74 Tasting Notes

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drank Cha Yen Thai by Teavana
74 tasting notes

Once again, this is a winner as a latte. I am really enjoying the warm nutty spiciness. The milk really transforms this tea into a treat!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
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Alright, I’m officially jumping on the Red Leaf Tea matcha bandwagon. I ordered this and strawberries and cream flavors in robust to start my journey and both are winners for me. I have only tried this as a latte and as I have perfected my technique making it, it has become more and more delectable. Like a yummy caramel milkshake with a subtle vegetal undertone from the matcha. Which flavors should I try next?

Lala

I am really liking watermelon, french vanilla was also really good.

TeaLush

Thanks for the suggestion. Watermelon sounds interesting and different.

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drank Spiced Brandy Shou Mei by 52teas
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Unfortunately, this tea is not for me. It has a strong anise flavor that overpowers the other flavors for me. And, I don’t like Anise very much, unless it is playing a subtle supportive role. Into the swap box this goes. Anyone interested in it?

adagio breeze

I am! I’ll be visiting my parents in the US in a little over a week, so you can send it to me there rather than pesky international shipping. Let me know if you see anything in my cupboard you like :)

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87
drank Golden Yunnan by Zingerman's
74 tasting notes

I have had this a few times since I last wrote about it and it is growing on me more and more. A good full-bodied black tea that can hold up to milk and sugar in the morning if I want. It has a lovely smokey flavor that is prominent, but not overpowering. Yum!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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81
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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It is a perfect spring day: 70 degrees and sunny. The kids are playing water games with friends outside. I am sitting outside feeling the delicious breeze and sipping on a yummy iced cup of this tea. I haven’t had it hot yet, but it is delicious iced. I can really taste the pineapple and coconut. There’s a creaminess there that may come from the honeybush. Yummy!

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85

This is definately my favorite of Frank’s teas that I have tried so far. Yummy blueberry flavors mixed with cheesecake (I have never tried a cream cheese danish). Tastes great alone, but the flavors are enhanced by a little milk and sugar

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drank Red Velvet Cake Mate by 52teas
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So, I am wondering if I just don’t get this tea. I don’t really taste cake or red velvet cake. I added a tsp of sugar and what it really tastes like to me is the Thai tea served in Thai restaurants. I can’t get past that thought to taste the more subtle parts of the flavor. I think I need to try this again and steep it for less time to give a chance to be what it is supposed to be.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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78

I’ve had this a few times hot and haven’t loved it. Today I’m having it cold brewed for the first time and I am really enjoying it much more. The citrus has a coconut undertone which is tasty. Combined with the light oolong base, it is very refreshing. Perfect for the warmer weather outside

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86

This is a backlog from a few days ago. Just thinking about this review is making me want another latte of this, but it is too late for me to risk the caffeine. Definately first thing tomorrow morning. Anyway, strawberry milkshake is a reasonable description of what a latte of this tastes like. Obviously it has a vegetal match undertone, but at robust flavoring it is a strawberry treat. Yummy!

Preparation
0 min, 15 sec

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I am a mother, wife and physician who recently discovered my long lost love of tea. I swore off all coffee at the beginning of this year and have been a much happier person ever since. I have a lot to learn about tea, but I am very enthusiastic!

So far, I like black teas, flavored teas and herbals best. I’m currently working on developing my palate for oolongs so that I can better appreciate their subtle complexities. I’d like to start getting to know matchas next.

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