1760 Tasting Notes

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How come I never blogged about this tea before? Well I can remedy that now at least. I love tropical fruits particularly mangos – my dream tea is probably some weird, Frankenstein-ian mix of chocolate, cherry and mango.

The coconut scent was quite powerful at first, but as the tea steaped the scent of the fruits gradually seep in. Coconut was also the flavour that I first picked up on in each sip, but it didn’t diminish the other flavours that followed – a mix that managed to be more than just ‘generic tropical fruit flavour’. I could definitely pick out pinapple and papaya, though I wasn’t sure about the mango. Either way I found it to be totally exotic and delectable. _

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Southern Boy Teas

FRANKenstein-ian, eh? Chocolate cherry mango… hmmmmmmmm…

Jillian

LOL, well if you really think something like that would sell, then I’d be happy to take credit for it. ;P

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drank Te Med Blåbärssmak by IKEA
1760 tasting notes

I tried adding milk and sweetener to this tea like some people suggested, but I didn’t find much of an improvement. There was maybe a tad more blueberry flavour but not enough for me to revise my rating of this tea. This is one tea that’ll probably go up for adoption some time in the near future.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Rum Cream by The Tea Table
1760 tasting notes

I got a sample of this tea awhile back but I’ve forgotten who it was from – so whoever you are, thanks for the tea!

The dry tea smells like a tasty combination of vanilla and butterscotch which I could sit and sniff all day. :D Interestingly the rum/butterscotch is very subtle in the tea itself; the dominant flavour is the cream with hints of coconut. I’ve been drinking it with milk so that might be skewing the flavours a bit, but I would have maybe liked a bit more of the rum to come through.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Holiday Tea by Harney & Sons
1760 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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drank Peach Oolong by Art of Tea
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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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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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drank Blue Moon by Teaberry's Fine Teas
1760 tasting notes

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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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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drank Apple-Vanilla White Chai by 52teas
1760 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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