1587 Tasting Notes

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drank Energy by Tealeaves
1587 tasting notes

According to the package the tisane is supposed to be minty and citrusy – however it really just tastes minty to me. It’s a pretty powerful mint too that leave my mouth feeling cold and tingly. There are also herbal undertones and I can taste the yerba mate a tiny bit.

I don’t know…it’s okay I suppose. There’s a hint of a bitter tang to it and I’m just not really feeling it. It’s coming across as more of a tea you drink for its health benefits rather than a tea you’d drink for its taste.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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This is a jem I got from the Travelling Teabox when it stopped at my house back in the summer. This particular tea looks very similar to a Chinese Silver Needle with lovely, fuzzy, unbroken buds. They turn a beautiful silver colour when the water is poured over them too.

The flavour is quite unlike a silver needle white tea – this is sweet and fruity and very nectar-like. Beneath it there notes similar to to what I’ve tasted in some of the better-quality Ceylon black teas, although lighter and smoother in this case.

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

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75
drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
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Pretty nice with milk, although I’m not sure the tea needs it as it’s fairly mild on its own. With milk I noticed that there wasn’t as much of that subtle chai-spice flavour.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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drank Vanilla Jasmine by Golden Moon Tea
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I’m used to jasmine teas being greens, so having those flowery flavours mixed with a black tea base instead is an interesting change. I think the stronger flavours of the black tea provide a more solid counterpoint to the perfumy jasmine for soemone like me who doesn’t like their tea tasting like a bar of soap. Even so, this black tea doesn’t taste harsh nor does it drown out the flavouring, so I think this tea is a good balance between two extremes. The vanilla is an interesting addition and it works really well with the jasmine making the tea taste sweet, like some sort of candy – cotton candy maybe?

A really fun and enjoyable tea, and I bet this would taste fantastic with some milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Maple Sugar by Tea Guys
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I’m not sure, but I believe I got this tea from LiberTeas – that’s the problem with my Cupboard; I’ve got so many little samply things kicking around that I don’t remember where and who half of them are from.

This was a pretty mild black tea with a delicate touch of chai-like spice. The maple sugar acted as a light sweetener for the tea without making it too cloying, but still keeping its distinctive flavour. Yummy!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
LiberTEAS

You probably did. I know that I had some of this at some point… it is a yummy one!

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drank Caramelized Pear by Art of Tea
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I didn’t really have high hopes for this one – most flavoured rooibos tea I’ve tried tend to be mostly rooibos with not much ‘flavour’. This one was a pleasent surprise however, because what I tasted is pear – lots and lots of pear. Its real pear too, not an artifically-created approximate. I can almost feel the slightly gritty texture you get when you bite into a ripe pear as I sip this tea. The caramel is more subtle, a light sweetness than appears mostly as the tea cools off. I also love that I can hardly taste the red rooibos.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec

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Woah – smells like beer! I’ve never had Kombucha tea before so I expected it to taste similar to an oolong. Actually it tastes more like an alcoholic cooler in my opinion – this is a fermented tea, but it was being sold with all the normal, non-alcoholic drinks so I didn’t think there would be any significant alcohol involved. Huh.

It has a fruity flavour that makes me think of plums combined with something a bit yeasty. It’s an odd mix of sweet and sour and it leaves a strange taste on my tongue.

I’m not sure what I think of this drink except maybe ‘weird’. Really weird.

Preparation
Iced
Angrboda

Wow, that definitely doesn’t sound like something I would like. Beer smell… shudder

Jillian

Yeah I wasn’t too thrilled. I’ve just realized what the aftertaste reminded me of – apple cider vinegar. Bleh!

Angrboda

what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Or something.

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75
drank Chocolate Mate Chai by Rishi Tea
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Thanks Jaime for sending these around! :D

It’s makes for a sweet cup of chai, although I added a bit more water than it called for so it wouldn’t be too sickly sweet. It’s a bit thin – I might actually use hot milk instead of boiling water for my other packet of this. The raspberry flavour isn’t that strong either, present more a smell than as a taste. Still, it give me a quick energy boost for working on assignments.

Preparation
Boiling

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drank Maple Tea by Canada True
1587 tasting notes

The first time I have a new black tea I like to try it plain first, even though I usually put milk and sometimes honey into mine. It’s sort of so I get an idea about the flavour without anything else messing with my perception. Yeah, I’ve got it all down to a science. ;)

This one is pretty plain actually, the Ceylon base is mostly what I taste, although there are sweet hints of maple syrup. It’s not harsh-tasting, other than that it’s a pretty generic Ceylon.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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