428 Tasting Notes

81

Well, I finally got this. I am so glad since I was patiently and eagerly waiting to try it. I actually bought it the day it was released and then a week later won the contest on 52 Teas so I have 2 pouches now. This makes me very happy. As far as the simulating factor I can say I was sad to see there seems to be no stimulating effects on me. I feel asleep about 30 mins after drinking it. I am hoping drinking it more will help improve it’s stimulating effects. As for the taste I found it was a little earthy which for me is a good thing. I am also loving the lemon addition but I admit I was hoping the lemon would be stronger. Nevertheless, it was worth the wait. Another winner for Frank.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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66

Weird…strange…I just can’t put my finger on it. I can taste the Sweet Potato Pie and it is in this cup I am sipping. I think this is one of those situations where being too accurate is it’s downfall. It is very buttery with a deep mellow sweetness. I can almost taste the darkness of brown sugar but not the sweetness from it. I am glad I received this sample and feel like I could drink this again. I think it would be an occasional treat though. Perhaps it can be best described as… “Complicated”

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Haha! “I think this is one of those situations where being too accurate is it’s downfall.”… yes! The very reason I base my numerical ratings solely on accuracy.

Cofftea

Please don’t tell me what I mean. Thank you.

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50

It was ok in taste. There is a tartness and an orange flavor but it was a bit syrupy too. With some tweaking I am sure I could get it to taste better. It is mildly thirst quenching. Not sure if I will buy it again.

Preparation
Iced

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80

I think I have got this one figured out. I am bumping it up because it really tastes good to me tonight.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81

I am so still enjoying this one. Hope it becomes a permanent addition to 52Teas.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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79

Not bad, not bad at all. I made this extra strong and while it was steeping I took a little milk, warmed it up and then mixed in a touch of honey. Once the chai was ready and poured in the mixture and that just did the trick. It tasted wonderful. I would have given it a higher score but I didn’t get a strong enough chocolate flavor and no cheesecake flavor either. It doesn’t make the blend bad just not as described so bonus points for being good and negative points for not tasting as the ingredients included.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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73

What a beautiful and thoughtful Christmas set I received from a very dear friend. Of all the choices I had I decided to drink “Butterfly” as my first this New Year’s Eve and what a great decision. Found the blossom to be simply gorgeous. The reddish pink center is just brilliant I must thank my friend right away. The taste was surprising in a very good way. It was slightly floral but mostly sweet. The sweet taste is a bright natural sweetness. Not syrupy or artificial at all. I can’t wait to taste the rest of my blooming teas. Here is a pic…http://twitgoo.com/1snjut

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Boiling

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90

Delicious! So far I am enjoying the “Dark” Zealong the most. I will write more detailed notes once I have made more steeps.

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195 °F / 90 °C 0 min, 30 sec
ashmanra

My friend, Sandy, who is also on Steepster just went to the Zealong plantation and had tea at the Camellia room! I have tried this one and liked it, and she had the Zealong aromatic when she was there.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

So very cool. One day I would love to visit a tea plantation.

AmazonV

envy i’d love to go to new zealand, and the tasting room!

ashmanra

It is beautiful! She has been there for about six months and is coming home for a few weeks and then heading right back out to Australia for six months. Her photos show a lovely country.

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86

Thank you Meghann for sending me this wonderful tea amoung the others in my surprise package from you. :-)

I have been wanting to try this forever and I am so glad I finally tried it. It is yummy, yum, yum! I can’t believe it is decaf. I haven’t had too many decaf teas because I have not liked them all so much but this makes me think I like a decaf tea. I just have to hunt for the right one.

Deliciously vanilla!

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

Awww, just seeing this tea reviewed here brought back lovely memories! My friends & I drank this all the time at a local Barnes & Noble Starbucks cafe …! I have to see if I can get some of this tea again!

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I remember seeing this years ago too but when I saw decaf I thought I better not since I normally had terrible luck in that department and now they don’t carry this in the Barnes and Noble stores, a bummer but I suppose an order is in order. :-)

~lauren.

Yes, this decaf bagged tea is one of the best! Nostalgia & Friends plus it does taste YUM! I do need to reorder this one ….

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95

What an AMAZING tea. I really don’t know what else to say. It is wonderful, complex, balanced, and most importantly DELICIOUS! This is also one I got in my Tea & Chocolat package.

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Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

I need this tea and chocolat set. Must have. Tea & chocolat = (censored in case children are reading)

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