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236 Tasting Notes

100
drank Sakura Sencha by Den's Tea
236 tasting notes

When I got the email that this tea was back, I was tempted into buying right away. But then I saw it become sold out twice within a week, I knew I had to purchase quickly. Holy crap, this is quite amazing. It’s so delicate and REAL cherry flavor. I drink tart cherry juice everyday, and this capture cherry’s flavor perfect. I love the little heather flower buds in it. I never had a tea with heather. I just makes it look so beautiful.

And the tea was so GREEN! I kind of wish I bought a pound of this. I didn’t think anything could beat the pineapple flavor. I am loving the sencha in this, just a tip of astringency. So relaxing and tasty.

Just a cup of perfection, and wonderful iced, too!

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Pina Colada Honeybush by 52teas
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I got this in the V-Day sample set. I loved every tea I got, this being the last to taste. And I kept it last , because I was looking forward to it. Compared to the strawberry teas, I would say this wasn’t what I thought it would be. I was hoping for more fruit. I have had amazing pineapple and coconut tea, I was hoping for more of that. I didn’t like the rum flavoring, it just came off weird to me. And I do love rum, just more hidden.

My dad really liked this tea, though. I went through it quick, but I don’t think I would buy it again. It just wasn’t what I expected.

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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95
drank Strawberry Zabaglione by 52teas
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This is like Marco Polo’s twin! I love this tea. It has a wonderful creaminess. And I LOVE strawberry teas, they make me so happy. I read how others said they thought the tea came out a little too bitter, so I brewed with water just under boiling. It’s an excellent blend, not just strawberry, but with so many background flavors.

I made zabaglione in school, and this pretty much captures the essence of it. A little more wine would be lovely. I still will chug this tea.

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

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90
drank Genmaicha by 1TTEN
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I read about this tea on someone’s tea blog. It’s a mild genmaicha, which is very nice for a change. Smooth and terribly delicious iced. It has a nice sweetness to it, light though. It is good for 2 rebrews. I would consider buying this again. Thank you Shinobicha for letting me try this!

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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72
drank Green Needle by Adagio Teas
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I have become a devoted fan of Silver Needle. I picked up a sample bag of this. It is half way from a light Chinese green to the silver needle. It’s good, but drinking it makes me long for silver needle! It is different, light, and tastes great iced. Very mild and neutral.

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

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68
drank Tokyo by Harney & Sons
236 tasting notes

I drank this today with my breakfast. It’s really sweet on its own. I think this might be one of the sweetest green teas I’ve had. I am not crazy for the flavoring, it reminds me of Bossa Nova with the caramel, nutty taste. I love the sesames in it. The green tea itself is nice, I would of liked it without the sweet flavoring. I just haven’t found a tea with caramel I liked, it is just something that doesn’t agree with me.

Thank you Shinobicha for a taste! I have been interested in knowing what this taste like.

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

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drank Strawberry Pie Honeybush by 52teas
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This is so amazing iced. I will have to buy a 2 oz of this soon. I could pick up all ingredients in this tea. I LOVE strawberry + honeybush. They are made for each other, complete soul mates. If Strawberry Shortcake had a tea, she would drink this.

It has a nice sweetness to it , and I LOVE the crust/dough I am getting. Mmm, and vanilla? Perfect!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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77
drank Black Currant by Mighty Leaf Tea
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I had this at Corner Bakery. I looked into buying it, but they only sell in bags for 1 gallon iced tea. It’s pretty good! I have been looking for a replacement for this place called Jason’s Deli. Their black currant tea is amazing! It’s so juicy. Mighty Leaf is the closest I have to it. Still, it’s not “it”. They need to sell this as a loose tea, then I would consider purchasing it.

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drank Sweet Tea by McDonald's
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My mom LOVES this tea. I used to like it, but it’s so bleh to me now. I have had the sweet tea at Popeye’s and it’s better. Though none are as good as Folks in Atlanta, GA. They make the BEST sweet tea.

If I am in a pinch, and I NEED tea, I will order it. But that’s rare. With my new travel mug, where I can brew tea anywhere there’s hot water, I won’t need to go to McD’s…YAY!

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86
drank Jasmine Pearls by Golden Moon Tea
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I am down to my last 3-4 sample packets from GM. I love jasmine pearls, well most the time if it’s not over powering. The jasmine in these pearls was just the amount I liked. It made for a great iced tea. The green tea itself was really yummy and strong. They were bigger pearls than other tea providers. Enjoyed 2 rebrews, which were equally just as tasty. I really enjoyed this tea.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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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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