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64 Tasting Notes

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I find the tea rather rich and thick with a somewhat gamey quality. Lots of spinach without much sweetness. Somewhat nutty. Very full-bodied and heavy-textured but mild flavours overall.

Love the stuff. Would definitely buy.

Preparation
155 °F / 68 °C 0 min, 30 sec

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Wasn’t sold on the idea of a tea from New Zealand until I saw the rave reviews this was getting, so I finally sprung for it.

Gong fu in a 5-ounce yixing. Pretty darn good, if I may say so. Buttery, smooth, slightly floral. Not the absolute most amazing unroasted oolong I’ve had, but very, very good. I’ll drink what I have happily, and I’ll probably be first in line to try next year’s crop.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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72

Smells very nutty and somewhat chocolate, rich and earthy. Flavour is mostly earthy and caramel, but even with over 2t leaf to 8 oz water, there wasn’t enough flavour overall to make me happy. Good, not great.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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54
drank China Green Tips by Tazo
64 tasting notes

Definitely recommend steeping this on the light side of time and temp. No bad at all for a bagged tea. I usually manage to pull out a second, 3-minute steep that satisfies just fine.

Nothing stellar. A good work tea if you don’t want to be fiddling with loose leaf.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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65
drank Joy by Tazo
64 tasting notes

Y’know, it’s not bad. My husband works at Starbucks, and I like using the Tazo teabags at my work, so he nabbed me a box of this. It isn’t stellar, and I probably won’t drink it at home, but it’s a great work tea.

Piney, but not overly so. A bit fruity, like guava. Bitter, but the bitterness is mild and there’s no astringency to push it over the unpleasant edge.

No way I’d pay full (Canadian) retail for a box of this, but it satisfies the palate just fine. There are no major pluses, but there are no real minuses, either.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 5 min, 0 sec

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83
drank Raspberry Yogurt by KTeas
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I don’t even know when I drank this tea… This is how disorganised I am.

I do remember that I love it. A great breakfast tea. Interesting, fun, fruity. Never had a cup quite like it, and I’d happily get it again.

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I really don’t like this tea. Far too astringent. I’ve had it sitting in a bag (not even a food-protective one at that) for awhile, so I’m sure any subtleties of the leaf have been long gone, but even keeping that in mind, this is not a tea I want to drink again.

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83

This is an expensive, touchy, hard to work with tea. And it’s amazing.

Pro tip: Normally I’m not a stickler for making sure your water doesn’t boil before brewing (I let it boil then cool pretty regularly), but for this it really makes a difference. Boiling cuts back on the brightness of the cup exponentially.

Tried the leaves over vanilla ice cream. Not really my cup of tea, but it was relatively tasty.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 1 min, 30 sec

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81

Fantastic herbal
Please ship it to Canada
I want to buy more.

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80

Malt, honey, smoothness. A very satisfying breakfast blend with a robust character.

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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