4840 Tasting Notes

85
drank Coco La Ven by The NecessiTeas
4840 tasting notes

I received this sample from NecessiTeas what seems like ages ago, but I am just now getting around to trying it. The aroma of the dry leaf is nice, I can smell the lavender and the vanilla and the coconut. It is a lovely, delicious fragrance. The brewed liquor offers hints of the vanilla, chamomile, coconut and lavender all at once, it smells interesting and different… very pleasant and unusual and soothing aroma.

This is a very tasty tea. There is a really nice balance between the vanilla, coconut and lavender. The chamomile is not a strong flavor but I can detect its apple-like note, which plays in nicely with the other flavors here. The black tea is a smooth, unassuming base flavor that is not particularly strong, but it’s there. There is also a interesting note of chocolate, not a sweet chocolate, but more of like a savory note that is somewhat deep and chocolate-y.

I really like this. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

sounds lovely!

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94
drank Chocolate Chai by Indonique
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Yum… Chai Latte Time!

Yep, I even warmed up the milk and frothed it.

This is really nice. A pleasing balance of chocolate (rich and delish!) spice (strong but not super spicy) and tea (brisk and strong enough to hold its own with the other powerful flavors). I will have to try this without the milk sometime and see how it is – but it is EXTRAORDINARILY good with the milk. yummy nom nom nom!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

still looking for THE Chocolate Chai ‘for me’…perhaps this is it/…

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95
drank Jasmine Pearls by Canton Tea Co
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This is a little lighter in flavor that I’m used to for jasmine pearls so I’m going to need to toy around with how I steep it to find the right balance, so I’m not going to rate it just yet.

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93
drank Bouteaque Blue Mist by Eteaket
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This is exquisite!

Upon opening my package, I could smell a combination of fruity and floral notes, and it smelled so good that my mouth started to water.

The flavor of the tea is so complex that it’s going to be difficult to try to describe. It has a deep fruit note to it that is somewhat like peaches and apricots, with perhaps a note of plum as well. I can also taste hints of flower. There is a sweetness that is counteracted with an interesting bitter note. It is not an offputting bitterness – but more of an intriguing one – it draws you in to the flavor of the cup.

This is definitely one I am going to need to spend more time with.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Interesting! :)

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88
drank Vanilla Bean by SpecialTEA Brew
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This is the first of SpecialTea Brew’s teas that I’m trying and I really like it.

The vanilla flavor is very prominent and it is smooth and sweet (yummy). The black tea has a pleasant taste and is fairly robust – it doesn’t hide behind the flavor. It would make a really nice alternative to the typical breakfast blend or a good tea to enjoy in the afternoon.

I like this one a lot.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Mi Lan Dan Cong by Canton Tea Co
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Thank you to TeaEqualsBliss for sending me a sample of this to try!

As most of you probably are aware – I LOVE Oolong tea. So much so that I think that my gaiwan is becoming an essential tool rather than just a gadget. (tsk tsk) I don’t know why I prefer to brew my Oolongs in a gaiwan… but I do.

I can taste the lychee flavor, and the honey-esque tones in this tea. It has a wonderful fruit and floral aroma. Pleasantly sweet with a charming baked quality to it.

Delicious… amazingly delicious.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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80

My first cup of the day – I had an appointment this morning and no time to enjoy a cup of tea before I left, so I’ve been in need of my caffeine fix.

This is nice. The lime flavor is sweet not tart. The black tea is brisk. I’m enjoying it, and betting this is quite lovely iced too.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

VERY excited about this one!

LiberTEAS

If you don’t have this one already, it will be on it’s way to you in the next day or two.

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82
drank French Lemon Ginger by Art of Tea
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I received this as a free sample when I placed an order with Art of Tea – their samples are quite generous!

This is really very tasty. The lemon is the most prominent, but it isn’t a super-tart, pucker-ish lemon, it’s smooth and juicy. The ginger seems to soften the tartness a bit, and adds just a little peppery pick-up to the cup. It’s not overwhelmingly ginger, it’s not too sour… it’s just very refreshing!

I like it!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
TeaEqualsBliss

Sounds interesting!

LiberTEAS

got some coming your way in a day or two.

TeaEqualsBliss

Thanks girlie!!!!

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86
drank Dongshan Dolce by Adagio Teas
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I really like this tea. It is sweet and buttery. A bit of vegetative flavor but not strong.

Very, very good.

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

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87
drank Kitchen Sink Green Tea by 52teas
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So you know I had to try this one…

Definitely very fruity. Because of the many flavors that there are, it is difficult to discern one from another… that being said, this is REALLY GOOD. The flavors are intense and I almost want to say “congested” but in a good way… sort of like a huge fruit salad consisting of the largest assortment of fruit ever.

And… I can taste the green tea too! Buttery fresh notes… just slightly vegetative. This isn’t a “fruit punch” – it is absolutely, positively a tea… with a whole lot going on!

I did take advantage of the Steepster Select offer and I will be giving the second pouch away on the SororiTEA Sisters Blog (http://sororiteasisters.com) – so watch for your chance to win it!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Hmmm… I just may enter that anyway lol.

TeaEqualsBliss

ok, ok…what’s the banana level in this!? LOL

LiberTEAS

I didn’t taste a lot of banana… but then, it’s difficult to distinguish one fruit from another – it’s more like one great big FRUIT. does that make sense? I think you’ll like it. :)

Cofftea

That was my assumption LiberTEAS… and my main concern about liking it… If I win the contest I think I’m gonna try making a single cup then doing a gallon. I’m thinking using more tea, even though I’m using more water would increase my chances of not leaving out a particular flavor completely. And I can always reheat a cup to enjoy it hot. :)

TeaEqualsBliss

I’ll be daring if you want to send me a sample’s worth! LOL

LiberTEAS

@TeaEqualsBliss: Surely! I’ll include it with the package that I send in the next day or two. :)

Shinobi_cha

We should be able to rate tea companies. If one could, I would nominate 52teas as the most funny. Ingredients: Yes. This is great; almost as funny as the Tuna Melt Tea.

LiberTEAS

@Shinobicha – that is one of the reasons I actually wanted to buy the tea. I laughed so hard when I first saw it. I love Frank’s sense of humor.

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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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