561 Tasting Notes

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This tea is missing the tartness I expect when I taste lime. It leaves everything feeling rather flat. The black tea is a smooth base with only a twinge of bitterness near the end of the sip. The lime flavour is dull- more of a present aroma than a full flavour. However, it does bring the attention to the nice. black base

Thanks to Sil for sharing!

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Grandpa's Anytime Tea by Gather!
561 tasting notes

I tried to be very conservative with brewing this tea as it seemed like it might be bitter. I can definitely taste the rich, malty tones but there is still quite a bit of bitterness. I might try using less dry leaf next time.

Thanks to Donkeytiara for sharing with me

Flavors: Malt

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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82

1 teabag used

Very flavourful. I can taste the bread-y texture of the gingerbread in the top note. There’s a roasted cookie note. I don’t feel that green tea is the best pairing for this flavour.

Flavors: Cookie

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 375 OZ / 11090 ML

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81
drank Organic Houjicha by Hibiki-an
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Flavors: Bitter, Hay, Salty

Preparation
Iced

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88

Salty, hay and mineral aroma from the brewed tea.

Savoury roasted flavour. Light matcha-like note. Medium mouth-feel.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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92

Dry leaf has a strong floral/vegetal aroma.

Brewed tea has a strong vegetal aroma.

Flavour is mostly vegetal with a clean sugary fruity (cantaloupe) finish). Buttery notes in aftertaste. Thick mouthfeel with a very satisfying savoury note. As the tea cools, I am detecting a mild smoky note in the back of the throat- somewhat like charred asparagus.

Flavors: Cantaloupe, Fruity, Spinach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 370 ML

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79

Dry leaf is vegetal and floral in scent.

Brewed tea has a strong spinach aroma.

Savoury sweetness on the sip. Slight melon tone. A bit bland at the beginning of the sip. Slightly thin mouthfeel.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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85

Very green tasting. A bit of a minty tone. Strong note of bean. Milk creaminess. Medium thickness mouthfeel. Milky taste and texture near the end of the sip. Orchid floral note. Mild chamomile sweetness. More of the milky flavour comes out as the tea cools.

Flavors: Beany, Creamy, Floral, Milk, Mint, Orchid

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Golden Honey Dew by Lupicia
561 tasting notes

Very authentic and juicy melon flavour with roasted tones. Fresh-tasting- like biting into a just-harvested piece of fruit. Sweetness is balanced amazingly-well with the other flavours. I would love to see this flavouring paired with tea- that would probably be the only way to make this blend better!

Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Melon, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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85

I was served this tea gong-fu style at Pekoe Tea in Edinburgh.

The first infusion reminded me of houjicha flavour but was also quite complex. I could taste a faint note of cinnamon. There was also a roasted and floral flavour. The wet leaves smelled a lot like pumpkin seed. I noticed a little bit of oolong bitterness- possibly because it was brewed too long, I’m not entirely sure what the standards are for serving this tea in the shop.

The second infusion had a smooth bean note with a wheat flavour.

I didn’t track the tasting notes for the infusions after that- I was having a great conversation with one of my classmates!

The complexity of the flavour is what I like most about this tea. I would definitely try it again if I had the chance- although it is quite expensive.

Flavors: Beany, Cinnamon, Floral, Roasted, Wheat

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