558 Tasting Notes

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drank Milk Caramel by Lupicia
558 tasting notes

Note of bitter grassy/leafy taste. Houjicha is an interesting choice for a flavoured tea. I find that it has a quite unique flavour itself and could use a complement flavouring. This tea tastes mainly like Houjicha with a very faint caramel sweetness note. I think a bit of a stronger caramel flavour would do well here. The Houjicha on its own is quite tasty with fresh roasted tones and light chestnut finish.

Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!

Flavors: Chestnut, Grass, Roasted, Sweet

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 30 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML
Fjellrev

Oh nuts, I ordered this one and was looking forward to an ultra caramel flavour. Too bad about the bitterness too.

Raritea

It might be because I didn’t drink this quickly enough or all the delicious flavour bits sank to the bottom. I would definitely be willing to give this one another shot (I still have some sample left too!). The Houjicha in this one was quite nice and carries the tea even with a milder flavour.

Indigobloom

Hmm I would have thought those two would work great together!

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1 teabag used
Brewing tea aroma has a pineapple-tropical fruits aroma
Good pineapple flavour. Interesting mouthfeel that I would describe as “slippery”. Good balance of flavour. Lychee note present. Flavour is a bit dilute.

Thanks to MissB for sharing with me!

Flavors: Pineapple

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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93
drank Moonlight White Tea by PekoeTea
558 tasting notes

Unbelievable soft sweetness and strong jasmine-like floral note. Slight astringency.

Flavors: Jasmine

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 365 ML

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71

Slightly bitter brisk flavour.

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

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93
drank Alpine Punch by DAVIDsTEA
558 tasting notes

This tea has gone rancid after purchasing 50 grams 4 months ago. It must be the coconut and other nuts. I’ll have to make sure that I’m drinking it down more quickly next time or put in in a tin as well as the bag it came in!

Preparation
Boiling 5 tsp 375 OZ / 11090 ML
Indigobloom

Oh no that’s awful! So sorry to hear that. On the plus side, it’s great seeing a post from you!! Hope things are great across the pond :)

Fjellrev

That’s rough! That’s why I try not to purchase too much of a permanent one at once so it can stay fresh.

Kittenna

Anything with coconut. Just not a good idea :(

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drank Elderberry and Echinecea by Pukka
558 tasting notes

1 tea bag used

There are too many flavours in this tisane which can be detected in the aroma which is slightly off-putting. Flavour does not have a focus- it is mostly bland, savoury-tasting. I can pick out the orange note as well as the licorice.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 13 OZ / 375 ML

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70

1 teabag used

Smooth and not too bitter.

Preparation
13 OZ / 375 ML
donkeytiara

well, this might be something i need to try!

Raritea

Setting on aside for you in your samples package!! :) Let me know if there’s anything else you’d like to try in my cupboard!

donkeytiara

thanks! no pu….I have too much livestock to get past the barn floor thing….I’m bringing a few over for you…dang luggage requirements are killing me! Anything mandatory in my cupboard for you?? I’ll look in yours now…

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drank Sweet Berries by Riston
558 tasting notes

1 teabag used

Dilute sour- this would probably benefit from a shorter infusion.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec 11 OZ / 325 ML

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60

Nutty with a bit of an odd aftertaste. Strong syrup-like sweetness with an aftertaste reminiscent of an artificial sweetner. Almost bitter note, but dilute.

Thanks to Sil for sharing with me!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 3 tsp 13 OZ / 375 ML

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72

Smokey-sweet sencha green tea taste with well-balanced flavour.

Flavors: Fruity

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec 3 tsp 12 OZ / 360 ML

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