509 Tasting Notes

83

I enjoy white peony in general, and this is no exception. It is fruity and floral, lovely hot but I prefer it cooled. This particular brand of this tea doesn’t stand out to me, but that might be from just enjoying this tea everywhere. I’ve started to find that I notice quality differences more in black tea, which I often dislike.

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72

This was just ok. Earthy, a bit astringent. It wasn’t as remarkable as the last few I’ve tried, sort of a plain old black I don’t really care for.

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81

I made this hot, to compare to the strawberry which I cold brewed. I found them to be pretty comparable, which means next time I would make it hot. Cold brewing means using more leaf for the same amount of water, and in this case there is no good flavor reason to do so. The raspberry is more sweet raspberry flavor than tart, but it was still noticeable in the final product. I would get this again.

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93

I regret being forced to rush through this one this morning in my frenzy to prepare to substitute teach today. It was my first day ever, and I know most subs suck, but I am really intent on making sure I break that mold.

This was perfect this morning. A bit sweet, not bitter at all, and very earthy and woody. There was a thick fruitiness, but I’d need to drink it again to be sure. But drink it again, I most certainly will!

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83

This was tasty – standard white tea, for me. A bit sweet, fruity, hay-y. Good hot and cold. Not the best I’ve ever had, but very enjoyable.

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77
drank Tupelo Honey Fig by Tea Forte
509 tasting notes

This isn’t bad- I skipped it hot and made it iced and it works pretty well. I taste artificial honey, but it isn’t overpowering or overly gross, and there is a thick earthy fruity taste that I assume is supposed to be the fig. It’s weird but it has all those figgy elements without actually tasting like fig. That said, I punched it up with a tablespoon of agave in the pitcher and it served me well on my first day substitute teaching!

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84

I got this sample awhile back but got raging allergies for the first time in my life, followed 4 days later by a vicious 4 day stomach bug that basically kept me tea free for nearly two weeks total!

I am glad I waited until I was totally well to drink this- it is beautifully fragrant. It is floral but also creamy and lasts for 3 solid steeps western style, but could conceivably do another. Lovely for a chilly spring day!

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84

This is very tasty. It definitely tastes like cherry, which I have never really tasted it it to you before. I would say that it is more tart cherry than sweet, because there is a bit of a sourness that does not come from astringency. It is also malty and hearty. Yum!

Preparation
1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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85

This is very, very tasty. I brewed it strong and steeped relatively short, which seems to be how I prefer un-resealable samples. I also committed and made two cups at once in my GIANT mug. I am glad I did. I immediately tasted cocoa upon first sip, with bread and malt in the background. It is a hair sweet, but not very. As it cooled, the cocoa flavors took a step back and the bread was like HELLO I AM HERE. Still good. Still very good. I am glad I got to try this.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 30 sec 2 tsp 20 OZ / 591 ML

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95

This is truly fantastic. When I made my last order, I looked here to seek out reviews for the best the company has to offer, and wasn’t necessarily expecting a ton from this sample. I couldn’t have been more wrong. It is so much more subtle than most jasmine teas, though I do like jasmine, and the tea itself is lightly sweet and fresh and green without being bitter at ALL or intense. Truly a balanced flavor, even with multiple steeps. I am amazed.

Preparation
160 °F / 71 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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