1299 Tasting Notes

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drank Pause Goûter by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

Liquid nutella, minus the thickness of the actual product. Ummm… yes… yes!

Flavors: Chocolate, Hazelnut

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Cameron B.

This note sounds like an Herbal Essences commercial. ;)

MissB

I didn’t quite go that far, I think I needed another yes in there! ;)

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66
drank Thé des Riads by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

Somehow missed this is a green and steeped it as a black. Now that it’s cold, all I’m getting is floral, drying notes, whereas the sweetness in the sip that I got while it was hot, has been relegated to the end of the gulp. Too bad, so sad.

Flavors: Drying, Flowers, Grapefruit, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
Sil

what’s really weird about some of these is that they’re greens and recommended temp is near boiling… eep! can’t do it!

OMGsrsly

Try it for a minute. I’ve been experimenting with some of my non-black teas, and 195 (my standard) for 1 minute or 45 seconds is doing really well. I should post some notes. :)

Sil

i did it at 1.5 min…

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79

Gosh I like this tea. It’s a simple bagged tea, tastes strongly of sweet green apples. Hell, if it helps me reduce some water weight too, I’m quite happy. I’ll still drink it whether it does or not though. Upping the rating because I’m drinking it quite often.

Flavors: Green Apple

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Bien Sûr by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

Guava, ginger, lemon, peach, lavender? Okay, I’ll try it. Thankfully I get zero lavender. The peach is by far the most present, and it’s a wonderful, juicy, almost like a sour peach candy. Yes! Me likely, bien sûr.

Flavors: Peach, Pleasantly Sour

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 1 min, 45 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML

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drank Lèvres Épicées by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

Made this as a chai, and not sure what to think of it still. A bit floral, a bit spicy from the cardamom (but zero hot spicy), it’s a much milder tea than I was expecting. Perhaps need to have it as a straight tea before rating it.

Flavors: Cardamon, Fruit Tree Flowers

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84
drank Île de Madagascar by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

Finally, nummy tea! Chocolate almond is what I get from this, although I added too much sweetener… without it the tea felt flat, thin. Now however, even though it’s too sweet, it’s really delicious! Dessert in a cup, with something I normally don’t enjoy too much in tea (almond).

Flavors: Almond, Chocolate

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

YAY glad it’s a good one!

Fjellrev

Makes me want chocolate covered almonds.

Sil

heh noms!

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65
drank On Va Se Revoir by THE O DOR
1299 tasting notes

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.So, it’s brewed up brown (odd for a green in my experience) and is much… heavier? stronger? has more depth? that most green’s I’ve had. There’s mint, but it’s much more subdued than the smell. I want to say… pepper? Something curry-like? Granular? Such an odd tea for me, and I’ve got an almost instant headache.

So.. are we sure this is a green? The guy at the store said it was, and it says the same on Steepster. This, however, looks to me like an oolong, which of course always makes me horribly ill within a few minutes of drinking some (no idea why, lots of theories). Needless to say, I’m a bit hesitant to try it, even if the smell is like a minty spring breath of fresh air.So, it’s brewed up brown (odd for a green in my experience) and is much… heavier? stronger? has more depth? that most green’s I’ve had. There’s mint, but it’s much more subdued than the smell. I want to say… pepper? Something curry-like? Granular? Such an odd tea for me, and I’ve got an almost instant headache.Okay, so this one isn’t for me, even though I’m finding it really intriguing and multifaceted.

Flavors: Mint, Pepper, Thick

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML
OMGsrsly

It looks like a gunpowder, so I’d probably consider it similar to moroccan mint?

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75
drank Barry Lindon by Jardin du Thé
1299 tasting notes

This smells like liquid grapefruit dynamite. Absolutely amazing! Drinking it is a bit different of an experience though. I don’t get grapefruit really, unless maybe it’s a really floral pink kind that I’ve yet to try. Tart citrus with light yet strong notes of flowers, I want to say violets, but can’t quite be sure. Really wanted to love this, but I suspect it’s better suited to someone who likes florals in their teas more… gosh did I ever want this to taste as good as both the leaf and the tea smells!

Flavors: Citrus, Drying, Grapefruit, Tart, Violet

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Scandale by THE O DOR
1299 tasting notes

Hm. Did I do something wrong? This tea smells AMAZING, like a cinnamon vanilla cookie. I could smell it all day. I realize it’s a puerh and thus a bit earthier, darker, more robust and oomph than a black, and yet… it’s just not doing it for me. Don’t get me wrong, this is an obviously well-made tea with high quality ingredients, and it shows. I just wanted it to taste as amazingly as it smells, and that’s a tall order.

Flavors: Cinnamon, Drying, Earth, Paper, Vanilla

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
Sil

haha this one is on my wish list apparently…

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86

I’ve almost finished the 100g of this I bought late last week — that’s how much I like this tea. It’s amazing, and I swear I wrote a review already.

Flavors: Hibiscus, Mango, Pineapple, Tropical

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 8 min or more 2 tsp 12 OZ / 354 ML
MissB

In my defense, I have portioned out quite a bit to you, my family, and my dude. Still, it’s a solid tea! (although I learned last night, not a great one to oversteep)

Sil

haha no judging here :)

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Teaholic! Currently loving flavored blacks, greens, whites, green rooibos blends, straight blacks and greens, and have a long-standing adoration for herbals/medicinals. Dessert teas top my list along with anything cocoa-y.

I own an obscene amount of tea, and am always happy to share. Just got back from a six month exploration of Western Europe, so I’ve got some pretty lovely tea that we just can’t easily find this side of the pond. Woot!

In addition to loving tea, I’m a dating columnist, nerd, and avid knitter. I read way too much, type even more, and spend my ‘free’ time exploring, playing board games, reading, hiking, hanging with friends.

Allergies: Strawberries and all grains. I’m having a mild allergic reaction to both lavender and some roses in tea, although for some reason the French seem to have figured out how to do this without making me ill. I also avoid sugar and Splenda where possible.

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