444 Tasting Notes

77

Did I forget to review this? Pretty sure I’ve had it before.

Anyway, it smells nice. Like cinnamon and apples. The yogurt comes out more in the flavour. Not bad, but might be better sans yogurt.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 45 sec

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79

So it’s almost Halloween, and I’m watching ‘Witches of East End’. This smells nicely like vanilla. The added sprinkles are cute, though I was hoping for a little more. Still, I like the flavour. Very creamy.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Lariel of Lórien

I’m having my second cup with pumpkin rooibos, it’s very good.

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Today I went to the farmers market. I tried so much fruit. When I got home, I just wanted some straight tea. This one smells really nice. Tastes refreshingly green too. (Just what I wanted at the moment.)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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I like jasmine, but I’ve really only had it as green. This has a nice, floral scent. (And still makes me want steamed rice.) The jasmine flavour comes out a little stronger than I’m used to, but it’s alright.

Though I prefer a jasmine green tea/ rooibos blend (as a cold-brew).

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec

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The leaves have a nice vanilla scent. Tastes more like vanilla flavouring than actual oolong. Might have liked it more if I hadn’t tried other oolongs recently.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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I got this in the post a few days. Since I had gotten into green teas again. My kitchen smells like chocolate cake, except the tea mug which smells like rice cakes. Which is a pleasant scent.

This is only my second time having genmaicha. I like the toasted rice flavour. And I’ve always enjoyed matcha. I still feel like I should be having this in a tea house with onigiri. Thanks to Yunomi for letting me try this.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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I think I’ll always enjoy the smell of chocolate/ mint. However, the chocolate flavour doesn’t really go with the green base. The mint is good though.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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drank Hojicha by Adagio Teas
444 tasting notes

This smells like nori for some reason. The flavour is certainly roasted, and kinda nutty. Glad I finally got to try this type.

And I learned that it doesn’t really go with tomato soup.
Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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This smells similar to all their almond teas, which is marzipan. Alternately, sweet and nutty. The flavour is light, and nutty. Different than the other oolongs I’ve had today. Like this ’cause I like almonds.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 45 sec

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Got this because I wanted to try more oolongs. Most unflavoured oolongs smell like plants to me. It tastes kinda woodsy. Very mellow.

My taste buds are still being weird, so I think I need to try some more.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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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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