470 Tasting Notes

drank Indian Nimbu by Harney & Sons
470 tasting notes

TTB PTS

This has a really heavy base type taste to it! It is heavy like coffee, but the spices lighten it up a bit. It has an earthiness to it for a split second before the cardamon takes over. I made the mistake of adding a little sweetened creamer and it totally changed the taste. Hrm. Not really sure what to make of this tea.

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

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PTS TTB

Well I was enjoying this tea! That was until I ate a giant pumpkin shaped marshmallow. After that the tea tasted a little dull. Halloween is one of my other obsessions/loves and I go a little crazy this time of year with all the limited edition pumpkin foods, or in this case just pumpkin shaped.

The scent of apple is really strong and it comes through in the tea! I added a little creamer that is sweetened and it rounded it out nicely. It reminds me of Nina’s Marie Antoinette minus the rose (which is a really amazing combo). The apple flavor is very true. It is a really nice tea and I’d probably be head over heels for it if I hadn’t had that other tea or wanted just an apple tea. It would be a great second pick in the apple tea category.
Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mj

Halloween is my favorite holiday too! Of course, that’s because it’s my birthday lol

Dustin

It was supposed to be my daughter’s birthday too, but she held out for two more weeks!

mj

Haha, I showed up a month early to arrive on Halloween. It’s probably better for your daughter anyway! When you’re little, you can never have your birthday party on your birthday because it interferes with trick-or-treating.

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drank Smaug Tea by 52teas
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PTS TTB

Oooooh, this is interesting! On the sip it is cinnamon without the bite, but as I swallow it the spice kicks in and lingers in the aftertaste. It seems really well balanced with just the right amount of smoke to even things out while heating up my throat. I like!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
mj

Sounds like dragon tea :)

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PTS TTB

This tea is weird! First flavor I get is diluted dough! The more I sip, the more it fades. The tea is well balanced and nice with a little bit of grassy green in the aftertaste. It is nice, but isn’t grabbing me.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Rose by Kusmi Tea
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PPT TTB

Eh, this tea is okay. It has a clear rose flavor without going over the top and having a super strong powdery taste that I detest. It just seems very one dimensional and doesn’t have a lot of depth to it. It is like it is all high notes and isn’t well rounded.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Watermelon Mint by DAVIDsTEA
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PTS TTB

This stuff is weird. I taste watermelon and mint, but I also get this dirt/alkaline taste too. A little bit of melon rind and cucumber are in there too. Might be better with a sweetener, but at that point I might as well drink real watermelon juice with mint.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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From the PPT TTB.

This smells like autumn potpourri! All the spices and stuff! It tastes a little like it too, but not in a bad way. I think it’s the cinnamon. Cinnamon is the main flavor I’m picking up on, then I catch the nutmeg, then some clove. I’m not really getting a pumpkin flavor or any hint of chocolate. I’m having it without any cream or sugar. Added a little cream to the end of the cup and it mellows out the spices a bit, but it doesn’t bring out the missing flavors. Still, it is an interesting cup.

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

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drank Paris by Harney & Sons
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From the PTS TTB.

I had a cup of this earlier today. Added a little creamer, a couple of ice cubes and downed it pretty quickly on my way out the door. I was surprised to get nothing more than what tastes like a mild breakfast tea. I didn’t taste any flavoring, just the tea. I’m not sure how old this tea is since it is in a traveling box, but I wasn’t impressed. If I cross paths with it again I may give it another go, but I’m not going to seek it out.

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

Sorry you didn’t get to taste it because this is a really good tea. Surely this was an old sample! Paris has a decent amount of added flavor.

TeaBrat

I agree with ashmanra. Paris usually has a lot of flavor, even the decaf version is good.

Dustin

After I wrote this note I saw that I had tried it before and had a similar impression. I can’t remember where I got that sample, but this tea is on a loosing streak with me!

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
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Decided to try this again today. I had it steeping for two minutes at a lower temp, tasted it and put it in for a minute more. It is still tasting a little bitter, but it is better. When I add a little creamer it mellows out the bitter and I’m left with a more roasty depth which is nice, but it still isn’t amazing. I’m remembering getting a better cup out of this tea at some point, but don’t remember what I did to get it.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Toffee by Le Palais des Thes
470 tasting notes

This tea is a little bitter today. Should have checked previous notes on how I steeped it before. I’m having it with a touch of sugar and it is reminding me of Mariage Freres’s Wedding Imperial. It doesn’t have quite the amount of depth that WI has, but it is pretty darn close. They both have that toffee taste with a heavy base. I’ll have to compare the two side by side someday. Until then, I need to dial in my steeping parameters.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 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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