1724 Tasting Notes

35
drank Japanese Treasures by Blue Teapot
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Re-steeped the leaves from last night and it came out a little weak. Meh.

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79
drank Lady Grey by Twinings
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An old standby, especially in the morning.

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50

Unfortunatly steeping this longer doesn’t make it taste better, only more herb-y. Basically it tastes like it’s ‘good’ for you. :S

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60

Went nicely with my dad’s pumpkin pie tonight. :D

Preparation
Boiling
takgoti

Om nom nom! Now I want pie. Damn.

Jillian

Looks like you’ll have to wait a month down there in the States. ;p

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35
drank Japanese Treasures by Blue Teapot
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Steeped for 1.5 minutes. The tea wasn’t bitter but I couldn’t taste and strawberry or current flavours in it with this short a steeping time. The mix of green teas seems a little weird because you lose the individual flavours and characteristics of each tea.

takgoti

Wow. That IS short. Is that what they say to steep it for? Strange. If you name a tea “Japanese Treasures,” I’d expect it to knock my metaphorical socks off. Sounds like this is a miss.

Jillian

The recommended steeping time is 1-2 minutes, so yeah. I used to like this one when I was less educated in ‘the way of tea’, lol, but I think I have higher standards now that I know what good green tea tastes like.

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75

Steeped this morning for 2.5 minutes and it came out very nice with the rose not too overpowering.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec

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85

This was a really interesting tea, the steeping recommendations were for 2 tsps for 30 seconds in 190 F water. Lacking a working thermometer I had to guestimate on the water temp, but it doesn’t seem to have hurt anything.

The first steep had a sort of clear, slightly sweet taste (I have no idead what to compare it to) on the tip of the tongue which faded into a baked flavour I’m familiar with in my Formosa Oolongs (although not as strong).

The second steep (for 1 min) tasted much more vegetal, almost like a green tea – did someone switch the leaves on me while I wasn’t looking?! It also had that hint of clear sweetness, particularly as it cooled.

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95
drank Chocolate Chip by Adagio Teas
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takgoti

There truly is little in this world that chocolate cannot fix. Or, at the very least, improve.

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20
drank China Gunpowder by Lavender Basics
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Apparently I was gripped in a fit of insanity this morning because I decided to re-steep the leaves from the last cup. The tea was even muddier than before (I was hoping it would be less) and the flavour still unimpressive. Bleh.

takgoti

Experiment fail. Wait a second, here come the sad “wah waaaah” horns…

Bleh indeed.

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20
drank China Gunpowder by Lavender Basics
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Ewww, steeping this with a strainer instead of a teaball means that there’s a thick layer of muddy-looking ‘debris’ at the bottom of my mug.

I tried steeping it for 3 min and it came out rather weak-tasting. I give up, this tea just isn’t working for me. Hmph.

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