4665 Tasting Notes

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drank Vanilla Rooibos by TeaSpree
4665 tasting notes

This is yummy!

The vanilla is enhanced with licorice, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, making what I thought would be an ordinary vanilla rooibos blend something quite extraordinary. I am really enjoying it. The flavors are seamless. YUM!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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This is one of the most unusual tasting chai teas that I’ve ever encountered… unusual but very tasty!

Before reading anything about it, I tasted it, and noticed a chocolate-y note, and something else… but I couldn’t quite put my finger on it. It tasted a bit like… cherry! But I thought that my taste buds must be off or something, because, I’ve never come across a cherry flavored chai before.

Then I went to the website and saw that this is … in fact, a chocolate cherry flavored chai. Weird! But GOOD!

The cherry is not an IN YOUR FACE kind of cherry flavor – it’s subtle and tastes a bit like a cross between a candied cherry and a bing cherry. The chocolate is smooth and rich tasting. And the chai is not a spicy chai – there aren’t any real strong ginger notes or spicy hot cinnamon… it’s a smoother, sweeter kind of chai, with notes of warmth to accent the mocha like flavors.

I like it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I’m not bothered by a chocolate cherry chai- I’m bothered by the fact that I would have never dreamed it had cherry in it based on the name.

Caitlin

This sounds yummy!

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87
drank Long Jing by Lahloo Tea
4665 tasting notes

The aroma is quite like chestnuts – nutty and sweet, with just a hint of vegetation.

Smooth and light, fresh with notes of vegetables, nuts and butter. YUM!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Pirate Tea by Design a Tea
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OK… I am totally LOVING this tea.

The black tea, the mate, the masala spice, and the pineapple are all in fantastic harmony with one another, and the vanilla offers a smooth presence but not an overwhelming presence of flavor.

Yum… Yum… YUM!!!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Cofftea

Pineapple mate chai? Hm sounds interesting!

TeaEqualsBliss

I hope I will be able to try this too! What else did you get from them???

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90

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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88

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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75
drank Earl Grey by Ahmad Tea
4665 tasting notes

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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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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