California Tea House

Recent Tasting Notes

99

This drink is my favorite before bedtime drink. Mildly spicy but tempered by the chocolate. Perfect with milk. Decaffeinated but no rooibos. Richly flavored compared to other night-time decaf chocolate-y, spicy teas.

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99

Had this one again this evening. First cup w/chocolate milk. And you know what? It was almost bitter from have too strong of a cocoa flavor. Second cup w/skim milk and I am sure I could taste the chocolate….Such a good herbal blend…

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99

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

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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

This tea is smooth, not vegetal, buttery, and slightly nutty…

Lori

I also wanted to add this is a great flavored tea…

Lori

And this is same or similar to SpecialTeas Vienna Winter Green…

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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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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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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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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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56

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

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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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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

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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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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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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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

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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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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97

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97

Love it

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100

I had to redeem my day. It has been a rough one with two plane flights, delays, etc. Man, what a relief it was to open this bag of rooibos tea and be taken in with the smooth flavor and aroma! This is one of the creamiest teas I have ever had. I’m relaxed and ready for bed now.

TeaEqualsBliss

I’m going to have to try this again at a longer infusion time…I thought it was nice but thought it would have more Lemon Meringue taste. How long did you infuse for!? I really want to find that correct time to enjoy my cuppa to the fullest extent! I still have high hopes for this one!

All things green

I think it was around 5 or 6 minutes. Full boil and then I drank it much cooler. I’m in love! ;-)

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89

TOTALLY forgot to log from the other night…Oops!

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89

This lightly flavored green tea is quite the treat! It’s a little lime with even less coconut taste so for those who aren’t sure about flavored greens you might like this! It’s juicy and sweet and fun! Not much for a smell and it’s typical green tea looking liquid but still nice!!!

Here is the Muppets Video on YouTube…
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fy2U6AK9P6Q&feature=related

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