77 Tasting Notes

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drank Jasmine Oolong by Teavana
77 tasting notes

Sippin’ on this tea while watching The Little Couple.

Tastes a bit weak…maybe it’s an old batch, but it has been stored properly. I think I’ll use it up and add more leaf so I can get a new batch.

I really like my Jasmine teas and this is a wonderful oolong, but not really any jasmine comes from it. I’d recommend it for oolong lovers but not for those wanting a strong jasmine.

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Thanks Stacy for the extra sample!

I pulled this one out to share with my mom while we put up my Xmas tree. Doing a white/silver theme this year. Turned out pretty nice! I found this beautiful 3D silver dove as the topper and went from there.

I didn’t realize that this was a white tea. So, I thought it was a bit weak. For a white tea it made sense though. The flavors were subtle. I would’ve preferred them stronger, but overall it wasn’t a bad cup! Mom and I got about 6 cups total out of the sample too.

If Butiki wasn’t closing I’d maybe suggest this with a black base, but not sure if that would overpower the flavors….I’m not the tea master so I’m sure they did what was best!

I’d definitely recommend everyone to get a bit of this to try though.

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Form: teabag

Been dying to see what everyone is raving about tasting Cookie. Had figured I would order it at some point, but yesterday discovered I had a sample from my Lupicia mailing.

I spent the better part of today, about 7 hours Christmas shopping! Had to make a return which turned into more of an exchange…lol…at Vera Bradley outlet. Found a shirt at the Loft for my friend, a necklace for hubby to give me ;) and hats for my son and nephew. A set of cutting mats for my brothers kitchen. These cool rifle lighters for my dad, FIL and brother. Then went to another mall where I shopped for my SIL and then cyber shopped in store for more hats (they didn’t have the right size in store but the nice worker showed me if I ordered online I saved 30%!!!). Picked up my free piece of chocolate at Godiva, course I had to buy the other two new truffle flavors. Oh! And the big surprise was at World Market, a new Downton tea!!! It isn’t even on ROTs website. Just in time for my swap with Ost, she’ll be surprised (unless she reads this ;) )

Finally got home about 8pm and heading towards my migraine, I need some tea! Gotta head back out tomorrow to do a bit more for the hubby too.

Back to the tea….This one smells amazing! I totally get a burnt smell, but in a good way.

Overall I thought this was a good cup. I personally would call it a creme brûlée as I didn’t get my cookie flavor as I did burnt sugar. I think the black base on this was a bit week so I would prefer a different base to round it out.

I’ll probably order some loose leaf next time I order from Lupicia….I might just have to add a little more black tea to it.

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
77 tasting notes

Note: teabag form

Now I see why everyone on here has reviewed this tea. It’s really good! I think this is a perfect tea to share with newbie tea drinkers. I have some friends who aren’t in to loose leaf yet and don’t have an advanced palate so I’m always looking for teas I think they’ll like.

I received this teabag in an order I placed so I don’t have another to try it iced but I think it would be a great iced tea. I’d probably prefer loose leaf to do that though.

Overall I don’t get a ton of bergamot, which was fine with me. There is a nice malty black base with smooth vanilla and just a hint of bergamot.

Someday I’ll get some loose leaf of this and try cold brewing.

Dr Jim

One of my favorite iced teas. The decaf version is also very good.

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Received this teabag in one of my catalogs. Figured it was perfect for Turkey weekend. This is a nice sweet blend, not too tart on the cranberry. I really like the blood orange versus a regular orange in this blend. I recently ordered from them so I won’t order this now, but I’d surely add to a future order. I love cranberry teas around this time if year.

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I’m adding my review here even though my tin just says Blood Orange Cinnamon and not labeled under Eat, Pray. love.

Decided to sample some bagged tea tonight and this was my second cup. I was really surprise by this tea. It was really tasty, smooth, perfect blend of orange and cinnamon. I personally would love more cinnamon in my cup but for those that love a good blend this has it. I’m not too into orange in my tea so I liked that it wasn’t overpowering.

I have 49 more bags in this tin so if anyone wants to swap let me know! Lol

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The third tea I tried from the Downton series. I’m torn between this one and the Mrs. Patmore one being my favorite. This one has the nice black base again with a really flavorful fruitiness. I did get a bit of tartness which shouldn’t be hibiscus since it doesn’t list that as an ingredient. The tartness is smoothed out by the black base so it totally works.
Everyone really liked this Downton tea so we will probably run out of it at our tea.

We didn’t get to the daughters English rose tea. I’m sure that one will be nice … I’m just leary if the stevia in it since I didn’t like it in the pumpkin tea I had today. The other ladies tried the herbal Cora blend and thought it was ok. I did smell it and it smelled of lavender and chamomile, but since I didn’t taste it I’ll review it later.

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Another Downton tea! All four of us tried this tea at the same time. We all agreed that it wasn’t our favorite. I actually loved the ginger in it, paired well with the food. I served pumpkin walnut scones, crackers with sundries tomato cheese, chicken and mushroom tartlet like things and finished with cream puffs.

What I disliked about this tea was the black base, which says its Assam. I’ve never been unhappy with an Assam before. Makes me wonder what black base/combination they used for the other two we tried because they were good!

So, I think I’ll share this one or try cold brewing it to use it up.

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I spent the day with Downton Abbey! I’m in the process of planning a tea party for next May. We have our entertainment which is a vintage fashion show. It was perfect to pair with my idea for a Downton Abbey tea. The others hadn’t seen the show so I invited them over for a tea party and to watch an episode.

Two of us started off with this tea and two started with the Bates tea. This one was my favorite out of the three I tried. It has a nice smooth, flavorful black base with caramel and vanilla notes. I think I had about three cups of it! Lol

Since the Downton teas were a hit, I ordered a set for our party…could have about 100 people attend.

Ost

I really need to get this one soon!!

darby

I can send you some!

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