303 Tasting Notes

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I’m always careful with Jasmine teas. In general, I just really don’t like them, as the jasmine flavor has to be done just right for me.

I tried this previously hot and LOVED it. The jasmine is perfect. I’m not sure how well these kinds of things do with cold brew, but I decided to be daring and go for it. It definitely needs less time to steep than the other teas that I’ve been cold brewing, but oh wow is this good! I absolutely have to buy more of this, since I used up the last of my sample. This is delicious both iced and warm. I think this will become my go-to iced tea, for now. Raising the rating up, since it’s so good either way.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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70

This is much better with the cold brew! I can actually taste the chocolate! The cinnamon is still the dominant flavor, but I can taste the chocolate and it is a bit sweeter now, which is something I would expect for a tea named Super Chocolate. Overall, this isn’t one I would buy, as I don’t like it hot and there are other teas I enjoy iced much more. I’ll raise the rating though as it is good iced at least.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Chocolate Orange by DAVIDsTEA
303 tasting notes

It seems that cold brewing this one kept the chocolate from dissolving as much and enhanced the other flavors while making the chocolate more of an accent to the other flavors. Interesting.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
tigress_al

Hmm, never even thought of cold brewing this because i thought that the chocolate wouldn’t dissolve and it would just taste of orange, but I might try it now.

Emilie

It actually turns out really nicely. When I do this hot, I can’t really taste the pu’erh. But cold brewing allowed each of the flavors to come out, with the chocolate being a lot more mellow than when hot. Definitely give a try! :)

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drank Mulberry Magic by DAVIDsTEA
303 tasting notes

Apparently I never reviewed this tea when hot, even though I’ve had it plenty. Every time I smell the dry leaves, it smells like Bailey’s to me. It never quite tastes like that though.

I cold brewed this one, and it seemed to bring out the flavors better, and seemed closer to the smell. Another one that I probably prefer cold.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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drank Santa's Secret by DAVIDsTEA
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I’ve been cold brewing everything, and this was one I had high hopes for, as I LOVE mint tea. This tuned out really well, I think I may like it better cold than hot.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more
Kittenna

Oooh, interesting! I should try this!

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96

I forgot to log a bunch of teas, so here goes. Hopefully I won’t spam everyone’s dashboard with bunches of notes!

I made a pot of this with what was left of my sample and shared with my mom. I’m slowly bringing her over to the tea side. She really liked this one, and so do I. Once I get more tea money, this will be an order for sure! I look forward to trying other teas from Persimmon Tree and eventually cold brewing this one.

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70

I accidentally let this one go to 7 minutes when I only meant to do 4 or 5. Steeped, this smelled like Candy Cane Lane. I’m guessing that was from the green tea/cinnamon combination (Candy Cane Lane has cinnamon, right?).
As for the flavor, I’m not sure how much my longer steep affected this. I’m not really getting much chocolate flavor, which is a disappointment considering the name. The flavors here are pretty light, but it seems like cinnamon is the main one.
I think I’ll try cold brewing this one to see how that goes. I’ve been on a cold brewing kick lately, now that I’ve finally learned how and given it a try.

Preparation
7 min, 0 sec

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drank Gingerbread Chai by 52teas
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I’ve had this tea for a while, but I’ve never really properly tasted it. I received it as one of the iHeartTeas rescued teas.

I know the real proper way to do chai is with a stove, but I usually don’t have time or access to a stove, so oh well, I just have to do it my own way. I decided to try this in half water, half milk. Without sugar, the spices were waaaay to strong for me (I’m a spice wimp, sorry!). Sugar really brings out the flavors here though. I’ve actually never had gingerbread cookies, so I can’t say if this tastes like them or not. Whatever it tastes like, it has a good flavor. It seems a bit more spicy than your average chai, but not overwhelmingly so with sugar.

tattooed_tea

This sounds so yummy!

Emilie

Do you want to try it? I’d love to send you some! :D

tattooed_tea

That would be wonderful. If you’d like me to send you anything in return take a peek at my cupboard.

tattooed_tea

I just wanted to let you know I received this today. It will be my chai latte tomorrow morning!

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I was very worried for how this tea would taste. In the bag and while steeping, it has a sickeningly sweet smell. I knew if it tasted like that, I wouldn’t be able to drink. Fortunately, it doesn’t taste like it smells. Unfortunately, it has a rather simple taste. This tea just seemed to have a general sweet taste to me. I would never get “toffee” from this on my own. It’s good enough if you just want something sweet, but you’ll be disappointed if you expect it to live up to the name.

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