595 Tasting Notes

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drank Almond Happiness by 52teas
595 tasting notes

I’m going through my back stash of 52teas teas that I haven’t tried yet and this one came up this morning. It smells very dark chocolatey and very nutty although I’m hoping that it doesn’t have any actual almond oil in it because that is what has ruined the taste of all almond teas for me previously. I just can’t stand the taste of that, it tastes like alcohol to me and I hate that taste.

This has a strong flavour of dark chocolate and nutty almonds. I’m picking up a bit of coconut, but mostly in the aftertaste. It’s been a while since I had one, but if the balance of the chocolate and the coconut were a little more balanced, this would taste strikingly like an Almond Joy bar. Hmm, that makes me wonder if there’s any chance of getting a 3 Muskateers tea.

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This is an interesting tea. When I breathe in the aroma, I get the distinct feeling of pepper in the back of my throat. The body of the tea is smooth with a strong fruitiness to it. No bitterness or astringency present.

Well worth getting up for, although I cut my treadmill workout in half this morning. Call it a win that I got up at all. 3:45am is too damn early.

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drank Earl Grey by Bigelow
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I was out at a restaurant for dinner tonight and hot tea (or several other drinks) came with the meal and I didn’t want to pay extra for a drink and I didn’t particularly feel like just plain water so I ordered the hot tea. My choices were scant because I really should start keeping some bags of my own tea in my purse for these occasions but of the 3(!) choices (earl grey, generic green, chamomile) this was the obvious winner so in the cup it goes.

Steeped a decent flavour the first time. Not a great flavour, but a drinkable one. Second steep came out with barely flavoured tea water so this was a one hit wonder. But even the first steep was pretty light on the flavour scale and didn’t hold up well to the additives so I can’t say I’m surprised, I just didn’t want to bother the waiter for more tea when I’d already called him over half a dozen times for other things.

Conclusion: start bringing tea bags to restaurants. How many other steepsters do this already?

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Once upon a time this was my favourite tea in the world and it still holds a fond place in my heart. Plenty of bergamot in this, to the point of nearly overpowering the tea base. Lovely aroma and pleasant taste. For a bagged tea, this is a decent one.

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This is another nice tea from Steep City Teas. So far I’ve been a fan of all of theirs I’ve tried, although that’s only 3 teas so far. I still have another to try also.

This blend is delightfully fruity. I can’t pick out the individual pomegranate and cranberry flavours in the brewed tea but instead they blend together to make a new combination flavour that is ever so slightly tart. I can’t comment on the natural sweetness because, as always, I added a teaspoon of sugar to the 14 oz mug I’m drinking this in. Also my travel mug. I have to drink this in the next 4 minutes in order to leave for work on time so I’ll make this the end of my note. I hope everyone on Steepster has a wonderful Thursday.

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david

Starfevre, thanks for the comments. This tea is also delicious iced! One of our best iced teas we make on the road. So happy that you are enjoying our teas.

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83

This is a really pretty tea. I like the artwork on the package too. Anyway.

I mostly pick up the earl grey flavour when I drink this. I normally like a pretty strong earl grey (hello double bergamot stash tea) so this is okay, but I’m not really picking up much of the other flavours, beyond a slightly stronger than normal fruitiness from what is presumably the blackberry (or blueberry? Other reviews are confusing). This is not my favourite tea, but I like it well enough and I haven’t had an earl grey that I liked in a while. Mostly earl grey creams which I have found that I don’t like so much.

and WOOT, this is my 100th review!

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Alphakitty

Congrats on 100~

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Today I am drinking this again and I am picking up a hint of woodsiness along with the caramel and hazelnut blended flavours. I still like this, though I’ll probably be looking to give some of this away because I have like 5 ounces of it and I will never drink this fast enough before it starts going stale.

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74
drank Fujian Baroque by Adagio Teas
595 tasting notes

Second Steep of yesterday’s leaves, but still tasty. I didn’t exactly drink them hot because I turned the Breville on and then went on my treadmill for an hour (50 minutes of it actually exercising, 10 minutes trying to figure out why it kept turning off)(did not figure it out). So both my mug and my travel mug from that pot were about room temperature when I drank them but this is still tasty at room temperature.

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85

Finally getting around to writing a tasting note on this one. Leaving a rating because I did not create this blend, I just picked it out of the refuse of the multitude of blends to spread around.

This is bitter and sweet in the best of ways. I do add sweetener like the description suggests, to bring out the flavours more and counteract a bit of the bitterness inherent in this blend. Mostly I taste the vanilla with a hint of coconut here, not much of the chocolate, though I did have a Della Terra chocolate tea just previously so maybe my chocolate tastebuds are burnt out. I like this blend and will consider getting more of it when I run out, due to drinking and sharing with Tea Sipper, who I think likes this blend even more than I do.

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tea-sipper

oh whoops. I don’t know why I thought this was blended by you! I’ll go change my tasting note…

Starfevre

I do have two blends that are blended by me. I can send you some of them.

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86

Felt like a sweet tea this afternoon for lunch so I put on a pot of some of this. It’s still cooling to tasting temperature, as opposed to burning temperature, but I still can’t resist taking little sips of this until it’s cool enough to drink. I like this one warm and also after it’s sat out and let itself cool down completely, they taste differently both ways but I like them both. I usually get a little bit of both out of each cup of tea because I really don’t drink tea very fast unless I’m really concentrating on it.

So yes, chocolate, cherry, deliciousness.

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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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