4550 Tasting Notes

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drank Yumberry White by Simpson & Vail
4550 tasting notes

I’ve only had one other tea with “yumberry” flavor – and I really liked it, so I was pretty sure I’d like this one too. And I was right.

The fruity flavor is strong but I can taste the white tea too – it is a gentle, sweet white tea flavor – very fresh with a slight hint of vegetal taste. The fruit flavor is also a bit sweet – a nice, refreshing afternoon treat!

YUMberry is right!

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

I’m lovin’ the name “yumberry.” :)

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90

This is a really good Earl Grey! The black tea is brisk enough to work as a “first of the morning-get up and go” kind of tea, and the bergamot is very lively. The lavender softens the bergamot a bit which I really like. It’s not like a distinct lavender flavor, but I can taste it. It plays very well with the bergamot’s floral tendencies.

I’m loving this cuppa!

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89
drank Noël à Vienne by Dammann Freres
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YUM! I think I want to move to France and live next door to the family Dammann. (And in this fantasy of mine, they invite me to tea every day)

I seriously have not yet encountered a tea from them that I do not like.

I need to thank Doulton for this experience – thank you! This tea is incroyable!

Noël à Vienne translates into Christmas is coming. I can taste a bit of christmas in this cup – there is a certain “baked” flavor to the tea that reminds me of the apricot cookies my grandma would make at christmas time. And of course, there is the chocolate. It is a bit more delicate than I would like (but then, I’m a chocoholic, so more chocolate is always better). There is also a light touch of citrus and a pleasantly creamy character to it. This is SO GOOD!

Thank you again Doulton!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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76
drank Neem Nectar by Teatulia Teas
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Trying this one courtesy of TeaEqualsBliss – my SororiTEA Sister!

(And you should check out our blog if you haven’t yet… or even if you have, because we’re posting reviews daily!)

http://sororitea.wordpress.com

This one is kind of weird. I don’t necessarily mean that in a good or a bad way (mostly because I haven’t really decided yet)

I tried it first unsweetened (as I do with all teas) and this one definitely does better with a little sweetener as it is just a bit too bitter for my liking without it. I added a drizzle of agave nectar and that really improved the flavor for me. There is still some bitterness which doesn’t taste like a “tea” bitterness, so I am going to attribute it to the Neem – which is an herb with which I’m unfamiliar… so I don’t know how it really tastes except based upon this cuppa. It isn’t a foul bitterness or even unpleasant, but its there.

It also has a very pleasant aroma that I enjoy (both the dry leaf and the brewed liquor).

It is an enjoyable cup, a robust tea that invigorates. I’m glad I had the opportunity to try it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I instantly put it on my shopping list as soon as I read “weird”!:) That makes an even 1300:)

Ricky

Now all you guys have to do is make your own line of tea. :)

Cofftea

LiberTEAS already did that Ricky:)

Ricky

They don’t have a sororitea brand though :)

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83

Another A&D sampling courtesy of Jillian – thank you Jillian, I really appreciate it!

This is a really nice Ceylon. Very smooth with a natural sweetness that is very pleasant to enjoy this morning. I am really glad that I decided to reach for this tea today!

Thanks again to Jillian for letting me try this – I am so very glad I was able to try it!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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84
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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Wow! This is awesome iced! It doesn’t happen often where a tea tastes better iced than hot (at least, not in my opinion!) … but that is definitely the case with this one. Very refreshing and delish!

Cofftea

I have a couple that taste better iced- anything with cucumber.

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89

This tea has a highly vegetative scent.

Nice! The flavor is vegetative and sweet. It tastes incredibly fresh and light with a pleasant mouthfeel.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I haven’t had much from this company! Would LOVE to try some!

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85

This is very nice. The Sencha is very light and the orange flavoring is in balance with that – so I can taste the fresh sencha as well as the refreshing orange.

This one is awesome iced!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Maybe I will TEA Stalk you! LOL
:P
Since I can copycat your Two Leaves and a Bud! hahahaha
jk

LiberTEAS

Oh… a tea stalker. I don’t think I’ve ever been tea stalked. :)

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84
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
4550 tasting notes

I made a big pitcher of this last night for the refrigerator, and I have just enough for one more hot cuppa.

The flavors come together well in this tisane. The coconut and pineapple are sweet and don’t taste artificial. There is a low woodsy note from the honeybush, as well as a honey-esque finish.

YUM! I really look forward to this as an iced tea later today!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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90

I’m starting my day with Thomas Sampson today – and finishing the last of the sampling that Jillian so graciously shared with me. Thank you again Jillian!

This experience with Thomas is much like my first. Malty and brisk. Bold. A lot of gusto which I need today – my first born is graduating today.

Anyway, on with the show Thomas! We’ve got a lot to do today.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

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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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