1684 Tasting Notes

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drank Maple Tea by MlesnA
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It smelled lovely but the taste left a lot to be desired. It was quite bitter for a Ceylon so I had to add milk to make it drinkable. It’s flavoured with something that sort of vaguely tastes like maple syrup, but is more strangely synthetic than anything else.

This Canadian is not impressed.

Auggy

That makes me sad. I keep looking for a good maple tea but so far nada. One day….

Angrboda

I’ve never heard of maple tea before. I can’t really get the flavour of tea and the flavour of maple syrup to ‘match’ in my head, it sounds to me like a relatively strange combination. But then again so did genmaicha, and that’s turned out to be one of my favourite greens. I wonder if I could get something akin to it by making an ordinary ceylon and sweetening it ever so slightly with maple syrup?

Jillian

That sounds like a neat idea, actually. I have some plain Ceylon and some syrup so I’ll have to try it.

ceylon-store

you can buy this tea from www.ceylon-store.com

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79
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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71
drank Earl Grey by Lipton
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I needed something to warm me up at lunch time, so I got a cup of this at the restaurant (it was a choice between this and ‘orange peacock’ I swear to god that’s what the waitress called it!). I didn’t steep it very long and it came out quite pleasently light with an almost floral, citrusy taste.

Not bad at all for a generic earl grey. I suspect the key thing was the fact that I didn’t steep it very long.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C
Auggy

This makes me laugh. And now I really want to see if there is a tea named “orange peacock” anywhere – or at least one that would have a orange peacock on the label. Because that would probably entertain me for a solid day at least.

Jillian

You wouldn’t believe how hard it was to keep a straight face when she said it. XD

Atacdad

lmao Orange Pekoe

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75

Ridiculously sweet but oddly enough I still love it.

Preparation
Iced

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95
drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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Mmmm, had this with a touch of skim milk. It’s so good and satisfying on a cold, grey day like this.

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65
drank Egyptian Licorice by Yogi Tea
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Argh, Yogi’s teabags always tear on me for some reason – I hate having floaty bits in my tea!

Steeped for 3.5 minutes. No matter how much or how little I steep it it tastes like I’ve added 3 or 4 teaspoons of sugar due to the licorice root in the tea.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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35
drank Tropical Fruits Red Tea by Vykasa
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Fruity but kinda bland, I think it needs to be steeped longer than the reccomended 3 minutes.

I was a bit confused because despite this being called a ‘red tea’ it isn’t rooibos-based but Ceylon tea-based.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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75
drank Yunnan Jig by Adagio Teas
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Drank another cup this morning. I steeped it for 4.5 minutes and noticed a bit less smokiness but still none of the black pepper taste Adagio claims it has.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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