4846 Tasting Notes

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I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss in my last tasting note. She sent me the Earl Grey from Bigelow, and she sent me this Lemongrass from Teatulia – THANK YOU TeaEqualsBliss

This is very nice. It has a buttery sweet smoothness to it, it isn’t overpoweringly LEMON – like a puckery/sour lemony flavor – but a sweet, lemon-curd-y kind of lemon. I like it very much.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 7 min, 0 sec

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
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This is a decent enough Earl Grey Blend – not my favorite, but certainly not the worst I’ve tasted either. It has a pleasant bergamot aroma – the dry leaf is a little strong which worried me at first, but the brewing evens it out a bit.

The bergamot flavor is crisp and juicy, not as floral as some bergamot flavorings I’ve encountered, not perfume-y or soapy. Nice and this one is one that I could see adding milk to – it has a smooth enough flavor to it that it would work well.

Definitely good for a bagged tea – one of the better bagged varieties I’ve tried, and one I wouldn’t mind enjoying now and again… I like to have a good black bagged tea on hand for those mornings when I NEED tea but I don’t have time to fiddle with all the accessories.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 45 sec
Bigelow Tea

Thanks for your review of our Earl Grey. I see in your bio you are intrigued with unique flavor combinations…we have many like our Organic Green Tea with Pomegranate and Acai to name one. Just wanted to share with a tea friend.

Thanks, Valorie for Bigelow Tea

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Thank you to Rachel for sending me a sampling of this to try.

Yum! This is really, really good. I can taste strawberries and I can taste creamy sweetness. The black tea is a bit astringent, but I’ve come to expect it from Adagio’s black tea base so I’m not put off by it.

A pleasant berry flavor with a touch of cream. Another great Rachel blend!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Elyse

Wow that sounds AMAZING!

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drank Green Chai by Teany
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I am finishing off the very last of this – bye bye green chai!

I brewed this extra strong this time to experiment a little with it as a chai latte. I like it better this time around than I did the last time I drank this as a latte. I guess I needed to just brew it stronger to get the most out of it. Very lovely flavor.

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

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drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
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Since today is the last day to enter and win this tea on SororiTEA Sisters – for more information on how YOU could win (we’re drawing not one but TWO winners), check out this link: http://tinyurl.com/2ae4ob9 – I decided that was as good a reason as any to brew some of it. (Like I need a reason to brew tea)

My opinion hasn’t changed since my review – it’s still fruity and delicious. I like that I can taste the green tea here, one might think that with all these flavors going on that the green tea would be indistinguishable, but it isn’t. It is buttery and sweet and very lovely to sip.

In the contest announcement, I call this tea a ridiculously delicious tea – and it really is. I really wasn’t sure I’d like it (but I felt fairly confident I would because Frank knows his stuff) but I had to try it… and I’m really glad I did.

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

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drank French Breakfast by Octavia Tea
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A not so random selection of my Octavia samples… I wanted a black tea since it’s still my “morning” – yeah, yeah, I know it’s 1:42 pm, but, it’s still MY morning. :)

This is very nice. A very pleasant change up from the typical breakfast blend. I like the creamy vanilla and caramel notes… especially the caramel which is quite lovely… and is making me wonder how a pinch of salt might be in this cup. (I have a particular weakness for salted caramels).

Lovely and sweet… the black tea is very smooth and has very little astringency… it is just a very smooth, luxurious experience with this tea… kind of like you would want for breakfast in Paris.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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A random selection chosen out of the many, many teas I have from Zoomdweebies.

The apple flavor is a little less apparent than the sweet, candy-ish flavor… which is a little less apparent than the flavor of the black tea. But, I like the way they come together in the cup… it’s really delicious.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Immortalitea by Red Leaf Tea
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I have reviewed this previously:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10274

My opinion hasn’t changed much since I wrote that review … I like the rose flavor of this tea with the hint of lemon. It has a very pleasant aroma that wafts from my teacup and it’s very relaxing to just sit here and inhale the fragrance.

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

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Ohhhhh…Long!

The aroma presents a light citrus note, a little bit of flower, and a little bit of vegetal…

The flavor is softly vegetative, not grassy or an obvious vegetable flavor, just a little vegetative. A very nice citrus note to the flavor too, like an effortless squeeze of orange or tangerine into my cup… again… not strong or obvious – just a little note that sings on the palate.

I like this Oolong a lot.

Edited to add: I was so caught up with how delightful this tea was that I forgot to thank TeaEqualsBliss for sending it to me! Thank you my SororiTEA Sister!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec
Cofftea

My blood pressure went down 15 points just reading the name of this tea=D

TeaEqualsBliss

Glad you like this one!!!

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A beautiful bergamot aroma filled the air when I opened this package. I just love bergamot!

I do wish that the brewed liquor were a little more fragrant, but the flavor is very nice. It is pungent and juicy with citrus flavor and a pleasant bergamot sharpness to it that I really like.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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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:

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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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