1794 Tasting Notes

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This is last cup I’m having of this tea as the rest is going off to a new home with Will Work For Tea. This tea is clearly made for coffee lovers among us – of which I’m not – so I think that colours my opinion of this blend somewhat. Still with a bunch of sugar and milk it’s not half bad and has a nice slightly-burned, malty flavour. Subtle it sure ain’t, though.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Red Bloom by Adagio Teas
1794 tasting notes

I received three of these in a trade though I’m afraid I forget from whom. They’re a little bit beat up so unfortunately the one I’m currently drinking lost most of its flower bits. Awe-inspiring I’m afraid this ain’t.

The tea itself is a pretty basic, rather bland black tea with some flowery jasmine notes – not something I’d write home about. However the age and condition of the tea ball could be a factor so I’m going to avoid rating this tea for now.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C

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The dry tea smells lemony – an interesting combination of fresh lemon juice and sweet lemon candy. The green rooibos base was a good choice for this blend IMO as it already has a clean slightly citrus flavour that enhances the lemoniness. It’s maybe a little bit dull hot, but I bet it would be great iced – it’s next on my list when I make up a jug.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Smooth, soothing chamomile is definitely the focus of this blend but there are also some sweet vanilla notes that mix well with the apple/herbal flavours of the chamomile. There’s also a licorice note but it’s nice and subtle and I can smell it in the dry tea bag more than I can taste it in the brewed tea. This tea also seems to work great for relaxing me after a long day at work, which is certainly appreciated!

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Raspberry by Tea Desire
1794 tasting notes

I love the smell of this tea, it’s raspberry but more of a confectionary flavoured with raspberries than the fruit itself. That sounds like it should come across as being artifical but it doesn’t for some reason – at least to me. The green oolong gave the blend a nice, sweet base that complimented the fruit flavour nicely. The tea is very smooth with a creamy vanilla note that together with the raspberry makes me think of raspberry truffles or something. Very yummy.

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

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drank Apricot Fusion by 52teas
1794 tasting notes

I love the fruity scent of this tea and it’s interesting to look at too, with white, green and brown leaves of varying shades. The flavours are quite a mish-mash though not an unpleasant one. There’s the nutty notes from the white teas, vegetal notes from the green teas, and toasty notes from the Formosa oolong. The fruity apricot notes are there too although I wish the tea was a bit sweeter, as I think that would accent the fruit flavours a bit better. Maybe if the blend had just a green oolong base maybe?

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec
tunes&tea

That truely sounds interesting,would like to cross paths with that someday.matter of fact I’m gonna go check out 52teas website for the first time

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drank Strawberry Misaki by Teavana
1794 tasting notes

I must have received this tea in a trade as I’ve never set foot inside a Teavana store (their reputation proceeds them). That said, this was quite a nice flowering tea that had a nice strawberry scent and looked quite attractive when it opened in the water – though it was maybe not as showy as some flowering teas I’ve seen. The white tea flavours were delicate and slightly nutty and slightly vegetable with the fruity strawberry notes woven throughout. It also re-steeped fairly well too and never got bitter or astringent no matter how long I kept the blossom in the tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C

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drank Pumpkin Creme Brulee by Butiki Teas
1794 tasting notes

Yay, finally a pumpkin tea that tastes like pumpkin – which seems to be a difficult flavour to recreate as plenty of good tea blenders have tried and this is one of the only ones that in my opinion to have done it sucessfully. But there’s more to this tea than just pumpkin, the rest of the tea is smooth, slightly sweet and nicely spiced. The spices aren’t being used to cover up a harsh base or the lack of pumpkin flavour – they’re just a nice accompaniment. All around a tasty treat.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec
Helena

It’s really tasty :D

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drank Perfect Pear by DAVIDsTEA
1794 tasting notes

Alright here’s the rest of my little sample iced in the fridge. It does improve the flavour a little bit but there is still that intital unexpected hibiscus tartness that makes my mouth pucker. I’ll pass on getting a full pouch of this tea.

Preparation
Iced

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drank Aged Earl Grey by Numi Organic Tea
1794 tasting notes

Nice and smooth without being tasteless, this earl grey goes nicely either with or without milk and has enough kick to wake me up in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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