275 Tasting Notes

89
drank With Open Eyes by Butiki Teas
275 tasting notes

I normally hate ginger…but this tea was delicious. I was shocked at how flavorful it is, as my sample was on the small side for what I usually use. I normally add a hair more than a tsp per cup. There was absolutely no need for it this time. Big strawberry flavor with a little something extra with the ginger. I imagine it is delicious hot and iced, which is my favorite.

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

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86

This is really, really good. The vanilla is very naturally sweet and tastes a lot more “real” than most vanilla black teas I have had. It masquerades as dessert if you add a little milk to make it even creamier.

Preparation
205 °F / 96 °C 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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76
drank Magic Dragon by DAVIDsTEA
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This is very juicy when prepared hot, and tastes like most of the fruit teas with hibiscus bases, but very different at the same time. I have never had dragonfruit before, so I assume that is what I am tasting. I like it, I think, it is something different. But it doesn’t beat raspberry for me, or other berries (as I would liken this blend to a berry blend), so I wouldn’t purchase.

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

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65

This one definitely has the sourness of the rhubarb. In fact, I am not sure I taste much strawberry. I think this flavor pairing might be best saved for pies and crumbles…but if you love rhubarb, this one is for you.

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

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80
drank Kiwi by Lupicia
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This one is awesome and weird at the same time. I have never had a kiwi tea, but this one actually manages to do it well. I really do taste kiwi. And I love kiwi. :-)

I enjoyed it both hot and iced.

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

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65

I enjoyed this – Earl Grey with some almond milk is becoming a morning staple for me, but I didn’t think this one had all the notes it’s ingredients would suggest. I think in the grand scheme, it is good for if you don’t want your earl grey to be a punch in the face of bergamot. Given that I put a fair bit of milk in mine, and I want to taste the bergamot, I prefer more.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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65

This was really good as bagged chamomile goes. I strongly prefer my chamomile loose, but this was great in a pinch. I love how chamomile sort of naturally has a honey-esque flavor.

Preparation
Boiling 4 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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drank Cookie by Lupicia
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Creepily, this really did taste like a cookie. I wish I had milk with me when I used my sample, I bet the creamy addition would have made it even more cookie-like, with no added sugar even.

Preparation
200 °F / 93 °C 3 min, 15 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

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74
drank Red Velvet Cake by DAVIDsTEA
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This is really sweet on its own, I am glad I didn’t add any more sweetener, though my next cup will probably involve a dash of milk. It actually does taste like cake. It is very yummy, though not my most favorite ever. I normally prefer to trick myself into drinking teas like this after dinner for “dessert”, but the caffeine of this prevents me from doing that.

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

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75
drank Mango by Adagio Teas
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As usual, cold steeped is the way to go with this one. Super not a fan of the Adagio black base hot unless I am drinking it hot. To me, it gets weird as it cools down. This is tasty – definitely tastes like mango, but I adore mango and this lacks a bit of the tropical awesomeness.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 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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