57 Tasting Notes

70
drank Chai by Tealated
57 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Mixture of tea & spices

Steep: 3m

Aroma: Spice

Color: orange/brown

Taste: My first Chai tea the aroma is a blend spices which smells great! I also know this tea is quite popular when milk is added to make a latte, later I want to give that a try as well. On to brewing the first steep I decided to go with 3m so it wouldn’t get too strong. At first sip I found it to be a bit bland & bitter but as I continued drinking the bitterness died down slightly making drinking more pleasant experience. I can’t quite pinpont the flavors but it makes for a okay cup of tea with a slight bitter aftertaste. I wonder if i added some coconut sugar would it help to enhance the flavor.

Tea week, my plan is to drink 1 new tea every day from my current collection & write a review.

Thank You Tealated for the sample

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55
drank Winter Spice by Twinings
57 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 3m

Aroma: Camomile

Color: Deep Golden Yellow

Taste: I found this tea to be lacking in spice flavor, it taste like plain Camomile tea with nothing added & watered down.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75
drank Moroccan Mint by Tealated
57 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Various small leaves

Steep: 3m,5m

Aroma: Peppermint w/ a hit of spearmint

Color: Golden Yellow

Taste: Upon opening the tea the scent was pleasant peppermint with a hit of spearmint mix in. As for brewing used 1tsp & steeped the first cup for 3 minutes . As for the taste it was light more so spearmint detected after brewing. A second steep this time for 5m I noticed the flavor profile didn’t change & remained the same. Overall I found this to be an okay light tea. Next time i’m going to try it using more tea leaves to see if I notice any differences.

*update- I used 2tsp and got a better steep more flavor + minty sensation after drinking

Thank You Tealated for the sample

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55
drank Lemon Tea by St. Dalfour
57 tasting notes

Happy New Year!

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 2m

Aroma: Lemon

Color: Reddish Brown

Taste: From this tea I decided to do something different & start with a strong brew. The aroma was lemony w/ classic black tea scent. As for the taste it was bland & bitter

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

50

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 1m, 2m

Aroma: Fruity

Color: Dark yellow

Taste: Although this tea had a fruity aroma, there was no flavor very bland.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
57 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 3m

Aroma: Cinnamon Spice

Color: Reddish Brown

Taste: This tea was actually a recommendation by a family member. I was on the lookout for something new since I haven’t had tea in a long time. I was also drawn to the name of this tea how could tea from a tea bag possibly be already sweet? So I decided to give it a try & I must say it’s one of my favorites! Since buying it the first time a month or so ago I have already brought another box. The aroma is cinnamon with a spice kick to it & the flavor to match cinnamon spice with a nice sweetness. This tea could also replace a sweet treat imo. Another plus is that it’s caffeine free, I can enjoy it at night without having to worry if I’ll have trouble falling asleep. Steeping I find that 3 minutes is good for a cup, 4 minutes the flavor can be too strong. The bag last for about 2 steeps with the second one being on the lighter side. As for the downside I read it’s best to avoid tea with natural flavors but this one taste soo good, I know that’s most likely where the sweetness comes from because all other ingredients listed aren’t sweet.Overall I like this tea a lot!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

55
drank Earl Grey by St. Dalfour
57 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 1m, 2m

Aroma: Peppery

Color: Reddish Brown

Taste: This is my first time trying a Earl Grey tea. I had ordered a sample packet on iherb & it came with 3 different teas from St.Dalfour. I had never heard of this company before so i decided to give it a try. What I found unique about this tea was the aroma it was peppery, which is quite different from what I’m used to when it comes to tea. As for the taste it was strong peppery & bitter, the second steep was lighter in flavor.Overall, I didn’t like this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 8 OZ / 236 ML
K S

I tried this once. Didn’t like it and I love earl grey.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

60

It had a nice aroma of spearmint & lavender. Yet when it came to brewing i didn’t notice the rose or much of anything else it was quite bland & a little bitter.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

drank Almond Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
57 tasting notes

To be honest I couldn’t drink this. The aroma was too strong for me, it was a sickly sweet candy smell. It was overpowering soo much so that I couldn’t bring myself to drink it, my mother had a cup & said it wasn’t good at all.

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

Water: 8oz

Leaves: powdery medium rolled rods

Steep: 2m,3m

Aroma: Roasted

Color: pale almost clear

Taste: I decided to try a reverse brewing method,by doing so this meant to add the hot water first then add the leaves. The tea was very light, lacking in flavor throughout the steep times. Another thing I noticed it is that this tea doesn’t last long 2 steeps maximum. Overall an okay tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

I’m a student majoring in Psychology. I really got into tea early last year (2013). I’m happy I stumbled upon Steepster because I’ve been able to learn soo much more! Before I drank my tea from tea bags never really venturing out to try loose tea.

I’m apart of Teavivre Free tasting activity,I joined after making my first purchase with them earlier this year.
Thank you Angel & Teavivre

Tea Ratings:
90-100 = Very Good! (90,95)
80-89 = Good (80,85)
70-79 = Okay (70,75)
60-69 = Didn’t like (60,65)

*I may adjust ratings depending on when the tea was brewed again & if i liked it more or less.

Companies (ordered from* / work with**)
Teavivre**
Verdant Tea*
Single Origin Teas*
Little Red Cup Tea*
Red Leaf Tea*
Persimmon Tree Tea**

Favorite:
Green Tea

Brewing Notes w/ Electric Kettle:
Black-
Oolong- Rinse
Green- 15 minute cool down
White-

(Working on updated brewing notes June 2014)

Location

USA

Following These People

Moderator Tools

Mark as Spammer