheless, I deleted from my blends because it wasn’t that popular and I wanted to make others that may have been better sellers. You are only limited to 25 blends so as a result I had to make room. If you feel like you want to order it I can make it again for you to order, I saved the formula just let me know. I am so glad you enjoyed it. :-)

Cofftea

Ah ok Rachel, The name sounded like a Signature Blend, but since LiberTEAS used the word “discontinued”, I got confused lol. Adagio has been discontinuing teas that are simply shown as being sold out, but I should have actually thought about it lol.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No biggy :-) so have you received your box of tea goodness I bought for you from 52Teas?

Cofftea

Oh no. It takes ages (normally) for me to get things from them. It’s either 4 days or 2 weeks lol.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Yikes! Just curious :-)

Cofftea

Oh don’t worry, you will be the very first one to know!:)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Sounds good I can’t wait to find out what you got.

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87

With my lunch I decided to enjoy a glass of what I brewed last night for iced tea.

Nice, sweet, and refreshing.

Cofftea

I was pretty disappointed w/ this hot, is it more watermelony iced? I’m thinking it might be better w/ a green base.

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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss, my SororiTEA Sister, for sending me this sampling.

The liquor is very fragrant – and smells delightful.

The taste: toasty and with spicy notes. I am getting the hints of vanilla that the description suggests right at the beginning of the sip, in the middle I get a toasty malty taste, and the tea finishes sweet. Nice and complex. Beautiful!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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Having also tasted the apple pie a la mode from 52Teas, I can state that the 52Teas IS better… but this one is not bad. I can taste the apple and cinnamon, and the black tea base gives it a bit of a baked flavor, lending itself to the apple pie concept well. I do miss the crust though, but, I’m thinking I can remedy that myself with a couple of shortbread cookies.

Ahh… pecan shortbread cookies from McTavish (a local company that makes to-die-for cookies!) to the rescue.

Yep. That did the trick. Now, I’ve got my crust and my apple pie in a teacup. Yeah, I like this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

A la mode is ALWAYS better. TEAhehe;)

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drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
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Drinking the last that I have of this tea… it’s a decent Earl Grey. I found that by brewing it less time, the flavor is a bit smoother, it’s less astringent, and there is an interesting citrusy tart note in the finish that I don’t remember previously.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pi Lo Chun by Drink T
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The dry leaf has a strong vegetative scent with a subtle hint of flower. The brewed liquor is much softer.

Very light in flavor – fruit-like, sweet, and very yummy. Even though it smells strongly of vegetable, there is very little suggestion of it in the flavor… it’s there… but it hits just at the start of the sip and is quickly washed away by the sweet fruity notes. Astringency is faint but the palate feels very fresh and clean in the finish.

I like this one a lot.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Aztec Sweet Chili by Yogi Tea
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me an envelope of this tea.

This is a very interesting spice blend – The chili offers some spice but the chocolate and anise counteract it just enough to make it not spicy – it is actually SWEET. A nice, licorice-y flavor to it, but I think that the licorice flavor sort of overwhelms the cup just a little bit, making this a licorice tasting tea, not a chocolate-y spice flavored tea that I anticipated it to be… not that it’s bad, just not quite what I expected it to be, and I am a little disappointed there.

But I am really glad I got to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Lemon Drop Cooler by 52teas
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I used the last that I had of this to make iced tea last night, and it is so refreshing! Light and bright in flavor.

YUM! Just right to enjoy with supper.

Suzi

I love that we posted about this at almost the exact same time :) I was using the sample you sent me, of course!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I bought out the rest of this tea from Frank the other day I love it, my husband loves it, and 3 year old loves it the most.

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87

This is one that I’ve really looked forward to trying since I got my box from Zoomdweebies… and I couldn’t stand it any longer – I just had to try it (even though it is a little late for me to be drinking black teas, I usually stop by around 5 pm and start drinking green, whites and Oolongs instead).

The smell is YUM. It reminds me a bit of the watermelon bubble gum I used to buy when I was young for the sole purpose of annoying my step-mom (who hated the smell of it) – well, it was ALMOST the only reason I would buy it… I also quite enjoyed the gum. :)

The flavor is surprisingly good – I say surprisingly (although I shouldn’t be surprised as Frank knows his stuff) because I just don’t picture watermelon and black tea working well together … I’d have imagined watermelon to be a bit on the delicate side and would be overwhelmed by the strength of the black tea base. But it didn’t happen here.

I can taste the watermelon! I can taste the black tea. I guess my only complaint would be that the watermelon tastes a bit more like watermelon candy (or gum) than it does the watermelon fruit – it is sweet – candy-ish rather than sweet – fruity-ish. But, that’s not really a valid complaint because I love watermelon candy/gum.

Yummy. I think I will use what I have left of this and make iced tea for tomorrow!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Suzi

I hope this one is in the box I ordered :) It sounds delish!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Would you mind sharing some of this one with me? I love to try some. Please!

LiberTEAS

Rachel: I’m really sorry… but I just finished brewing the last of this that I had for iced tea – I have sent off the rest of it to TeaEqualsBliss – but maybe she can share some with you? :( Sorry.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No problem, I will ask her. Hopefully she will have a little to spare. Thanks :-)

LiberTEAS

I hope so!

52teas

Working on some NEW watermelon blends (The Zoomdweebie’s blend DID use some artificial flavors, and it WAS good, but the 52teas blends are going to be AMAZING)

LiberTEAS

AWESOME. I can’t wait to try it. I think that it would be spectacular as a green tea blend. Another great green tea blend would be GRAPEFRUIT. :) (please)

TeaEqualsBliss

Can’t wait to try this!!!!

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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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