Tantalizing Tea

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There are little chocolate chips in this blend, along with marigold petals and apricot flavoring. This tea seems to get bitter really fast. Boiling water + 1 minute and it’s got a bite. I’ll have to try a lower temperature.

Add milk and honey and this is a real treat. It calms the bitterness and brings out the sweetness of the tea.

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85

This is a nice Oolong tea. A light buttery taste, roasted nut flavor in the background, and a fruit flavor (pineapple-esque) flavor in the foreground. A pleasantly sweet tea with a tartness that hits the palate just before the finish. No astringency.

A lovely Oolong!

Heyes

I’m curious: The buttery flavor, was it primarily in the first steeping(s)? I’ve tasted that flavor maybe once or twice in a really good oolong, a greener Oolong if I recall. I quite like it.

LiberTEAS

The buttery flavor here is lighter than in other Oolongs that I’ve had (Usually, I’ll find the butter taste in a green Oolong), but it was most evident in the first two steepings. After that, I noticed more of the fruit-like note coming through.

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94

I want to thank MandyB for this one!
This almost looks like a green and as it cools sort of tastes like a green but a sweeter green! This is very clean and fairly sweet. I can understand the pineapple notes the product description mentioned. There isn’t anything wrong with this tea in my book!

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87

SIPDOWN!!!!

The last cup was the best – I do believe! I upped the rating! Quite smooth and tasty! See my other notes!

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87

Better than I remember! Upping the rating a bit! YUM!

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87

1st cuppa the day! Pretty much the same ‘findings’ as previous review…

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87

Another MandyB Tea! Thanks again! You totally made my day yesterday!!! I have been looking online for this tea and am having a hard time finding info on it…maybe they are no longer carrying it!? Not sure…

BUT…I am enjoying it just fine! It’s light brown in color and a little bitter but in a good way! Pretty bold. Perfect way to start the day!

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drank Kokeicha by Tantalizing Tea
6770 tasting notes

Another MandyB Tea!~
The ‘leaves’ are really-really-really thin.
The infused liquid is quite murky and it smells like moss or wet grass of sorts.
The taste is strong and earthy almost along the same thoughts of a gun powder type taste. This is pretty good if you are looking for a powerful green!

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81

A little bitter but a bit sweet…still yummy…

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I received an AWESOME package from MandyB today! Thanks Mandy! This is the first one I am trying…and enjoying it. It’s earthy yet semi-juicy. It’s masculine – yet a little feminine. It’s Bold but not too bold. Pretty good, indeed!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec
~lauren.

the tea sounds a bit oxymoronic!

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38

Wow – this was supremely smoky and I couldn’t take but a few sips. To be fair, I’m sick right now, so that may explain my aversion. (Stuffed up nose + smoky fire wood = Sad panda) Not sure if I’d try another Lapsang Souchong… Who knows. I really thought I’d like this one.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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89

backlogging…hellish day…no time for a review…sorry…see previous posts…but it is yummy

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89

Pretty much tastes like a floral oolong or even a floral white tea for the 2nd infusion.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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89

Dry Leaf: Smells like Flowers and Pop Corn
Wet Leaf: Floral and Vegetal
Liquid: Looks like a green on the verge of white tea color-wise, smells like flowers
Taste: light and fluffy. Floral and semi-sweet.

Would be good for multiple infusions. I will be trying that today. This is a delightful tea.

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

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drank Kokeicha by Tantalizing Tea
58 tasting notes

Backlog: Love this tea! It’s so unique and tastes delicious. Whenever I want “green”, I get some of this. Read my review: http://mandybee.wordpress.com/2009/01/16/kokeicha-from-tantalizing-tea/

Cofftea

Wow! A Japanese green I’ve never heard of:) I must try:)

Cofftea

(this comment is after reading your review.) Ohhh… “this reminds me of matcha”. Now I’m absolutely sold=D I hate general “this is how you brew green tea” directions! I go to www.denstea.com for my Japanese green parameters, but they don’t sell a Kokeicha.:( Did you find your parameters just by experimentation or do you have a source?

Mandy Bee

Just experimented! :)

Cofftea

Now I’m on a search for Kokeicha parameters- they’ve gotta be out there somewhere:)

Mandy Bee

Use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz cup. Heat water until steaming. Steep for 1-2 minutes.

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Not sure of the taste, maybe a little buttery? Kind of a light carmel flavor with BUTTERSCOTCH. Light butterscotch, definitely… wait, isn’t that was carmel and butter IS?

6/10, not great but not bad either.

Mike

Would you recommend? Other caramel-y teas you’d recommend? I’m on the hunt…starting to get colder in NYC ;)

TeaCast

I’ll have to think about it and get back to you! This butterscotch wasn’t bad, but I’m sure I can dig up a pretty caramel-y tea from my stash and test it out, I’ll post a review sometime today on it for you :)

Mike

Thanks, much appreciated!

TeaCast

Sure thing, Mike! Haven’t had a second all day to post, so I apologize :). Here’s an obvious one from Adagio Teas: http://tr.im/At8P

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75
drank Ti Kuan Yin by Tantalizing Tea
58 tasting notes

I really love this tea! It’s now one of my favorites. It’s a light oolong tea with lovely nutty flavors.

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drank Ti Kuan Yin by Tantalizing Tea
58 tasting notes

Yum! Having this with some honey. Really good go-to tea.

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100

The floral notes in this tea are perfectly balanced and not overpowering like many floral teas can be.

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