61 Tasting Notes

95

Water: 8oz

Leaves: medium green

Steep: 3m

Aroma: Sweet, Vegetable

Color: Pale almost clear

Taste: A cup of tea before bed paired after eating a ruby red grapefruit . Dragon well was one of the first teas i had in my early tea blogging start. I’m excited to be reviewing a different variation of this tea. A wonderful cup nice & light! Great if you don’t want anything heavy at night.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tiny rolled leaves

Steep: 1m,2m,3m

Aroma: Sweet Vegetable

Color: Deep golden yellow

Taste: The aroma of this tea was great! I haven’t had loose green tea in quite some time, I need to practice at getting the water temperature correct. This time I decided to go with 5 steeps to see how this tea would last. As for steeping I’ll update this as I go. 1m I didn’t get much of a aroma from the cup of tea it self as i did the leaved. The taste was light with a hint of bitterness that later subsided, i think this was due to the water being too hot. 2m I let my water cool this time for a minute longer than the first, It was the same shade of golden yellow but lacking in any flavor the, 3rd steep revealed the same flavor profile. I stopped here short of my original 5 steeps planned b/c i felt it wouldn’t make a difference. Overall i found this tea to be quite plain.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank French Vanilla Chai by Twinings
61 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 6m

Aroma: Vanilla Spice

Color: Deep orange/brown

Taste: Due to my previous Chai taste test I wanted to try out another sample. On the package it stated to brew this for 4-6 minutes. I went with the later at 6m I wanted to see what this tea had at full strength thus a stronger brew. The aroma was a nice vanilla spice. As for the color it was deeper than the previous Chai this is probably due to the longer steep time. One thing I found rather interesting was the clarity of the tea I found this cup to be quite cloudy. As for the taste despite brewing for a long time this was very bland like plain drinking water, no spice flavor or anything else for that matter.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
61 tasting notes

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Tea Bag

Steep: 6m

Aroma:

Color: Deep orange/brown

Taste: Opening this tea was nothing special, I smelled the bag to see what scent profile I could write but for the dry bag there was nothing. Upon pouring water over the bag i got a slight pumpkin aroma. Another steep for 6m revealed another cloudy brew yet again. The taste was terrible bland like water but also bitter. There was also no spice flavor at all

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Chai by Tealated
61 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

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55
drank Winter Spice by Twinings
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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

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75
drank Moroccan Mint by Tealated
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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

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50
drank Lemon Tea by St. Dalfour
61 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

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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

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95
drank Sweet & Spicy by Good Earth
61 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

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I’m a student majoring in Psychology. I really got into tea early(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
80-89 = Good
70-79 = Okay
60-69 = Didn’t like
50-59= Avoid

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

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

Favorite:
Green Tea

Brewing Notes
Black
Oolong
Green
White
Herbal

Location

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