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118 Tasting Notes

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Frolic

And….

I need to know, how was it?

Ze_Teamaker

ahah, sorry was going to brew it up again. Basically it tasted really good and pineappley, but I wasn’t getting much bacon. Just a salty savor after taste by the end of my cup. That was for a 7 minuet steep. I was just about to go steep it for 10min and see what happens.

52teas

Many of our customers tell me that a tiny pinch of salt in any of our bacon teas really makes the bacon pop.

Ze_Teamaker

ohhh, I will go try that right now!

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85

Backlogging this from a couple days ago. Slowly, but surly working through my tea. Now if I can stop being lazy and log them in!

I made this ice tea style; it tasted fine warm, but this just seems more like an ice tea to me. The first time I made some I did my usual 2 steeping in one cup and added a bit of sweetener. It tasted pretty authentic…. AND STRONG! A little to strong. The second time I made this I did a combined 3 steeps and found it to be perfect. Minus the bubbles it tasted exactly like cola with rum in it! I am getting a slight lime tang, but if you want that to be more a flavor you will need to add that.


Brewing Specifics

Pot: Porcelain
Water: 8oz per steep
Leaf: 1.5 tsp (5 grams)
Sweetener: Don’t need it

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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83

Having some of this today. I think tonight I am going to try to log in some back notes hopefully.

I think from all the TIL teas that I have had so far this is my favorite. It has a great sweet yet creamy fruit taste. It still has a bit of that perfume bite as some of the other flavored teas, but it doesn’t take away from the tea. The black tea base is good as well; smooth with no astringency.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 2 min, 45 sec

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80

SIP DOWN!

Backlogging this one. It was one of those sample packs that I got with my order. To keep it short, it was a very enjoyable tea. Smooth, creamy, sweet, and with a touch of orchid. The only down side is that I wish it was a little more complex, but it was still very enjoyable.

Here is my full review here:
http://tunesntea.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/davidtea-q-milkoolong/


Specifics

Pot: Porcelain
Water: 8oz per steep
Leaf: 1.5 tsp (5 grams)
Steep Time: 2 minuets (then added 30 sec each steep)
Sweetener: Don’t need it

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec

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94

How does this tea note have any notes? (Unless I have missed it some how.) I made some this last night and found it to be lovely. It tastes strongly of clover honey and leaves a wonderful creamy soft, and dewy mouth feel. I wrote a full review on my blog, but short story is I am going to pick up another ounce of this on my next verdant order.

http://tunesntea.wordpress.com/2013/02/24/tea-flowering-green-jasmine-tea/

Preparation
185 °F / 85 °C 1 min, 15 sec

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This is part of the Pu-Er sipdowns samples That I am slowly, but surly getting threw.

Ok, to be short and sweet I love almost everything about this tea. The smokey cedar notes combined with sweet and savory berry notes is good. However, the strong floral aspect of it is throwing me for a loop. It is that kinda of perfume floral, the kind that has a bite to it.

The later steepings and a long 1 minuet leaf drain steep I found to me be more pleasant. The floral bite isn’t as strong and it is more vaporous.

Overall I can tell this is a very nice and complex sheng, but I am having a hard time getting into it. It’s floralness is just so odd to me.

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92

On one of my last orders with Verdant Tea I got some of their Laoshan Genmaicha. When I got the order in I went to go make some to eat with my dinner. When I opened the bag I noticed something strange. The leaves seemed darker then normal, but I figured it just might be my eyes. However, when I finished brewing it I knew it wasn’t right. Instead of the green tea base it was Laoshan black. When I told them of the mix up they apologized and sent out the right batch. I have to say though, This is one tasty mix up.

Interestingly enough, when David emailed me back about it, he said that he thought about making this blend available at one point.

When I sat down to brew this again with different steeping time, I found that it had an awesome flavor. The taste and smell of it remind me of malted bread that has been toasted and buttered, then dusted with cocoa powder. The early steepings are more savory and malty, while the later steepings tasted more sweet, nutty, and chocolaty. It’s like I made two pieces of toast and put butter on one, and then put Nuttella on the other one. It is very hearty and filling,it’s like breakfast in a cup.

Overall it is a very tasty tea. I can see it being a great early morning breakfast brew. I wonder what this would taste like with a spot of almond milk in it.


Specifications

Leaf: A little over 2 tsps
Water: 8oz
Steep Time: 1 minuet; adding another minuet after each steeping.
Sweetener: just a pinch of light agave.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 1 min, 0 sec
Fjellrev

That does sound like an interesting match!

Ze_Teamaker

It is! Quite the interesting combo.

Sil

oh man! I want to try this! i love their genmaicha AND their laoshan black..

Alphakitty

Wow, that sounds amazing! I hope they do at least a small batch so we can all try it out…

Sil

ooor… we tackle Ze for the tea!

Ze_Teamaker

NOOOOO!!! Runs away I actually have just today sent out the rest of my tea as samples to a few people. Who knows, if it gets a good reception it might become a buy-able blend.

Bonnie

Leave Ze alone…is nice!

Sil

haha :) I hope so! that really does sound delicious…maybe i can get david to accidently send me the wrong tea too…

Kittenna

… petition for David to blend some of this and sell it? :P Sounds like something I’d love to try! Although I don’t think I’d prefer it to the green version.

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95
drank Triple C Tea by none
118 tasting notes

So I made some off this tonight. Man I am so glad that I am getting some cold nights now. It is just annoying for it to be 80F in February.

I added an extra clove and for interest, I added a dash of almond milk….. HOW HAVE I NOT DONE THIS BEFORE. It is more creamy and sweet now. I am definitely making another big mug of this.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 8 min or more

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drank Eggnogg'n Tea by Bigelow
118 tasting notes

Had some of this in the morning. But I wanted to let you steepsters know that Adagio is having a sample promotion on their new fruit and match trail mix. It is free….. sorta. I wrote more of the details on my blog, but basically for $5.75 I get that free sample and 2 samples of tea to taste.

Here are the details on my blog:
http://tunesntea.wordpress.com/2013/02/14/tea-related-freeish-fruit-and-match-mix-fruit/

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Bio

I have been drinking and makeing tea for me and my mom for most of my life and have been starting to get into loose teas.

I like fruity, spicy, strong teas, Chai’s, Black, and Rooibos. I have recently been trying and getting into Oolongs…

90-100
Just love it and might keep as a staple
80-90
Really liked it, and makes a above average cup
70-80
Is good, but might not have a lot of complexity or wow factor. Is pretty average
60-70
It’s ok, but not great. Might need added ingredients or tweaking, and is below average.
50-60
Would only if nothing else was available. Would not recommend to someone.
Below 50
Bad tea is bad

Location

Melbourne, FL

Website

http://tunesntea.wordpress.com/

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