4839 Tasting Notes

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drank King of Fruits by Lupicia
4839 tasting notes

I received this sample in the mail a couple of weeks ago.

The aroma of this tea is amazing… so delicious that it made my mouth water just smelling the dry leaf. This fragrance softens a little with the brewed liquor, but, fortunately, it doesn’t soften a lot. I can still smell a delicious fruity scent that is unlike anything I’ve ever smelled before.

Delicious! The green tea is a little buttery, sweet, and lends itself well to the Durian fruit – something I’ve never actually tasted, but am enjoying the taste of it now! Sweet, juicy and delicious. Tropical-like. Very good.

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

Interesting! I’ve been told that durian is pretty polarizing…people either absolutely love it, or they hate it. It’s banned on public transit systems and in public in many places, because of its odor. There are some awesome quotes about it on this wikipedia page:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Durian#Flavour_and_odour

There’s a Vietnamese place here that actually serves durian shakes. I’ve been so, so curious…but also too chicken to order it and try it, in case it makes my apartment reek…

Maybe durian tea is a good halfway step!

sophistre

Errr, half step. Ha. It’s late. >.>

Shinobi_cha

There is a restaurant near us that serves Durian juice (more like a slush or icee?), and the odor is very light. However, the flavor is VERY good. If you’re curious to try it, I definitely recommend it in a liquid form; I’ve seen mochi-like desserts with durian inside and it smelled awful and was not good (in my opinion). However, I enjoyed the juice and would order it again.

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I received this as a sample with one of my shipments from Maeda-en.

The smell is unmistakably Genmaicha. I love that toasted rice aroma.

Delicious roasted, nutty flavor of Genmaicha. Sweet tasting! The matcha adds a little bit of sweet to it as well.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec
gmathis

The first time my husband and I tasted Genmaicha, we called it Rice Krispie tea … can’t help but listen for the snap/crackle/pop any time I taste it.

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92

I made a pitcher of this yesterday to enjoy iced today… YUM!

It’s even better iced than it is hot, and it’s quite good hot. YUMMY YUMMY!

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90
drank Pomme d'Amour by Dammann Freres
4839 tasting notes

I didn’t select this tea specifically for today, as I chose it randomly from the teas that I have from Dammann Freres (thank you Doulton!), but it is perfect for today, as it is cloudy/overcast, and may actually rain! It’s definitely telling me that autumn is on its way. YAY! (For autumn IS my favorite season)

The flavor here is apple – much like baked apples. Sweet! Delicious. I like this tea very much. The black tea base is smooth and rich but not particularly brisk. A very relaxing black tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LauraR

This sounds scrumptious!

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84
drank Blue Mist by Simpson & Vail
4839 tasting notes

This is a delicious tropical blend. The aroma is similar to the Mango Tango black tea I used to blend (several years ago!), but the taste is quite different. This has such a nice medley of fruit flavors. The mango is the strongest flavor, followed by the apricot. Having not tried a Jackfruit before, I can’t tell you definitively that I can taste “jackfruit” but I do taste a banana-y flavor along with an almost pineapple-ish taste in the background.

But the strongest flavor here is definitely the black tea. It is brisk and tastes really fresh and vibrant.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Ceylon High Mountain by Drink T
4839 tasting notes

I am enjoying a cup of this with my breakfast, and my opinion hasn’t changed on it since the first time I tried it – it is a delightful Ceylon, nicely brisk (especially considering it’s a Ceylon) with a smooth, creamy chewiness that I am really liking.

There is a backdrop of a honey-like tone to it as well, it isn’t like an IN YOUR FACE honey taste, just a… just-barely-there hint of honey that combines with the other qualities of this tea quite well and make for a very interesting cup of tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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90

This is a really good Oolong – the buttery flavor is intense with this one! Smooth, sweet, and creamy tasting.

Off to write a review for it! YUM!

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92

Brewed some more of this as my last cup of black tea for the day.

It is rich and delicious. I add a little bit of half and half to it, and it seriously reminds me of Pralines and Cream ice cream from Baskin Robbins (something I’ve not had in a long time, especially now since my oldest daughter now works for Menchie’s).

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drank Celebration by Mighty Leaf Tea
4839 tasting notes

I received this as a sample with my order from Mighty Leaf.

This is pretty good. The dry leaf aroma was sweet, chocolate-y with flowery notes (rose?) I can also smell a hint of fruit in there… almost like lychee.

The flavor is pretty tasty, although I must admit that I find myself wanting more of a chocolate flavor after the chocolate aroma. I can taste a faint chocolate note, but mostly what I’m tasting is a combination of rose and lychee. It’s an intriguing flavor though, one that I am enjoying.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
LiberTEAS

Now that I’ve read the description from Mighty Leaf, I see that the fruit I’m tasting is Longan – which is a fruit with which I’m unfamiliar, so I did a little research (very little) and found that longan is similar to lychee in flavor… so I guess that’s why I’m tasting lychee.

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Another tea that I ordered some time ago, but, haven’t gotten around to trying it until just now (I have a LOT of teas like that… more than I care to mention).

OK… first off, this tea SMELLS incredible. The combination of papaya and black currant and green tea creates an amazingly delicious aroma.

I am tasting this right now as a hot tea, but, I am thinking that it’s going to be amazing iced, so I will probably be making more of this today to put in the fridge for tomorrow. YUMMY.

This really is good. The black currant flavor is prominent, and the papaya sweetens the sometimes tart note that accompanies the black currant… The green tea is sweet and buttery. I really like this… a whole lot more than I thought I would.

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

That one does sound like it’d be amazing iced.

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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, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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