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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
4847 tasting notes

This is a bit of a back-log: I started my day the “usual way” – with a cup of my breakfast blend. YUM! Delightful way to get going!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Meadow Nocturne by Liber Teas
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Without a doubt this is my favorite chamomile blend, and since I’m headed to bed a bit earlier than usual tonight, I feel like I can use a little encouragement via my Meadow Nocturne.

I am not a particular fan of chamomile, but, I do like it ok in blends, and it certainly is effective in promoting relaxation. I love how the honeybush gives this blend a pleasant sweetness, and I absolutely adore lavender. This is just delightful and I can already start to feel that much needed sense of calm.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 30 sec

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drank Carrot Cake by Tea Guys
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This is my first time trying this tea. I have been really happy with the other Tea Guys teas so I am fairly confident I will like this one too…

Wow! This is really good. Much, much better than I anticipated. I’m not a big fan of rooibos. I like rooibos ok, but more often than not its a bit too sweet for my liking, and tastes a bit like artificial sweetener (like saccharine) has been added. But the combination of flavors here seems to offset that weird rooibos sweetness enough so that it’s not as prevalent. This blend also contains honeybush which I like much better than rooibos.

Make no mistake though, this is a very sweet tea. It just doesn’t taste like a fakey-rooibos-saccharine-ish sweet. It has a pleasant fruity sweetness, with a touch of honey and maple. A very nice dessert treat – and perfect for this time of evening.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Cinnamon Fig Rooibos by 52teas
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After all the tea that I’ve drunk today (I managed 4 infusions from the Bai Yun!), I’ve decided it’s time to make some non-caffeinated choices.

I like this one pretty well. The fig flavor is a bit more mellow than I remember it being in previous infusions, but the cinnamon is nicely pronounced here – not a strong, spicy-hot cinnamon but a spicy-sweet cinnamon. There is a fruity presence also – but, it doesn’t taste definitively of fig.

It’s still quite good though and it’s a nice, mellow cup. Pleasantly sweet.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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drank Bai Yun Oolong by Norbu Tea
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My Oolong fix for today.

I love the color of this tea – Golden! I wrote a review about this tea for the Tea Review Blog that can be read here:

http://www.teareviewblog.com/?p=10332

This tea reminds me so much of a Fancy Formosa Oolong (Oriental Beauty), from it’s appearance, to the color and scent of the liquor and even the flavor is quite reminiscent of an Oriental Beauty.

I am continually in awe of Norbu’s teas – always of such excellent quality and exceptional taste. This cup is another perfect example of this. Multiple infusions to follow!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
__Morgana__

I just ordered the sample set from Norbu today. Looking forward to it. Plus Greg seemed really nice in the email he sent to confirm my samples pick.

LiberTEAS

You won’t be disappointed by Norbu. Their teas are awesome. One of my very favorite companies, now that I am not blending teas any longer!

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This is probably my favorite “non-LiberTEAS” tea in my cupboard right now, if not my favorite, it’s absolutely in the top 2!

It is pure heaven in a tea cup… and a few years ago, if you were to tell me that I would someday say that about an “unflavored” green tea with a vegetative character – I would have told you that you were nuts!

But I sooooo love this tea. Buttery, vegetal, sweet … so good. Multiple infusions to follow!

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

So what is the other tea in the top two?

LiberTEAS

That would probably be Ali Shan Oolong from Norbu. Which… reminds me that I still have some in my cupboard. I might just need to drink some of that today…

LiberTEAS

Or… it may be one of the several yellow teas that I also have in my cupboard… Those are quite heavenly as well.

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drank Tangerine by Adagio Teas
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I decided to give this tea another go, since last night my cup was a little too bitter for me. This time, I brewed it just 3 minutes, and this seems to be about right for this tea.

I don’t know what it is about Adagio’s black tea base – but, it certainly is unlike most Ceylon teas that I’ve encountered. It has a very dry astringency to it, and I can even detect a malty note and even the slightest smoky characteristic to it. It’s much more robust than a typical Ceylon.

I think that this tea would be much better if the black base wasn’t so strong – because it would allow for some of the more delicate tangerine notes to be tasted. As it is, I can taste the tangerine, but, only mere hints of it.

I like it ok, but it is not my favorite. I am currently working on my review of this tea for the Tea Review Blog.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Breakfast Blend by Liber Teas
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I usually start my day with this tea, although this morning, I wanted a little spice to start my day so I started with the Chipotle Chai and Assam. I am now finishing up my cup of Breakfast Blend.

It’s a little weird to be writing a note about my own tea, especially since I’ve been drinking this same tea for about six years now. It is robust yet smooth and I love the bit of vanilla in this blend, it starts off very subtle and the flavor develops as you continue to drink your way down to mid-cup. Perfect with a little milk and honey.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Assam Meleng by Narien Teas
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I wrote a review for this tea for The Tea Review Blog about a week or so ago, although it’s not yet been published. I really like this Assam. It has a pleasant malty character, but it is quite different from other Assam teas in that it possesses a wine-like quality to it.

I usually prefer to drink this tea in the early evening with my dinner, however, I recently procured a bit of Chipotle Chai Spice from World Spice Merchants, and I was anxious to try some. The Chai spice does not come with tea, it is just a blend of spices that you can add to the tea of your choice, so I just happened to grab this Assam this morning.

The spice has a very bold kick to it – very spicy indeed! I added an ample dollop of honey and I heated and frothed my milk for the chai – this is better than any coffee shop could prepare for me! It has a hint of sweetness – almost a fruity sweetness – but it’s ever so delicate, a bit smoky, but not too much, and a lot spicy. This really packs a punch!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
LiberTEAS

I’m really liking this chai blend. I think the next time I will try brewing it with my chocolate rose romance – it would be spectacular with the chipotle! Maybe a pinch of salt to keep it interesting!

Everyday_Teaist

I like the creative use of flavors. I have a lovely, malty assam that just cries out for a dash of maple syrup and a tad of orange liqueur.

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drank Golden Grapefruit by Tea Guys
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This is the tea that lead me to buy from Tea Guys, as I am on the lookout for an extraordinary grapefruit green tea.

I’m glad I did place this order – Tea Guys has prompt shipping and great teas too! I really like this tea, although I really think I’d like it better if it was just a green tea blend rather than a blend of black and green teas plus green yerba mate. It’s not quite what I was looking for… but I still like it.

It has a really nice citrus flavor – the grapefruit flavor is tart yet sweet. There is a little bitterness to it, but, it’s not a strong bitter – just a little bite that gives some added dimension to the cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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I am obsessed with tea!

I am a co-founder of the SororiTEA Sisters:
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I no longer write for the SororiTea Sisters but I am still the admin for the blog.

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The reason I’m no longer writing for SororiTea Sisters is because I am now the Mad Tea Artist for 52Teas:

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I’ll still be posting occasional reviews on teas here on Steepster, mostly backlogged reviews because I’m way behind on getting reviews posted. That’s why I’m keeping two accounts active at the current time – so that I can get those backlogged reviews posted.

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My favorite teas are Yellow Teas with most Oolong teas at a close second. As far as “flavored” teas go, I love Earl Grey, Chocolate and Jasmine teas.

I also am intrigued by flavored teas with an unusual or unique flavor combination, which is why I was very excited to be the Mad Tea Artist of 52Teas!

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