258 Tasting Notes

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drank Gyokuro Kin by Den's Tea
258 tasting notes

How can I be so blind? You know you have too many teas when you forget you have a gyokuro hiding around. I received this from Christmas as a gift from my mom. I finally found it in my green tea shelf. This has been an awesome week in tea for me. I had my first silver needle, first milk oolong, now the first gyokuro.

WOW, this tea is so beautifully green! When brewed, it just smells and LOOKS like fresh spinach. I let it cool a little, and this is truly a cup of perfection. It’s just so tasty, grassy. I really don’t feel experienced enough to give a description, it’s beyond words, too.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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97

This is my first milk oolong. I’m onto my 3rd brew…this is some good stuff! The rebrews aren’t getting weaker…yay. Very smooth. I didn’t get the milk flavor until it cooled down. I let it sit til it was cold, and it came out even more. I think for the price, I am not sure it’s worth it. This style is likable, I wanted to taste more butteryiness to it!

I am glad I tried it.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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78
drank Purple Rain by Todd & Holland
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I had to bump up the rating since it is very tasty iced. The sencha in it was so tasty. If only I liked grape!

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78
drank Black Currant Bai Mu Dan by 52teas
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I LOVE black currant in teas. It’s my favorite in black. So this being paired with white tea intrigued me. I got it with the V-Day sampler.

At first, I didn’t know what to think. I had to kind of just sit back, and enjoy the tea. I would of loved more black currant! But with every review I write with black currant flavored teas, that’s my complaint, so nothing new. It is very delicately flavored. Stood up for 4 rebrews.

This reminds me of another tea called Brazilian Delight, which I prefer to this one. It just has more fruit, and the black currant was more pronounced. It’s sold by Todd and Holland, but I googled the ingredients and saw other places selling the exact tea.

I like this tea, but I would of enjoyed more fruit. Though more black currant would probably hide the actual tea flavor, which it nice and light. Very nice iced.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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97

This is my very first experience with silver needle. Well, I am a fan now! This ranks up there with having REAL sencha. And that changed everything for me.

I received this sample from Doulton. This tea is quite amazing. I got 4 rebrews from it, adding 1-2 minutes to each brew. And it’s great both iced and hot. It’s just so perfect, it has such an elegance to it. For being such a light brew, it produces such a loud flavor.

Thank you Doulton for this tea. It is quite amazing, and I am now addicted. I want to marry this tea.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Samurai Chai Maté by Teavana
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I got this via tea swap with my friend. I can’t tolerate mate plain, but with other flavors, I can. And rooibos, too? I like! The blend is quite tasty and original from other chai teas. It’s like a tropical chai. I bet some coconut milk would be tasty in this. I took it with sugar and cream. I really loved the blend of spices.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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91

I brewed this like a chai, and it came out awesome. The cinnamon came out more. LOVE this tea. I am not much a fan of cinnamon raisin bread, but this tea is awesome.

I think this tea would rock if made into an oatmeal cookie tea!

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62
drank White Licorice by Golden Moon Tea
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I finally got to try this tea. I hate licorice most the time. Especially black jelly beans. So this wasn’t a tea I was super excited to try. It has star anise in it, which I like.

It was nice for what it is. It probably would of been nicer iced. It was nice white tea. I only enjoy of star anise in other teas, where it’s blended with other flavors. Or in Thai tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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96
drank Thai Chai by Adagio Teas
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I got this from a friend I went to school with. I opened the bag, and it smelled like bowl of tom kha kai. I LOVE that soup, could seriously eat it everyday. So I am already very excited to brew this. I did what Jillian recommend, but brewed in 1 1/2C 2%milk, 1/2 C cream, and and 1/2 water. I simmered it for 3 minutes. I would even brewed it longer. I sweetened with sugar and a little honey.

It has a little Fruit Loop like taste to it, too .Very yummy. Wonderful blend of flavors with lemongrass, coconut, ginger, cinnamon. Wow, best blended chai I have had, seriously.

If you are a fan of Thai food, this tea is for you. I will have to buy more…

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Apple Sencha by Den's Tea
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True to it’s name with real apple flavoring. Their flavored senchas are really tasty, this is the second one I have had from them. I like the pineapple flavored better, since I love pineapples more than apples. I have had other apple teas where they are more granny smith, this one is more sweet, like a gala or even red delicious. This is the best apple tea I have yet. It’s juicy like. Very nicely done.

If I loved apples, this would be my tea. I really would love to try a coconut or passionfruit tea from them, if they do expand their flavors.

Thank you Shinobicha for a taste of this. :)

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
Cofftea

Hm really? I think this is smack dab between apple juice and granny smith (jolly rancher granny smith that is).

Shinobi_cha

It’s fuji guys! Really good fuji apples taste just like the apple in this sencha. (Plus, I would venture to guess that fuji applies come from Shizuoka where Mt. Fuji is, but I could be completely wrong on that).

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I love cooking, sleeping, reading, reggae music, and tea. I also enjoying reading about tea, the culture and ceremonies, and the diverse types.

I think most the teas I drink are 80% iced, but on some days, it’s opposite that, especially days off! I can’t believe it took me this long to try different teas. Better now than never!

Reading the reviews help guide me to the right tea. I have been turned on to so many delightful brews.

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