13 Tasting Notes

88

Ah… To think that not all that long ago I didn’t know TeaVivre existed. :)

I am not the learned taster that some here clearly are and my palette clearly is not as definitive (heck, I don’t even like sweet potatoes so I don’t eat them), but I know what I like and I like this tea.

Granted this is my first effort with it and I like to play with different leaf quantities, water temp and steep time to extract the best flavor for me, but I like this black. To me it is not an “in your face” flavor burst that I like in other blacks but it has a nice flavor that lingers.

More to follow.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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92

The tea that began my introduction to loose tea continues to be one of my favorites and while nostalgia certainly plays a part, the sublime taste of this tea is one to behold.

Warm notes of cocoa permeate the richly colored liquid. While I sit back and enjoy, I remind myself that my current inventory of the pearls continues to dwindle as I await TeaVivre’s successful location of dragon pearls that meet their quality standards.

Flavors: Cocoa

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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90

Still playing with this one and enjoy the variety of tastes I am getting. Smoky but not overwhelming and the undercurrent of malt and spice is really quite nice.

This reserved black is a perfect way to start the day but also can serve very nicely for my 3p cup.

Flavors: Malt, Smoke, Spices

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML
Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hmm…might you have mistaken the instructions for 1/2 teaspoon instead of 1/2 tablespoon?

Conchobar

Well now.. that could in fact be a problem. :) Hitting the reset button. Thanks.

Whispering Pines Tea Company

Hehe :-) hope I saved the day! ;-)

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98

Continue to enjoy this tea and while I get different notions of flavors based upon temperature and steep time, the smoothness of this tea continue to impress.

Shelf life being what it is, time to reorder so the tin is full.

Flavors: Cocoa, Malt, Molasses

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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98

Having now had numerous efforts with this tea, I confirm my rating and find this black tea simply delicious. I have experimented with temperature and steep time and while there is a difference in flavor produced, I experienced no difference in enjoyment.

This tea will be in my cupboard for as long as I can obtain it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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92

First tasting for me of this tea.

Very nice, smooth with distinct sweet, chocolate taste.

The flavors appeared more distinct in the second and third steeps as I raised the temperature of the water and allowed a longer steep time.

Another quality black tea from Teavivre.

Flavors: Chocolate, Honey

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 45 sec 2 tsp 16 OZ / 473 ML

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95
reviewed PerfecTea Maker by Teavana
13 tasting notes

Easy to clean and screen works really well even with fine tea. Can’t imagine a better way to steep and enjoy a cup a tea at work. Fantastic device.

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90

Easy to use and while temperatures are not perfectly accurate its darn close.

Found mine at Bed, Bath & Beyond and the always available 20% off coupon was a nice discount.

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Black Tea and the Black Stuff

50+ husband and father of four with a tea sanctuary called “my office”

Ratings:
90-100: Fantastic tea
80-89: Very good
70-79: Decent, not cupboard worthy
60-69: Warm, colored water with some taste
00-59: Drain drinks it

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