4822 Tasting Notes

drank Pineapple Tea by Culinary Teas
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Yummy and very summer-y tasting. I drank this hot and enjoyed it – I think it would also make a great iced tea but I couldn’t stop drinking it long enough to let it cool to find out.

As I say in my full-length review – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/03/pineapple-black-tea-from-culinary-teas/ – it has a marvelous pineapple flavor. Sweet, juicy and tastes of fresh pineapple. The black tea is rich and a wee bit malty. It has that even flavor of a Ceylon.

I enjoyed this.

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As I said in my full-length review of this tea – http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/12/02/white-chai-from-the-persimmon-tree/ – when it comes to this tea, you should throw out everything you’ve come to know about chai because this is deliciously different from any chai you might have had.

I like that this was blended with the white tea base in mind. I can taste the white tea – the flavors are strong but they don’t overpower the delicate qualities of the white tea. It’s subtle, but the other flavors are subtle too – and when they all come together, they create a really pleasant impact.

There is some kick to the chai: peppery, zesty spice. It’s a warm and cozy kind of chai. And I love the fruit in this: the pineapple, coconut, apple and the lemon-lime notes of the lemongrass. I like the sweet, fruity element that these fruit flavors bring to the cup.

Really good and very different – and very interesting!

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Very tasty. The notes of lemonade are the strongest flavors, with strawberry accenting the lemonade and adding some nice sweetness to the tart lemon notes. The honeybush is sort of off in the background, adding a soft, nutty flavor but not a strong one.

Very refreshing.

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Thank you to Ost for sending me a sampling of this tea!

This is a remarkable Ceylon – very rich and chocolate-y, with notes of caramel. This tastes more like a Fujian Black to me than a Ceylon! It even has that kind of ‘hefty’ quality that I would expect from an Assam or a Nilgiri or a Fujian Black … but not a Ceylon. This is a very surprising tea.

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Another etsy tea shop. I really like the customer service from this shop as well. I loved the packaging! It’s a fun shop.

This blend was tasty: It’s a green Yerba Mate (unroasted) with black tea and two types of mint (Spearmint and Peppermint). The black tea is a bit difficult to discern in the early sips, but as I continued to sip, the flavor of the black tea developed. The yerba mate has a vegetal taste with notes of earth. The mint is very prominent, but even so, it’s not so minty that it tastes as though I’m drinking mouthwash.

Here’s my full-length review: https://www.etsy.com/listing/184602870/yerba-mate-tea-black-mint-mate?ref=shop_home_active_4

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drank Witch's Brew by M&K's Tea Company
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This was a limited edition blend that was released around Halloween. I actually ordered it a few days or so after Halloween, I think.

My full-length article outlines the story that expresses my appreciation for this company’s customer service: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/29/witchs-brew-black-tea-from-mks-tea-company/ I enjoy doing business with companies like this.

The black tea is a blend of Ceylon and Assam. They offer a solid background of flavor. The licorice root is strong. It’s a ‘honey roasted’ licorice root, so I also taste notes of honey. I’ve since tried some of this honey roasted licorice root in a chamomile blend and I think that the honey roasting is nice – it softens the sometimes sharp edge of licorice root.

Sweet toffee notes and a strong chamomile flavor. Floral. It’s good, but it’s a tad on the bitter side. I could have done without the bitterness, fortunately, some of that subsided as I continued to sip.

Nichole

This is one of theirs I missed out on. Hopefully they re-blend it for this year.

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The Tea Spot has the right idea! Chocolate in a breakfast blend. Yeah. That’s the way a breakfast blend should be! And it’s been my experience that The Tea Spot understands my chocolate philosophy: more chocolate = better.

The black tea adds a note of malt and caramel undertones to the blend. The pu-erh adds a rich, earthy taste without tasting too much like earth. This isn’t harsh or bitter. It’s smooth and really pleasant. And the chocolate … well, it adds chocolate to the blend.

Here’s the full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/29/bolder-breakfast-blend-from-the-tea-spot/

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drank Jasmine Supreme by Red Leaf Tea
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For anyone who is familiar with my ‘favorite’ type of teas, you are aware that I love jasmine. I absolutely adore it. So long as it’s done right … unfortunately, this one wasn’t done right. Just no.

It’s way too floral and tastes perfume-y. It tastes like it was flavored with jasmine oil, not scented with jasmine blossoms.

The green tea – beneath the strong floral notes – is a soft, buttery, silky tea and I think it would be great if it hadn’t been done so wrong with the jasmine.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/28/jasmine-supreme-green-tea-from-red-leaf-tea/

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I really liked this a lot more than I thought I would. When I opened the pouch, I was kind of surprised by the appearance of it. As I mentioned in a comment on another tasting note of this tea, it looks a lot like branches of sagebrush from the backyard of the house that I lived in as a kid. It doesn’t look like it could possibly be brewed and be something tasty but it actually is pretty good.

It’s herb-y tasting and lemon-y. Hints of honey. It also has a ‘warm’ sort of flavor, like it’s gently spiced and it tastes a little bit like sage to me.

Here’s my full-length review: http://sororiteasisters.com/2014/11/28/greek-mountain-tea-from-klio/

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drank Maple Vanilla Honeybush by 52teas
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I don’t usually get all that excited over honeybush (or rooibos blends) but I got excited about this blend because I love Maple, I love vanilla and I thought that the nutty flavors of honeybush would work well with these flavors.

This is the perfect late night ‘snack’ when you’re looking to cut out the extra calories and fat that late night snacking presents but you still want something sweet.

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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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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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