63 Tasting Notes

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drank Ginger Snap by Della Terra Teas
63 tasting notes

I’m a rooibos fan from the one’s I’ve tried. Grabbed a sample pack of this from my last Della Terra order to see if I can handle ginger in my teas.

Smell is hard to define. I smell the rooibos and some spices but I just can’t make anything out for sure.

First sip is pleasant! I like whatever the combo of flavors brings. I get a “zing” from it. No bitterness. Hint of citrus? maybe that’s the mango or pineapple. It’s a happy cup for me. Uplifting.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 30 sec

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Certainly smell the cinnamon and some other spice when opening.
For taste, I just don’t get enough of the apple. Very hard for me to place it when I take a sip. Slightly bitter to me. Spices I can taste but certainly in the background to the black tea itself. I’m just not feeling this one.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Eight Candles by Della Terra Teas
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Preface to say I’m generally not a black tea guy.

So my Della Terra order came in today. I picked this guy to start off the taste test. Smells like candy when you open it……mmmmmm, candy!

First sip…HOT! ouch! Damn it, I’m awake now!

Second sip (slightly later on)…. Good taste, not bitter, not getting much of the candy flavor through. I’m still not a black fan but this isn’t bad for one.

Well, I wanted to try it due to all the other great reviews. I’m just going to have to concede that everyones tastes are different.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec

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drank Mad Campfire by Mad Hat Tea Company
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Picked this up the other day at my local shop to compare with a previous rooibos blend I’d purchased there and really enjoyed. I’m trying to figure out if I’m just a big rooibos fan or if that blend is what did it for me.

Anyway, this actually isn’t even on their menu. But the unpaid intern (slash bored college student helping out) claimed it was a favorite of hers so I picked up 50g to try.

Smell? Citrus and a hint of cinnamon come through.

Taste? Earthy,not bitter at all….maybe a bit bland really. I was expecting to get popped in the mouth and didn’t. I can taste the orange well but not the other flavors. It’s mellow and easy to drink…it just seems like it’s missing some “pop”. I may ise a bit more then my 1.5tsp next time I make a cup and see if that gives me what I’m looking for.

Still, all in all, not a bad blend. I feel line the almond and cinnamon get lost in the shuffle though. I can certainly drink it though.

Preparation
Boiling 6 min, 0 sec

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drank Tiger Spice Chai by David Rio
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A friend bought me a container of this since I’m a chai fiend. I really like it. It’s NOT spicy as the name implies. Rich and flavorful, it’s a favorite of mine in the late evenings.

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I’m a sucker for mint. This guy has just the right amount for me. I can smell and taste it but it doesn’t overpower me when sipping. Love that fresh saste in my mouth after drinking.

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83
drank Gyokuro Imperial by Teavana
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Gave this a try today at the shop, and was pleasantly surprised. Smells/tastes buttery if that makes sense. Smooth & rich I suppose I’d describe it as.

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reviewed ingenuiTEA by Adagio Teas
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Absolutely the best for preparing loose leaf teas! I’d be lost without mine. I have the 16oz version and it’s perfect for myself or when I have a friend over that wants to try a few different teas.

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The Mad Hat is close to my house and just made my way down there for the first time and grabbed this beauty among others. I LOVE this tea. I’m not sure If I’ll be a fan of other rooibois (have a few more on order) but this particular mix with the rose and berries smells and tastes wonderful. It will be a staple of mine for years to come.

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

sounds great! would love to try some :)

T.C.

I’m sure I can spare a little. :p

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Passionate about the outdoors. Love to hike and backpack. Detest coffee, wine, & cigarettes. Only become addicted to tea this last year. I’m a 100% loose leaf guy. I mainly enjoy greens, whites, & oolongs (along with rooibos and honeybush).

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Tacoma, WA

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