147 Tasting Notes

85

when i won the teavivre contest i gave one pack to my friend Duane. he did not get a chance to use it. so me and him had a campfire and we roasted hotdogs and used the pack of i think 6 grams and made a good amount of this tea :P since it tasted better with fire boiled water, I’m changing the score 80 —→ 85

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 6 g 68 OZ / 2000 ML

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40

tried this with sugar…… still not too good :( i tried stirring well and using less matcha etc.

will not do a full review and i am bumping down the points 50 —> 40

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100

Time for a full review :)

the leaves look almost like black pine tree needles :D

when i smell the dry leaves/flowers, it smells like a very good black tea should :) nice and peppery :)

when i smell the liquid it smells nice and peppery :)

when i drink the tea its peppery and spicy :)

the best black tea i have ever tried! thank you angel teavivre for selling me this great black tea! :D

I’m adding 5 points to the score

Flavors: Black Pepper, Pepper, Spices, Spicy

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 0 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
TheTeaFairy

Sounds lovely…

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70

I forgot I had this tea lol. Still a good enjoyable tea. Steeps quite fast :D

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec 8 OZ / 250 ML

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40

Not too good of a tea, :( it is kind of bitter. could use some sugar :)

Flavors: Hazelnut, Nuts, Nutty

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML
Indigobloom

Try using cooler water, and whisking for longer. Sometimes bitterness is caused by not enough mixing!

Kirkoneill1988

Oh, ok. I will keep that in mind. Maybe I should use less tea?

Indigobloom

That is another option to try as well. I’d go with whisking more first. Like when you whisk eggs, you know it is almost ready when the foam starts to build

Kirkoneill1988

i don’t have a whisker so i have to use a spoon lol. i live in a lodging home :P

Indigobloom

Ohhhh I see. In that case, do you have a mesh sieve that you can filter the matcha through? this will help reduce clumps and bitterness

Indigobloom

Also, try putting the matcha into a waterbottle with just a little water in it, and shake. Then add more water (as much as you need for it to taste good, so add a little at a time)

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75

this is an OK tea, though the mushroom taste could be a tad bit stronger for the basic quality :(

Flavors: Mushrooms

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 tsp 25 OZ / 750 ML

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30

to be honest, i don’t like this tea anymore. its too strong for me even at short steep times :(

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 250 ML

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100

still the best ive ever had :) so i ordered a bunch of Pu-ehr from Yunnan sourcing and i thought, “maybe i might have some left.” :) and i had one square left!

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55

Update:

it tastes a tad bit better with sugar :) sugar sticks that red leaf tea sells works too (no need to measure sugar) —→http://www.redleaftea.com/sugar/sugar-stiks-box.html#.U6X9L0A0-Vo

5 points added (up from 50)

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 tsp 250 OZ / 7393 ML

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100

this was Junes free sample of the month matcha tea :D it is AWESOME! tastes like almond extract that grandma makes her punch with :)

Flavors: Almond, Sweet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 tsp 17 OZ / 500 ML

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