632 Tasting Notes

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drank Black Buckwheat Tea by Tiger Line
632 tasting notes

1.1 tbsp for 375 ml

Bakey-brothy taste. Slight saltiness.

Second infusion at 5 minutes. Still a good level of flavour- smooth and bakey taste.

Thanks to Sil for the sample!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Sil

haha looks like we all had to try it after IB’s post

TastyBrew

I can’t wait!

Indigobloom

followers :P

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drank Cherry Fantasy by Tealux
632 tasting notes

1 tbsp for 375 ml

Good cherry flavour. Slight clove flavour contamination from a tea it was sitting beside in transit (my own fault). Smooth black tea base. Slight creaminess.

Rating: 79

Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing this with me!

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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75
drank Royal Wedding by Harney & Sons
632 tasting notes

1.25 tbsp for 282 ml

Slightly overpowering astringency. Astringency is subdued by coconut and vanilla notes. Coconut flavour is very full and quite authentic. Strong white tea flavour present. Overall, the tea feels fragmented as if the flavours don’t meld together very well.

Thanks to Sil for sharing this with me!

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

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78
drank Pumpkin Spice Rooibos by Tealux
632 tasting notes

Used 1.5 tablespoons for ~375ml of water.

Lemon-y note. Dilute overall flavour. Rich gourd-like pumpkin tone. Baked-goods note. Spices complement the flavour profile very well and do not overpower. Slightest hint of creaminess. Savoury taste profile. Woodsy note from the rooibos base.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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33
drank Jiaogulan by Teaopia
632 tasting notes

1 cluster used for 375 ml

Quite bland in taste. Light licorice-like sweetness. Sweet note is cloying and artificial. Brothy mouth-feel. Very slight vegetal notes.

Thanks to Kittenna for sharing this with me!

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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62
drank Pink Flamingo by DAVIDsTEA
632 tasting notes

1.5 tbsp used for 375 ml

Hibiscus flavour overpowers the flavour just a little bit too much but there is a refreshing citrus flavour present which is complimented by the eucalyptus. There are definite sweet notes but they are mostly taken over by the tartness.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 0 sec
Sweet Canadian

It’s funny you didn’t love this one, it’s my fav iced tea. I love it with Gin and Tonic :)

Stephanie

I can’t really picture how citrus eucalyptus would taste but I’m intrigued

Indigobloom

wow I haven’t had this one in ages! Miss your frequent posts around here :)

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88

1.5 tbsp used for 375 ml

I will try to infuse this for a shorter amount of time but I am getting the same bleachy/maybe mildly coconutty dilute flavour which seems to take over the profile. Strong butter note in the background peeks through. I can imagine that this is the correct flavour profile that needs to come to the forefront. That taste blooms into a very accurate rice cereal marshmallow treat flavour which reminds me of biting into a homemade desserts. Still, this is all happening in the background and is muddled by the other flavours- I have to really focus on the taste to pick it out.

I will try to infuse this tea for a shorter length of time in the future.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

Wow, I feel so bad for everyone experiencing this. The batch I purchased in the fall was amazing.

Raritea

I can definitely taste the appeal- there’s just something in here that’s hiding it! I’m glad that you thoroughly enjoyed your batch!

Dustin

Did you see Frank’s suggestion to let the dry tea sit out for 24 hours in a bowl? I’m wondering if anyone has tried it and had it make a difference.

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67
drank Vanilla Cacao by Herbal Infusions
632 tasting notes

1 tablespoon for 248 ml
Infused for 8 minutes

Cacao base with spice flavour in the background. I much prefer the pure cacao base which really allows its full flavour to shine.

Thanks to Indigobloom for sharing this with me!

Preparation
Boiling 8 min or more
Indigobloom

Yep, the pure cacao is pure goodness. Anything added seems to dilute it!

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drank Wild Cherry by Unknown from China
632 tasting notes

1 tbsp used for 248 ml

Too much astringency. Dark cherry flavour that seems authentic.

Thanks Sil for sharing this with me!

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec

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drank S'mores Genmaicha by 52teas
632 tasting notes

1.25 tbsp for 375 ml

Thin-tasting. Slight chocolate flavour. Sweetness. Not enough genmaicha flavour coming through. Overall, bland tasting. Slight odd bleach-like note that I think is associated with the chocolate taste.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 30 sec
Sil

i swear there’s just something wrong with the reblends from frank. :(

Sil

(not that this is a reblend but it practically is…)

TastyBrew

I get that weird chemical flavor too. Strange.

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