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328 Tasting Notes

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drank Mocha LaTEA by Dr. Tea's Tea Garden
328 tasting notes

I got on this Chocolate tea kick this week after French Vanilla asked me about Chocolat Au Charlott from D. Freres. Anyway,,,after trying several , this is still one of my favorites. Nice cocoa powder flavor comes thru w/slight , very slight vegetative ooolong in the background. The inside of the tin and the oolong itself is visibly coated w/cocoa powder.

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Decided to steep this again. All I can say is this is a delightful chocolate blend. May even say I prefer this one to Florence. As others have said, this is milder than Florence. And I agree. Sort of the typical subtle French tea. But as I am trying to limit sugar…that Florence with it’s bitter notes from the hazelnuts requires soooo much sugar to smooth it out. This chocolate tea only needs 1 tsp per 16 oz. For a delightful sweet tea.

amandajo

Ok, now I’m craving chocolate… looks like I get to dig out my chocolate malt honeybush :)

Lori

Now that one sounds good…

amandajo

Oh it is! Gotta love 52 teas :)

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The vendor description mentioned cocoa powder….I just detected banana. But still wonderfully sweet and light.

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drank Coconut Vanilla White by TeaFrog
328 tasting notes

Love this tea. Coconut and vanilla is a perfect combination w the vanilla sweetening the coconut. No need for sugar w this tea. And oddly it can be steeped twice w/full flavor each time.

amandajo

mmm…this one I’ve gotta try!

Cofftea

How is that odd?

teabird

With some flavored teas, the flavoring is much weaker on a second steep; artificial flavors often wash off on the first steep. I’ve found Adagio particularly bad on this score, and TeaFrog unusually good.

cody

I haven’t had many flavored teas that I’ve bothered to try re-steeping, but that’s interesting. And definitely makes sense.

Cofftea

Teabird- I haven’t found that… and until recently my white tea experience was limited to Adagio. Could steeping parameters affect that? I use a shorter steep w/ lower temp and a lot of leaf.

teabird

I was thinking more of Adagio’s flavored black teas, which I’ve found no good for a second steep. The flavoring did seem to last better on the whites, and yes, steeping parameters probably have something to do with that.

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drank Palm Court by Harney & Sons
328 tasting notes

Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample!

I sampled this w/o knowing the contents in the blend. So my first impressions were: mild breakfast tea, smooth, not astringent, no need to add sugar, no bitterness. After checking out this site, I learned the secret: the oolong must be masking the bite of any assams. Really, I did not detect any chocolate notes present in the keenum.
Also, really not very smoky either.

As I have been on a sugar avoidance kick and am looking for morning alternatives to assams (which in my opinion just need sugar and milk), this is a pleasant alternative. But I still miss my sugary, milky assams…..

ashmanra

Lori, my favorite teas for no sugar are Golden Monkey, Tower of London, Cranberry Autumn, and Golden Mudan. Have you tried those? Also, I sometimes drink Queen Catherine without sugar. For breakfast, though, I haven’t really tried giving up the sugar! I usually just go sugarless in the afternoon! Oh, and don’t forget Eight at the Fort!

Lori

Agreed that Golden Monkey is great w/no sugar. And, I am sooo tempted to bring back my sugar in the morning. I really miss my milky, sugary AM tea…

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This has been my go-to tea of late. I like the roasty ness in the foreground and the whisper of vegetal green in the background. And this tastes like coffee w/o the jittery effects.

Cofftea

All their coffee blends are amazing. I wanna compare this to their espresso oolong.

RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas

I need to buy some of their tea sometime.

Lori

Still need to try the espresso! These have really been my favorites…

The DJBooth

I agree a lot of their teas are amazing and I also like the positive vibe that Dr. Tea exudes….I check the website weekly because you can get some amazing deals on their top notch teas

Cofftea

Yep- I get the newsletters. :) Wondering if the espresso is really that different from the coffee.

The DJBooth

I thought the same thing about the esspresso but it sold out quick….I wonder if they would ever consider a coffee tea sampler that would be awesome!

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With a little milk and sugar , this is a nice creamy treat. Yum-

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Thanks to Ashmanra for this sample. This is a delightful tea- malty and not astringent. And of course, no milk and sugar needed. This almost seems like a high quality yunnan….

ashmanra

Lori, When I go back to Southern Season I will ask them the origin of this tea. I don’t know where it comes from, but it is without a doubt the fuzziest, softest, fluffiest golden tip tea I have ever seen. It reminds me a little bit of Golden Monkey in that aspect…

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This is lovely, light and slightly toasted. Smooth.

This tea is almost comparable to the Wuyi oolong from JK Tea Shop. I say almost as this one seems to have fewer infusions…BUT, the advantage is this one is organic.

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near the end of my sampler for this tea. I love the lightness from the oolong and natural plum taste from the dried plum. I wish more companies would blend some flavored oolongs…

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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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