448 Tasting Notes

drank Peachy White by Tealated
448 tasting notes

Peachy White was fantastic mainly because it reminded me of a semi sweet white wine I have at our local winery. So nice. Very peachy so you have to like peach to like this but the last lingering flavor is a bite that is very reminiscent of a wine flavor. I think this would be a great tea soda flavor so I’m going to try that later today. Yum!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/23/peachy-white-from-tealated/

Happy Friday eve all!

Flavors: Bitter, Peach, Sweet

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drank ShuiXian by ChaCeremony
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Yum Yum Yum Yum Yum! (Can you tell I liked this one?)

This is my first step into a straight oolong and not a flavored one. I’m so impressed. I wish I had brought some with me to work so I could have drank this all day. I’m craving it!

This tea produced such a beautiful roasted caramel sweet delight. I was at the 4th infusion before I had to leave for work so I’m excited for 5pm to come around so I can head home and have more!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/22/shui-xian-from-cha-ceremony/

Flavors: Caramel, Roasted, Sweet

Nicole

Sounds nice!

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This hit the spot. I love Plum Deluxe’s black flavored teas. This one reminds me of orange ice cream but not like those orange dreamsicles (which are yummy as well). The orange flavor has a brighter fresher sweeter flavor compared to a dreamsicle. Not so tart. I’m renaming this tea Orange Love because that is what it is. Creamy Orange Love.

The cream is subtle but definitely there and the black tea base is outstanding. I love this one. Really enjoyed it. Drank this tea while watching Arrow. Anybody watch it? I’m hooked and I’m only on episode 4.

For the rest of the rambling about Arrow and this orange treat. . .

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/21/hammock-blend-black-tea-from-plum-deluxe/

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drank Block Party Pomegranate by Teakoe
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This was a great tea for my son’s 10th birthday party yesterday. I didn’t go by the package instructions on how to brew it but instead went with just a simple cold brew. This was pretty good. If I hadn’t read on the package that this was a green tea I would have thought this was just a straight herbal. The pomegranate flavor is the fore front flavor you pick up with the sweetness from the stevia falling right behind. There is hibiscus in this blend but it is slight and only provides a nice contrast to the stevia, giving the tea some tartness. The tea went over really well. So far I’m impressed with this company.
For the rest of my ramblings on this gloomy Monday-
http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/20/block-party-pomegranate-from-teakoe/

Happy Monday all!!

Liquid Proust

This has nothing to do with your review, but as I think about the amount of jealousy I have when I see all of the interesting tea finds you get to try… I think if there ever becomes an underground league that do unspeakable things, I imagine you being somewhere in the high ranks.

If this league already exist: Hello, my name is Andrew and I keep secrets very well…

Nichole

You crack me up Andrew. . .But yes. . I will give you the secret code and secret handshake to get in the league. . .

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This tea was part of a monthly service from ChaHoney. ChaHoney is a monthly subscription plan that sends you 4 teas from a company so you get to sample them before you decided to place a full fledged order. They don’t create the teas but more or less provide samples from tea companies that maybe you wouldn’t think about ordering from. I kind of like this idea.

This particular box from ChaHoney featured Tribute Teas. A company I had never had any teas from before. First one I tried was this one, 2014 Yunnan Moonlight Buds-White Tea. I am impressed. Sweet, stone fruit like, delicate white tea love hit me all at one from the first sip. I’m now on the 5th infusion and the tea is starting to turn more sour and I’m liking the contrast. Not sure how much more this tea will give, but I’m thinking I’m about at that point.

For more of my ramblings. . . http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/17/chahoneys-monthly-box-review-tribute-teas-2014-moonlight-buds/

Flavors: Malt, Peach, Sweet

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drank Rainy Day Tea by Yokai Tea
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This tea fits in perfectly with the rainy season we have been experiencing lately. Geez. I was joking with a client yesterday about how we needed to start gathering the animals two by two.

On to the tea. . .This is one of the better earl grey blends. And it evens has lavender in it, something I’m not typically a fan of. I’m glad to see that the first tea I tried from Yokai Tea was a hit. Smooth, sweet, citrus like with hints of floral. The bergamot didn’t dominate the cuppa either. All around-a solid earl grey!

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/15/tea-of-the-day-rainy-day-tea-from-yokai-tea/

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I don’t necessarily agree with the name of this one. I think it should just be Happiness Green or Green Happiness instead of the Holiday part. This tea is just fab!!
Jasmine, mint, cinnamon, anise seeds, green tea, hibiscus. . . I know a crazy concoction of ingredients but they work so well together. Almost like a jasmine sweet chai. I’m hooked.

http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/14/holiday-happiness-green-aka-tea/

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This was a nice tasty tea. I had it kind of late last night so I added some cream to it, something I usually don’t do very often. I made two cups, one for me and one for Jason (his was plain). First sip of this plain and it was delicious. Rich, smooth, and well balanced. When I added the cream to my cup, I swear I could pick up honey notes. Pretty good.

For the rest of my ramblings. . . .
http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/11/tea-of-the-day-yorkshire-harrogate-tea-from-sunshine-cottage/

Any one else excited about the Ash vs The Evil Dead series? The trailer dropped yesterday. So awesome!

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drank Irish Breakfast by Three Teas
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This was a nice way to wake up this morning. Malty and slightly astringent. Pretty well balanced tea. One that I’m sure I have had before, but haven’t had in a while. Not sure how much I will reach for it, but I’m glad I have it around now for a nice change of pace.

For the rest of the review and a few other goodies- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/09/tea-of-the-day-irish-breakfast-from-three-teas/

Marzipan

She looks to be a repackager/reseller, you can find her teas (even the same pictures) all over the place – Metropolitan reseller maybe. So if you like one of her teas, be sure to shop around for the best deal.

Nichole

I figured that was the case. :)

52Teas

I dig her tea related art pieces though! The jewelry and the soft sculptured tea pots and tea cups.

Nichole

She sent me one of the sculptured tea pots. It is pretty adorable! She also sent me a few pieces of jewelry but just haven’t had a chance to check them out yet.

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Still getting back into the grove from vacation, I thought this would be a nice tea to get me back on track. Brewed hot, I didn’t care for this one. It had a very sugary like taste to it. But cold brewed, this tea delivered a delicious sweet cherry taste. Really happy with this one cold brewed.

For the rest of my ramblings and my new Predator Pop! (I’m now slightly addicted to these now. )- http://www.cuppageek.com/index.php/2015/07/08/tea-of-the-day-monks-meditation-from-piper-leaf/

TeaNTees

It’s official; you’re a bad influence! (J/K) I just had to pick up a couple teas from etsy partially because of your reviews. I guess it’s my last hurrah for quite a bit due to our new house needing so much work. No complaints though! :) Anyway, I’ll have to send you a sample of some of the teas I ordered if you’d like. Have nice last day of Vacation!

Nichole

Oops! Sorry! :) Haha! You’ll have to let me know which ones you picked up.

TeaNTees

Plum Pudding, Vanilla Hazelnut, Chocolate Cherry, Amaretto, and Bermuda Colony Blend. Let me know if you’d like to try some & I’ll add it to the follow-up tea package I have for you! :)

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