557 Tasting Notes

drank Snow Bunny (organic) by DAVIDsTEA
557 tasting notes

Kind of nutty… definitely getting walnut here. Not much banana here which is sad because that was the reason I was excited to try it. Sweetening it doesn’t do anything to bring out fruit, but it does highlight a bitterness that I hadn’t detected before. I’m sampling this from Another TTB, so I’m not sure the age of this tea and know that walnuts tend to go back quickly. So I’m guessing it is the walnut that is bitter. The aftertaste sometimes gets a nice floral bit to it, but it still isn’t enough to redeem. I read some of the reviews about it tasting like play doh and I can see how that comparison could be made. I remain unimpressed by this tea.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec

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drank White Cucumber by Adagio Teas
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No. Just no. It is flat with a paper/cardboard sort of flavor going on and I’m having a really hard time even imagining cucumber.

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

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Hmmm…. light… grassy… melony. It is a strange mix with the grass notes in there. When I sweeten it the grass notes change to more of a tart note and I can imagine the yogurt part better. This is okay, but I’m not taken by it.

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

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drank Precious White Peach by Teavana
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Ehhhhhh, I’d give this an okay. It isn’t awful, but it is far from brilliant. I have been spoiled by sipping on Lupicia’s Momoko lately! This tea is light and the peach flavor comes out as more of a dried peach. I could drink it if I had to.

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

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drank Morrocan Mint Green Tea by Teavana
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Mrph… not very good. With spearmint listed as the mint I expected a little more 52teas Graveyard Mist type flavors. The green tea is kind of dark, flat and heavy for a green, overpowering the after thought of mint. The mint really hides. I don’t think I have had a mint that wasn’t bright and flavorful before. Way to wreck it Teavana.

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

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I thought I wanted this tea this morning, but it just isn’t hitting the spot for me at the moment. After having a tea yesterday that had tobacco notes in it, I realize that this tea does too. I think that is the flavor I wasn’t able to put a name to in a previous note. I steeped it at a lower temp, but it just seems bitter in a way that is distracting me from the rest of it today. Strange how being in the right mood for a particular tea can be the difference in a good or bad experience with it!

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Momoko by Lupicia
557 tasting notes

We meet again Momoko… iced! I have been drinking this hot without sugar, but I think I prefer it with a touch of sugar when iced. I still get amazing juicy peach and cream flavor. I love this tea!

Preparation
Iced
Skysamurai

Hmmm i feel i must try it like this too now.

Dustin

You should! The weather is heating up here in Texas so I’m looking at all my teas with a cold eye!

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drank Creamy Caramel Oolong by Tealish
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So I’m trying this tea again and it is tasting different than the first time. I don’t recall if I had sweetened it before, but I’m drinking it without sugar today. At the beginning of each sip I get a tobacco flavor! Like when you go into a pipe tobacco shop and smell all the flavored tobacco? Well this would be a light caramel one. There is a slight sweetness that hits at the back of my tongue.

Aaaaaand my kid nearly just threw a dirty sock in my cup. Wow. Talk about breaking the enchantment of a cup of tea!

I am enjoying this more than the first cup for sure, but it is still not on my must have list.

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

Sounds interesting! I’ll have to grab a sample next time I order.

CHAroma

LOL! Silly munchkin.

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drank Black Currant Tea by Cameron's
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Eh, this is okay. I’m having it unsweetened and it is a tiny bit tart, a little floral and fruity. It tastes like what I would expect from a currant, the tea base seems pretty mellow. It just isn’t captivating me. I think I may try cold brewing the rest of this sample from Moraiwe (thank you btw) in the fridge. I can see it being really delicious that way.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Skysamurai

The best black currant tea I had was in New Zealand by twinings but it was somehow different down there. The only one Ive found comparable up here is by harney and sons

Dustin

How strange! So same tea, different location? That reminds me of Dr. Pepper. It tastes different in Texas (where it originated) than it does in any other state that I have had it. It is a little heavier and richer here and I think the other stuff is made at a non Texas location. I wonder if that is the same issue for that tea. Made in different places effecting the taste.

MzPriss

In Texas we have Dublin Dr Pepper which is made in Dublin,Texas and they use came sugar instead of the High Fructose Corn Syrup

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
557 tasting notes

Cream, grass, vanilla, nuts… yup! I get all the flavors listed! The first sip was fantastic and nutty and sweet, but then my tongue got used to it and it registered as less flavorful a few sips in. If I take a 5 minute break, then the first sip is more intense again. Bodies are so strange! I’m not getting ice cream level of flavor, but I’m also trying to take at least a few sips of my teas without sugar and see if I can do the whole cup that way. This one is much better with sugar and it brings out the cream, making it more true to the ice cream part of it’s name.

This is the second pistachio tea I think I have had and I can taste the similarity of the nut’s flavors in the teas, but pistachio has such a light flavor for a nut that it isn’t as intense as a lot of almond teas that I love. I think almond teas have altered my expectations of nut intensity and I need to readjust my thinking.

Wow, I think I’m enjoying this tea more now that it is cool! Of course that means I’m at the bottom of my cup and only have a sip or two left. :( Time to steep another cup!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 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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