California Tea House

Recent Tasting Notes

91

Delicious! I decided to brew this one up right after dinner. I can taste the white tea and a subtle creamy melon flavor (sort of like a sweet cucumber to be honest). I don’t taste a distinct yogurt flavor just a slight creaminess… Even when warm, the tea seems cool and relaxing.

Really, Teaequalsbliss’ review was right “on the money”. Note: my daughter thinks the tea tastes like Pop-Rocks (lol!) but trust me, this tea does not have any type of artificial watermelon flavor at all…

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90

This tastes like the name- blueberry syrup w/o any off flavors from other herbs….

Brewed about 24 oz. this morning, added a little bit of sugar, and carried it to work in one of those aluminum bottles. Great sweet treat this afternoon w/o lots of calories.

The blend is very high quality w/tons of dried blueberries…Another winner from California Tea House!

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99

Hmmm- had this last night w/milk and sugar- a perfect late nite treat..

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86

Perfect tea on a Sunday AM. Smooth and light. These California Tea House teas are just perfect.

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90

California Tea House was blended another winner! It is not too lime-y , not too coconut-y. But a mild blend w/subtle sweet flavors that lets the green tea taste shine (w/o a vegetal taste)… Again, the blend does look like the photo w/ whole tea leaves and large slices of coconut…

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86

This was absolutely perfect. I could taste the green tea and a subtle background of a nutty flavor w/a natural sweetness. This is a perfect early evening tea…

BTW: The blend looks exactly like the picture.

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99

This was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS and one of the better or perhaps best chocolate teas ever. And it is a herbal – so/w some milk and sugar this is a perfect dessert. Spicy and not too spicy. Compared to Teavanna’s Haute Chocolate, this is more “chocolate-y” w/just enough spice. A very well-rounded flavor.

After trying my first California Tea House order, I am looking forward to trying more of their blends…..

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86

Yum a very mild green tea- There is no noticeable vegetal flavor in this tea. The flavors are very subtle: almonds, chocolate…smooth from the added chamomile. Can actually see the bits of nuts. Note that this tea does not have a strong chocolate flavor……

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My first time having a golden monkey tea. It’s definitely not what I expected – very different from any other black tea I’ve had. It almost has a sort of grassy flavor to it, but it’s very sweet. Interesting. Haven’t totally made up my mind on this one yet, but I like it.

Preparation
2 min, 0 sec

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73

Got this sample from Jennifer B – thanks! Like she said, the flavors are light but this tea is really good! It has just enough flavor without overpowering the tea.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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92

I’m sipping this tea today and also had it yesterday morning. This tea is really good. Being from the Fujian province of China, It’s not a Yunnan golden tea but has similarities. It’s a golden monkey that is very smooth and delicious. The aroma of the dry leaf is as chocolatey as I’ve ever found in any natural tea. It carries through into the brew as well. The caramel and chocolate notes present along with some fruity notes and maybe some honey notes make this tea really pleasurable. I highly recommend it!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88

Finished this up last night…

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91

This morning’s golden sunshine requires a golden Yunnan tea! So this is the one. It’s a robust yummy Yunnan with golden flavors that make your taste buds burst forth with life!!
Oh… ok I’ll calm down.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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56

Has a distinct flavor…..but the only reason i bought this was because of a movie

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92

Just got this a few days ago so this is the first tasting of it. I enjoy golden teas (yunnans, assams, etc.) so this one sounded like it would fit in. It’s a golden Fujian province tea which goes through a process that renders the beautiful gold and black colors. The aroma of the leaf has a fairly strong strain of chocolate. It is picked from young new leaf and buds so it is a tender thin leaf size, but still reasonably lengthy. I brewed for 3 minutes and only added sweetener. It has a deep golden color and the aroma of which is more like a golden yunnan. The flavor for me has chocolate notes mixed with sweet potato/yam notes… it’s smooth with little astringency. It’s tasty and good tea. I enjoyed it.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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91

Based on my love for a good golden yunnan and the rave reviews here, I decided to order this tea. It arrived yesterday night so today was the first chance at trying this. The leaf is as pictured, golden and a grayish black color, long and slightly kinky. The brew is a deep golden honey color. I steeped for my usual 3 minutes for this type of tea and added sweetener only. The flavor is very good, however I think I was light on the amount of leaf for my larger size cup. I should have weighed it out. The delicious flavor is a little light for my expectation because of this. I will reserve a more final decision on this once I’ve had another time or two to try it out. But for now I would say it rivals my all time fave golden yunnan…Emporer’s Gold from Tao. I may need a side-by-side taste test to compare. This is a very good tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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100

Ridicagood! Dave, you were right.

My Yunnan got here yesterday and I showed the patience to wait until this morning to have it. This is some smooth tea. Plenty of flavor and absolutely no bite. Love it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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99

A friend of mine told me if I like premium tea and am already a fan of California Tea House then I’m really missing out if I have not tried their Golden Monkey Paw and Yunnan Golden Buds. So, like any other person who can’t turn down a good recommendation, here I am drinking my first cup of Golden Monkey Paw, and I have to tell my buddy Dave, “Dang! You are right!”
This tea is so perfectly clean, full rounded and just simply delicious. I guess I have to buy the Yunnan now.

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93

Snowed a bunch last night and will continue to snow on and off all day so I made a whole pot of my favorite black tea to start my day. This is incredibly lovely with a comforting aroma and taste. It is flavorful without kicking my mouth and smooth as can be. No bitterness or astringency but there is a soft hint of smokiness which I find very appealing. I plan on drinking multiple steeps of this all day which is fine with me. This tea is so wonderful it deserves a whole day dedicated to it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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76

It seems I have 2 sample bags of this…
I randomly chose this one out of my stash because the last several ‘bagged tea attempts’ have left me wanting…

This is much better…sigh…
And that’s a GOOD sigh…
A sigh of tea relief!

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99

This is a hearty Oolong. I am a big fan of Oolong and a friend told me about Big Red Robe. I can’t wait for my next cup. I have to say, this really has my attention. It’s delicious. I’ve never had a tea that left me feeling like I had breakfast! This is like a Brunello Montalcino. I say start your day with Big Red Robe and end your day with Brunello and you’ve had a great day!

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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100

House hunting all day in the rain. I’m worn out and stomach in knots.

This freaking tea is amazing! This has to be the smoothest Yunnan I have ever had, no lie. I feel much better now.

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