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1527 Tasting Notes

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I love cherries and I miss them in the winter when they’re expensive and hard to find, so this tea will have to do for now. It’s not anything spectacular, but it’s nice enough. The cherry in this tea is a cherry-candy flavour rather than the actual fruit, however it doesn’t have that chemically artifical taste that other cherry-flavoured teas I’ve tried have had. I was hoping for a bit more of the acerola’s tartness to come through, but this leans more towards sweet cherries.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Tabby

Out of the corner of my eye, I read that as “Areola Cherry”.

Jillian

*snerk * Not quite. :P

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74
drank Silver Needle by Adagio Teas
1527 tasting notes

Interesting – most of the time I find that Adagio’s steeping recommendations are too high but in the case of this tea 7 minutes might not be too much at all. This cup was steeped for 5 minutes and while I am getting some flavour – delicate sweet hay – it’s pretty faint.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

It all depends on how much leaf is used. I use a ton of leaf so I use very short steeping times.

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Well I couldn’t find an ingredients list so whether there’s actually any caramel in this tea will have to remain a mystery for now. I’ve noticed that adding a few squirts of agave nectar does give the tea more of a sweet, honeyed flavour – although I half-think that’s just the natural sweetness of the honeybush talking.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Malted ChocoMaté by 52teas
1527 tasting notes

It’s been awhile since I drank this bad boy, so a cup of it was in order to give me my chocolate fix for the day. ;)

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 0 sec

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58
drank Tuo Cha Bonbons by DAVIDsTEA
1527 tasting notes

I’m hardly a pu-erh conoisseur but I only found this one to be rather mediocre. The flavour lacked much of the earthy flavour I’m used to associating with pu-erhs and what’s left was a tannic taste that reminded me a bit of leather. I’m also not sure where the description is getting ‘licorice’ from, I certainly couldn’t taste any!

Despite its faults, it does have good staying power, keeping its flavour well through three steepings.

Preparation
Boiling
Uniquity

I admire your tenacity in drinking something three times that you didn’t really like a whole lot! : )

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69
drank Green Tea Paradise by SpecialTeas
1527 tasting notes

Still nothing too special beyond a general ‘berry’ flavour. I was hoping that I might be able to taste the rhubarb if I steeped the tea longer, but it doesn’t look like that’s the case thus far.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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96
drank Florence by Harney & Sons
1527 tasting notes

Thank you to AmazonV for sending me some of this tea. I love anything chocolate and Valentine’s Day seemed like a good time to try this tea out. :D

The tea smelled deliciously rich, the chocolate scent so strong I almost want to eat the leaves. Some teas seem to smell quite nice, but taste disapointingly bland – fortunately that isn’t the case with this tea. This is a chocolate tea, ladies and gentlemen, it’s like an explosion of pure dark chocolate inside my mouth. It’s not a bitter, cocoa powder flavour like many other chocolate teas I’ve tried, this is definitely chocolate in its finished form, with a light dash of creamy sweetness.

I think I’m in love. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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This tea seems to get more hibiscus-y the longer it’s steeped, so I think I’ll keep it at 5 minutes in the future. It’s still not bad though, as I can definitely tell that there’s a lot more to this tea than just the tartness of the hibiscus. It makes a decent-enough hot drink before bedtime.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Gingerbread House by Tealeaves
1527 tasting notes

I had this in latte form when I visited the T teashop during Boxing Week and I loved it so much I decided to try a bit of the loose tea as well.

It tastes just like biting into a warm gingerbread cookie, managing to mix the bite of the ginger with the other spices in just the right amount. It’s absolutely delicious and it really warms me up nicely on a cold, wet sort of day like this.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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66
drank Morning Sun by Tea Leaf Boutique
1527 tasting notes

Increasing the steeping time and temperature helped to improve the flavour somewhat, but I’m still left feeling like the green tea base is rather on the bland, flavourless side. It’s not bitter like some low-quality green teas can be, it’s just not really there at all, I guess. The berry flavours mixed with a faint touch of rose are nice and pleasent, and I think they could be even better with a bolder tea base. It’s almost a shame really.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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