156 Tasting Notes

86

Smells roasty, nutty and a little like fresh linens in the bag. The description the company had about apricot and peach notes is pretty accurate; I picked that up both on scent and taste. Speaking of taste, I’m also picking up the traditional oolong taste, which makes me think of minerals and roasted nuts. On re-steeps it stays good, and the roasted nut-like flavors I picked up earlier come to the forefront. This is something I’d order more of.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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84

Nice cocoa-esque smell in the bag. Upon steeping, it has a classic tea smell, a little vegetal smelling too. Has a classic tea flavor, plus hints in the background that remind me a little of artichoke (comes out at higher temps). Relatively smooth. I made some iced and sweetened and liked it that way by far, would make a good every day iced tea. Hot score 80, Iced with sugar 84.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 45 sec

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85

The big dark leaves in the bag are looking pretty enticing. Taste is what I’d expect out of a good oolong: minerally (especially on the second steep), nutty, a little roasty, but it has also got some fresh mixed herb-like notes that differentiate it from some of the other oolongs I’ve tried recently. Easy to drink, no harshness, and a good price last time I checked. I like it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 4 min, 0 sec

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85

Smells really fresh in the packet. Robust, yet smooth mouthfeel. I kind of get notes that remind me of whole wheat toast, but there is something else going on I cant quite place. Now that it is cooling down I’m getting some roasted nut like notes as well. Really good for iced tea, would buy it again for this purpose.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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86

The leaves in my sample are cut relatively small and smell good. They brewed up pretty dark/robust/rich. Tastes pretty malty to me, a worthy effort that I’d probably buy again. I thought this might be a little too strong for iced tea, but after trying it on the rocks I prefer it that way.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 30 sec

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80

Brews up a pretty dark brown. Smells and tastes pretty earthy and robust. It’s fun watching the blocks expand in the hot water.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 5 min, 30 sec

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89

I figured I’d like this, as I’ve had other senchas that were really good, but the others can be a bit pricy for my liking. This is generally in the same ballpark as those taste-wise, but has a more reasonable price. Taste reminds me of buttery cooked greens (good ones). I’m going to order more of it.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 2 min, 15 sec

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79

Smells like chocolate chip cookie dough in the bag. Steeps up pretty dark. Taste surprised me and is quite honey like, with flowery notes as well. Just a hint of mineral-esque notes on the finish. No harshness. I didn’t use any sweetener; I don’t think it needs any. Iced it tastes the same…I prefer it hot.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec

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84
drank Forever Nuts by DAVIDsTEA
156 tasting notes

Looks like pink grapefruit juice. The smell reminds me of walking around a food court or theme park with lots of places selling sweets. Taste reminds me of churros mixed with apple cinnamon rolls. I like it.

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

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83

The description the company gives is pretty accurate on this one; I don’t have much to add. Refreshing, a very good version of what I think of when I think of the classic tea taste. This would also make a great iced tea no doubt.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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I’ve been drinking tea since I was a whipper-snapper, as a way of relaxing before bed. I ventured out from bagged, mass produced tea when I tried some loose leaf Earl Grey at the old man’s house years back. I’m still not too proud for the occasional bagged stuff, saving my snobbery for hard to find craft beer.

I gravitate towards Chinese black-tea varieties, Japanese greens, unflavored oolongs from wherever, and the occasional “I cant sleep” type of herbal teas. I signed up so I can keep track of the teas I’ve tried, and what I want to keep in my cupboard on the regular.

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