533 Tasting Notes

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drank Coconut Cream Pie by 52teas
533 tasting notes

I’m trying this tonight thanks to Jillian, who I traded with.

It lives up to everything people have said about it. It’s delicious. The black tea is very strong, and accented with warm, sweet vanilla. But the coconut flavor — it’s fantastic. The coconut shavings in it release just a little bit of coconut oil into the tea, which collects at the surface. When sugar is added, this becomes a wonderful, slightly tropical treat.

This is going on the shopping list. We’ve made three pots of it in a row tonight!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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If it didn’t say this had white tea in it, I would have never known. It simply tastes like nectarine juice and crushed up vitamins. I will admit I get a feeling slightly similar to Adderall after a whole can, though. It’s not as strong, but I do feel VERY energized and more motivated to get things done, yet without the edgy feeling I get from coffee or energy drinks.

I’m curious about the other flavors, though… I’m not a fan of orange flavor, so this might be pretty heavily biased. I know there’s an apple one, so if I see it, I’ll pick it up.

Preparation
Iced
Cofftea

OHMYGOSH! I love their green apple soda!

Tabby

Me too! Their cream soda is really yummy as well.

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drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
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Finished my sample of this the other night with a friend and my brother. It was soothing and wonderful as always… which prompted us to buy two of the last remaining tins from LiberTEAS ‘s Artfire shop. Now I’ll be able to drink as much as I want for a while! So pumped!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec

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92
drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
533 tasting notes

Had to have another tall mug of this tonight. I have been craving it since yesterday. Not much of this left, unfortunately. :/ Will definitely miss it when it’s gone, especially since I’ve searched online for a similar combination and was unsuccessful. This was a truly unique blend.

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Boiling 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Tabby I still have some of this available in my Artfire shop: http://liberteas.artfire.com

Tabby

That is incredibly tempting. I might have to buy it once I get done moving.

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95
drank Cranberry Autumn by Harney & Sons
533 tasting notes

I did not expect to fall in love with this tea like I have.

Again, my thanks goes to LiberTEAS for sending me a sample of this. I’ve never really considered a cranberry tea before, but after this, I have certainly changed my mind. I brewed a pot of it for my friends and myself the other night and was a little shocked at how good this is. It’s not overwhelmingly sour like I expected. The cranberry flavor is very up-front, and translates very well into the tea. Paired with the flavor of the black tea, it works out so beautifully.

I might have to explore Harney & Sons as a tea supplier soon! This tea is going on my Shopping List right now.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 15 sec

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Ok, I admit it, I signed up for the Republic of Tea catalog for the free samples. Guilty.

Anyway, it smelled really tart when I sniffed the bag while waiting for the water to heat up. It also, of course, smelled like dried hibiscus without the bitterness that fresh hibiscus flowers have. The second I poured the water into the mug, it turned magenta, then proceeded to get very dark.

Hmm, as far as the taste goes, it’s a little mediocre. I can detect what I think is lemongrass, plus maybe some kind of berry, but it’s very mild. It’s tangy, and something about it reminds of Tazo’s “Passion”. (But it’s not as good.) I wouldn’t pursue this tea again, but it’s not bad.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Breakfast in Bed by Liber Teas
533 tasting notes

My first tea by the legendary LiberTEAS!

This is absolutely wonderful. I would never have thought to combine rose and cinnamon, but I love it. There is just enough rose in it, as I’ve had rose teas before that were almost peppery, but this is much better balanced. The cinnamon softens the rose and creates a really warm, delicious taste. The vanilla adds another dimension, especially in the aftertaste, and it’s just icing on the cake at this point. And the vanilla compliments the black tea’s natural taste, which just makes it even better. I’m definitely making a strong cup of this tomorrow morning before I work a double.

I’m actually really sad now that LiberTEAS isn’t in business anymore. Because yum.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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50

I have LiberTEAS to thank for a sample of this!

This is definitely interesting. I’m still getting used to yerba mate itself, so this tasted a little light and foreign to me. I’m used to black tea chais, as one might expect. I like the balance of spices, and it has that chai warmth to it, but I think I prefer traditional chais. Still, I’m glad I got a chance to try it.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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drank English Breakfast by Adagio Teas
533 tasting notes

Very tired of this, and I still have like a fourth of the tin left. Bleh. Definitely not reordering at this point.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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My mom handed me this the other day and I finally got around to brewing it. It’s a fairly strong black tea, though somehow no flavors in it really stand out to me. Essentially, this is very standard, and frankly not bad. I wouldn’t spring for it again, on the other hand. It’s just a little too plain for me.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Quiet, strange, and in love with the world of tea. Living just outside of Atlanta. Cat lover, electronic music geek, balcony gardener, and collector of fossils. On the hunt for the perfect tea in each of my favorite categories.

I prefer black teas, but I’m trying to broaden my horizons. My favorites tend to be yunnan tips, earl grey, chai, and pretty much any black tea from Fujian, China. My favorite add-ons are plum, cinnamon, sage, apple, coconut, raspberry, lychee, bergamot, osmanthus, cucumber, lavender, vanilla, cardamom, ginger, and caramel.

I’m shy about green tea, curious about white, and learning to love oolong. I hate rooibos and anything with orchid, fennel, or jasmine.

Since joining, I’ve traded with: Kaliska, QueenOfTarts, LiberTEAS, JustJames, Spencer, Ninavampi, Jillian, Teafreak, KeenTeaThyme, and RachanaC (Rachel)-iHeartTeas.

You can assume that I’m preparing my tea using the Western method. I use zero-calorie sweeteners and in the hot months, I drink my tea almost exclusively iced.

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