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13 Tasting Notes

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When I realized I could no longer get the green tea with coconut and ginger at White August Tea (they closed) I went searching for a similar tea. That’s when I came upon LuxBerry Tea. This tea is FANTASTIC! Drink it hot… drink it iced…both are great. It’s a chinese sencha green tea. I’ve always had Japanese sencha. I found that this Chinese sencha was just as light and smooth, but not quite as naturally sweet. I liked that, because though I like coconut tea, I don’t want it taste fake or sweetened. This one has a lovely creamy coconut flavor with a nice background of ginger. The ginger has a bit more bite when the tea is hot, than when iced. I highly recommend this tea!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Cinnamon Roll by Joy's Teaspoon
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Finally! Everything I’ve been looking for in a cinnamon tea! It smells spicy like a cinnamon bear candy, but it doesn’t have that burning bite. Instead it has a fantastic black tea base, with a good strong but not overwhelming cinnamon flavor. It’s sweet and as everyone else has mentioned, a bit of a bakery flavor. It takes milk and sugar well, but if want to stay away from sugar it has a natural light sweetness (not a flavored sweetness). This is one black tea that actually tastes as good or even better as it cools down! So happy to have found this tea!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is a very dark china black tea and is very smooth. It’s smells of berry’s and has wonderful undertone of bergamot. The flavors are very well balanced. It handles milk well and a bit of sugar brings out the berry flavors. I thought it tasted like strawberry, but the ingredients say raspberry. Either way, a very delicious tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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The bergamot is gentle – and the vanilla bean adds a lovely compliment and gentle sweetnets. The thing that most impressed me was that it was a wonderful high quality black tea base that stood up to the flavoring and was not overpowered.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Masala Chai by BourgeaTEA
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When I opened this tea, my mouth began to water! You can smell the terrific blend of masala spices as well as large dark Ceylong tea leaves. This is a terrific tea – the best Masala Chai I have tasted!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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If you would enjoy a pear flavored Jolly Rancher melted into your Sencha tea, then you would enjoy this tea. However, though I love Sencha, this was not a tea I would ever drink again.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Jaime

This makes me want to find a Jolly Rancher and melt it into my tea, just to see what it would taste like!

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drank Hoji Cha by Sugimoto America
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I was entering new territory trying a roasted green tea! So I carefully studied the website before brewing my first cup. I wanted to get it right. I followed the instructions, adjusting the water temperature a bit for my own taste. I’ve never had a tea I only steeped for 45 seconds!

I took a sip, then another and another. I loved this tea!!!! It has a lovely nutty flavor – maybe a bit like chestnuts. When first brewed and still very hot, it still had a bit of the fragrance of tobacco and grass, but that quickly faded as the tea cooled. It also became sweeter and sweeter as it cooled! I have never tasted such a sweet tea that was not flavored to be sweet!

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 0 min, 45 sec

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drank White Peach by BourgeaTEA
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I drank this ALL summer long as an iced tea. Fantastic!!!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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I love this tea! The black tea is rich and smooth – and the addition of strawberry and lemon is unique. I drink this with milk and a bit of sugar. Can’t wait to buy more!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 6 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

Hey Melanie! Good to see you! :)

Jaime

I’ve been eyeing this tea. Is the lemon strong or sour/tart?

Melanie

No Jaime! I do not do sour!!! :-) It is a very gentle lemon – the strawberry is a little stronger, but what I love is that they are both background flavors to the tea. And I would never add milk to tea with real lemon in it – you’d get curds, but I can add milk to this tea and it’s delicious!

Jaime

I hardly ever add milk to tea, so I’ve never gotten curds. This sounds delicious, even though I do do sour!! I’m looking for a replacement for Teavana’s Sour Cherry Serenade. Of course, the first tea that I try from them, I fall in love with, and they retire it two days after I tried it!

Melanie

Ah… of course… Murphy’s Law :-) Well.. this is probably not the sour you’re looking for. Have you tried any of BourgeaTea? If you like Green Tea you might like their Green Citrus! Again – not real sour – but much more of the real pure citrus flavor than this one.

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drank Indian Spiced Tea by Indonique
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I originally bought this tea as a nice spiced iced tea, but as the weather wasn’t quite warm enough, I started brewing it hot. I love this tea so much I may have to buy more for summer! It is is a great tea blend – reminds me a lot of “Yorkshire Red”, but it has a great spicy flavor with the whole cloves and cardamom and the black pepper. It’s great black – with a nice spicy bite to it – it takes milk well and even a bit of sweetener if you want. An amazingly versatile tea! It’s only down fall is that the leaves are very tiny – again like the “Yorkshire Red” and so you need a good strainer for this loose leaf tea.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 7 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

Hi there! Not sure if you got my other comment…a while back…it;’s nice seeing you on here!!!

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