White August

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74
drank Semi Sweet by White August
78 tasting notes

So another relaxing tea for me tonight. I was really excited to try this because first it has chocolate in it and second it has bananas… which I love. I open up the package and I don’t really smell much.. hmmm I stick me nose further in the bag and there is a bit of a banana smell and a bit of rooibos but both are subtle.

After the steep it is the gorgeous color that red rooibos tends to be, red! I can smell the bananas and rooibos much stronger now, I have such hopes for this tea if it tastes as it smells.

First sip not to much flavor but I need it to cool a bit, so I wait. Next sip very subtle banana and a hint of rooibos with a touch of creaminess (maybe the chocolate). Good but the flavors are not in your face which I tend to like.

After letting it cool a bit more the flavors come out more, the banana is a cross between banana runts and banana bread, I don’t really chocolate taste :( but more of a mouth feel, and the rooibos is just in the background. A nice tea but it was just that, nice.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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49
drank Old Flame by White August
78 tasting notes

All right second tea from White August, this smells just like the description, vanilla and rooibos. It smells like a sweet woodsy forest! I love the name of this tea, there is something to be said about creative names!

After the steep the liquor was such a beautiful deep red color, I love it! The smell is still the same but a bit stronger on the rooibos. First sip, hmmmm….

Need to try another sip… still not much, it is not a very strong flavor at all, truth be told I would say it almost just tastes like slightly sweetened water. The smell is pretty vanilla and I was expecting that to be the flavor, or at least be able to taste the rooibos (even though I don’t really like strong rooibos flavor at least it would be something).

Even after it cools it still does not have much flavor, but at the same time it is still comforting just drinking something warm that smells pretty darn good, but I just wish that it had a bit more taste!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 45 sec

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93
drank Coconut Lounge by White August
78 tasting notes

MMMMM another great coconut tea! I ordered a bunch of different teas from White August and I love their create your own sample packet which is is what I did. This tea smells just like the creamy meat of a coconut. It is very refreshing and just by smelling it I felt more relaxed but energized!

I steeped it and it was a light pale golden color, very pretty and summery! First sip tastes just like it smells, the smooth creamy white meat of coconut. It is not like the toasted coconut you would get at a store it is more smooth and mellow. I love it! After it cools a bit I can taste just a hint of the yerbe mate… it adds just a hint of vegatian to the coconut. I did not notice the cinamon at all!

This is a really good tea and I could see drinking this on a hot summer day iced or in the dead of winter when you are longing for just a hint of sunshine and warmth! I am impressed with this tea and can’t wait to try more of the teas I received from White August.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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99

One of the best Moroccan Mints on the market. LOVE it! :) (See other note – I’m not feeling very descriptive today and this note doesn’t do the tea justice.)

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94

I just love how tasty this berry green tea is – I can taste the pomegranates and raspberries so well. The green tea base is decent too. (Please see other notes.)

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88
drank Ebony Wine by White August
4366 tasting notes

Nice! The Assam base is bold and pleasantly malty. Delicious! The flavor is sweet and berry-like, and because of the currants it does have a definite wine-like quality to it. There is some astringency at the tail that is slightly dry. Like a fine wine! This is really quite yum!

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85

SIPDOWN!
Had enough for a half of cup…sturdy green!

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90
drank ConfeTea by White August
6770 tasting notes

Finished up my last little bit earlier – about a half of a cup – very light in flavor…still pretty sweet tho.

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94

This is a light, yet full-bodied fruity tea. Brews up and smells like raspberry pie. The green tea base is subtle, woodsy and soft. The taste is incredible – light as a wisp yet berry-ful. Delish!

Tea

Raspberry pie! Sounds awesome.

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89

LOVE the name of this one, and love the tea! It’s chocolate-covered cherries to the max! There is a floral hint at the edge of the flavor, but this tea mainly tastes like chocolate-covered berries. Delish!

EDIT: OK, I had to drop this a bit; as the tea cooled, the smell started to give me a headache. Grr! Guess I have to gulp this quickly… It’s still delicious, and sweetener enhances the flavor for sure. :)

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86
drank Hello by White August
576 tasting notes

Backlogging from Saturday (there were Internet issues, grr) – thank you to one of my favorite people, JoeCool (Nichole) for sending a package of this my way. If you like chamomile, you’ll love this take on the herbal favorite. While there are supposed to be notes of lavender and rose, I only tasted chamomile from beginning to end. However, it was a satisfying cup – helped my upset tummy and my insomnia. Overall, a good tisane.

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99

Guess this is a new one? Oh well – it’s awesome! It’s just the right amount of mint and smoky gunpowder green. I love any gunpowder green tea, and this is one of the best.

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96
drank Plum Proud by White August
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KeenTeaThyme

I am having trouble leaving this comment for you on SororiTEA sisters (evil computers): I am so glad to find a berry tea that doesn’t use hibiscus as well! It’s such a tart, annoying taste. I will have to try this one! :) (Added to my shopping list)

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84
drank Morning Geisha by White August
247 tasting notes

This was my wake up tea today. The aroma upon opening the bag is fruity and grassy, as I’d expect from a flavored green tea.

175/2 min – Now, the fruit scent is more mellow and a bit deeper. Not as pineapple sweet anymore, but more like apple and melon. I can taste the fruit, except I don’t taste the pomegranate, but I can see pieces of it in the wet tea leaves. It is slightly tangy and very slightly bitter, but not overpowering. It’s a very pleasant tea and I imagine this would be a nice afternoon or early evening tea as well.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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91
drank Rogue Wave by White August
247 tasting notes

I really love this tea. Everything from the scent upon opening the package… roasted coconut, yum! To the scent once brewed… roasted coconut, yum! To the taste… roasted coconut… yum! It’s all delicious! The sencha makes a fabulous base for this tea, which adds a freshness to the flavor. It’s ever so slightly bitter, but not cringingly so. I might go a tad easier on the steep time. (175/3 min) The tea company says that there’s ginger in here. Without having read that, I’d say no, but now I’m tasting and thinking, perhaps… just a tad. It’s very light and doesn’t add spiciness to the tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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49
drank Mango Away by White August
247 tasting notes

The tea in the bag smells delicious! I can clearly pick out the mango scent among the black tea.

205/3 min (The minimum recommended time.)

Okay, I’m not really able to smell the mango as much, but it’s still present. Just majorly subdued. Mostly, I can smell the black tea, very vegetal. (Oh no.)

Taste… well, the vegetal smell is there for a reason. It’s very vegetal tasting, and strong. I’m wondering why it calls for a 3-5 minute steep when clearly it’s too much for this tea. (I don’t add anything to my teas.) All I can taste is the black tea, even though I can slightly smell the mango. It was smothered by the tea and the too long steep time. The tea is okay, but nothing that really stands out. It’s slightly bitter. Not too much, but enough that it makes drinking it a bit of a chore, and that’s never a good thing.

I don’t intend to purchase this again, but if I did, I’d most certainly go with about a two minute steep time to reduce the bitterness and hopefully reclaim some of the mango flavor that was lost in the steep.

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

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80

I love Silver Needle whites, but they can be a temperamental b**ch of a tea, lemme tell ya. One minute off on your steep, and you’re looking at spinach broth. That was certainly the case here on my first attempt. On a second try with a fresh batch of leaves, I lowered the brew time by thirty seconds. The results were an only-slightly vegetal cup with melon and nut notes. It also had a creamy aftertaste that was mostly unexpected. Decent by Yinzhen standards, which – for me – are quite high.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2011/02/25/review-white-august-silver-threads%E2%84%A2/

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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95

This was the goldest of the Golden Monkeys I’ve ever come across. It resembled a Yunnan Gold instead of its other Fujian brethren, which merely had flecks of gold. The taste reflected the visual presentation; autum flush-like malt and muscatel notes and a caramel-honey/apricot finish. It’s a damn good golden cup.

Full Review: http://www.teaviews.com/2011/02/21/review-white-august-golden-monkey/

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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97
drank Stardust by White August
4366 tasting notes

Wow! This tea totally took me by surprise. I have enjoyed all of the teas that I’ve tried from WhiteAugust thus far, but this one may just be my favorite. It is so interesting and complex. The flavor is creamy and sweet, fruity, nutty, and with a delightful hint of rose throughout the sip. Delicious!

If you’re on the fence about ordering from this company… well, hop off the fence and TRY this one! It’s amazing!!!

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85
drank ConfeTea by White August
4366 tasting notes

This is a very fun tea. The sprinkles melt while steeping and add just a hint of sweetness. The flavor is vanilla-creamy like a cupcake! I like this one very much!

The black tea is not an overwhelmingly robust tea – a very mild Ceylon. The touch of vanilla is a light touch and doesn’t overpower the tea at all… it’s very subtle.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Stardust by White August
6770 tasting notes

Another White August Tea Company Tea…I really love the selection this company has!

This is a nicely flavored white tea. It has Papaya, Almonds, and Rose. The Papaya and Rose walk hand-in-hand and create a unique flavor of their own and the rose is fairly strong but not over powering and a welcoming addition to the scent and taste! It has a semi-floral and semi-fruity aftertaste that is more than pleasing to my palate!

Another goodie!

cristina

How does the almond flavor play out?

TeaEqualsBliss

It’s not overly almond by any means…but you can tell there is a smoother-nutty flavor there slightly

cristina

oh, nice. That’s what I was hoping for.
Also, do you have any recommendations on a tea with coconut?

TeaEqualsBliss

Tea with Coconut!!!! YES! Which kinds of tea bases are you looking for – anything specific like black or oolong or just anything coconut???

cristina

Hmm.. black would be good best with coconut I think… but anything you can recommend is great :)

TeaEqualsBliss

Oh! There are TONS out there! Try a Coconut Pouchong tho! Awesome Oolong! :) This morning I had Coconut Cream Pie from 52 Teas…I really like that for a black Coconut one! PM me and I will see what else I can find. OR…if you are on gchat let me know!

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86

The aroma of this reminds me of Pumpkin Pie – light on the actual pie (or crust) part, I guess!

This is a flavored Rooibos but still a nice tasting rooibos with the flavoring! The added ingredients aren’t very extreme…they are a bit on the light side…maybe more of a light-medium on the flavoring scale. I’m tasting the cinnamon a little bit more than the ginger and it’s comparable to a pastry-type-cinnamon flavoring not a hot or spicy-food type cinnamon. The more I drink this the more I like this! YUM!

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93

Heaven!

The aroma of this one is out of this world! Chocolate Covered Cherries to a TEA…lol…

The Black Tea strength was comparable to a medium strength black. The Dark Chocolate flavor was genius but not too much to handle…it blended very well with the other flavors! The Cherry was NOT bitter or tart but juicy and really made you think you were consuming a chocolate covered cherry! YUM! The Schiandra berry flavor was more noticeable as the tea cooled or if you were to have it iced. The creaminess chimed in on the aftertaste more than anything else.

I would certainly add this one to my list of teas to purchase! YumYum!!!!

SheWhoReads

This tea sounds really good!

silvermage2000

Nice review and cute name of the tea. This one sounds yummy.

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