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24 Tasting Notes

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drank Lychee by Harney & Sons
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Thank you again to JacquelineM for sharing and introducing me to this fantastic tea I had never tasted lychee and now I know what I have been missing as it is absolutely divine. I agree with Jacqueline in that if I did not know it was lychee I might think there was a hint of Roses. This tea is so very smooth and velvety in the mouth. I tried mine slightly sweetened and it is perfection! Mmmmm , so yummy!i

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Thank you to JacquelineM for this lovely tea. It lived up to my expectations and is so delicious. I recently attended a quilting retreat and took along some teas to brew during the day. This was the favorite of everyone. We all loved the gentle bergamot with the grapefruit note. It’s a very aromatic tea and has a delightful smoothness. It is one of my favorites.

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89
drank Blackberry Mojito by Teavana
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What a lovely refreshing tea! i could drink this most any time. It is a soft and clean taste with a definite berry note. Other than having a very fresh taste, I don’t notice the mint or the apple. It could be served hot or cold.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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79

Yesterday, while visiting Teavana in a mall in another city, my daughters and I decided this was the best tea they had available for tasting. After enjoying several sips, I decided to buy a couple of ounces. We brewed a pot today as well and sweetened it with Teavana German brown sugar. It is very pleasant, a little long on the strawberries for my taste, but overall a nice blend. The rose and champagne flavors are noticable but not as pronounced as the strawberry. Its a nice flavored oolong. I would buy it again.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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This was one of the four teas we tasted this afternoon, after purchasing it at Teavana yesterday. White tea is not my favorite but this was one of the better whites I have tasted. There was a clarity in its taste and the flavor of cherries was gently present. If you are a fan of white tea, this may be one you would enjoy.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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79
drank Blueberry Bliss by Teavana
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drank Blueberry Bliss by Teavana
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Yesterday this was one of the teas available for tasting at Teavana. It was served chilled and was very tasty. I did not buy it, but afterwards wished that I had. This was my first trip to Teavana and frankly I thought they were a bit pricey. With most teas costing in excess of ten dollars for the two ounce minimum, I couldn’t bring home as many as I would have liked. This drink was refreshing and I could enjoy drinking it on many occasions.

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80

Today I had tea with two of my daughters and this was one of our tastings. We tasted this and three other teas and we all agreed that this was our favorite. We sweetened it a wee bit with the German rock sugar from Teavana. This tea was suprisingly robust. It seemed like a thicker infusion than I was expecting. It was a full, sweet, flowery and fruity taste. I would definitely buy this tea and enjoy keeping some on hand. It is decaffeinated and I presume a tisane. I did not detect any real tea leaves of any sort. Nevertheless it is quite tasty and I think it would be yummy mixed in with iced tea. My daughter that supplied this one said she has mixed it with lemonade previously and that it is terrific that way with lots of ice on a hot summer day. It was good hot today in my opinion. It would be enjoyable in the evening also when I don’t want anything decaffeinated.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 45 sec

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89

One of my favorite black teas is Keemun and this tea blend does not disappoint. A blend of Chinese Keemun, Formosa Oolong, with some Assam, Indian and Ceylon tea mixed in, this tea is smooth with a hint of sweetness.Its simply a good all around drinking black tea which I could enjoy anytime. It may become one of my staples. There are slight hints of malt, citrus and peachness but none of those predominate.It is medium to almost full bodied with a pleasant tea aroma. It reminds me a bit of the tea from the A&P (the “tea” store as my Grandmother used to say) back when I was a child. Maybe that is just my imagination, but the smoothness of taste with no bitterness does remind me of my 1950’s childhood tea. Definitely I like. Nothing exotic here, just good basic tea that I find very pleasurable. As a person who always sweetens tea, usually with splenda, as I am prediabetic, I find that this is one tea where I can use less sweetener as it is not astringent on its own. Its my goal to wean myself off sweeteners. Maybe this is a good start.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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80

I enjoyed a cup or two of this black current tea. It reminded me of the Harney’s pomegranate oolong considerably but seemed fuller bodied than the pomegranate oolong, but it could have been the amount of tea used was different. This is a very pleansant tea for me and I will definitely buy more. Its not earthshattering in anyway, just pleasant and very drinkable. It seems it would be nice to blend in with other black teas to make a wonderful iced tea also.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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Although I have always loved tea, it has only been lately that I have decided to try out various teas in an attempt to learn more about various teas, flavors, and attributes of teas and why I like different teas. My children are grown and I enjoy a full life with work, friends, family, pets, and quite a few hobbies and interests. In addition to enjoying different teas, the health benefits of tea interest me as well.

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