550 Tasting Notes

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drank Zhen Qu by Butiki Teas
550 tasting notes

Having this in attempt to sip down my Butiki teas. (Even though I have about five ounces opened.) This still has that kinda honey and yam scent. The flavour is sweet potato, with a bit of malt. Good post- breakfast tea.

Will probably have a cup in the evening when I go look for meteors.

Flavors: Honey, Malt, Yams

Nichole

Look for meteors- how fun!

Lariel of Lórien

No meteors last night, it rained.

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88

Decided to have this tea iced. There is a nice scent of nutmeg and cream. The flavour (with a little added brown sugar) is almost like pumpkin pie. It’s creamy with spices, and I even get some of the pumpkin. Autumn is next month, so it’s almost the right season.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Creamy, Nutmeg, Pumpkin, Spices

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87

I’ve been hoarding this almost since I move here. It smells mostly like chocolate, and some fruit. Decided to make it iced. There is a pasty flavour, with raspberries and cocoa. Not sure if I really get waffle, it’s more like a croissant. Might have sweetened it a little much, but it tastes like a nice dessert. Brewing it hot, I get more raspberry.

Flavors: Chocolate, Cocoa, Fruity, Pastries, Raspberry

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88

I like breakfast teas, so I got this. Originally, it was purchased in winter. The brew has a nice dark red/ amber colour. There is a lightly malty scent. That comes out in the flavour, along with slight sweetness. And it also nicely smooth.

Flavors: Malt, Sweet

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94

Computer, tea!
Computer: Specify type.
Black.
Computer: Specify flavoured or unflavoured.
Flavoured, something floral.
Computer: Enjoy your beverage.

Well, this does smell floral. There is a citrus scent as well. The flavour has more chocolate notes this time, with hints of rose and orange zest. Still really good.

Flavors: Chocolate, Citrus, Floral, Rose

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91

My latest sample from the local tea shop. This is named well, since it’s also monsoon season in my state. The brew smells sweet, and a little floral. That is what I get in the flavour as well. Overall, it’s just smooth and good.

Flavors: Floral

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93
drank Melon Oolong by Lupicia
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Merry Teamas! (aka… Christmas in July. It would make more sense in June, but alright.) This tea came from Canada. Thanks, Uniquity. This tea smells and tastes like the Kasugi gummy candy. Which is nice, since they use fruit juice. Decided to have this iced, as I would likely have iced tea on Christmas if I lived in the Southern Hemisphere. I added a little sweetener, but that was not needed. Having it cold did bring out the melon flavour nicely.

Cold- 95

Flavors: Melon

Stephanie

This one is really nice iced

Uniquity

Oooh, I just thought to check and see if you did a review. The smell when I finally opened the bag was drool-worthy. Maybe I’ll make myself some in a little bit, finally! Glad you enjoyed. :)

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87

Since I don’t live near certain stores anymore, I got this from my new local shop as a Summer tea. Firstly, it smells awesome. A nice blend of citrus and strawberry. The flavour is more lemon with hints of berry, but not as strong.

Good, but will have to try it iced.

Flavors: Berry, Citrus, Lemon, Strawberry

Lariel of Lórien

Makes great iced tea, I get much more strawberry flavour.

ashmanra

I tried making it iced with Frank’s quick pourover method and it was great!

Lariel of Lórien

I make it for one 8 oz service. Brew hot, then add ice and sweeten.

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83

My latest sample from visiting the local shop. This tea smells so good. Really like the scent of cardamon. There is a nice spice flavour, it’s almost like a masala chai. It also has a little bit of a dark malty taste. (Would probably be better for snow season.)

Flavors: Cardamon, Malt

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84

St. Coombs from Figments Tea Shoppe- I got this one from the local shop because it was on sale. There is a nice malt scent. The flavour is dark, with a little malt and sweetness. Might have brewed it a little too long though. It’s a good rainy day tea.

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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, Bergamot
Other flavours- Rose, Lavender, Vanilla, Cream

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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Sandia Mountains, New Mexico

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