807 Tasting Notes

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Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 26th but here are the snippits:

I prefer the second steep to the first, and in the future would probably even do a quick rinse, like one would do with pu-erh, before sipping.

The aroma is that of flowers, orange, and grapefruit. The liquid should be rather pale, be sure not to over steep this one. Gong Fu brewing is recommended.

This is a unique tea with a completely different flavor profile from any oolong that I have ever had. I can see where some would adore this tea and where others may not care for it. I think those who adore it will want it in their stash at all times, however for those we do not, they should at least experience an oolong like this once.

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95

You know what sucks about this tea? The fact I had only a sample of it. Augggg NEED MORE!

Ysaurella

you are crazy about marshmallows :)

Azzrian

yes I am and I would love a marshmallow MATCHA!!!!

Ysaurella

nice idea to submit to red leaf tea !

Azzrian

I did :) Fingers crossed!

Marcel Duchamp

This tea sounds amazing…. just added to my shopping list.

Azzrian

Awesome! It resteeped really well too! I think I can even get a third steep out of it!

Marcel Duchamp

My shopping list is starting to get obscene and I just placed tea orders last week. ha. Thanks for posting about this one.

Sil

Bah. It makes me sad that this tea doesn’t work for me. I’m glad everyone else is enjoying it….and I totally loved smelling it lol

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drank Mon Secret by Nina's Paris
807 tasting notes

I agree – this one had to have lost a lot of flavor somehow. I read Kittenna’s review so I didn’t steep as long as I normally would but when I didn’t get flavor I went ahead and put the basket back in.
I never got the astringency or plastic taste that Kittenna got which is good but I still never got flavor.
Not rating as I fear something is wrong with this tea and would be happy to give it another chance.

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100
drank Lemon Souffle by White Lion
807 tasting notes

Full Review forthcoming on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 25th – here are the snippits:

I have searched high and low for a tea like Lemon Souffle from White Lion. This tea is exceptional. I knew I wanted something creamy, because I am a big fan of lemon desserts, and I knew I wanted something some what sweet for that reason.

The vanilla and caramel essence do not take over the cup, but rather play supporting roles, helping the tea taste like a lemon creme brulee or lemon cream tart.

I had ordered only two sampler sized teas from White Lion and the box I received was simply awe inspiring!

Customer Service from White Lion has been excellent thus far.

If you want a tea, in a tasty white base, that reminds you of a gourmet lemon cream dessert, then don’t hesitate to try Lemon Souffle from White Lion. You will feel like royalty when you open your box, and be quite pleased with yourself for placing an order when you sip their teas!

Ellyn

This sounds SO GOOD!

Josie Jade

Adding this one to my list, your review just made me hungry for something sweet!

Azzrian

Ellyn it really is excellent – I can’t wait to get my larger order! Josie Jade – lol sorry to cause a sweet tooth :)

Sandy'sCuppa

I just put in an order because of this review!!! I had been thinking about a lemon tea after having loved the lime chiffon so much. But my husband would have a fit if another box came from Della Terra so soon. When I read this review I decided to try White Lion! So excited, can’t wait!!!

Azzrian

Ohhh please PM me and let me know what you think of the package when it comes. I was pretty impressed by the packaging alone lol – but I would love to know what you think of this tea too! :)

Sandy'sCuppa

I just ordered the sample sizes of the lemon souffle, the fireside, the ginger peach, the pomegranete oolong, and vanilla dolce, but I can’t wait to get them! I’ll let you know what I think.

Azzrian

Oh I have the Vanilla Dolce on the way as well. I can’t wait to try that! I think I got a sample of the ginger peach as well.
I can’t wait to get those cute glass containers too :)

Sandy'sCuppa

Does the samples come in a container or just a foil bag? I thought the containers was 4oz or more.

Azzrian

My samples came in the tins pictured above and with the tea listing. I took that pic.
I had thought the samples came in the glass jars as well – little ones – and they may because I know they were out of the larger glass jars. I have been waiting for them to get restocked for my order as I did not want the plastic containers they offered in replacement.

Sandy'sCuppa

Now I really can’t wait! Sometimes I’m like a kid at Christmas. I know the postman thinks I’m nuts, when I’m waiting on something I run out to meet him. My husbands always getting things in the mail for the corvette, so I’ll yell is it light or heavy when he reaches for a package. If he says light – I raise my hands and yells " YES "! He just laughs, shakes he’s head as he pulls out the drive.

Azzrian

I LITERALLY LOL’d! :) That is awesome! I am sure my mailman, UPS guy, and FED ex guy all think I am involved in something really huge haha. Getting packages from all over the world more or less. He probably thinks I’m really wealthy haha then again he knows I don’t live in a wealthy neighborhood! :)

Sandy'sCuppa

Lol!! I know my family teases me when I get out the scale. Their like “Are you sure that’s tea!?!”

Azzrian

haha exactly! And if you ask me Dong Ding does not really smell or taste like tea! :)

Sandy'sCuppa

Roflmbo!!!

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95
drank Yunnan Beauty by Mandala Tea
807 tasting notes

Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 24th but for now here are the snippits:

The sweet aroma is present both in dry leaf and when steeped. There is a wonderful sweetness in the taste of this tea not quite honey but not quite molasses, more like sourgum. This lends to the tea being somewhat wine like in flavor, but not muscatel. If memory serves this tea is similar to a barley wine, but it has been years since I have sipped barely wine.

At 6.00 per ounce, discounted to 21.60 if you purchase 4 ounces this tea is a steal for a high quality and totally unique oolong.

The flavor of this tea really coats your mouth leaving behind a long lasting delicious flavor and aroma that sticks in your nostrils. As you breath you can taste the tea even more.

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75
drank Eggnog by Trail Lodge Tea
807 tasting notes

Full review on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 23rd but for now here are the snippits:

Eggnog from Trail Lodge Tea has a distinct aroma of spices and custard when steeped. From the visual aspect, white tea, is my favorite tea. The dry leaf is beautiful, downy, and whole.

There is a lacking in the sweetness for me personally, yet I did not try it with any added sugar, so I can’t say if that would have helped or not.

Overall this is a good eggnog blend and it does indeed taste like eggnog. Its creamy, and it has the right flavors with the spice and vanilla bean. I don’t know if this is one I would personally go right out and order, yet I would suggest if you enjoy this flavor profile to try some. I know Trail Lodge Teas has several other teas in their arsenal that I adore, so now and then I would probably add this to my cart before checking out.

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96

Nothing like a cup of Lady Londonderry to warm up to on a very snowy day!

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92

Look for full review on SoroiTea Sisters on the 22nd!

Peach Melba from Mahamosa Gourmet Teas, Spices, and Herbs is a sweet, tangy, treat.

I want to address the hibiscus in this blend. Its done so well! I am not one to favor hibiscus in any amount. I see no need for it 99% of the time, however in this blend it actually does something good! To begin, it provides the right amount of tart to make this rather sweet tea balanced. Secondly, it does not cover all the other flavors in the tisane.

If you enjoy this tea hot you simply must try some on ice! It is something I can see myself serving in place of juice this summer and far more healthy!

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97

Full Review on SororiTea Sisters on the 21st but here are the snippits:

Glenburn Estate Darjeeling from Butiki Teas is a prime example of a quality first flush Darjeeling. If you are like me and generally prefer second flush you should still give this one a try, because it is worth it to have one of the best first flush Darjeeling’s as a tea lover and connoisseur.

The flavor notes are so laid back, mellow, but absolutely present. I love the light juicy sweet peach notes, the light lilting floral flavor, and that ever so subtle touch of ginger, which I pick up more in the aroma than the flavor but again, the flavor is there. I even get a honey aroma and note on the palate.

This has made it to my shopping list.

Indigobloom

For some reason I got pear when I tried mine. Mind you it was mixed with mango and cilantro LOL

Butiki Teas

Indigobloom-I’m pretty sure we tried the Glenburn Moonlight as the base. This one is a little different. :)

Kashyap

still a touch early for first flush isn’t it? I believe all 1st Flush Darjeelings are harvested in March and unless you have a direct connection to the estate and are willing to pay a premium, the tea wouldn’t hit foreign shores till April

TeaBrat

kashyap, it’s probably a 2012 tea

Kashyap

good likelihood that the ‘mellow’ flavors are due to is age then…but still a notable tea if the honey is lingering….the floral distinction and grape has probably dissipated

Butiki Teas

This tea was harvested March 14, 2012. We do deal directly with Glenburn’s reps. The new First Flush will likely be in April since we do not pre-order as we like to sample first. This was a pretty mellow tea to begin with and the estate’s most expensive first flush.

Kashyap

thanks for sharing Butiki!

Butiki Teas

We are happy to :)

Sil

Ooh excited to try this one when I get home then…I picked this one up but haven’t had a chance yet to get in to it

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90
drank Organic Sencha by Aiya
807 tasting notes

Full Review will be on http://sororiteasisters.com/ on the 20th but here are my snippits:

I found this cup to have a nutty appeal, grassy of course, and just a slight seaweed flavor. While also vegetal, I find the vegetal notes to be somewhat tame.

This sencha also leaves a lovely floral essence on the palate. It is a surprising and delicious experience.

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Most of my reviews will be “snippits” of full reviews that can be found at http://sororiteasisters.com/
Posted every evening at 6 EST.
I usually try to post the exact date that the full reviews will post however sometimes post dates need changed so it may not always be correct. Generally the dates are correct however.

About Me:

Most of my reviews, although not all, will be quite favorable of the tea. This is not because all tea is excellent, but more so because I generally will not waste my time on an inferior tea. If I do not care for a tea I won’t continue to drink it let alone spend time reviewing it. If you see a review by me you basically know it is a quality tea. Granted it may not suit your specific taste buds, we all like different things, but as for a tea on the whole it is a good one, from a good company.

I am a spiritual advisor by profession.
I have two “young adult” children.
Four cats and three dogs.

Some of my hobbies include gardening, essential oil therapy, natural perfumery with essential oils, and cooking.

I look for complexity overall in any tea, dimensions to the flavors.

I believe tea should evoke a feeling, thought, emotion, or attitude.

I enjoy most all oolongs, blacks, whites, and greens.

I always love to try a good yellow tea.

I favor unadulterated teas but I do have my longings for a good flavored tea now and then so I don’t rule them out by any means!

I enjoy green rooibos don not like red rooibos.

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