30 Tasting Notes

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drank Bombay Chai by Steepster
30 tasting notes

Smooth, mellow…a good semi-spicy cup. for when you just want a quick & easy cup without the milk & honey, as it’s not as strong as most.

Flavors: Cardamon, Cinnamon

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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85

Warm, just a tad bit spicy, and very refreshing, I really enjoyed this tisane. It has a very smooth mouthfeel and a mellow disposition, accented nicely by a slight bite of ginger. Very good…I’d actually like to keep this on hand, and I don’t normally drink herbals.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
30 tasting notes

One of my go-to daily teas…smooth & comforting on a chilly spring day.

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84

I got this with my first Steepster Select box, and I like it. The flavor is lighter than a straight Assam, but the texture is very pleasant…not thin, but not too thick either. It’s got a slight bite on the back end, which is indeed reminiscent of cinnamon, and a somewhat mint/menthol-like “feel” (not “flavor”, per se) on the front, making it very intriguing.

I’m enjoying this cup very much…and now that I’ve read other reviews, I think when I try the second packet I’ll do a gong-fu style brew, as it sounds like that brings out more of the spicy flavors. Still, good stuff even brewed just normal cup style, IMO.

Flavors: Earth

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 10 OZ / 295 ML

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29

Light, mellow, meh.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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45
drank Matcha by Teavana
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Thought I’d start back to the “cuppa before bed” with the matcha in my fridge. It’s old enough that I doubt it’s as potent as it should be, but this did okay, considering I got the water too hot. It’s definitely a bit bitter tonight, but my own fault. But the tin is nearly done, and I have an un-labeled container of more old matcha in the fridge that I think I’ll just use for matcha lattes, etc. I’ll go order some new, fresh matcha tomorrow.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C

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100

Hooray for bold, wild tea on a chaotic day!

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75

This tea is rich, bold, and has that sort of “yeasty” note under the lighter, more pervasive muscatel flavor. Some days I like it, other days, not so much…it’s a mood thing with this tea. Some days (like today), it’s exactly what I want.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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100

It’s been cold and rainy for the last two days…making Lapsang the perfect compliment to the weather.

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100
drank Bohea by Teas Etc
30 tasting notes

I do adore this tea – smoky, smooth and sweet. It’s my rainy-day tea, and that describes today perfectly.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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