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89

I’m having a cup of this before lunch. I have decided to do an ALL BLACK TEA DAY today! This is also my last cup of this before sending off the rest to a friend. It’s nice and darn apricotty!

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51

This is quite a pleasant tea. Not too strong, but flavorful. It’s an interesting blend without any one part standing out from the others. It doesn’t require milk or tea, but I can see how a little agave nectar would do well in it.

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

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88
drank Organic Gaba Tea by Drink T
4303 tasting notes

I really like this. It has a toasty, nutty quality to it, but what I like best is that hint of sweet cinnamon flavor. So nice. I can taste notes of fuzzy peach too. It reminds me of a “darker” Oolong that’s been slightly roasted, but at the same time, it is quite different from other Oolongs that I’ve tried.

A very pleasant surprise, this Gaba tea!

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51

This brews up dark but not with a strong scent, surprisingly. The scent that is there is slightly malty with a light and slightly spicy “dark tea smell”. Pleasant.

The taste is dark on the front of the tongue with a sense of honey in the top of the mouth when swallowing. It has a bit of bitterness around the sides and under the tongue, but not unpleasantly so. There’s a pleasant burnt taste in the middle of the tongue as the tea starts to cool.

I was worried that a black tea would seem to strong after I’ve been drinking so many whites lately, but not at all. While this isn’t Awesome, it is Good. I’d drink it again, and will, but wouldn’t buy it.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81

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73

Dry tea smells as I’d expect, rich and woodsy. It’s prettily rolled up into little balls of oolong.

185/3 min. The color of the tea is a very light golden yellow. It’s pretty and smells delicate and floral. The taste is the same. For an oolong, it’s very light, with some floral tones, a touch of sweetness, but not much. It’s a little too light for me as I tend to prefer more robust oolongs, but still, this is a very nice one.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank Jade Oolong by Drink T
14 tasting notes

This is a good solid oolong. This oolong leans towards the vegetal flavors of a green tea with very light smokiness. The tea has a nice astringency which would be good for clearing your palette between meal courses. It stands up to multiple steeps. I like this one without a sweetener.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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89
drank Ti Kwan Yin by Drink T
14 tasting notes

Hmm this is good. I taste hints of honey, floral, and something buttery. The brewed smell is floral and lightly of honey. This is a very nice smooth tea that is perfect plain or with a light sweetening.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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87
drank High Mountain Alishan by Drink T
14 tasting notes

This is a good Alishan. Slight vegetal smell with a sweet floral taste. Don’t go beyond 4 minutes especially for the first infusion as it gets bitter. I found subsequent steeps were sweeter then the first which had less astringency.

This makes a nice sweet ice tea too :) Important when you live somewhere hot like me.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Ceylon Dimbula by Drink T
14 tasting notes

This is a very nice black tea. The dry leaves are long needles with a nice smokey aroma. It steeps to a copper/brown color. The brewed smell is a soft floral-peach aroma with hints of smoke. It has a mild classic black tea taste with mild astringency. It takes good with or without milk and sugar.

This is a very yummy breakfast tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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94

This is a really lovely Darjeeling. It is very smooth with notes of peach, honey, and cashew with just a hint of a malty-assam sort-of taste. It is light and smooth and tastes good with or without some sweetening.

It is a great afternoon pick-me up at that time of day around 3:30 when I just want to take a nap.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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95
drank Organic Gaba Tea by Drink T
14 tasting notes

I purchased this as a sample because I was interested in it as it was described as new and it is very popular in Japan. I think it tastes great. It smells sweet and nutty. It has a wonderful light taste with notes of fruit, cashews, and honey. I really like this tea and will be buying more.
As far as the claims that it has a high GABA content which has a calming effect. I am not sure yet if I feel calmer after drinking it. I’ll have to drink more before making a determination.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Backlogging 2 cups…very nice!

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87
drank Green Tea Royal by Drink T
4303 tasting notes

A delicious papaya flavored green tea – subtle floral notes, sweet, juicy papaya and a light, buttery vegetative Sencha. Sweet and yummy!

Even better iced!

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85

Hints of fruit, spice, earthy-goodness! This one is super nice today!

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98
drank California Chai by Drink T
6770 tasting notes

3rd infusion – paler/mellower in aroma and taste. Still a pleasant yummy tho.
There is still a little orange flavor left but the black tea and spices are weaker.

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98
drank California Chai by Drink T
6770 tasting notes

2nd infusion. YUM. A little less chai taste but just as much natural orange flavor. Still very flavorful.

KeenTeaThyme

California and Chai?! Bliss. :)

cristina

orange and chai does sound californian to me :)

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98
drank California Chai by Drink T
6770 tasting notes

SIPDOWN! This will be missed!!!! I am going to infuse until I cannot infuse anymore! I really like this and am down to my last batch of loose leaf…sigh…I’ll miss you! *tear

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100

Rooibos Toffee Tide is so satisfying. It was an important part of my 10 pound weight loss program as I headed down the pike to my 40th birthday. I don’t know if I could have made my weight loss goal so quickly without it.

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100
drank Masala Chai by Drink T
2 tasting notes

This is the best Chai I’ve ever had!

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83
drank English Breakfast by Drink T
4303 tasting notes

I am enjoying a cup of English Breakfast at the moment (it’s almost gone already!) You can read my full-length review of this tea here: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=15531

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98
drank California Chai by Drink T
6770 tasting notes

LOVE LOVE LOVE. 2 cups today…almost gone

tear

LOVE this!

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81
drank Superior Pouchong by Drink T
280 tasting notes

Thanks to LiberTeas for the sample!!

I don’t remember a lot about this, since I finished up the sample a few days ago, but it was VERY buttery/thick and very tasty. :-)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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85
drank Ceylon Nuwara Eliya by Drink T
4303 tasting notes

Today after I steeped this cup, I smelled the aroma of cocoa! This tea is full of surprises. Here is my full-length review of it: http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=14581

Geoffrey Norman

LOVE teas from the Nuwara Eliya region!

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