1629 Tasting Notes

87

Yum, this tea smells like blueberry pie filling, and all those huge blueberries that are mixed in with the tea are a great touch. It’s a very fruity, blueberry-ish tasting tea as well; the cream cheese is a bit hard to find but I’m tasting in in the back of my mouth particularly after the tea has had time to cool off a little bit. I bet adding milk would bring it out more, so I’ll have to try it that way next time. But I’m really liking this tea even as is, I’m glad I was able to finally get my hands on it thanks to Rachel.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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68

Eh, it’s not too bad, but based on the smell I was expecting something a little bit chocolatier than it actually was. There was a bit too much red rooibos flavour and not enough of the cocoa nibs and chocolate chips present in the flavour profile for my preferences. I’ll try adjusting the steeping time to see if that makes a difference.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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73
drank Gunpowder by Adagio Teas
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De-cupboading this tea. It’s nice, but not good enough that I’d buy a whole big container of it, IMO.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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76

This tea is intereting to say the least. While I can taste the smokey bacon flavour it’s more subdued than it was in the Maple Bacon tea, though the taste lingers in the mouth for quite awhile. The chocolate is subtle, present more in the smell and as cocoa-y hints on the back on my tongue at the end of each sip. I’ll have to try the trick of adding a touch of salt, though I feel weird adding something like that to tea!

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Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

I added a drizzle of caramel syrup and a tiny pinch of salt. Made this perfect. Which is odd since I don’t like the combo of chocolate and salt or caramel and salt.

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drank Maple Bacon by Man Teas
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The smell of this tea makes me think of Christmas morning when I go over to my parents’ place for breakfast and my dad cooks up bacon, eggs, and pancakes with berries and lots of maple syrup.

The maple notes aren’t as strong in the flavour unfortunately, or maybe that’s just because the smokey, meaty flavour is so strong it’s drowning it out a bit. But the bacon part is definitely there, no questions asked. It’s not a tea that I love per se, but I find drinking it a fun and interesting experience.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Janefan

It is very good when sweetened with just a touch of maple syrup in the cup!

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drank Sunny Dream Organic by SpecialTeas
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This tea is as bright and cheerful as its name suggests. The vegetale green tea mixes with spicy cinnamon and the flavour of citrus peel, creating a warming cuppa that’s quite different from the usual flavoured green teas I’ve tried. The citrus peel is maybe a tad too strong, but I suspect reducing the steeping time a bit would help that. I like!

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

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73

Damn this tea smells exactly like the real thing. I can just close my eyes and imagine that I’m about to take a bite of my mother’s strawberry rhubarb crumble. The taste is surprisingly authentic as well, as I can clearly taste the sweet strawberries and the tart rhubarb on my tongue, although I keep thinking it should be sweeter. There’s even a slightly spicy hint of the ‘crumble’ part of the dessert though it’s pretty mild compared to the fruit flavours. I agree with the other people who said that this tea would be improved with a different base though, as I’m not sure the white tea really does much for this blend.

EDIT: Not bad on the resteep (@5:30) either though the cinnamon-y/bakey notes are stronger with the fruit flavours playing a lesser role.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 30 sec

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drank Chai With Chocolate by 52teas
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I can clearly smell the cocao nibs when I opened the pouch along with the spices of the chai. Taste-wise it’s more chai than chocolate, but I get the occaisional ‘pop’ of cocoa flavour that keep things interesting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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84

Six and a half minutes seems like an optimal steeping temp for this tea – it’s long enough to allow the flavours to develop but short enough that the honeybush doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the tea. Adding a drizzle of agave nectar also really brought out the marachino cherry flavour – yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec

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73

Like the last one I made this up with half milk and half hot water to give the tea a creamier flavour. It’s surprisingly mild for a “spiced” chai, I think on the whole I might prefer something with a little bit more of a bite to it. On the other hand it’s not too obnoxiously sweet either. So not bad all around – their one might make a nice iced chai latte if I had another pouch to experiment with (which sadly I don’t).

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