4423 Tasting Notes

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drank Dawn by The Simple Leaf
4423 tasting notes

Yum!

I haven’t had this tea in a while, because, well, I hid it from myself so I wouldn’t be tempted. This is quite possibly the best black tea (at least, unflavored/non-chai/non-earl grey black tea) that I’ve ever tasted. It’s simply awesome.

Roast-y, toasty flavor, with a pleasant earthy quality to it. A savory cocoa note that I’ve not found in any other tea the way it is in this one. This tea stands alone! Amazing, delicious! Delightful!

Here is the review that I wrote for it on The Tea Review Blog:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=12247

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank ButterBeer by Custom-Adagio Teas
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Decided to go with this tea this morning… I’m drinking it as a latte – heavy on the froth!

This tea actually benefits from the milk addition, I think. The black tea base is such a strong presence, the milk seems to soften that a bit, but it doesn’t mute the caramel-y, creamy flavors in the cup.

A pleasant way to start the day.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Cool I have been wanting to try this tea.

LiberTEAS

Rachel: If you’d like, I have plenty (since it’s a signature blend, I had to purchase a minimum of 4 ounces) – so just PM me with your mailing address and I’ll send you a sampling of it.

-Jessica-

A Harry Potter tea?! hehe awesome! I can’t wait for the new Harry Potter movie to come out…er-um, anyways, back to tea! This sounds delish, is this still being sold?

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

Oh thanks so much LiberTEAS I truly appreciate it. :-)

LiberTEAS

Jessica: Yes, I think it is still being sold (it’s a signature blend from Adagio)… if you’d like me to, I’d be happy to send you a sampling also! Please just PM me with your addy.

LiberTEAS

Yes, I’m a Harry Potter fan also (I’ve read all the books several times) and I am so looking forward to these last two movies.

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drank Rooibos Chai by Custom
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This is a blend that I sort of threw together into my teapot this evening… red rooibos together with my special recipe of masala spice. I wasn’t really in the mood for my caffeinated version of chai… I feel like I am in need of a good night’s sleep so I want to do whatever I can to help facilitate that.

This is good. Rooibos has never been my favorite, but, I like rooibos with masala spice, because it offers a pleasant offset to the traditional rooibos funky taste that I’m not particularly fond of.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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75
drank Fleur de Grey by Mad Pots of Tea
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I purchased this as a sample at the same time that I submitted my personaliTEA profile for my own customized blend by Mad Pots of Tea. This is a blend that was created for Steph, who is the Tea Guru of The Tea Review Blog.

I really like the combination of Earl Grey and licorice root. Very unique and unexpected kind of taste. The lavender is also prominent in the blend (a big plus in my opinion). One down side for me is the addition of stevia to this blend. I am not a big fan of stevia, and I personally think that this blend would be so much better without it.

But, then, this blend wasn’t created for me. I do like it, but I so prefer my custom blend from Mad Pots of Tea!!!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90
drank Matcha Miyabi by Den's Tea
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Well, as it turns out, my friend (TeaEqualsBliss) didn’t need a sampling of this because she got one from Dens! So, I will finish off the last of it (which I am doing now).

Yippee! I really do love this Matcha. I also really love my new Chawan.

Smooth, rich, delicious. Sweet. A joy to the palate.

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90

I started my day with this tea – and I only have enough for one more pot of it! It is one that will definitely be missed, I loved the buttery flavor of this tea, as well as how the other flavors came together… sweet cinnamon (not spicy), slightly toasty black tea, raisin, and butter, I can taste them all. YUM!

But, I suppose all good things must come to an end (something I am learning this week as I watched the final episodes of both Lost and 24 – two of my favorite shows) :(

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Sencha Fuka-midori by Den's Tea
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This is the last of the sample that I got from Den’s novice sampler.

Buttery, sweet, fantastic! I wish all Sencha teas could taste as good as this!

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

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82
drank Vienna Green by Teany
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Just finishing up the last of this tea in my cupboard.

Yummy chocolate flavor, nutty, sweet. I really have enjoyed this one.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Matcha Miyabi by Den's Tea
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I bought a new chawan last week on etsy (purchased from this studio: http://www.etsy.com/shop/KoideStudio) and I just got the PO Box to pick it up today – and so to commemorate its new home I decided to make some Matcha… now that I think about it I probably should have christened it with some DoMatcha, but, that’s ok.

I’m using the last of this – I still have a little of this tea left, but will be sending what I have left to a friend.

Beautiful, lightly frothy (my matcha seems to fall between koicha and usucha), sweet, just barely there bitter, and just YUM!

Now that I have finished off this, I guess I should finish off my DoMatcha… Matcha is not something that should be kept forever, I suppose (which is bad news for hoarders like me).

LiberTEAS

And it’s gone already… maybe I want a second bowl of Matcha today. It was so yummy……

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
http://sororiteasisters.com

I also review teas for the Tea Review Blog:
http://www.teareviewblog.com

In addition to my passion for tea, I am also a mixed media/altered arts artist. You can see some of my art here: http://eccentricpastiche.blogspot.com

I am also a self-proclaimed foodie. I review local restaurants and the food I buy online here: http://hungryinportland.wordpress.com

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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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I don’t do a whole lot of swaps anymore, however, I do occasionally sell sampler boxes here: http://liberteas.teatra.de/ I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. I usually post at least one or two sampler boxes per month, though, so if you’re interested, keep an eye out or PM me and I’ll let you know when I have some posted.

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Most of the teas that I record in my notes here are going to have a fairly high rating from me. This is not because I am not discerning, but because I do not usually waste my time on drinking tea I do not care for, nor will I waste my time on writing about it.

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