4942 Tasting Notes

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Another new tea i tried today. I’m gradually working through some of the teas that i haven’t tried yet…especially since they’re small in size in alot of cases. This is a pretty decent assam. i think i prefer it over the other one that i tried from ATR, though it’s still not knock your socks off sort of enjoyment. There’s a decent malty sort of taste with a bit of sweetness that i like.

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drank Bolder Breakfast by The Tea Spot
4942 tasting notes

delicious cup of this today because…well, why not! this isn’t an older tea but it is a tea i have a while 3.25oz of, so i might as well drink it up when i want it :)

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drank Tangier Apricot by American Tea Room
4942 tasting notes

heeeey guess what? this is an APRICOT tea. there is no peach here and it makes me super happy. I’ve gotten a little tired of peach teas, so it was nice to have one that was most assuredly “apricot.” I’m hoping that this is as delicious as a cold brew, because then this would be something for me to keep on hand during the summer! That will be up next.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
ifjuly

I know what you mean about true apricot not peach flavor, yum. I cold steeped this one all summer long and did enjoy it that way too.

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drank Caramele by Lupicia
4942 tasting notes

sipdown!(189) and that’s my one for the day since i don’t forsee any others today. I’m trying to get my 1 every day and use my other tea to try the teas that are in my cupboard that i haven’t yet tried, or that are in quantities that will take 2-3 cups. I had this one tonight while doing dishes as a latte. i think this is where the tea really shines. it’s caramel and sweet and delicious. I much preferred the latte versus the regular brew. I’d pick this up again :)

TheTeaFairy

189??? Wow, you’ve been working hard girl and i’ve been missing a lot here, congrats!

Terri HarpLady

189? I’m proud of you! I’m still trying to get down to 200.

Sil

Thanks guys! Working hard , trying to stay on of pop of my one a day at the least…

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drank Mokalbari Estate by American Tea Room
4942 tasting notes

I had this in the wee small hours of the morning and i am happy with it. It’s not a blow your mind sort of tea but it does have a strength to it that i like, without being wimpy or only malty. there are some nuances here that i am enjoying. I’m glad i have a bit more to play with to see what else i can discover with this tea :) first impressions…good!

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I really need to try this as a latte. I like this a bunch, though i wouldn’t want it every day. :) I like that this doesn’t hide the puerh taste but still reminds me of tiramisu. Thanks again for sharing this with us as part of the BBB Box, Boxermama!

Stephanie

Oooh, sounds tasty

Sil

it’s for sure tiramisu/coffee, rich puerh

BrewTEAlly Sweet

Oh man! (Adds to shopping list!!)

Terri HarpLady

I still have some of this too. Maybe I’ll try it as a latte tomorrow.

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Morning latte! I like the vanilla of this tea. It’s not so much vanilla flavour as it reminds me of vanilla bean. I’m glad the sample I purchased has enough for several cups so that I can also try this straight. Overall this is a nice start to a rainy Wednesday morning.

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drank Shangri LA by American Tea Room
4942 tasting notes

sipdown! (190) awe yeah! I can so do this! 40 more teas to go until black friday and i have a bunch of samples to be able to drink up during the week along with working on sipping down other teas. heh While this isn’t my favourite tea, it’s not too shabby unless you’re a hibby hater!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Chocolate Almond Allure by Talbott Teas
4942 tasting notes

sipdown! (191) I’m not focusing on sipdowns during the week but i am happy to take advantage of wanting a particular flavour and being near a sipdown :) This is a pretty tasty tea, although it’s not something i need in my cupboard all the time. I like the blend of the chocolate and almond in this one, smoothed out by the caramel taste. thanks dinosara!

Terri HarpLady

I’m jealous of all your sipdowns!

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drank Noël à Venise by Dammann Freres
4942 tasting notes

soooo for those that don’t know, earl grey cream always tastes like creamy lemon tea to me. this tea? for whatever reason, totally reminds me of that flavour. It’s still a tasty tea but all i could think of while drinking it was earl grey cream…i don’t get much in the way of toffee flavour – this is really just a lemoney creamy tea for me. thanks so much to dinosara for letting me try this one!

Cavocorax

Creamy lemon is a good thing? It can be? But I didn’t know that’s why you don’t like EG’s so much. For me, I don’t like it when it’s too “perfumy” though I’ve only found a few that did that.

Sil

earl grey cream = yummy. earl greys = yucky bergamot. blech.

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