4839 Tasting Notes

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drank Monkey Fart by 52teas
4839 tasting notes

Yum! Banana!

The banana and honeybush taste so good together… Next time I might have to try a little milk in this… one of my favorite breakfasts is bananas in milk with honey drizzled over the whole thing… and this reminds me a bit of that.

Very very YUM

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drank Citrus Mint by Tea Forte
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me some of this!

YUM!

I steeped my cup for 8 minutes, which results in a very strong and pleasant cup, the two ingredients (lemon peel and peppermint) taste very vibrant. A very nice night-time cup!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 8 min or more

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81
drank Rooibos Peach by Drink T
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Wow… OK… I was sitting at the computer when the timer went off to let me know that this tea was finished infusing. When I walked into the kitchen – PEACH scent filled the air! It smelled so good. YUM.

The combination if the woodsy rooibos and the peach flavor creates an interesting taste – the flavor of the rooibos actually seems to cut through some of the sweetness of the peach which is something I really didn’t expect. Sometimes when I encounter a peach flavored tea the sweetness of the peach is quite intense – not that its a bad thing, because I love peaches – but I like how this tastes more like the fresh fruit rather than a processed, syrupy peach pie filling.

This is a very delicious and surprising rooibos! NICE!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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Ali Shan! My favorite Oolong!

I even purchased a Yixing mug from Jade Teapots (ebay seller 11sbaumann) JUST for my Ali Shan consumption! And I am christening my mug with THIS Ali Shan.

And THIS… IS… SO… GOOD! But then, I have yet to find an Ali Shan I did not like.

Now… I’m thinking… shall I get a NEW Yixing mug for Yellow Teas? Because… about the only tea that I like better than Ali Shan is Yellow Tea.

Jillian

Do Yixing mugs take on the flavour of the tea drunk from them like the teapots will take on the taste of the teas brewed in them?

LiberTEAS

I don’t know…

T.C.

^ Yes, they do. Any unglazed clay surface will take on the taste.

LiberTEAS

coolness… thank you for the information… then I guess I should get another one for my yellow teas… one for each of my two favorite teas.

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80
drank Lime Darjeeling by Lupicia
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I am not too sure about this tea right now. I am tasting it, but it tastes pretty – strange – and I’m not sure if I’m liking it. I think I need to spend a little more time with it before I rate it numerically.

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This is a remarkable black tea – very even tone to it. Pleasant chewiness, and even a hint of a malty note that is a bit uncharacteristic for a Ceylon tea! But the thing I’m enjoying most about it is that so delightful sweetness that is very honey-like. It is robust and brisk and yet smooth.

I am getting no bitterness to it at all, just a very pleasant, sweet flavor. There is only a slight astringency to it… it’s VERY VERY GOOD.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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I needed a photo of this tea for my review of it that will publish this Thursday (on http://sororiteasisters.com ) so, I decided to brew the leaves rather than stash them away, since I had them out anyway.

I brewed it in my gaiwan this time, and interestingly enough I’m getting more chocolate-y notes today… I don’t know if this difference is related to the gaiwan brewing or not… I’m just telling you what I’m tasting. The cocoa notes are very pleasing with the caramel-y notes.

I fall even more in love with this tea every time I brew it.

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I brewed some of this last night to enjoy today as an iced tea… and it is SO MUCH better as an iced tea… don’t get me wrong, I liked it just fine as a hot tea, and maybe it’s just this hot weather talking, but, this is very refreshing and delicious. Way better than anything RTD.

YUM!

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My first cup of the day…

I am definitely getting a candied-brown-sugary kind of taste to this. It’s quite yummy… I feel like I’m starting my day with a treat!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Apple Matcha by 52teas
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I needed a little bit of an energy boost, since I’m about to grill some steaks, so I thought, Matcha!

I didn’t necessarily have apple Matcha in mind… just took the top pouch on the stack that I have over on my tea cart and it was the apple.

I am really liking this a lot today. I added a sprinkling of cinnamon to it after whisking it, and then whisked it again real quick… and it is AMAZING with the cinnamon. It tastes like I made my Matcha with apple cider.

YUM!

Cofftea

Cinnamon sugar w/ milk or coffee creamer? Could be yummy.

LiberTEAS

I didn’t add milk, and I don’t even keep coffee creamer in the house (that’s for coffee). But it’s quite good with just cinnamon! Might try it next time with some nutmeg.

Cofftea

I actually add coffee creamer often to chais, chocolate, and caramel teas. It’s a great substitute for milk and allows you to add another layer of flavor, if you wish, that milk can’t give you. Even if I didn’t drink coffee and inspite of my love of Smart Balance milk, I’d keep creamer in the house.

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I am obsessed with tea!

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

I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

http://52teas.com

I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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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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