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1011 Tasting Notes

96

After spending my day sipping on the lovely Organic Black with Coconut, I didn’t want to end my day of fine, delicious tea. I decided to pull this out because I feel that it is a very sophisticated tea. It is definitely not a “wake up” tea but more of a “quiet night with a good book” tea. I made this as a tea latte, which I didn’t think would work, and it is just so good and welcome tonight.

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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94

I took this as my tea of the day to work this morning and it was absolutely delicious!! I love the toasted coconut flavor and aroma of this tea. I am quite fond of the tea base used also, it is very smooth which blends well with the coconut. I really think this smells like GM’s Coconut Pouchong, but I like this WAY better!

A big thank you to JacquelineM for sending me a sample of this tea! It will now have to go on my shopping list.

Preparation
5 min, 15 sec

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98
drank Rosy Earl Grey by Teas Etc
1011 tasting notes

Another tea from the box of goodies courtesy of JacquelineM! This is a greatly blended floral tea. I love how the jasmine and rose mix together while not clashing with the bergamot. Everything is just perfectly girly and perfect for a relaxing evening.

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87

I needed a tea to help me get through the remainder of my homework today so I reached for one of my new favorites – courtesy of the amazing JacquelineM! I have to admit I was a bit surprised that she decided to share a bit of her main man with me, but I am sure glad that she did. I am taking this pot without additions and Thomas is strong, yet smooth. I am enjoying the rich, honey covered biscuit flavor of Thomas today and I am still not finding any astringency. I wish I had got on board with Thomas earlier when I could have secured an entire tin for myself. But since that was not meant to be, I’ll be cherishing what is left of my sample on special occasions.

Preparation
4 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Vanilla Comoro by Harney & Sons
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The only tea that I could think of tonight was Vanilla Comoro. I finally drank enough out of my very firmly packed pound bag to be able to shake up the leaves a bit. I was looking for the mysterious specks that JacquelineM has been raving about. To be honest, I wasn’t even sure what she was talking about, until I saw the specks!! I made sure to include a good amount of specks in my measuring spoon and I was rewarded handsomely for my efforts. The tea seems to have even more vanilla and is even richer than before. The specks really do make a big difference – I would never have guessed that!

There is just so much vanilla in this tonight! I even added a small amount of my favorite dark chocolate creamer for fun – fully expecting the chocolate to take over. However, the vanilla is definitely overpowering the chocolate! I am in vanilla heaven! Okay, I need to attend to this delicious pot of tea now!

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec
Uniquity

I want specks! I even made up 4 T-sacs of this stuff to give to a co-worker and I still don’t have specks. I wonder if I could add some, : )

JacquelineM

May the specks be with you!!!!

gmathis

OK, I’m going to have to investigate this further. I don’t believe I’ve ever read a review of this that isn’t a rave. A friend tucked a tin of the decaf version into a gift box and truthfully, I wasn’t exactly enchanted. But all the smileys and exclamation marks make me feel sure I’ve missed something!

ashmanra

I thought the specks were dregs the first few times I made this so I poured them out of the bottom of my cup thinking they would be bitter. Then I tasted them. Now I am sneaky and I time it so that I pour the last cup from the pot in MY cup, then I lick my finger and get all the little specks just for me! Heehee! :) I guess it is bits of vanilla bean or vanilla seeds!

teawing

I agree with Gmathis, too many race reviews out there, I am going to have to try it!

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86

I needed a nice, interesting tea to help me finish up my homework for the week. Fortunately, this tea sounded like just the thing – and I’m fortunate to have received a sample of this from the wonderful JacquelineM! I honestly did not think this tea would be so nicely flavored, but I guess that I should have expected nothing less from 52teas. The brewed tea is a very murky brown which I’m assuming stems from the melted white chocolate chips. I added a small amount of sugar to help bring out the flavor of the white chocolate, but I think the tea would have been just fine without that addition. The flavor of the cashews is the most prominent taste with the white chocolate following through the aftertaste. There is also a slight astringency which reminds me of the dryness associated with eating nuts. Overall, I’m very happy with this tea and glad to have the chance to try yet another winner from 52teas.

Preparation
5 min, 45 sec

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97
drank Mayan Chocolate Chai by 52teas
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I have been wanting to make chai for the past couple of weeks so I went ahead and ordered a pouch of this since it is one of the most balanced chai blends I’ve tried. This morning I made a big stovetop batch of this and wow!! It is super spicy, but super good! The chocolate is stronger than I expected, but still not as strong as the spices. I bet adding a bit of my favorite dark chocolate creamer would be awesome with this tea! The cayenne kick is just what I needed to help me wake up today!

Preparation
8 min or more
Cofftea

I’ve never made this stove top, but I agree w/ your comments and your score. Frank said the other day he wants to get into making high end instant chais one day. I hope he does it w/ this… or even a chocolate free version. I’d love to be able to keep the cayenne aspect and then add as much chocolate as I want.

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94

This tea smells awesome from the pouch, very juicy and tart. I was pleasantly surprised by this tea! Even though it is a white tea and therefore on the lighter side of the tea spectrum, the tea is quite flavorful and delicious. I am enjoying a big mug of this hot with just a tad of sweetener to bring out the fruity sweetness. I really think this tea would be AMAZING iced though! I don’t know if the tea will ever make it to cold temps though, it is so good as is hot! Another winner from 52teas!

Preparation
8 min or more

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95
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
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I am so glad to see this tea on the Permanent Collection! I tried this tea a little over a year ago from the generous Doulton but at the time it was still a long sold out limited edition tea! The best part? Not only does it taste better than I remember, but I also received 2 other teas from 52teas in the mail today!

I added just a bit of sugar and a small splash of Dark Chocolate Breve Cream and this tea is crazy good tonight!

Preparation
5 min, 0 sec

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Formally known as mrawlins2

I am a former coffee drinker turned tea lover.

Black tea is probably my favorite type of tea, but I rather enjoy most types… I’m even developing a taste for pu-erh.

Rating Scale:
0-10: This tea is either flavorless or just plain undrinkable. I will avoid these teas in the future.

11-20: I was only able to make it through a few sips before pouring the tea out.

21-30: I may have been able to make it through the first cup but the thought of having another has me cringing.

31-40: Teas in this range are not horrible, but nothing I would seek out in the future.

41-60: Would drink if offered, but would not purchase for myself.

61-70: Okay, nothing special

71-80: Enjoyable, but I have to be in the mood for these. Probably would purchase if I found a really great price.

81-90: Pretty good tea, will probably be one of my favorites.

91-95: These teas are really excellent. I wouldn’t necessarily run out and buy more of these (just because there are so many teas out there that I haven’t tried), but I would miss this tea.

96-99: Terrific, very impressive.

100: This special rating is reserved for teas that are absolutely perfect in my opinion. I will only give out a rating of 100 to one tea per category (Earl Grey, unflavored black, dessert tea, Irish Breakfast, etc). These are teas that I really want to have around.

Perfect Teas so Far:

Earl Grey: Saint Isaac’s Blend (Russian Earl Grey) from Upton

Dessert Tea: Marco Polo from Mariage Freres

Unflavored Black: Emperor’s Red from Premium Steap

Location

Texas

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