5360 Tasting Notes

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sample sipdown! Thanks Raritea! Apparently i’ve had this before, but it was a while ago and i’ve since enjoyed a few earl grey teas, though not ALL. Apparently, my varying changes don’t extend to this tea…that i sipped..and them promptly refused to drink. It appears as though i actually like it less than the first time i tried it haha oh well! one more tea and terri and i can have our sip off! lol

Cavocorax

I like how you use the full scale of ratings. I need to be more critical as ok teas clump around 70-75, good are 75+, and great are 85+. I only rate below 50 if I pour it out.

Sil

i really try to… “ok” teas are usually in the 60 mark… 70 range is like yeah..some of these i’d order again. Mostly it has to hit 85+ for me yo want to keep it around permanently…with a few exceptions.

Spit out = under 20
if it’s drinkable but not enjoyable it falls somewhere in the 30-50 heh

Terri HarpLady

I gave up rating teas. I just couldn’t find my reference points.

Sil

I rate them as a general reference point for myself… Ie if I rate something as a 75 and something as an 85, I know which I like more, or felt at the time I likes more. Mostly so that when in restocking, I know which ones come first. Eg. Lime, lemon chiffon, orange and cream from Della terra are all pretty close…but orange and cream edges he the other two out a bit, and lime over lemon every day, so my ratings reflect the order…even though they’re all within a few points so that I remember that way instead of having to remember lol

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mmmmm i had this today as well, and while it’s a tasty tea, it’s not my favourite of the taiwan tea crafts teas. it reminds me of some roasty oolongs but with a bit more sweetness to it. Overall a pretty good tea :)

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I had this one earlier today too and it was also a happy time for me. If folks out there like black teas that have a sweeter, fruity taste versus a darker maltier taste, I’d recommend trying out taiwan tea crafts. Great customer service, cute little packages and some pretty delicious teas…and they’re on sale for the moment until the end of the month haha

Cavocorax

I’ll try them out someday!

Terri HarpLady

They are very tasty!

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oooooooooooh man! I had this earlier today and I am still thinking about it. I’m a little sad that this lot is sold out, so i’m hoping that the other version from Taiwan tea crafts is just as delicious.

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drank Caramel by American Tea Room
5360 tasting notes

soooo i figured out that this needs the longer steep, and as a latte, it’s totally worth it. I’ll have to try it again without milk, but this morning’s latte was exactly what i wanted :)

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drank Peppermint Patty by Butiki Teas
5360 tasting notes

Mmmmmmmm…….

Longmire and tea, yes please. Enjoying a cup with Ian while we spend some time together tonight.

Terri HarpLady

Is that that one cop show? With the cowboy-like sheriff?

Sil

It’s the cowboy sheriff show yes…. Durant, Wyoming lol

Terri HarpLady

I love that show!

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drank Vanilla Honeybush by Steam Tea House
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This is more like a softer version of honeybush…..there is a distinct vanilla taste exactly, but it’s not insanely honeybush like either. Appreciate the sample omgsrsly. I find that the steam teas are an interesting group of teas. Ive been enjoying the few that we’re sent my way :)

OMGsrsly

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thanks kittenna!

Well it appears that this is a tea i can get behind from culinary teas. It still wouldn’t be a staple, but at least i can get behind this one more than any of the others. There’s a creamy, buttery taste to this one and the base isn’t as harsh as the other teas i tried. It smells wonderful as well, just like a delicious caramel. hmmmm

thanks kittenna!

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another sample from kittenna! this one i had better luck with. it smells a little like those strawberry shortcake dolls…slightly artificial but not bad smelling. the taste is more like a green strawberry tea and not so very “shortcake-y” However, in comparison to the last two disasters for me, this is loads better. Still though, the base has a bitterness to it that i really don’t care for. oh well, better to sample than have purchased :)

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drank Pecan Pie by Culinary Teas
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sample from kittenna I’m pretty sure i dislike the base of culinary teas or something. This was another one that i couldn’t handle. the taste that was left in my mouth after i spit it out was decent, but the first impression left much to be desired. I’m steeping these fairly lightly too, so not too sure what’s going on. I appreciate the taste though Kittenna!

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 30 sec
ifjuly

Yeah, I totally agree. When I first joined Steepster I placed a huge order of flavored teas with CT all excited and was mostly disappointed. I think IIRC Ceylon tends to be the base for most of her flavored blends, and it was precisely the thing I wasn’t digging about any of them. It’s like the flavor applied over the tea base doesn’t “stick” well with the tea.

I did find much later that all of the flavored teas I tried from CT were salvageable cold steeped, esp. Peaches and Cream.

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