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501 Tasting Notes

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drank Caramel Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
501 tasting notes

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Thanks to Lariel for this sample.

This is pretty good, although I’m not at all getting the berry flavours, neither blueberry nor raspberry, that I had expected. This mostly tastes like an Earl Grey to me, with some extra citrus thrown in there, likely from the orange peels. It’s very fresh tasting. I don’t even like Earl Greys that much normally.

I did oversteep this a bit so that might be where the berries went.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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83

Fairly certain I like the boysenberry better than the generic berry but probably less than the raspberry. Will have to continue experiment tonight.

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76
drank Berry Matcha by Red Leaf Tea
501 tasting notes

Thus begins the berry matcha experiment. Do I like the generic berry better than the boysenberry? I don’t know. I wish I’d remembered to bring my raspberry in from home, but black cherry will have to do as a substitute.

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drank Salted Caramel by DAVIDsTEA
501 tasting notes

Thanks to Lariel for this sample. Just enough for one cup of tea.

And apparently I totally missed my 300th tasting note because this one is #307. Oh well.

I didn’t particularly enjoy the smell of this tea so I didn’t have very high hopes for it, despite all the good reviews. However, upon tasting it (while it was cooled off, I didn’t drink any while it was warm), it’s quite tasty and very burnt-caramel. I’m not sure I pick up on any salt though. I’ve never really had a ‘salty’ tea so I’m not sure what to look for besides the obvious in this.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec
Lariel

It’s really salted coconut.

Starfevre

Really? Because I definitely tasted caramel and not really coconut at all.

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83

Very berry. I don’t know if this is better to me than the generic berry one or not. I’ll have to try them both tomorrow and compare.

Azzrian

Oh I ADORE boysenberry!! Mix it with some vanilla creamer (liquid style) and some sparkling water for the BEST Italian soda ever!!

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90

A little more sugar than usual today, about 2/3 tsp. Quite tasty.

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89

Tasty. And I see that there are new offerings at RLT. Might have to break my no-tea-buying oath.

Rachel J

You need more matcha??? Actually I wouldn’t be surprised considering the rate you drink it at.

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Thanks yssah for the sample.

This is a tolerable fruity tisane, but nothing particularly special. The lemony part of it is quite present, but so is the hibiscus. Glad I had only a bit.

Preparation
Boiling 7 min, 0 sec

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Single, vegetarian, asexual, 5 cats. Airplane Engineer. I drink most of my tea with a bit of sugar and all the ones with a black tea base with a little bit of milk too. I’m super sensitive to bitterness and spiciness so I tend to avoid those.

I am also a flavoured matcha latte fanatic.

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