4315 Tasting Notes

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drank Kilinoe by Narien Teas
4315 tasting notes

Brewing my last of this tea from Narien. I’m a bit sad that it’s my last! It’s really good.

Has a mild sweetness that is pleasant. Not a strong vegetative presence. It reminds me a bit of a yellow tea rather than a green tea. No astringency, no bitterness – just a very lovely, smooth tea that is absolutely delightful. I am going to miss this one a lot!

LiberTEAS

Enjoying my second infusion of this tea now. There is a nice, buttery flavor that comes through this time around. Lovely, lovely!

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drank Allergi-TEA by Liber Teas
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Since allergy season has arrived (for me, anyways), it’s time for me to break out the artillery and fight the symptoms. I love my Allergi-TEA.

It has a clean, peppermint-y flavor. More importantly though, is that it really helps with the symptoms. I add a dollop of raw, locally harvested honey which also helps considerably.

So, along with my daily Oolong, this will be a daily tea for me for a while!

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

This sounds so good! My someone special has really bad allergies. Honey helps w/ allergies? Interesting.

LiberTEAS

the honey should be raw and locally harvested. Since the bees will collect the pollen from the local plants that are causing the allergic reactions, by using the locally harvested, raw honey, you are taking in a little of the pollen, in turn, allowing the body to build an immunity to those pollens.

Cofftea

Wow! I learned something new. Cool! I’ll pass this info along to Grant. =D

I ♥ NewYorkCiTEA

The farmer’s market opens here this Saturday and I’ll be picking up some local honey then. The husband is convinced that the local raw milk helps with his allergies.

LiberTEAS

chrine: that is possible too. I didn’t think of that!

DoorMouse

This tea sounds amazing, though where can I get some? Also LiberTEA your side links aren’t working. =(

LiberTEAS

My teas are no longer available for sale. I closed the door on my business a few years ago. Thank you though! The links appear to be working now… at least to me they are … are they still not working for you?

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89
drank Golden Nepal by Teany
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Rather than my usual Breakfast Blend this morning, I reached for this.

I love the aroma of this tea. I described the aroma as “spirited” for my review on the Tea Review Blog. It is vibrant and exhilarating.

The flavor is robust. Not as robust as say, an Assam. But it is a pleasantly strong black tea with notes of earth, spice and fruit. It is very good without sweetener, although because allergy season is upon us, I added a dollop of the raw, locally harvested tea that I procured yesterday – and it is quite lovely with the honey.

A very nice way to start the day.

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

I am now on my second infusion of the leaves, which is just as delightful as the first. There are some notable differences, however: I found the second infusion to possess stronger fruit notes. The earthy notes are a bit softer and sweeter, and the spice tones are a bit softer too. Overall the second infusion is not quite as robust as the first – but it is still absolutely lovely!

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drank Bai Yun Oolong by Norbu Tea
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Now that I’ve exhausted the yellow buds, I am moving on to the last (sob) of my Bai Yun Oolong from Norbu.

It is truly sublime – as always! I love it!

What a great TEA day it has been!

Multiple infusions of the Bai Yun to follow!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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Yes, I’m still enjoying my yellow buds, but, in between infusions, I decided to really treat myself today (I must really be liking me today) and make myself some Matcha! Not just any Matcha – but some DoMatcha-awesomeness!

Lovely!

I love the Ceremonial Grade DoMatcha – it is so pleasantly sweet, with less bitterness than other Matcha teas I’ve tried. Delightful.

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It’s Friday, so I decided I deserved a little treat! Yay for Yellow Tea!

Ahhh… now this is tea! I love Yellow Tea! The smooth, soft, mellow flavor is unparalleled.

Drink it hot, no sweetener, perfect, perfect, perfect!

Multiple … err … um … infusions … yes, infusions! That’s it! Multiple INFUSIONS to follow. And that’s all I’m admitting to.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Cofftea

I love yellow tea and I love H & S!

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drank Tropical Peony by Tavalon Tea
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My order from Tavalon arrived today! Woo hoo! I mainly ordered from them so that I could try their green tea latte almonds (those just sounded way too good), but I also ordered a little jar of this tea too.

It’s nice! The flavor is soft – as is usually the case with a white tea – and the tropical flavors are equally as soft so not to overwhelm the taste of the white tea. I don’t detect much from the roses except for a slight floral note in the finish. The flavor is very delicate – pleasantly sweet. I like. I’m off now to begin working on a review for it for the Tea Review Blog!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

I attempted two infusions of this tea but the second just did not yield much flavor at all – quite bland and not worth the effort of lifting the teacup to my lips for a sip. The first infusion of this tea is enjoyable enough, but it would be nice to get more infusions out of it.

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drank Masterpiece Chai by Liber Teas
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After coming home from my daughter’s school – today was “Donuts with Dear Mom” day – I indulged in a cup of Masterpiece Chai – my absolute favorite chai in the world. A bit of steamed, frothed milk (I actually use half & half because we buy 1% milk which I think is too thin, so I get myself a little carton of half & half for my tea) and honey make this the nicest cup of chai available anywhere (except for maybe India!)

Now that I’m finishing up the cup though, I already contemplating what I shall brew next……

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
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This is a bit of a back-log: I started my day the “usual way” – with a cup of my breakfast blend. YUM! Delightful way to get going!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Meadow Nocturne by Liber Teas
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Without a doubt this is my favorite chamomile blend, and since I’m headed to bed a bit earlier than usual tonight, I feel like I can use a little encouragement via my Meadow Nocturne.

I am not a particular fan of chamomile, but, I do like it ok in blends, and it certainly is effective in promoting relaxation. I love how the honeybush gives this blend a pleasant sweetness, and I absolutely adore lavender. This is just delightful and I can already start to feel that much needed sense of calm.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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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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