247 Tasting Notes

60
drank Winter Fire by Butiki Teas
247 tasting notes

Holy crap, that is super duper spicy – I am a fan of spicy food. That said, I am not sure I like my tea QUITE this spicy, although kudos for such a uniquely intense tea being available. I actually think I would be more likely to use this in cooking, to perhaps give some kick to anything that would normally require water. Other than that, I find it too spicy to really taste anything else. I think if it were a hair less spicy, other flavors could come through and I could really appreciate this.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

75

This was a very interesting, tasty cup. It was malty and sweet, and once I read other reviews that described a raisin-y flavor, that made total sense. I steeped it a few times and it was great each time.

Preparation
190 °F / 87 °C 1 min, 30 sec 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70

This was pretty good – it was definitely lemony with a hint of ginger. I don’t like ginger much except as an accent, so I was glad for that. I liked it hot and iced, but I thought it was better iced.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

85

This one smelled SWEET dry and for the first steep, was just as sweet. It was very fruity but smooth. I steeped it once more, and it was a lot more floral, which was interesting. The strength was about the same each steep, and I imagine if I had enough hours in the day I could get a few more out of this no problem. I definitely recommend it.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

95

This was a really awesome tea drinking experience. I got this sample and saw the date picked and realized it is almost certainly the freshest tea I have ever had. There is just something SO cool about that. But, other than novelty, this was delicious. I am not particularly good at describing detailed flavor nuances, but to me it was a bit sweet and very fruity, but still having the hearty black tea taste. I steeped it twice, and it was a bit less sweet on second steep, but still very flavorful. I often have issues with black teas and bitterness so I kept this one at 200 degrees.

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

That’s funny, I’m drinking this exact one right now!

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

Another iced tea win!! I hot brewed this one, and I normally cold brew my fruity black teas for iced tea, but I am realizing that is only something I really have to do when the black base kind of blows. I love Adagio, it is very accessible and affordable and they have a great rewards program, but the black base for iced tea leaves a bit to be desired.

Not so here. The black tea flavor is delicious and present, but the watermelon flavor balances out well. It isn’t too strong which is good because it doesn’t taste too artificial. So far, two for two with this brand’s iced options.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

This is pretty tasty – it smells and tastes very smooth and sweet, as the name would suggest. It gets a bit more floral for me in the third steep and beyond, and I got tired of resteeping after 5, so I can’t say how long this one would last. I have tried a few milk oolongs now and I enjoy them.

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

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

80

This is super duper tasty. I was completely terrified when I saw the dry leaves looked wet…yet I sniffed them and they smelled like chai and seemed a bit more oily to the touch than water damp, so I brewed it up anyway. I would totally risk my health for a cup of chai.

I am glad I did, as the sample came from LiberTEAs, and noted the same textural oddity. And I also really enjoyed this. I made it with almond milk and a bit of honey and it was on the milder side, but not in a bad way. Just not a punch-in-the-face of cinnamon and spice that I do often enjoy, but like a break from sometimes.

Preparation
Boiling 3 min, 0 sec 2 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

90
drank SBT: Cherry Limeade by 52teas
247 tasting notes

I really love this – I was expecting it to be sort of meh, for some reason. Wrong – it really did taste like limeade…less cherry than I would like in theory. I cold steeped it and after taking a few sips, squeezed half a lemon into it for a super refreshing, lemon/limeade-esque drink.

Preparation
Iced 8 min or more 1 tsp 8 OZ / 236 ML

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

70
drank Dreamsicle Puerh by 52teas
247 tasting notes

Login or sign up to leave a comment.

Profile

Bio

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.

In my non-tea times, I am usually watching netflix while writing lesson plans, cuddling my two kitties, or trying to find new things to do in a town that is sometimes a bit limited!

Location

Bethlehem, PA

Following These People