601 Tasting Notes

82
drank Grape Oolong by Butiki Teas
601 tasting notes

0.5 tablespoons for 124 ml

Buttery oolong scent from brewed tea. Grape flavour has a deepness to it that makes it taste less artificial- it reminds me of the grape-like tones I was getting from the Kenya Purple Tea from Butiki Teas. Crisp, fruity taste supported by the floral/buttery oolong flavour.

Second infusion at 5 minutes. Still very flavourful.

Thanks to Kittenna for passing this on to me!

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

^^ And that would be me “sipping down” that tea. Hehe. Success!

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60
drank Feng Shui Wellness by Tealux
601 tasting notes

1.5 tablespoons for 375 ml

Initially reminds me a lot of Goji Pop or Indian Summer by David’s Tea. There is a baked lemon scone note. All flavours blend together, nothing sticks out. I feel that there are too many different tastes for one tea, there is a lack of focus in the overall flavour.

I may want to infuse this tisane for a longer amount of time in the future.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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62
drank White Gogi Blossom by Tealux
601 tasting notes

1.5 tablespoons used for 375

The goji berry flavour is quite mild, almost nonexistent. Flat orange zest note. White tea flavour is strong and brings an unpleasant note of astringency. Orange-citrus mouth-feel in the aftertaste.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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77
drank Nina's Japon by Nina's Paris
601 tasting notes

1.05 tablespoons 248 ml.

The mild smokiness of the sencha is able to come through. I’m detecting a definite chocolately note near the end of the sip into the aftertaste. Roasted rice flavour closer to the middle of the sip. Vanilla overtones from the middle of sip to the end. Vanilla and caramel sweetness.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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87
drank Blue Unicorn Reserve by Tealux
601 tasting notes

4 spears used for 375 ml.

On the sip there is a note that reminds me strongly of grape flavour. Fruity sweetness. I’m detecting a white tea-type astringency note. Slight buttery tone.

Second infusion at 6 minutes, 300ml. Has more of a plum fruity taste on the sip. Slight hints of smooth (almost creamy) black tea taste. I’m reminded of the wheat-like taste I find in certain tea. Slightly licorice-like sweetness.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Bonnie

These are nice brewed in a glass using only 2 or 3 for a couple minutes (not 6!). There shouldn’t be astringency when brewed with less time. This is a green tea with flavor that reminds me more of a darjeeling (that grape flavor).

Kittenna

Ooh! I need to try my packet of this. How many spears were in your bag? Didn’t count mine.

Indigobloom

hehe tea spears :P

Bonnie

Butiki used to carry this as their blue nettle tea. Some of you might remember it. Green tea from Ceylon with a very nice flavor. I still have some.

Kittenna

I’m not entirely sure it’s exactly the same thing. Could be, though. This one is listed as an oolong, not a green. I tried a sample from Butiki, but IIRC I didn’t brew it correctly :(

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61
drank Chai by Tea Guild of Canada
601 tasting notes

1.5 tbsp for 375 ml.

Dark chocolate astringency bordering on bitter. Hint of licorice. Slight minty-ness. Slight creaminess.

Preparation
Boiling 2 min, 45 sec
Indigobloom

I never got one of these. Now I’m kindof glad I skipped out!

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60
drank Cherry Rose by Custom
601 tasting notes

1.5 tbsp for 375 ml

Sencha green tea taste and sweetness with rose and artificial cherry flavour in background.

Thanks to Indigobloom and Sil for sharing this with me!

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

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1.5 tbsp for 375 ml

There’s an artificial chicken-soup like overtone in the aroma and aftertaste that seems out of place in this tisane. It is quite unsettling. I’m having a lot of difficulty in finishing my cup. Maybe I picked up a bad batch of this?

I still have some left in the sample that I purchased that I will save for another day.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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64

0.8 tbsp for 200 ml of water

Distinct woodsy note from the rooibos. There a bit of a wheat-like mouth feel. Fruity notes in the background with smooth sweetness.

Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing with me!

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 30 sec
Indigobloom

Mine wasn’t good either, nothing like in the store(to go cup). I don’t think they travelled well at all! one day I’ll compare to the real loose version.

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83

Increased the leaf to water ratio to 1 tablespoon for 281 ml.
There is more creaminess at this concentration.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 4 min, 30 sec
Sil

If you ordered this, can I steal a sample? I haven’t yet picked up a sample of this from stacy

Raritea

This was the last of my sample that Stacy sent me from my order. Sorry :(
I highly recommend trying it though- definitely something to request with our next order!

Sil

not a problem. I knew you’d gotten a bunch of samples so i wasnt sure if this was an order or sample. It’s not like i won’t be ordering again from stacy :)

Kittenna

Sarah – I have some of this, you’re welcome to a sample.

Sil

Ooh! Ok!

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