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Talbott Teas

Recent Tasting Notes

89

Behold a tea which actually manages to smell like chocolate. I could sip this after a yoga session or at night because the black tea is quite subdued by its small quantity in the teabag. I had it on a cold day after wheatgrass which imparts an effervescence to the maltiness of the leaves and the moist strawberry. Then again I could have imagined all of that…

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83

Tea of the morning…..

I am trying to decide what to cut and what to keep, and have a few that I need to try again as it has been so long. While I doubt I will try much more from Talbott, this is definitely drinkable, and even enjoyable. Smooth black tea base that does not fight the flavors, light caramel flavor with a hint of chocolate. Pretty sure it is not quite hefty enough to stand up to milk or cream. I don’t think it is worth the price for what they charge regular price for a tin of this, but if you can score it in a gift set on sale, it is worth it.

Usual teapot method.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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79

It really is a wonderful tea, but not what I expected. I don’t really taste any caramel or cocoa or salt, but it’s such a fine, slightly smokey, black tea, I don’t mind at all. There some very subtle hints that do mellow it out and maybe a touch of vanilla that leaves a slightly sweet aftertaste that makes it wonderfully smooth . If your looking for a Tea Forte type dessert tea with cocoa, this isn’t it, but I must say I am loving it anyway. It smells like a wonderfully, mellow, smokey black tea. I usually like black teas with milk, but I like this plain. I like the small tins. No extra wasted empty space in them and they stack nice.

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100

Yumm!!! Can I say new favorite! This tea smells and tastes just like creamsicles! I love it. It is a little bland compared to the smell without honey, but add a tsp of raw honey and it is delicious! I could drink this tea everyday! I haven’t tried it cold yet, but I imagine it would make a great summer time iced tea.

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98

Sending the last lil bit of this one to Azz, too!

Azzrian

OH YEAH! :)

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98

Sending the last lil bit to Azz

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80

Another one I am sending to Azz and Sil – Liberteas has this one on tap somewhere in a box, too!

Azzrian

Can’t wait! I have not had any tea from Talbott yet! Not that I recall anyway and I LOVE blueberry!!!

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh geez! I thought I sent you some! They might be in the many boxes I have on tap! teehee!

Sil

azz – i’ll be sure to send a bit extra of the blueberry tea that i have so that the ladies can share with you :) it’s from majesteas

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81

Sending the rest to Azz & Sil :)

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89

Had a lil splash of this one with what was left in the bottom which were mostly shavings but at least I didn’t send THOSE to Sil! Sil – this one is going in your box :) (but the full leaf not the end of the tin! LOL)

Sil

lol i’m not picky! :)

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64

thanks again for sending this one a while back, TeaEqualsBliss! I waited a while to write a steeping note for this one. I wanted to try it again because the first cup was underwhelming. I guess I expect more flavor for the price! I steeped for 15 minutes at boiling, and I’m not sure there is any caramel or chocolate flavor here. The malty black tea is decent enough, but like I said, underwhelming. But this is why tea swaps are so great: you get to try teas without having to buy whole ounces of it! :D (Also, this may or may not have absorbed the flavor of Adagio’s White Cucumber: they are both in baggies and this one was next to it! I’ll have to move it later today…I was planning on reorganizing anyway!)

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
MsWhatsit

I don’t know why they give teas names like this. They’re kind of hard to live up to.

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95

It’s an official SIPDOWN – well – that and I am passing some on to friends.
Still LOVE this one. I’ll miss it but hope others enjoy it too! See previous notes :)

MsWhatsit

Sharing tea makes it even better. So does running out of it. There really is something to the old saw of absence making the heart grow fonder. Sometimes it’s good to miss a tea for a while to remind yourself why you liked it.

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64

thanks so much Dinosara for the trade! This sure smells chocolatey, both in the leaves and steeped. The steep color is a lighter brown, which seems too light for a black tea! It seems to me that Tabott doesn’t have that much flavor. I tried another of their teas before. I actually didn’t want to write a steeping note before giving that one another chance. This one basically tastes just like that one, even if it’s a different flavor. It’s hard to tell if I’m steeping it wrong, since there are no instructions on their site. But this smells more like chocolate than it tastes. The strawberry flavor is just hinted at. It seems there should be more flavor for the price. On the second steep, I used just boiled water and steeped for a LONG time. The result was the same… but at least it never had any astringency to it. I think when I use fresh leaves the next time I’ll just go for the long steep with just boiled water the first time. Disappointing, but I appreciate being able to try it!

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98

Another SIPDOWN! This one I will miss VERY VERY much!!! Totally YUMMO!
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Sil

you are inspiring me to try this company out sometime when i’m able to get the funds..

TeaEqualsBliss

They are a great company! I chat with one of the owners often. They’ve been featured on Oprah’s Fave Things and that show Shark Tank! They have some neat flavorings!

CHAroma

Whoa! They were funded through Shark Tank??

TeaEqualsBliss

They were a successful company on their own prior but they were on the show last season, I think. Their promotional and media kits are pretty awesome, too!

CHAroma

Now I’m intrigued…I’ll have to check them out!

LiberTEAS

They’ve recently been bought out, though, I think. That’s what I’ve heard anyway.

TeaEqualsBliss

They are still the co-founders. Shane & Steve. They sold to Jamba Juice, I think. But they still are involved.

CHAroma

What a nice success story! Love it!

Sil

Awesome. I’ll need to take some time to plan purchase for when i have funds again.

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89

Having a bit of this while divvying up my stash for Azzrian :)
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Azzrian

OMG thank you this sounds REALLY good!

Nik

I didn’t even read the ingredients before adding this to my shopping list. I just love the name!

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74
drank Clara's Tea by Talbott Teas
6770 tasting notes

Decupboarding this! Sending the last lil bit to Azzrian – it’s a bit puckery but still decent. I like it better iced.

Azzrian

I do love strawberry. :)

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63

Final hotel tea. I liked it! I, for some reason, drink a lot of blueberry teas and this one held up as a decent cup. If I’m going to order blueberry tea, it’d probably be the bar harbor blend. But I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to pick this up if I saw it somewhere.

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66

Another hotel tea, but perhaps my favorite. The strawberry is more pronounced than any other strawberry flavored tea I’ve had. It doesn’t seem artificial either. The tea (for me, at least) had just a hint of chocolate, which is a balance that seemed to be pretty good. With a bit of sugar, this is really a nice cuppa.

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60

I am at a hotel for a conference, and Talbott Teas are what they have at the breaks. I’ve tried three of them, all flavored (they don’t seem to have non-flavored here). This one, in bag form, seems to be called “Green Tea Indulgence” but matches this description exactly. It’s fruit flavored, you can see the fruit pieces in the bag, and it’s good. It’s more flavored than green, but not a bad cup if that’s what you’re expecting.

LiberTEAS

Talbott Teas are not bad … pretty good for a conference offering!

laurenpressley

I know! I was pretty impressed. I normally bring my own but forgot this time, so it was a pleasant surprise!

Earl1

Talbott Teas recently renamed their Green Tea Heaven – it is the same product and it is now called Green Tea Indulgence.

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91

Well, I finally caught whatever bug my hubby had last week. I felt good yesterday, but, at some point while sleeping, I woke up and my head felt like a bowling ball and my throat felt like it had swollen shut and every time I’d try to swallow it felt like I was swallowing razor blades. UGH!

Hopefully it won’t last long.

So, until my taste buds return to normal (right now, it is as if my palate has been covered with a blanket and very few flavors manage to filter through) I’ll be drinking teas that are not new to me, so that I don’t feel like I need to write a review if I’m not feeling up to it. Also, I don’t want to form a bad opinion of a tea.

I can barely taste the rose and the cinnamon and just a hint of the orange with this tea. I can also barely taste the black tea. At the start of the sip, I notice the flavors, but before I even get to “mid-sip” it just feels like liquid is passing over my palate, with very little to no flavor at all.

So… if you want to know more about this tea, I’d recommend checking my previous notes, or you can check out my full-length review of this tea here: http://sororiteasisters.com/2011/02/11/steamy-cinnamon-rose-from-talbott-teas/

Babble

This tea has such an… Interesting name. Lol.

Terri HarpLady

Bummer, I feel your pain, or I did a few weeks ago, & I hope you feel better soon.

Kittenna

Rachel – I agree! :p I think it’s the “steamy” part.

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98

Nom,nom,nom…that is all…see previous notes…two cups this morning…

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98

Almost done with this tin…had two cups this morning. I can’t believe I have gone thru 2 tins of this already! Among my faves!

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90

I tried this one again from dinosara and I still am enjoying this tea Specially as a bedtime tea ! took some NyQuil for my cold and Had my tea and drifted away to sleep :) wonderful tea!!

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90

this tea was from a tea swap from DinoSara that i just received today and it was the first one i wanted to try!!! Im tasting more strawberry then chocolate Its a Light taste though and its good Its like a Soft Desert! I love this tea!! Sadly i only got 2 sips before we ran out of the house to get the new World of Warcraft Mist of Pandaria lol Home and going to make some more now

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