1036 Tasting Notes

87

I’m a big fan of both Earl Grey and lemon, and this tea combines the two in a unique and delicious way. The bergamot is present but it’s not super strong which allows the lemon flavor really sparkle and shine. Then, there is the vanilla note which isn’t a flavor as much as a creaminess added to the tea. The result is a lemon custard-y Earl Grey, and I throughly enjoy it.

In fact, I enjoy it enough that I purchased 250g of it over the holidays. Yeah. If you’ve ever been curious about this tea let me know. I have enough to share. :)

Also, bumping my rating up. The previous rating was 82

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Tealizzy

250g! You must REALLY a like it!

Veronica

Funny story about this purchase: My favorite Earl Grey Cream is from Zen Tea which I was out of back in Novermber, so I bought some and told my husband that it was one of my Christmas gifts. When that tea arrived he wrapped it and set it aside for Christmas. Well, I went through Earl Grey withdrawals and in a moment of weakness bought 250 grams of this. When it arrived my husband got to the box first, assumed it was also a Christmas gift, and wrapped it! For a couple of weeks there was a ton of Earl Grey sitting under my tree and none in my cup. I was so,so, so happy to open those boxes!!! I made everyone stop unwrapping gifts while I went and made myself a cup of tea. It was glorious.

Tealizzy

Lol! Awesome!

carol who

:D I’ve hidden tea from myself before. In trying to save it for whatever reason, I completely forget I have some. The surprise! ;p

Veronica

@carol who – Lol. I’ve set tea aside thinking I would open it after finishing off some samples or bits and bobs of old tea only to forget about it. I even have a few apology letters in my tea log to teas I’ve forgotten. I recently started a spreadsheet for my stash, so hopefully I’ll forget less! :)

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78

I only make this as a cold brew these days because I find it the tastiest way to have this tea. The mint and green tea are well balanced, and, although it’s not my favorite Moroccan Mint, it is a decent one. In fact, I’ll probably pick up some more of this once I use the last my stash. This is a good cold brew to keep around, and I’m sure I’ll drink even more of it come summer.

Preparation
Iced
Shae

Which tea would you say is your favorite Moroccan Mint? I’m on the hunt for a stellar mint tea but haven’t found one yet.

Veronica

Moorish Mint from Samovar is my favorite Moroccan Mint. It’s excellent! I also like Teavana’s Moroccan Mint. It’s simple, but it’s good.

Shae

Thank you! I will check both of those out.

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91

I used my last bit of this earlier this evening and have been resteeping it all night while switching between watching old Friends episodes and reading . Yes, my life is that exciting. Back to the tea… the combination of floral and mint is so relaxing, and the tea has a natural honey-like sweetness that I really enjoy. There’s also a smoothness and an almost creamy texture which plays well with the honey note. Some steeps (I did five or six, I’m not sure) were almost entirely floral with the honey only becoming noticeable as the tea cooled, but most of the steeps were consistent with the mint, floral, and honey flavors throughout the sip.

I feel like this is a running theme for me and Whispering Pines teas, but I need more of this. Must have all the teas. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Love by Pukka
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Overboard TTB

Backlogging from last night.

I don’t drink a lot of floral herbals, but I need to reconsider because this was nice and a pleasant way to wind down at the end of the day. I could pick out the elder-flower, lavender, chamomile, and rose but I enjoyed the tea more when I quit thinking about it and let the flavors blend together. The licorice root gave small notes of sweetness, but thankfully it didn’t dominate the tea. All in all a nice little cup.

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92

It’s a cold, rainy day here, so I thought I’d break out the green teas in an effort to lighten things up a bit. Green teas always remind me of spring and sunshine.

This. This tea. There is a wonderful chestnut flavor followed by a vegetal note that is reminiscent of sugar snap peas. Yum. The finish has a mineral note that is clean and every so slightly drying. I find this pleasing since it allows me to taste the chestnut note fresh with each sip. I also pick up a very slight buttery note as the tea cools. Very, very nice.

Thank you Angel and Teavivre for allowing me to sample this!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML

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73
drank Fig Formosa Oolong by Tealux
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Many thanks to The Cookie Lady for sending me this tea!

This is a very nice floral oolong. It’s smooth and has an underlying buttery oolong note along with high floral notes of honeysuckle and jasmine. There isn’t even a hint of fig. That’s disappointing because I adore a good fig tea. Still, this is a nice tea even if it isn’t what’s advertised on the label.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
ThainofBuckland

The honeysuckle and jasmine notes sound good.

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100

Tea of the morning. What else can I say about one of my favorite teas that I haven’t said before? This tea is just a joy from beginning to end. The layers of flavor are wonderful, but I have to say that the salted caramel note at the end of the sip gets me every time. It’s delightful.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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90
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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I am a big fan of vanilla tea. This one wins extra points for allowing me to get my vanilla fix and still fall asleep. I wish more decaf teas tasted this good!

Dr Jim

I love it too, but just wish I didn’t have to buy a pound to get it in loose tea form.

Veronica

I agree! I’d love to buy loose leaf, but there’s no way I’d be able to drink a pound of it before it started going stale.

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75

Another sample from the kind Naylynn. Thank you!

Helloooooo, ginger! This chai is missing the “bread” part of gingerbread, but it has the ginger part down pat. The heat settles in the back of my throat which is nice. There is also a woody note from the rooibos, and I must admit that I like it with the spice. The combination is earthy and comforting.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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96

So apparently I’m in a mint mood tonight. Fortunately I have some of this left which makes me happy because this is such a good tea. Love the dark chocolate note from the tea and the amount of mint in the blend. It’s near perfect and absolutely delicious. I have enough leaf left for one more cup and then this one will be gone.

Nightshifter

I hope this one is offered again some day!

Veronica

Brenden has said that it can be special ordered, but you have to order 4 oz. Even though that is a lot of tea I’ll probably order it. It’s that good. :)

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Yep yep! If i can find / still have the ingredients, i can nearly always offer discontinuted blends with a 4oz minimum :-)

Veronica

Brenden, does that include December? I miss December so much!

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Tea obsessed since 2010.

Some of my favorite tea companies are:

- Whispering Pines Tea Company
- Single Origin Teas
- Zen Tea Life
- Harney and Sons
- 52 Teas
- Teavivre

My Rating System:

100-95 = Teas I actively seek out and keep in my pantry. If you are a guest in my home chances are I will offer you one or all of these teas. Also, if/when these teas are discontinued I openly mourn their loss.

94-85 = Teas I truly like, often have in my pantry, and sometimes restock. These are my variety-is-the-spice-of-life teas.

84-75 = They’re good teas and I enjoy drinking them on occasion.

74-65 = These teas are ok, but not really my thing.

64-55 = meh.

54-45 = I will if I have no other option.

44 and below = Coffee, please.

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