334 Tasting Notes

40
drank Honey Yuzu by Tea Forte
334 tasting notes

I am so glad I got this on sale.

Holy artificial flavoring…that fake honey flavor is intense. And it pales in comparison to the scent. Iced, it isn’t undrinkable, but I would not recommend it given how much better is out there. For real – just add real honey if you want honey flavor in your tea. I won’t make that mistake again.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 2 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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60

I am not the biggest fan of this one. It is nutty and roasty, but there is a definite bitterness that I don’t care for. I steeped this for a short time on a fairly cool temperature, so I was surprised it was this astringent. Not my cup of tea, literally, but I am sure a person less sensitive to astringency would like it.

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

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70

This is tasty, and definitely does have a bakery toasty aspect to it. It steeped well twice, but the third steep was pretty weak. I will happily drink this should I ever come upon it again, but I wouldn’t go out of my way to buy it.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

This was tasty and drinkable, but I found it to be pretty unremarkable. It was a bit bitter, but not so much I disliked it a lot, but I have also found that any bitterness prevents me from tasting a lot of the other flavors, because I am so sensitive to bitterness alone. This is probably why I don’t appreciate the astringency in tea all that much, as it blocks out other flavor for me. I am sure many people would like this, but overall it was unremarkable to me.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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80

This was pretty good. I really like my green teas to be bitterness free, so I steeped it at a pretty cool temp. Doing this yielded a really sweet cup, which I like, that was a bit mineral-y but also a hair fruity. More a deep fruitiness, like fig, than a fresh fruitiness like peach. Probably one of my favorites from this company so far, actually.

Preparation
165 °F / 73 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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50
drank Spiced Fig by DAVIDsTEA
334 tasting notes

This was more like essence of fig than spiced fig. I tasted no spice, and the tea lacked heartiness. It made me want to go find a real fig to eat instead of get teased by fig water. However, it was drinkable.

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

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89

Hello red hots :)

I love this. But let’s be honest – the rooibos is here for show. There is just sweet spicy cinnamon flavor and basically nothing else. Which is fine with me.

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

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90

This was fantastic – it was super roasty but very sweet for the first five or so steeps. I almost got a baked bread kind of feel by steep 6, and it continued to have good flavor until I quit after 8 steeps. I drank it all day long and I couldn’t last half as long as it. I felt kind of ashamed of myself for failing, even with giving myself all day haha. I will make smaller cups and steep more next time.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 0 min, 15 sec

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70

This tasted good, but frankly, I couldn’t have picked out vanilla or pomegranate if I tried. It has primarily plain white tea flavor, with a bit of a twist that I personally couldn’t describe. I have been trying to taste without searching up the tea in efforts to improve my recognition of flavors, as well as not being biased (good or bad) by reviews here or on the tea’s page. I do not have enough to taste it again to see if knowing the flavors helps significantly or not.

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

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70

I really enjoy white peony in general – it is really interesting floral flavor that is somehow also very fresh without having citrus, and I like it hot and iced. This brand has a good one, or at least it tastes as good as any other I have had. I recommend giving it a taste if you want something fresh.

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

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