296 Tasting Notes

71

This tastes like spinach and asparagus heads. Most sencha tastes the same to me, super vegetal and green. This is no exception. Good, but not my favorite. Adore the rich green color of the leaves, though.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 2 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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95

I am in love with this and it is a total surprise. Normally, I prefer spicy cinnamon, almost like red hots. Upon sniffing, I thought this would be that. It is definitely not, but it is something I have never tried before. The oolong is the primary flavor and it is really deep and rich, and the present but not overwhelming cinnamon make me think of delicious baked goods. Specifically, kind of reminds me of cinnamon bread. Mostly bread, with a hint of cinnamon. Weird, huh? Weirdly delicious.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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83
drank Indian Spice by Harney & Sons
296 tasting notes

I love chai, so consider me totally biased.

This was delicious. It was bold and spicy, but not too spicy. Well, for me, there is no such thing as too spicy. But in this sort of summer but easing into fall weather, I am definitely drinking less cold tea and more hot, and craving the spicier flavors (and scents) for tea and candles. This to me is a perfect medium spice level chai, perfect with a dash of sweetener and almond milk.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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75
drank Sea Breeze Green Tea by 52teas
296 tasting notes

I was surprised when I took a sip of this – I really wasn’t sure what to expect. What I got was a very fresh tasting tea that I think will be much better iced. There is supposedly cranberry in here, but I don’t taste that. I taste a mineral-y freshness and grapefruit that do not totally resemble the alcoholic drink, but do remind me of the sea. Lovely way to retain the last bits of summer even in this fall weather we are having now.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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70
drank Totem by Capital Teas
296 tasting notes

This was good, but I thought it could use a bit more flavor. It wasn’t bland by any stretch, but the fruit flavor was really just a sourish tart flavor. I think others might really love it, but to me it is just ok, because I like more bold flavors in my flavored tea.

Preparation
180 °F / 82 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

This was alright, I received a sample of it. I wish it had been a cup of cinnamon, but mine was more a whisper of cinnamon. It was warming, and delicious to anyone who prefers lighter spice…but I like to be punched in the face with cinnamon.

Preparation
175 °F / 79 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

This stuff is amazing – I brewed it hot and chilled it to make iced tea and was surprised to find not a single hint of bitterness. I am usually careful not to oversteep, but most green that sits seems to take on just a hair of bitterness or astringency at least…but not this. It is a bit tart and juicy but really doesn’t taste artificial.

Preparation
170 °F / 76 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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66

This is really light and green tasting, which surprised me. It steeped twice comfortably, and had pretty full flavor each time. I would not do one long steep as it seems to be rather astringent, even with shorter steeps, and I do not like much astringency. It was pretty good, but I don’t think I would buy this for myself because I like thicker (but not astringent) tasting blacks and oolongs.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

Tasty, but I normally prefer to cold brew and this would have been weak if I did. Juicy and a bit tart…but overall kind of underwhelming compared to what else is out there. Very generic berry flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 5 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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84

This is really delicious – it is crisp, and almost doesn’t taste like oolong to me. It is very sweet, and smells sweet dry too. Once steeped it has a floral aspect, and the first steep tastes a little fruity. I got three steeps, and probably could have done more, but I tend to not last much longer than that before wanting to move on.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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I am a 29 year old return-to-college student working on my certification in Early Childhood Ed, who discovered the (incredibly vast) world of tea about 3 years ago. In that time, I have learned so much, and am hoping to learn even more by joining the steepster community.

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