252 Tasting Notes

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drank Green Needle by Adagio Teas
252 tasting notes

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
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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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98
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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83
drank Shiawase Cha by Maiko
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Thank you Shinobicha for giving me a sample of this!

This is my first tea with actual seaweed slipped into it. The dry leaf smells so tasty. I decided to eat some of my favorite Japanese rice snacks with the tea. It was just a great clash of tastiness. This is the most mellow genmaicha I have had. I taste a little seaweed at the very end along with sweetness. I have had kukicha where it was more roasted, and I like this better. Overwell, everything is balanced well.

The second brew, I taste more seaweed! I need some white tuna roll or some seaweed salad STAT!

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 0 sec

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78
drank Orange Sencha by Den's Tea
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I received this on my last order as a sample. I was really excited to try it. I love their pineapple green tea like nothing else. This blend was mellow. It was dominant orange, with their always tasty sencha. The orange was fresh smelling of the peel of the orange. If I had some mint leaves, I would of threw them in there. Makes for a great iced tea. I only rebrewed it once, and it came out with less orange.

Their pineapple blend really stole my heart and will be hard to beat. I just bought the cherry flavor, which I will probably open up today! Yay! I wouldn’t buy the orange, but it’s still nice.

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

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drank Rose Sencha by Den's Tea
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I received this as a sample with my order. I love the sencha in it. I was unsure what to think of rose. Now I know, I don’t like rose if it’s a dominant flavor. If it’s a background flavor, I can take it. But straight up rose? I can’t do it. I still gladly drank the sample. I have requested they make a coconut flavor, since their flavored sencha are all top notch.

You must LOVE rose to enjoy this tea. It’s still good.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 0 sec
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I agree; it is flavored excellently so if you like rose, it’s great; but I don’t love rose that much, so it’s my least liked of theirs.

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drank Eastern Beauty by Teavana
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I received this from a swap. It’s just an okay oolong. It does have a natural pinching sweetness. It has a mint like taste that white teas have, too. Interesting. I am greener oolong fan, so I am slighted. But compared to other darker oolongs, it’s not a standout.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °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!

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