487 Tasting Notes

95

Green tea steeping… successful! I made a cup of this while watching Castle.

This smells so good. The scent is a bit fruity, which I really like. It has a nice, mellow green and fruity flavour. Thanks to Teavivre for letting me try this sample.
If it wasn’t so late here, I’d have another cup.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Veronica

I love the way Castle doesn’t take itself too seriously. There are some really intense and dramatic shows, and then there’s last night with Esposito wearing an afro. :)

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83

Thanks Steepster Select, I might not have tried this otherwise.

The scent reminds me of brown rice, or toast. It has an interesting flavour, like a mild coffee and houjicha hybrid. Which is actually pretty good.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Roasted Barley

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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86

Thanks Teavivre for letting me try this sample.

This is my breakfast cup. As soon as I opened the package, I smelled the straw berry. Which is a fantastic scent when you’re waking up, or any other time. The scent carries over to the brewed tea, along with the nice green scent of the leaf. I like the strawberry flavour a lot, and I really like the light flavour of the oolong.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec

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90

Thanks for the free sample, Tea at the Sea. It comes with a cork sailboat? I’ll need to make that for my bookshelf. I do like the little sample bags.
It’s something that would look nice a gift shop of a port town.

It smells lovely. I really should have more unflavoured black teas. This has a sweet, malty flavour. Shall have to make some again in the morning.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec 1 tsp

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73

I made this more my evening cup after school a few nights ago.

It smells like fruit punch. I did like the strawberry/ fruity flavour, but I don’t really like hibiscus in my tea. That always seem to come across stronger than I’d like.

Went with whatever show I was watching though.

Flavors: Berries

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 15 sec 1 tsp

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90

It’s beginning to look a lot like….. uh, Spring. Anyway it’s rainy here today here. So I’m having this tea and watching a documentary about Ancient Persia. This tea smells so nice, I really like mint in the Winter. It has a mint flavour too. I still want to try this with my other really good mint black tea.

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88

Sipdown. I guess I was saving this for a rainy day, as we finally have rain where I live. It smells fabulous, like apples and spices. Maybe I kept longer than I should, it tastes a little off somehow. Though it does have that nice apple flavour I liked so much.

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I haven’t had much mate yet. It has a strong licorice flavour. The herbal/ mint flavour is nice though. Perhaps a good tea for the mornings I have class.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 15 sec

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84

I had this one the other day with breakfast. It has a really nice, sweet, caramel flavour. Smells fantastic too. Glad I picked this to try.

Flavors: Caramel

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 30 sec
Tealizzy

I really like this one. Usually an afternoon tea for me. :)

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90

It’s winter, I think. Feels like spring here. Anyway, this is one of my faves. The mint goes very well with the vanilla. Too bad this is a seasonal one, I would drink it year round if I could.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 15 sec
Stephanie

I like this one a lot too, but it still feels like winter here :/

K S

Last on the weather map it looked like the only warm place to be in the US is southern California and Key West. The rest of us are not happy about it ;)

Lariel of Lórien

Heh. I’m in central California, actually.

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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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