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81 Tasting Notes

84

I call it Jasarrific! Its jasmine cup of tea and to have a sample of this decent tea really gets me to envision myself in a jasmine bloom! The green tea was spot on with classic pairing of nutty notes accented with floweriness and hint of sweetness. It can however be a bit to bitter or really tangy if he greens are brewed too long, but overall its a nice tea best enjoyed hot or cold!

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76

This is another tea that I have tried from a sampler kit I bought a week ago from a whole foods mart. I got the pick me up of the Ceylon, the richness and character of a Chinese black tea , but the vanilla was found lacking:( I like the tea but certainly a more pronounced vanilla flavor that can level with the tea is perfect! Malty and a bit piney with vanilla goodness!

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85

I got myself multiple samples from a Whole Foods, out of the 6 this tea really stood out the most! Its a good example of a union of harmony between a delicate flavor and the brightness of tea, and it is quite re steeped making it quite a buy! The flavor profile is a cross of near hibiscus thanks to the sunflower bits, giving the tea a flowery smell and a slightly sweet and tangy taste. The rhubarb gives the tea heartiness and while the tea blend brings the liveliness out of it. I certainly would want more!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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87

I got several teabags from a friend of mine who ordered it straight from paris. I personally have not been to well acquainted with Mariage Fieres teas as its quite rare outside the US or elsewhere without ordering online. Its certainly a fine treat as the tea itself is quite in harmony with the bergamont and mint which really complemented each other well. The first sip was like a rush of cool breeze in my mouth and a citrus finish, the gunpowder definitely gave it a nice calm feeling. I feel an urge to hug my friend for this generosity and certainly shake the hand of the Mariage’s tea master!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 15 sec
Bonnie

Enjoyed your discription. Is the mint spearmint in the Moroccan style? Been wanting to try this brand also because of the highest of ratings.

Anthony Bazic

I have had the tea several times, its more like mint than spear mint to me (if that makes any sense). I don’t know actually they use real Moroccan mint, but I guess it tastes the same way but a bit stronger.

Bonnie

Before I moved from California, one of my dearest friends took me to a Lebanese Tea House in San Francisco where we had pastry and a large ornate brass pot of very hot water with an enormous bunch of mint and an equally huge amount of sugar inside set steeping in front of us. Now and then a waiter would reappear and replenish the water/sugar. We had lovely small etched glasses in silver holders to sit and sip slowly for hours. Such luxury. I absolutely loved it. This and a coffee ceremony my Eritrian friend gave me are my favorite beverage memories outside of wine tasting. Love mint done well so I grew 6 organic varieties last Summer just to make mint tea.

Anthony Bazic

Gilded glass holders are a thing of beauty! Its really shares a heritage with the Russians who also have cup holders but are instead made of silver…the only thing about it that it can get quite unbearably hot with really hot tea. A small price to pay to sip some fine brew!

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46

Way to bitter, highly tannic, just been sitting in store selves for a long time! I recommend other sources of senchas.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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57

Average all around tea, yet quite mute, bitter, astringent, and at times sour?Plenty of tea to go around yet there are many brands to choose from that has a far better quality.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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70

All week long I was have an urged for matcha since I did not have any last year. It certainly a treat parting from a Trader Jones and having one served hot just soothes after a hard day. Its really tasty kinda like sugarcane minus the intense sweetness but grassy and vegetal. Its another fine product of Rishi and the tea producers!

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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drank Tazo Chai by Tazo
81 tasting notes

Another tea that first introduced me to chai and its wonderful spiciness! To me its simply wonderful on the first sip, the spices did not throw me off but instead welcomed me with open arms! I knew then chai was the perfect match for me and mostly certainly important an proper introduction to Indian cuisine which I’m madly in love for! Its just so nurturing about chai and if its sweetened with some milk its almost like heaven itself…awesome!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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I’m a tea lover and a traveler. I believe in delving into cultures and cuisines. In so doing, I have found tea to be the most exciting and adventurous beverage in the world that has played a role in history and in the lives of many. Now that’s a shrub isn’t it!
Note: I may be a purist at times where some teas needs to be enjoyed naturally, yet I do enjoy many other teas that find its way into my palate!

Favorite Teas: Yunnan teas, the staple Assam and some Darjeeling, love Japanese greens, and “indie” teas either home grown or unfamiliar regions i.e. Turkey, Georgia, love Tisanes, Oolongs, some white teas, and my favorite staple: Chai teas.

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