264 Tasting Notes

85

This is one of the better tasting black currant teas I have tasted. Juicy, no artificial notes. A good brisk black tea base. It’s a very rich tasting tea. I see myself buying more, but the price steers me away.

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60
drank China Lung Ching by TeaGschwendner
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I am updating my review, this makes for a good iced tea. As a hot tea, I felt none of the depth comes out. When served cold, all the depth up to the forefront.

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85
drank Black Dragon Pearls by Adagio Teas
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I bought this on a whim, reading about it being malty. This tea just rocks! Slight cocoa, sweetness, coffee like notes. I even got my mom to drink this, and she won’t drink 99% of the teas I try to get her to try! I would use this tea to introduce a coffee drinker into the tea world.

I rebrew it once, taste just as good. Just an all around delicious tea.

I use three pearls per 8 oz of water.

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84
drank Strawberry Vanilla by TeaGschwendner
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I got this as a free sample from my local store. I wanted a nice iced green tea. This fits the bill! Good green tea base, mellow, refreshing, no real astringency. The strawberry flavor is on a perfect level. I would buy this again.

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95
drank Genmai Matcha by Rishi Tea
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I was really impressed with this genmaicha. I have tried sooo many brands, and this one is leveled up with Den’s Tea. It’s refreshing, full of unami. I tried it hot, and I see this being amazing iced. I prefer genmaichas made with sticky/sweet rice, I think the tea it just tastes all around sweeter and has more body.

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drank China Lung Ching by TeaGschwendner
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I bought this since I am looking into touring the Dragonwell tea producing area of China. I never had Dragonwell tea before. I am more a Japanese green tea fan, so might point of view and taste come from that. I just wasn’t that impressed with this tea. It needs to cool down to have any depth to it. I used 2 tsp per 8 oz of water, and it still was very mild. I don’t know if Dragonwell is known for being weak. I taste the chestnut notes, but really nothing else remarkable.

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98

NOM! I left to be my last tea I would drink in my package YuukiCha. This is a perfect Asatsuyu Sencha. It’s thick bodied, savory, buttery, lush. Not much astringency. I’ve only drank it hot, but would excellent iced. I’ll probably cold brew my 3rd infusion to get every bit from this tea.

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90

Of all the Upton black teas I sampled, this one stood out. It brews to be crystal clear, makes for an amazing iced tea. Refreshing, brisk, no bitter, lush. I actually bought it with the intentions of making Hong Kong milk tea, but brought it to work to drink up. This is my first Uva Ceylon, I am very interested in what else the area provides.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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drank Pure Joy by TeaGschwender
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This is everything I want in a herbal tea. It’s such a wonderful mix. Applemint is the main ingredient, which is a mild mint. I love drinking this iced in the morning, or after work. It’s just a perfect mix with thyme and chamomile. There’s a very light floral background which works well with everything.

Flavors: Floral, Mint, Sweet

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60

I was interested in the blending of these two teas. The outcome? I prefer these teas as their own. It didn’t stand out. I didn’t see it was great for iced tea, either. Just wasn’t my taste.

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