1747 Tasting Notes

75
drank Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons
1747 tasting notes

It’s nice to revisit an old friend – plus I’ve been making an effort to drink up my older teas. I tried it with milk for the heck of it, and found that it actually worked fairly well, despite this being a fairly light tea.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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66
drank Peach Oolong by Art of Tea
1747 tasting notes

I was expecting this tea to taste peachier than it actually does. There’s a hint of fruit flavour but I think that comes mostly from the oolong leaves themselves. Mostly it tastes like a fairly typical dark oolong – a mix of bakey and moss/wet bark-like flavours (in case you were wondering, I’ve never actually eaten moss or wet bark, but this tea is what I’d imagine they’d taste like).

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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77
drank Gingerbread House by Tealeaves
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Revisiting this tea. I’m not sure if I like this tea with milk or without milk more, although both ways are certainly agreeable. I also found that it goes very well with ginger snap cookies. ;)

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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74
drank Blue Moon by Teaberry's Fine Teas
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There was a quite a yummy blueberry scent when I opened the package today. The green tea base is a nice one too, lightly vegetale with that hint of smokiness that I like in gunpowder greens. Like most flavoures teas, the blueberry flavour is more noticable as the tea cools and I found it nice and fruity without being too artifical-tasting. I’m not the biggest fan of flavoured greens, but I found this one to be quite agreeable.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 45 sec

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drank Milk & Cookies by 52teas
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This is another one of the teas that got spilled inside the 12 days of x-mas sampler box and I think it mixed with a few other because it smells a bit like the Rainbow Sherbet right now. So I’m not sure if I should rate this tea at all.

Taste-wise I didn’t find it anything special, as it mostly just tasted like plain tea with a hint of chocolate and sweetness, though it did go nicely with some of the ginger cookies I made yesterday. I’ve got enough left to play around with the parameters so I’ll see if I can’t find a way to coax more flavour out of it.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec
Itsyknits

oh I’d love to try some..

DaisyChubb

the same thing happened to me, it was all over the inside of the box haha

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65

My last experience with kombucha wasn’t so hot, but I wanted to give it another chance. This one still smells like beer and tastes a bit like it too, though it’s mixed with something reminiscent of pear cider (the hard stuff). The carbonation ‘bites’ the tongue and leaves a rather sweet fruity aftertaste. I’m also not convinced that there’s no alcohol in this drink as this is a fermented tea and alcohol is a natural by-product of the fermentation process.

It’s…not bad, though I think kombucha might be an aquired taste. Still I’d drink this again.

Preparation
Iced

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72
drank Apple-Vanilla White Chai by 52teas
1747 tasting notes

This one is quite interesting – I half-expected the chai spices to drown out the white tea, but to my surprise I can taste its mix of vegetale and slightly nutty notes fairly well. The chai spcies are more subtle than they would be in a black tea chai but they’re still quite distinct. There’s also a nice apple-cinnamon flavour that comes out especially as the tea cools off and even a touch of vanilla though it’s well-hidden. It works quite nicely as a mid-afternoon pick-me up when I don’t want the caffeine load of a black tea.

PS: thank you to oOTeaOo for trading with me for this one.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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79

Another offering from the 12 Days of X-mas Sampler (I’ll get through it…eventually) although I also have a full pouch of this tea in my cupboard that I haven’t opened yet.

When I first tried this tea plain I wasn’t terribly impressed, but what a difference adding a little bit of milk and/or sweetner makes! It really does bring out the flavour of the pancakes and I can taste a little bit of maple syrup too. It’s a great treat to have with my breakfast.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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39
drank Te Med Blåbärssmak by IKEA
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Eh, I’m not terribly thrilled with this tea. Supposedly it’s blueberry flavoured but I’m not tasting much beyond the basic tea base. There is a hint of blueberry but it’s too subtle for this tea I’m afraid.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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62
drank Caramel Vanilla Chai by 52teas
1747 tasting notes

I was surprised by how small and broken-up the tea leaves were – it looked like something more suited to being inside of a tea bag. At the risk of sounding snobbish, if I have to pay $9 for 4oz of tea I’d really like for it to be good-quality whole-leaf stuff. And of course this was one of the pouches that hadn’t been sealed properly so I ended up with half of it on the counter and the floor. >.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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