267 Tasting Notes

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drank Coconut Assam by Zhi Tea
267 tasting notes

This was the tea that I tried iced in the store last weekend. I really enjoyed it then! I drank it warm yesterday, then cold brewed today. I went for three minutes steep with the hot cup, which made it too bitter, and hid the coconut flavor. However, I think cold brew is my favorite method so far. It brings out much more of the sweetness while still having the tea taste.

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88
drank White Blueberry by Zhi Tea
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I really enjoy this blueberry tea! It’s a good equal mix of white tea flavor and blueberry. The blueberry is very sweet and smooth, not tart at all. I could see myself buying more of this one.

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

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drank Fredericksburg Peach by Zhi Tea
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One of the teas I got from my trip to Zhi Tea in Austin. I didn’t see steeping instructions on the bag, but I could have just missed them. I went with three minutes to start with.

This tea smells really good in the bag. It smells a lot like the gummy peach rings. Some people may not like that, but I had those all the time as a kid! After three minutes of steeping however, I wasn’t getting that flavor. I wasn’t getting any peach flavor, and the tea was a bit bitter. Looks like three minutes was too long! I ended up falling asleep, and the cup cooled off. I took a sip, and tasted chocolate! Weird. I’ll definitely try this one again

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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81
drank Matcha by Zhi Tea
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I bought my first matcha set yesterday at Zhi Tea, and this matcha to go along with it. I attempted to make up some matcha last night and it went horribly! I read up a bit more on techniques, and made some again today. It went much better! No giant clumps, and I even got it frothy and pretty! Much less bitter than last night. I mixed it with milk, and it was very creamy and sweet. There was a bit of vegetal taste, the matcha reminding you that it really was there. I can’t really say how this compares, but I feel that this is as good a place as any for the beginner!

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This smells like a coconut macaroon! Yum! I mixed this in with some almond cashew cream. It really helped to bring out the flavors! The chocolate got a but masked, but the almond and coconut were in the front

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Cold brewed this! I didn’t get a whole lot of orange out of this. This is one I prefer warm.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more

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66
drank Hearts & Roses by Della Terra Teas
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It looks like my opinion of this hasn’t changed much since my last try. It’s mostly chocolate and tea. While it tastes good, it’s not what I was expecting or wanting. This would be a nice chocolate tea, but I was expecting other flavors as well. I have about a cups worth of this left, so I should be finishing it off soon. I enjoyed it, but I wouldn’t get more.

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drank Pistachio Ice Cream by Butiki Teas
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I’ve had this one for a while, so it might be losing flavor at this point, but I feel like no matter what I do I can’t get the flavor out of this that everyone else gets! Oh well, I guess it just isn’t meant to be.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec

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drank Strawberry Vanilla by Unknown
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I received this in a TTB that I organized long ago on another site. It was a home blend by one of the participants, made to replace one of their favorite teas when it was discontinued. I picked it for my morning class tea, as I was still craving something sweet. I definitely get the sweet strawberry flavor, its very smooth and creamy. However, I’m getting more of a chocolate flavor than a vanilla flavor. Its still very good, just not quite what I was expecting.

Nxtdoor

What? Another site? Do tell. Or maybe I shouldn’t spread myself too thin, got my hands full already.

Emilie

I don’t know if you’ve heard of reddit, or know how it works. It’s basically a link aggregation site. It’s divided into specific sections for just about everything. My favorite tea related sections are reddit.com/r/tea and reddit.com/r/teaexchange

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