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328 Tasting Notes

93

Had this one this AM. A whisper of smoke and not astringent -my new fave for my first cup in the morning.

ashmanra

I have a sample of the one from Harney and Sons that I haven’t tried yet. I am hoping it’s a winner….

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85

This is a fun tea-I can taste the pineapple, banana, and coconut. Wonderful iced. Oddly with the melange of flavors, it was a mild tasting tea

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drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
328 tasting notes

Wow! This one is like a POP of grape- This has been a perfect tea for the hot summer days….

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87

Whoa! This has a strong grape/raisin flavor. As it cools, and if I close my eyes, I can sort of taste raisin toast. Honestly, no raisin toast tastes as raisin-y as this tea. Does this mean I don’t like it? No. I had 2 cups last nite and 2 cups this AM. So, would rank this as a winner…..

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drank Golden Monkey by Adagio Teas
328 tasting notes

A failed iced tea experiment: this tea does not go well at all w lemon…. Live and learn…

ashmanra

I had Golden Monkey by Harney. Didn’t like it at first. Tried it with sugar, okay. Tried it with honey – better. Tried it plain – best! I can see how lemon might not go well since it has a strong honey aroma.

Lori

True about the honey flavor. And I agree no need for sugar w this tea…

Rabs

::dislike:: (except for the living and learning part — that’s a good thing) :)

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94
drank Mountain Malt by The Simple Leaf
328 tasting notes

I have lots of mint around my yard and some of it is looking stringy. My husband is begging me to get rid of it soo, mint iced tea is in order…. So, after experimenting, mountain malt turns out to be an excellent pair for the mint. The mountain malt, a bold and strong assam, is a perfect counter-point to the medicinal flavor of the fresh mint.

gmathis

We have tried to grow peppermint from seed unsuccessfully an embarrassing number of summers in a row, so when I found a healthy pre-potted plant at a farmer’s market yesterday, I brought her home and named her Patty. Hoping she’ll yield lots of good tea flavoring soon!

Lori

From seed? I would be too impatient for that!

gmathis

So are we, I guess! We’re on Day 3 and haven’t killed it yet … a good sign, I hope!

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drank Detox by Kusmi Tea
328 tasting notes

Looking at the other notes,,,,I am the only one so far that likes this one…..LOL! This one is slightly lemony but not overly so…W/the mate, an extra caffeine boost. So what is not to like? Also this is perfect to drink after an hour of yoga…

gmathis

Oh, yeah, I remember that one …. glad it finally found a fan base!

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drank Coconut Pouchong by Golden Moon Tea
328 tasting notes

Backlogging from my trip. This one was another winner in the iced tea category for me. The coconut flavor is pronounced, sharp, and not artifical tasting at all; this tea’s flavor is reminiscent of those unsweetended coconut water drinks sold at Whole Foods. I would have to say this is my favorite Golden Moon tea by far.

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85

Had this one again this morning without milk. Such a smooth drink. I agree with the other reviewer that this one has cocoa undertones. So, to compare to Dawn, this one has less cocoa but it is more full-bodied for a first cup in the morning. For the summer, a brisk assam is too strong, soo, this is becoming my “go-to” breakfast tea.

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drank Mint Fusion Organic by Teas Etc
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Just a few months ago the only tea I drank was hot lipton tea at work, an occasional mint tea, and sweet iced tea.. Then my daughter got me some loose leaf teas for Christmas and then, my tea addiction began…..

And what better way to get lots of dessert flavors w/o the calories?

I prefer my tea with a tinge of sugar. Is that cheating? But to me , the combination of sugar and tea is like salt and cooking- both bring out the natural flavors.

My tea drinking has evolved into a set routine: a breakfast blend in the AM, some flavored blacks during the day, late afternoon or evening flavored green/white, herbal (usually spicy, chai inspired) at night.

Not into unflavored greens/whites yet. Just started appreciating unflavored blacks and am thinking that smoky teas may become my favorite…
When I am not drinking tea, I am working as an engineer, reading, watching some of the better TV shows (like Damages and Breaking Bad), practicing my yoga, cooking, gardening, and spoiling my two miniature poodles (Coco and Timmy)…

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