431 Tasting Notes

71

Light, delicate cup. Very fresh and “green”. I enjoyed the first steep better than the second. The dry leaves smelled amazing. Felt and tasted like a quality tea.

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82

I recently had to go caffine free for roughly just over a month. It was very difficult but I made it through in part due to this wonderful blend that my Spa & Salon happens to serve and sell. It is very expensive but so worth it. It is very calming and soothing. I plan on keeping this apart of my permanent tea collection. Yum!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
TeaBrat

How did you cope? ;)

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

It was very hard. I had bad headaches for a few days. When my doctor said I could have caffine again I nearly cried.

TeaBrat

I can imagine!

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49

Not my favorite. Just an average black tea with very few bells and whistles. Still it hits the spot when you need a black tea hit.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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47

First, I just want to say that I had been dying to try this tea for some time. White tea fans have said it was a wonderful, complex, subtle, white tea capable of multiple infusions each with varying experience for the drinker.

I am fortunate to have so many amazing tea friends such as Nicole from TeaForMePlease that was kind enough to send me a sample of this tea.

Warning: I had this tea knowing I have never been a huge fan of white tea but because it was so unique and there were so many rave reviews I just had to try it. I have written an entire blog post if you’d like to see how the story goes.

http://iheartteas.teatra.de/2013/08/giggles-fun-moonlight-tea/

Indigobloom

I do that too, wanting to try a tea even though I’m not a fan of the type :)

JustJames

as do i, because you never know if it could be the exception, or maybe your tastes have changed….. i did that with a harney and sons blend that tasted like curried chicken, lol.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I feel exactly the same. I so wanted to enjoy this.

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68

So often I have found many unblended teas of a single variety to not have a unique, differentiating quality between other vendors. I am sure much of the time this is the case because it is likely the tea was procured from the same distributor. However, I am pleased to say this was nice brew. I found it had subtle character and did separate itself from the pack in a pleasant way. A wonderful surprise.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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92

As always this tea always hits the spot. I love the robust flavor and complex character profile. It is a well made tea and I highly recommend it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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82

An absolute treat. This is an herbal tea unlike what your grandmother might drink. It is perfectly balanced with a slight natural sweetness. The bamboo leaf adds just the right amount of earthiness without being overwhelming. It has a perfectly executed flavor profile.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
JustJames

the use of the bamboo leaf interests me…

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89

Wow, what a deliciously fragrant cup. As soon as I poured the hot water over the leaves the aroma rushed out and filled the room. The strongest notes of chocolate where present. I love it. It has a mineral flavor and a toasty feel.

This is one of those tea you have to try to really understand its complexity and rich character profile.

Preparation
Boiling 1 min, 0 sec

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Enjoying this delight as my last cup this evening. Decided to end with one of my favorite classic comfort teas. It is sweet, creamy, and wraps around you like a warm blanket. A fitting end before a start my one week “tea-fast” tomorrow.

To read more about it and follow my daily updates check out my blog… www.iHeartTeasTheBlog.com
P.S. Be prepared for some rather emotionally charged blog posts starting tomorrow while I go through tea withdrawal.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
canadianadia

Gasp! A tea-fast! I can’t even imagine.
Good luck

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87

Love this blend. It is brisk as promised and leaves this sweet after taste in your mouth. I would recommend it to those that are fans of bold black teas.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

Was this your last cup?

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

No, I haven’t had my last cup yet. That will be happening tonight. I think I’ll be having my classic go to comfort tea… Sweet Velvet Fog. Tomorrow morning starts the fast.

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