230 Tasting Notes

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drank Pot O' Gold by 52teas
230 tasting notes

I love butterscotch tea. This is no exception. The flavor is yummy sweet without being over the top.

I got this as a sample from my tasting box I purchased from LiberTEAS . Thanks for putting together such a great bunch of samples!

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drank Happy Kombucha by DAVIDsTEA
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SNOWSTORM NEMO SAMPLING DAY

I got this sample from Itachi. Thanks Itachi!

The oolong base in this gets a little lost. HOWEVER, the fruit flavors are wonderful. It tastes like a tropical cocktail! I LOVE this tea and put it on my shopping list.

Aimee Popovacki

hahaha i tried this one by mistake and ended up in the hospital because i had to stab myself with an epi pen due to the mango… BUT I LOVED IT!

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drank Glitter & Gold by DAVIDsTEA
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SNOWSTORM SAMPLING DAY

I am going to spend today drinking as many different types of tea as possible. As I am at home with all my tea-making products and a proper kettle I don’t have to make a GIANT batch of one tea in a thermos to bring to work. I got this tea as a sample from Nicole over at the tea traders facebook group.

To me this was okay. I wouldn’t purchase and it was not bad but not spectacular. I think I am just not a cinnamon tea girl. THE DRY LEAF was SO PRETTY! The tea had a pretty shimmery look to it. As an aside, my husband really liked it.

Aimee Popovacki

this one is fantastic as a latte…. with some almond milk.. or just rgular milk… its different.

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drank Russian Samovar by ESP Emporium
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I was excited to try this tea as I love a subtle smokey flavor. Russian blends often work well but a full on lapsang souchong can be too much. This tea has a much more delicate flavor then I was expecting. It tastes more like a basic black tea then anything with a smokey flavor. Maybe I can slightly pick up the smoke…nothing to exciting. It’s okay tea, made with good steep time / temp but that’s about all that is going on with this cup

Bonnie

If you have a too smoky tea, add a little to this. I have a very smoky lapsang souchong that I add to other tea’s, It’s something that I cook with and make my own Russian tea with by adding just the right amount to black tea that is a bit floral.

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drank Pineapple Kona Pop! by Teavana
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Made this tonight as my evening herbal…it is VERY sweet even without sugar. I taste the pineapple and other generic tropical flavors. I will say it has a VERY sweet and cloying aftertaste.

I will drink the remainder of my sample but will not re-buy this one. (I got this in an exotic iced set for the holidays.)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
tattooed_tea

It’s good mixed with the Blueberry Bliss from the same set.

momo

Yeah, this one is TERRIBLE on its own but when it’s with that blueberry one, it’s like magic.

Ellyn

I will try mixing the two tonight! Thanks for the suggestions.

Aimee Popovacki

i like this one alone kind of.. i felt it had a tequilaish taste to it…. almost like a saltiness… but mixed with the blueberry it was great

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drank Wild Black Yunnan by DAVIDsTEA
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This was my morning cup on the way to work. The dry leaf smells very earthy. When wet I get more of the earthy smells like damp woods and early morning damp summer day. The tea itself has all of the earthy flavors but with a creamy note and also is very light. This is a winner for me.

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drank Perfect Pear by DAVIDsTEA
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Drank this today at work. I got a much stronger vanilla note this time. I am upping the rating….

Aimee Popovacki

thats what gets me about this one.. its different everytime… i usually throw a couple tea bags of it in a pitcher and have it in my fridge instead of juice and i find its much better when the vanilla comes out stronger! i hope this one comes back this summer.. they had little bags of it 2 for 5 at the end of the summer and my collection of it is dwindiling.. im down to about four bags.

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drank Harvest Brew by Handmade Tea
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This is one of my all time favorite teas. I looked in the package this morning and do not have a ton left – and it is a limited edition! boo. I have “collecting” tendencies and must always remember that tea does not AGE like wine! A collection only loses flavor or value as time goes on!

See my other tasting notes. This is a great tea, I love Handmade tea. IT is a great product.

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drank Romanoff by American Tea Room
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SIPDOWN!

I am sad to see this tea go. The slightly smokey orange is a true delight.

American Tea Room

you cana always order more – and save 20% this weekend.

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drank Birthday Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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Backlogging this tea from yesterday evening…had a greasy-spoon dinner with a friend at a local bar and when we got to my house we wanted something sweet—but no more heavy food…so we tried this tea.

It smells JUST LIKE cake mix. I was shocked at how much it smelled like a decadent treat!
This is one of my favorite rooibos blends. What a great treat! It was vanilla-y creamy,

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Aimee Popovacki

i found this one tasted kinda like oh canada haha…. but to be fair this came out at the beginning of my i really don’t like rooibos phase…. and it came out with ice cream cake and chocolate cake.. and i much preferred ice cream cake!

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I like all kinds of tea and am open to new things. I am learning about all kinds of new tea and am working on pushing my palate with new tastes.

Looking for new tea shops/houses/cafes and finding new teas to sample is often part of the adventure!

Bringing varied teas to work makes the day interesting

I live in Framingham, MA with my husband, a cranky orange cat and an oversized chihuahua.

I am open to tea swaps from around the world and tea meetups if anyone is in the Greater Boston/ New England area.

As of 7/6/14 I am working to make every tea I own appear in my cupboard…including things I only have a small amount. Look around! Want to swap?

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