303 Tasting Notes

Another old one. This one wasn’t even sealed but it’s kept it’s scent. And I’m getting some flavor! Some creaminess and a bit of tart berry! I’m impressed but I’ll probably toss the rest of this since I have much newer and tastier tea to spend my time on

gmathis

Della Terra does dessert teas right!

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So I discovered that I had this completely unopened and I was curious. I brewed this up last night and sadly it had no flavor left :(

Mookit

A moment of silence for our dear tea… hate it when that happens!

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drank Peach Oolong by Adagio Teas
303 tasting notes

Another questionably old tea, this one is from a swap or TTB so I have no clue how old this one is. But it is at least over a year old, so take this with a grain of salt.

The dry leaf smells like buttered popcorn to me, though brewed up it smells like an apricoty, peachy jam. It definitely seems to have lost flavor due to age. Nothing tastes bad, but instead of distinct flavors I’m just getting a vague fruity sweet flavor

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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Morning tea at work today. I’m trying to drink more than just my black teas in the morning, because I get home too late most days to drink anything with caffeine, so lots of teas are getting neglected!

This one still tastes as good as I remember, with jasmine and blueberry mixing together and no one flavor being too overwhelming compared to the other, though everything seems a little weaker than I remember, which tells me this tea is probably getting a bit old and it’s time to finish this up! Maybe I can make some cold brewed tea with this and get more of those flavors out

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

What an interesting combination!

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Wow, I have some old teas that I probably shouldn’t be holding on to. How long do they stay good? It might be time to start cleaning out the cupboard!

Either way, I still gave this one a try. I didn’t get a whole lot of flavor (probably because of the age!) so I splashed in some milk and finished it off

Fjellrev

How old was this? I was amazed by how much flavour my Della Terra Shamrocks had and it was like 2.5 years old when I finished it off the other week.

Emilie

2.5-3 years probably sounds right. I actually have at least one unopened Della Terra tea so I’m curious to see how that will be!

Fjellrev

I’m curious too! :)

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I’ve had this twice now, once with milk and once without, and I can’t seem to get much flavor out of this either way. Before steeping I ate a chocolate chip and it was extremely orangey flavored, so I’m not sure what’s happening. I might try a cold steep to see if I can find the flavor on this one. I’m sad that I can’t seem to steep this one right :(

Mad Hatter//Lauren

I’ve found this one (and most of the chocolate blends for whatever reason) do better at a slightly cooler temperature (195-200) with a longer steep 5+ minutes. The flavor should get more pronounced as the cup cools as well. :)

Emilie

Thanks for the tip! I’ll definitely try that next time!

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85

I loved this one. It tastes just like it says it will, with sweet maple flavors and roasty nutty flavors. This is probably TMI but while drinking this I burped and it tasted just like I had eaten a pecan

Mookit

I love that description. Honestly, makes me want to go get that tea. :P

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I had this one last night, and was extremely excited for it. However, I was really let down. I just got tea flavor, and not really any flavorings at all. I thought maybe it just needed to cool down, but that didn’t really help any. Judging from the other reviews, it looks like I probably just did something weird when brewing this, so I will definitely tinker with that and see what I can do

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This one is my morning cup, and my second A Quarter to Tea blend. I love banana nut bread, and my dad used to make me banana nut pancakes all the time, but in the past few years I found out that I can’t really have wheat so I haven’t really had those treats recently. So this tea is perfect!

Brewed up, this tea smells intensely sweet and buttery. It’s making my whole office smell good. The flavor is very buttery and walnuty, without having that bitter flavor some teas get from walnuts. The banana flavor isn’t very strong, but the flavor I do get is great. It doesn’t taste like fake sweet banana, but tastes like you had some overripe bananas that you mushed up and added to some batter. The buttery flavor really helps to create the idea of pancakes. The base tea takes a back seat and just seems to be there to support the other flavors, which to me really works in a blend like this. Overall I’m really loving this one, but I would love it even more with more banana.

Flavors: banana, Butter, Walnut

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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My order from A Quarter To Tea came in yesterday, and by the time I got home it was definitely too late for any of the caffeinated blends I got, but this one sounded perfect for an after dinner tea!

I can be iffy about rooibos but this sounded so good I took the chance anyway. The woodsy rooibos flavor is there in the background, but not too much. To me, it’s just enough to add a little extra substance to the tea as a whole. There is a sweetness, but I’m not getting specifics, like vanilla, strawberry, etc. I want to try steeping this longer to try to get more of those flavors out, since I did go for the shorter end of the suggested steep time (right at 8 minutes), and I also want to try this with just a bit of milk to see if that changes anything.

Flavors: Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more

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