516 Tasting Notes

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Amazing rhubarb and slightly creamy aroma from the infusing tisane. Quite tart with a soft edge. Tartness reminds me of hibiscus but bearable. Banana note.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 7 OZ / 218 ML

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drank Moonlight White Tea by PekoeTea
516 tasting notes

Apricot. Fruity, punchy sweetness. Good mouthfeel.

Flavors: Apricot

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Bamboo-Pomelo by TeaGschwendner
516 tasting notes

Brewed for 10 minutes.

Amazing balance of flavour. The lemongrass is not at all over-powering (just a bit of a flatness in the aftertaste)- the bamboo flavour is able to come through well. Sweetness in the background. There’s some kind of fruity body to this- like I can imagine biting into a fresh pomello. No off-flavouring.

Thanks to Sil for sharing!

Flavors: Bamboo, Citrus, Sweet

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 6 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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In the brewed tea aroma: molasses, cocoa

Tea has a strong white tea swampy taste to it. Molasses-honey sweetness in the background with a slight bitter cocoa edge.

Second infusion at boiling for 4 minutes. The cocoa flavour really comes out!

Third infusion at boiling for ~6 minutes. Cocoa-y, slightly creamy and delicious.

Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Cocoa, Honey, Molasses, Sweet

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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Quite bitter. Pretty good mouthfeel. The sweetness of the jasmine is hidden by the bitterness of the brew. Maybe I should try to infuse at a lower temperature next time

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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

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drank Maracaibo by Crio Bru
516 tasting notes

Infused for 8 minutes but I have been advised to try a longer infusion for next time (10 to 20 minutes). I used 1.5 tbsp for 375 ml.

Brewed infusion smells like dark hot chocolate. Flavour is quite dilute but I think the longer infusion time will give a better representation of the actual flavour.

Thanks Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Dark Chocolate

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more 1 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
whatshesaid

I’ve actually left it for half an hour….sooooooooo good ;)

OMGsrsly

Also, gently simmering it on the stove in some sort of milk, then straining it into a mug. Just don’t use paper, as the fine bits of chocolate will clog it!

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Brewed tea smells strongly of chestnut. Mouthfeel is very thick. Hint of sweetness which complements the profile well. Mild roasted chestnut flavour. A bit of a bitter flat note near the end of the sip. The spinachy flavour that I normally associate with Long Jing is subdued and mixes with the nutty chestnut very nicely. Aftertaste is refreshing and sweet.

Flavors: Chestnut, Spinach

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 1 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 7 OZ / 219 ML

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Brewing aroma reminds me of bubble gum.

Flavour is sweet, refreshing and fruity. The white tea taste is blended well with the other flavours. A bit of ginger spicy-ness present. Overall, quite bland but pleasant flavour experience. There is a bit of bubblegum taste at the end of the sip. This would not be a tea that I would seek out but I feel that it has been well put together.

Thanks to Sil for sharing her sample with me!

Flavors: Fruity, Spicy

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 4 min, 0 sec 5 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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drank Eggnog by DAVIDsTEA
516 tasting notes

Thin mouthfeel. I am not quite a fan of this mix of spices but I’m assuming it is similar to what an eggnog spice mix would taste like. If I had to choose an eggnog tea, I would definitely go with Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas. I am certainly glad that I got a chance to try it!

Flavors: Spices

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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