562 Tasting Notes

85
drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
562 tasting notes

1 tablespoon for 248 ml

Marshmallow flavour very well captured. There is a hint of sweet coconut flavour. Flavours all flavours well balanced with black tea. Creaminess present.

Thanks Kittenna for sharing this with me!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 45 sec
Kittenna

You clearly liked this a lot more than me! Glad I shared!

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1 tablespoon for 375 ml

The brewed tea has a nice balance of black tea, maple and oatmeal aromas. There is a smooth baked goods quality to the smell that I attribute to oats. Hint of chocolatey-ness in the aroma that may be the result of me letting this sit too closely to chocolate-themed tea.

Flavour is extremely mild. There is only a hint of the smoothness from the aroma near the end of the sip. Almost metallic flavour in the middle of the sip which hints to some other flavours that may have been lost in the transit of this tea. Slight astringency (almost sharp bitterness) near the end of the sip from the black tea. Only the slightest hint of sweetness. Hint of roasted taste near the end of the sip.

Rating: 34

Thanks Kittenna for letting me try this!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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76
drank African Solstice by Tea Forte
562 tasting notes

1.25 tablespoons for 248 ml

Good balance of rooibos flavour and fruity sweetness. Flavour is slightly thin.

Thank you to Ellyn for letting me try this!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
Sil

gasp this is where i jokingly say…there are others you get tea from! :) kidding of course been meaning to try some of these as “work teas” so may have to go take a look again

Ellyn

I’m glad you liked it!

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93
drank Peach HoppiTea by Butiki Teas
562 tasting notes

0.9 tablespoons for 248 ml

The brewed tea has an enticing aroma. Creamy and baked good notes with a soft sweet peach. Reminds me a bit of peach oatmeal.

On the sip, pleasant malty sweetness. The sweetness is a sustaining note appearing slighty at the start of the sip, blooming into the middle and carrying through until the aftertaste. Very smooth tasting. Creamy notes in the flavour. Black tea notes present and peek out in the flavour near the end. All the flavours are very well blended. Velvety mouth-feel. Hint of flavourful astringency in the aftertaste.

Thanks to Kittenna for letting me try some of this one!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec
Azzrian

Yay!!!! So happy you enjoyed the blend I made with Stacy from Butiki and Kittenna thank you for passing it along!

Raritea

Really great combination of flavours! You did an awesome job Azzrian and Stacy!! :)

Azzrian

Thank you! :)

Butiki Teas

This blend was so much fun! I had so much fun working with Azzrian on this! :)

Ysaurella

I love this one as well, Stacy, do you consider selling it in your tea collection ?

Butiki Teas

Ysaurella-We will eventually be adding a version of this tea to our line. Instead of freeze-dried peaches it will just have dried peaches but we will be sticking with the same flavoring, same hops, and same tea. It will be a while though. I’m thinking around 2-3 months. I have also been playing around with the idea of another beer tea too. I don’t have anything solid yet but it will use a different type of hops.

Raritea

I’ll be watching out for that :)

Sil

You and me both raritea! :)

Ysaurella

that’s a great new Stacy :)

Kittenna

Azzrian – I knew when I wasn’t a big fan (mostly because I clearly dislike hops; the peach was great!) that I had to make sure the rest got shared! So Sil, Raritea, and Indigobloom each got a cup’s worth :)

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63
drank Garlic Vanilla by Distinctly Tea
562 tasting notes

1 tablespoon for 375 ml

Garlic flavour is pleasant- not too strong. Slightly bitter and wheat-y mouthfeel in the middle of the sip. Vanilla sweetness is present into the aftertaste. Tomato-y hint and maple syrup sweetness from rooibos flavour into the aftertaste. Overall, the flavour profile is rather plain. Slight creamy mouthfeel.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec
Azzrian

Strange and interesting!

Sil

hahahahaha you finally tried it! :) Azz it was picked up purely for the random weirdness of it.

BoxerMama

Weird! lol, tomato. . .

Awkward Soul / Oolong Owl

hmm, I googled around and I can’t find this tea – where do you get it?

Kittenna

O.o I am SO curious…

Raritea

I picked this one up at the Toronto Tea Festival! Also, Kittenna, I have enough to share so I’ll save some for you :)

KittyLovesTea

This sounds so amazing…garlic tea. Revolutionary! :) I must try this.

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91
drank Creamy Eggnog by Butiki Teas
562 tasting notes

1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml

Light eggnog flavour on the sip. Strong creamy taste and distinct eggnog sweetness near the end of the sip. Oceanic qualities of the green tea detectable but very well blended. The flavours are balanced in a way that they complement each other. Very well captured eggnog flavour on the aftertaste. Milky-type flavour comes out as the tea cools.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 4 min, 0 sec
Kittenna

I’m guessing by the rating that you liked it? :P

Raritea

I did- and the flavour improved as the cup cooled. Also, I love the green base in this!

Kittenna

Yeah, I like this one best warm. Hotter than lukewarm, but cool enough to hold a cup in my hands without any discomfort. Haha. And yeah – the base tea is wonderful here. It comes out more in subsequent infusions too, which I love.

Raritea

Awesome! Looking forward to the re-infusion!

Indigobloom

I made this for a friend, and she fell in love when I added a dash of sugar… really brought out the creaminess! SO darn good :P

Sil

I’m buying more of this…..next order because the 1 oz i have won’t last me. THIS tea i dream about sometimes…

Ysaurella

I am impatient to receive my Butiki order to taste this tea :)

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73
drank Vata Ayurvedic by DAVIDsTEA
562 tasting notes

2 tablespoons for 375 ml of water

Primary mint flavour with spices in background. Licorice sweetness in aftertaste. I am not detecting any floral or orange flavour in this blend. Only minimal lemongrass flavour but it seems to be well-blended and not overwhelming with a 6 minute infusion.

Rating: 73

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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73
drank The Earl's Garden by DAVIDsTEA
562 tasting notes

0.5 tablespoons for 375 ml of water

A little thin tasting with berry flavour in the background. Slight creaminess near the end of the sip. Good balance of bergamot and black tea. Slight astringency near the end of the sip.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 15 sec

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0.6 tablespoons for 188 ml

Overwhelmingly artificial aroma and taste.

Rating: 10

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Indigobloom

ouch! I hope you didn’t spend money on this :/

Raritea

I was given this sample at the Toronto Tea Festival Steeped Tea booth. I was surprised because they were giving out a brewed blueberry rooibos which I found to be quite good.

Indigobloom

I saw someone else review this today and they seemed to like it. Maybe yours died during transport to Canada :(

Raritea

That is a possibility! Some teas can be quite sensitive! I’d definitely give this one another try if I get the chance.

bethssteepedtea

I’m a consultant for steeped tea, their teas have NO artificial flavours of any kind. It is a very limey product though, no doubt about it.

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drank Date Nut Muffin Rooibos by 52teas
562 tasting notes

1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml
Infused for 8 minutes

Aroma of the tea has a fruity punchy-ness to it. I am reminded of the smell of baking dough. I can also detect a fresh-muffin scent in the background. Maple sweetness.

The tea is rather thin tasting. Watery on the sip and then blooms into maple sweetness with a hint of bakey muffin taste.

It is possible that this tea lost some of its flavour in transit.

Rating: 38

Thanks to Kittenna for sharing this with me!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Kittenna

I don’t like this one; got very little flavour from it even straight from the bag, but others seem to have tasted things in my batch that I didn’t.

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