207 Tasting Notes

95
drank Oolong and Eucommia Bark Tea by Nezha
207 tasting notes

Went to a local restaurant for lunch today and ordered hot tea. They brought out a wooden box with many different bagged tea options. This is the one I chose. I like a good oolong. It is a woody oolong, but clean and fresh flavor. Slightly sweet on its own – no bitterness at all. I wasn’t able to find this company online, so I filled in the info from the package (which I had to take with me so I could log this ;) Found it interesting. So apparently it will make me healthy as well as beautiful and delay senility. BONUS!! Hope I don’t have any weird reactions to the tea :)

Here’s the interesting description:

This product is processed refinedly by modern technology and crafts using a selection of natural materials including genuine Fujian Oolong and Sichuan Eucommia Bark (Cortex Eucommiae). It contains aucubin eucommiol and various kinds of trace elements and vitamins needed by the human body. This product is sweet and fragrant to tastes, with its juice as clear as crystal.

Action: To improve your appearances, to make you healthy and beautiful and to delay senility.

Usage: 2 bags, twice a day to be taken after being infused in hot boiled water. Taken continually for a long time it will give you much comfort.

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

Interesting! I had to wiki this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eucommia
So…does it taste like the bark, itself, the seeds, leaves, or fruit? Or a combo?

Em

I would say the bark. It kind of tastes a bit like what bark smell like, but in a good way. I’m really digging this tea. I might just have to run over and buy the box they have for sale :)

gmathis

I’m not old enough to worry about the senility thing yet (my husband and son might say differently), but I’m definitely putting it ON THE LIST.

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100
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

One word for this tea: AMAZING!! This tea is soooo yummy. I purchased it thanks to Azzrian’s review. So glad I did. Marshmallowy goodness. I was so happy that Della Terra restocked yesterday. Picked up 2oz of this and the Candy Cane! My bank account has really suffered this season, but somethings are worth it ;)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec
TeaEqualsBliss

I wish Della Terra used Vegan Marshmallows…tear, tear…

Em

I wish they would for you too. Just give up your vegan powers and take a sip :) You get three strikes. (Scott Pilgrim reference, if you’re wondering)

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80
drank English Breakfast by Twinings
207 tasting notes

On a morning like this, I just wanted a good English Breakfast tea and Twinings is hitting the spot. A little milk, a little sugar, a little bit heavenly. Nice way to wake up :)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
gmathis

Never met a Twinings I didn’t like.

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1
drank Organic Iced Black Tea by Tazo
207 tasting notes

While at Walmart today, I picked up a bottle of this in the checkout line. Not a good decision. As I see in many of the other posts about it, it does have an off taste. I couldn’t stomach any more than 2 sips. I will not be picking up another one of these and hope this note will help you to not make the same mistake I did.

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93
drank Candy Cane by Della Terra Teas
207 tasting notes

I received a sample of this with an order I placed. Since I don’t usually enjoy peppermint, I would never have chosen it myself. With that said, I am pleasantly surprised at this delicious winter treat. The peppermint flavor is subtle, blended deliciously with cocoa. This is so yummy, it may replace hot cocoa for me. Need a little peppermint pick-me-up this morning.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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100

This is my very first Rooibos tea. I was surprised how much I liked it. I followed the directions for brewing on rooibostea.com. Also followed the suggestion of putting milk and honey in it. YUMMO! Of course I had to go buy several other flavors of this delicious caffeine-free tea. I’ve been very impressed with the teas I’ve had from Carytown Teas.

Tomorrow, I’m heading to the Dragonfly Artisan Tea Cottage in Sylvania, Ohio for lunch tomorrow. Going to check out their selection. It’s my 2011 Christmas gift from a friend. We’re finally making time to do it. Can’t wait!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
gmathis

Have fun!

Em

Thanks! We may have to move the date to Thursday, but I’m hoping it works out :)

LiberTEAS

I like Carytown Teas. They are so warm and friendly.

Shmiracles

it’s funny, cuz I read this and was immediately like Wow an RVA person! … i live in Richmond VA and go to Carytown Teas once in a while, and it never occurred to me that people who don’t live here would order their tea online. duh! (i’ll probably appreciate them even more now.)

Em

My sis lives in Richmond and I give her my orders when she’s coming to visit :) I went to Carytown Teas once and enjoyed the experience as well as my purchase. Do you have any suggestions for me to ask her to pick up next time she visits?

Shmiracles

i don’t have recommendations, but i will try to get my sister to make a recommendation for sure! i know she has favorites from Carytown that she buys over and over. she’s also been drinking tea a bit longer than me, so she’s got all the experience. :)

Em

Awesome! BTW, I love that your cat’s name is House Party 3 :)

Shmiracles

to quote my sister, last night she said that the Carytown “Russian Earl Grey is the best tea she’s ever had. Period.” so there that :)
but also they are often out of it because it’s so popular.

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67

2nd cup of this tea and still struggling to find the chocolate or the coconut. This tastes very similar to the almond teas I’ve tried before. While it’s a good flavored almond tea, I was looking forward to the blend of coconut and chocolate with it. I enjoy it so I’ll rate it well, but I’m a bit disappointed.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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93
drank Weeping Angel Tea by 52teas
207 tasting notes

Drank so much tea yesterday, but decided I’ll just have to try them all again to post tasting notes :) Had this for a second time this morning. Really enjoy the nutty flavor. Great with a little sugar and milk (I’m obviously not a purist). Bonus: the Doctor Who reference is awesome. Weeping Angels are the scariest of the monsters, but they make a delicious tea :)

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Kenya Milima by Carytown Teas
207 tasting notes

My sis picked this up for me. At first smell, I was disappointed. Thought it smelled much like Lipton. The taste surprised me. It is a nice smooth black that has a bit of sweetness to it. The more I try it the more I love it.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Anna

I brewed the same tea from Harney & Sons this morning, and most of the notes I saw about that suggested a shorter brewing time (from 90 seconds to 3 minutes) to reduce the bitterness and bring out more of the delicate flavors.

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88
drank Earl Grey by All About Health Store
207 tasting notes

Decided to go with an old standby this morning. Gotta love an Earl Grey.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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