4544 Tasting Notes

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Today is the last day to enter the contest and win some of this fantastic tea!

http://sororitea.wordpress.com/2010/06/14/contest-announcement/

I thought I’d start my day with this Earl Grey again. I’m doing things just a little differently though – I’ve actually added a splash of milk to my cup! I very rarely (read: practically never!) add milk to my Earl Grey teas, because I think that most of them are quite excellent without the milk. But the real truth of it is that I fell in love with the first Earl Grey I tried, and I tried it without the addition, so I’ve never really contemplated adding milk to it. If it’s not broken, why fix it… know what I mean?

But, feeling adventurous today, I thought, why not?

And I really like it with milk too. It does soften the cup quite a bit, but I like it. For the first cup of the day, however, I think that I would be better off drinking it straight because I want the vigor in the cup to help shake off the remains of sleepiness.

Anyways – rambling!

A very yummy cup. If I wasn’t one of the sororiTEA Sisters and running the contest, I’d enter it because this is really good Earl Grey tea!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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87

I am not a big fan of the acai berry – although I must admit that my experience with the fruit has been limited to tea blends. Most of them have been quite a bit tart.

But not this tea. There is a slight tart note to it that hits the palate in the aftertaste. But what I really like about this tea is not so much the aftertaste but the actual sip – which is smooth and sweet and yummy! A lovely berry flavor and a fresh, sweet white tea.

I’m liking this one a lot!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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83

I love the perky, crisp flavor of this tea, without being too overwhelmingly mint. A very pleasing balance of mint and green tea. Check out my previous review of this tea here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10337

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Oolong by Rare Tea Company
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I managed four very flavorful infusion from these leaves – each was very rich and delicious. This is one incredible Oolong!

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drank Oolong by Rare Tea Company
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This is a SPECTACULAR Oolong. The liquor is a beautiful golden color.

The flavor is smooth and rich and sweet. fruity and floral. Loving it and looking forward to many more infusions to follow.

This may be almost (if not just) as good as my beloved Ali Shan from Norbu!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Lainie Petersen

Ayup. This is a very, very good oolong.

Spencer

Sounds tasty. I love oolong, and I will have to give this one a try.

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As there are only 2 days left (today and tomorrow) to enter to win your very own tin of this at: http://sororitea.wordpress.com I felt it would be very appropriate to begin the day with this tea.

My daughter is getting more and more proficient at measuring the tea… I’ll have her a seasoned tea lady in no time!

Brisk! Fruity! Delicious! I love Earl Grey and this is certainly an excellent variety. Crisp and bold – nice to wake up to.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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91

I decided to make this one a latte today – so I clumsily worked the frother (not easy to do with my right hand)

This is incredibly yummy as a latte. It brings out the more chocolate cheesecake notes. :)

Cofftea

If you want a cold latte, just shaking it in a covered container actually works awesomely:)

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I purchased this a few weeks ago when I went to Townshend’s.

I love the fragrance of this tea – the roasted hojicha, the lavender and of course the jasmine!

Yum! How delightful it is. The jasmine is strong in this blend – I had worried that it might be overwhelmed by the hojicha. But it is nicely balanced. The lavender is also strong. The green tea is soft, but does present itself on the palate… and then there is a toasty essence from the hojicha which is also soft, but so pleasant the way it presents itself. I am loving it.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Florence by Harney & Sons
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My daughter helped me measure out the tea. :)

It’s good … certainly not the best chocolate tea I’ve tried (OK I admit it – I’m biased when it comes to chocolate tea).

I do like the hazelnut flavor though. Overall it is very smooth and creamy tasting. Delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

“My daughter helped me measure out the tea. :)” I love it!

LiberTEAS

I can’t hold a spoon at the moment… but… I can’t handle the bagged tea anymore… LOL

LENA

oh no, I hope your tea measuring hand is better soon!

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

so what is the best chocolate tea you’ve tried?

LiberTEAS

It used to be my blend (Chocolate Rose Romance) BUT Della Terra Teas has a Dubble Chocolade that is amazing, and is at least as good as my Chocolate Rose Romance was.

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drank Ti Kuan Yin Tea by Ten Ren
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sigh this tea just isn’t doing it for me this morning. I miss loose leaf already.

it’s not bad really, but let’s just say that after a full day of not having any loose leaf tea, I can really taste the difference now. I guess I am going to need to teach my daughters how to measure out my tea so that I can have some good stuff today.

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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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. I don’t always have sampler boxes available as it depends upon how much time I have as well as packaging supplies. 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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