517 Tasting Notes

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Happy Fourth of July! Today I went to a local art festival. Most fun, until the rain happened. When I got home, I decided to have some tea. But that was put off until the evening. The brew smells strongly like spices, I get mostly clove and ginger. There is a nice spice flavour, will have to try it with vanilla. Not the right season, but still good.

Instead of having a certain alien invasion movie or a historical drama, I decided to watch my favourite TV shows. The US Air Force is in it, so that counts.

Flavors: Cloves, Ginger, Natural Pumpkin Spice Flavor

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Since I’m getting summer rain, figured it was time to have hot tea. It smells nicely like lavender, and a little like a beverage I had last time I was attended a Faire. I like earl grey, but the lavender is a bit on the strong side. Otherwise, I get a mild, creamy bergamot flavour. Might decided to use this for baked goods at some point.

Flavors: Bergamot, Creamy, Lavender, Vanilla

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Dry, this tea kinda smells like root beer barrels. There is a kinda sweet, mild caramel scent when brewed. The flavour is more lightly sweet, with biscuit and caramel notes. As it cools a little, I get hints of fruit. Actually, pretty good.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Caramel, Dried Fruit

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One of my samples when I went by the store. I always like going by it when I visit Old Town. It smells nicely like pomegranate. There is a fruity flavour, but the vanilla doesn’t come out that well. Will have to try it iced.

Flavors: Fruity

Lariel of Lórien

It does make better iced tea. The creamy vanilla/ pomegranate flavours come out better. Some fruit teas are just improved cold.

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One of my other press samples. It came with an origami crane. :)

Happy Summer. Though I made my first iced tea today, I have still been having it hot. This has a nutty/ roast scent, with some sweetness. The flavour is kinda caramel nut, with a rich roast almost coffee taste. There is a little grain/ toast as well.

Flavors: Caramel, Nuts, Nutty, Roasted, Toasty

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80

My computer works again. Ended up having to reset it after all.

Since it’s now summer, I decided to have this iced. I did make it in a mason jar. Slightly sweetened really brings out both the raspberry and cake flavour. Having another, uh, jar while going on adventures with the original Enterprise.

Stephanie

Glad you got it fixed!

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One of my press samples. I got an origami crane too (which is sitting on my dresser.) The scent was mostly vegetal. There is a kinda malty flavour, but I get more mild fruit.
I could see having this with meals.

Flavors: Citrus Fruits, Vegetal

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I got this tea as a sample on one of my trips to the store. (Because I yay for local tea shops!) Anyway, when it is first brewed, there a slight smoky scent. Not enough to bother me though. Then the flavour is cocoa and some dried fruit. It has a nice taste as it cools too.

Flavors: Cocoa, Dried Fruit, Plums, Smoke

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One of the teas I got to celebrate Spring. It smells so nice, like orange zest and roses. When brewed, the Laoshan base comes out. The flavour is a sorta light bergamot with some floral and chocolate notes. If you have a tea holiday, this would go well with scones.

Flavors: Bergamot, Chocolate, Floral, Orange, Rose

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Selected by the chat folks. This tea smells fabulous. It’s cocoa and nutty, and also has a scent of chocolate pasty . There is a nice nutty roasted flavour, also with some chocolate. In some sips I get chocolate, in some I get toasted rice. Having it as a black tea works really well. Overall, very good. (Goes well with anime.)

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Nutty, Pastries, Roasted, Toasted Rice

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After many years of drinking coffee, I’ve recently become a tea convert.

Faves- Black Tea (Preferably Chinese- Most Gold/Golden), Assam, Nilgiri, Oolong
Likes- Pu-Erh (Shou), Green (Chinese or Japanese), Interesting Tisanes, Dessert Blends/ Flavoured Teas, Masala Chai, Honeybush/ Rooibos, Ceylon
Dislikes- Smokey Teas, Hibiscus, Licorice Root, Chicory
Exploring- Sheng Pu’erh, White Tea, Sticky Rice Mini Tuocha
Fruity Flavours- Lychee, Muscat, White Peach, Fig, Apple

Ratings-
95- 100: By Yavanna, it’s amazing!
89- 94: my favourite
85- 88: it’s fantastic
81- 84: really like
75- 80: like
70- 74: it’s okay
69 and below: meh
unrated: still unsure

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