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75 Tasting Notes

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Now that it’s so hot, I’ve gravitated to iced teas (except when I’m craving a good cup and decide to turn on the A/C to make it really enjoyable). I had not tried Tea Forte’s iced tea blends, so I wasn’t sure what to expect from the Nantucket Tea sampler I bought two days ago. The first candidate: Pomegranate Blackberry is fantastic! Fruity and smooth, I really like this one. Now, I need to buy a larger supply of it…and test the rest in the sampler packet. I’m hopeful that most of them will be enjoyable.

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Purchased this through the Steepster promo, and I must say that it lives up to the anticipation :) The color, aroma, and taste are fantastic – really high quality and the tea never tastes bitter. My favorite part may be, though, seeing the tea leaves in all their glory as they unfurl in my cup. This tea confirms for me that oolong is my favorite, and this is one of the best oolongs I’ve had. Thank you Chicago Tea Garden!

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Drinking this as an iced tea today. It is such a smooth and flavorful, but not overpowering, tea that it’s great alone or blended with herbal teas when I want a summertime vibe. Everyone should pick this one up.

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Trying this one as a sample, with my recently purchased Tie Guan Yin. I followed the steeping directions, though I was worried the flavor would be weak after only 30 seconds. It is perfect :) The jasmine is light, just a hint of scent, and not at all overpowering

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Feeling the need for something a little stronger this morning, so the Yen Bai is it :) It feels like a treat to drink this tea.

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68

Ended yesterday with this tea, so I decided to start with it today :) It’s still a solid choice – light and soothing. Perfect for easing into a Sunday.

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drank Rooibos Tropica by Teavana
75 tasting notes

Enjoying this iced today! It has such a cheerful, fruit flavor and it really does help with my allergies (like all rooibos). I highly recommend it to allergy sufferers :)

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Bought this on a recommendation from Wystone’s World Teas in Lakewood, CO. It is as good as they said, smooth in taste, rich in color. At first, it seemed to have a smokey scent, but really it’s just a rich smell. There is no skimping on flavor with this tea, and the color is almost as dark as coffee, but the tea is finely flavored, not bitter. Definitely worth the price!

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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Drinking this in a blend with Ceylon Black – iced. I’ve given the Ceylon emphasis, so this isn’t bad. I doubt I’d drink it alone, though – too strong.

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Drinking this at work and enjoying it.

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I’m a book-lover and fiction writer and, I must confess, a tea addict :)

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