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43 Tasting Notes

75

Water: 8oz

Leaves: tiny copped leaves

Steep: 5m

Aroma: not good

Color: Coppery orange

Taste: The first time I brewed this tea i wasn’t fond of the aroma it didn’t smell good like the other teas I had. Surprising upon brewing for a total of 5 minutes the flavor wasn’t as bad as i thought it might have been due to the scent.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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85

Water: 8oz

Leaves: medium length fuzzy leaves

Steep: 30s

Aroma: floral

Color: pale almost clear

Taste: I’ve had to experiment and test this tea out a couple of times first. The first time I use 2T as recommend for a 8oz cup and it came out way to strong & it didn’t taste good. The second time I got it right, it had a very nice floral aroma specifically that of a Honeysuckle. The color was pale almost clear. The taste was pleasant and light, a good finisher for a lemon cupcake i had just demolished instead of paring it with the usual glass of milk. Overall a very nice tea with a lingering aroma.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Cheesecake Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
43 tasting notes

This match was nice but for me in comparison to the other flavors I’ve had this one seemed to be lacking. It came off more of a bitter note than a a cheese cake like.

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80

Water: 8oz

Leaves: tiny medium green circles

Steep: 1m

Aroma: grassy

Color: yellowish green

Taste: This tea was the first Oolong I’ve had in a while since I haven’t been making tea as often. What I found surprising upon opening the package was the non floral aroma that most Oolongs carry. This time it was more of a grassy aroma that you find with green tea. I went on to brewing next, I checked the instructions and i noticed that I was supposed to use 1 tablespoon of tea, which is more than what I normally use of 1 tsp per cup. So I gave them a fifteen second rinse then continued brew for 1 minute. The flavor was very light almost bland but as it sat for a few minutes I noticed that the flavors intensified it was a bit bolder now. Overall a very nice Oolong if you looking for something non-floral and on the lighter end.

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70

Water: 8oz

Leaves: mixture of various fruits

Steep: 7m

Aroma: Tart

Color: Deep Red

Taste: After not brewing tea for quite sometime i decided to give this one a try. It had a fairly tart aroma. As for the taste i didn’t notice anything special,it was just tart

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 7 min, 0 sec 2 tsp

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75

Water: 16oz

Leaves: mixture of various leaves + coconut

Steep: 4m

Aroma: coconut & caramel

Color: golden yellow

Taste: I decided after eating my bowl of ramen i wanted to drink so tea & this was my go to, since i haven’t tried it yet. As i opened the package i notice a coconut & caramel aroma. This time around i wanted to try something different (i wanted a bit more tea than the usual 8oz) so i use 16oz of water & allowed my tea to steep. The tea was a golden yellow that i noticed to be a bit more flavored than the other two teas I’ve previously tried. Although I’m not a huge fan of coconut in general this tea wasn’t so bad.

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

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75

Water: 8oz

Leaves: ginger, ginseng, chamomile mixture of other ingredients

Steep: 5m

Aroma: Chamomile & Citrus

Color: Dark Yellow

Taste: This tea at first I found it bland, but with a few more sips the flavor began to come through. I noticed more of the Chamomile & hint of Citrus favor more so than the ginger & ginseng despite that being the name of the tea.

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70

Water: 8oz

Leaves: Mixture of green tea & various ingredients

Steep: 1m,2m,3m

Aroma: Caramel

Color: light yellow

Taste: First I want to say i was very excited to receive this in the mail today! Along with it my other samples Persimmon Tree Tea. Upon opening the package the scent was amazing! It reminded me of the soft chewy caramel candy. That made me even more excited to brew it. The first steep I think I might have let my water cool too much although the aroma was there I didn’t get much flavor. Moving to the second steep this time I left my water a bit hotter than before adding an additional minute to the steep time. The result was the same as the first still lacking. On the last steep at three minutes. Overall I can say this was an okay tea good for if your looking for something light with amazing aroma.

*Thank you Persimmon Tree Tea for this sample

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80
drank Waterlilies Fruit Tea by Teavivre
43 tasting notes

This tea was quite different from the other fruit teas I’ve tried. Upon opening the package the aroma is quite tropical. I went to brewing for 8 minutes, the color was a deep red like the other teas but the difference is the taste was much lighter and less tart in comparison to the blueberry fruit tea.

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60

The first thing that I noticed when I opened up the package was the rose aroma. As i measured my tea i got full roses which was quite exciting to see. So i went to brewing the first time it was too light in taste & the aroma of roses was a bit much. The other time around i had it brew too strong & came out bitter. Maybe i should give this tea another test but from this time i didn’t enjoy it.

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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 that I’ve ordered from:
Teavivre
Verdant Tea

Favorite:
Green Tea

Brewing Notes:
Black- Boiling
Oolong- Boiling then cool 3 minutes & rinse
Green- Boiling then cool 6 minutes
White- Boiling then cool 7 minutes

Location

USA

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