232 Tasting Notes

80
drank Greener Green Tea by Guayaki
232 tasting notes

This is an interesting mix of Yerba Mate, green tea and lemongrass. The green tea and lemongrass mix comes close to overpowering the yerba Mate which depending upon your perspective may or may not be a good thing. Overall I find this one good enough to finish the box but I doubt I will be buying it again as I enjoy the plain traditional yerba mate more.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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80
drank Pure Empower Mint by Guayaki
232 tasting notes

A mix of Yerba Mate, peppermint and spearmint which I brewed for 10 minutes. The mint is so strong you can barely taste the Yerba Mate.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85

This instant tea mix has just the right ratio of honey/sugar and ginger that preserves the spicy nature of the ginger while softening it with just enough sweetness to prevent it from becoming overwhelming.

Preparation
Boiling 6 OZ / 192 ML

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100

The one has the distinct taste of Menghai Shou puerh and is one of the smoothest puerhs that I have encountered in some time. If you are also one that fondly remembers the older style shou which was often described along the lines of smooth, creamy or silky when brewed thicker, this is a fine sample of what is sadly becoming harder to find as time goes on. So I am very thankful that Jim of Puerh Shop has produced this for his shop.

Preparation
Boiling 0 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 4 OZ / 120 ML

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80

It is hard to really describe the taste of ginseng beyond that it is a bit like ginger but a lot lighter and smooth without the spicy edge to it. Not bad so it does not come off as chore as I highly doubt that taste is the main reason one is drinking ginseng tea.

Preparation
Boiling 4 OZ / 118 ML

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90

I must admit I find it funny that Prince of Peace Japanese Style Green tea is a product of China, or pretty much Chinese green tea that was made Japanese style. This one has a light fresh and sweet taste that is very enjoyable. If a drank green tea more often, I would seriously consider buying this one again. Which is a good thing as it was a box of 100 teabags which really hope I can finish while they are still fresh.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 15 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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72

This is a somewhat decent teabag green tea. It is a medium green tea which is far from the lighter and sweeter greens that I prefer.. Makes a decent iced tea but don’t give my review too much weight as this is outside of my typical teas of interest.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 236 ML

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90

When it comes to tea bags teas, once again Prince of Peace has proven to provide unusually high quality brew. The key to getting it to come out good is to use a smaller 6 oz cup and to brew for 4 minutes with boiling water. The result is a rich dark roast oolong that I would consider good enough to be an everyday Oolong for when you do not have the ability to focus enough to use a gaiwan.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 6 OZ / 177 ML

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85
drank Rwanda Rukeri by Adagio Teas
232 tasting notes

This is a very interesting black tea, which is stronger than what I normally drink but not overwhelmingly astringent. This one has more of a malty and fuller taste to it which sort of reminds me of a Yunnan black tea. If you are one that generally goes for almost exclusively Chinese black teas, I would recommend trying a sample of this tea. I haven’t made up my mind about if I like it enough to order it again but it has demonstrated to me that not all African back teas are too bitter for me to handle.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 6 OZ / 177 ML
mrmopar

Hi John, long time.

John Grebe

Thanks @mrmopar, lately I have been drinking mainly old favorites without a lot of new teas so thus not much to write about on Steepster.

mrmopar

I know how that goes. Sometimes you have to pull out a favorite or one you liked and have it again.

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70

I brewed this a minute under the recommended range at 3 minutes instead of the suggested 4 to 5. A stronger tea that is a bit malty but not bitter which is not bad considering the low hopes that I had for these teabags which I only have because they were a gift.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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