614 Tasting Notes

drank The au Chocolat by Lupicia
614 tasting notes

Tea of the month! I love that Lupicia sends out samples in their tea magazine! I had this this morning. It tasted like many of their other chocolate combo teas without the combo flavor. I have had their chocolate with strawberry, banana and chestnut, all of which really add something to the chocolate base. I don’t think the chocolate is interesting enough to stand on it’s own as a tea. It is great mixed with other stuff. I have a lavender EG that I have been wanting to try with chocolate, so maybe I’ll resteep this in the morning with the EG. We’ll see if this tea has a place in my cupboard as an additive to other teas.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Dustin

Tried it with the other tea and the chocolate couldn’t shine through the strength of the other tea’s flavors. Oh well! Guess I don’t need it.

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drank Sweet Autumn Tea by Lupicia
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I haven’t been a big rooibos fan lately. Still, when I read that Lupicia had a limited time tea with chestnut and pumpkin, I had to give it a go. I have had their sweet potato black tea before and it has a similar taste to this. I can pick out a little chestnut, but I’m not really getting the pumpkin. The first few sips were really flavorful, but the sips after that left me searching out the intensity I had gotten before. At the end of each sip my mouth gets dry. Thank you rooibos.

This is a really interesting flavor combination, although I’m not crazy about this tea. I’d love to make a soup with these flavors. I’d also love to try this tea in a black base!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Ost

Didn’t really like this one….but now that I think of it, these flavors in a soup would be brilliant! That’s a great idea!

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drank Sunset In Seattle by Market Spice
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HHTTB

I didn’t know if I’d like this one, but I think I do. I can pick out the vanilla and spearmint which has a slight cooling effect. I also get a slight lemongrass flavor. It’s been a long time since I have been in Seattle and I don’t know that I paid attention to the sunsets, most likely because I was trying to track down the things that had been stolen out of my van and find my way through the city, but I’ll have to pay more attention next time I visit and think of this tea!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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HHTTB

This has that same dry grassy smell that pet stores often do! It doesn’t sound like a complimentary association, but it is a fond one in my mind. It tastes like dry malty grass too! Very smooth with a nice finish on the sip. I can see why unflavored tea fans love this stuff!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
MzPriss

LOVE this!

hippiechick 42

Lol! I love that smell too!

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drank Je t'Aime by Nina's Paris
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HHTTB

Caramel. Niiiice. This tea has that same delicious caramel taste that MF’s Wedding Imperial has, but seems much more forgiving on the steeping parameters. It is a little similar to Japon minus the genmacha too. It is very evenly flavored and is a very enjoyable cup!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
hippiechick 42

This is an amazing tea!

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drank Cardamon Tea by Ahmad Tea
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HHTTB

Ooooh, wow! Yup, that’s cardamon! I love cardamon, but it pretty much takes over in this cup. I can’t taste the tea or anything else that might be around, just cardamon. It seems like a fairly even flavor with a tiny bite at the beginning of the sip, but there isn’t much going on. I’d love to see this paired with something else that can match the strength of the spice. Still, if you want to drink a cup of cardamon, this is your tea.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Pear Tea by Fauchon
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HHTTB

This one is odd. French teas are usually dead on with their fruit flavors, but this one isn’t quite right. It has a light pear flavor that I really have to focus on to get, but then it goes flat.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Stephanie

Weird! When I had it I thought it was spot on Bosc pear! Maybe it’s an older sample?

Dustin

It could be! It’s from a traveling tea box that has made a few rounds and is in a plastic bag, so yeah, not ideal conditions.

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drank Honey Pear by Golden Moon Tea
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HHTTB

Honey flavored stuff is strange. It is almost a perfume like taste that I associate with honey candies from my childhood, but it never really captures true honey. It makes for a really nice aftertaste, but it never does much for me in the sip. The pear in this is okay, but isn’t very prominent or true to the fruit. It almost matches the honey in perfuminess. I’m kinda eh on this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Cashew Turtle by 52teas
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HHTTB

I’m not getting much at all from this tea, but I pulled it from a traveling tea box that has had several rounds and it’s in a regular zip plastic baggie, so the odds are stacked against this poor tea! It could be quite old.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec
tea-sipper

I make sure to remove any teas from the HH teabox that I’ve seen before.. certainly if they’ve been in the box for two rounds. Definitely don’t want those well traveled teas in the box! :D

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HHTTB

One sip… hibiscus. I can’t even concentrate on anything else. The aftertaste is nice with raspberry and lychee, but the sip is all hibiscus which equals all gross.

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

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My name is Dustin and I like tea.

I’m an added flavor kind of tea fan. I want my tea to remind me of cookies and cakes with coconut and almond slices with a hint of chocolate drizzled on top. I want dancing ponies and flying monkeys shooting off fireworks! I like a little sugar in my tea. I love caffeinated tea, but since I limit myself to one cup a day, I have been exploring more rooibos and honeybush teas. Rooibos now = meh and I have upped my caffeine tolerance. BRING ME CAFFEINE!!!!

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