190 Tasting Notes

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drank Mainland China Oolong by McNulty's
190 tasting notes

This oolong definitely has a pu-erh-like flavor. The leaves themselves actually look almost identical to the pu-erh I have from McNulty’s – very large and fairly flat leaves. The earthiness is more subtle than the pu-erh, and it has a smooth taste with no astringency.

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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88
drank (Amorous) Almond by McNulty's
190 tasting notes

This is the non-decaf version of a favorite. The stamp on the bag says “Amorous Almond” although I think the listing in the catalog and in the shop just says “Almond” – it might be a bit cheeky, but I like the alliteration better. :) Just the right amount of sweetness and almond flavor. It goes well with soymilk, and sugar would be a great addition too for a real treat.

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85

Just the right amount of smokiness, and it’s great on the 2nd steep. I think I’ll be drinking this one a lot.

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88
drank Plum by McNulty's
190 tasting notes

Another lovely flavored tea from McNulty’s. The plum flavor adds just the right amount of sweetness. I had it hot, but I think it also would be delicious iced.

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drank Wild Cherry Decaf by McNulty's
190 tasting notes

This is a nice flavored black tea with a candy-like wild cherry flavor. As with many flavored teas, the scent is stronger than the taste, but a little sugar does bring out the flavor a bit more. The wild cherry flavor/scent reminds me of life savers or Luden’s wild cherry throat drops (and I love those!). Yum! I’m giving this room for improvement in my rating, but it is quite good.

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92

I tried this with some soymilk this morning because I was in a rush and wanted to cool it down a little. Delicious! I was afraid the milk would dull the flavors, but it just smooths everything out nicely. I might try a little sugar next time – not too much, since this tea is already a little sweet to begin with.

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90
drank Rooibos Chai by Custom
190 tasting notes

Somehow I’ve hit on a really tasty blend of spices. Too bad I didn’t measure. But, I think I like anise a lot more than I thought!

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drank Cardamom Rooibos by Custom
190 tasting notes

Backlogging from last night. I crushed up a bunch of cardamom pods and put them in with some rooibos. It’s a nice combination with soymilk and sugar. I’ve been looking at a lot of recipes for Swedish baked goods lately, so cardamom has been on my mind. :)

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drank Pumpkin Spice Chai by Twinings
190 tasting notes

I decided that this has been lingering in the tea cabinet long enough, so I brought a few bags to work. It seems that lower steeping temperature (hot water spigot) and shorter steeping times help this tea.

Cofftea

Interesting! I like hotter and longer steepings for my chais.

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92

It’s been a while! I finally opened my second package of this. It’s just as delicious as I remembered.

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