Mark T. Wendell

Recent Tasting Notes

83

Delicious! The cranberry and orange taste vibrant and juicy. The spices are very mild and are more of an accent to the flavor rather than a strong presence in the cup.

The black tea is fairly mellow with a bit of astringency – slightly drying. Pleasantly sweet without any additions but I prefer it with a little bit of honey. Nice and autumn-ish!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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72

This was ok. It says BOLD Leaf…I really don’t think it was that bold, but it wasn’t as harsh as some Pu-erh’s can be so I think it tasted nice. It’s wasn’t bad – it just wasn’t awesome either.

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84

I really love the aroma of this tea. The combination of the rose and the cranberry is enchanting!

Here is my full-length review of this tea:

http://sororiteasisters.com/2010/11/26/autumn-cranberry-from-mark-t-wendell/

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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84

Very nice. The cranberry is sweet and tart. There is a floral edge to this tea that is quite surprising and pleasant, and seems to curb some of the tartness to a very enjoyable level.

The black tea is rich and delicious.

Overall, the tea has a very comforting “autumnal” feel to it (which I’m guessing Mark T. Wendall was going for). I’m really enjoying this. I really like this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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86

I was rather surprised by this green tea. Most Chinese greens have a grassy, fruit-ish lean to them. This, however, had all of the flavor benefits of a Japanese sencha – almond-like, buttery, and lightly sweet. Definitely one for brewing on the subtle side, though.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/12/17/review-mark-t-wendell-cloud-mist-green-tea/

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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78

Everybody knows yerba mate has grand health benefits and wake-up properties, but it doesn’t really taste that good. Guayusa has about the same properties but with a sweet finish that compliments the leafy aspect. This tropical blend contains ginger and orange peel, and – frankly – the ginger dominates a little too much. The orange peel almost makes zero impression beyond scent. Thankfully, it’s still a good blend with a lot of the natural guayusa taste coming through when fused with the ginger. Think of this as a ginger blend with a dash of sweet leaf.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/12/16/review-mark-t-wendell-runa-guayusa-tropical-ginger-citrus/

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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74

I am drinking this iced this evening… even though it’s a little chilly outside, I am finding it so refreshing as an iced tea.

The flavor is smooth and sweet. I like the overall lightness of this. The mandarin orange flavor makes the natural taste of the rooibos go down so smooth. Very nice.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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74

I think that this tisane is really better iced vs. hot. When hot I can taste the woody flavor of the rooibos, whereas when iced, the rooibos flavor becomes less distinct and the orange flavor really pops.

It’s good either way, but I prefer it iced.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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93

This tastes much like a ‘precious eyebrow’ type but MUCH better tasting!

Another neat thing about this tea is that it’s a grey-green leaf when dry but when infused it brightens up to a REALLY vibrant green color…much like when you blanch a green vegetable…like Broccoli for example…and it comes out EXTREMELY bright green!? VERY neat leaf color!! Anyhow…

This smells almost slightly chewy for a green.

It has a tad of a vegetal aftertaste but not bad at all.

This is a very good, solid green and I like it!

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85

Backlogging this one too and a sipdown…this one will be missed! Lovely fruit and spice with black tea on top!

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85

Very strong this morning…backlogging…

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85

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85

Backlogging…one cup hot and one cup iced last night! Both VERY good! I think I like this one a bit more iced than I thought I would! Increasing rating a tad…

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85

The cranberry really IS exceptional in this…the spice is JUST RIGHT for my spice threshold! :) YUM!

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85

THis is better than I thought it would be! Sure, it smells just like you assume it would but this is a tasty flavored tea…juicy cran and the spices are just-right!

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95

Gifting the rest! Azzrian, perhaps!
LOVE the mandarin flavor here :)

Azzrian

Oh I do love mandarin!

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95

I still really like this…even hot…Mandarin is the key! Any other orange wouldn’t be the same…for this specific one!

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95

I doubled the amount on purpose BUT forgot about it infusing and infused longer than I should of but I will tell you this is VERY forgiving and quite good! VERY juicy mandarin and absolutely LOVELY! Ahhhhhhhh!

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89

Having another cup before sending the rest to Veronice.
It was nice!

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89

I really like this one as you can see from my previous notes…I just had a craving for cranberries and a bit of spice and I knew this one was good…so…here I am! Upping rating a tad…

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89

Backlogging 3 cups from yesterday…see other notes…

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89

Backlogging a cup from earlier see previous notes…

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89

WOW! Cranberry! True Cranberry! Highly scented and tasting cranberry flavored black tea! Not as bitter as Adagio’s from last year! I really like this for this time of year esp

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95
drank Hu Kwa by Mark T. Wendell
346 tasting notes

This was a far lighter Lapsang Souchong than the usual campfire variety. There was even a welcomed floral presence I wasn’t expecting.

Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2010/06/30/review-mark-t-wendell-hu-kwa/

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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