624 Tasting Notes

drank Cuba Libre Black Tea by 52teas
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This is really cola like! So strange, tasting this flavor hot! The cola is so prominent that I really can’t pick out the tea base. I’m really not getting a rum taste that others have mentioned, but the cola is done really well.

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

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drank Seed Harvest by Handmade Tea
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This tea is interesting and savory, but I feel like it is all cumin. I’m used to cumin accompanying other things. Like when I use it in sweet potato quesadillas it is carried by the creamy sweetness of the potato, making it much more rounded. I don’t think I like it much on it’s own. It is kind of sharp.

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This is kind of interesting! My husband would call the look on my face my “frown of approval”. This has a nice minty scent and a light minty taste. There is a hint of chocolate that is carried well by the heaviness of the puerh. When I sweeten it the mint comes out a bit more and some of the earthiness goes away. The chocolate is a little more true, but I think I liked it better plain. This is a nice mellow chocolate mint! I like!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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Anyone know of a palate cleanser between tasting cups of tea? I’m trying to get a feel for this tea, but I can’t get the lime puerh catastrophe taste out of my mouth! A little bit of malt o meal seems to be doing the trick. I’m not tasting too much puehr here, just a little earthiness. I’m not getting too much caramel or toffee either. it is more like a whisper or lingering smoke of flavor. Not awful, but not my fav either.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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Trying this from the ATTB. The lime smells old. It isn’t a fresh bright scent, but more like a salted and preserved orange peel smell. The kind you find in Asian grocery stores. The smell lightens once steeped and is joined by an earthy smell reminiscent of a pet store. Things aren’t looking good for this tea! Sipping… okay, it isn’t as horrible as I feared, but it isn’t really good either. The flavors don’t seem balanced. It is like there are lots of high notes and lots of base notes, but nothing in the middle to tie them together and make them flow nicely. It is just kind of meh.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Butterscotch by Art of Tea
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I plucked this out of a traveling tea box to try! It came in a bag that says it appears identical to Tealux’s Butterscotch Potion and it looks about the same as a sample I have of Persimmon Tree’s Butterscotch. It tastes about the same as PT’s version too. It is nice, smooth… a little butterscotch on the sip and more in the aftertaste. I could drink more of this and I think I will!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Stone Fruit White Tea by 52teas
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This might be the first 52 white tea I have tried! It’s nice. It’s fruity. I can pick out a peach/apricot flavor. I tend to not be a huge fan of peach teas, so no rave reviews here, but I ’m glad to have tried it and can imagine enjoying it better cold brewed.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Napalm Ferret by 52teas
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This is so WEIRD! And I like weird. It smells kind of like cinnamon gum. When I sip it I get a wave of heat from the spices and then I’m left with the fruity banana aftertaste. I don’t think the spice level is too hot at all, but I am known to put hot sauce on my chocolate chip cookies at times. I also really like banana flavoring and this is the first 52 banana tea I have tried. I like it!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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drank Pineapple Bacon Rooibos by 52teas
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How strange for a tea! I can pick out a light bacon and pineapple flavor over a woodsy rooibos base. It reminds me of eating pizza as a kid, before I swore off pig. There is also an odd bubble gum aftertaste that I have picked up in 52’s Breakfast Smoothie. It is odd because I wouldn’t expect it with bacon and pineapple! This is interesting and I’m glad I tried it, but I think this flavor combo is a little too out there for me.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
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Omg I need this tea :|

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drank Tiramisu by California Tea House
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I have seen this tea on Steepster for a while and have been trying not to get my hopes up that it would taste like Teavana’s long discontinued Tiramisu Treviso rooibos. Then along came a traveling tea box with this stuff in it. As it steeped I could smell a familiar scent. I took out the last of my stash of the Teavana version to compare and it looks promisingly similar! There were a few differences, but that could be due to it being bottom of the tin. Tasting it… it is almost identical! No, it doesn’t really taste like traditional tiramisu, but it does taste like delicious in an evening cup. This one tastes slightly flat which could be due to kicking around in a traveling box for a while, but I * think * I finally found the same tea! I am SO excited and need to order some now! Teavana broke my heart, but California Tea House is teaching me to love again! Thank you to whoever put this tea in the tea box to share! You have no idea how happy you have made me!

Now if I could only find a cookie similar to the discontinued Stella Doro Apricot Peach cookies I used to eat as a kid, my life would be complete!

Preparation
Boiling 4 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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