74 Tasting Notes

72

I think I’m getting a little oolonged-out. Or getting oolong-fatigue. They’re all starting to blend together. This one had the distinctive flavor of the oolong enhanced by a sweet caramel flavor that was fairly bright.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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73

Always a good morning cup when the kids wake me waaaayyy to early on Sunday!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Pear Mango by Ann Arbor TeaHaus
74 tasting notes

Sipdown. Finishing this sample from Ann Arbor TeaHaus. I leafed it a bit heavier this time. I’m really liking the pear flavor, which is enhanced by a mango note. All blends nicely. I will restock this one.

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89

Another tasty caramel and cocoa latte to help me face my taxes this close to the deadline.

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I drank this in the midst of kid tantrum- chaos. I barely tasted (or barely remember it). I’ll rate it when I try it again.

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79

Here I am making up for lost tea time in the last hour. This one does have a pleasant incensey smell while steeping, mixed with a faint honey/caramel. The flavor of honey remains when sipping it, but it’s not strong. Tastes like a subtle, buttery, warm oolong that does not leave my tongue dry.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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92

I cold brewed some of this to drink iced and it is good! Does it taste a bit like juice? Yes! A more complexly flavored lighter juice tea that has many fewer calories than real juice. I like it because of that. I like how the blueberry and pineapple flavors complement each other to make a new fruity flavor unique to this tea. The slight taste of the rooibos holds it all together nicely.

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82

One of the best things about taking a long afternoon nap on a gray Saturday afternoon, is that it provides a second opportunity in one day for a good strong cup of “wake up” black tea (with milk and sugar, of course). When I smelled this tea, my first thought was “Holy bergamot, Batman!”. But, in my cup the bergamot is not overwhelming. This is a nice strong Earl Gray, which I like since it was one of the teas I grew up drinking in my teens.

Preparation
Boiling

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90
drank Kashmiri Chai by Golden Moon Tea
74 tasting notes

This morning I made this the long way according to the instructions of teaplz under this tea’s tasting notes. Heaven! Even my husband, who scoffs at my tea habit, enjoyed it. Love the cardamon, clove and hint of cinnamon. Tastes so soothing with the milk and sugar. And, I gotta love the jolt of caffeine early in the morning! I’m going to raise the rating on this one.

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90
drank Kashmiri Chai by Golden Moon Tea
74 tasting notes

I probably should not be drinking this before bed, but I am so excited to try my new Golden Moon teas! (I’ll probably be up peeing every hour all night after all the tea I’ve had so far). Anyway, I made a quick/short-cut chai with this. I heated equal parts milk and super-concentrated tea and put them together with some honey. Probably not as good as the slow cook method of making chai, but this is still really good. I love the cardamon and the cloves. Can’t wait to make this the long way tomorrow morning…in larger quantities.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
TheTeaFairy

Hahaha! Peeing night is very common among Steepsterites :-)

TeaLush

It’s the only downside of a tea obsession. ;)

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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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